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Jonathan Edelson replied to benouse's discussion Natural Chocolate sauce original recipe with decent shelf life ????
"I (as well as others) focused on your question about Lecithin...but you also asked about cocoa liquor.  I was wondering if you knew what 'cocoa liquor' was?   Cocoa liquor is simply ground cocoa mass, generally at the stage prior…"
Feb 21, 2011
Ice Blocks! replied to benouse's discussion Natural Chocolate sauce original recipe with decent shelf life ????
"Interesting thought. Since it apparently occurs in every living cell you would imagine cacao pods should contain some for example.   Personally the extraction of lecithin by hexane is enough to put me off."
Feb 21, 2011
Jonathan Edelson replied to benouse's discussion Natural Chocolate sauce original recipe with decent shelf life ????
"I know that most lecithin is manufactured from soy, but that it is found all over the place.  I recall seeing a reference to palm lecithin.   What I am wondering: does anyone make _cocoa_ lecithin.  You could have your lubrication and…"
Feb 21, 2011
Brad Churchill replied to benouse's discussion Natural Chocolate sauce original recipe with decent shelf life ????
"I forgot to mention in my earlier post that lecithin can also thicken chocolate too, if used in large enough quantities.  I've been told that the magic number is about 0.5% by weight, but it's taken me as much as 0.8% to get my…"
Feb 8, 2011
Brad Churchill replied to benouse's discussion Natural Chocolate sauce original recipe with decent shelf life ????
"Actually, in reference to lecithin being an emuslifier in chocolate, you are incorrect, and if Wikipedia says so, it's incorrect too.   Chocolate is essentially tiny pieces of cocoa solids (beans or powder), sugar, and vanilla bean all…"
Feb 7, 2011
Ice Blocks! replied to benouse's discussion Natural Chocolate sauce original recipe with decent shelf life ????
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lecithin   "In confectionery it reduces viscosity, replaces more expensive ingredients, controls sugar crystallization and the flow properties of chocolate, helps in the homogeneous mixing of…"
Feb 7, 2011
benouse posted a discussion

Natural Chocolate sauce original recipe with decent shelf life ????

Hello everybody,I plan to produce some chocolate sauces with  the most natural ingredients like the robins chocolate sauces.(organic and fair trade)I refuse to use any sorbitol, glucose or inverted sugar (I replace it by honey in general in my ganaches...) Anyone would have a good recipe with decent shelf life and which keeps taste and  texture even refrigerated ? to have such a result is it compulsory to use cocoa liquor or lecithin ? Here I put the typical ingredients from Robins original…See More
Feb 3, 2011
Brian Donaghy replied to benouse's discussion where to buy polycarbonate Chocolate molds in Miami ? any adress ?
"Clay. Thanks for the quick response and yes if the item is in stock it will ship the same day as the order is placed. brian"
May 28, 2010
benouse replied to benouse's discussion where to buy polycarbonate Chocolate molds in Miami ? any adress ?
"Hello Clay ! thanks for your answer. I will tranfer your message to my friend and she will do her best to buy in Tomric... See U in a next post or why not in Chile if U plan a trip in south America ? Here we do not have cocoa but fantastic wines ; )…"
May 28, 2010
Clay Gordon replied to benouse's discussion where to buy polycarbonate Chocolate molds in Miami ? any adress ?
"You are not likely to find a source of professional-grade molds in Miami where you can just go and walk into a store and expect to find a wide variety and a large number in stock. Molds can be shipped (assuming they are in stock) and order…"
May 27, 2010
benouse replied to benouse's discussion where to buy polycarbonate Chocolate molds in Miami ? any adress ?
"Hello Brian, how long time for sure does it takes for you to send the molds from N.Y to miami ? best regards Olivier"
May 27, 2010
Brian Donaghy replied to benouse's discussion where to buy polycarbonate Chocolate molds in Miami ? any adress ?
"Tomric would be happy ship to an address in Miami and an order can be placed at the website (www.tomric.com). Let us know. brian"
May 27, 2010
benouse posted a discussion

where to buy polycarbonate Chocolate molds in Miami ? any adress ?

Hi everybody,I write U from Chile.I have a friend who goes next week in Miami to visit family and at the same time  buy some polycarbonate molds for chocolate ; )Here in Chile its really too expensive, so could you recomand me some good adresses in Miami ????Thanks a lot in advanceBest regardsBenouse from Santiago de ChileSee More
May 27, 2010
Tom Bauweraerts and benouse are now friends
Dec 9, 2009
benouse replied to Jim's discussion FAIR TRADE AND ORGANIC CERTIFICATION FROM THE EYES OF A PRODUCER
"Hello Eric, Im a pretty new artisan chocolate maker in Chile. (not from the bean, just transforming coberture) Here in Chile its very but very dificult to find good chocolate at reasonable price. the only company which sell "good"…"
Oct 15, 2009
benouse replied to Marita Lores's discussion necesito informarme . Donde comprar cobertura para templar en Quito - Ecuador
"Buenas tardes Fernando, soy Olivier de Chile no he tenido ninguna noticia tuya ????? bueno quedo a la espera..."
Oct 9, 2009

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