Tuesday, October 21, 2008

chocolate from cheese

Awhile back, I bought this package of Hello Kitty cheese. There were 4 to a package and all the shapes were different. When I saw how sturdy the plastic molds were, I wanted to try making molded chocolates in them.

So, after I ate the cheese, I washed the molds out and kept them on the side. I finally got around to trying the molds out on Saturday. I melted some of my dark chocolates, mostly of the 65% range, some with nibs, and added a little milk.

The one that came out the best was the mold of Hello Kitty's head. (I guess I was so excited to eat it that my picture came out blurry.)

The other molds apparently had air bubbles in it, so, the Hello Kitties came out kind of scary looking.

I'll probably try this again...soon.

50 comments:

Donna said...

I think if you gently tap the molds on the counter after you fill them with melted chocolate, you should eliminate the air bubbles.

tamakikat said...

Cute. Delicious too I bet.

K

jasmine said...

A couple of us were talking about Hello Kitty and all the products...never thought there'd be cheese though.

I like the airbubbly ones...kind of look like zombied Hello Kitties.

j

shar said...

Hello Yummies :)

very cute, I have need to experiment with that hk musubi mold ;)

K and S said...

Thanks Donna, will try that :)

Not sure if you would have liked the percentage, Tamakikat :)

Oh in Japan there are all kinds of stuff, Jasmine...glad you like the air bubbly ones :) They were still tasty.

Can't wait to hear about what you do, Shar.

Take care everyone.
Kat

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

What a great idea!

Rowena said...

That is too cute! (And good idea for keeping and reusing the molds)

Btw, about the "e.d." commercial, I haven't seen that one but I can only imagine what e.d. signifies without even googling for an answer. I dunno, do they have these types of infomercials in Japan? I don't see them in Italy as the men don't seem to have much problem with being uhm, male.

Phoebe said...

awww the chocolates are soooo cute! Yes air bubbles are nasty little pops

K and S said...

Thanks Melanie :)

I've seen an advertisement for it on the train, Rowena, but not on TV.

Take care you two.
Kat

K and S said...

Thanks Phoebe :)

Take care.
Kat

Lori said...

Great idea to reuse the molds! In intermediate school I used to make little chocolates in similar molds. That tapping on the counter thing works well.

K and S said...

will definitely try tapping it on the counter, Lori :) Thanks.

Take care.
Kat

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The villager: said...

A lovely colourful site - well done !

the rude kawliflawa said...

hi kat&satoshi,chanced upon your blog. i love japan too. keep the interesting stuff coming!

Francesca said...

Glad I looked on 'Blogs of Note'm or whatever it is, today.

Will follow this site definitely as I'm going to Japan for 2.5 weeks next year, and am doing it at Uni when I start next year (then I have to spend a year there too!).

Love the site too and its layout etc.

MusicIsOurOnlyHigh said...

You're creative. I'm not sure I would have ever thought of that

Glowmay said...

What a brilliant idea!

If I made them i'd be too impatient to wait for them to set properly lol...

Love your blog!!

Steven Cruise said...

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leo said...

oh i soo want to visit Japan one day. Cute n delicious Kitty. Keep the interesting post coming in. Peace.

redalicious1913 said...

hello. I just wanted to say that I do the same thing. With the candy molds that is. I will post some pictures of my candies. when you are pouring the chocolate in the molds, tap the trays along the edges and wiggle the trays a litte. You will see the air bubbles come up and pop. So then the bubbles wont be on the face of the mold, they will be on the back side. Just a word. :)

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Jenster said...

What a great idea, and you're also reusing resources.

Maybe a batch of Hello Kitty chocolates would be a good gift idea for family and friends?

Rima said...

Gosh, that's so AWESOME! You are really creative. (:
I'll be coming back for sure, great blog!

Tova Darling said...

Well that was a creative use for cheese packaging!

Congrats on being a "Blog of Note," by the way!

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SLW said...

That's really cool! You're very creative. Who would have thought you could do this?

bmommy said...

yummy!! we used to make chochlate pops like this a while back...this makes me want to start again :)

Osumashi Kinyobe said...

This is an interesting blog.
I heard that cold, wet cloths help in the removal of things in moulds.

Jennifer said...

I would actually never think of using those molds for something else, that's a very creative idea! This is my first visit to your blog, I look forward to reading more ^_^

Debinhawaii said...

What cute little chocolates (even the air bubbble ones). Nice recycling on the molds. I keep wanting to make chocolates lately and you have inspired me!

Emma said...

I love your blog, very colourful - just beautiful, congratulations for making blogs of note :-). Keep up the good work!

K and S said...

Thanks everyone for your nice comments! I will try tapping the chocolates on the counter and use a wet cloth to remove them. I hope you will try making chocolates yourself :)

Take care and thank you.
Kat

chiya said...

Creative idea :) ideally that could very slightly reduce your impact on the environment...and it's cute.

genkitummy said...

Very Innovative!
When I read your post title in my reader, I did a double take. I thought, "oh my gosh, how'd kat make chocolate from cheese? Is that possible?" :)

K and S said...

Thanks Chiya :)

I'm part magician, Genki ;)

Take care you two.
Kat

Fl├╝ge Brasilien said...

Nice work we can recognize the Hello Kitties. So first trial, very satisfying.
good idea!

K and S said...

Thank you Fluge!

Take care.
Kat

dnakamashi said...

Hi!

Nice post!

Tim said...

Haha how cute is the Hello kitty ! ^.^

aoife said...

this is awesome. haha. i love when people do some random stuff that's just inspiring. i want to melt chocolate into scary forms. D:<


was the chocolate good, with the added milk? and how did you melt it?

Master Zman said...

I would love to go to Japan it looks so butiful!

Stephanie said...

What a great idea! If it were me I'd end up just throwing the packaging away, not thinking twice. Very clever. :)

K and S said...

Thanks Dnakamashi, Tim, Stephanie!

I melted the chocolate in a double boiler, Aoife..it was delicious.

I hope you travel to Japan soon Master Zman.

Take care everyone.
Kat

Chocolatesa said...

What Donna said! I used to work in a chocolate shop too :)

myangelmariel said...

wow! I just love chocolates and Japan! Have you ever been to a place where there are lots of anime stuff?

K and S said...

Thanks Chocolatesa :)

Thanks Myangelmariel, sorry I haven't been to a place with a lot of anime.

Take care you two.
Kat

bchai said...

Oh WOW, I would love to get my hands on these molds. They're absolutely adorable & I'm an HK nut.

Keep on posting the HK stuff you find around Japan!

K and S said...

Thanks BChai :)

Take care.
Kat