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Recipes Featuring Chocolate

  • Chocolate Cake | 1/2 cup butter
    1/2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 1/2 cup milk 2 cups flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 4 ounces chocolate, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Italian Chocolate Cake
    2 cups granulated sugar 2/3 cup butter 1/2 cake Baker's chocolate, grated 1 cup cold coffee (liquid) 2 heaping cups browned flour 3 teaspoons baking powder Whites 5 eggs
  • Chocolate Walnut Wafers
    1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup powdered sugar 2 squares premium chocolate, grated 1/4 cup milk 1 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Hot Chocolate | 1/4 lb chocolate or 1/2 cake
    1/4 lb chocolate or 1/2 cake Boiling water Milk
  • Chocolate Dominoes
    1/2 cup chopped walnut meats 1/2 cup chopped figs 1/2 cup almond paste grated rind of orange 2 squares premium chocolate, melted 1/4 teaspoon salt orange juice sugar
  • Chocolate III
    2 ounces sweetened chocolate 4 cups milk Few grains salt Whipped Cream
  • Chocolate Frosting II
    1 3/4 cups sugar 3/4 cup hot water 4 squares chocolate, melted 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Chocolate Cream, No.1 | 3 ounces of chocolate, grated
    3 ounces of chocolate, grated 1/4 pound sugar 1 1/2 pint cream 1 1/2 ounce gelatine 6 egg yolks
  • Reception Chocolate
    2 squares sweetened chocolate 4 cups scalded milk Few grains salt Whipped cream
  • Chocolate Cake | 1 lb sugar
    1 lb sugar 1 1/2 lbs butter 8 eggs, lightly beaten 1 lb flour 1 tsp baking soda 2 ounces & 2 tsps milk 2 tsps cream of tartar Lemon or vanilla extract For the icing: 9 Tbsps water 1 lb sug

About Chocolate

  • Chocolate has been linked to improved mood and emotional state because many scientists believe it boosts endorphin and serotonin levels in the brain
  • Dark chocolate has a higher ratio of cacao solids and lower ratio of milk and cacao butter than milk chocolate
  • Dark chocolate can increase the blood flow to arteries, and the entire circulatory system
  • Dark chocolate contains high antioxidant content which lowers LDL "bad" cholesterol
  • Rudolphe Lindt developed a process of using heat and friction to create the smooth chocolate product that we enjoy today
  • John Cadbury was one of the first chocolate makers in England and produced chocolate for Queen Victoria
  • The production of chocolate expanded dramatically when a Dutch scientist figured out how to make chocolate powder in the early 1800's
  • Chocolate was enjoyed strictly by royalty in Europe as a drink with amazing health benefits
  • Cacao butter is the natural fat found in the cacao seed also known as the 'Nib'
  • The custom of drinking chocolate was passed along from the Mayans to the Europeans
  • The cacao tree which bears the fruit that is needed to make chocolate is indigenous to South America and is known as Theobroma cacao
  • Chocolate is created by extracting the seeds of the cacao pod, then sunning and fermenting the product
  • The Mayans and the Aztecs consumed chocolate in magnificent quantities and often enjoyed it as a cold and spicy drink
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