December 2010 Blog Posts (2)

Vanilla extract

The plant (Vanilla planifolia) is a tropical orchid

which grows as a vine and needs the support of trees or poles

whereupon it can reach a height of about 5 metres. The flowers

have a narrow bell surrounded by thin petals which develop slowly

over several months into long narow pods about 12-15 cm long.

Vanilla needs a process of curing similar to cacao to develop its

characteristic aroma, for example the pods may be picked green

then sun dried, oven… Continue

Added by Mexican Vanillas on December 28, 2010 at 8:41pm — No Comments

Chocolate Champagne Truffles


— Ed Engoron, Co-Founder of Choclatique

Author of Ed Engoron’s Choclatique, Running Press, 2011


More people are making their own gifts at home this year and food is the most popular thing to make. What are the most popular…


Added by Ed Engoron on December 21, 2010 at 11:24am — No Comments



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