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  1. Thanks for this tip. I was trying to add graham cracker crumbs to a ganache, which of course didn't work. I just tried making a meltaway base and it seems the perfect soulution.
  2. I should also mention here I have a perverse interested in the fine line between sweet and savory chocolate. Along the lines of chocolate hors d'oeuvres. Thai green curry/coconut/white chocolate . Mexican Mole truffles. Including onion and garlic. So far nobody has liked these but me. But I also like regular chocolately things too.
  3. Uh, does it have a huge, 2 story "cabin" with a fireplace big enough to stand inside?
  4. @Kerry Beal I just glimpsed at your food blog. Manitoulin Isand, huh? 40+ years ago I went to a family reunion on some tiny island somewhere near Parry Sound.
  5. I assumed that the cocoa butter used in candy making is different than the cacao butter sold in health food stores. Here's my story. I've been playing around with a white chocolate butter ganache for a friend and decided to try to cut the sweetness by substituting some cocoa butter for a small portion of the white chocolate. I picked up some organic cold pressed cacao butter at the local store thinking it couldn't be too different from the cocoa butter used. The original tiny test batch was 150 g white chocolate, and 60 g. butter, the second batch was 100 g wh. choc. with 35
  6. @Smithy Right now I'm mostly interested in southeast asian, Korean through Malaysian. I live in a small tourist town on the water. I've worked in semi "healthy" restaurants, breakfast, pizza. Nothing very exciting. I've done a little cheese mongering too. I've been doing hand dipped chocs at home for years, always willing to try any new thing. i have to check out the boutique chocolatiers wherever I go. I made my first butter ganache yesterday and now I'm experimenting with whipping it. @Kerry Beal I'm located near Seattle,
  7. Hi, I'm a new member although I have lurked here for years. I've worked in restaurants and cafes for years, cooking and serving. I'm interested in new food experiences and I'm a home chocolate hobbyist.
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