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Making Allergy-Friendly Chocolates
Posted By Pamela Lee On 2011/12/13 @ 11:49 am In Birthday,Christmas, Hanukkah,Dessert,Easter, Passover,Eggs,Fish,Milk/Dairy,Mustard,Other Desserts,Other Legumes,Peanut,Sesame,Shellfish,Soy,Sulphites,Tree Nuts,Wheat | No Comments
By Pamela Lee
Making your own chocolate treats is a crafty and fun-filled way to spend the afternoon. Here are some of my favorite my recipes for: chocolates, ganache frosting, chocolate clay figures and bouquets.
All are free of: The top 8 allergens, sesame and gluten. Enjoy!
Try whipping up some professional-looking chocolates with store-bought molds in fun designs for every special occasion.
“Tempering” will be crucial. That’s the process of heating then cooling chocolate to specific temperatures to produce glossy-looking treats that “snap” when you break them and look store-bought. Chocolate is finicky (one drop of water can ruin an entire batch) and it burns easily – so go slowly. It’s best to make small batches of a few chocolates at a time until you get the hang of it.
*Note: I used Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips  for this recipe and the ganache. There are other brands of allergen-free chocolate available as well.
Editor’s Note: Pamela writes the “Allergic Diva” column in the Canadian edition of Allergic Living magazine .
Once you try this versatile concoction, you’ll be hooked.
Put it in a container and refrigerate (up to a week) to use as a spread, as a frosting or heated for fondue. Spoon it into heated milk alternative for a decadent cup of hot chocolate. Can also add a touch of your favorite flavor extract or liquor and use the ganache to fill the molded chocolates above.
Try this recipe to make chocolate letters, figures or even beautiful chocolate bouquets.
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