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9 Reasons You Should Make Chocolate at Home

​People make all sorts of stuff at home, like curry, slime, art, and beauty products. So why don’t more people make chocolate at home? These days it’s likely you could buy all the necessary ingredients from your local specialty foods shop. Yet very few people do it, which is one of the reasons you should. …

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​Bag to Bar: How to Make White Chocolate at Home

As kids, we learn to eat our colors. This chocolate is white, maybe an aged-parchment shade of white, though white all the same. But the packaging, oh the packaging is super colorful. That counts, right? I think my mom would be on board. In fact, she has all the tools to make this “bag to …

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Home Chocolate Making: Milk Powder Experimentation

On a whim, my first attempt at chocolate making occurred in three rounds, and its purpose was to figure out which milk powder I like best in my milk chocolate. These are the results, as well as the ratios if you choose to follow along at home. Building a Recipe For Chocolate Once I obtained …

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On My Grinder— Well, Cleaning It.

On the farm here in northern Ecuador, we pick and process cacao every other Thursday, allowing us to control each step of the bean-to-bar chocolate making process. Preparing the Premiere Wonder Grinder Part of our weeks-long chocolate making endeavor is the simultaneous grinding & conching of the fermented & dried & newly-roasted cacao beans. To do this in a more …

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