Formula, Theory, and Technique for the Artisan Confectioner. Peter P. Greweling, CMB The Culinary Institute of America. Cover and interior design by Vertigo Design NYC Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data: Greweling, Peter P. Chocolates and confections: formula. Download free ebook cooking chocolates confection second edition. Ebook Chocolates Confections 2nd Edition | Mb | Pages | PDF |. CHOCOLATE & CONFECTIONS (2nd EDITION) book chocolate and confection second edition, English | Mb | Pages | PDF.
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This type of information helped me better understand why some of the steps to chocolate making mattered, and also gave me more comfort in knowing where I could deviate from recipes e.
I can add whatever liquid flavourings I want so long as I add them at the right time and keep my fats to liquid ratio consistent. I have ordered more chocolate and I can't wait to try more. The book also included suggested equipment and a brief explanation of some of the tools and why they were important.
The one thing missing from the book that I wish they spent time on was decorating in general -- the different techniques for finishing chocolates such as adding chocolate swirls, etc. To be fair each recipe has a description for how to finish the chocolate such as adding bits of salt or adding candied fruit bits and they did show you how to make spiked chocolates, but I wanted to know more about selecting colours and other types of chocolate flourishes.
In all it's a pricey, but valuable book that I anticipate I will be referencing a lot as I continue to learn and make chocolates. This is the second time I've downloadd this book.
I used it and others to build my business and have won many awards based on technique I learned from this book. It is a great book to learn the basics and build from there. My first book is full of chocolate and sugar and in pretty poor shape Hopefully, the second book will see the same love! I've included a small sample of my work. This was an amazing cookbook.
I don't say that lightly. Usually in cookbooks there are a great many recipes you pass over and don't want to make - you download the book for the few that you do like. This book is the exception. It exceeded my expectations in recipes and instruction.
This is a intermediate or advanced cookbook, but easy to follow. The pictures are beautiful. The photos help you see what the end product will look like. This cookbook is also a great reference with charts, photos, trouble shooting, and step by step technique. This is easily in the top 5 cookbooks I own. I would recommend to anyone wanting to know how to make confections like: Highly recommend.
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I will be looking for more books by this author. After my first recipe my confidence in my understanding and ability to work with chocolate is super high. See all reviews. site Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about site Giveaway. This item: Formula, Theory, and Technique for the Artisan Confectioner. Set up a giveaway. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Encyclopedia of Chocolate: Essential Recipes and Techniques.
Ecole Grand Chocolat. Pages with related products. See and discover other items: The variety of styles and presentations extends from simple to elaborate. Major categories include butter cakes , tortes , and foam cakes.
Confusingly, some desserts that have the word cake in their names, such as cheesecake , are not technically cakes, while others, such as Boston cream pie are cakes despite seeming to be named something else.
Welsh cakes are cooked on a griddle. Korean rainbow rice cake is for celebrations. Birthday cakes may be elaborately decorated. European spit cakes are baked around a metal cylinder. Pastry is a large and diverse category of baked goods, united by the flour-based doughs used as the base for the product.
These doughs are not always sweet, and the sweetness may come from the sugar, fruit, chocolate, cream, or other fillings that are added to the finished confection.
Pastries can be elaborately decorated, or they can be plain dough. Empty shells made with puff pastry can be filled with fruit or cream. Pie is made from a pie crust and a sweet filling.
Strudel is made with phyllo pastry. Doughnuts may be fried or baked. Glazed raised doughnut Oliebollen and similar doughnuts are fried in hot fat. Decorated doughnuts Apple fritter with powdered sugar Scones and related sweet quick breads , such as bannock , are similar to baking powder biscuits and, in sweeter, less traditional interpretations, can seem like a cupcake. Scones with jam Cranberry scones with icing Cookies are small, sweet baked treats.
They originated as small cakes, and some traditional cookies have a soft, cake-like texture. Others are crisp or hard.
Although FDA regulations permit the use of any nutritive carbohydrate sweetener in chocolate manufacture. Its purpose is simply to provide sweetness to the bitter cacao. Cocoa butter has several unique qualities that make it a very desirable fat: Cocoa butter is the ingredient in chocolate that makes it necessary to temper the chocolate prior to use. If cocoa butter were not brittle. Cocoa butters are not all identical. Sugar Sugar is typically the second most prevalent ingredient in dark chocolate and makes up an even more substantial part of many milk and white chocolates.
Cocoa butter Cocoa butter is the naturally occurring fat in cocoa beans. It tends to stay hard until it is very close to body temperature. There is less disparity in the quality of cocoa butter from various beans than there is in the solids of those beans. Cocoa butter from beans grown near the Equator.
In spite of the drawbacks of cocoa butter. The function of cocoa butter in chocolate is to suspend and lubricate the cacao and sugar particles. Along with this unique combination of desirable traits. As a result. Most chocolate contains not only the cocoa butter present in chocolate liquor but additional cocoa butter as well.
In order to obtain the extra cocoa butter for chocolate production. It is the contraction of cocoa butter as it crystallizes that makes it possible for the confectioner to release chocolate easily from molds once it is set. See Tempering Chocolate. The function of lecithin in chocolate is not to emulsify but to reduce viscosity.
As with any of the ingredients used in manufacturing chocolate in the United States. Milk fat or butterfat is a permissible ingredient in American dark chocolate. Manufacturers may use vanilla beans or vanillin.
Because chocolate contains no water. Dairy fat Milk solids also contain butterfat. Milk solids contribute a creamy. Chocolate manufacturers usually add the amount of lecithin that will give them the maximum advantage in viscosity. When the lecithin in chocolate exceeds about 0. Lecithin Almost all chocolate contains trace amounts of lecithin.
The milk solids added to some chocolates are treated with lipase. Milk fat is less expensive than the cocoa butter it displaces. Lecithin reduces viscosity only up to a point. Although it is permissible. Several different forms of dry milk may be used in manufacturing. When used as an ingredient in dark chocolate. Because of these phenomena. Cleaning takes place in stages and is accomplished by several methods.
Cleaning and blending cocoa beans Cocoa beans arrive at the manufacturer containing an assortment of impurities. Just as coffee may be roasted to varying degrees for different results. Micronizing Micronizing is the process of breaking the beans into pieces. When roasting is completed. Lower-roast chocolates often exhibit a reddish color. A case can be made for either argument. Only then are the varieties of beans blended.
This step may occur at one of two points: Each method has its unique advantages and challenges. These acids are not removed until near the end of processing. Obviously these items must be removed prior to further processing.
The steps in the manufacturing chart on page 30 can be performed in different orders by different manufacturers. Opinions regarding single-origin chocolates vary. Some claim this chocolate to be of highest quality. Roasting may be performed at different points in manufacturing.
Due to naturally occurring differences between varieties and batches of beans. In all cases. There are three main methods of roasting in common use: In recent years. It is logical. Winnowing Manufacturers separate the shells from the nibs through a process called winnowing. Mixing Chocolate processing. Although lecithin is an integral part of most chocolate. Chocolate liquor can be a relatively coarse product. About 25 microns is the generally recognized size under which particles cannot be felt in the mouth.
Micronizing the cocoa beans permits the next steps in processing. During micronizing. For the manufacturer. By FDA standards.
In chocolate manufacturing.
The rest will likely be incorporated at the end of conching. Grinding milling Grinding. Regulations aside. Once broken. The primary function of Dutch processing is to reduce the acidity of cacao. Removing the traces of water in the chocolate helps to improve the viscosity. The only freshly manufactured chocolate not tempered before shipping is liquid chocolate. When chocolate is to be sold in blocks. In cooking. During conching. The same is true of conching: Dutch processing is accomplished by treating the cacao with an alkali.
Like any cooking process. Dutching and pressing An optional step in chocolate manufacturing. Chocolate tempered in this way will set with the expected degree of shine. Dutch processing may be carried out at various stages by the chocolate manufacturer. A persistent myth holds that longer conching necessarily produces a higher-quality chocolate.
See Bloom. Cooling is accomplished in a cooling tunnel. Conching Although all the ingredients in chocolate are now present. It is a thick. This is usually accomplished by tempering machines that agitate and seed the chocolate continuously so that it can be deposited or molded. Chocolate that has been exposed to moisture may still be used in some applications. The chocolate must be chopped in order to ensure that it melts evenly and quickly without overheating.
Dutch processing is not frequently used in the manufacture of chocolate. Most people would agree that while Dutching makes cocoa powder look more like chocolate and makes it less sour tasting. The basic guidelines for handling chocolate are rather simple: In a manner of speaking. For general chocolate work.
Any chocolate or cocoa powder that is Dutch processed must indicate on the label that it has been treated with an alkali. A boiling water bath not only introduces the hazard of steam but also overheats the chocolate in the bottom of the bowl. When melting chocolate. When working with chocolate. It is. A very small amount of moisture in chocolate noticeably increases its viscosity. Usually the lower-quality. Tier One. These devices can be set for the desired temperature.
Stirring ensures that the chocolate melts evenly without overheating. Manufacturers press chocolate liquor because they need extra cocoa butter to manufacture chocolate. Excessive heat causes chocolate to form grains and to thicken. Although various steps of confectionery production may be best accomplished at different temperatures. When melting small quantities of chocolate.
Work environment All work with chocolate should be carried out in a temperature-controlled. An alternative method for melting chocolate is the very gentle dry heat of a melter. Milk and white chocolates are especially vulnerable to damage from heat due to the milk solids they contain.
See Confectionery Equipment. The water bath should be warm. Temperatures that are much lower will result in rapid cooling and an increase in viscosity as well as the formation of unstable cocoa butter crystals. When the moisture subsequently evaporates. When exposed to moisture. It is difficult to distinguish sugar bloom from fat bloom by sight alone.
The result of fat bloom. Sugar bloom is the formation of sugar crystals on the surface of chocolate. If the chocolate feels smooth. Fat bloom is the visible crystallization of fat on the surface of chocolate. The factor limiting shelf life for chocolate is rancidity. There are two types of bloom: The result of sugar bloom. It is caused by improperly tempered or stored chocolate. It is caused by the exposure of chocolate to high humidity or other moisture.
Chocolate that has been precrystalllized with the wrong form of crystals will form fat bloom during storage. All of these factors shorten the potential shelf life of chocolate products by increasing the likelihood that rancidity will develop. Chocolate storage guidelines Because chocolate contains virtually no moisture.
If there is a noticeable rough texture to the chocolate. Although cocoa butter is relatively resistant to rancidity. When stored under ideal conditions. Chocolate that has been allowed to set without proper tempering will immediately form fat bloom. Couverture A common term in chocolate marketing. These are chocolate-like products that contain additional ingredients not permissible in chocolate.
European dark chocolate labeled as couverture is subject to guidelines very similar to those that regulate chocolate in the U. The highest-quality dark chocolate. In dark chocolate couverture. The fat content of milk and white couvertures consists of the combination of cocoa butter and the milk fat found in the dry milk in those products.
Coating A commonly available cacao product is coating. Much like the allowable butterfat in dark chocolate in the U. These are the maximum times suggested for storing chocolate.. It is added to inhibit bloom and to soften the chocolate slightly. The primary advantage of coatings is the vegetable fat they contain. Many of the permissible ingredients for products are not necessarily used in the manufacturing of the highest-quality products.
These standards represent the minimum legal requirements a product must meet in order to be allowed to go by the name given. Simply put. In the case of dark chocolate. The percentage of chocolate represents the combination of chocolate liquor and cocoa butter but fails to differentiate between them.
While a great deal has been made of this number in recent years. One of those chocolates may contain 65 percent chocolate liquor and no additional cocoa butter. Percentages denote the ranges required to meet the Standard of Identity.
May include spices. The other might contain 50 percent chocolate liquor with 15 percent cocoa butter added. Currently there is great interest in high-percentage chocolates. Although high-percentage chocolates have an important place in confectionery.
As Americans become savvier about chocolate and food in general. Scharffen Berger and Guittard are demonstrating that American manufacturers have both the capability to produce. The number of chocolates that a confectioner chooses to use in his or her repertoire can vary widely.
The cocoa-solids content of milk chocolate is an even more nebulous area because in milk chocolate.
No label. Years ago. That high-percentage chocolate might be better used to stand up to the bold impact of a liquor cordial. In selecting chocolate for various uses. While there will always be a large market for ordinary-quality mass-produced chocolate. Economics In any business. By the very nature of their business. For this purpose. Viscosity is a crucial consideration for dipping or enrobing chocolates.
Low-viscosity chocolate helps maintain a low ratio of chocolate to center and prevents the chocolate covering from overpowering the center.
Artisan confections are true luxury items. Viscosity The viscosity of chocolate is determined primarily by its fat content. In fact. Successfully choosing which chocolates to use in confectionery requires some knowledge of manufacturing and labeling and a great deal of experimentation: Most of these factors are controllable to a large degree through proper formulation.
Intrinsic factors relate to water activity. Production conditions also fall under this category. Water activity The same amount of total water can have widely varying amounts of free water depending on sugar content.
The creation of fresh. The factors that limit shelf life may be the intrinsic qualities of the center such as water activity. The typical shelf life of confections ranges from approximately three weeks for ganache centers to a year or longer for hard candies. Throughout history. One of the greatest strengths of the artisan confectioner over the large-scale manufacturer is the ability to use the highest-quality ingredients and to offer fresh products to be enjoyed promptly rather than ones that have spent months in distribution and storage.
When properly stored. See Water Activity of Confections table. Once this equilibrium is reached. While water activity is expressed as a decimal.
ERH is expressed as a percentage. The only confections that are not prone to moisture migration are those that are fat systems—gianduja. Because it is available for reactions. Chocolate enrobing creates a layer of fat the cocoa butter in the chocolate that is impervious to moisture migration.
The principle of water activity is the availability of moisture for the growth of bacteria. Enrobing in chocolate. Water that is not chemically attached to other ingredients is unbound water. With regard to shelf stability.
A soft caramel might have an ERH of 55 percent. If a center has a high ERH and is exposed to an atmosphere in which the relative humidity is low. ERH is defined as the relative humidity at which a substance will neither gain nor lose weight due to moisture migration.
Packaging such as boxes creates and contains a micro-atmosphere. Because these are fat-based products. It is the amount of free water that is the determining factor for shelf stability. Wrapping individual pieces tightly in plastic wrap or wax paper accomplishes exactly the same thing.
Free water always moves from a system of higher water content into a system of lower water content. The two methods of assessing water activity—ERH and Aw—express exactly the same thing: Certain substances. The most profound intrinsic factor limiting the shelf-life potential of confections is water activity Aw. To translate from ERH to Aw. Such water is said to be bound. Water activity is measured by using a water activity meter or by sending a sample of the confection in question to a lab to be measured.
Pure water has a water activity level of 1. A product with absolutely no unbound water has a water activity level of 0. Although understanding the basics of water activity and spoilage is worthwhile for the artisan confectioner. Because virtually all confectionery products contain some unbound moisture. Knowing the water activity of confectionery centers helps the confectioner determine the potential for storage and the proper shelf life of the products.
Water activity Aw is a measurement of the amount of unbound water in a product. Marzipan and fudge are two other examples of confections that have a relatively high water activity level and therefore some potential for spoilage.
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No confection is more susceptible to spoilage than ganache. Not only is it high in total moisture.
The water activity of a product is always compared to the water activity of pure water. See Water Activity of Confections table below. The effects of fat migration can be a softened chocolate shell. Moisture migration can also affect unenrobed confections if they are not well protected by packaging.
Rather than relying on pH. Under this circumstance. A barrier of fat between two layers can prevent this migration.
Internal moisture migration may be prevented by creating a layer of fat. Nut centers. Confections with low ERHs. This scenario can lead to unwanted crystallization of amorphous centers. Fat migration Fat migration is another intrinsic factor limiting the shelf life of confections. Although it is quite harmless. Acidity and alkalinity pH The pH of foods has an effect on their shelf life. Internal moisture migration Moisture migration can be an intrinsic factor in mitigating the shelf life of confections.
See Fat Migration. Moisture migrates into or out of the confection from the atmosphere. Moisture migrates from a higher Aw to a lower Aw until equilibrium is achieved. Confections with high ERHs. Because most confections are not highly acidic. Moisture migration Just as moisture migration may be an intrinsic phenomenon. This can be achieved by wrapping or enrobing them immediately after production.
Not only do they have a low Aw. It is therefore imperative that these confections be protected from any exposure to humidity. Fat systems such as chocolate and gianduja are not subject to moisture migration and therefore will neither absorb nor lose moisture.
Exposure to light and oxygen can also undermine the shelf life of confectionery products. In general. Artisan confections are luxury items that command premium prices. All that is required to prevent physical damage are careful handling techniques and respect for the product. External factors include physical damage. A properly used cooling tunnel on an enrober will reduce. Amorphous sugar confectionery. Chocolates that are scuffed or that look as if they are old will not properly represent the skill and knowledge required to make them and will not be embraced by consumers.
Touching chocolates at this stage. Confections may lose moisture to the atmosphere or may absorb it. While enrobed confections are protected from moisture gain or loss by their chocolate shell.
Once these confections have been exposed to humidity. For this reason. Dew point calculators are available online and require only knowing the temperature and relative humidity of the room. The dew point is defined as the temperature to which air must be cooled in order to reach percent relative humidity.
In order to prevent condensation and the damage it causes. Humidity is usually expressed as relative humidity—that is.
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In addition to causing the crystallization of amorphous candies. The ideal humidity for storing uncoated confections is precisely at their ERH. An inadequate bottom coat. To prevent this type of damage.
This condition is also easily avoided by wrapping or enrobing immediately after production. These precise conditions can be achieved by proper use of packaging. For the confectioner.
Centers coated with chocolate should be stored at as low a humidity level as possible. If the amount of water in the air remains constant and the temperature of the air decreases. Chocolate exposed to high humidity will form sugar bloom. Crystalline confections such as fudge and fondant that are left uncoated with chocolate are also susceptible to environmental moisture migration. The more water vapor the air contains. Chocolate-coated centers may also suffer from moisture migration if the integrity of the chocolate coating is breached.
See Packaging and Display. If confections are cooled to a point at which the air around them reaches its dew point. Because of their comparatively high ERH. Under normal conditions. Humidity Excessive humidity is always to be avoided in the storage of confections.
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When using chilling equipment for confectionery processing. Warm air can hold more evaporated water than cold air can. Temperature Temperature plays a vital role in the storage of confections. If the seal is broken. Excessive warmth not only causes fat bloom on chocolate but also increases the speed of various degrading reactions. Following proper procedure. The be strong enough not to collapse under vacuum pressure. Either enrobed or unenrobed confections may be frozen using this method.
In the case of enrobed centers. The less air that is present in the box. When freezing unenrobed confections. Confections with relatively short shelf lives. Other factors Both light and oxygen can contribute to rancidity of fats. Cold storage. Twenty-four hours of refrigeration are required to prevent the sudden contraction and subsequent cracking that could occur if the chocolates were frozen without this acclimation step.
The box should 2. Aerated centers are particularly sensitive to vacuum packaging. Artisan confectioners. The ability to freeze products allows the confectioner to stockpile popular items for busy times. These factors are slower to cause deterioration than those mentioned previously and are typically not as large a concern to the artisan confectioner as they are to larger-scale manufacturers.
The seal must be airtight to keep oxygen out of the package. It is less important that chocolate-coated confections be packaged in an airtight environment. During the second 24 hours. Freezing confections greatly slows. A minimalist display of modern-looking confections placed on mirrors and illuminated by high-intensity lighting gives a very different impression from a traditional-looking selection of chocolates displayed on ornate silver platters and surrounded by velvet and soft.
Most artisan confectioners are not concerned with long-term storage in packages. Store at the lowest possible temperature until two days prior to intended use.
The packaging must protect its contents but not interfere with the presentation and marketing function. The style of the display can convey various impressions depending on the materials and techniques used.
The best packaging achieves both goals. Displays as marketing tools Window and counter displays are invaluable tools for marketing confections. More often the concerns are that the package protect its contents from mechanical damage and that it present the products in an attractive.
To prevent condensation and does not stop. The air surrounding confections packaged in an airtight container will very quickly reach the ERH of the confections. Window displays are powerful marketing tools for retailers.
For- sugar bloom. The minimum requirement for packaging is that it supply protection from physical damage.
Once removed from the freezer. This is especially important for uncoated sugar confectionery. Nor does freezing reverse any of the negative effects confections may have suffered while stored at room temperature. Sleek glass. Lighting that does not generate excessive heat.
Excessive use of props or too many elements in a window display detract from the products being offered. Once a window display has been seen repeatedly.
A series of steps or risers can be used to add not only height to the display but depth as well. In order to use window displays to their maximum potential. Frequently changing products. The display itself must always look pristine and appetizing. Chocolates that are showing their age with bloom or a diminished shine will do nothing to promote the business. Store windows are well suited to creating several levels of height in a display.
Each display is an opportunity to be timely. There is nothing wrong with traditional chocolate displays. The window should suggest abundance.As a result. When it is obtained early in the sugar-rening process, it is relatively light in color and avor; molasses from the later stages of rening has a darker color and a more intense avor. Manufacturers may use vanilla beans or vanillin. Cereal Foods World 27 12 , — Because confections themselves are smaller than pastries or baked goods.
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