Chocolate cases

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Wendy

Chocolate cases

I have a recipe for mousse filled chocolate cases. It seemed simple but after melting the chocolate and trying to pour it round the cake cases and getting it on my fingers, worktop and tee-shirt, is there an easy way of doing it? I bought some chocolate cases a few months ago but they have not been in the supermarket since.

The cases are very useful to keep in as an easy-to-make dessert.


Wendy :)

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violet eyes

chocolate cases

Hi Wendy, sorry I can't help with your chocolate cases but just wanted to tell you I made the White cake yesterday. I wasn't sure which flour to use so I used SR flour and it rose really high so I cut it into 4 layers and spread it with jam and buttercream and sprinkled sugar on top. It was delicate to handle. It was quite sweet to taste, sweeter than a victoria sponge. It was very nice and I would make it again.
I take it that none of your cats are handy in the kitchen then. My cat goes made for chocolate so he would help you clean up the mess.

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Gravy Queen

Choc cases

Once you have poured some chocolate in the case could you paint it around the rest of the case using a brush ?

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Wendy

Violet Eyes/Gravy Queen

Violet Eyes When my friend made it was rather more dense than an ordinary sandwich cake but good all the same. Maybe you could reduce the sugar a bit? As I said it comes from a rather old cookery book and doesn't give the information that you get in the books of today.

The cats don't eat chocolate as I thought it was poisonous to them, I know it's poisonous to dogs. Having said that if I left some out they would eat it just as they would eat anything that wasn't good or meant for them!

Gravy Queen - Why didn't I think of that? One of things I noticed was that the top of the case was thinner than the bottom as the chocolate had run down therefore making the top more vulnerable to breaking when I peeled the paper case off. I think a brush might be more even than swirling it around. Thanks for that GQ!

Wendy

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Janice

Chocolate casees

Wendy, painting the chocolate into the cases is the correct way as I have seen chefs do and is done in the same manner as making Easter Eggs. A thin initial layer should be painted into the cases, then allow this to dry before repeating until you have the required thickness. Once the cases are thoroughly set then the paper can be peeled off and voila you have a chocolate case. Well worth doing as they are expensive to bouy, at least here they are.

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Wendy

Janice

Thanks for explaining the correct way to make chocolate cases. When I bought them here they were 5 euro for 24 but they were petit four size,that was last year and the supermarket hasn't had them in since. I will try that method but not when 11-year-old grandson comes (who loves to bake)as I think it would be too time consuming and also by the time he has finished eating the melted chocolate there probably wouldn't be enough left to make anything!!

Wendy

 
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