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Chocolate MakingStudies indicate that chocolate is one of the favorite foods of people all across the world. Chocolate making, also sometimes referred to as candy making, is regarded as an art in today’s world, as it is a well known fact that turning cacao beanss into a scrumptious and mouth watering treat requires a lot of time, effort, patience and most important of all, skill. The transformation or the chocolate making process begins in the tropical rainforests and goes through several procedures, before finally ending in a factory. Moreover, most chocolate manufacturing companies put in millions of dollars into the right chocolate making equipment, which can turn the bitter cacao beans into a mouthwatering candy bar. Most such companies have also put years of research into their chocolate making recipes, so that they can preserve the taste, flavor and texture of the treat they are selling.
However, all good chocolates are not necessarily prepared in factories. Thanks to chocolate making classes that can be taken up, by just about anybody, quite a few people attempt chocolate making at home and are quite successful at it, in spite of using simple chocolate making supplies and tools. There are several private chocolate makers, better known as Chocolatier, that manufacture their own chocolate, either for commercial purposes, or simply because the prefer the taste of their own homemade chocolate. Moreover, nowadays, there is a lot more to chocolate, than just the consumption of it. In fact, most Americans will admit that the demands for new variations in chocolate are increasing every day. This could be the reason that the chocolate making experience has also taken a turn. Several chocolate producers have begun to experiment and expand their chocolate making endeavors, by setting off on new culinary adventures and discovering new flavors or textures. As a result, most chocoholic or chocolate lovers across the world find it possible to get the type of chocolate that satisfies that palette.
There are many people who buy cooking chocolate from the stores and then add flavors to it, in order to make their own brand of chocolate. However, though difficult, it is possible for people to make their own chocolate at home, right from the scratch, i.e., from the cacao bean, if they use the right chocolate making system. Given below are the steps and instructions that should be followed for chocolate making:
• Roasting the cacao beans, for anywhere between 5 and 35 minutes, at temperatures that could vary from 120 degrees C to 160 degrees C. Initially, the beans should be exposed to a higher temperature, which is then gradually reduced. As soon as the beans crack, the roasting should stop. However, duration for which the beans need to be roasted may vary, based on the type of oven used, as well as the quantity of the beans.
Chocolate making is not a very easy process and it usually takes some time for people to perfect the art of making chocolate at home. Moreover, the process can be quite a messy and time consuming one. However, after some amount of practice, the entire chocolate making process and experience do become easier. However, there are several factors that need to be taken into account, before making chocolate at home.
|Submitted on January 16, 2014|