June 15th, 2010
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Category: Technique
Definition: 1. In candy-making, to process molten chocolate to increase its gloss and make it last longer, by consistently distributing and reducing the size of its cocoa-butter crystals. 2. To heat spices in oil to make them more fragrant

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