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Recipes Featuring Chocolate

  • Chocolate Mounds
    1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup mayonnaise 4 squares (1 oz each) unsweetened chocolate, melted 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla 2 cups unsifted flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/4 cup confectioner's or granulated sugar
  • Chocolate Water Icing
    1 square chocolate 3 tablespoon boiling water 1 1/2 cup pulverized sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 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 Surprise
    1 cup nuts, chopped 2 sections sweet chocolate 2 Tbsps boiling water 4 egg yolks, well beaten 4 egg whites, well beaten 3 Tbsps sugar 1 dozen lady fingers Whipped cream, for garnishing Ground
  • 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
  • Hot Chocolate | 1/4 lb chocolate or 1/2 cake
    1/4 lb chocolate or 1/2 cake Boiling water Milk
  • Chocolate III
    2 ounces sweetened chocolate 4 cups milk Few grains salt Whipped Cream
  • 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 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
  • Chocolate Ice Cream | 1 1/2 squares chocolate
    1 1/2 squares chocolate 1 1/2 cups sugar or 1/4 cup sugar and 1 /4 cup corn syrup 1 teaspoon gelatine soaked in 1 cup evaporated milk 1 cup water

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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