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Mirror glaze from 2020 expo livestream

Posted by Courtesy of Estee Wilson on 19th Oct 2020

Mirror Glaze:

Water 284 g

Sugar 297 g

Sweetened Cond. Milk 396 g (1 can)

Gelatin Sheets 15 sheets or 38 g gelatin powder (hydrated)

Chocolate 26 oz.

Make Mirror Glaze:

Boil the water, sugar, and condensed milk in a pot for 1 minute, then remove from heat. Bloom the gelatin in 8 cups (2 liters) of cold water for 5 minutes, then wring the gelatin sheets of excess water and mix into the sugar mixture.

Pour the liquid over the chocolate, letting it sit for 2-3 minutes to allow the chocolate to soften.

Using an immersion blender, carefully blend the chocolate and the liquid, making sure that you are not blending in air bubbles by lifting up the blender too high. It’s okay to go slow, just make sure it’s all blended with as little bubbles as possible, which will show up in the final product.

Sieve the mix into a double boiler, large jug or vertical container to remove any excess bubbles. If there are still bubbles, continue to sieve back and forth. A trick to remove air bubbles from the surface is to manually pop them with a toothpick or to press cling film into the surface and remove the bubbles. When you are ready to use the glaze, make sure the temperature is 90-96°F.