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Basic Chocolates need flavor
« on: April 25, 2012, 07:58:39 PM »
Umpa:

I made a basic chocolate recipe from the book w/out the coconut or nuts, etc. I added an imitation vanilla butternut extract and used the Zero sweetener but it really has no flavor like I hoped.  How much of the extract should I use for that size recipe?

I think I put about a teaspoon into the the whipping cream and Zero mix and I could taste it  but not once I mixed it in the chocolate.  Is there something else I could use that would give it more flavor?  I really would prefer not to add carbs so this could be a 0 carb treat. :D

Thanks for your help.

Izze
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Re: Basic Chocolates need flavor
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012, 08:39:05 AM »
Hi Ya Izzet! Hows the book coming? Chocolates are best flavored with oils.Oils can be expensive.Thats why I like emulsions.You get alot of bang for your buck.If you have a Ross store near you they sell them with the coffee aisle for $2.99,they are $5.99 - $8.99 online.LoriAnn also makes oils.I would start with two tablespoons  of extract if you just want to use up what you have.Mints and Citrus flavorings hold up well in chocolate.The emulsions become stronger when heated.

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Re: Basic Chocolates need flavor
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012, 06:08:53 PM »
Thanks Umpa!  I do have several Ross stores in my area and have seen them in there.  I will go check out what they have.  I figured I didn't put enough of the extract but was afraid to put too much. lol
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Re: Basic Chocolates need flavor
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2012, 09:56:44 AM »
You can't put too much in Izzet.Most extracts are alcohol based and cheaply made so the extract burns up quickly.Wicked over priced too. ;)

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CHOCOLATE CAKE
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2012, 07:17:21 PM »
 HI UMPA,

 ITS MILLIE,
 I AM CRAVING CHOCOLATE CAKE, I FOUND THIS RECIPE ON THE CARBQUIK WEBSITE, CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME IF YOU APPROVE?

Carbquik Recipe: Devil\'s Food Cake

Servings: 12
Per Serving: 215 Calories; 16g Fat; 8g Protein; 20g Carbohydrate; 11g Dietary Fiber;
Net carbs 9g.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup cocoa powder, sifted
2 cups Splenda
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
3/4 cup butter, softened
3 eggs, unbeaten
2 1/2 cups Carbquik®
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla





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Re: Basic Chocolates need flavor
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2012, 09:04:28 AM »
Nope I don't! :o Try my recipe Millie ;) Its in The Fat to Skinny Bakery.Do you have that book?

Chocolate Cake Ingredients
 48 drops Zero or 1 cup xylitol
 1 ¾ cup NOW brand unblanched almond flour
 ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa
 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
 1 teaspoon salt
 2 eggs
 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
 ½ cup vegetable oil
 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions
1. Pre heat oven to 350.
2. Grease 2 eight inch rounds or Bundt pan.
3. Mix dry ingredients
4. Add wet ingredients one by one mixing
between additions.
5. After all ingredients are added mix for 3 minutes.
6. Pour into pans.
7. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let Cool
TIP- Carb counts are separated between cake and frosting, add carbs below if you frost the cake with this frosting.

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Re: Basic Chocolates need flavor
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2012, 10:35:54 PM »
Yummy will try this this weekend!
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Re: Basic Chocolates need flavor
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2012, 10:26:25 AM »
its really good izzet ;)