Monday I made my very first batch of caramel, which I yesterday I began to en-robe in chocolate. I am still having some trouble tempering my chocolate, but the caramel received thumbs up from DH, DD, and the DS's. Here is a picture:
The little pumpkins are solid chocolate with orange confectioner's coating for color. I have been taking an online course in Chocolate making from Ecole Chocolate. This was a truly bizarre career move for me, for those of you who know what I did up until about 6 weeks ago. Still, this was a more or less rational move towards a little dream that Rob and I have had for years, which is owning our own business.
So now I have about 10 days to develop 5 recipes for my next assignment. A bit daunting, as I have never learned to make candy.
I will continue to post my results over the next several days. For any local friends who may be reading this, ask me about FREE SAMPLES!! I need taste-testers, after all. Coming up next will be nougat, various truffle centers and nut brittle.