high melting point for chocolate

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by sweetdreamz, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. sweetdreamz

    sweetdreamz

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    Can anyone please help. I often have to make a chocolate cake with a solid chocolate strip around it, which I make with melted chocolate spread thinly on greaseproof paper and wrap around, then leave to set. Problem is though: I live in a very hot place and this melts quite quickly, especially when delivering the cake. Is there an alternative to my normal baking chocolate? I've read about chocolate with higher melting points but this is not available in my country. Or is something like candy coating (also read about it on the net) better to use?
     
  2. granny smith

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    Have you tried adding a little paraffin to the chocolate?
     
  3. sweetdreamz

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    Thanks for replying, Granny Smith. My computer had a virus that needed sorting out. Didn't even know you could add paraffint. Will try it, thanks again.