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[Oct. 4th, 2003|04:05 pm]
Verminius Rex
The event: Making chocolate rats.
The challenge: keeping the chocolate melted while the previous batch hardens.
The downside: it's boring as hell. But I want chocolate rats.

Edited: making chocolate in molds really sucks. i gave up, and will eat the 6 surviving chocolate rats myself. maybe if i had a better chocolate that melted well in the microwave, but doing it double boiler style is not worth the effort.

[User Picture]From: rowyn
2003-10-05 09:24 am (UTC)
Aww! Chocolate rats! I'm not surprised that doing it sucks, though. Pity. :/
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[User Picture]From: clevermanka
2003-10-05 09:30 am (UTC)
You know, I had trouble melting chocolate in the microwave yesterday, too. And I've never had trouble with that before. It just seized up almost immediately, resulting in a dismal waste of chocolate. Maybe it was something in the air.
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[User Picture]From: bellanorth
2003-10-05 02:06 pm (UTC)
A bit easier than a double boiler and safer than the microwave... put it in coffee cups (the big latte ones are nice) and put those in a huge pot of water halfway up the cups' side. It will melt smoothly and reheat easily when you need the next tray. Just be careful to not spill any water if you're removing the mug from the pan to fill the mold. Using a spoon is safer to transfer is safer if you think that you might drip water and seize the other chocolates.
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