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Old 10-07-2009, 04:59 PM   #1
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Dipping in chocolate

I have a recipe that calls for dipping the cookies (balls) in chocolate. What is the best way to do this and keep them looking neat? Thanks for any and all tips.

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Old 10-07-2009, 05:16 PM   #2
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Old 10-07-2009, 05:23 PM   #3
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Can you chill the cookies? It makes the chocolate harden faster.
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Old 10-07-2009, 05:33 PM   #4
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Yes, in fact the recipe says to chill them first. The recipe is one I found on the Duncan Hines site for Oreo Balls. I want to make these for Christmas gifts and want them to look nice. Thanks!
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I like to set the balls on a fork, dipping them, then touching the bottom of the fork to the top of the chocolate to get the excess off, that action "pulls" the excess back into the bowl of chocolate you are dipping in.
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Old 10-07-2009, 08:28 PM   #6
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I like to set the balls on a fork, dipping them, then touching the bottom of the fork to the top of the chocolate to get the excess off, that action "pulls" the excess back into the bowl of chocolate you are dipping in.
I don't know how to do that.
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:27 PM   #7
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learned it in pastry class last spring at cooking school. really easy once you get the hang of it.
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Old 10-10-2009, 09:47 AM   #8
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I like to set the balls on a fork, dipping them, then touching the bottom of the fork to the top of the chocolate to get the excess off, that action "pulls" the excess back into the bowl of chocolate you are dipping in.
WOW - I didn't know that!
Thanks for the tip - I'll be trying that this Christmas when I'm making my dipped candies.
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