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December 16, 2005 - 10:07 pm
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i've been looking up ways of making homemade chocolate but it all seems quite epensive. I'm not really willing to devote lots of money to it as i only want to make a few batches of chocolate. Does anyone know any cheaper ways[?]

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It's been my experience that to make finished chocolate that you'll really be satisfied by at home you will need to invest in some equipment (probably around $300-400usd), but other than that it's not an expensive process (if you discount the value of your time :-)

Of course, if you just want to make a rough chocolate, all you really need is a way to roast and a mortar and pestle--very back to basics, and that can be a nice experience as well!

http://bittersweetcafe.blogspot.com http://www.bittersweetcafe.com
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Eleven years old Amy Singh made her own real chocolate bar using budget equipment.
You could be inspired by her presentation at the NY Chocolate Show:
[url]http://www.amyschocolate.jkchocolatetruffles.com/choc_show.html[/url]

"Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos" (Maricel E. Presilla)

"Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos" (Maricel E. Presilla)
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That is a fantastic presentation, and hobnobbing with Pierrick and Robert is not a bad start! :-)

Here's another site for the home chocolate maker that has some good info and interesting methods:
http://www.chocolatealchemy.com

http://bittersweetcafe.blogspot.com http://www.bittersweetcafe.com
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