Saturday, May 17, 2008

Monthly Sweet...The Sensual of Chocolate



Chocolate is one of the world's best-loved foods-it is the universal language of indulgence (John Slattery - The Book of Chocolate Cakes For Wedding and Celebrations)


Chocolate is sensual. delightfull. innocent.rich and sinful taste.tortures you with pleasure. childhood indulgence. just name it. I love chocolate as i love hazelnut...vanilla...coffee.
But chocolate also full of philosophy. Ever heard a quotation from the Film Forrest Gump ?
Life is like a box of chocolate.You never know what you're gonna get.
Yes. I agree.



Type of Chocolate


Photo by dee at sweet scarlett


Chocolate is made by roasting cocoa beans and grinding and heating the kernels to produce cocoa mass and cocoa butter. For dark chocolate, cocoa mass, cocoa butter and sugar are mixed together to form a dough. After intensive mixing, this dough is refined by rollers. The dough is then rolled and refined to produce a very fine chocolate powder. It is at this point that , by varying the balance of ingredients, different chocolate types and flavours are created, before being turned into liquid ready to form into blocks. For milk chocolate, milk solids are added.And for white chocolate, extra cocoa butter, extra sugar and milk solids are added.
(John Slattery - The Book of Chocolate Cakes for Wedding and Celebrations)



2 comments:

Andrie Anne said...

Jeng, ikutan kontes buttercream ga? Deadline tengah malam ini WIB. Ditunggu ya jeng..makacii..

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

nice post, dee !