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Saturday, January 10, 2015

How bittersweet!

Apricot Grunt, Kolaczi & a Martini                                         Double Pleasure

National Bittersweet Chocolate Day


Oh, those chocolate days! So tempting, so decadent, so delicious, so healthy!That's right...chocolate is actually good for you :-) Of course as with anything, that is if you do not overindulge. There is always a catch, isn't it? Each of us has probably heard at some time or another...read in an article, heard by way of word of mouth, saw it on television, discovered it on the Internet...that chocolate has health benefits but you may be wondering what research backs up such reports. Actually, it is the dark chocolate which is the best healthwise.

Two tablespoons (cocoa) a day... get rid of the sugar and fat that chocolate candy contain, instead put cocoa powder on oatmeal! Read MORE...

 To simply say "chocolate" covers a lot of territory...

 Chocolate is a range of products derived from cocoa (cacao),  mixed with fat (i.e., cocoa butter) and finely powdered sugar to produce a solid confectionery
Bittersweet chocolate is a sweetened form of dark chocolate made with cocoa liquor, a small amount of sugar, more cocoa butter, and vanilla. Unlike milk chocolate or white chocolate, it does not contain any milk solids. According to FDA standards, bittersweet chocolate must contain at least 35% chocolate liquor (a non-alcoholic liquid produced from cocoa beans).
Stay healthy and celebrate National Bittersweet Chocolate Day by treating yourself to a few pieces of any variety or cook up a batch of your favorite recipe(s) needing that chocolaty touch.  How bittersweet!

Cover a Super Fudge Brownie in Bittersweet Chocolate!

Bittersweet Chocolate and Walnut Fudge (Recipe)

Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse (Recipe)

Bittersweet Chocolate Boule (Recipe)

Bittersweet Chocolate Souffle (Recipe)

 Is your mouth watering yet?