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Dipping Chocolates

How do you get the chocolate thick when dipping chocolates.  Someone told me to add a little bit of water when you are working the chocolat…

Started by Michael Karren

9 Sep 4, 2011
Reply by Richard Foley

Butter Ganache Question

I'm increasing production of a butter ganache, and I'm concerned about the melted chocolate crystallizing on the sides of the mixing bowl. …

Started by Craig Boreth

7 Sep 4, 2011
Reply by Richard Foley

Transfers on White Chocolate?

Anyone having luck getting transfers to work consistently on white chocolate?  I'm finding that the pre-crystallized white chocolate isn't…

Started by Craig Boreth

5 Sep 4, 2011
Reply by Richard Foley

Selmi users in Southern California?

Hi all, posting to ask if there are any of you in the Southern California area that use a Selmi tempering machine who would be willing to l…

Started by Mike

6 Sep 1, 2011
Reply by Mike

Roasting Beans with a coffee roaster

Hi Chocolate friends! we just got a new roaster (for coffee) to be able to roast more beans. I'm starting my testings as it is much differe…

Started by antonino allegra

5 Aug 30, 2011
Reply by antonino allegra

Chocolate & Photography

Does anyone have experience with photographing chocolate ? I photograph my own pieces and they look pretty good, but I would love to get my…

Started by Katreece Montgomery

8 Aug 28, 2011
Reply by Glenn Knowles

Tempering for dipping

Me again, I have actually a few related questions. OK, first, if I am going to offer clients at a stall freshly dipped truffles rolled in w…

Started by Magrietha Hendrika du Plessis

3 Aug 14, 2011
Reply by Magrietha Hendrika du Plessis

melting/tempering white chocolate

Hello. I am a new chocolatier. I really enjoy making truffles and pralines. I am having difficulty with melting white chocolate..I am able…

Started by Dawn-Marie Lambert

8 Aug 12, 2011
Reply by Sebastian

Which Inventory Software & POS System to Use

  Hi, Everyone,   Finally I am ready to open a candy & chocolate shop in San Mateo County, California. This is my first retail business…

Started by Emay Wang

8 Jul 25, 2011
Reply by Emay Wang

Chocolate Rice

Hello!   Strange query here - does anyone know a good way to make white chocolate that looks like rice?  I cannot find a 'rice mold' anywhe…

Started by Stu Jordan

3 Jul 25, 2011
Reply by Clay Gordon

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