Help Please!!!

Decorating By saberger Updated 5 Feb 2009 , 12:26am by saberger

saberger Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 5:23pm
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I am in the middle of making chocolate leather (I am using this recipe http://cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-6383-0-Chocolate-Leather.html )

And it is just sticking to my hands! There is nothing to knead since it is still really gooey and it doesn't even look oily. I used the dark chocolate disks from AC Moore (I was under the impression that it is the same as almond bark (?)).

Anybody know if I am doing something wrong?!?! It does taste yummy though icon_wink.gif

TIA

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Donnagardner Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 5:30pm
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You may try to put it in the fridge to harden for just a couple of minutes and see what happens.

tiggy2 Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 5:31pm
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If the recipe calls for almond bark then that is what I would use. So many times people on CC change recipes then complain they don't work. Many of recipes have been removed just for that reason. I have no idea if the disks are the same as almond bark or not.

cupcakemkr Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 5:34pm
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first, i have never heard of this recipe. But, it sounds like you need to scrape it off your hands and let it cool overnight/completely. after it has hardened up then knead it togehter to get it workable.

HTH sounds like a real mess to work with!

saberger Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 5:36pm
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Thanks for the help. Forgive my ignorance, but, then, what IS almond bark an where would I get it?

cupcakemkr Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 5:47pm
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almond bark is found in the baking isle of the grocery and I've seen it at WalMart too - should work the same as the disks, i'd think.

Good luck!

cookieman Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 6:02pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by saberger

Thanks for the help. Forgive my ignorance, but, then, what IS almond bark an where would I get it?




I never heard of it either saberger, so don't feel bad! And now that I've read what it is (see link), I am positive they do not sell it in any supermarkets where I live (northern NJ).

http://www.budgetbarbie.com/2007/08/what-is-almond-bark.html

sahrow Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 7:33pm
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Almond bark-
It is very common and easy to find.
It is in the baking isle near the chocolate chips- usually top shelf- sometimes bottom. Grocery stores carry it- even Walmart. I've seen it in Smiths (Kroger), Albertsons, and independent grocery stores (like IGA and other smaller stores- the ones that carry Western Family brand). I've lived in NY, AZ, IN, CA, TX, and UT and have NEVER had trouble finding this product over the past 20+ years.

It comes in a rectangular slab that looks divided into squares or rectangles. It is in a plastic bag.

It isn't the same as candy melts, but it has similar consistency when melted. Think of almond bark as being not the same as the discs, and not the same as chocolate chips (which don't work like the discs even though they melt and look the same melted). It is also different from baking chocolate. This explains why it doesn't work like the discs- They have different chemical compositions!

Good luck!

saberger Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 12:26am
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Again, thank you for the info...I will have to look for it the next time - r just forget about that recipe. But good to know for future.

I put the concoction in the fridge and it has most definitely firmed up. I will see what happens with it tomorrow.

Thanks for your help everyone. I REALLY appreciate it!

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