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How to make chocolate porcupine quills – as demonstrated by Tim Woodford

Melt your milk chocolate and pour it onto a cool flat surface

Begin the process of tempering your chocolate...

Note that this same process will apply to your 'white' chocolate ...

Tim Woodford in action...

Secure four rows of masking tape onto your surface, allowing for same-sized gaps between the rows

Pour white chocolate onto your surface and...

Spread your chocolate across the surface with a palette knife

Remove the masking tape...

Pour out your milk chocolate

Roll out your milk chocolate

Use a sharp knife to cut along the edge of the chocolate and the porcupine quill will reveal itself!

Chef Tim is an expert at this!

Chef Tim's Porcupine Quill Cake


Horse Chestnut Chocolates

Chocolate & Marzipan Horsechestnut

We got to make the strangest thing recently… 

A chocolate dressed in a marzipan undershirt and a GREEN jacket complete with spikes and a Jackson Pollock splattering of reds and greens as the final touch … hmmmmmmm, this chocolate is called a Horse Chestnut and is a traditional treat in Switzerland. 

I kept on giggling to myself as I was piping green spikes onto the bodies.  I just could NOT see the chestnut… all I could see were cute little Alien Monsters with their one eyes looking back at me.

Horsechestnut Chocolates