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  • Baking with Chocolate
    Baking with Chocolate

    What’s the difference between bittersweet chocolate and semisweet chocolate? Can I use Dutch cocoa in all my recipes calling for cocoa? Understanding the difference in chocolate and how they are used is essential to baking. In this guide, we’ll identify the characteristics of those chocolates used in baking. Cocoa is the dry chocolate powder derived from chocolate liquor. It comes in two types: natural and Dutch process. Dutch processed cocoa is processed with an alkaline. It is slightly darker, smoother, and more easily dissolved than natural cocoa. In many recipes, natural cocoa and Dutch cocoa are not interchangeable. Natural cocoa is slightly acidic and will therefore chemically react with baking soda to create carbon dioxide bubbles and some leavening power. Dutch cocoa is slightly alkaline, will not react with baking soda, and must rely on baking powder for leavening. Bitter (unsweetened) baking chocolate is made from pure chocolate liquor. By…

  • Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe
    Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

    Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs 2 tablespoons sugar 3 tablespoons butter or margarine melted 2 pounds cream cheese 1 cup sugar 8 ounces sour cream 1/4 cup cocoa 2 eggs 1 cup flour 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream Directions: In a 5 quart mixing bowl place 2 pounds of cream cheese and 1 cup granulated sugar and mix on low speed until cream cheese is softened and smooth, place in bowl 8 ounces sour cream and continue mixing until well blended, at this time add 2 eggs, mix for 2 minutes then add 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup cocoa, and 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream, mix on second speed until smooth and creamy. At this time your cheesecake mixture should be fluffy like ice cream as it comes out of the ice cream machine. Prepare your 10 inch x 2 inches spring form pan, in a large bowl…

  • Decadent Chocolate Dessert Recipes
    Decadent Chocolate Dessert Recipes

    People now days have little time to cook decent meals for themselves and their family let alone find the time to make a dessert of any kind. There is however nothing better than enjoying a home-made dessert and what with the huge selection of dessert, especially chocolate dessert, recipes to choose from it is easier than you think. Although a lot of them aren’t too bad, we are not talking about boxed cake or cookie mixes here. Home-made chocolate dessert recipes will take some time to prepare and a little more time to perfect but the effort will be well worth it. Just take a quick look at some ideas you may never have even thought of before. Apple Chocolate Chip Dessert Pizza Black & White Chocolate Tartlets Chocolate And Peanut Butter Blondies Black and White Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries Chocolate-Almond Ice Cream Roll Chocolate Fudge Squares with Mocha Glaze Chocolate Waffles…

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