Cocoa seeds are a basic ingredient in any chocolate. Have you had the opportunity to taste cocoa seeds? I did when I was at the cocoa plantation in the Dominican Republic. It has a strong – bitter taste and needs to be fermented to have a better aroma. After that, the seeds need to be dried, usually, plain air is the best and then roasted … and then further processed to get cocoa butter, and cocoa solids.
And how in fact we finally get to our favorite chocolate we’ve already learned here.
And then how it looks like in modern production we have here
You know what they say about butter or margarine “you can mix them in everything”, so I like to say that for cocoa spice or chocolate. And I don’t think I’ll be wrong.
It mixes in both salty and sweet, you just have to choose what you like 🙂 more
Cocoa (or chocolate) is best friends with …
- Caramel (especially black chocolate / cocoa)
- Coffee (espresso but with black chocolate / cocoa)
- Sweet sour cream or sour cream
- Nuts and other similar fruits
- Rhum (black and light)
- Sugar of all shapes and types
Plus … cocoa spice..
It’s good with …
- Butter (unsalted)
- With all berries … fresh or dried
- Game meat (rabbit, deer, game bird)
- It’s a big part of Mexican cuisine (you know about mole sauce?)
- Mace or nutmeg flower
- Piment or all spice
- All kinds of chili peppers
Well … so … don’t miss …
These new combinations.
chocolate + banana + butterscotch+ macadamia nuts
chocolate + butterscotch + caramel + coffee
chocolate + caramel + malt + coffee
chocolate + cinnamon + chili + nuts + seeds
chocolate + vanilla cream + pistachios
chocolate + ginger + orange
chocolate + graham crackers + manchmelou
A gift for all those who came here to read:
Cocoa spices with white chocolate:
white chocolate + basil + strawberries
white chocolate + cream + lemon + orange
white chocolate + black chocolate + pistachios
white chocolate + ginger + pistachios + rice
And as a result of everything …
And maybe these recipes serve you:
- Chocolate mousse
- Chocolate cheesecake
- Strawberry Chocolate Tart
- Twisted Chocolate and Peanut butter cake
- Chocolate tart
And much more on my blog 🙂
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