Chocolate & Zucchini Forum Index >> Back to Chocolate & Zucchini <<

 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages 
 RSS feedLast posts feed   RegisterRegister   Log inLog in 

flavouring chocolate?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Chocolate & Zucchini Forum Index -> Cooking & Eating
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
swan



Joined: 23 Nov 2004
Posts: 450
Location: a Dutchie in HongKong

PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:51 am    Post subject: flavouring chocolate? Reply with quote

So...I have bought christmassy-chocolate molds, a kilo of Valrhona 61% chocolate, and peppermint and orange natural extract. Some white chocolate and foodcoloring, it's time to play!!!!

Does anyone know how many drops of extract per 100 grams of chocolate one needs (I can do the trial and error ofcourse - but if somebody knows...) it's the dr Oetker ' Natural' brand extracts - and I haven't tried something like this before. I just wanted to melt the chocolate and pour in the molds, for fun, and maybe just 'perfume' them with peppermint - and another batch with orange.
Then decorate with green -white-red chocolate, and some of that wonderful powdered gold and bronze I found at G. Detou.

Something like that Wink
_________________
http://swans-place.blogspot.com
http://jaap-en-mickey.blogspot.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
msue



Joined: 18 Dec 2005
Posts: 368

PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dearest swan,

I've made chocolate truffles with various flavorings before - but used the trial & error approach (well, as it is chocolate, the taste and re-taste method). I don't recall the ratio of extract to chocolate.

However, as I have this experience, I hereby volunteer my services to sample an unlimited quantity of chocolates. I will gladly tell you which ratio works best, although I'll have to sample many, many chocolates to be absolutely certain!

Your Christmas treats sound wonderful!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
KYHeirloomer



Joined: 21 Aug 2007
Posts: 552
Location: Central Kentucky

PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Swan, donchaknow that flavored chocolates can be hazardous? I strongly recommend that you send them all to me for proper disposal. Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
swan



Joined: 23 Nov 2004
Posts: 450
Location: a Dutchie in HongKong

PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hahaha, let me give it a try first. If and when succesful - or hazardous - we'll see...... Very Happy
_________________
http://swans-place.blogspot.com
http://jaap-en-mickey.blogspot.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Griffin



Joined: 09 Jun 2006
Posts: 932
Location: England

PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am positively careless of my life and single so if I die of flavouring poisoning it won't matter too much... I volunteer to try the chocs!!

Ooh, ooh, miss, pick me, pick me!!! (shoots hand up and stretches until Miss notices... at least I think she noticed)!!
_________________
Confusion comes fitted as standard.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Chocolate & Zucchini Forum Index -> Cooking & Eating All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group