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go-to dark chocolate truffle recipe?

Hi everyone, I've actually been out of commission for a while, in the process of slowly closing my business. But I had someone place a larg…

Started by Chocolate Luv

5 Sep 7, 2012
Reply by antonino allegra

Bar packaging supplier

Hi I am looking for a supplier for bar packaging.. I found chocolat-chocolat in montreal but they do not have what I need.. ideally I woul…

Started by Stephane Laviolette

5 Aug 16, 2012
Reply by Josh Neubauer

Panning Process

I would be grateful if someone could help me with the following questions: 1. What is the ideal room temperature during the process? 2. Wha…

Started by Predrag Miladinovic

2 Aug 16, 2012
Reply by Predrag Miladinovic

Dark Chocolate..

I am working with the medium dark chocolate..and wanted to know if it is always is supose to be placed in the refrigerator after pouring..I…

Started by darlene gorman

5 Aug 16, 2012
Reply by Clay Gordon

tea and chocolate

hi i want to make an Earl Grey ganache. I had some bad experience with it : after a few days the interior turned bitter and i don't know wh…

Started by corinne mendelson

5 Aug 7, 2012
Reply by corinne mendelson

Panning Dark Chocolate

I am having some issues with panning dark chocolate and would really appreciate some help please. I am using Sicao 62% (I blend 70% and 53%…

Started by Colin Green

9 Jul 26, 2012
Reply by Colin Green

Tempered Chocolate over Untempered

This is definately going to brand me as a "newbie"... Is there any particular reason why I can't pan tempered chocolate over untempered? I…

Started by Colin Green

0 Jul 26, 2012

shelf life

 Hi everybody how much i appreciate all these discussion on the forum it is just awsome to see that there are simple solution sometines. My…

Started by corinne mendelson

0 Jul 20, 2012

Controlling Relative Humidity when Polishing Panned Chocolate

To get a good lustre on panned products I need to attain a Relative Humidity of aroung 45% and a temperature of around 17 degrees C. Howeve…

Started by Colin Green

2 Jul 4, 2012
Reply by Colin Green

Manually Enrobing

Does anyone have thoughts on "manually enrobing" product please? I am panning freeze dried strawberries and I'd like to do raspberries and…

Started by Colin Green

14 Jun 30, 2012
Reply by Colin Green


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