How to match chocolate and fruits?
Chocolate and fruit is a perfect match, but is it true in any case?
Of course in pastry there is no limit to creativity, but there is a rule of thumb which might help in deciding what chocolate to use with which fruit. The following are standard combinations:
– Yellow fruits (e.g. pineapples) + milk chocolate (avoid dark chocolate)
– Red fruits (e.g. raspberries) + best with dark chocolate (also with white chocolate, that is sweet and marries well with acidity)
– Sweet fruits (e.g. bananas) + dark chocolate (to compensate sweetness with bitterness)
These are just suggestions to have good matches, not strict rules, so feel free to experiment! 🙂