February 21, 2007

“If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.” – Will Rogers

Chocolate Morsel of the Day

I have been asked many times if you can make chocolate from cocoa powder. The basic answer is yes. But you should ask yourself what do you want? Cocoa powder has been processed heavily to get the cocoa butter out. The resulting chocolate would probably be less than stellar.

Should you want to try it, substitute a mixture of 50% cocoa powder and 50% cocoa butter for the comparible amount of cocoa liquor in recipes. You will still need to refine to further refine the cocoa powder and any sugar you add.