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Chocolate Curls

Hi Gourmet Candy Makers, Enjoy this FABULOUS VIDEO from Callabaut showing elegant chocolate decorating techniques. The techniques require knowing how to temper chocolate (NO PROBLEM) In case you haven’t learned our simple tempering process, CLICK HERE for HOW TO TEMPER CHOCOLATE. You’ll notice his work surface is a HUGE marble slab. Although wonderful to have […]

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When the holidays have passed, all the presents have been opened and we return to normal life in the new year… what will our children remember most about the holidays? And, what will they carry with them for their entire lives? I promise you it’s not the Lego set, or the latest video game or The […]

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01 Dec December 01, 2015

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

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This Triple Chocolate Cheesecake is as close to a chocolate confection as you can get and still be called a “cake”  I found the recipe online (of course) and was dazzled by the elegant look and amazing ingredients: Cream Cheese, Eggs, Sugar, Chocolate, Chocolate and MORE chocolate! What’s not to love, right? My family has […]

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GCM is always looking for amazing, creative and delicious ways to use chocolate! Julia Usher is an incredible baker I have been following on YouTube for several years. This video deserves sharing because it is all about creating elegant chocolate decorating. Dazzling yet easy to follow. I love her presentation style, calm, great images and […]

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One of our highly recommended suppliers of PREMIUM/REAL chocolate (couverture) is King Arthur Flour. Sound strange? a flour company selling chocolate? They supply the baking industry with amazing ingredients, including chocolate, pure Vanilla, flavorings and more. Gourmet, quality bakers want the best ingredients, King Arthur Flour is a place to find a big assortment of […]

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01 Nov November 01, 2014

Candy Cane Bark

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During the Holidays when you don’t have much time but still want to give a gift a special gift from your kitchen, chocolate bark is the perfect solution and will be a remembered hit with everyone on your gift list. Peppermint or Candy Cane bark is at the top of the wish list of your […]

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28 Jan January 28, 2012

Raspberry Chocolate Truffles

Lynn Hawks 28 Candy Recipes, Chocolate 101
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The CLASSIC TRUFFLE is a favorite confection of anyone who loves chocolate.  Adding fresh fruits, chopped nutmeats and/or exotic flavorings extends your truffle variety and allows you to invent your very own flavor combinations. If you have a favorite ganache recipe  or have made Gourmet Candy Maker’s Classic Ganache, here are some variaions that will […]

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16 Jan January 16, 2012

Crunchy Nut Caramel Popcorn

Lynn Hawks 0 Candy Recipes
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Superbowl Sunday is THE DAY for big, loud happy get togethers. Everyone thinks about serving hearty lunches and snacks like hot chili, chips & dips, hamburgers and beer but what about that sweet tooth? Home made Crunchy Nut Caramel Popcorn is a sweet treat that combines the favorite taste of popcorn and roasted nuts and satisfies the […]

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CRANBERRY BARK is an all-time favorite during the holidays. Combining the seasonal ingredient of Cranberries into a chocolate lovers staple CHOCOLATE BARK makes for a delicious addition to your holiday assortments and a wonderful treat on any dessert table. Add roasted almonds to the mix and you have a treat that is at the top […]

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16 Dec December 16, 2011

Black Forest Truffles

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Black Forest Truffles Originating from the CHOCOLATE COOKBOOK: “Chocolate and Confections From Home” this recipe is absolutely delicious. A departure from the purest Ganache recipe of heavy cream and premium chocolate. We highly recommend using PREMIUM chocolate vs Compound coating…  The flavor is unparalleled and certainly worth the cost and prep time.  Another Gourment Candy Maker suggestion: Use PREMIUM, Tempererd chocolate for coating/dipping […]

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