Before attempting to make any homemade chocolates, there are few basic terms and things you need to know about chocolate.
How to Select your Chocolate?
Dark / White / Milk? What is the difference?
Dark Chocolate couverture (in some regions also named bittersweet chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, dark chocolate) shall contain not less than 35% total cocoa solids.
Milk Chocolate shall contain not less than 25% cocoa solids.
White Chocolate shall contain not less than 20% cocoa butter and not less than 14% milk solids.
It is best to use at least 500g of chocolate couverture in button forms, as it is easier to temper of larger amounts of chocolate. If this is more than you need, you can always save the extra for later use.
Choose a chocolate couverture that you enjoy eating, and that does not contain any solid mix-ins like fruit or nuts.
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