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gypsyroadChocolate don't make the world go round...

but it sure makes the trip worthwhile!
Since I’m in England, and nowhere near a possible source for cocoa beans, or anywhere near to a place to make anything chocolatey, I’ve been looking up recipes for pralines and truffles, and found some quite good ones. I’m planning to try them out during winter. I guess I won’t actually be able to make chocolate from scratch, at least not for a few years, so I’ll just stick to doing the best I can. I’ll take a few pictures to upload on 43Things :]
Here’s one of the recipes I’m planning to try, albeit with some slight rearrangements, cause I never follow recipes exactly:

Easy Truffles:

250g cream cheese, softened
500g (3 cups) icing sugar, sifted
375g semisweet chocolate chips, melted
1½ teaspoons vanilla

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually beat in icing sugar until well blended. Stir in melted chocolate and vanilla until no streaks remain. Refrigerate for about 1 hour. Shape into 2.5cm balls.Roll in nuts or sprinkles.

I think the recipe comes from, the place has loads of stuff to offer, and if you have any good recipes you can upload them yourself :]
Hope you guys try this one out, it looks really easy, and hey, who doesn’t enjoy chocolate truffles?
PS you can tell your friends they took a really long time and lots of effort to make ;D 4 years ago


Had a chocolatier course a few weeks back – it was great fun, although I was the only one who couldn’t have the wine, which brought the experience down a bit, cause everyone was going on about the amazing wine. But the chocolate was awesome, what we made was awesome, the people were quite nice, it was overall pretty great :D 4 years ago

HallieBabyUntitled 4 years ago

gypsyroadDammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmn it.

Never gonna get this done. I’m not giving up though, on Wednesday morning I’ll get up early and go to the harbour to check stuff out.
Hope I don’t oversleep :b 4 years ago

gypsyroadForget love, I'd rather fall in chocolate... :)

Question: how do you get 2 pounds of chocolate home from the supermarket in a hot car? (where they are sure to melt)
Answer: eat it in the parking lot :) 4 years ago

gypsyroadChocolate: here today, gone today!

Lately I’ve been making little pralines by melting down chocolate and putting it in moulds (along with marzipan, coffe beans, jam or whatever else I could find). I’m starting to see that as a bit of a cheat – all I’m doing is, as explained, melting chocolate. A monkey can melt chocolate. So I’ve decided to try it the real way – roasting beans, seperating them, going through the whole process. My only worry is that I won’t be able to find cacao beans anywhere, and if I can’t, I’ll settle for the nibs (I live in a major harbour-city, so they shouldn’t be too hard to find).
Wish me luck :D 4 years ago

~to the water~I don't know

about making it, per se, but I need some right about now. What should I have??? 5 years ago

~to the water~so...

what would be the best to make?

milk, dark, caramel chocolate…?

My favorite is caramel chocolate – always has been. 5 years ago

~to the water~If I ever do this

I’d want it to be as good as Anthon Berg chocolate. This stuff is truly awesome. 5 years ago

~to the water~What business

would be recession proof? Chocolate…

I know someone in my area who made this her second career and she does well because chocolate is always popular – with every generation, color, and religion as well as any time of year. 5 years ago

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