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I’m still playing with my David-Lebovitz-via-Valrhona-inspired caramelised white chocolate.  Today I discovered a way to temper it, so that I could mould it into bars.  I’m actually pretty excited about this!

I made a big batch of the CWC (as it’s now known here), then spread some of it onto a sheet of parchment paper.  Once it set hard, I broke it up, retempered it with more white chocolate callets, then poured it into block moulds.  They’re gorgeously glossy right now, but I’m not sure if they’ll hold their temper overnight.  Then again, I’m not actually sure they’ll last that long given the way Big Boy hoovered a small block when he got home from school.  Now he wants a caramelised white chocolate milk shake and Pete still wants to make CWC icecream!

Edit 12/06 : raced out of bed at 5.30am to check the bars (how sad am I?) and they haven’t bloomed overnight!  They’re still glossy and shiny and tempting, no white streaks of cocoa butter to be seen.  Hmmm. I wonder if it’s too early to eat some…

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The amazing, irrepressible David Lebovitz has been making caramelised white chocolate.  It’s just so wrong and yet…I can’t stop eating it.  I made some last night with half a kilo of Callebaut white callets. It is ludicrously good and far too easy to make.  Thankfully it set rock hard in the jar overnight, or I’d be eating it now for breakfast.  Having said that, it microwaved to gooey perfection in under a minute.

In case you’re wondering – the photo above is just white chocolate – nothing added or subtracted.  The chocolate turns a rich toffee brown in the oven as the sugars in it darken and caramelise. Pete wants to make it into icecream, but I reckon we should just eat it with a spoon!

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Tah dah! We’ve turned this into a caramelised white chocolate bar!

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