How to make a Chocolate Book HOW TO COOK THAT Ann Reardon

How to make a Chocolate Book HOW TO COOK THAT Ann Reardon

Welcome to How To Cook That I am Ann Reardon
Today we are making a chocolate book. Now this is like a box of chocolates but much
more fun. Firstly for our cover take your milk chocolate
and I like to melt it in the microwave so 30 seconds stir, 30 seconds stir and then
once it’s starting to melt 15 seconds stir and repeat that until it’s melted. Then pour that onto some non-stick baking
paper you could use foil here if you don’t have non-stick paper. And then spread it out
to a rectangle in the size you want your book to be if you imagine it being opened flat.
Think about the width of the spine here as well. You must be using real chocolate for this
so check your ingredients and check it has cocoa butter in it. and we don’t want to temper
it we just want to melt it. We are relying on it not setting firm at room temperature
we want it to be soft. Bang the tray on the bench to get rid of any
air bubbles. Then just leave it to one side at room temperature and because it is not
tempered it will take ages to start to set so we can start working on our pages. To make our pages first of all
draw a template the size that you want them to be then place some non-stick baking paper
over the top and pour on some melted white compound or fake chocolate now this is chocolate
that does not contain cocoa butter, so this time I want you to read the ingredients and
look for something that has vegetable fat and not cocoa butter . This doesn’t need tempering
to make it set crisp. Place a second sheet of baking paper over
the the top and gently rub it with your fingers to remove any of those air bubbles.
Peel off the top sheet so you end up with two thin pages and you’re gong to need to
jiggle them around a bit to smooth them out. For two of these pages before they set I am
going to add some strawberry powder. I found these freeze dried strawberries in the supermarket
and just crushed them up in their packet to make a powder. Then sprinkle them over the
top and then tip it around to make sure you’ve got some all over it. Once they are starting to set use the template
that you made to cut them to the right size. Then continue to make more pages in exactly
the same way but keep the others plain. When they are setting you may need to place another
sheet of baking paper over the top and then a book or something flat to keep them from
curling up we want to keep them completely flat. And then trim them all to size, I’m
going to make 14 pages altogether. Now for the fun part adding some fillings.
Take one of the sheets an spread it with your chosen filling, on this one I am using dulce
de leche and the recipe for that is on the channel Spread it out thinly leaving a plain
border on three of the edges so that we don’t have heaps of it oozing out of our book. We
just want to see the white chocolate on the edge. Then place another sheet on top.
Next I am using some white chocolate vanilla ganache which is one of my favourite pages
in this book. For ideas and recipes and fillings that you can use the chocolate truffles recipe
videos will help you the most. If you link you through to the channel at the end of this
video and you’ll find them all there under the chocolate playlist.
Spread it out and get your second sheet and put it on top so you get two pages stuck together
like this. Repeat that with your other fillings, this
one is a spiced dark chocolate ganache. You can use as many flavours as you like.
Now back to our cover that should be about ready by now. Take one of your pages and use
it to mark how big you want the cover to be, make it a bit bigger than the pages and remember
to leave room for the spine in the middle. Because this chocolate is not tempered it
will still be very soft so cut it and then scrape off the excess.
Put all your pages into place I started with a blank one so it can stick to the cover,
then caramel, vanilla ganache, spiced dark chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, strawberry,
caramel and finishing with another plain one. Now you can lift up your cover using the baking
paper and wrap it around your pages just like the cover of a book. Now I am not fusing the
pages together at the spine because we want people to be able to just take out individual
pages. If you want it all fused together then you could add some melted tempered chocolate
or compound chocolate down the spine to keep it altogether. Slide the whole thing onto something flat
and place it in the freezer for about 10 minutes this is so it firms up enough so we can peel
off the paper. Take it out of the freezer and have your serving
platter ready. Unwrap the book and place it onto the platter. Now once the cover softens
again you wont be able to move it so make sure it is where you want it to be. While
it is still firm use your knife to trim off any rough bits from the edges of your chocolate
cover. Now wait for that chocolate to come to room
temperature and soften up again, if you live somewhere very cold you may need the heater
on in the room for it to become soft enough to do what we are going to do next. Take a rubber stamp and push down gently into
the cover to make an indent. You can of course write whatever you like. I am writing How
To Cook That on the front of mine. Then on the spine of the book I am using the
back of the stamp here You can use anything that is rectangular and I am just making indents
and then leaving a little space making another indent. So it looks like the back of an old
leather book. Now roll out a tiny amount of fondant and
cut it into a skinny rectangle, to make a ribbon. Take a ‘v’ out of one end and then
pick that up and add it in between a couple of your pages. Serve it as a dessert with hot drinks and
strawberries. [music: David Bulla High Life, used with permission] Click on the links below to share the video
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see you Friday.

100 thoughts on “How to make a Chocolate Book HOW TO COOK THAT Ann Reardon”

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  2. Everytime I decide to binge through your channel, I end up rushing out to the shops to buy chocolate because your channel makes me so hungry.
    But it’s super good too! Seriously, how do you come up with all these awesome ideas?

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  6. Hi can you make a why don't we cake there my favorite band and I haven't seen anyone make a cake about them and my birthday party is saturday

  7. I like the aesthetic but wouldn’t it be wayyy too sweet with that much white chocolate and filling?

  8. You have alot of chocolate
    When ever i buy chcolate i think they are so much but when i melt them they shrink

  9. Mhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  10. How to make vegan white chocolate? I was looking at coconut oil, soy milk powder and sugar. But soy chocolate might not be so fun to eat. Please suggest some for vegan chocolate

  11. I thought you had me at 'Chocolate book' a combination of two of my favorite things! And then the fillings… and end it with a party with hot drinks?! If I had a fairy godmother, I feel like she'd come up with this. (Well, if she was a hack who took credit for ideas from talented youtubers, at least)

  12. Why not just make vanilla gonash chocolates for yourself, If you like it so much ? It's your favorite after all …

  13. What brand of chocolate does everyone buy for this? I'm having trouble finding any in my area that's not chocolate chips.

  14. i just love how the spn subs have all like perfect grammar, capital letters, punctuation and stuff and the person who made them is called "jisungie is my uwu"

  15. This is a wonderful Christmas prank for parents~ Just tell the kiddos they're getting a new "book" for Christmas. πŸ˜‰

  16. I wanna make this, but use different chocolates (types and colours) to make it an actual storybook.

    Edit: seeing as someone actually liked this, I'm considering it a little more now.

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