Looking for some yummy Easter chocolate treats to make like Easter buttons, Rocky Road Bunnies and Hazelnut Chocolate Cups – then this clip is for you. In this series of how-to-cook videos, Iris Windsor shows Deborah just how easy it can be. Links to Iris’ informative videos are below.
Iris’ quick facts and tips about cooking chocolate:
- Tempered chocolate is only required when you are making chocolates
- Tempered chocolate basically means it has been heated to make sure the coco butter crystals are evenly distributed
- When the coco butter crystals separate it makes the chocolate white (blooms) but it is actually still edible and can be used in cooking
- It is important to use good quality couverture chocolate when making Easter chocolates (find out more)
Iris Windsor is principal and chef of How To Cook, a gourmet food blog and recipe site.