For all the sweet chocolate lovers, chocolatiers meet the preferences of all. Thus, an array of assorted amber confections. The chocolatier of the theobroma cacao family is inclusive of the russet fruit plant, cacao. Tropical vegetation, this fruit-bearing tree is dominant in Ivory Coast in West Africa and is believed to trace its origin in the Andes in Amazon and Orinoco river basins. In addition, a widespread cultivation in regions of Ghana and Nigeria in West Africa, nation of islands i.e.
Indonesia, Brazil in South America and Cameroon in Central Africa. The fruits consist of Theo bromine composites. This auburn dessert is made from fermented and dried cocoa seed of the plant. The cocoa seeds are fermented during the process of sweating. During sweating the pulp residue which is actually bitter in taste, seeps away. The fermented seeds are dried, shuffled and trampled with bare feet, usually.
Red clay with water adds lustre, rich color, and protection. After this intrigue artistry performed, the seeds are transported for making finished cocoa products to various countries all over. Drinking choco beverage after meals was a ritual during the Maya and Aztec civilizations of Central America. This continues even today, but people drink the hot beverage or hot chocolate milk shake as flavorsome refreshments. Sometimes these are topped with whipped cream or ice cream. Eating this delicious auburn slab in its various assortments is an elucidation for every occasion and sentiment.
Chocolates in powder, liquid and unsweetened forms are used in flavoring sweets, desserts, biscuits, cookies, candies, ice cream, frosties, cakes, mousses, and pies, and many more recipes. The bonbon flavor makes an amazing fudge and topping in forms of liquid, chips and truffle and also used for cooking and baking chocolate bound recipes. However the cocoa wonder itself is a delight sweet dish and several flavors of caramel, vanilla, fruit creams of orange, strawberry, pineapple and mango and add on such as mint, crisped rice and nuts to make different gourmet cocoa blocks, ganache and pralines. Cocoa is definitely good for health, medically constructive for heart problems, high blood pressure and many more ailments.
Also, it contains iron, calcium, potassium, vitamins such as A, B1, C, D and E. For all those who crave for this yummy cacao end product, dark chocolates prove to be satisfying confectionery. Not a reason for worsening acne and coughing, milk content and not chocolate definitely initiates acne, obesity and more. Growing desire for chocolates also is interpreted as chocoholism.
Chocoholics may improve on their health when they feed on dark chocolate as it contains maximum amount, from 35 to 70 percent natural cocoa flavonoids. Endorphins are stimulated, thus intense contentment reached are accountable for growing chocoholism. Russet desserts are quintessential for the chocoholics and sweet lovers. White chocolate and couverture consists of lesser amount of cocoa butter from the beans, milk solids or vanilla sometimes. Milk chocolate has a reduced amount of brown delicacy and a lot of protein enriched milk and skimmed milk.
In the process of chocolate making, conching is a period when the taste, smell, and texture mature. This modern process of grinding, conch or refine machines carry out intense mixing, agitating, and aerating. Earlier, the molten was held in a conch like vessel.
Thus, the name conching derived from concha, a Spanish name for shell. The texture is absolutely smooth to the palette. Tempering finalizes a dark glossy appetizing appearance and compact texture. According to the type of chocolate, temperatures vary for heating as well as cooling. After tempering, it is easy to dip nuts and fruits in the russet liquid. A chocolate fondue augments any party as it is fun to dip fruits and cakes.
A chocolate fountain serves as a heater and provides the liquid. The waterfall appearance and a resemblance of a stepping cone is a centerpiece for every occasion. Truffles, sugar free cocoa desserts, choco solids in various intricate shapes and designs, souffle add to the assortment. Certainly, the choco wonder is a treat for every celebration, sentiment, and ambience. Chocolates are packaged with attractive covers and boxes.
Aluminum foils protect them from the abrasive temperature and the texture is retained. Covers are designed with excellent graphical tints, designs, themes and fonts. Boxes are made out of aluminum usually and printed with attractive patterns and colors. During celebrations, festive outlines lead the dessert containers. Thanks to the connoisseurs of chocolate making, thus chocolatiers offer a gamut of chocolate recipes and types that fantasize sweet lovers all over the world.
Heavenly chocolate in its varied manifestations is sometimes considered aphrodisiac, pleasant and definitely fetches a smile on a face. A gift of Haute or hot chocolate for a couture of taste.
Karishma Roy works at Netlink Solutions (India)
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