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Challengers of HOGWARTS Culinary Chem Class: Featured Spices Chilli & Ginger Powders - in Chocolate!


Friday, April 25, 2014

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For Culinary Chem Class Easter Week we did a lesson on spices in which we were supposed to research them and incorporate them into a recipe. I didn't have much time or money so my fellow classmate and Hufflepuff sister Penny (POPSY180) suggested I try chilli in chocolate. I found a recipe that added ginger, too.

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This recipe used white and dark chocolate but my mother suggested Baker's Chocolate was cheaper (I was at her home in Ottawa for Easter). I modified the recipe to add the Salt & Pepper Peanuts and Jalapeno Pistachios we had on hand.

I decided to put the chocolate in a cross cookie cutter mould for Easter. I only had one cookie cutter so I decided to do 2 chocolates and give them to my nephew and NIL who were visiting from another city,

Chilli powder is rich in Vitamin A especially, as well as Vitamin C, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, & iron, & also has selenium & zinc. It's also good with fruit like watermelon emoticon , pineapple emoticon , mango & apples, with which it has been suggested might boost metabolism.

Ginger, good for colds & migraines dissolved in warm water (with migraines at the onset of pain), is also said to boost metabolism, being good for hair growth, hair loss, frizzy hair syndrome & 1/2 tsp dissolved in hot water for weight loss.

We were to have 3 pictures:


Can't get it to turn right side up even when I rotate it, this always happens. Same with next one. Always a problem with iPhotos for me.




Me in the apron my sister brought from Mexico holding the Salt & Pepper Peanuts, Jalapeno Pistachios, & Bakers Chocolate




My NIL & DN with their chocolates


My NIL & DN winced when they ate their chocolates. Pieces were passed around & I tried it. The nuts were too salty & the Jalapeno Pistachios were too strong. Later I found out you're supposed to put cream & sugar with Baker's Chocolate. My NIL couldn't believe I didn't try it first but I explained I only had 1 mould & it took the whole time to make 2 & cool them.

Next time I will know better! I will likely try it again as this confection is one of the latest crazes. I'm a nut for trends, lol! emoticon

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FUNZ81 4/29/2014 6:49PM

    Ingenious! Hogwarts would be proud of you emoticon

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GOODFAITH 4/27/2014 8:45PM

    Hermieme, you have really javascript:void(0);good taste!! emoticon

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MONETRUBY 4/26/2014 9:31PM

    Hey, it's brave to try something new! Now you'll know what to do when you try it next time.

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2HAMSDIET 4/26/2014 5:45AM

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PRAIRIECROCUS 4/26/2014 2:30AM

    Good for you !
Keep up the good work !

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EMPRESSAMQ 4/26/2014 12:35AM

    Chili in chocolates is one of my very favorite things. This is a super blog. Thanks for posting.

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POPSY190 4/26/2014 12:33AM

    They are amazing - I think I would have liked it as I love saltiness! Great idea to add the nuts. I have saved your upside down photo and will edit it to look at you as you should be! Lovely to put a face to a name. emoticon

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