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The Making Of Rocky Road
Double Batch Demonstration w/ F&D Soap Mold
& Cutter Box
This set of pictures illustrates
using the F&D Mold & Cutter system to make a double
batch of yummy chocolate Rocky Road soap. It uses our standard SoapQuick
preblended soapmaking oil mixture. You can of course
use your own oil mix as well.
RECIPE: 8 LBS SoapQuick
18.9 ounces lye
38 ounces distilled water
2 tsp brown oxide soap colorant
1 cup "regular" rolled oats (not instant)
1 TBS dried ground allspice from supermarket
7 oz chocolate fragrance oil (our favorite is found
Combine SoapQuick and
the lye and water solution at 140 degrees. Mix. Add 2 tsp of
brown oxide mixed with a little water. Stir. Use
stick blender and bring mix to trace. Stir again.
Chop up some
plain white soap into pieces about the size of small
Add soap chunks,
dried allspice and one cup of
oatmeal to the pot and stir. Add fragrance. Stir
Place two of the F&D Molds together,
on a folded towel. Spray interior surfaces with a
bit of water (makes the liner cling to the mold) and line with a single sheet of
Pour in mixture when
about the consistency of pancake batter.
Sprinkle a couple extra soap chunks on top of the
Cover tops with plastic soon after
pouring in mixture.
Place a couple of pieces of thin styrofoam
(pictured) or cardboard on top of soap cakes and
press very gently to level tops of cakes. Layer
several towels over the top and sides of both molds
and leave undisturbed for 2 days.
One of Two finished soap cakes.
Remove plastic liner from top and
bottom of soap.
Chop Into Bars w/F&D Soap Cutter Knife
Finished bar (detail)
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