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Patrick Sikes
  • St Petersburg, FL
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Patrick Sikes Apr 24, 2008. 7 Replies

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Walnut Brittle

Yet again another recipe from William Curley’s Couture Chocolate, and yet again another winner. My husband dislikes nuts to the extent that he tells people that he has a nut allergy in order to avoid having to eat them – however he absolutely adored this Walnut Brittle! I will admit that I had to make […]

White Chocolate Thins with Cocoa Nibs

This is another wonderful recipe from William Curley’s ‘Couture Chocolate’ and the secret is all in the honeyed cocoa nibs! Oven roasting the cocoa nibs with runny honey adds that extra delicious something and goes perfectly with the white chocolate…and is an ingredient that I will most definitely be experimenting with in future. Ingredients: 10g […]

Chocolate Mousse

For our anniversary my husband bought me William Curley’s ‘Couture Chocolate’ recipe book. This is the kind of gorgeous cook book that you sit up  in bed reading last thing at night (just me then…?!) and it is his chocolate mousse recipe (Anglaise Method) that I am using here. It is WONDERFUL! Ingredients: 150ml (2/3 […]

Chocolate Champagne Truffles

Ahh – the ultimate classic – the champagne truffle. I have used this recipe with both milk and dark chocolate depending upon the personal preference of the friend who was receiving these tasty little treats and both have gone down a storm. I have also mixed it up a little by making a dark chocolate […]

Dark Chocolate and Blueberry Jam

This is one of my own recipes created after I purchased a small crate of blueberries and realising that I would never be able to eat them all. I had also held off writing this up until some friends came over for brunch and absolutely adored it, giving me the confidence to share this with […]
 

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Patrick Sikes replied to Brendan's discussion Chocolate Technique: What would you like to learn more about?
"Specifics on temp and humidity (storage and working), non-guillotine cutting techniques when slabbing, changing chocolate consistency through the intro of cocoa butter."
Sep 28, 2009
Patrick Sikes replied to Patrick Sikes's discussion For Sale - 8/23/09 - Polycarbonate Chocolate Molds in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Hey Justin, I have updated the list above as I have sold some. I am selling because I closed my shop in Colorado (P.S. I Love You Fine Chocolates) in 2006 and have not had time or inclination to re-open here in Florida. They are all used but still…"
Sep 1, 2009
Patrick Sikes replied to katiebobus's discussion Wanted: Guitar cutter in the group Classifieds - For Sale or Wanted
"Hi Kate, I have an "Adjustable Rolling Cutter" that can be used for cutting caramels, ganache, and other items. It is like this one: http://www.pastrychef.com/UNIVERSAL-ADJUSTABLE-CUTTER_p_1181.html If you are interested give me a…"
Aug 13, 2009
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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Meeting Jacques Torres (twice) and getting to build a chocolate centerpiece with him the second time.
Patrick with Jacques Torres, From Holland America Line Alaska Cruise
I also run my own chocolate review website www.MyChocolateJournal.com. Come check it out and rate some chocolate!
My favorite chocolate is:
Scharffen Berger, Valrhona, Dagoba

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At 6:30pm on April 22, 2008, Clay Gordon said…
Patrick:

Welcome to The Chocolate Life. I've worked with Jacques on many occasions and he is a great guy - one of the most gracious people I have ever met in a business filled with gracious people. What fun it must have been to work on a showpiece with him.

:: Clay
 
 
 

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