Chocolate raspberry trifle
Posted: 11 August 2012 06:08 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi everyone!

I just purchased Heavenly Cakes and I want to do the chocolate raspberry trifle, but I have a small question.
In the raspberry syrup, raspberries and preserves and raspberry cream topping recipes, it is mentioned:
Chambord liqueur, framboise or hot water

I don’t understand what framboise stands for exactly.. I know I could just use water, but I am curious..

Thank you and I am looking forward to learning a lot with your help!

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Posted: 11 August 2012 11:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Framboise is liqueur made from or with raspberries.

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Posted: 12 August 2012 09:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Oh! Thank you very much for the info!

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Posted: 12 August 2012 09:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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And while we’re at it, if I use dark chocolate with 70% cacao instead of 62%, does it matter?

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Posted: 14 August 2012 10:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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If you use chocolate with 70% cacao for the sponge cake (genoise) you will need to reduce the quantity slightly and increase the sugar slightly to make it come out with a similar chocolate liquor/sugar content as the 62%.  For a cake, it does matter because a cake structure is a fine balance and if you throw it off the cake may fall or be dense.  If it were a frosting or filling, it would mostly be a matter of taste and texture, but nothing as dramatic as a cake falling would happen.

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Posted: 15 August 2012 02:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Thank you Julie

I actually did yesterday, and it tastes/looks really good. Although I am not a pro, I think I pulled it off ok!
And it is a lot of eggs for the size of the cake (!). Not counting calories.. anyway, who is smile

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