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I am a wife, mother and grandma who enjoys the many aspects of homemaking. A variety of interests and hobbies combined with travel keep me active. They reflect the importance of family, friends, home and good food.
Cook ingredients that you are used to cooking by other techniques, such as fish, chicken, or hamburgers. In other words be comfortable with the ingredients you are using.
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Sunday, January 02, 2011

How Molded Chocolate Is Made

There are so many great ingredients to work with when creating great foods to enjoy.  Have you ever wondered how some of them are made?  The Food Network has a show called Unwrapped that I love watching just to see how various foods are made.  While many of the foods shown are done on a large scale commercial operation, many of the methods can be modified to do on a small scale in the home kitchen.  I thought it would be fun to run a series of how its made food videos throughout 2011.

Chocolate is a wonderful ingredient to work with.  It's the top selling confection for Valentine's Day and Easter.  Molded chocolate like Easter eggs and bunnies are made in two pieces then melded together.  Melting chocolate, finishing chocolate and molds are available for making chocolate confections at home in stores like the Bulk Barn and Michael's.  Here's how they make molded chocolate Easter bunnies on a larger scale.  Enjoy!

2 food lovers commented:

LindaG said...

Sometimes the History Channel runs shows on how things are made, too. I've seen things like gummy bears and jelly beans.
They're always interesting.
Thanks! :-)

Peggy said...

I love watching the Food Network for this very reason! It blows my mind sometimes how certain things are made!