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  • Welcome to How To Cook That I am Ann Reardon

  • Today we are making chocolate oscars. Firstly you will need a mold, I got this plastic one

  • on ebay you can get smaller ones or the one large Oscar like I have.

  • Fill the mold with tempered chocolate, or if you don't want to temper then use compound

  • chocolate. There is a video on the channel explaining compound chocolate and tempered

  • chocolate and all of the different things that you need to know just click on How TO

  • cook That to go through to the channel and you will find those videos there.

  • Tap the mold and check there are no air bubbles especially in the little places like the nose

  • and things like that.

  • Turn it over and tip out some of the excess chocolate.

  • I going to fill the statue with popping sugar you could use ganache if you want to do that

  • you'd need to scrape the excess chocolate off the sides and let the shell set up and

  • then fill it with the ganache. There are lots of recipes for ganache flavours and other

  • fillings on the two truffles videos. If you're going for popping candy like I am

  • then scrape the excess chocolate into the mold, this mold has annoying little bumps

  • around the edge which is making it difficult to get all of the chocolate off.

  • Then top it up right to the top with more chocolate. And then run your pallette knife

  • over the top to smooth off the top and level it. Then you want to leave those to firm up.

  • Once they are set they should just fall out of the mold quite easily.

  • The reason I didn't make them hollow is they are so narrow at the feet it is hard to get

  • them out of the mold if they are hollow.

  • Stand the two halves up, if you look here they are not joining properly which is reflective

  • on the quality of the mold but I'll show you how we are going to fix it.

  • Warm a tray in the oven and place both halves onto the tray and then join both halves together.

  • Now to fix the gaps that we've got, add some extra melted chocolate and just smooth it

  • along the line to fill those in. Once that is all set take some edible gold

  • luster dust and using a dry paint brush dust gold over the whole statue including the base.

  • The nominees for Best Animated feature are The Croods, Ernest & Celestine, The Wind Rises,

  • Despicable Me 2 [music, applause] and Frozen [music]

  • Olaf "Oscars, Oh I don't know why but I've always loved the idea of winning an Oscars

  • and fame and all things hot" [applause] Let me know who you think will

  • win the Oscar in the comments below. Subscribe to How To Cook That for more chocolate,

  • cakes and desserts, leave your requests in the comments.

  • Have a great week and I'll see you Friday. [music Wedding Invitation by Jason Farnham

  • used with permission]

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