Cocoa spice how to use it in every day cooking?


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 …

Photo by lindsay Cotter on Unsplash
Photo by lindsay Cotter on Unsplash
  1. Almonds
  2. Bananas
  3. Caramel (especially black chocolate / cocoa)
  4. Cinnamon
  5. Coffee (espresso but with black chocolate / cocoa)
  6. Sweet sour cream or sour cream
  7. Hazelnuts
  8. Milk
  9. Mint
  10. Nuts and other similar fruits
  11. Raspberries
  12. Rhum (black and light)
  13. Vanilla
  14. Sugar of all shapes and types

Plus … cocoa spice..

It’s good with …

Photo by Monika Grabkowska
Photo by Monika Grabkowska
  1. Butter (unsalted)
  2. With all berries … fresh or dried
  3. Game meat (rabbit, deer, game bird)
  4. Ginger
  5. It’s a big part of Mexican cuisine (you know about mole sauce?)
  6. Pears
  7. Lavender
  8. Cloves
  9. Mace or nutmeg flower
  10. Nutmeg
  11. Piment or all spice
  12. 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:

  1. Chocolate mousse
  2. Chocolate cheesecake
  3. Strawberry Chocolate Tart
  4. Twisted Chocolate and Peanut butter cake
  5. Chocolate tart

And much more on my blog 🙂

Hi, I'm Suzana!

Rođena u Beogradu. Diplomirala na Mašinskom Fakultetu Univerziteta u Beogradu (smer Vazduhoplovstvo). Majka, supruga, putujući kulinarski hedonista. Istraživač, sportista i organizator.

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