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Old 03-16-2013, 09:26 PM   #1
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Do you cook with cocoa butter?

I recently purchased some organic cocoa butter to use for food. Well, specifically, an icing. While it hardened beautifully, it didn't really taste very good. I did add a little sweetener and some vanilla bean scrapings. While I will continue to make an icing that tastes good with it, I'm looking for some other ideas for its use. (Not interested in its use for applying to skin though.)

I intend to make the obvious soon, too, of course. Chocolates.

What have you made?
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:19 AM   #2
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I bought some of that too and don't know what recipe it was for now. I hope you get some responses here.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:10 AM   #3
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I thought it would make better chocolates than using coconut oil, since the melting point is higher and they would hopefullly not require refrigeration. Was not successful. it is terribly expensive and I strongly recommend to people reading here who have not yet bought it, don't! no point in getting all excited about something that costs that much and is still difficult to use! LOL
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:01 PM   #4
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I'd bought it for a clone of the Starbucks Petite Vanilla Bean Scones recipe. The scone was okay/good. The vanilla bean icing to top of it was not.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:19 PM   #5
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it has a strange taste and limited use. I won't buy it again either.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:37 AM   #6
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I use it in coffee for white chocolate lattes. Really good that way IMO.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:39 PM   #7
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I use it in many confections. Here is one:

These recipes are from More Splendid Low-Carbing: First, you'll need the Condensed milk recipe:

CONDENSED MILK
The consistency and taste is very similar to the real thing.

1/3 cup whipping cream
1/3 cup butter, softened
3 tbsp water
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup Splenda Granular
1/3 cup whey protein powder (vanilla or natural)
1/3 cup powdered milk (I use whole milk powder, but skim milk powder is fine too)
1/8 tsp my Thickening Agent, OR Xanthan Gum

In blender, place whipping cream, butter, water, vanilla extract, Splenda Granular, whey protein powder, milk powder and Thickening AgenT or Xanthan gum. Blend until smooth.

Yield: 1 1/8 cups
1 tbsp, 65.8 calories, 2.0 g protein, 5.6 g fat, 2.0 g carbs

Tip: This recipe will not work well in recipes that require heating or baking at high temperatures.

DELUXE WHITE CHOCOLATE
My son, Jonathan,loves this.

2 x Condensed Milk recipe above
2 oz cocoa butter, melted

In blender, prepare Condensed Milk (double all ingredients). In small cereal bowl, place cooca butter and melt in microwave oven about 3 minutes. Stir to ensure all cocoa butter has melted. Add to condensed milk mixture and blend until smooth. Pour into 8-inch square glass baking dish. Freeze until firm. Keep frozen. Thaw a few minutes before cutting.

Yield: 64 pieces
1 piece: 43.9 calories, 1.2 g protein, 3.9 g fat, 1.1 g carbs

Variations: Stir in blanched, chopped macadamias, hazelnutes or almonds.

DELUXE MILK CHOCOLATE: Omit cocoa butter and use 2 oz (2 squares) unsweetened chocolate. Use Chocolate Whey Protein powder, if desired in Condensed Milk. (1.3 g carbs)
DELUXE DARK CHOCOLATE: If desired, use 4 squares unsweetened chocolate for a more intense flavored chocolate. (1.4 g carbs)

Helpful Hints: If you have a source for unsweetened Belgian chocolate that could be even nicer. I've only ever tried this with Baker's unsweetened chocolate. One can play and have fun with this recipe. It's possible to make a layer of white chocolate and a top layer of milk chocolate.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:35 PM   #8
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Jennifer, so nice to see you!! Thank you for sharing your recipes. I've been looking for a good white chocolate recipe using cocoa butter. I can't wait to try it!!

I hope you are doing well!
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:17 PM   #9
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Thanks Jennifer! I actually made a condensed milk recipe yesterday using xylitol. I've had it in my coffee in place of creamer and I intend to make some Magic Bars, too. If I have any leftover, I think I will give your idea a go.
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I use it in coffee for white chocolate lattes. Really good that way IMO.
Oh, could you please share your recipe??????
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Oh, could you please share your recipe??????
I melt 1 TBS of cocoa butter and add it to my coffee mixture. Which is usually 1/2 cup espresso +1/4 cup steamed HWC and mix well. ( I also use a hand frother to froth my HWC before I add it to the espresso) 1 tsp vanilla and sweetener to taste. Then top with Land O Lakes SF Whipped Cream.
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Gina, thank you for caring. Nice to see you too. Hope you and your lovely daughter are fine. I never heard the outcome of the competition but she deserved to win...and especially because you cared so much.

Our adopted doggie, Smiley, died last night at 7:50 am in our arms (hubby and me). I miss him so very much already. He was very much my dog and was never more than a few feet away from me most of the time.
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I'm so sorry for your loss Jennifer. I know pets are family and you were so close to Smiley, it's heartbreaking to lose such a precious part of your family. It must be so hard not having him around you all the time. Memories are all you have now, and I bet you have lots of good ones of Smiley.

My daughter didn't win, there were a lot of good singers in the competition. I was proud of how far she made it and for having the courage to try.
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Jennifer - I'm so sorry that your beloved Smiley has passed, I know you'll miss him.
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