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Induction burner for tempering chocolate?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clay Gordon Dec 7, 2011. 1 Reply

Hi!I'm a chocolate hobbyist who is trying to set up a chocolate work bench away from the proper kitchen in our basement.  I was hoping to find one of those single burner induction cooktops to use to…Continue

painting solid chocolate...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Heim Oct 7, 2011. 1 Reply

Hi! I'm thinking about a project, using food grad silicone molds to make 15mm scale chocolate buildings. what I'd like to do is then use edible paints to paint them.  All the tutorials I've seen…Continue

 

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Clay Gordon replied to Ken Culver's discussion Induction burner for tempering chocolate?
"Kevin: An induction burner is not suitable for tempering chocolate. You can use one (in conjunction with a double boiler) as a chocolate melter (though some professional induction burners might go as low as 115-120F), but that's not the same…"
Dec 7, 2011
Ken Culver posted a discussion

Induction burner for tempering chocolate?

Hi!I'm a chocolate hobbyist who is trying to set up a chocolate work bench away from the proper kitchen in our basement.  I was hoping to find one of those single burner induction cooktops to use to temper chocolate, but they all seem to heat too high. (140 degrees)Has anyone had any luck working with those things? If so, what model do you suggest? Would it work better as a heat source for the double boiler method?Thanks for your time!KenSee More
Dec 7, 2011
Mark Heim replied to Ken Culver's discussion painting solid chocolate...
"Yes, you can airbrush the colored cocoa butter on the demoulded pieces.  Using a brush can be done too but you can't apply it too thick, and is really best for fine detailing as you get brush strokes.  Just be sure of your…"
Oct 7, 2011
Ken Culver posted a discussion

painting solid chocolate...

Hi! I'm thinking about a project, using food grad silicone molds to make 15mm scale chocolate buildings. what I'd like to do is then use edible paints to paint them.  All the tutorials I've seen about painting chocolate refer to painting the inside of a mold with molten colored coco butter, but that won't really be feasible for what I want to do. Has anyone ever done anything like this with any success?  Cheers! KenSee More
Oct 6, 2011
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Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
making pine trees out of chocolate
My favorite chocolate is:
the chocolate I'm eating

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