Smbc How Much Chai Liquid Concentrate?

Decorating By jingerelle Updated 10 Feb 2012 , 8:44pm by scp1127

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jingerelle Posted 9 Feb 2012 , 10:24pm
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I'm making SMBC for the first time. I want to flavor some with Chai tea liquid concentrate for a Vanilla Chai filling. How well does the SMBC handle liquid before changing the consistency? How much would I be able to add to about 2 1/2 C before it gets too runny? Or should I even attempt to add liquid? Sorry for all the newbie questions.

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scp1127 Posted 10 Feb 2012 , 8:44pm
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Here is my rule of thumb for IMBC and SMBC, but please be careful, as our recipes may not be the same.

In general, I can add up to 1 tbsp per stick of butter with only a very slight change in consistency. I use this for my buttercreams with liqueurs. Because your chai is a concentrate, you will not need near that much.

But that brings up another point. If you have a liquid that you want to add but it is weak and doesn't have a strong flavor (such as champagne), I always put about 1 cup in a saucepan and reduce it to less than 1/4 cup. Not only is the flavor much stronger, in alcohol, the bitter undertones are gone.

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