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Karen Blueberry
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  • Knoxville, TN
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Washing Strawberries

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Blueberry May 21, 2013. 6 Replies

Can anyone give me advise on the best way to wash & prepare strawberries before dipping them?Many Thanks,KarenContinue

Buttercream Recipe Needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Blueberry Mar 29, 2013. 2 Replies

Hello Everyone,I'm looking for a good buttercream recipe to use as centers in chocolates. Does anyone have any suggestions.I already have a receipe with powdered sugar, corn syrup, butter etc. but…Continue

 

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DENNIS DUFFY and Karen Blueberry are now friends
Jul 10, 2013
Karen Blueberry replied to DENNIS DUFFY's discussion hilliards hand coater excellent condition in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"I may be interested in the 80 lb hand coater. It is still available as a unit?"
Jul 8, 2013
Karen Blueberry replied to Maggie Calpin's discussion Hilliard vs. Chocovision - Newby Here ;)
"I've had a Revolation Delta machine for about 4 years now and can highly recommend it. If you have any questions on it at all contact Joe Crevino, he can be reached throught he Chocovision website. He's a great source of information on the…"
Jun 19, 2013
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Small/Mini Enrober Wanted

I'm interested in purchasing a small/mini enrober. Something that could be used in a home-based domestic kitchen. I'm mainly interested in something used but in good working and overall condition. Shipping would be to the southeast US.Thanks,KarenSee More
Jun 10, 2013
Karen Blueberry replied to Karen Blueberry's discussion Washing Strawberries
"Thanks to everyone for your response. Do you have a problem with the leaves drying out after you wash the berries? I try to buy, wash and dip the strawberries one day for use/deliver the next day but found that the leaves tend to dry up overnight. I…"
May 21, 2013
Clay Gordon replied to Karen Blueberry's discussion Washing Strawberries
"Karen - Jeffray makes a good point about refrigeration. In my experience, it's best to use the freshest berries you can get and then keep them at room temp if you can. I try never to buy further in advance than the day before (or Friday for…"
May 20, 2013
Karen Blueberry replied to Veronique's discussion Where to buy transfer sheets (USA)
"I always buy from American Chocolate Designs at www.americanchocolatedesigns.com I've always been pleased with their product. Karen"
May 17, 2013
Jeffray D. Gardner replied to Karen Blueberry's discussion Washing Strawberries
"   Hi Karen, Besides our bean to bar business we sell many chocolate covered strawberries year round. We use organic strawberries and find that it is best to wash them approximately an hour or two before dipping otherwise the shelf…"
May 14, 2013
Thomas Snyder replied to Karen Blueberry's discussion Washing Strawberries
"Honestly, I haven't thought about it much... I've only done them a couple of times. Today was probably the fourth batch of 5lbs that I've dipped so far..."
May 10, 2013
Karen Blueberry replied to Karen Blueberry's discussion Washing Strawberries
"Thanks.........do you find that washing even in plain water dries out the cap & green leaves? I've had trouble with that happening to me in the past. Thanks, Karen"
May 10, 2013
Thomas Snyder replied to Karen Blueberry's discussion Washing Strawberries
"I usually wash gently in a colander and dry with multiple paper towels. I get a little excessive with it, but I can't afford to waste chocolate. lol. "
May 9, 2013
Karen Blueberry posted a discussion

Washing Strawberries

Can anyone give me advise on the best way to wash & prepare strawberries before dipping them?Many Thanks,KarenSee More
May 9, 2013
Karen Blueberry replied to Karen Blueberry's discussion Buttercream Recipe Needed
"Thanks Valerie.........I'll give it a try this weekend. Karen"
Mar 29, 2013
Valerie Herskowitz replied to Karen Blueberry's discussion Buttercream Recipe Needed
Mar 29, 2013
Karen Blueberry replied to Linda Bowen's discussion Buttercreams
"Would you share your porportions on the dry mix, water & invertase you use?"
Mar 26, 2013
Karen Blueberry posted a discussion

Buttercream Recipe Needed

Hello Everyone,I'm looking for a good buttercream recipe to use as centers in chocolates. Does anyone have any suggestions.I already have a receipe with powdered sugar, corn syrup, butter etc. but would like something a bit smoother. I've never tried a cooked recipe before, would that do the trick and if so, does anyone have one they would share?Thanks,Karen BlueberrySee More
Mar 26, 2013

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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Attending the L.A. Burdick "Chocolate School" taught by Michael Klug - Great Experience - I would recommend it to everyone!
My favorite chocolate is:
Dark

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