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Old 04-24-2006, 03:09 PM   #11
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Heat the milk to a simmer, and use that to melt the chocolate. Save yourself a step!
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Old 04-24-2006, 03:18 PM   #12
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Ya Andy, the chocolate was pretty smooth and warm.
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Old 04-24-2006, 03:19 PM   #13
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what is the correct method to put the icing so that looks absolutely smooth?
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Old 04-24-2006, 08:27 PM   #14
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Here's a recipe I use for Milk Chocolate Frosting - I don't see why you couldn't follow the same method with your ingredients.


MILK CHOCOLATE FROSTING

1/2 cup heavy cream
pinch table salt
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
10 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup confestioner’s sugar
8 tablespoons unstalted butter, cold, cut into 8 pieces

Heat cream, salt, corn syrup in microwave-safe measuring cup on high til simmering, or bring to a simmer in a small pain over medium heat. Place chocolate in workbowl of food processor fitted with steel blade. With machine running, gradually add the hot cream mixture through the feed tube; process 1 minute after cream has been added. Stop machine; add confectioners’ sugar and process to combine, about 30 seconds. With machine running, add butter through feed tube one piece at a time; process til incorporated and smooth, then about 20 seconds longer. Transfer frosting to a bowl and cool at room temp, stirring frequently, til thick and spreadable, about 1 hour.
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Old 04-25-2006, 04:48 AM   #15
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shaheen! im hundred percent sure that the icing sugar u r using is the cause of the graininess.i'm telling you this because i've gone through the same problem since i've come back to my country that is pakistan.i was in usa before.i've tried using different brands of confectioners sugar here,but none is that fine which i used to get in usa.because for icings you need veryyyyyyy fine sugar which so far i havent found in pak. the same could be the case in india.i used to make p[erfect choc cakes in usa.now when i use the exact same recipe here,the frosting is not the same.it is grainy.i think we better use the recipes that cook sugar,so that it no longer stays grainy.but i miss my old recipe.it was the best.
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Old 04-25-2006, 07:07 AM   #16
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thanks sarah!
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