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DanM

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  1. Greetings! 22 pages of amazing insight and knowledge into making stunning chocolates and comments on Chef Greweling's books. It took me two days to read through it all, but it was well worth it.

    I recently finished up culinary school (a second career for me) and garnered a great respect for chocolate and confectionery work. My chocolate and confections instructor was a student of Greweling's at the CIA and suggested that I pick up a copy of his book to learn more. Most of my internship was spent at a chocolatier here in CT. Now that I am done and have free time to play, I will put Chef Greweling's book to use.

    Here is a box I made for my final along with a bunch of hand rolled truffles.

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    Does anyone know of a manufacturer of kosher glucose syrup? I haven't had any luck finding any.

    Today's project... Put my new mold and box of chocolate to work and make a runny caramel filling for them. Pictures, of course, once I am done.

    Dan

    PS... Thanks for the link to Chocolat-chocolat. I see a lot of cool molds in there I might have to add to my honey-please list.

  2. 300 g beer - bring to a boil to destroy yeasts.

    choice of spices - Wybauw says Gingko powder (then you won't forget where you left the truffles)

    80 g liquid sorbitol

    500 g milk chocolate

    100 g butter

    Looks good. Is it possible to substitute corn syrup or glucose syrup for the sorbitol? What effect, if any does the specific gravity of the beer have on the amount of sugar used in the final product?

    Thanks!

    Dan

  3. Good evening,

    I have been asked to make a birthday cake for my mother in law and want to make a chocolate, hazelnut, and sherry cake with sherry-raisin cream from Crazy Water Picked Lemon, by Diana Henry. The only catch is that I cannot find any kosher sherry in the DFW area. What are some decent substitutes that I can use?

    Thanks

    Dan

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