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Making chocolates

chocolate novice | May 12, 2005 11:28 AM

So I was trying to make chocolates for mother’s day last week and my chocolates would not come out of the mold. I am hoping some hounds have some advice on what to do differently.

I have a rigid polycarbonate candy mold that I bought from J.B. Prince. I used Trader Joes Swiss Dark Chocolate and melted the chocolate over a hot water bath. I brought the temperature to 87 degrees and poured the chocolate into the mold. After it set I filled with some chocolate ganache and then topped that off and let it set again. I twisted the mold as best I could (it is polycarbonate after all) and slammed the mold on the counter and nothing happened. After a few more attempts all I accomplished was waking our sleeping toddler.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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