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« Reply #40 on: June 25, 2008 07:57:23 AM »


The only problem ive had is when i tried to dip the balls in white chocolate. No matter how carefull I am, little tiny flecks of oreo get into the white chocolate and ruin its pristine white-ness, and it just ends up looking dirty...

any suggestions?


I've had that problem before- a few times...  I'll use a bakerly (is that a word?) term: crumbcoat the little suckers...  There's a chocolatier word for it, too- just can't remember it---

If the little specks really bother you- you can use 2 separate dipping bowls--- one with slightly warmer coating.  The warmer coating will create a thinner layer on your balls (insert giggle here.)  Also- use slightly less than room-temp balls for that first dip.  (giggle again.)  If they're too cold, the coating will cool down too fast and thicken up- plus there's the whole crackin' issue.


So- for pristine white balls, I'd recommend the double-dip method.
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(Anyone else remember that SNL skit?)
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« Reply #41 on: June 25, 2008 11:25:54 AM »

freezing them really well before dipping helps. and a bit more cream cheese too.
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« Reply #42 on: June 27, 2008 11:25:42 AM »

These are a family favorite.... but shhhhhh, my family thinks I slave hard to make these!! LOL Shocked
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« Reply #43 on: June 27, 2008 11:59:27 AM »

I've had that problem before- a few times...  I'll use a bakerly (is that a word?) term: crumbcoat the little suckers...  There's a chocolatier word for it, too- just can't remember it---

If the little specks really bother you- you can use 2 separate dipping bowls--- one with slightly warmer coating.  The warmer coating will create a thinner layer on your balls (insert giggle here.)  Also- use slightly less than room-temp balls for that first dip.  (giggle again.)  If they're too cold, the coating will cool down too fast and thicken up- plus there's the whole crackin' issue.


So- for pristine white balls, I'd recommend the double-dip method.
*snorts*

(Anyone else remember that SNL skit?)

I don't remember the skit, BUT slightly less than room-temp balls are my favorite kind of balls.  Heehee!!!!

P.S.  I just had an idea.  It would be super cool to do this:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=250071.0

with the chocolate balls!  Just skip the dipping in chocolate part and start with Step 4 of the directions given in the link.  Hmmmmmm, I think I might do that for the next party or cookout or whatever that we get invited to.  What's cuter than tiny cupcakes that aren't really cupcakes?
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« Reply #44 on: September 09, 2008 06:50:44 PM »

kudos - you made me giggle AND hungry all at the same time!!!  I can't wait to try these!   Grin
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« Reply #45 on: September 11, 2008 05:28:59 AM »

I'll try these on christmas! thanks for the tips
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