Cinnamon Doughnut is another part of our Seaside Selection, a range of chocolates taking inspiration from childhood holidays by the coast. Freshly made doughnuts rolled in cinnamon sugar are a staple of the British seaside experience so we had to have a go at reproducing them for the Seaside Selection. For these chocolates we make our own doughnuts then blend them up with some cinnamon and nutmeg and mix them with a Belgian milk chocolate ganache. These are rolled into balls and dipped in more Belgian milk chocolate before being topped with a few pieces of cinnamon pearl sugar to give a little bit of crunch. We did try making them into a doughnut shape. It didn’t work. Luckily the doughy chocolate combination works a treat and makes a unique addition to our range.
This was a challenging photo shoot. The doughnuts came from a genuine seaside doughnut stall. So we had to let them cool down before putting them near the chocolates. We wanted a nice sunny day to show Hastings beach at its best. Unfortunately sunny days and chocolate don’t mix well! We got through a few chocolates trying to get our shot. We are still not 100% happy with it, as the chocolates do look a bit “sweaty”, but by this point we were running out of truffles. Still, we got there, and the sea is a stunning colour. If you look closely at the top left you can just about make out the Hastings big wheel.