Ann Reardon

Chocolate Oscars

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The Academy Awards go to the best of the best each year, a golden Oscar to recognise an outstanding performance, film or soundtrack.  I actually think more industries should follow suit, because for us non-actors, there’s simply not enough trophies out there once you finish junior school.

Think about it, little kids only have to show up to a team sport every week and they get a trophy at the end of the season.
Why? Because we want to encourage them to keep playing and to have fun.

Personally, I think that grown-ups need encouragement too.  So why not make your own Academy Award for someone you appreciate and surprise them with a chocolate Oscar. Maybe a Mum of the Year or Best Supporting Husband?

And speaking of awards, this week my shiny ‘silver play button’ arrived from YouTube to mark reaching 100,000 subscribers.  Sure, it was rather late coming as I now have almost 500,000 wonderful subs, but I was still excited and encouraged to get it.

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These are pretty simple to make, all you need is:

 

* An oscar mold

* 200g (7.05 ounces) Chocolate per large oscar (see video on tempering and types of chocolate to use here) 

* Filling – I am using popping candy you can choose what you like from the chocolate truffle recipes part 1 or chocolate truffle 10 most popular recipes.

The 2014 Best animated feature nominations are: The Croods, Despicable Me 2, Ernest and Celestine, Frozen, The Wind Rises.  Who do you think should win the award? 

by Ann Reardon How To Cook That

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

I have been busy over the last year planning, writing and overseeing the photography and layout for my first ever cookbook! There are heaps of my favourite dessert recipes in there with a chapter on pastries, ice-cream, yummy cakes, artistic desserts and of course chocolate desserts. Each chapter has its own intro explaining the food science that you'll need to know for success every time. Booksellers where you can purchase your very own copy: http://bit.ly/ARcookbook


All recipe quantities in the book are in grams, ounces and cups.

11 Comments View Comments

  1. I loved your Oscar viedo. Where can I buy a large oscar candy mold. I have the small ones which are great for party favors but I would love one large enough for the center of the table

    • Hi Jackie, Ann often sources molds from Amazon or ebay.

  2. Rating: 5

    Your videos and creations are so very useful, concise and amazing! I have a question re: popping sugar; What is the end product like? Is the chocolate crunchy to eat? What other ingredients would make the chocolate statue stronger?
    Thanks so much for your help!

  3. I wanted to find out which chocolate would be better to use ?

    • Hi Undine, Ann prefers to use a tempered chocolate rather than compound.

  4. Rating: 5

    I love frozen and the oscars I’ve gotta get me one of those molds!

  5. I love this idea, will have to get myself one of these molds. I think the winner will be frozen, the animations in this film were sensational.

    • You were right 😀

      • Rating: 5

        Can you sent me link to the Oscar Format from Ebay?

  6. I love your creations. This one takes the prize, or is the prize… certainly easy once you have the mold. I have only seen Frozen so cannot comment on which will win. I look forward to watching just the same.

    • thanks sandra

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