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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

Recipes Featuring Chocolate

  • Chocolate
    1 tablespoon chocolate 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 cup milk
  • Chocolate Caramels
    1 cup chocolate, grated 2 cups brown sugar 1 cup molasses 1 cup milk or cream Butter the size of an egg 1 Tbsp vanilla (optional)
  • Parker House Chocolate Cream Pie
    Cake Batter: 1/4 cup butter 3/4 cup sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1 3/4 cups sifted flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 cup milk Few drops vanilla Filling: 2 cups scalded milk 3 tablespoons flo
  • Chocolate Blanc Mange No. 1
    2 tablespoons gelatine 1/4 cup cold water 4 ounces Lowneys Premium Chocolate 2 cups scalded milk 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Chocolate Fudge, No 1 | 2 cups sugar
    2 cups sugar 1 cup milk 1/4 cup cocoa Pinch of soda Vanilla to taste 2 Tbsps butter 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 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
  • Chocolate Cream No.1 | 1/4 pound of the best chocolate
    1/4 pound of the best chocolate Fine sugar 1 /2 pint of cream
  • Chocolate Ice Cream, No.1 | 4 ounces chocolate, grated
    4 ounces chocolate, grated 1 cup milk 1 quart cream 1 cup sugar Vanilla
  • Chocolate Cream Pie
    1 quart milk 6 eggs, slightly beaten 3/4 cup sugar 6 tablespoons cornstarch 8 tablespoons cocoa 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 baked 9 inch pie shell
  • 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
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