Step by step, how to make bean-to-bar chocolate at home. For full instructions that go with this video see this post: ...
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7 ways to revel in the Bay Area's extravagant chocolate scene Pair it with one of Executive Pastry Chef Lisa Vega's gorgeous creations. We're still dreaming about the Brownie Bite Flight ($5.50), three single-origin brownies, each with their own flavor notes. Don't miss: The best seat in the house is along the [...]
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From Bean to Bar: Birmingham Taps Into the Craft Chocolate Movement Take a bite out of craft chocolate and you might pick up on some bourbon barrel-aged notes or perhaps a spicy taste of chipotle. Like craft beer and wine, craft chocolate has found its place in the Magic City foodie scene — and it's delicious [...]
4 things you didn't know about chocolate You can make chocolate bars at home. Yup, if you buy unroasted cocoa beans, you can go through the chocolate-making process at home, and even roast them in your oven. All you need are cocoa beans and sugar. The steps from bean to bar are much easier to [...]
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Pinellas Chocolate Company Creates Delicious Craft Chocolate in Largo You can taste even taste Pinellas Chocolate in the Coppertail Brewing Co. Night Swim porter, and food pairing events are scheduled monthly at their factory location. Pinellas Chocolate Company is the only commercial bean to bar chocolate bar factory in [...]
Deb Lindsey For The Washington Post <caption> A block of Callebaut white chocolate. </caption>For years, connoisseurs dismissed white chocolate — a confection made with cocoa butter, milk solids and sugar, but with none of the cocoa solids that give darker chocolate its recognizable flavor and color. “White chocolate or white lie?” one online video asks. The host opens with: “If you love white chocolate, I hate to break it to you: You’re not eating chocolate.”Besides the...
We were honoured to host two cocoa farmers from our sustainable cocoa sourcing programme, Cocoa Life, as well as Ghana’s Cocoa Life Director, on a four day visit to the UK in November. They got to see how their cocoa harvest is transformed into Cadbury chocolate and we got an insight into how Cocoa Life is helping whole communities to thrive. Without cocoa there is no chocolate. Without cocoa-farmers, there is no cocoa. Cocoa Life is addressing this very real threat by becoming a partner...
Rob Anderson is a geek. So he makes chocolate for other geeks, or, more accurately, "people who really like chocolate and geek out about it."What does he mean by that? If you change one step of the chocolate-making process, you change the taste of the resulting chocolate entirely. And Anderson wants to show you exactly what that means. Fresco Chocolate, his company, roasts beans four different ways and conches (aka aerates and stirs) chocolate four different ways to create totally unique bars...
Are smartphones making teenagers depressed?Bean-to-Bar (BTB) means that all the process of making the chocolate happens in-house. From sorting, to roasting, to cracking, all the way to moulding, the entire BTB process happens inside one facility with one person or a small group of people. The efficiency of the system even includes the farms where the BTB companies get their beans from. It can be assumed that such a tight system makes it easy to produce chocolate that is said to rival with any...