[Homeroast] Chocolate anyone?

miKe mcKoffee mcKona at comcast.net
Thu Apr 15 11:42:42 CDT 2010


Yeah, Alchemist is great at sourcing cacao beans and teaching the process of
roasting through finished chocolate. Typing in his url, not so good:)

miKe 

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> Should the link be to www.ChocolateAlchemy.com ?
> 
> On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 7:58 AM, Alchemist John
> <john at chocolatealchemy.com>wrote:
> 
> > Better yet - www.ChocolateAlchmey.com  by yours truly if 
> you want to go
> > from the beans - I think the wiki is cribbed from me anyway.
> >
> >
> > At 04:48 AM 4/15/2010, you wrote:
> >
> >> I think they are talking about roasting cacao beans and 
> then going through
> >> the whole process of extracting the chocolate liquor and 
> cacao butter, etc.
> >> from the roasted bean, conching that and so on until you 
> have chocolate
> >> ready to put into a recipe or make into a bar for straight 
> eating.  For an
> >> overview - http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Chocolate.
> >>
> >> The oban wafer is already fully processed, just sitting there in a
> >> convenient little form ready for bakers to use.  Really 
> just a larger and
> >> flatter chocolate chip.  Can't roast it - well, can't and 
> get good results.
> >>
> >> I think what you need are baking recipes, not roasting information.
> >>
> >> Sam
> >>
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