Ferrero Foodservice has announced a new partnership with chef Francesco Mazzei to unveil a new recipe series to optimise desserts using Ferrero products for special occasions.
Mazzei, chef-patron of London restaurants, Sartoria, Fiume and Radici, has created the recipes to inspire chefs in using Ferrero Rocher, Raffaello and Rondnoir to add a finishing flourish to their desserts in time for Easter and Mother’s Day.
Speaking about partnering with Ferrero Foodservice, Francesco Mazzei said: “I feel very privileged to have had this opportunity. I have been a Ferrero fan since I was a child and it is fantastic to be able to celebrate the pralines range with this series of desserts.
“The recipe collection I’ve created will help to show chefs how they can take simple Italian cooking and make it sophisticated by using the pralines to add a touch of luxury. Keeping the pralines untouched, I’ve worked around them to create dishes that truly reflect their unique flavours.”
Zareen Deboo, foodservice channel operators manager, Ferrero UK and Ireland, added: “We are delighted to partner with Francesco Mazzei for this collection of recipes that beautifully showcases Ferrero’s pralines and our Italian heritage. Each recipe has been designed to highlight the individual qualities of Ferrero Rocher, Raffaello and Rondnoir with carefully considered flavours that will make celebrating any occasion extra special.”
The collection includes the Tartufo di Pizzo with Ferrero Rocher, which resembles a present when served at the table wrapped up in gold foil, containing bergamot cream with Raffaello, pistachio-glazed Ciambella with Ferrero Rocher and a white chocolate sphere with coconut and Raffaello.
Francesco added: “The Tartufo di Pizzo goes back to my childhood and is a signature dish of Calabria. Traditionally a classic Italian street food containing hazelnut and pistachio ice-cream, finding the Ferrero Rocher in the middle takes this dish to the next level and transforms the dessert into something worthy of a special occasion.”
Visit www.ferrerofoodservice.com to see recipe inspiration and top tips for using pralines.