Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Komforte Chockolates Tasting

With flavors like tortilla, lime and salt, and apple pie and graham cracker, Komforte Chockolates had our attention. Based in the Pacific Northwest, Komforte Chockolates seem to promise a chocolate bar reminiscent of a cozy Seattle afternoon looking out a rain-streaked window at a grey sky. Decidedly west coast in aesthetic and sentiment, Komforte has potential, but does not fully deliver on their promise.

The Meadow, a pretty neighborhood shop in the West Village, is the only source for Komforte in the city. They sell an unusual variety of goods ranging from chocolate, flowers, and bitters, to every kind of culinary salt under the sun.

The Komforte bars we selected were French toast, apple pie and graham cracker, and tortilla lime and salt. Alas, we missed the ramen noodle bar.

Friday, January 10, 2014

White Chocolate Pizza Bites



We developed a tantalizing sweet and savory delight! Melted white chocolate candy (as always we used the fabulous Make'n Mold vanilla wafers) and whole wheat crackers make your pizza base. Then, we topped them with delicious dried tomato bits by Snapz and some amazing crystallized basil herb pieces from Fresh Origins

Now you have a sweet mini Margherita pizza with a twist. Sweet or Savory? How about both?

Thursday, January 9, 2014

M&M's Cake Pops






I started the year right with some M&M's Cake Pops. We used chocolate cake so that the inside was as brown as the real ones. We had a fun time making the little lentil shapes and if you can make a hamburger patty you can make an M&M's pop too! 

Before our discs were dipped in candy wafers Caroline here likened them to to flying saucers. Those may be made in the very near future but in a galaxy far, far...

Of course, we used Make'n Mold Candy Wafers simply because they are the BEST CANDY WAFERS ever.

Amazingly, Make'n Mold colors can be mixed to make a perfect M&M's color match. If you send an email, I will give you the exact recipe for the colors but you must promise to always use Make'n Mold wafers or your won't get satisfying results. 

To create the “M” stencil, simply fold clear plastic packing tape over itself so that you have a firm piece of non-sticky plastic. Then, using an Exacto knife, cut out your “M” shape. Follow this link to find the M logo. 

Using a paint brush and your M stencil, dab on powdered sugar when the pops are candy covered and cooled. 

Enjoy and Happy New Year!




Friday, September 6, 2013

Colorwheels


Summer may be coming to a close but we can still make summer inspired candy! For these bright beauties I combined some melted Make'n Mold green and yellow candy wafers with a little corn syrup to make a moldable chocolate paste. Then I formed little discs and sprinkled with rainbow dragees. These are coming with me to a party tonight. Happy little treats for our waning warm days!