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post #16 of 44
Wasn't sure exactly what is considered 'real' white chocolate, so found a definition.
http://www.sallybernstein.com/food/columns/zonis/white_chocolate.htm
White chocolate, as most of you know, isnt real chocolate at all. Why not? Real chocolate must contain cocoa solids (the dry solids that give it both brown color and a good deal of flavor). White chocolate contains cocoa butter, milk powder, sugar, and, often, flavorings (vanilla is a popular one).

The FDA finally authorized a standard of identity for white chocolate, effective 1 January, 2004; real white chocolate must contain at least 20% cocoa butter, 14% milk solids, and 3.5% milk fat. It cannot contain more than 55% sugar or other nutritive carbohydrate sweeteners.

[...]Real white chocolate contains no vegetable fat other than cocoa butter. It is a creamy, off-white color with a yellowish cast to it. Confectionery coating, often seen in wafers, is pure white.

[...]chocolate is quite heat-sensitive. White chocolate is especially so, and great care must be taken during the melting process to avoid scorching it.
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post #17 of 44
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Originally Posted by chikadodle

If you have a Trader Joe's near you, they usually sell broken blocks of Ghiradelli white chocolate that is reasonably priced.



Ughh I wish! My local one doesn't, and I'm in there EVERY Tues so that would be convenient!

I've found larger bags of Guittard at Cost Plus World Market (of all places) for $4/bag (on sale right now for $2/bag) which is palm oil AND cocoa butter, which will suffice!
post #18 of 44
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Originally Posted by ailika

mamawrobin you said you use chocolate in fondant & what do you use it for or does it become like clay. Just curious?



No it's not like clay it's just white chocolate fondant. I make Michele Foster's fondant recipe and 99% of the time I make the white chocolate version because it taste so very good. The chocolate also adds pliability to the fondant.
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post #19 of 44
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Originally Posted by 3LittleBeesCookies

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Originally Posted by Jeep_girl816

Yep, sad but true. I can't afford "real" white chocolate like Bakers so my family and friends will have to settle for Nestle or Ghiradelli chips. No one's complained yet icon_smile.gif



Ghirardelli is real, so you have been giving your family the good stuff! It's Nestle, Hershey's, candy melts, and store brand white chocolate that is flavoring, hydro oils, etc. But, I think they are ok to use in a pinch!


These are the ones I use, http://www.ghirardelli.com/products/chips_white.aspx Sadly not so real, no mention of cocoa butter to be had and notice they say "white chips" nothing about "chocolate" Oh well, like I said, no complaints icon_smile.gif
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post #20 of 44
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Originally Posted by Jeep_girl816

Yep, sad but true. I can't afford "real" white chocolate like Bakers so my family and friends will have to settle for Nestle or Ghiradelli chips. No one's complained yet icon_smile.gif



Ghiradelli chips aren't that bad..I don't mind using those but I don't care for the Nestle or Hershey's chips. As far as cost....I can get a 6 ounce of Bakers White Chocolate for $1.90 at Wal-Mart. Haven't found it that cheap anywhere else though. I buy a case at a time. thumbs_up.gif
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post #21 of 44
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Originally Posted by mamawrobin

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Originally Posted by Jeep_girl816

Yep, sad but true. I can't afford "real" white chocolate like Bakers so my family and friends will have to settle for Nestle or Ghiradelli chips. No one's complained yet icon_smile.gif



Ghiradelli chips aren't that bad..I don't mind using those but I don't care for the Nestle or Hershey's chips. As far as cost....I can get a 6 ounce of Bakers White Chocolate for $1.90 at Wal-Mart. Haven't found it that cheap anywhere else though. I buy a case at a time. thumbs_up.gif



I was so excited to check my local Wally world after u mentioned this...to no avail icon_sad.gif Wonder if they'll do site-to-store for this... icon_wink.gif hehehe
post #22 of 44
Sorry about the post - try this
www.baking911.com/ganache_truffles.htm
post #23 of 44
I guess it keeps getting blocked.

baking911.com/ganache_truffles.htm

just put a www in front of it.
post #24 of 44
Okay, one last time - the baking911 keeps getting blocked.

it's www. then: baking911 and then .com/ganache_truffles.htm
post #25 of 44
I apologize for this, but as you can see I can't type in the link because it keeps getting blocked. The website is Baking 911 but when you type it out there is no space between the 2 words.
I hope you can figure it out since it's a really helpful link regarding ganache, including white and dark chocolate.
post #26 of 44
Okay, cake central - you win. I will not attempt to write out the name of the website. Really - there is no competition, just a helpful site regarding ganache!
Sorry I took up so many posts.
post #27 of 44
look for these ghiradelli baking bars:

http://www.ghirardelli.com/products/bars_white.aspx

I've seen then in WallyWorld and more upscale grocery stores.

(and Sam's sometimes has them during Christmas holiday season)
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post #28 of 44
No problem, msulli10.
Several site URLs are blocked by cake central due to lawyer requests.
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post #29 of 44
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Originally Posted by mamawrobin

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Originally Posted by Jeep_girl816

Yep, sad but true. I can't afford "real" white chocolate like Bakers so my family and friends will have to settle for Nestle or Ghiradelli chips. No one's complained yet icon_smile.gif



Ghiradelli chips aren't that bad..I don't mind using those but I don't care for the Nestle or Hershey's chips. As far as cost....I can get a 6 ounce of Bakers White Chocolate for $1.90 at Wal-Mart. Haven't found it that cheap anywhere else though. I buy a case at a time. thumbs_up.gif

What the heck? At my local Walmarts (There's three in a 15 mile radius!) the 6oz of Baker's is around 2.90!!! And I usually need around 24oz if I'm doing ganache at 3:1 so they're usually out of my price range icon_sad.gif
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post #30 of 44
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Originally Posted by Jeep_girl816

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Originally Posted by mamawrobin

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Originally Posted by Jeep_girl816

Yep, sad but true. I can't afford "real" white chocolate like Bakers so my family and friends will have to settle for Nestle or Ghiradelli chips. No one's complained yet icon_smile.gif



Ghiradelli chips aren't that bad..I don't mind using those but I don't care for the Nestle or Hershey's chips. As far as cost....I can get a 6 ounce of Bakers White Chocolate for $1.90 at Wal-Mart. Haven't found it that cheap anywhere else though. I buy a case at a time. thumbs_up.gif

What the heck? At my local Walmarts (There's three in a 15 mile radius!) the 6oz of Baker's is around 2.90!!! And I usually need around 24oz if I'm doing ganache at 3:1 so they're usually out of my price range icon_sad.gif



Yep, that was the price today at my Walmart. I bought it anyways and I do prefer it over nestle. I use ganache as the crumbcoat for all of my cakes, so if they prefer white chocolate over semi-sweet/dark, then they can pay the difference! thumbs_up.gif
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