Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Chocolate

I have just finished a 9 month stint as a chocolatier at a awesome chocolate shop. I haven't really shown what I worked on in this blog yet, so I thought that I would briefly show some of the things I helped produce. 



This is a fleur de sel caramel - made without the use of corn syrup. Seriously delicious, and pretty satisfying to make really. 


The marzipan - simple but lovely. 

These were both slabbed and hand dipped. I did quite a lot of molded chocolates as well, butter creams and such. It was an interesting medium to work with as I had briefly done some chocolates at school, but never worked with chocolate that much. I learned nice tempering methods (ice bath!) and that you have to be in a good mood to work with chocolate, as I swear it can sense your weakness!


4 comments:

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

What delicious chocolates and tempting photos of them..

rhid said...

Thank you Brittany - you always post very sweet comments :)

Heather said...

Those are beautiful chocolates!

Molly said...

Can marzipan be anything less than lovely, ever? These pictures look so delicious, I might have to hunt down some chocolate during my lunch break. Yum!