homemade chocolate

September 21, 2009

I experimented with making chocolate from scratch before researching about chocolate production. It was very tasty, with a very long finish, but it’s texture was not what I had intended.

I roasted raw cacao beans, removed the husks, ground them in a mortar with a pestle, and mixed the ground beans with maple syrup and grated orange peel. It is beautiful to smell and luxurious to taste. To actually make chocolate takes much more time, machinery and energy. Whatever you want to call my concoction, the house smelled heavenly and everyone seemed a little happier – but it could just be the theobromine talking.

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