Tips for Melting Chocolate


Melting chocolate is not the same as tempering chocolate, although melting is a necessary step in the tempering process. Melting chocolate can be accomplished in a microwave or over a hot-water bath. There are a few fundamental guidelines to successfully melting chocolate: Make sure the chocolate is chopped into uniform pieces to ensure even melting. […]

Guittard Maple Walnut Truffles


Here is a great combination of tastes and textures. Mix of Guittard Choc-Au-Lait vanilla milk chocolate chips with walnuts to make some scrumptious truffles. Yield: 16-20 one-inch truffles Ingredients 1 cup (6 ounces) GUITTARD CHOC-AU-LAIT VANILLA MILK CHIPS 2 tablespoons evaporated milk 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts […]

World’s Best White Chocolate Bars

White Chocolate

The Best White Chocolate The average composition of a typical bar of top-quality white chocolate is about 30% cocoa butter and 70% sugar and milk solids combined. With such a low percentage of cocoa butter in comparison to milk and sugar, the texture is usually thick, soft and sometimes fudge-like. By contrast, a 70% cocoa […]

Hosting A Chocolate Tasting Party


Chocolate can be one of the most delightful tasting experiences.  It is best enjoyed when eaten slowly and savored to appreciate its complexity.  Hosting a tasting party can best provide an environment to thoroughly enjoy the tastes, along with having a wonderful time with friends.  A party can be conducted much in the same way […]