[Sca-cooks] cacao nibs

Beth Ann Bretter ladypeyton at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 25 12:55:16 PDT 2008

In retrospect it makes a ton of sense, it's just not something I ever considered before, and not something they covered in the Hawaiian television program or that I remember them covering in the several thousand Hershey's tours I took as a child. 

But then, I doubt I was really paying attention to anything more than the free chocolate at Hershey's! ;^D


> >> Conching (a long, slow mixing process where some
> flavor
> >> continues to
> >> develop, especially any acidic notes)
> >
> > Huh.  I wasn't aware that conching actually
> changed the flavor of  
> > chocolate since it's only a complicated and
> intricate grinding  
> > system to smooth out grittiness.
> Speaking purely hypothetically, it may both emulsify and
> introduce a  
> little air, and G-d only knows what the oxygen does to some
> of those  
> volatile aromatics...
> Just sayin'...
> Adamantius
> "Most men worry about their own bellies, and other
> people's souls,  
> when we all ought to worry about our own souls, and other
> people's  
> bellies."
> 			-- Rabbi Israel Salanter


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