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Recipes Featuring Chocolate

  • Chocolate Caramels | 1 cup condensed milk
    1 cup condensed milk 1/2 cup water 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/4 cup corn syrup 3 Tbsps butter 3 squares unsweetened chocolate 1 tsp vanilla
  • Chocolate Nut Cake
    1/4 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 cup milk 2 cup flour 4 teaspoon baking powder 2 square chocolate 1/2 cup chopped nuts 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Chocolate Frosting
    4 egg whites 3 cups powdered sugar Nearly 1 cup chocolate, grated
  • Chocolate Cake
    1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup butter 4 egg yolks, well beaten 4 egg whites, stiffly beaten 4 ounce chocolate 5 Tbsps hot water 1 tsp cinnamon 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup milk 1 tsp vanilla 2 tsps b
  • Russian Chocolate
    1 pint rich hot chocolate 1 pint hot coffee
  • Three Minute Chocolate Frosting
    1 cup confectioner's sugar 2 tablespoons soft butter 1/4 cup cold milk 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 1/2 squares chocolate
  • Chocolate Cake | 1 cup butter
    1 cup butter 2 cups sugar 3 eggs, separated 1 cup milk 5 tsps baking powder 3 ounces chocolate, melted 1 tsp vanilla 2 1/2 cups flour
  • Chocolate Cookies | 1/2 cup butter
    1/2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg 3 squares premium chocolate 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons milk
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Creams
    1/2 cup fondant 3 Tbsps peanut butter 1/2 tsp vanilla Few grains salt Chocolate coating
  • Chocolate Swedish Meringues
    5 egg whites 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup cocoa 1/2 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

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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