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  • Welcome to how to cook that I am Ann Reardon

  • Today we are going to make chocolate scrabble which is heaps of fun because you can rearrange

  • the tiles to make it say whatever you want it to say.

  • To make this you are going to need a few things, firstly you'll need some old style scrabble

  • tiles that have the letters embedded into the tile, I got these ones on ebay. Give them

  • a wash and let them dry completely.

  • Next we need a food grade casting gel. Make sure you don't just use any molding gel it

  • needs to be a food grade one otherwise it can have chemical in it that can leach into

  • your food. I like this stuff because it is reusable so you can make a mold out of it

  • and then remelt it in the microwave and make something different.

  • Take your tiles and put a small amount of the gel on the back of each one and then push

  • them onto the base of the container with the letter side facing up. Once you have all of

  • your letters positioned on the base then pour the rest of the gel over the top. Then looking

  • from the underneath of your container push each of your tiles down firmly and make sure

  • they are not touching each other. You need a reasonable gap between each tile so that

  • it is strong enough to use as a mold.

  • You will see air bubbles are rising to the top which is why we have the tiles at the

  • base of the container. If you put them on top you'd get bubbles in the mold rather than

  • a smooth finish.

  • Leave it to cool and set this will take a couple of hours but you can put it in the

  • fridge to speed it up. Then take it out of the container, flip it over and pull on each

  • edge of the tile to release it from the mold. And you can see there we've got the letter

  • imprinted on our mold which is what we want.

  • Continue to release all the tiles and remove them from the mold and if they've got excess

  • gel on the back you can just rub that off using your thumb.

  • Melt some white chocolate in the microwave, if your chocolate contains cocoa butter then

  • make sure you watch the video on how to temper chocolate, if it contains vegetable oil then

  • it is not real chocolate and does not need tempering.

  • Fill the letters then smooth off the top using something with a straight like a ruler or

  • a palette knife. And allow that to set then flip it over and

  • bend the mold to get your tiles out.

  • To make our tile rack you'll will need a skinny container with tall sides, I didn't have one

  • suitable so I just made one out of foil, twisting the ends together so the gel won't leak out.

  • Put the tile holder into the container and pour the molding gel over the top. If it starts

  • to float just push it back down and hold it for a moment until it stays. If it is hollow

  • underneath like mine just allow it to fill up because we can get that out afterwards

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  • Once it is completely set peel off all the foil and then run a knife along the top edge.

  • Pull out on each side to release it from the mold and take the tile rack out. Then if you've

  • got the gel in the back of the mold like mine then you can pull that out and put that back

  • in your container to remelt and reuse later.

  • If you want your tile rack a wooden colour take some white chocolate and add some milk

  • or dark and mix it in, once you are happy with the colour you can swirl some extra milk

  • or dark chocolate to give it that wood grain. Pour it into the mold, squeeze or tap it to

  • get rid of any air bubbles. I am making mine solid chocolate if you wanted to you could

  • fill yours with ganache or put popping sugar in it, to do that you just tip it out fill

  • it up and then put more chocolate on top. Like we did with the chocolate truffle video

  • you can watch that one if you want to know how to do that. Then wipe off the excess chocolate

  • off the top using a palette knife or a ruler.

  • Once it is set simply peel off the mold and you have your scrabble rack.

  • To make the letters on the tiles stand out melt some dark chocolate dab it on and then

  • immediately scrape across with a knife or something with a straight edge. And this is

  • why we wanted the tiles that had the embedded letters. So that we have that little valley

  • where the letter is so that the dark chocolate can sit in.

  • Let them set and then have fun creating your message. If you are giving it away as a gift

  • I've put mine in a clear plastic box. You could make just the individual tile racks

  • in a box and they would make great unique wedding bonbonniere with each persons name

  • on it who's a guest at the wedding or you could give it as a gift for valentines day

  • or just to a friend for fun.

  • Thanks for sharing and clicking like, leave all your requests for cakes chocolates and

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  • Have a great week I'll see you on Friday.

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