Here are links, and recipes, and photos from this last evenings awesome “Hacking Chocolate: event!

Photos of the event can be seen here, http://www.flickr.com/groups/quelab/pool/tags/hackingchocolateevent/ or in the slideshow below.

Here is a link to the instructions for the Hot Chocolate & Cold Oil  Spherification

Arron had a demo of  the Chocolate Emulsion Mousse,  http://thesensitiveepicure.blogspot.com/2009/01/chocolate-water-chocolate-mousse-little.html

There was also Our version of the DIY Candy message hearts, http://www.evilmadscientist.com/article.php/messageheartsagain

The Hot Chocolate Effect, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_chocolate_effect

Simple Double boiler made out of cheap pet dishes from petsmart, was also demoed for melting/dipping chocolate.

And our Semi Failed experiment to turn a candy-bar into a rocket. Instructable write up here http://www.instructables.com/id/Candybar-Milkyway-Rocket-Engine/, Ultimately it boils down to the fact we were able to make a working engine using a ground up Milky-Way bar.  But when we replicated it, we used a hersheys bar, and that didn’t work anywhere near as well!  But tonight we did some improvements and got a working test fire.  (This is how science works folks!) you can see the video here http://youtu.be/2vldXM1Inc0

Thank You everybody who made it out!

Also a huge Thank you to The Candy Lady  And to Senior Murphy for providing samples!

 

8 Responses to Hacking Chocolate links, and info!

  1. Aaron Birenboim says:

    Found that no added sugar dark chocolate emulsion was quite good.  Suggestions for next time I make a water-chocolate emulsion mousse are:    1:1 72% Trader Joe’s chocolate with water, .2 parts sugar (by mass).  When whisking mousse, drizzle into emulsion .3 parts scented water such as Orange blossom or Rose.

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