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How can you make chocolate harden more quickly?
« on: 14/01/2009 08:57:56 »
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Hello, at my child's birthday party I want to serve different treats dipped in melted chocolate, but want the chocolate to harden fast, is scientifically possible to make the process faster?

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What do you think?


 

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How can you make chocolate harden more quickly?
« Reply #1 on: 14/01/2009 09:02:01 »
Make sure the thing you dip into it is really cold or frozen.
 

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How can you make chocolate harden more quickly?
« Reply #2 on: 14/01/2009 09:17:33 »
Put the dipped things into the fridge or the freezer.....
 

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How can you make chocolate harden more quickly?
« Reply #3 on: 14/01/2009 09:25:25 »
Ditto Stuarts post!

Thats how we do it here.... My mom did a lot of chocolate making with molds etc... always set them up in the freezer to speed hardening time!
 

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How can you make chocolate harden more quickly?
« Reply #4 on: 14/01/2009 09:42:12 »
Be like Heston Blumnenthal - douse it in liquid nitrogen. :o
 

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« Reply #5 on: 14/01/2009 10:20:38 »
Also, go for the lowest fat content - 70%+ dark chocolate should set quicker than milk chocolate. (I think!?)
 

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« Reply #6 on: 14/01/2009 10:33:26 »
Also, go for the lowest fat content - 70%+ dark chocolate should set quicker than milk chocolate. (I think!?)

But how many kids enjoy dark chocolate?
 

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« Reply #7 on: 14/01/2009 11:51:56 »
Also, go for the lowest fat content - 70%+ dark chocolate should set quicker than milk chocolate. (I think!?)

But how many kids enjoy dark chocolate?

I should think most of them would, when it's coating something like a strawberry!  Or was I just a strange child?
 

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