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Sea Salt For Cooking
Dark Chocolate Dark chocolate-has a high cocoa content and is made with no added milk solids. The percent cacao will determine intensity of the chocolate flavor. Dark chocolate contains at least 35% co-coa solids. A high quality dark chocolate should contain between 50% to 85% cocoa solids.The chocolate making process starts when the center of the cocoa beans are ground until liquified, producing chocolate liquor. Cocoa butter, sugar, lecithin and other flavorings are also add-ed. Because dark chocolate is made with 100 percent chocolate liquor and less sugar, it will generally have a bitter taste. How to Use Dark ChocolateUnsweetened and bittersweet dark chocolate have a low sugar content, but they have an in-tense chocolate flavor that will stand out in your cakes, cookies and brownies. Use bittersweet chocolate to make rich decadent desserts like Molten Chocolate Lava Cake, Flourless Chocolate-Hazelnut Cake and Chocolate Decadence Cookies.Dark chocolate is also great for making candy. Combine melted bittersweet dark chocolate, white chocolate, nuts and dried fruits to make your own chocolate bark candy. Or use it to make Dark Chocolate Earl Grey Truffles, in fudge or in homemade chocolate chip ice cream.Olive Nation offers some of the world’s best baking dark chocolates. Along with our own brand, we carry Callebaut and Valrhona. Our dark chocolates are perfect for baking and candy making. How to Store Dark ChocolateKeep your chocolate in a cool (preferably below 65 F) and dry environment. When in properly stored chocolate should last for up to 2 years. Chocolate should be stored separately because it will pick up ‘off notes from strongly flavored foods, like, onion, garlic, and caraway.