adding colour to white chocolate

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by oli, Jun 10, 2003.

  1. oli

    oli

    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    10
    I am for the first time thinking of adding some red colour in my white chocolate. I want a brilliant colour and am not sure what product to use so I can avoid the chocolate from seizing up. The technique I plan to use is, to put the colour down first, then spread the chocolate over the top, chill it, then form it.
    Thanks:confused:
     
  2. momoreg

    momoreg

    Messages:
    2,938
    Likes Received:
    11
    Exp:
    Professional Pastry Chef
    Try adding powdered color to dissolved cocoa butter. There are also oil-based colors. I've never used them, but they are made for coloring chocolate.
     
  3. w.debord

    w.debord

    Messages:
    1,640
    Likes Received:
    11
    www.pcb-creation.fr/ makes the colors already emlusified in cocoa butter (I find that easy to use and you can air brush with them). You can buy them thru many gourmet sources, I get mine thru classic gourmet. You pop them in the micro then use, very easy. There's also oil based colors, that work in chocolate.

    Your method is important and correct. Apply the color to the exterior, then pour the bulk chocolate over it.
     
  4. oli

    oli

    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    10
    THANKS:)