Classic stone slab , for organic raw chocolate and organic roasted chocolate
This is the method I began with learning raw chocolate
and I am glad I learned this very hands-on style; it is in my opinion
the most difficult. It is quite fun though, there is a special magical
feeling in it. In this method it is up to you to create the proper
crystals and "seed" the chocolate to perfection.
Crystal Seeding Raw Chocolate
Seeding. This is the method I
switched to once I created "crystal seeds." You begin with perfectly
tempered chocolate, "crystal seeds," and stir them into a new batch of
chocolate that is around 100 degrees F. The seeds introduce the correct
crystalline structure and the crystals reproduce, creating a perfectly
tempered chocolate if you pull them out at just the right time and
temperature to avoid over tempering.
Heating and Cooling
Using a double boiler you bring the organic raw
chocolate to 113 degrees F to break crystallization, never above that
for raw chocolate, cool it down to 81 degrees to form type IV and type V
crystals, and then reheat to around 88 degrees to eliminate the type
IV, leaving only type V. I have never had the patience for this method.
A Raw Chocolate Tempering Machine
O, the wonders of raw chocolate technology.
Have a Delicious Day! Lulu