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Francois Pralus

So searching around the internet and came across this interesting quote on Francois' website:  François Pralus gives away one of his littl…

Started by Ian Horvath

3 on Monday
Reply by Ian Horvath

Panning

I would like to learn if there is a standard recipe for panning. If any of you chocolatier would give me any instruction how panning works?

Started by Meira Neggaz

9 Oct 13
Reply by cheebs

Blooming and white spot on my Slabs!!

Hi, I melt high quality belgium white chocolate then I mix peanut butter into it,   I put it on a tray then I swirl pure 70% chocolate thro…

Started by OD

9 Oct 8
Reply by Peter

Cleaning Molds

Suddenly my health department wants me to clean and sanitize all my molds between uses. Do you guys do that? Does anyone know of any regu…

Started by Matt Carter

10 Sep 22
Reply by david ghobril

Chocolate Delivery by Courier

Any suggestions on packaging for Courier of Chocolates in country like India so that quality is maintained. 

Started by Amit Arora

0 Sep 15

Looking for inexpensive ways to stir caramel

Hello All.  We're starting to do a fair amount of caramel business and it's very time consuming stirring a batch of caramel for an hour or…

Started by John Duxbury

5 Sep 12
Reply by Dirke Botsford

Hot chocolate transfer tool

Hi everyone, I am making hot/cold chocolate out of a large pot (bain marie) and I am looking for a creative way to transfer the milk/hot ch…

Started by Olivier L

6 Sep 3
Reply by John Duxbury

Bloom "stripes" on dipped chocolates

Hello, I have a frustrating problem. I temper chocolate using the cold bath method (I heat to 45c, cool to 28, then heat to 31). Then I te…

Started by Or M

14 Jul 28
Reply by Daniela Vasquez

Truffles Cracking!

So I've read just about every internet site that I can, and I've tried just about everything, but my truffles just keep cracking. My method…

Started by Trula R

2 Jul 28
Reply by Daniela Vasquez

Washing Spectra melanger parts in dishwasher under 140F OK per Santha….

Hi, I may be re-inventing the wheel, but I wrote to Santha to ask what was the concern with washing the removable parts of the Spectra in a…

Started by Mack Ransom

0 Jul 23

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