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Republica del Cacao
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This new chocolate for chefs and confectioners has a great story! The cocoa beans and all the other ingredients are from Latin America and the manufacturing is done in Ecuador…one of the only chocolates which is made at the source! This company has received technical assistance from the Valrhona Chocolate … Read More

CHOCOLATE DOMINO COOKIES
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CHOCOLATE DOMINO COOKIES 1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp salt 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1 TBSP plus 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup white chocolate chips TIME SAVER: Simply … Read More

EUROPEAN DRINKING CHOCOLATE (aka HOT CHOCOLATE)
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HOT CHOCOLATE RECIPE This simple but decadent recipe uses a combination of cocoa powder and dark chocolate to create a rich chocolate flavor. INGREDIENTS Serves 6 4 cups whole milk 1 cup GUANAJA 70% dark chocolate 1 TBSP VALRHONA COCOA POWDER INSTRUCTIONS Bring the milk to a boil. Pour the … Read More

Warm Chocolate Cake Recipe and Coupon
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Chocolate Girl’s Favorite! There are many recipes for the warm (sometimes known as molten) chocolate cake —  the one where your cake is served warm and, if cooked perfectly, the center will be slightly under-baked and similar to chocolate sauce …or lava! This version is one of the easiest  and will guarantee … Read More

Open House and Chocolate Tasting! 8/17/18 5-7pm
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La Belle Chocolat is a Chocolate Museum and Chocolate Tasting room recently opened in historic Portsmouth, NH. This small and unique museum features artifacts, historic prints, a Chocolate Art gallery and more. Start off your evening in Portsmouth and visit our Open House on Friday Aug 17th from 5:00 pm … Read More

Peter’s Broc Milk Chocolate 10 lb block
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In 1875, after eight years of experimentation and refinement, Daniel Peter of Vevey, Switzerland gave the world its first taste of milk chocolate. The challenge – to create a chocolate of fine velvety smoothness that wouldn’t spoil – was overcome when Peter perfected the method for dehydrating milk and combining … Read More

People Who Eat More Chocolate Are Less Stressed, According to Science
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The first human trials favor dark chocolate consumption for more than just stress. This isn’t the first time we’re hearing that eating dark chocolate has some healthy perks, but this is the first time the effects of dark chocolate have been tested on people—and we like what researchers discovered. Recent … Read More

The Best Way to Melt Chocolate
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Until recently,  melting chocolate was done in a “bain-marie” – a French term for a double boiler…where you use a bowl or smaller pan which is placed inside a larger pan which has a couple inches of water in it. You  bring the water to a simmer and let the … Read More

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