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Barbara Malewska replied to Barbara Malewska's discussion Adjusting chocolate amount based on the percentage: Kitchen Confectionery in the group Kitchen Confectionery
"Thank you, and yes, it does make sense.  I see that new cookbooks coming out are now having more discussion regarding the chocolate percentages and how they impact the finished product outcome. Thanks again, Barb"
Oct 13, 2013
Dirke Botsford replied to Barbara Malewska's discussion Adjusting chocolate amount based on the percentage: Kitchen Confectionery in the group Kitchen Confectionery
"I'm pretty sure they are adjusting the recipe based on the cocoa content of the chocolate as a lesser percentage would have more cocoa butter present then cocoa itself. Looks incremental so if you go with say a 55% dark chocolate just bump up…"
Oct 13, 2013
Barbara Malewska added a discussion to the group Kitchen Confectionery
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Adjusting chocolate amount based on the percentage: Kitchen Confectionery

I am reading the book, 'Cooking with Chocolate'.  One of the discussions concerns adjusting the quantity of chocolate  based on the percent of the chocolate being used if it differs from that called for in the recipe.  Example - recipe calls for 330 g of 70% chocolate OR 350 g of 60% chocolate, etc.There is no formula included to make the conversion dependent on the amount of chocolate called for in my recipe - a recipe of my own not contained in the book.Does anyone have any reference that I…See More
Nov 21, 2011

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Most memorable chocolate experience:
My first taste/encounter with Valhrona Chocolate - still my favorite
My favorite chocolate is:
Any REALLY good chocolate

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