Chocolate recipes help you create sweets in a great variety of forms and kinds of taste. Chocolate truffles, for example, have the flexibility to be able to be coated in various flavors of chocolate, sprinkled with nuts or flavored using any liqueur or extract. One of my most loved recipes to have or make is the milk chocolate praline truffle. I use a praline liqueur for flavoring the chocolate and then I roll the truffle in some pecan brittle that I have crushed.
Chocolate Truffles make grand gifts for any person at anytime. There are many mixtures of packages that chocolate gifts come in so you ought to be able to find one just right for the event or friend for which you are trying to purchase something.
You have probably heard of the “cacao bean”, or as it is sometimes called the “cocoa bean”, well this is the nut from which chocolate comes. This ‘bean’ or nut is the nut of a particular fruit that grows on a specific tree, originally from the Amazon jungle. Chocolate, long ago, was a symbol of wealth, and luxury.
Chocolate is made from plants, which means it contains many of the health benefits of dark vegetables. These benefits are from flavonoids. The flavonoids of this plant are generally recognized for their antioxidant properties and activities. Chocolate contains the same antioxidant chemicals (phenols) as wine. Many people enjoy drinking wine while eating chocolate.
I have found that in each place or country throughout the world where it is made, it is a distinctly unique product. French and Belgian chocolates have a distinctly different taste from each other, as do Swiss or U.S. chocolates. The best one for you to use will be based on your individual choice and on the recipes you plan to make.
Chocolate recipe lovers everywhere have been viewing the studies showing dark chocolate as having certain health benefits with excitement. These studies have inspired some dietitians to promote chocolate as contributing to a healthy diet. Chocolates should be sampled in order of increasing cocoa content or boldness of flavor, and, even though chocolate is best stored between 61 and 64 degrees, it should always be tasted at room temperature.