This year, some of the youth sold candy as a fundraiser for an upcoming missions trip. There’s a lot of work involved, but it is fun… and educational!
Here’s what I learned from chocolate molding:
1. When you lose your temper, cool off a bit and try again. (http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2005/08/tempering-choco/)
2. You can re-melt chocolate that has gotten cold and hardened, but you can’t re-use chocolate that has gotten too hot and burnt. Avoid burnout. (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/581829)
3. Sometimes, you just need to let things chill. (http://www.wilton.com/technique/Basic-Molded-Candy)
4. Mistakes are just as tasty as the perfect pieces!