Chocolate notes
Saturday August 07th 2021, 10:25 pm
Filed under: Food

The last batch of chocolate I made really didn’t temper. Day by day you could see the lines of some other crystalline structure spreading and deepening: we had polka dot chocolate. Tiny little circles all across, more so than any previous batch I can think of.

Except for half of this bar and most of that one that tempered very nicely. Go figure.

But it turned out that that made a perfect version for crumbling chocolate over his yogurt because all those tiny polka dots fell apart from each other in perfect round tiny bits.

Which meant–I mean I knew we were getting low, but–

You ate all the–we don’t have ANY chocolate?? We NEVER don’t have chocolate!!

Okay, actually, we did, but it was all chocolate chips and wafers for cookie baking and most of it was from before we bought the melanger. Still usable for that but not what you’d munch on.

Even with a migraine, he put up with the noise again. Desperate times. The interesting thing to me was how painfully loud it didn’t sound this time: I guess I’m getting used to the new hearing aids after all; I had thought the recruitment effect was almost gone and having that going made it clear that it’s not quite, but almost. It was loud, but it didn’t hurt. This is a good thing.

Twenty-one bars and a batch of Hershey’s kisses-looking ones in a silicone mold because I made an extra half pound this time (now how did that happen) and it had to go into something.

So we’ll see how it goes. But we’re not out of chocolate anymore.

Note to self: Chocolate Alchemy’s Organic Blend #3 of cocoa nibs (preroasted, though I usually roast my own) is so good–and then it has a sharp acidic zing at the end. We like it but not everybody will. Strong stuff.

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Happy chocolate-ing! 😀

Comment by Jayleen Hatmaker 08.08.21 @ 6:13 am

That must be some amazing chocolate to be worth the noise with a migraine! Enjoy it, for sure.

Comment by ccr in MA 08.08.21 @ 7:14 am

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