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Feb 24

Interesting facts about Dark Chocolate

Chocolate is a popular ingredient and is available in many types. Different forms and flavors of chocolate are produced by varying the quantities of the different ingredients. Other flavors can be obtained by varying the time and temperature when roasting the beans. Unsweetened chocolate is pure chocolate liquor, also known as bitter, baking chocolate or …

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Feb 18

Information on Cocoa Beans

Cacao Theobroma Cacao is in the genus Theobroma and species Cacao. Other common names include Chocolate, Cacao, cacaoyer. The cacao bean is the seed of the fruit often thought of as a culinary nut. Cacao beans that are certified organic and raw, dryed at low temperature can be difficult to find. Raw organic cacao is …

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Feb 15

Interesting Facts About Chocolate Chips

Chocolate chips are small chunks of chocolate. They are often sold in a round, flat-bottomed teardrop shape. They are available in numerous sizes, from large to miniature, but are usually around 1 cm in diameter. Many sizes are available depending on preference. Chocolate Chips And Their History Chocolate chips are a required ingredient in chocolate …

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Feb 15

Chocolate Truffles by Lindt

INGREDIENTS: Ganache ¼ cup (60ml) heavy cream 5oz (150grams) Lindt milk, white or dark chocolate, chopped 1 tablespoon (15 grams) butter, softened METHOD: Heat the cream until it just comes to a boil, add the chopped chocolate and remove the saucepan from the heat. Stir or whisk the mixture until the chocolate is completely melted. …

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Feb 09

Information on White Chocolate

White chocolate is a confection of sugar, cocoa butter, and milk solids. The melting point of cocoa butter is high enough to keep white chocolate solid at room temperature, yet low enough to allow white chocolate to melt in the mouth. Origin and production: White chocolate first appeared in Switzerland in the 1930s. It was …

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Feb 03

How to Chop Chocolate

Before you melt your chocolate, you will want it in small, uniform pieces. Some brands of chocolate can be purchased in wafer sizes or bite-sized bars that don’t require chopping. However, if you buy large bars of chocolate or bulk chocolate, you will need to chop it before melting, so that it will melt evenly …

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Jan 29

“Lindt Unsung Heroes of Autism”

This was an excerpt from an announcement recently from Lindt Chocolate: January 19, 2010 Today, Lindt Chocolate, the world’s leading producer of premium chocolate, announces it is accepting nominations for the Lindt Unsung Heroes of Autism program. For the second year, Lindt will honor ordinary individuals who are extraordinary champions for those affected by autism …

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Jan 25

Hot Chocolate – History & Benefits

Hot chocolate (also known as hot cocoa, drinking chocolate, or just cocoa) is a heated beverage that typically consists of shaved chocolate or cocoa powder, heated milk or water, and sugar. While it is generally thought of as a drink consumed for pleasure, recent studies have suggested that it possesses health benefits due to antioxidants …

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Jan 22

Tips on Melting Chocolate

Melting chocolate is not the same as tempering chocolate, although melting is a necessary step in the tempering process. Melting chocolate can be accomplished in a microwave or over a hot-water bath. There are a few fundamental guidelines to successfully melting chocolate: Make sure the chocolate is chopped into uniform pieces to ensure even melting. …

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Jan 21

Hosting A Chocolate Tasting Party

Chocolate can be one of the most delightful tasting experiences.  It is best enjoyed when eaten slowly and savored to appreciate its complexity.  Hosting a tasting party can best provide an environment to thoroughly enjoy the tastes, along with having a wonderful time with friends.  A party can be conducted much in the same way …

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