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Confections! (2006-2012)


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For tomorrow's GourdFest: Tostitos Kaki Mochi...addictive little critters.

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Just googled to see if there was a recipe online in case someone wanted one...only to find that I had posted the recipe to eGullet some time back.

I have no idea of how I accomplished that curious error. Here is the recipe

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Oh my gosh-those look devine-I must make them! I just know I will love them. How funny about the recipe!!!

What are tostitoes? I don't know if I can get them but if I know what they are then maybe them or something similar? Is it like doritoes?

Right. They are simply corn chips, in this case a bite-sized, light variety.

I have taken them before to the local GourdFest and they sit on the 'admission' table (admission is free) and they are gone so quickly. I print out dozens of little slips with the recipe on it and all the slips were taken a couple of years ago and I had to send the recipe to a few people who insisted. THe confection is 'wickedlly' good.

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here a some pictures of what i did at the last course in chocolatecenters that i took. this particular course we focused on non-allergy centers - nutfree, lactocsefree and healthy in general.

coldmixed dark ganache, digestive bottom and fresh passionfruit jelly top.

for the ganache i used dark chocolate, non lactocsecream and non lactocse butter - and then coldmixed it with a stickblender. this gave the ganache a very special texture aswell as a very short shelllife. the bottom of the shell is layered with sugarfree digestivecrumbs mixed with non lactocsebutter. to cap it i made a passionfruit jelly from fresh passionfruit and deciced to keep the seeds as they contain lots of flavour.

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lemongras & ginger

whitechocolate ganache infused with ginger & lemongrass tea.

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lingonberry & gingerbread

one layer of crushed gingerbread cookies with with butter, one layer of white chocolate lingonberry ganache

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sage

milk chocolate ganache infused with sage tea

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st john´s worth

dark chocolate ganache infused with st john´s worth tea - using lactocsefree cream and butter. i dont like the transfersheet used here, but was curious to see what i would look like. now i know:)

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mueslibar with gojiberries

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I have been working out the cost of making the stuff.

Enstrom's in Grand Junction sells their stuff $20 a lb online. Depending upon what I can buy at what price, it costs me about $15 to make one batch.

Oops. I have no idea of what one batch weighs. OK. I'll weigh it next time: 1 1/4 lbs sugar, 1 pound butter, 12 oz chocolate, 7 1/2 oz of almonds. Total of 3.75 lbs. I guess the finished product should weigh 3lbs? 2.75? I'll weigh it this time around. Had to learn how to make confections at 4000'.

Just weighed the finished batch: 2 lbs, 13 oz.

Interesting: at $20 per pound, that's close to $60 worth.

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kiss of passion - white chocolate/passionfruit ganache in a dark chocolate shell dusted with green & silver lusterdust.

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milkchocolate ganache infused with spicy rooibos tea, in a dark chocolate shell dusted with bronze lusterdust.

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Here are some new (mostly) holiday/fall flavors.

Pomegranate Caramel, Pumpkin, Caramel Apple, Cranberry, Honey Lavender, Gingerbread, Peppermint and Spiced Pear.

I've decided I have too many round molds, I need some variety.

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Nothing exciting being made here...just the usual favorites of friends and so on: chocolate dipped candied ginger, chocolate-dipped candied orange peels, Chocolate covered toffee. Have to get the toffee out of the house before I eat anymore. :biggrin:

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Here are some new (mostly) holiday/fall flavors.

Pomegranate Caramel, Pumpkin, Caramel Apple, Cranberry, Honey Lavender, Gingerbread, Peppermint and Spiced Pear.

I've decided I have too many round molds, I need some variety.

Gorgeous - I like the middle one best! Second is the orange and green and the white one on the left. Hell, I like the look of them all!

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Here are some new (mostly) holiday/fall flavors.

Pomegranate Caramel, Pumpkin, Caramel Apple, Cranberry, Honey Lavender, Gingerbread, Peppermint and Spiced Pear.

I've decided I have too many round molds, I need some variety.

Gorgeous - I like the middle one best! Second is the orange and green and the white one on the left. Hell, I like the look of them all!

Thanks, Kerry. I'm having a hard time coming up with new decorating techniques the more flavors I add.

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Here are some new (mostly) holiday/fall flavors.

Pomegranate Caramel, Pumpkin, Caramel Apple, Cranberry, Honey Lavender, Gingerbread, Peppermint and Spiced Pear.

I've decided I have too many round molds, I need some variety.

They are gorgeous! Would you be willing to share your recipe for pomegranate caramel?

Thanks

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Here are some new (mostly) holiday/fall flavors.

Pomegranate Caramel, Pumpkin, Caramel Apple, Cranberry, Honey Lavender, Gingerbread, Peppermint and Spiced Pear.

I've decided I have too many round molds, I need some variety.

They are gorgeous! Would you be willing to share your recipe for pomegranate caramel?

Thanks

The pomegranate caramel is really good. I did a pomegranate ganache last year, and didn't like it all.

Here is a link to a basic recipe I found. I fiddled with it until I was happy with it and didn't use the same procedure. I also added some Pama liqueur.

http://www.tomric.com/content.aspx?title=recipe24

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My website is finally being built, so I've been making chocolates for photos. I lucked out and found someone that is a photographer and web designer.

Here are a few more new ones:

Red Wine, Lavender/Vanilla, Tiramisu and Ginger.

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For the Christmas collection, there was cranberry, gingerbread, egg nog and chestnut. Then I had a little bit of custom work to do, with Hazelnut, Patron XO Cafe and chipotle.

Chestnut

12 oz chocolate

24 oz chestnut spread (sweetened chestnut puree, basically)

6 oz butter

1 tbsp brandy

These turned out to be my favorite. Rich and decadent. Easy to make because I went with a commercial chestnut spread

I know this is dredging up a post from awfully long ago, but I made these truffles yesterday (omitting the brandy), and now I'm wondering about shelf life: how long can I keep them at room temperature? Any input is appreciated!

Matthew Kayahara

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For the Christmas collection, there was cranberry, gingerbread, egg nog and chestnut. Then I had a little bit of custom work to do, with Hazelnut, Patron XO Cafe and chipotle.

Chestnut

12 oz chocolate

24 oz chestnut spread (sweetened chestnut puree, basically)

6 oz butter

1 tbsp brandy

These turned out to be my favorite. Rich and decadent. Easy to make because I went with a commercial chestnut spread

I know this is dredging up a post from awfully long ago, but I made these truffles yesterday (omitting the brandy), and now I'm wondering about shelf life: how long can I keep them at room temperature? Any input is appreciated!

Looks like they should be ok for at least a month.

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Candy day for partner Barbara and me. Uncooked Tootsie Rolls...sickeningly sweet I thought but the kids at the library will love them. Original purpose was to find a recipe that the kids could make. And a newly posted recipe by Deensiebat: Macaroons with Chocolate Ganache and Almonds (aka Almond Joy Cookies), not quite confections, but more than half way there from cookies.

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Oops. These photos are not the same scale. The Tootsie Rolls are quite small and the Macaroons much larger.

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