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Getting a few things done today

chocdocchocdoc Posts: 461
edited 2:34AM in EggHead Forum
First thing this morning I did a good clean out and vacuuming of the egg so that I could cold smoke some chocolate. I've got about 5 kg of dark chocolate smoking now - using the proQ with some oak dust.

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DSCN2361 by ChocDoc1, on Flickr

Yesterday I put together a rather large fattie - using a roll of Jimmy Dean and about 1 1/2 lbs of ground pork. I had a tiny bit of Bourbon Bacon Jam left so it made it about half way across and then for the other side of the middle I put some honey mustard. Rubbed with Penzey's Adobo seasoning. Smoked until it was about 110 degrees then realized I'd better leave for work - finished off in the oven this am because I did a nice hot burn to clean out the egg before the cold smoking today.

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DSCN2349 by ChocDoc1, on Flickr

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While the chocolate is smoking I've pulled out the slicer and sliced up the bacon I smoked last week. I have a chain mail glove inside a Kevlar glove from Lee Valley - only have to cut the tip off one finger to teach me a lesson!

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DSCN2356 by ChocDoc1, on Flickr

The icewine cured bacon ready to be cooked tomorrow in preparation for making a huge batch of bacon bark.

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The maple cured bacon, ready to be packed up for the freezer.

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Took the opportunity to cut up the remaining brisket in nice thin slices - it's off to the freezer too - will make a great sandwich when I rediscover it!

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DSCN2358 by ChocDoc1, on Flickr

Comments

  • Busy man with some great looking eats. I have never heard of smoking chocolate...are there special applications it's used for?
  • chocdocchocdoc Posts: 461
    kmellecker wrote:
    Busy man with some great looking eats. I have never heard of smoking chocolate...are there special applications it's used for?

    The chocolate is going to be used in chocolate 'shots' at the upcoming icewine festival. My BGE dealer has asked me to accompany him to the festival - I'll have icewine chocolates, chocolate shots and bacon bark. Showcases the egg as well as the icewine. I'll do some sort of little demo at the beginning which will encourage people to come over and check out the eggs. Should be good fun.

    Woman by the way...
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    WOW! You've been busy.It all looks GREAT!
  • chocdocchocdoc Posts: 461
    Hoss wrote:
    WOW! You've been busy.It all looks GREAT!

    Still have to go to work today!
  • My apologies for the masculine reference. I feel even more ignorant...I have never heard of icewine either. Regardless, it sounds like you will have some good fun. Where is the festival going to be?
  • chocdocchocdoc Posts: 461
    It will be in Jordan which is a little village on the Niagara Peninsula in Ontario.
  • A little far to drive but it sure sounds interesting. Have a great time.
  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,393
    chocdoc, everything looks yummy! :) Hope you give us your verdict on the taste of the smoked chocolates.

    That's a nice mesh smoker container.
  • chocdocchocdoc Posts: 461
    eenie meenie wrote:
    chocdoc, everything looks yummy! :) Hope you give us your verdict on the taste of the smoked chocolates.

    That's a nice mesh smoker container.

    Yup - got it from Solutions Storage store - not really made for smoking - but hey you find what you find!

    I've done a test batch of the smoked chocolate - it was perfect for it's purpose. I added more dark chocolate, some milk chocolate, water a bit of cream and some ice wine - it made a really nice smooth chocolate shot.
  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,092
    Chocolate shots....num, num, num :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly:
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