How to work with ruby RB1?
Recommendations from our chefs
RUBY RB1, an amazing gift of mother nature
With ruby RB1 – the fourth chocolate – you can ignite a fresh wave of creativity: with its intense fruitiness and fresh sour notes, and its remarkable ruby colour, you can literally create a whole new world of chocolate creations.
The unique taste and colour of ruby RB1 are naturally present in the ruby cocoa bean. They are delicate and it requires a few rules of thumb when working with ruby to preserve them.
When they experimented with ruby RB1, chefs experienced that in some cases, its particular taste and colour may fade. With the guidance below, you will avoid this.
How to store ruby RB1 Callets™?
Exposure to light, air, humidity and high temperatures may cause
ruby RB1 to change colour.
Store ruby RB1 in a clean, dry (relative humidity of max. 70%)
and odourless environment.
To maintain colour and overall quality, airtight packaging and protection from light is recommended: e.g. always reseal the original packaging after use.
Storage temperature: 12°C-20°C
How to organise your working environment
Too hot and/or humid working conditions may cause ruby RB1 to change colour and taste.
- Too hot or humid working conditions may cause ruby RB1 to change colour and taste.
- Process ruby RB1in a clean, dry (relative humidity of max. 70%) and odourless environment.
- Using ruby RB1 in the wheel and tempering machine for a few days does not affect its taste or colour. Enusure continuous movement (stirring) to avoid separation.
- When keeping ruby RB1 in liquid condition: it is mandatory to maintain processing temperature between 40-50°C.
What our chefs recommend when creating with ruby RB1
Pairing ruby RB1 with other ingredients
Ruby RB1 opens up to create exciting new flavour pairings, from sweet to salty and sour. With its fruity taste and fresh sour notes, ruby RB1 can be paired with ingredients ranging from classics – such as strawberry, raspberry, yuzu, almond, etc. and with flavours you wouldn’t expect. Even savoury flavours such as wasabi, caviar or smoked eel.
The ruby RB1 pairing chart below - based on chefs' recommendations – can inspire you in creating your own ruby pairings.