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The Best Chocolate Tempering Machines: Crisp, Shiny Chocolate At Home

Written by The Kitchen Hand on . Posted in Small Appliances

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The science behind tempering chocolate is convoluted. In order to get crisp, svelte chocolate, you have to undertake a lengthy, arcane process that involves heating some chocolate, cooling other chocolate, or even mixing in special chocolate that’s supposed to teach your chocolate how to cool properly. The concept is not dissimilar to the idea of Ice Nine from Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle: your goal is to form a seed of correctly tempered chocolate that the rest of the chocolate then crystallizes around.

Bittersweet Chocolate Substitute: The Delicious Alternative

Written by The Kitchen Hand on . Posted in food

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There’s chocolate, and then there’s chocolate. While you’re probably familiar with the difference between an expensive hand-crafted bar of dark chocolate and the cheap sweetened chips you snack on while you make cookies, you might not know the difference between all of the kinds of chocolate you use when you bake. Here’s everything you need to know in order to find the perfect bittersweet chocolate substitute.