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Here we are again, you're reading about me going on about how amazing chocolate is, and how much we love its taste along with many of its other factors. But this is no ordinary chocolate, it's Audrey's hand crafted chocolates. It is great not just in taste, but in how much time, effort and talent it takes into producing just one chocolate cream. The exquisite making process of Audrey's confectionery has been a part of the English tradition for many years. Hence the sweet, and aromatic taste you experience when you try a rose cream, it will enhance your senses. There is so much dedication that is poured into their makings, and when you taste it you will be a part of something far bigger than what you thought chocolate would be.
So, what is everyone doing for the pastry & baking side of Easter?
I'm working on the following chocolates: fruit & nut eggs, hollow bunnies, Jelly Belly filled bunnies, coconut bunnies, dragons (filled with rice krispies & chocolate), peanut butter hedgehogs, and malted milk hens. Hoping to finish my dark chocolate production today and get started on all my milk chocolate items.
My father-in-law will be baking the traditional family Easter bread a day or two before Easter. Its an enriched bread and he makes two versions -- one with raisins and one without (I prefer the one with raisins).
And I was lucky enough to spot this couple in the sale moulds stock at last year's eGullet chocolate & confections workshop in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. These love bunnies help so very much with Easter chocolate production! ;-)
I’m trying to find a recipe to make caramel suitable for varegating or swirling into Ice cream when the ice cream is loaded out of the ice cream maker to the ice cream storage container. When swirled at this stage it crams a nice caramel swirl when dipping.
I have made several attempts, first attempt tasted great but got stringy and difficult to cut with a spoon. If you wanted to you could pull it out like a Spiders web. A typical caramel sauce will just disappear into the ice cream and seems to break down into the ice cream. Another attempt it got very sandy when cold and had to be hot to be dispensed into the ice cream, causing the base to melt away.
Most useable commercial products seem to be heavy with corn syrup. I have tried that without success. Somehow I think that might be the key since the ingredient list for commercial caramel Variegate has it as the first ingredient and sweetened condensed milk the second item.
Appreciate any recipes or formulas for a Variegating caramel creme ripple you might be able to offer or your suggestions.
Thanks in advance!
A mistake was made with my Albert Uster order this week and I received it twice. Since it's shipped from CA, doesn't go bad, and I'll use it eventually, I'm not going to mess with trying to return the second delivery. But now I have a huge amount of inventory so I thought I'd see if anyone here was looking for Felchlin by the bag.
Each bag is 2kg (4# 7oz) in the following varieties and prices:
Maracaibo Creole 49%, $48
Sao Palme 60%, $30
Arriba 72%, $46
As for shipping, I can fit 2 bags in a medium flat rate box for $14 or 3 bags in a large box for $19 to go anywhere in the USA.
If you'd like some, PM me with your selection, email, and shipping address. I'll invoice you via Square and you can pay securely online with a credit card.
Thanks for reading!
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