Cooking Chocolate For Home Baking
Cooking chocolate is a purer chocolate than your average bar of Cadbury. The pure, ground cocoa beans generate a somewhat bitter flavour (hence the alternative name of
Today we think of chocolate as a sweet tasting treat, but in its early use (and in its purer form) chocolate had a bitter taste not dissimilar to the cooking chocolate we know today.
The earliest recorded use of chocolate was in approximately 1100 BC; during this era the Mayans and Aztecs of Central America used chocolate to make a beverage called xocolatl, which means
Today chocolate experts such as Green and Blacks and Dr Oetker produce a whole range of different cooking chocolates, so the world is your oyster and you can bake all manner of chocolaty treats!