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    Andrey Dubovic online classes

    @RobertM it appears that Kerry is human. Just find a way to accept that and then you may, if you like, challenge yourself to be as good a human as Kerry. 😃
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    Oreo Cookies

    I don't know about the fireworks oreos but the cherry cola oreos have pop rocks.
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    Andrey Dubovic online classes

    Yup, they have had it for a while. Quite an improvement on their old website!
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    Andrey Dubovic online classes

    Here is a link to Chocolate World's moulds you can filter the list by World Chocolate Masters and Chef's signatures moulds to see a number of the moulds used in this course. This includes the design that @Jim D. asked about. https://www.chocolateworld.be/winkel/vormen/kadervormen#0
  5. Might the flavor mellow or meld witha bit of aging? I remember when we toured Soma the mentioned that they age their chocolate liquor... I just don’t remember why they did that. Anyone remember or have more information?
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    Andrey Dubovic online classes

    Rob they look very nice. What did you fill them with? Also, what are the mold sizes... around 14 grams?
  7. Thank you for the suggestion but I don't remember seeing the salted nut roll when I was growing up. Will keep my eyes open for it now and give it a try. Also, waiting for the results of @Tri2Cook's experiments. :-)
  8. I am pretty sure the payday has changed or we are having a shared hallucination of how they used to be. I had one a few months ago and it was off from what I remembered -- it was missing that sweet, salty, chewy, crunchy thing it used to have. :-(
  9. Center of a Payday is white and similar to the traditional pecan log. I'd definitely start your experiments with Ruth's recipe.
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    Andrey Dubovic online classes

    Jim D can you share what is making the course so challenging? Do you expect each week to be more challenging than the pevious week? Do you need to master the material to work on the next item or are different skills needed for each assignment? If you are willing to post some of your results, that would be appreciated. I am sure everyone’s chocolates look beautiful, even if they don’t all match Andrey Dubovic’s work.
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    Andrey Dubovic online classes

    @Kerry Beal, do you get to see photos of the other student’s work or is the teacher the only one to see everyone’s results?
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    Andrey Dubovic online classes

    So the white power flowers went rancid but not the other power flower colors? Guess I’ll check mine and get them in the freezer if they are still ok. I haven’t had issues with my colored cocoa butters (and some of them are a few years old). I keep everything in the cool, dark basement. Thanks for the heads up Kerry!
  13. Thank you so much Anna N for bringing this thread back to life (pun intended); I had missed it when it was started. It is bittersweet to read all of your stories and you have prompted me to travel down my own food related memories based in the kitchens of my Omas and my mother. Thank goodness my parents are still with me but they are starting to have some health related close calls. Lots to think about and much to hope for as we all head towards our inevitable end of life. I read an excellent book that is somewhat relevant to this topic, "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End" by Atul Gawande.
  14. You could make some very interesting moulded bon bons with that technique! No tape needed and some detailed designs.
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    Cooking on a Big Green Egg

    Any kamado cooks planned for the weekend? Since it is a holiday weekend in the States, I am hoping to do a few cooks. Possible options are hot dogs & hamburgers, steak & chicken fajitas, and steaks. Sides will most likely be done in the kitchen. A few weekends ago I did a low and slow cook for some ribs. I was happy with how they turned out but would have cooked then an hour or so longer if I hadn't needed to clean up and go to sleep. Sometime soon, I hope to do some dutch oven cooking in the kamado. I'll probably start with a chili and work my way up to fish stew and the like.