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Cooking tools

Yesterday, I went into a cook-ware shop while klik and usmu were lost in the maze of a second-hand bookstore that was next door.

I was looking for digital scales that I could 'reset' to zero (I have since learned that this is done with a 'tare'-button), but the models they had in the store weren't really suited to my application. But there's another type in their assortment, that wasn't on display, and they'll call me when it's in.

But I had a bit of a look around to see if they had any other fun stuff. So I bought a rectangular cookie cutter with a letter-line! The letters can be used to 'stamp' a message into the cookie dough while cutting it -- pretty neat gimmick.
And I bought a silicon mat with chocolate bonbon shapes. You pour the molten chocolate in, let it cool down in the fridge, and then simply turn the mould inside-out to get really nicely shaped chocolates! On the way to the brewery, I picked up some chocolate fondant, and so in the evening I got to work.
At first, I made solid chocolates, and those came out looking great! So it was time to experiment a bit... After we had taken usmu back to the train station, I mixed two spoons of bramble jam with a splash of Drambuie. I filled the moulds halfway with molten chocolate, klik dropped the jam in it and I covered it up with more chocolate. And they came out looking (and tasting) great!

This is the first batch of (solid) chocolates:

I think I have acquired another hobby that is bad for my weight.
Tags: chocolate
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