Asked in Baking Powder
Can expired baking powder make you sick in a recipe?
It's very doubtful it will make you sick. However, the baking powder will be useless in the recipe if it has reached (or surpassed) the expiration date. ...
Asked in Baking, Ingredient Substitutions, Chocolate
How do you substitute cocoa butter to cocoa powder?
You cannot; they are very different things. Cocoa butter is a pure solid fat, not unlike unfractionated coconut oil. It is the primary constituent of (good) white chocolate (along with sugar). Cocoa butter is not at all chocolatey in taste; it's white in colour and commonly used in moisturisers. Cocoa powder is the chocolate part of the cocoa bean, usually used for baking. Cocoa powder and cocoa butter both have very different properties and uses; they are not interchangeable. ...
Asked in Chocolate
Is cocoa powder good for health?
it is very good for health .. it may prevent some diseases Beyond the heart-healthy benefits of fiber, cocoa powder is rich is antioxidants and sterols. Flavanoids, or specifically Flavan-3-ol, found in chocolate is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants fight against free radicals in the body, which can cause damage. Therefore, cocoa powder is protective of your heart. This can be especially effective for those who have cardiovascular disease. Phytosterols are compounds found in plant products such as cocoa that reduce cholesterol. To reap the...
Can you use cocoa for brownies instead of semi sweet chocolate?
If you mean the packages of cocoa that is made for hot chocolate, no. If you mean the brown cocoa powder made by Hershey's, yes. You have to add more sugar because it's very bitter. ...
Asked in Hot Chocolate
How do you make hot chocolate out of white chocolate?
Real Simple or Martha Stewart has a recipe--but, instead of using dark cocoa powder, melt white choc. chips (yes, they DO exist!) It's very tasty and delicious. However, regular cocoa rocks the house. ...
Asked in Baking, Cooking Measurements, Chocolate
How much chocolate powder equals one square of chocolate?
Actually, none. Chocolate powder (whether cocoa powder or drinking chocolate) is not a good substitute for chocolate, because both powders have had the cocoa butter removed. Cocoa butter is a key ingredient in chocolate (it gives chocolate the melting at body temperature quality, which is pretty much the basis of chocolate) - it is a fat, so it adds moistness and enhances the crumbly texture of cakes. Since chocolate powder contains no cocoa butter, the end result (if it is used as...
Asked in Chocolate
Who invented the very first chocolate?
depends on your definition of chocolate. in ancient times cocoa was smoked in the 18th century they mashed it and applied the powder like sugar in the 1800's they made cocoa butter and mixed it to make chocolate like foods in 1900's the made chocolate bars ...
Can you use hot chocolate mix for semisweet chocolate?
Probably somehow but i wouldn't recommend it! i bet it wouldn't taste very good! Hot chocolate mix is very full of sugar, only a small amount of cocoa and is a powder. Semisweet chocolate is a solid and has butter/oil in it and much more cocoa. You'd be better off using cocoa and butter... google substituting cocoa for chocolate for an exact recipe of what to sub. ...