[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
> >> 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'...
> "Most men worry about their own bellies, and other
> people's souls,
> when we all ought to worry about our own souls, and other
> -- Rabbi Israel Salanter
More information about the Sca-cooks