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How can I make my chocolate solid?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laura Marion Jul 14, 2012. 7 Replies

Hi all,I have tried to make milk chocolate about four times now using 2 different recipes. I am very happy with the taste of the chocolate, but the problem is- it will not become solid! I ahve placed…Continue

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Laura Marion replied to Tinashe Chakawa's discussion How can I make my chocolate solid?
"you don't have chocolate but you could make a compound with a cocoa butter replacement but it is not named chocolate it would be a "chocolate compound" you would not need to temper it and in my opinion the taste would not be…"
Jul 14, 2012
Clay Gordon replied to Tinashe Chakawa's discussion How can I make my chocolate solid?
"You can use other fats - they are called CBEs (cocoa butter equivalents) or CBRs (cocoa butter replacements) and cocoa powder to make what's called "compound" "chocolate" (or coating). Legally in most countries (US, Europe,…"
Jul 10, 2012
Tinashe Chakawa replied to Tinashe Chakawa's discussion How can I make my chocolate solid?
"I see. thanks for the help."
Jul 10, 2012
Brad Churchill replied to Tinashe Chakawa's discussion How can I make my chocolate solid?
"No.  Technically cocoa butter is the one ingredient that must exist in ALL chocolate - whether it's milk, dark, or white.  Cocoa butter is the medium that suspends all of the little particles of solids, and has properties that other…"
Jul 10, 2012
Tinashe Chakawa replied to Tinashe Chakawa's discussion How can I make my chocolate solid?
"Thank you for the responses. That indeed does clear things up! I used butter because I could not get cocoa butter.  I live in Zimbabwe, and I have done a little researching over the past few days and have found out that we actually do not make/…"
Jul 10, 2012
Brad Churchill replied to Tinashe Chakawa's discussion How can I make my chocolate solid?
"what you have is a buttercream icing that will work nicely on a cake.  It isn't even close to chocolate. Chocolate is a suspension of tiny particles of cocoa solids, sugar, and vanilla in cocoa butter, not real butter.  The…"
Jul 6, 2012
George Trejo replied to Tinashe Chakawa's discussion How can I make my chocolate solid?
"You're not making chocolate, your making some sort of frosting at best, but it sounds more like chocolate flavored butter. Chocolate contains CACAO butter, not milk butter You're using butter which is soft and has a lower melting point,…"
Jul 5, 2012
Tinashe Chakawa posted a discussion

How can I make my chocolate solid?

Hi all,I have tried to make milk chocolate about four times now using 2 different recipes. I am very happy with the taste of the chocolate, but the problem is- it will not become solid! I ahve placed batches in the fridge for hours ( even overnight) but when it come out, its still in a viscous liquid state.For the ingredients I use: butter, icing sugar, cocoa powder, milk powder, and vanilla essenceI have studied chocolate wrappers and most contacin emulsifiers- could this be the missing…See More
Jul 5, 2012
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Most memorable chocolate experience:
Trying to make homemade chocolate
My favorite chocolate is:
Milk Chocolate

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