CHOCOLATE FACTORY

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This year I bought a small Christmas present for myself, that I had been dreaming of for a while. Some of you might know that I(Annika) have a weak spot for homemade chocolate. I have a few recipes I like to use around Easter and Christmas, and I give these as presents or treats, all nicely wrapped, looking fiercely delicious :) 
 
 
Up until now, I have been quite satisfied with a more simple chocolate making approach, one where I could shape the chocolate pieces with a spoon. But this year I was craving a bit more. 
 
 
I got this idea of a chocolate with caramel filling into my head and it just wouldn't go away again. A while ago I stumbled across this delicious caramel recipe, that I was using for a cake, and I thought it would be perfect for the chocolate filling.
 
 
So for this little experiment of mine, I realized I needed to upgrade my chocolate making tools and I immediately thought of those beautiful old metal molds, you sometimes find in vintage shops. These are not necessarily easy or cheap to come by, but I was pretty lucky. I found 

 
So the week before Christmas I turned my kitchen into a small chocolate factory, testing and experimenting and it turned out beautifully. I even tested a couple of silicon molds, or actually they were ice cube trays from Ikea, and they worked very well too. 
 
 
They were pretty easy to just turn upside down and the chocolate pieces would more or less pop out. The metal molds can be a bit harder to work with, but it looks so delicious, when you get it right. 
 
 
I'm very much looking forward to be making more filled chocolate...actually thinking of permanently turning the kitchen into a chocolate factory. I mean, what else do you need besides homemade caramel filled chocolate :)
 
Have a great day!
/Annika & Sussi
 

Comments

how fabulous!!!!! this is something i want to purchase also! i adore making chocolate filled with all things yummy and these molds are to die for!!!!i wish you nothing but delicious treats!!!<br />holiday hugs to one and all!!!
Hello dear ones,<br />the chocolate shapes look great. I am convinced that the chocolate tastes just as good.<br />Enjoy your chocolates produced. Unfortunately, the way to try much too far for me ..<br />love<br />Jutta
OMG,<br /><br />this looks sooooo delicious !!!!<br />And the forms are so beautiful ...<br />Have fun with producing more chocolate !!!<br /><br />All the best,<br />Sanne
Hallo Annika,<br /><br />wat leuk om te zien hoe blij je bent met de oude chocolade molds!<br />En wat zien je bonbons er prachtig uit!<br />Heel veel plezier met het maken,opeten en weg geven.<br />Wens je een super creatief 2012 .groetjes karin uit nederland
hungry just by looking at the pictures.So glad you didn't share the recipe....lord knows how that would end up!!!Looks lke a lot of fun making your own chocolate though...<br />and the pictures are W-O-W<br />tove:)
Nice idea and beautiful pictures. I would have loved to be in your kitchen while you were making these chocolates just to smell ... and probably to taste !<br />Happy holidays !