I’m going to have a mini party this weekend and I don’t know what chocolate fountain chocolate to use yet. It will be a mini get together with me and my colleagues. I want it to be simple but still classy. The main highlight will be a fountain display of chocolate.
Chocolate To Use
I researched over the web on what kind of chocolate for chocolate fountain and I learned that any type of chocolate that melts will do. Whether it is dark, white, or milk, it is totally fine. Those that are used for baking or couverture chocolates are best. Couverture chocolates are those that chocolatiers use as coating chocolates. It has 36 to 39 percent of cocoa butter, which makes it ideal for melting. The oil content plays a big part on the chocolate for the chocolate fountain. If we will be using regular eating chocolate, we have to add neutral-flavored vegetable oil so that it would resemble the consistency of a couverture chocolate. The ratio would be a cup of neutral-flavored vegetable oil over 5pounds of regular eating chocolate.
I have the Wilton chocolate pro chocolate fountain. I had this fountain for three months now and I’m happy with this chocolate machine. It holds up to 4lbs of melted chocolate. It also has 3 levels in which the chocolate majestically flows over. Also, it is very simple to use. I got this on Amazon and it is worth every penny. It is such a nice investment.
Recipes And How To Start
Chocolate fountain chocolate recipe is very simple. Like I said above, if you don’t have a couverture chocolate that has a high content of fat, you need to revise your plain chocolate to meet with the fountain’s specification. Adding more vegetable oil or any neutral-flavored oil can soften the melted chocolate. We want it to have a glossy and runny consistency so that the chocolate fountain won’t clog. Ganache also works best in a chocolate fountain. Just add a cup of cream to a pound of regular chocolate. Heat the mixture first in a double broiler before you poor it into the fountain.
There are a lot of wet foods that can be placed in the chocolate fountain. Sauces, maples, boysenberry syrup, caramels, dips, and even punch can be poured in the chocolate fountain machine. For caramels, melt 5 parts of caramel sauce and 1 part of apple juice.
I bought a bag of marshmallows because it goes well with melted chocolate. But I’m pretty sure I will be adding more treats on the table so that we will have a wide variety. Maybe I’ll be adding some strawberries and some bananas. Fruits also go well with chocolate and even caramel if we plan on using caramel instead. I also searched for possible treats that goes well with chocolate dips. These are: popcorn, bacon, wafers, pound cakes, cookies, cherries, potato chips, and candy bars. You can also experiment on other food as well. Anything goes well with chocolate even your regular waffles.