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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 Water Icing
    1 square chocolate 3 tablespoon boiling water 1 1/2 cup pulverized sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Reception Chocolate
    2 squares sweetened chocolate 4 cups scalded milk Few grains salt Whipped cream
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Chocolate Filling for Cake
    1/2 cake sweet chocolate, grated 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 egg yolk 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 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 Brazil Nut Fudge
    Chocolate Fudge, No. 1 (see Chocolate Fudge, No. 1 recipe) 1 cup shelled Brazil nuts
  • Chocolate III
    2 ounces sweetened chocolate 4 cups milk Few grains salt Whipped Cream
  • Chocolate Tarts
    4 eggs, separated 1/2 cake of Baker's chocolate, grated 1 Tbsp cornstarch, dissolved in water 3 Tbsps milk 4 Tbsps white sugar 2 tsps vanilla 1/8 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp butter, melted

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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