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  1. I kinda like the middle right ones the most. Looks like fish scales.
  2. I got Bleu delivered a week ago. Pretty nice book, really good for inspiration. Thanks for the other suggestions Teo, the nerd in me really want to read technical books you wrote about.
  3. I would say it's about 150 pages pf chocolate - bonbons, truffels etc as pastrygirl noted down. Here's a picture of the index. Not sure how useful it would be if you already have Greweling, but I like it a lot. The chapter about mousses is amazing. Reading about technics etc, for bonbons - I think that Coppel have Morató as one of her main inspirations. LOL. This thread is 10 years old.
  4. Rajala

    Favorite white chocolate

    Okay I just got a new type of chocolate delivered - see below. This was really good, a little bit in the same veins as Opalys but also different. I think I like it more than Opalys, but it might just be that it's new.
  5. Yes yes! Replaced some butter with pistachio paste and some flour also got replaced with pistachio powder. Really tasty, but it should probably have been 1-2 minutes shorter in the oven.
  6. Rajala

    Tempering Chocolate

    Perfect, this was on top when I got here. Had a question, only to realize that Kerry already answered it earlier, when I asked for another chocolate. I'm working with Cacao Barry's "Ghana", and it's like sour milk when melted. Will go down all the way to 25 to see how that will work for me. Good question Jim, can't help you though.
  7. I made a tart with whipped vanilla ganache, some marzipan and financier dough. It's my interpretation of the "semla".
  8. Rajala

    Tempering with mycryo

    I've tried it, but I think the chocolate sets way too fast with it. Maybe I did it wrong, but that's my experience.
  9. Rajala

    Fun DIY Chocolate Bar project

    Resin machines are a good choice, it isn't that expensive anymore. I could get one for ~475 USD excluding taxes, so it should be available at around that price in the states as well. Build volume is not that good though, that's the bad part with resin machines. I'm getting one when I can get a build volume of 20x20x20 or so, at the price above. My standard PLA printer works well, but new gadgets are fun.
  10. Rajala

    Fun DIY Chocolate Bar project

    Yeah, I can imagine. You'd really need to print at a much higher quality to use it for this. Whenever I print, I print at 0.1mm per layer - and even that will show in my silicone moulds, however, using it for mousse which you glaze / spray - it doesn't really matter.
  11. Thanks for the tip!
  12. Rajala

    Fun DIY Chocolate Bar project

    What about the sous vide thing, I always thought you needed movement to get the right crystals? Feels like it takes way too much time to play around with it though.
  13. I made a tart with caramelized apples, zéphyr caramel ganache, salty caramel and hazelnut praliné. Three different ones, at first I kinda liked the one with the red/pink background the most, but I kind of lean towards the one with the apple crisps on top right now.
  14. I made this today, recipe from Leroux's "Praliné". Super soft, had to put it in the fridge in order to cut it. I guess I shouldn't have used extremely smooth praliné, but something with a bit more texture to it. Also got stuck in the guitar sheet. But yeah, it tastes amazing though. Next piece of expensive equipment needs to be a guitar cutter (if I continue making things like this.)
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