The trick is not to lick your fingers
Saturday July 11th 2020, 10:37 pm
Filed under: Family,Food

Especially in a pandemic, and we don’t. Wipe it off your fingers with a paper towel. It’s a messy process and it does use a lot of them.

Meantime, what with our air conditioner having gone out during a heat wave–all fixed now–I found that all the chocolate in the house had become untempered. Same taste but grayed a bit and it just didn’t have that snap to it, and then gradually the last of the homemade chocolate, the best stuff around here, just…somehow…vanished. Go figure. Right?

Bless my sweetheart, he proclaimed himself fine with my running the melanger these past 24 hours despite a migraine. The man is a keeper.  Grinding cacao nibs between granite stones is not an overly quiet process.

Last time I poured it out we filled eleven molds–but to be fair, they were shallow silicone ones.

He poured this time, though, and the newer lucite molds are deeper, so even though I processed a half pound more than we ever have, (@Afton: 2.5 lbs) there are five molds cooling over there. There was one particularly deep one which he’d filled to the tippy tippy top.

The smaller the pieces the less the guilt, but not this time. We’ll just have to live with ourselves.

Edit: Oh wait. I *am* tired. There are eleven bars in those five molds, that’s right, just some of them have quite a bit more to them this time. Alright then.

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Too hot in the kitchen to make chocolate? Maybe. Maybe not

Comment by Afton 07.12.20 @ 3:44 am

Oh, yum! Richard is a saint indeed, but at least he will get the delicious reward.

Comment by ccr in MA 07.12.20 @ 11:02 am

Just…. somehow….. vanished.

Ha ha. Ha ha. Ha ha. Hoo boy. You are a funny girl! I don’t think I’ve ever seen chocolate vanish without help. Unless David Copperfield stopped by?

But really – enjoy every bit of it. And know that your sweetheart is tougher than I am. I don’t think I could have taken the 24 hours of grinding. He is definitely a keeper.

Chris S

Comment by Chris S in Canada 07.12.20 @ 3:43 pm

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