Forum Activity for @lailalauren

04/21/17 01:20:41AM
23 posts

Chocolate Cherry Brownies Recipe

Posted in: Recipes

Recipes please... :D

04/21/17 01:19:28AM
23 posts

Chocolate Truffle Recipe

Posted in: Recipes

Cool! Thanks for sharing us this recipe. :D

04/20/17 03:29:58AM
23 posts

Deep Insights Needed: Hot Chocolate

Posted in: Recipes

Brad Churchill:

Try this recipe:

1 oz pure liquor / unsweetened chocolate (the best you can buy)

3 oz regular granulated sugar

8 oz homogonized milk

2 tsp cornstarch

Mix the cornstarch with the sugar.

shave the liquor

bring the milk to a boil

Remove the milk from the heat and add the sugar and liquor and whisk until thick and creamy.

If you want it sweeter, add more sugar. If you want it darker add more liquor. If you want it thinner use less cornstarch, and if you want it thicker, add just a wee bit more.

Let me know how that works for you.

Then you can experiment with various combinationsof the following:

1/2 tsp cinnamon

3/4 tsp chinese 5 spice powder

1/8 tsp cloves

1/2 tsp allspice and cayenne pepper

3/4 tsp garam masala & 1 tsp vanilla (awesome earthy woodsy flavour)

Hope that helps. Let me know how that works for you.


Oh... and Iprefer milk chocolate over dark chocolate too! But, shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone!

Wow cool, thanks! I need to try this one, it sounds great for the family...

04/20/17 03:28:12AM
23 posts

Cream Center Recipe

Posted in: Recipes

Currently looking for a very affordable price of kinda cream center something recipesss. Any suggestions would be higly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

04/18/17 11:39:10PM
23 posts

Dry Well Bain-Marie

Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

wow, this is awesome. thank you so much

04/18/17 03:15:45AM
23 posts

vegan milk and white chocolate

Posted in: Opinion

Andrea B: I was holding out hope for the Organic Nectars white chocolate. I may be more sensitive to very sweet things now being vegan, but I thought the white chocolate was very sweet. I only tried one bite - maybe I should try it again :). Their milk isn't what I was looking for at all. Their price is too high as well to use in any bulk capacity.The other thing to bear in mind is that these vegan white and milk chocolates won't be "real" chocolate so they may not temper like you expect if they temper at all.If you ever find something worthwhile let me know ans I will do likewise.Andrea

ohhh yes, i love ittttttt. :D now Im following this post for answers! :D

04/18/17 03:14:39AM
23 posts

Yes, Virginia, There is Such a Thing as White Chocolate

Posted in: Opinion

cool, thanks! it's very interesting..

04/17/17 06:26:14AM
23 posts

Salted Caramel

Posted in: Recipes

Daniela Vasquez:

I just did a salted caramel chocolate with a 70% dark chocolate shell and a cream caramel with sea salt. It's great, but I was wondering if anyone has any "research" on caramels. Sugar crystallization, effects on chocolate, etc :)

do you have a recipe to shre with us please?

04/17/17 06:24:42AM
23 posts

Food blog, with chocolate

Posted in: Uncategorized

Duncan Ellinwood:

Hello everyone,

I recently started an instructional food blog, with lots of pictures and recipes. Lots of the content is chocolate related and there will soon be a page added that is chocolate specific as I start learning the art of bean to bar chocolate making. Just wanted to share, and get any feedback folks would like to share.

Here is the link:



I just kept on visiting your blog... :D

04/12/17 12:31:48AM
23 posts

Salted Caramel

Posted in: Recipes

Daniela Vasquez:

I just did a salted caramel chocolate with a 70% dark chocolate shell and a cream caramel with sea salt. It's great, but I was wondering if anyone has any "research" on caramels. Sugar crystallization, effects on chocolate, etc :)

any recipes to share.. <3

04/12/17 12:30:00AM
23 posts

Caramel chocolate bits

Posted in: Recipes

I need a recipe for this

04/11/17 12:05:13AM
23 posts

'Compound' chocolate, or 'Reconstituted' Cocoa

Posted in: Recipes

thanks! very helpfuuuuuuul. <3

04/11/17 12:03:30AM
23 posts

Food blog, with chocolate

Posted in: Uncategorized

Hiii, nice blog!!! Enjoyed visiting the link you share!!! <3

04/10/17 01:56:44AM
23 posts

Weird Flavors and Inclusions in Chocolate

Posted in: Tasting Notes

Casey: The tomato, basil, and mint truffle by B. T. McElrath has been one my top experiences as far as filled chocolates. I also was recently given a sample of a bar from L'Artigiano that was salted milk chocolate with a hint of olive oil, that I would really want to try again and review for The Chocolate Note. I already reviewed McElrath, read it here . I am about to review an interesting sheep's milk dark chocolate from Choco-Lina.Otherwise I've had and enjoyed some of the usual unusuals -- balsamic, curried coconut, habanero, etc.

Yah!!! Tomato and basil... but it still delicious. I love it

04/10/17 01:54:51AM
23 posts

Bean to bar chocolate makers

Posted in: Tasting Notes


Here is a list of bean to bar makers. It is not a list of ethical companies or artisan chocolate makers. It simply means that these companies all make their chocolate all the way from raw cacao beans to the molded bar. This list is the result of an ongoing project conducted at 70%, where members maintain a discussion and make attempts to verify that each company on this list actually makes chocolate from raw beans. The reason for verification is that sometimes companies wish to sound hip and trendy and so they claim to be bean bar. The idea is to have some type of definitive list going of who actually makes chocolate from the bean for RETAIL (not solely commercial, industrial, sale).


Madecasse (Madagascar)
Claudio Corallo (So Tom)
Divine Chocolate

Haigh's Chocolates
Tava (factory is currently not operational)



Barry Callebaut
Pierre Marcolini

TOMS Gruppen

Michel Cluizel

Ludwig Weinrich


Antica Dolceria Bonajuto

Casa Don Puglisi

Cioccolato Peyrano


Chocovic (now owned by Barry Callebaut)

Malm Chokladfabrik

Confiserie Berner

United Kingdom
Red Star
Sir Hans Sloane
Willie's Cacao

North America

Soma Chocolatemaker

United States

Bittersweet Origins

Black Mountain Chocolate
Cacao Atlanta
Cacao Prieto

Fresco Chocolate


Jacques Torres (no longer in production)
Lindt (not a US company)
Mast Brothers

Mindo Chocolate Maker
Nestle (technically not a US company)

Oakland Chocolate Company

Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory
Patric Chocolate

Potomac Chocolate

Rogue Chocolatier
Scharffen Berger

Snake and Butterfly


Latin America/ Caribbean
AMMA (Brazil)
Chocolates Condor (Bolivia)
Chocolates Para Ti (Bolivia)
Cooperativa Naranjillo (Peru)
Cotton Tree Chocolate (Belize)
Danta Chocolate (Guatemala)
El Castillo del Cacao (Nicaragua)
El Ceibo (Bolivia)
El Rey (Venezuela)
Fenix (Argentina)
Grenada Chocolate Company (Grenada)
Hacienda Bukare (Venezuela)
Kallari (Ecuador)
Momotombo Chocolate Factory (Nicaragua)
Pacari (Ecuador)
Rain Republic Chocolate (Guatemala)
Santander (Colombia)

Wow cool, thanks for sharing this to us........ <3

04/07/17 02:01:03AM
23 posts

Getting a delicious Cherry filling for Cherry Chocolate Bar

Posted in: Recipes

wow, i'll give it a try!! sounds good

04/04/17 01:15:12AM
23 posts

Cacao Research

Posted in: History of Chocolate

Ilana: I have some information onthis on my site- under history, with sources used at the end. More about the morano/crypto jews but may be of interest to you. There is an author called Mordehai Arbell who specializes in this era.

may I know your blog site please?

04/04/17 01:11:08AM
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Posted in: Recipes


Serves: 1 cup


  1. Combine the coconut milk, coconut sugar and salt in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Bring to a boil, then lower the temperature, keeping the sauce at a light simmer.
  3. Simmer for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. As the sauce reaches the last 5-8 minutes of cooking time, stir more frequently incorporating the more caramel burned bits from the bottom into the sauce. This helps to flavor it! Once the sauce has turned a dark amber and has thickened to coat the back of a spoon, remove from the heat.
  4. Add the coconut oil and vanilla extract and stir to combine.
  5. Serve the sauce warm or refrigerate in a sealed glass jar for up to two weeks. If refrigerating, leave on the counter for 10 minutes to cool, stir again, then refrigerate.

found one on the internet hope you'll give it a try soon

04/03/17 05:19:03AM
23 posts

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Posted in: Recipes



1 Cup / All Purpose Flour

2 tsp / Baking Powder

1/2 cup / Brown Sugar , packed

1 1/4 / Salt

1 1/2 tsp / Vanilla Extract


1/3 cup / Unsalted Butter

1/2 cup / Milk


1 scoop / Vanilla Ice Cream


1 1/4 cup / Hot water

For more recipes go to

Thanks for sharing this recipe, and for posting the link. I'm currently looking for some great chocolate recipe ideas lately... :D

04/03/17 05:17:03AM
23 posts

Almond Rocks Chocolate

Posted in: Recipes


Sweets, cakes or pastries and normal food items are so common in any festival or party. One should definitely try to do something new and different from the others. There are various recipes available that can be tried so as to entertain guests and family members with something new. Almond rocks chocolate recipe is one of them!!! It is very easy to make without any extra sweat and is very tasty too.

Excited to surprise your family with this recipe then get ready and collect all the ingredients mentioned below. Ready!!! Get set go!!!


  • cups of almonds chopped into big cubes
  • cup cooking chocolate, plain
  • milk cooking chocolate, chopped

Preparation time 5 min

Cooking time 3 min

Steps to be followed

The steps mentioned for the recipe are again very simple to be followed.

Step 1: spread the slices of almonds in a plate and fry or microwave them until they are light pink to see. Keep them aside to cool down.

Step 2: take the chocolate in a bowl and keep it in the microwave or gas as per the availability until it melts, stirring a bit in between.

Step 3: remove the chocolate and stir it on a continuous basis until it cools down.

Step 4: now add almonds to it and mix it well.

Step 5: take those almonds coated in chocolate and place them on a tray having aluminum foil on it.

Step 6: keep it in the refrigerator to set for at least 2 hours.

Step 7: wrap those almond rocks in colorful wrapping paper and keep them in the refrigerator.

Almond rocks are ready to be eaten. Give them to your children when they come from school. They would definitely enjoy them a lot!!!

Wow! wanna try this one soon, sounds sweet!!!! thanks.. <3

04/03/17 05:11:58AM
23 posts

Fruity Panama Beans

Posted in: The Cocoa Exchange

I want some recipes of fruity panama beans please. Anyone has?