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How to Make Chocolates Film | Deborah Dolen    Author Direct On-Line Video   Amazon Instant Video

You can make your own outstanding chocolates as fast as your prepare your morning coffee.  No pun intended, but you can even stir your chocolate with your own mocha spoon!  You can even infuse your chocolate with brandy, green tea extract, lavender, rose and more.  Making your own chocolate also ensures the highest quality for your friends and family as well saving you about 75% of retail bought chocolates.  When you make your own chocolate friends are truly amazed and kids just love to help out.



Copyright Deborah Dolen 2002-2011.  This is a great companion and first step video for Floral Design Copyright Deborah Dolen 2002-2011.






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Gone are the days of double broiler methods (nice if you have the time) but the microwave on 1/2 speed can be just as rewarding.  I started making chocolate Easter bunnies and such, ten years ago.  I read an article about all of the stuff put into commercial Easter chocolate and became determined to figure it out.  How easy it was, and to this day my children, now adults, just expect I will make chocolate during every holiday.



Making Chocolate at Home Basic Recipe and Method

Nestle chips are the best as for as grocery store purchasing. Avoid "dipping" chocolate because all that is basically cheap wax.  Use a crock pot at low setting to make your chocolate workable.  Chocolate is melted at 100F, so approach it that way.  Stir as often as possible to avoid centralized scorching.  Understand white chocolate has no real chocolate and treat it like a vanilla sugar fat that it is.  Because white chocolate is almost all sugar it can scorch easier.  Once chocolate is workable you can dip just about anything in it and set out on wax paper in a cool spot.  Or once cooled you can redip partially in white for color "effect."   You can also dip in cake decorations while the chocolate is still wet.  The combinations and possibilities are endless.

~Deborah D. Dolen


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Can you think of anyone who does not love chocolate?  It is the gift of love and you will love how easy it is to make.  Consumers usually have a type of chocolate they are loyal to, such as I love dark.  Many people love only milk chocolate and some only white chocolate.  We cover all of these area's to ensure you are well rounded in your creations.  The video makes it so easy, even kids 12 and up can make great chocolate. 


YouTube Video DEMOS Floral Design 101 | Bathroom Chemist Making Candles  |  Making Gift Baskets Making Soap Making Chocolate | Floral Design 102 |



Other books by Deborah Dolen

Previous Mabel White DIY formula books, written by Deborah Dolen include The Bathroom Chemist and The Self Apothecary, and The Beekeepers Digest are recipe, technique and formula heavy, offering a broad creative range. They are also pretty much a prerequisite if you are new to making your own toiletries, where The London Apothecary formulatory is more advanced, having a newer and definite focus on perfected techniques of making the actual base balm, natural wax jelly, lotion, and truly hard bath bombs.  In part due to newer methods discovered during 2004 and 2005.  We know you will enjoy this book and it will be a basis of your library!  Have fun! 

About Author Deborah Dolen return to home page

Deborah Dolen is the Editor in Chief for Mabel White DIY and author of over 25 DIY books, 1,000 articles and several TV "how to" Films.  Deborah Dolen is also an environmental writer and has her own content syndication.  Deborah Dolen was widowed when she was on her 30's and went on to raise three great daughters in FL up against many obstacles.  This is the time period she generated her most fascinating DIY books.

Deborah Dolen was born in a Catholic Infant Home on Niagara Falls, the U.S. side.  It was known as Our Lady of Victory.  Deborah grew up in the Adirondack mountains in Upstate New York although moved around a lot and always in transition.  Her teenage years were more stable and thoroughbred race horses were her passion. She skipped school a lot in the 70's to walk and groom the likes of Man o' War and Secretariat.  When she was not grooming horses in Saratoga she was hitting the ski slopes of Killington in Vermont, Pikes Peak, or Gore Mountain to name a few.  To this day K-2's are her favorite skis and Head are her favorite bindings.

In her 20's  Deborah Dolen built some 520 legal clinics for the poor from the ground up and ran for 17 years.  People simply needed affordable legal access and that still has not changed much.  Having grown up poor and discriminated against-even disallowed to play with certain toys...Deborah had never been a quiet type and bucked many regimes as an adult.  In the 80's she felt almost all legal fees were oppressive to the majority for no reason and feels they still are.  Her organization helped well over 100,000 people.  Many of those were able to teach other people in turn.  As with health care, Canada does not charge its citizens for most common family law issues and Deborah feels family issues, including financial ones, should not be a feeding frenzy in the states as it still certainly is. No one should profit of the demise of another person.

Fast forward a few decades and Deborah Dolen is very much into flying and canine rescue as well as DIY projects she writes about and films from her Florida home.  Although her passions have always been with horse racing she is very into auto racing, focus and performance in Daytona and Charlotte, NC.  Deborah presently writes about environmental topics beyond DIY subjects that will always fascinate her.  Her dog Ringo, adopted from Katrina, is usually by her side.

You can join Deborah Dolen her on twitter facebook or check out her home page for RSS syndication.    See demos of her work on YouTube here and Amazon here.  Mabel White Publications.