Different Types of Chocolate
Chocolate is made by mixing cocoa with fat (cocoa butter) and finely powdered sugar. Here are some of the many types that are varying the quantities of the
– The most popular chocolate of all is created with the addition of milk powder, liquid milk or condensed milk. Minimum cocoa amount is 20%.
Baking (unsweetened, bitter, cooking) chocolate
- The strongest form of chocolate, created by mixing pure chocolate liquor with small amount of fat. After adding sugar, this chocolate
Dark (black) chocolate
– Manufactured by adding fat and sugar to the basic chocolate recipe. Cocoa amount ranges between 70% and 99%.
– Dark chocolate that has around 60-65% of cocoa in its mix.
– Chocolate with less than third of sugar, with some vanilla and lethicin.
Couverture (cocoa rich) chocolate
– These chocolates are rich in cocoa butter, often used by high-end cooks.
– This is chocolate created from sugar, milk, and cocoa butter but totally without cocoa solids.
– Used for baking, or for creation of drinks (most often with milk). Powder can be sweetened or unsweetened.
– Chocolate created by using vegetable fat and/or hydrogenated fats as a replacement for cocoa butter.
– Pure unprocessed chocolate, created with no heating or mixing with other ingredients.