Bake from Scratch

Chocolate

hocolate needs little introduction. The word will immediately call to mind melted, velvety textures, complex and bittersweet flavors, and rich aromas. First discovered and cultivated by the Olmecs in Mexico, the cacao tree would eventually find its way to the Aztec people, who would roast and grind the pods into the original incarnation of chocolate. The Aztec emperor Montezuma famously drank the thick cocoa mixture, which explorers at the time described as bitter but refreshing. It continued to be consumed as a drink for many centuries after, becoming wildly popular in Europe in the 1600s. Chocolate only transformed into the confection we know today with the help of Dutchman Conrad van Houten’s invention of a superior cocoa press

Sie lesen eine Vorschau. Registrieren Sie sich, um mehr zu lesen.

Mehr von Bake from Scratch

Bake from Scratch11 min gelesenCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Beignets
Bite into a freshly fried, pillowy beignet, and there’s a burst of air, confectioners’ sugar puffing out as the interior hollow collapses in. Beyond offering a decadent taste of pastry, the beignet sends one on a sensational journey to the fantastic
Bake from Scratch8 min gelesenCookbooks, Food, & Wine
The Sweetest Heritage
Some people inherit handmade quilts orfine china from their grandmother; Jocelyn Delk Adams inherited a passion. The baker and creator of the blog Grandbaby Cakes has built an empire on heirloom recipes twirled up with modern flavors. Jocelyn knows t
Bake from Scratch6 min gelesenCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Peanut Butter Cake
My wife, Deborah, is from Perry, Georgia, and came from a very close-knit family. She had five aunts, and standing on her front porch, you could see four of the five aunts’ homes. Big Annie was one of the aunts. She was 97 when I met her, living comf