Chocolate is made from cocoa beans that have been roasted and ground. To make chocolate for eating, cocoa butter, sugar, and perhaps a flavoring are combined, and the paste is put through a series of rollers to further refine it. Quality chocolate is then the put through a conching machine to further smooth the chocolate. The chocolate is then tempered in kettles and molded.
Types of chocolate include bittersweet, semi-sweet, and milk chocolate, all of which can be molded into bars or chocolate chips, used as a coating around a filling, or mixed with nuts, fruit, etc. to form candy. Pastry chefs may also use it for piping and decoration or to make a chocolate sauce.
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Chocolate Directory Page(s)
- Chocolate Page on AbiFind.com
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- Chocolate Page on AliveDirectory.com
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- Chocolate Page on Jumblex.org
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- Albright, Barbara, and Mary Tiegreen. 1,001 Reasons to Love Chocolate. New York, NY. Stewart, Tabori & Chang. 2004.
- Atkinson, Catherine, et al. The Chocolate and Coffee Bible. London, England. Hermes House. 2008.
- Doutre-Roussel, Chloe. The Chocolate Connoisseur. New York, NY. Penguin. 2006.
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