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 Sunday, June 24th, 2018


May 1, 2010

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates...

Chocoholics..Listen Up!

Chocolate is made from tropical cacao beans, which are transformed by machines into a bitter, brown paste of cocoa butter and cocoa solids. When this unsweetened chocolate is combined with sugar, vanilla, and other ingredients, the result, of course, is heavenly!

If you don't store chocolate properly (preferably at 65 degrees or so), the cocoa butter can separate slightly from the solids, causing the chocolate to "bloom." This leaves a gray residue on the surface and can impair the taste and texture slightly.

Chocolate will scorch if you melt it at too high a temperature so for a quick way to melt chocolate, chop the chocolate or place the chips in a microwave safe bowl and cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Microwave the chocolate at 50% power in 30 second increments and stirring often, just until melted, shiny and smooth. Perfect!




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