Clasen Chocolate Mint Coating POUND
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Clasen Chocolate Mint Coating DIRECTIONS FOR COMPOUND OR ICECAP CHOCOLATE COATINGS Often referred to as A'peels, Rainbows, Wafers or Caps, Coatings are delicious and easy to use for numerous candy making ideas, such as molding, dipping, drizzling, painting, or just plain consumption! These products are not pure chocolate, but a compound of non-fat milk solids, vegetable fat, lecithin and artificial flavors. Two precautions: 1) Do not get ANY moisture (liquid or steam) into the coating. 2) Do not get the coating too HOT. PROCEDURE: (Note: It is suggested but not necessary to use a chocolate/candy thermometer when melting coatings) First, bring the water to a boil in the bottom pot of a double boiler. Take the water off of the burner. Place the coating wafers into the top unit and onto the hot water, allowing the heat from the water to melt the coatings, stirring frequently. HINT Paramount Crystals (thinner) is available if the coatings tend to be too thick, when melted. This normal occurrence often happens when using colored coatings CONTINUE: If using a thermometer, maintain the temperature at 80-85 degrees. If not using a thermometer, keep a very close look on the coatings, making sure that when they have completely melted, to remove them off of the water immediately and to wipe off any condensation on the bottom of the pot. Place the pot of coatings onto a flat surface, such as a kitchen countertop, along with a hot pad or towel underneath of it. Proceed to pour or dip the coatings. Disposable decorating bags are best used for filling in "cavities". Painting details into certain molds requires that you melt the colors in separate containers and paint in each color (checking for "holidays" or for light poking thru). Once all of the colors "dull" over, then follow with a solid pour, i.e.: white, dark or milk, to "top off" each cavity. After molds are completely filled, place the mold(s) into the freezer for about 10 minutes or longer depending on the size of the mold.... Caution: The coatings should release from the molds easily, otherwise place the mold back into the freezer for another 5-10 minutes. Continue molding-do NOT wash or rinse molds in between pours! After all coatings are released, allow them to come to room temperature before packaging or sealing them, preventing condensation. Coatings should be stored inside airtight containers in a cool, dry place (not fridge, pantry is recommended). Never store them in the fridge or the freezer, thus preventing dampness, which will cause the coatings to sweat. Keep coatings away from high humidity and heat, so they will last you up to 4-6 months. Finished pieces will keep about 2 weeks before the fat oils will re-surface and require a re-melt.
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