Monthly Archives: August 2012

Aug 30 '12

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Do You Like Chocolate-Covered Bacon?

          Chocolate-covered bacon is a North American dish that consists of cooked bacon with a coating of either milk chocolate or dark chocolate. It can be topped with sea salt, crumbled pistachio or almond bits.References on the internet date back at least to 2005. The popularity of the dish has spread and the dish has featured on television shows about food. A variant has been […]

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Aug 27 '12

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How does a Chocolate Fountain Work?

The Chocolate Fountain is quite simple. There are three major parts: the Base, the Tiers, and the Auger. The Base consists of the motor, heater, and controls. The heater keeps the chocolate melted while the motor turns the auger (see below for more info on the auger). The Tiers are just that – Tiers that the Chocolate flows over. […]

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Aug 27 '12

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Chocolate Fountain Fact

Melted chocolate is very temperamental, so rich couverture chocolate, which is high in cocoa butter, is commonly used to ensure consistent flow. If the cocoa butter content of the chocolate is too low, an additive must be mixed in to decrease viscosity. (Vegetable oil is most commonly used to do this.) But even couverture chocolate—unless specifically designed […]

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