morticaixavier you can definitely just use straight beer, I'm not a pro by any means, but what I have been taught is that water is an enemy of chocolate and the less water the longer the shelf life of the product.
capozzoli I think a peanut custard pie of some sort would be amazing! let me know if you come up with a good recipe. As for the white dots they are from a transfer sheet. Its just colored cocoa butter that's designed on as plastic sheet called a "transfer sheet" applied to warm chocolate & then once sets the cocoa butter design adheres to the chocolate giving it that amazing design, easier than it looks.
In theory the boiled peanut custard pie is wonderful. Havent gotten it made yet although I tried twice. The problem is the peanuts, boil them up and it is a good deal of work shelling them. They get eaten before the custard is made.
It is so hard not to eat them.
Im gonna give it another try this weekend. I plan on getting twice the amount of peanuts needed and then practice discipline regarding picking. .
Tonight we are making fried banana crepes. I should take some pics.
Stand by for pics of the soon to be famous Capozzoli Boiled Peanut Custard Pie.