Forum Activity for @maudlofq

maudlofq
@maudlofq
06/14/17 08:24:55AM
20 posts

Hi from Brazil


Posted in: Allow Me to Introduce Myself

Welcome to the forums!

maudlofq
@maudlofq
06/14/17 08:22:42AM
20 posts

Grenada - Home of Tree to Bar Chocolate Festival 2017 aka Grenada Chocolate Fest


Posted in: Travels & Adventures

Can't seem to access the links you posted.. Getting 404 ERROR - PAGE NOT FOUND

maudlofq
@maudlofq
06/14/17 08:16:15AM
20 posts

Chocolate Cherry Brownies Recipe


Posted in: Recipes

Hope you enjoy!


Ingredients

- 6 oz bittersweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ⅔ cup all purpose flour
- 4 oz white chocolate chips
- ½ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 10 oz cherries, drained, halved, and patted dry


Instructions

- Preheat oven to 325F.
- Spray an 8x8 or 9x9 pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper. Let paper extend over two sides for easy removal of brownies.
- Melt bittersweet chocolate and butter together in a microwave safe container. Heat on high for 30 second, stir. Repeat. Let sit for a few minutes and stir again. Chocolate should be smooth and completely melted. If not, heat on 50% power for in 15 second intervals until melted.
- Beat eggs and sugar together in a medium bowl with a fork.
- Mix in salt and vanilla extract. Stir in melted chocolate mixture.
- Stir in flour just until combined.
- Stir in white chocolate chips, mini chocolate chips, and cherries.
- Pour into prepared pan and smooth top.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until center has set.
maudlofq
@maudlofq
06/02/17 03:03:22PM
20 posts

Salted Caramel


Posted in: Recipes

Daniel Herskovic:

I am looking at Ramon Morato's recipe for caramel in his excellent book on Chocolate. It is on page 316. I would actually like to adjust it so it will not be likely to crystallize. In the originial recipe it lists 700 grams of sugar and 150 grams of glucose. I would make the glucose and sugar content equal. So the recipe would be as follows:

750 grams heavy cream

700 grams sugar

700 grams glucose

200 grams fresh butter

2 g sodium bicarbonate

salt/or vanilla to taste

Some people have problems with caramels crystallizing. Some people do not. This recipe is intended for those who have issues with it.

I'm having problems with caramel too. I'll try this out. Thank you!

maudlofq
@maudlofq
06/02/17 03:01:12PM
20 posts

Food blog, with chocolate


Posted in: Uncategorized

Gonna visit your blog regularly. Thanks for sharing!

maudlofq
@maudlofq
06/02/17 02:59:48PM
20 posts

Chocolate Truffle Recipe


Posted in: Recipes

Sounds delish! I'll have my wife try this out. Thank you!

maudlofq
@maudlofq
05/25/17 01:02:40AM
20 posts

Hi from uk


Posted in: Allow Me to Introduce Myself

hello and welcome

maudlofq
@maudlofq
05/25/17 01:01:21AM
20 posts

Hello (again)


Posted in: Allow Me to Introduce Myself

Welcome .. Looking forward to your contributions

maudlofq
@maudlofq
05/25/17 12:59:20AM
20 posts

Hello World!


Posted in: Allow Me to Introduce Myself

have fun Happy

maudlofq
@maudlofq
05/25/17 12:58:06AM
20 posts

Chocolate newby from Colombia


Posted in: Allow Me to Introduce Myself

Hi an welcome to the forum. Good to hear you here

maudlofq
@maudlofq
05/25/17 12:56:18AM
20 posts

Hello!


Posted in: Allow Me to Introduce Myself

Hi Leona, Welcome to the forum. hehe nice quote I believe too Laugh

maudlofq
@maudlofq
04/26/17 01:28:08PM
20 posts

Santha Melangeurs


Posted in: Geek Gear - Cool Tools

Sirius Chocolate:

Greetings Fellow Chocophiles,

I have recently begun the process of purchasing a Spectra 40 Stone Melanger - http://www.santhausa.com/Spectra%2040%20Melanger%20Speed%20Controller.htm

Is there anybody out there on the Chocolate Life who has experience using this equipment, or who knows anyone who has?

I am receiving an extremely low level of customer service, and the warranty is very limited on the product, as well as there being no facility in the United States (where I am) to service the melangeur in the event of mechanical problems. On top of this, I have been told I will have to wait several months for the Spectra 40 to ship directly from the manufacturer in India.

With an investment of this nature, my business simply cannot afford for this type of equipment to be anything other than top-notch for many years to come, if not decades. Any advice or information regarding the Spectra 40 Melanger specifically, or Santha in general, is greatly appreciated.

.:SiriuS:.

thank you so much

maudlofq
@maudlofq
04/18/17 04:17:42AM
20 posts

Growing Cacao Trees


Posted in: Travels & Adventures

Carlos Eichenberger: Cacao requires a very moist and warm climate to thrive. In Arizona it would be quite the endeavor because of your extremely dry climate. It would certainly mean having the tree(s) in a climate-controlled greenhouse with misting and other humidity enhancers.

yup, i've searched about it tooo .:D

maudlofq
@maudlofq
04/18/17 04:16:24AM
20 posts

Any help for chocolate drinks


Posted in: News & New Product Press

GretaHass:

Around 1500 AD, a Spanish soldier who was part of the conquest of Mexico and who had observed the emperor of the Aztecs, Moctezuma II, stated that he took no other beverage than chocolate, served in a golden goblet and flavoured with spices like vanilla; his chocolate beverage was whipped into a froth that dissolved into the mouth. Sounds yummy doesn’t it? That was the first introduction of cocoa to the Europeans and became a very popular beverage by the mid 17thcentury; the rest is history as we say. Cocoa comes from the Theobroma cacao tree which is native to Central and South America, grows the fruit and inside the fruit; there are about 20 to 50 beans.

Wow, thanks for the info you share with us... :D

maudlofq
@maudlofq
04/17/17 07:36:13AM
20 posts

Christmas Chocolate Brownie Recipe


Posted in: Recipes

Hi himali! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us.. :D

maudlofq
@maudlofq
04/17/17 07:34:44AM
20 posts

Morello cherry ganache


Posted in: Recipes

Following this thread for more recipes... :D Hope you guys, post soon!!! <3

maudlofq
@maudlofq
04/10/17 02:57:01AM
20 posts

Almond Rocks Chocolate


Posted in: Recipes

anyone? with new recipes to share?

maudlofq
@maudlofq
04/03/17 04:22:41AM
20 posts

Almond Rocks Chocolate


Posted in: Recipes

Wow! thank you so much for sharing your recipe, this sounds delicious. <3 Might try this soon

maudlofq
@maudlofq
04/03/17 04:19:35AM
20 posts

too much cream in a caramel


Posted in: Recipes

Its okay,  I love caramel recipes anyways..

maudlofq
@maudlofq
04/03/17 04:17:03AM
20 posts

The Origin of Chocolate


Posted in: History of Chocolate

This article is so good, never heard of these things bout chocolates. Please post more about this!!! :D