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First attempt at experimenting with chocolate - question!

Started this discussion. Last reply by James P Apr 30, 2012. 4 Replies

Hi everyone,So, I'm interested in experimenting with chocolate, to see what I can do with it and if it's as interesting as I think it is.I'd rather not spend a lot of money on expensive couverture,…Continue

 

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James P replied to James P's discussion First attempt at experimenting with chocolate - question!
"Hi Patti, I'm in the UK, so there isn't a Trader Joe's nearby to me. There are some bargain shops that sell names like Lindt relatively inexpensively, though. I'll see what they have on offer. I think for the moment, I just want…"
Apr 30, 2012
Patti Humbert replied to James P's discussion First attempt at experimenting with chocolate - question!
"James, if there is a Trader Joe's near you, you can get pretty good quality dark chocolate for about $5/ pound.  I use their pound plus bars for some things and they have worked well.  They are rather thick when melted compared to a…"
Apr 29, 2012
James P replied to James P's discussion First attempt at experimenting with chocolate - question!
"Hi Antonino, Thanks for the reply - I'll stick to non-vegetable fat chocolates for experimenting. Presumably that's the only thing that matters when choosing chocolate?"
Apr 29, 2012
antonino allegra replied to James P's discussion First attempt at experimenting with chocolate - question!
"HI There, you cannot temper vegetable fat based "chocolate", it doesnt work. to temper you don't need 10 kg chocolate, but as small as 100gr.... and even if ou mess up the tempering, you just need to re-melt and start…"
Apr 29, 2012
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First attempt at experimenting with chocolate - question!

Hi everyone,So, I'm interested in experimenting with chocolate, to see what I can do with it and if it's as interesting as I think it is.I'd rather not spend a lot of money on expensive couverture, in case I spoil the chocolate. Can I experiment with tempering using cheaper chocolate, like Cadbury's or Galaxy? I'm wondering if the vegetable fat might be an issue.See More
Apr 29, 2012
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