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#301 Kerry Beal

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 03:21 PM

One of my two offerings for Vegas.  For those of you who don't already know I'll keep the filling a secret.  Happy with my shine however.

 

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Does it contain shine?   One of mine does!


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#302 minas6907

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 08:05 PM

That is one sexy piece of chocolate

#303 Stu Jordan

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 08:22 PM

Yes, humidity was the main problem.  It thickens up fast.  I tossed in a little bit of cocoa butter and that seemed to help.  And worked as fast as I could!  We fired up our AC for the first time on Thursday, so I was initially afraid that I was going to be trying to make chocolates in 80+ degree heat.  Luckily, we got it fixed Friday.

 

As for durien, it's pretty hard to describe.  The texture is sort of custard-like and very luxurious and creamy.  The flavor is quite sweet and rich, and I think it is delicious but my kids hate it.  And yea, it smells... strange.  I think "fetid" is an overstatement. The chocolate mellows the flavor, and enrobing the sliced ganache pretty much eliminates the smell.  I get durien at a local Asian grocery. They usually have frozen durian available, and occasionally the whole fruit.  I pretty much just use the frozen because the fruit is huge, and I'd end up having to freeze most of it anyway.

Durian is, in my opinion, the most vile fruit to be grown on Planet Earth. Fetid is a pretty good description of the smell - in fact, many asian hotels ban guests from preparing durian in their rooms because of the smell it leaves behind. Some people do actually like it, and texturally it is pleasant, but for me the smell and flavour make me retch. Interestingly, I have some Durian chocolate in my office right now that someone brought back from Asia for me - safe to say the box is still unopened!


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#304 Kerry Beal

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 07:18 AM

Durian is, in my opinion, the most vile fruit to be grown on Planet Earth. Fetid is a pretty good description of the smell - in fact, many asian hotels ban guests from preparing durian in their rooms because of the smell it leaves behind. Some people do actually like it, and texturally it is pleasant, but for me the smell and flavour make me retch. Interestingly, I have some Durian chocolate in my office right now that someone brought back from Asia for me - safe to say the box is still unopened!

Say what you will - the durian chocolates that Tikidoc made were quite lovely!  A lovely tropical fruity flavour.  None of the vile smell seems to escape from the bon bon itself.



#305 keychris

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Posted Yesterday, 04:05 AM

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From top left:

Row 1

Sunset (vanilla butterscotch caramel), Lime, Buccaneer (chocolate & coconut tea infusion), crispy hazelnut praline

Row 2

Vier (4 spice praline [cinnamon, ginger, cloves & nutmeg]), Raspberry, Lemon, Cinnamon

Row 3

Xocatlatl Chai, Lemon verbena, Salted caramel, Passionfruit gelee

 

thanks for looking!


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#306 Nicolai

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Posted Yesterday, 07:34 AM

Anybody for some Armani choccies :cool:

 

 

 

 

 

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#307 rajoress

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Posted Yesterday, 09:27 AM

Well these aren't quite up to the standard of the rest of the gorgeous chocolates shown on this thread but they didn't quite have a "backroom" finish either ;-) Pecan caramel clusters about to be cleaned up and packaged. TFL!

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#308 ChocoMom

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Posted Today, 12:27 PM

Okay...well, these aren't nearly as gorgeous as Kerry's heart---love that shine!   But, I was really encouraged when I dropped them off at the shop and received from very enthusiastic comments.... so here goes:

 

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#309 Kerry Beal

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Posted Today, 01:35 PM

That would be gfron1's shiny heart!



#310 Jim D.

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Posted Today, 01:48 PM

Chocomom,

They are beautiful.  So tell us what's inside.  Is the top one by any chance Andrew Shotts's candy apple flavor?  Looks a lot like it.

 

I also like the shape of the bottom one.  Can you tell us where you purchased the mold?







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