Anyone making or fixing something new -

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Registered: 10-01-2002
Anyone making or fixing something new -
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Tue, 01-10-2012 - 2:59pm

Its a new year and wondering if anyone is experimenting on a new recipe..
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Registered: 11-18-2008
Tue, 01-17-2012 - 12:13pm
Sounds great! So how did the party go?
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Registered: 05-17-2001
Wed, 01-18-2012 - 11:33am
It went great!! The food was 99% gone, so I take that as a sign of success...lol.

~Misty~


 


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Registered: 10-01-2002
Wed, 01-18-2012 - 1:40pm
I bet you they sure taste good.. Maybe not on the hips, LOL>.
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Registered: 05-22-2001
Mon, 01-23-2012 - 7:29pm
Well I made the cake balls. I did it over a period of 2 days. It wasnt hard, but I got a little frustrated with the chocolate. It got thick. Fast. So needless to say, they werent as pretty as most of the ones Ive seen, but they tasted great. Too good actually. I have a hard time keeping my hands off of them. I served each person 2 with a scoop of ice cream and they were great vanilla ice cream That is the way to eat them! I would totally make them again. I just need to figure out how to keep the chocolate thin enough. Maybe it was the store brand candy coating that was the problem, or me, lol!

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Registered: 02-27-1999
Mon, 01-23-2012 - 7:42pm

Interesting!

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Registered: 05-22-2001
Mon, 01-23-2012 - 8:23pm
Im sure there is. I just need to search more. As long as the fondue recipe would harden when cool, then I imagine it would. Is there a way to tell that from looking at a recipe?

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Registered: 02-27-1999
Mon, 01-23-2012 - 9:18pm
Look for recipes of what they dip strawberries in. It might also help if you kept the chocolate warm over a pan of hot water.
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Registered: 05-22-2001
Tue, 01-24-2012 - 8:49am
Great. Thanks!

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Registered: 05-17-2001
Tue, 01-24-2012 - 12:18pm
Have you tried almond bark, chocolate flavored, instead of the candy coating chips? I like them better, taste wise. Or maybe it's just the brand, but I have used the almond bark for several things, and used them for peanut butter balls this Christmas, and it worked really well. I used a double boiler...if you don't have one you can use a pot with a glass or aluminum bowl sitting on top of it, but not into the pan, you know? Anyway, it keeps the chocolate warm, you just simmer the water and it melts the chocoalte and keeps it warm for as long as you need it to be. Dip the balls into it, and then kind of shake of the excess chocolate, then let cool. The almond bark cools fast and hardens.

~Misty~


 


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Registered: 05-22-2001
Wed, 01-25-2012 - 2:29pm
Well I went with the intentions of finding something in the store called almond bark. But all I could find was the candy coating. The candy coating was in one 'bar' like thing, that you broke into peices. I thought they were the same, but now you have me wondering. I know that what I bought was not called bark. Maybe I just missed the bark in the store. I will look and see if I confused myself when I go back.

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