Monday, February 23, 2009

brownpebbles special

Luxury gift box
Impress your friends with your impeccable task
16 pcs of assorted homemade choc
only RM 35.00

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Great news for all chocolate lovers!

Making and designing our own chocolate at home are always what we love to do. Our passion for chocolate always encourage us to discover and develop new chocolate design & texture and we would love to share with you our special recipe of a truly delicious, yummy & beautiful design home made chocolate..

Each box of chocolate is made of both local & imported chocolate ingredients. In order for us to maintain the quality of our chocolate, we do prepare them only upon receiving your order.

We can customize your order based on your own preference and we do have a wide selection of praline (chocolate type) and ganache (filling) which you may select. You can also design your own chocolate by mix and match the chocolate shape and filling.

Our chocolate is also a perfect gift for “Hantaran” and Door Gift for Wedding, Door Gift for Birthday Party Pack, Gift for Special Events, such as Graduation Day, Teacher’s Day, Mother’s & Father’s Day, Gift while visiting friends & relatives and many more!…

Friday, February 13, 2009

it's all about chocolates!!

Chocolate history starts out in Latin America, where cacao trees grow wild. The first people to use chocolate were probably the Olmec of what is today southeast Mexico. They lived in the area around 1000 BC, and their word, "kakawa," gave us our word "cacao." Unfortunately, that's all we know. We don't know how (or even if) the Olmec actually used chocolate. We do know, however, that the Maya, who inhabited the same general area a thousand years later (from about 250-900 AD), did use chocolate. A lot. And not just internally. It is with the Maya that chocolate history really begins.
The cacao beans were used as currency. 10 beans would buy you a rabbit or a chicken. 100 beans would buy you a slave. Some clever person even came up with a way to counterfeit beans - by carving them out of clay. The beans were still used as currency in parts of Latin America until the 19th century!

Ground Chocolateaka Powdered Chocolate
Not to be confused with cocoa powder, this is regular eating chocolate that's been ground to make a powder. It is generally used for making drinks, and should not be used in place of unsweetened cocoa powder in recipes.

Baking Chocolate

What is up with baking chocolate? Does it have sugar added or not? ARRRRG! Well, here's the thing: although the FDA sets the guidelines for what types of chocolate can be labeled "unsweetened, bittersweet, semisweet, milk, and white," they don't specify what can be labeled baking chocolate.
You can find all of the following types of chocolate labeled "baking chocolate":
1) unsweetened chocolate
2) bittersweet baking chocolate (chocolate liquor + sugar, but no cocoa butter added)
3) bittersweet chocolate (chocolate liquor + sugar + cocoa butter) Most chefs wouldn't consider this true baking chocolate because of the added cocoa butter, though you might find it labeled as such.
4) baking-resistant chocolate, i.e. chocolate chips (bittersweet chocolate with less cocoa butter added, so that it won't melt easily)
So how do you know which to use? Hopefully your recipe specifies! In general, recipes will usually specify at least "unsweetened baking chocolate (#1 above)" or "bittersweet baking chocolate (#2 above)." Whether there's cocoa butter added or not probably isn't going to make or break your recipe.
One thing you should avoid, though, is using chocolate chips in place of other types of chocolate when the recipe calls for melting. The low cocoa butter content makes chips bad for melting.

Chocolate Coating

These are vegetable fat-based coatings that contain sugar and some amount cocoa powder, chocolate liquor and/or cocoa butter for flavor. They are not true chocolate. The advantage to using them is that they typically do not "bloom" in high heat. They are best used in making chocolate decorations.

Coating Chocolate
Chocolate coating or coating chocolate? Aaaaaaah! Couverture is the good stuff - usually some type of dark chocolate with extra cocoa butter added to make it melt nicely for enrobing (drizzling onto the outside of a chocolate confection). Because the high cocoa butter content (roughly 35-45%) makes it melt well, it is ideal for chocolate fountains, and usually no oil need be added.


Chocolate made with toasted hazelnuts ground into powder. It still has a smooth, chocolatey texture, but has the wonderful flavor of hazelnuts. An Italian or Swiss invention, depending on whom you believe. Who cares? It's yummy.

Single Bean Chocolate

The point is the manufacturer is carefully selecting the beans to create a unique flavor, but some people argue this is a gimmick. After all, Hershey's selects its beans to create a unique flavor too! In general, however, these types of chocolate are of high quality.

Cocoa Butter

When chocolate liquor is pressed to expel the fat and make cocoa powder, the fat expelled is cocoa butter. Cocoa butter is added to chocolate liquor to make the type of chocolate we enjoy eating; it gives chocolate that smooth, melt-in-your-mouth texture we love.
Cocoa butter is also used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Because it melts at about 97° F, it smoothes into the skin nicely. Also, it has healing properties and is resistant to spoilage.

aka Chocolate Candies, Truffles, Creams, Pralines, etc.
When people speak of "chocolates" in the plural, they are typically referring to chocolate candies, like truffles, chocolate creams, chocolate-covered nuts, and that sort of thing. "Chocolates" are candies made from other types of chocolate.

Chocolate Extract

Chocolate extract is a good way to add chocolate flavor to your cooking without adding fat, but the flavor can be a bit strong. It is made like vanilla extract; cacao beans are soaked in alcohol.

Chocolate Oil

Alas, there is no such thing as a chocolate oil. If you see chocolate oil, it's most likely a chocolate perfume oil, entirely manmade, and not for cooking.

Brown.pebbles Chocolate

Chocolate Making Class

Apa yang akan dipelajari and diperolehi:

1. Jenis-jenis and formulasi coklat: couverture, compound dan masakan
2. Cara "tempering" coklat couverture yang mudah untuk dilalukan di rumah TANPA mengunakan mesin atau memerlukan bilik yang berhawa dingin
3. Cara membuat inti coklat "ganache"
4. Membuat sendiri (hands-on) 6 jenis coklat berasaskan coklat couverture dan compound. Couverture: Almond Nips, Nutty, Strawberry Filling dan Cocoa meller Compound: Melting Delight, Coklat berperisa
5. Tips: Permilihan dan penjagaan acuan coklat serta peralatan asas yang lain. Sumber mendapatkan bahan-bahan asas coklat yang halal, murah, berkualiti dan sedap Menyimpan dan membungkus coklat

Terhad untuk 2 orang setiap kelas (Sabtu &Ahad 9 am to 2 pm)

RM 250 termasuk nota, bahan-bahan yang diguna (Anda akan membawa pulang ± 50 biji coklat (sila bawa bekas dan apron).

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