Friday, December 14, 2012

Homemade Cocoa Powder Pt 2...


Whenever I'm ready to use cocoa powder...
there is no need to go to the market for it

this is a continuation from my last post

the cocoa beans (which are actually the seeds of the cacao fruit)
are put on a cookie tray and roasted at 200* F for about 20 minutes...
or until the hull is easy to slip off the bean


the hulls get put into the compost and the beans are ready for grinding


because I usually use just enough beans for a recipe...
the coffee grinder is enough to do the job
and the beans are ground to a fine powder in just a few seconds

when I need a larger amount...
the food processor is more convenient


it is as simple as that

a cup of roasted cocoa beans will make a cup of powdered cocoa
and I can tell you...
the taste of fresh ground cocoa is nicer than shelved cocoa from a long time ago

the same way...
fresh ground coffee always tastes better than shelved sittin' around...
for who knows how long : )

while commercial cocoa powder is refinely processed...
our cocoa powder is truly unrefined and fresh from the tree

and I know that in this fresh state, it probably has most of it's antioxidant nutrients intact
if your market sells it, use organic, raw cocoa powder for your baking and cooking


And God said,
Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed,
which is upon the face of all the earth,
and every tree,
in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed;
to you it shall be for meat.
Genesis 1:29

May your day or night be fruitful in the grace of the Lord.

5 comments :

  1. Thanks so much for this post, too!
    I really have enjoyed seeing the cocoa powder making process, and still think it's so cool that you can make your own!!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend, and enjoy this wonderful Christmas season.

    love,
    K.

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  2. I loved learned how you process the beans into yummy cocoa powder!! I have found some organic cocoa powder here, but I think it's still a lot more processed than yours. I just tried a bag of organic cacao nibs and I really like them with yogurt in the morning.

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  3. So interesting to see the process, and what fun to be able to make your own chocolate!
    The cup with the cocoa in it is lovely.

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  4. Reading both posts about cocoa beans has been really interesting. I can only imagine how delicious that cocoa tastes!

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