Archive for 'Confections' Category

Station Identification

Feb 19th, 2014 by Michael | Comments Off on Station Identification

I feel it’s good to post a reminder now and again of who we are, what we do, and where we can be found. So, here we go: We are Curious Confections LLC, a small Cottage Bakery in Austin, TX. We are built upon the finest traditions of English and European pastry and patisserie, with a […]

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Christmas Is Coming.. With A Giveaway!

Nov 29th, 2013 by Gemma | 2

Thanksgiving has come and gone and December is waiting to pounce upon us, that means our days are filled with the scent of peppermint, eggnog and gingerbread. We love it and especially love this cold weather we’ve been having, we hope it stays around for a while longer! As you saw a sneak peek of […]

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Chocolate Pecan Fudge

Apr 25th, 2011 by Gemma | Comments Off on Chocolate Pecan Fudge

It didn’t take me long to get round to a second attempt at fudge did it? I decided to start my adventures with “proper” fudge with a favourite flavour, chocolate.. with a few pecans added for good measure. Fudge comes under the category of crystallised  candy, the sugar has to be cooled and then beaten […]

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Orange Creamsicle Fudge

Apr 13th, 2011 by Gemma | Comments Off on Orange Creamsicle Fudge

One day, a fair while ago, we were walking around Whole Foods with friends.I can’t speak for all WF stores, but ours (being the flagship and all) had a pretty impressive confectionery counter. Fudge, chocolates, truffles, bark etc. It’s fun to look and see what they have. On this instance they had orange creamsicle fudge. […]

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Mocha Java Marshmallows

Feb 16th, 2011 by Michael | 1

Marshmallows don’t usually generate a lot of fuss.  They’re typically something most folks buy by the cheap bagful at the mega-mart, and never think twice about.  To these folks I say this: if you’ve never had a fresh, handmade marshmallow, you’ve never given your inner child a hug. The texture is tremendously better, the flavors […]

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More Chocolate

Jan 10th, 2011 by Gemma | 1

So, last Wednesday we talked about the basics of chocolate, how the beans are processed. Obviously, it’s not necessary to know all of that before you head into playing with chocolate but I like to think that understanding the ingredient a little better can help you towards a better finished product.. Or it just helps […]

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Chocolate 101

Jan 5th, 2011 by Gemma | Comments Off on Chocolate 101

“There are four basic food groups:  milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and chocolate truffles” Chocolate – Theobroma Cacao, the food of the gods. Roughly two-thirds of the entire world’s cocoa is produced in Western Africa. Production costs can be decreased by reducing cocoa solid content or by substituting cocoa butter with another fat. Cocoa […]

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Christmas Treats

Jan 3rd, 2011 by Gemma | Comments Off on Christmas Treats

Firstly a Happy New Year to you all, we’re back and ready to start 2011 with a bang! We hope your holiday season was everything you wanted it to be. — As we have done the past couple of years we decided to treat our guinea pigs… er.. um.. I mean friends, with a selection […]

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Christmas Treats

Jan 5th, 2010 by Gemma | Comments Off on Christmas Treats

As a Christmas present to some close friends of Curious Confections (with the added bonus of being a great way to test out recipes on new people and a way to receive feedback), we decided to experiment with some chocolates and candies. We made a caramel ganache to go in some molded truffles, and a […]

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