1,507 reputation
616
bio website
location
age
visits member for 3 years, 7 months
seen Jul 7 at 15:30

Jan
14
comment Chocolate Shot Glasses
I would really discourage anyone from using coating chocolate. It isn't real chocolate and your guests will be able to tell that they are eating something cheap even if they have no idea what coating chocolate is. Just my opinion, though.
Jan
14
answered Chocolate Shot Glasses
Jan
14
awarded  Critic
Jan
13
comment What are the differences between candy thermometers and meat thermometers?
I'm not sure about fudge, but I prefer to make caramels without my candy thermometer. The cold water test is far more accurate. Drop a small amount of the cooking caramel in a bowl of ice water, let it cool for a few seconds, and pull it out. The consistency of this bit of caramel is roughly what you will get in the final result. What you see is what you get. (As a side note, temperatures in caramel recipes are guide, not a fact. You can't just use someone else's temperatures and expect to get the same texture. That's why the cold water test is easier.)
Jan
13
awarded  Organizer
Jan
13
revised What are the differences between candy thermometers and meat thermometers?
edited tags
Jan
13
answered What are the differences between candy thermometers and meat thermometers?
Jan
11
comment What is the proper way to dispose of a kitchen knife?
+1 for suggesting donating it, even if it doesn't work in this case. Personally, I'd saw off the unbroken part and use it as a razor type knife. Could be useful for chopping up smaller things.
Jan
11
comment Cheapest place to get bulk chocolate?
justkt - Very few of us are lucky enough to be able to buy couverture in bulk locally, so most of north america would probably be interested in the same sources. I suppose it is somewhat localized, though.
Jan
11
comment Cheapest place to get bulk chocolate?
Scharffen Berger is too bitter for my taste. I'd be happy to eat 80% Valrhona all day (if I could afford it), but 60% Scharffen Berger justs tastes bitter to me. I think it's because Scharffen Berger has a very pure chocolate taste without the fruit or nut overtones that many other chocolates have. Of course, if you are looking for the most chocolately taste, Scharffen Berger might be the way to go. Of course that's just my opinion. Save a small amount of every chocolate you try and then put 8 or 10 next to each other and taste them.
Jan
11
revised Cheapest place to get bulk chocolate?
added 561 characters in body
Jan
11
answered Cooking fruit with or without sugar solution
Jan
11
answered Cheapest place to get bulk chocolate?
Jan
8
accepted What is hot raspberry puree?
Jan
7
comment What is hot raspberry puree?
Interesting, but I doubt that there is supposed to be either cornstarch or sugar. I'm pretty sure this recipe is looking for just raspberry.
Jan
7
answered How do I infuse fruit flavor in ganache?
Jan
7
asked What is hot raspberry puree?
Jan
3
accepted Best way to juice a pineapple
Jan
2
awarded  Commentator
Jan
2
comment Can i freeze chocolate cream frosting / ganache?
When you take it out of the freezer, warm it slowly if possible and don't break the seal until it is at room temperature.