Chocolate, cutting it Answered

How do you cut up a thick bittersweet chocolate bar (the good stuff!) without reducing much of it to tiny shards?

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Chocolate sauce- Does anyone know what the chocolate sauce that Outback Steakhouse uses on their Sydney's Sinful Sundae?

I love their chocolate sauce yet I cannot find out what they use. Alot of copycat recipes say hersey's syrup but it does not taste like that to me.

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How did chocolate bunnies for Easter come about?

I was just thinking, bunnies have nothing to do with easter, do they ?

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i need a good recipe for gluten free chocolate chip cookies.?

My daughter has a gluten allergy and i haven't found a good tasting replacement for chocolate chip cookies.

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where do i log in?

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what kind of gift can i give to my girlfriend the first month we've been together?

What kind of details can i give her

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how to make the "chocolate stuff" that is on the menu at Barbara Jean's restaurant in St.Simons, Georgia?

Can you find a recipe that is similar to the "chocolate Stuff" on the menu at Barbara Jean's Restaurant in St. Simon Island, Georgia?

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OMG! It's another speed contest!

You thought we forgot about Valentine's Day. You thought wrong.Enter the Share the Love Speed Contest and win some robot chocolate.Mmm... robot chocolate.

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Dipped spoon recipe (to stir in coffee).

I would like to find a flavorful dipped spoon recipe for Christmas gift giving.  I have seen the chocolate dipped spoons (with only chocolate and a sprinkling of mint candy or nuts).  I would prefer something with a bit more flavor.  I would add an extract (rum, orange, vanilla, etc.) but I think the chocolate has to harden and adding anything may prevent this from happening.  Any ideas?

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Does anyone have a good babka recipe? Answered

Our local deli/bakery closed down and now we don't know where to get a babka (or bobka).  It a sweet yeast loaf with either cinammon/raisin  or chocolate/nuts rolled in.  The bready part is moist, yeasty, and the pieces pull apart because it's rolled.  I saw some pictures of a Polish-style babka made in a bundt pan; I don't know if it's the same. What I want is apparently the Jewish style.  

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Homemade wax paper wrappings? Answered

Hello everyone! This is the first time I've used this feature on Instructables, so here goes. :) I'm trying to recreate vintage sweet wrappers for a friend who will use them in a film he's making for uni, and I wondered if I could somehow impregnate the wrappers in wax to make them "chocolate proof" so I could let a friend re-live times from long ago. :) I'd be using standard printer paper and inkjet ink, would this survive the waxing? Also how would I coat the paper in a layer of wax thin enough not to crack when the package is assembled? I was also planning on heat sealing the edges wsing a warmed metal tooling to first fold the paper into a tube, then crimp the edges. Thanks for any help :) (Sorry if this is in the wrong section, as its technically a wax and paper mess-afound i think it's closer to Art than anything else. :) )

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What are all the flavors of Andes Candies? Answered

I have been trying to gather up all the different flavors of andes candies, but I keep finding new ones, or "limited edition" ones. Does anyone know all the flavors? Just post the one you know! I already know about: Creme de menthe Mint parfait Cherry Jubilee Toffee crunch Raspberry Cream Lemon Meringue Key Lime Peppermint Crunch Any others?

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Entry for the gift exchange

My skills include: cooking, sewing, sculpting, zookeeping / herpetology, painting, puppet-making, electronics hacks for Halloween Here's a link to my featured Instructable: What I'd like to make for someone: I love gift exchanges but I lived in apartments for many years, so I know that sometimes it is best to receive a memorable but consumable gift. For my gift entry, I will create special chocolates from a custom sculpture designed for the recipient.  I have been casting art in chocolate for several years.  First, I make a sculpture using special food-safe clay.  Then I take a mold using special food-safe silicon mold material.  And finally, I cast the sculpture in chocolate, using powdered sugar as a mold release.  You tell me what the recipient likes and I'll make the sculpture to match their interests.  I can also cast one piece in acrylic if that would be desirable, so the recipient will have a memento after the chocolates are eaten.  Note, however that after I cast with acrylic, the mold will be unusable for food, so it will all be a one-of-a-kind food art experience.  Transient, impermanent, never to be repeated. This process is incredibly flexible, so use your imagination.  Imagine a big chocolate Cthulhu surrounded by little chocolate Cthulhu minions.  Or a flight of diminutive chocolate butterflies.  Or a bust of lincoln. Actually, I don't think I'm that good a sculptor.  Maybe I could do Beethoven. I already have created molds for large and small Venus of Willendorf, several small calaveras, a tiny bite-sized penis, a delicate dragonfly, several sizes of scarab beetle, an ammonite fossil, and a large spider.  I can send a box of any of those, or create a new one.   The Venus of Willendorf are very popular with my friends.  The ammonite fossils were a hit at the office.  What design would you like? I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): (S,M,L) S or M (I don't think I could refrigerate L sized chocolate for a trip in the mail.) I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: I don't want anything larger than a hat rack, unless it is for outside. What I like: Art, light toys, knitted Cthulhu beasties, things that have been made more useful than the original designer intended What I don't like: Things made from trash that still look like trash I absolutely can't have: (due to allergies, pets, etc) No foods except for unflavored chocolatey chocolate.  No herbal concoctions, soaps, essential oils, or anything like that.  I have lots of plant and food allergies. Type of thing I'd love to receive: wall art, light toys, sculpture, anything with a zombie theme, anything that has been more useful than the original designer intended Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? No, because I will have to ship the chocolates with dry ice and I'm just not sure they would let me do that, plus it would all melt sitting in customs and be a big unattractive lump by the time it arrived. Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian:  I am older than 18. (opt) Here's someone who can keep a secret that knows what I like, in case you want to PM them with questions: I will cast a few chocolates today and post better photos later.

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can you get drunk by eating candy made with alcohol? such as chocolates with bourbon in the filling?

I was wondering if you could get drunk from eating candy made with alcohol

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How did everyone get these patches from fungus amungus? (Besides the cookie) Answered

Ive seen users with tons of donuts, cakes and treats from fungus amungus. How did they get them? (Besides the regular chocolate chip cookie...)

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Can tofu be made using store bought soy milk?

I was wondering if tofu can be made from store bought soy milk? Does the prepossessing make it undoable? I was thinking about using the chocolate flavor and making a dessert tofu. Can it be used to make yogurt?

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Share the Love Speed Contest Winners Announced!

Instructables is happy to announce the winners of the Share the Love Speed Contest.We asked you to show us some romantic Instructables and you certainly did with over 100 Instructables entered into the contest. Lots of creativity and emotion went into these and we can't thank you enough for all of them.Since this was a speed contest the voting was done by the the audience for six of the winners and one was chosen in a random draw. These are all great entries, but we urge you to check out the contest group to see many more great Instructables. So if you get stuck on what to do for Valentine's Day next year, be sure to come back here and look for some ideas.For now, on with the winners!Pageviews and Ratings Prizes - For receiving the most pageviews and the highest ratings, the authors of these Instructables will each receive an Instructables Robot t-shirt, a chocolate robot heart, and the acrylic positive of the heart. Ratings A Dozen Red Origami Roses by thydzik Page Views LED Burlesque Pasties! by jessyratfink Notes about the winners: Duplicate votes were thrown out. While it is a great Instructable, LED Mood Jar was disqualified from winning a prize in this contest since we couldn't find much that was inherently romantic about it unless you're talking about getting your mood on and that's a bit of a stretch.Ratings Prize Runners-up - For receiving the next highest ratings, the authors of these four Instructables will each receive an Instructables Robot t-shirt and a chocolate robot heart. Entwined Hearts Chocolate Covered Strawberries Bloody Valentine's Heart LED Stained GlassFirefly Pendant Random Prize - For being lucky enough to have its name pulled out of a plastic net, the author of this Instructable will receive an Instructables Robot t-shirt, a chocolate robot heart, and the acrylic positive of the heart.and the random winner is...Hearts from ring pulls

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How can I make an inexpensive fake giant lollipop like in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?

I need to know how to make an inexpensive fake giant lollipops for a party I am having where the kids have to walk with Dora the Explorer through several different places on her map; one of which is a "Lollipop Forest" to get to the pinata.

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What's the best (or your favorite) kind of pie? Answered

I'm a big fan of pie. Generally fruit pies are my favorite: I love fresh raspberry pie, and poached pear pie is downright classy. Of course, a friend just brought chocolate pecan pie to dinner on Saturday, served warm with vanilla ice cream. Mmmm. I'm not sure there's such thing as a bad pie.What's your favorite? And can I get the recipe? ;)

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He s allergic 2 nitrates-beans-caffeine-nuts-etc. Help me mke a birthday meal 4 my boyfriend dinner 4 me 2 surprise him!

Nitrates means meats with any nitrates such as lunch meats, ham, sausage, bacon, pepperoni, or smoked meats to name a few. Caffeine is any item that has caffeine in it, chocolate or cola or such. He is very allergic to any of these. All beans, nuts, etc, including great items such as avacados.

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Halloween costume ideas? (easy, simple, cheap) Answered

I'll be going to a Halloween party at a housing complex for elderly and disabled people, and everyone's been asked to dress up somehow. My problem is that these are ordinary, normal sort of people, but I tend to think like a way-too-well-read egghead. All my costume ideas (a Fruity Oaty Bar? ....Lady MacBeth? ...Marvin, the Paranoid Android? ...a Brownie from British folk mythology, to tie in with the chocolate brownies from the oven I'll be bringing for the treats table?) are overly intellectual and/or obscure, and would torpedo all the efforts I make not to come off too much like a stuck-up know-it-all. So I need ordinary, normal costume ideas: the easier and cheaper, the better: A witch? A bat? A ghost (no, Gorfie, not Of Christmas Past, or Hamlet's Father, or Banquo either - just an ordinary, normal, plain vanilla, garden variety ghost)?

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What craft can I demonstrate or teach at a lunch & learn session for a 40-something aged crowd?

I volunteered to demonstrate a craft at my husband's office (insurance adjustors) early December.  Purpose is to have fun and give employees opportunity to interact.  I find people are generally creative or not, and I'd like something that can appeal to both groups.  I was thinking Chocolate Cherry Mice but question if I could accomodate a group of more than 5 with double boiler.  Office policy forbids use of office resources (photocopier, computer) for personal use.  Microwave is ok.  I would like to limit the craft to $2-$3/person as I will cover the cost of all materials and supplies.  I suspect people will not want to bring ANYTHING to the session (e.g. photos, ideas, etc)  Many thanks for ANY suggestions!

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Help me solve this riddle, and suceed in my quest to make a bunch of yummylicous cookies! I salute you, soldier! Answered

 i have no chocolate chips, or oat meal. I also can't make sugar cookies, molasses cookies, peanut butter cookies or snicker doodles. I have to make something that takes under 45 minutes, and that tastes good. PLEASE HELP!!? I need to make at least 70 cookies, and QUICK! I have five hours, and i have no idea what type to make. Please help! C'mon, share your great granny's secret recipe. . . i won't tell ANYONE. Except for my five hunded thousand twitter friends. . . oh, and my facebook friends, and that lady on that one forum. . .watchacallit, she loves cooking. Thank you in advance! KK P.s. I dont even have a twitter account, so don't worry i was only joking. Well, not about the cookies, but about the twitter and the "secret" recipes ;D

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will "anti-graying" hair mousse work to dye hair? Answered

Hi again everyone despite many questions i STILL can't find a way to dye my blond-brown-white-ish hair black! (yes, it did fade back after the chocolate brown incident..) i have naturally multi-colored and highlighted hair and don't want to lose that from staining or using permanent dye. recently, while in a cosmetics store in a desperate attempt to find a dye, i found a "anti-graying" mousse for covering gray patches in hair, which claimed would rinse out with shampoo. will this work to dye a full head of thick, multi-colored hair or will it stain/look ridiculously fake? and does mousse amke your hair go hard like hairspray or make it clump together, stays wet, etc should i buy it and try it out on a small section of one of the white-ish highlights and see if it does work? (if it doesn't, i'll have only dyed less than an inch and will simply cut it off) or is it as simple as i can't dye my hair black? thank you instructables :D

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How do I stop my neighbor from feeding my diabetic dog? Answered

We bought our house in April '96, and our dog Ted was born in Feb '96. My dog has been diabetic for several years now. His sister Ewok of the same litter has already passed away after suffering from Diabetes and Cancer. At one time Ted weighted 52 pounds (pre-Diabetes)..his last vet visit ( in the mid 20 range) , which for a Chow / Spitz is about 10-12 lbs. under weight. My elderly neighbor is always sneaking him food. I've even talked with his "Diabetic" Wife about this. He will lie to my face saying stuff like " Oh I only gave him a couple Milkbones ". Just today He says he's got some bread for Ted (our dog) . I told him as I approach that I am just going to pick it up and throw it away; Only to find a Glazed Chocolate Donut along with 10 small Milkbones and bread crust. I really am out of options here. Vetsullin is up to $37.00 a vial; and Ted's getting 20 Milgrams x 2 a day. Any suggestions?.....

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gift exchange entry: plastic action

My skills include: science and crafts project for children, sculpting, polymer clay, snow globes, simple jewelry, RC and rocket modeling, car technics, making sushi, stop-motion, medium-level computersavy. Here's a link to my featured Instructable: a.o. What I'd like to make for someone: a polymer clay figure or thingy. I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): (S,M,L) M I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: smaller or similar. What I like: mechanical things that fly, ride or swim, robots, cute monsters, science-fiction, fantasy, the female body, the female mind (the order came spontaneously, sorry), chocolate, sushi, modern design, Apple (Mac). What I don't like: to lame or to noisy music, pathetic singing, anything to do with smoking (I'm not big on alcohol either), real weapons (but I consider most knifes to be tools, not weapons) I absolutely can't have: (due to allergies, pets, etc) uncured epoxy (allergic); anyting incompatible with a cat, 2 young kids and a wife Type of thing I'd love to receive: something cool, cute, or sexy, possibly with a female touch. Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? Yes Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: Yep, I'm officially 43, although in my mind I'm still a teenager. (opt) Here's someone who can keep a secret that knows what I like, in case you want to PM them with questions: vderycke

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