Only The Sweet Stuff: Guide for Making Chocolate



Chocolate has its timeless charm which hooks many a person with a sweet tooth. Then again, some of the chocolates are really expensive. In reality, given a few tips and tricks, you can actually create your own chocolate and save yourself money and increase your delight because of your self-creation.

Essentially, making chocolate begins with the conversion of cacao beans into the bars of chocolate we see in the supermarket shelves. Some other people enjoy eating the cacao beans in its raw form, since it has the basic component that we crave for in the processed chocolates.

A chocolate maker must have persistent attention to detail and dedication to constant practicing. This guide will not ensure to make a chocolate factory out of your kitchen, but it will surely give you the basic idea-- just enough for you to enjoy a bar or two of chocolate at any time you wish without hurting your budget. Moreover, since you are directly involved in making your chocolate, you get to know the materials and amount of calories you are placing in every bar.

It begins with Cocoa Beans

If you are familiar with brewing coffee, it is similar to the beginning of the chocolate-making process. You need to roast the beans. But then, do not roast it too much. Initially, place it in a high temperature, then slowly diminishing the temperature afterwards. Turn the heat off right before the moment the beans hit their cracking or breaking point. You can do this either on your oven.

Or if you are planning to feed many people with your chocolate, have a larger container to accommodate the huge number of beans. From time to time, test the taste of your chocolate. The moment you start tasting chocolate from the cocoa, it is also an indicator to turn off the heat.

After roasting, the beans must be cracked open, removing the hard husks. You can do this by hand or with use of a small hammer. Depending on the size of your beans, you can use other tools for cracking, since the husks are not that useful for eating. Once the husks are removed, you can now grind the remaining portions until it liquefies. You must thoroughly liquefy the said concoction in order to help you become a home chocolatier.

Coco gets refined over time.

The process of conching involves the refinement of chocolate. It may require you to have certain equipment such as the Sancha refiner, which is a common favorite among home chocolatiers. This is where you start adding sugar and milk as part of the delicious chocolate mixture.

You will need to refine and conch for a long time, approximately 10 to 30 hours in length, until you achieve the balance of the ingredients. Excessive refining will turn your chocolate into gum, so be very careful. At this point, even when you let the mixture rest, it must not solidify yet.

Packaging Chocolates: Tempered after refinement.

When you are finished refining your chocolate, you need to make sure that it is under the right temperature before you place it in the mold. Not doing this meticulous tempering process will make your chocolate lumpy and unbalanced.

The rich, creamy quality of most chocolate bars in the market come from effective tempering of the chocolate after refinement.





Menu


ARTICLES

Making Chocolate Using Molds
How Do Large Companies Make Chocolate
Making Chocolate Extra Special
You Need To Chop The Chocolate Before You Melt It
The Benefits Of Making Chocolate
Good Parenting Can Involve Making Chocolate
Tools In Making Chocolate
Making Chocolate Cake
Ways To Promote Your Venture Into Making Chocolate
The Different Processes In Making Chocolate
Go To School & Learn How To Make Chocolate
Tips For Making Chocolate
Using Postcards To Level Up Your Hobby Of Making Chocolate
Making Chocolate And The Right Way To Market Your Biz
The Emotional Effects Of Making Chocolate
Making Chocolate Candy That Lasts
Making Chocolate From Molds
Making Chocolate
Only The Sweet Stuff: Guide For Making Chocolate
What Does It Take To Make Chocolate
Making Chocolate And Ways To Shape It Up
Making Chocolate Starts By Melting It
Learn About Making Chocolate? The Advantages Of Online Classes






ARTICLES


Making Chocolate Ever wonder how chocolate is made? The short story is that these are made from..


Making Chocolate Extra Special Have you even been bitten by the love bug? For sure, you..


You Need To Chop The Chocolate Before You Melt It The first step in making chocolate is to buy the necessary materials and..


Using Postcards To Level Up Your Hobby Of Making Chocolate In any business, promotion must be carried off well and good..



Related Videos:

Related News:

 
Obama, Outraged Over Beheading, Vows to Stay on Course - New York Times

    

New York Times

Obama, Outraged Over Beheading, Vows to Stay on Course
New York Times
James Foley, in a photo from the website FreeJamesFoley.org, in Aleppo, Syria, in November 2012, the month he disappeared. Credit Nicole Tung, via Associated Press. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the ...
James Foley, Missing American Photojournalist, Beheaded By ISIS In SyriaHuffington Post
Obama vows 'justice' after militants kill US journalist James FoleyLos Angeles Times
Obama, allies vow firm response to Islamic StateThe Seattle Times
Reuters -New York Daily News -Washington Post
all 3,104 news articles »



Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown, says source - Fox News

    

Fox News

Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown, says source
Fox News
Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown ...
Holder: 'Change is coming' after police shootingSFGate
Eric Holder Visits FergusonNewsweek
Holder arrives in Ferguson amid demands for new prosecutorCBS News
MSNBC -Politico -TIME
all 11,040 news articles »