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Butter Cream

Butter Cream

This makes a smooth, rich cream that is easily absorbed and leaves no greasy residue despite the high percentage of Cocoa Butter.


Stage 1: (above 85°C)
15% Cocoa Butter
3% Apricot Kernel Oil
5% Emulsifier M
 
Stage 2: (above 75°C)
65.5% Boiling Spring Water
3% Glycerine
0.5% Xanthan Gum
 
Stage 3: (below 40°C)
3% Phytokeratin
3% EcoSilk
1% Preservative 12
1% Essential Oils of your choice (we used Rose Geranium, Blood Orange & Sandalwood)
Total 100%
 
Method:
 
Heat the Stage 1 (fat stage) ingredients in a double boiler until melted.
 
Mix the glycerin and xanthan gum from the Stage 2 (water stage) ingredients together to make a slurry, then add the boiling spring water. Stick blend briefly to make a gel.
 
Add the Stage 1 (fat stage) to the Stage 2 (water stage) and stir thoroughly to combine the ingredients then stick blend for about 20 seconds until emulsified. It is important to stir the stages together before using the stick blender. Stop stick blending and remove from the heat.
 
Allow to cool naturally whilst stirring with a spoon or spatula continuously. Do not accelerate the cooling time in a water bath.
 
When the cream is below 40°C, combine the Stage 3 (heat sensitive) ingredients and then add to the cream. Stir thoroughly then jar and label.


4 Responses

Aromantic Team
Aromantic Team

March 04, 2020

Hello Ester,

Thank you for your enquiry.

Please read the below response from our research and development team;

“Yes it does in a recipe that totals 100g. So, you weigh solids as well as liquids. 15% will be 15g and so on. The recipe will total 100% and will also total 100g. If you then want to make any changes like adding a new active material and the website guidelines say to use it at 4%, for example, you add 4g but remember that the total should still be 100 so it is most common to deduct 4g from the water stage of the recipe as well. Once you are happy that the 100g you have made is how you like it, it is easy to scale it up. Multiply the recipe by 3 to make 300g or simply add a zero to every number to make 1000g/lkg.”

Kind Regards

Aromantic Team

Esther
Esther

March 03, 2020

Hi, does 15% equivalent to 15gram please?

Aromantic Team
Aromantic Team

January 21, 2020

Good Afternoon Marisa,

Stick blend is another term for using a blending appliance like a hand blender for example.

Kind Regards

Aromantic Team

Marisa Dunn
Marisa Dunn

January 21, 2020

Please can you tell me what is meant by a stick blend. Thank you.

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