She Creates a Delectable Dessert Wrapping a Chocolate Bar In A Magical Ingredient
She creates a delectable dessert wrapping a chocolate bar in a magical ingredient. When it comes out of the oven, it’s almost too beautiful to eat. What can that magical ingredient be? If you’re a chocoholic, you’ll want to learn this dessert recipe because it’s sure to be a hit at your next party, potluck, or holiday gathering. It will look like you spent the whole afternoon putting it together - but really, it takes less than an hour to make, is inexpensive, and only requires two main ingredients and two minor ones.
First, let’s talk about everyone’s favourite dessert recipe ingredient: chocolate. Chocolate just has a way of making everything taste so much better, even if it tastes pretty good to begin with. We all have a soft place in our heart for chocolate, but have you ever thought about where it comes from and whether it has any nutritional value? Chocolate originates from the cacao tree, which grows in Central and South America, and records show it was used as far back as 1900 BC. In Aztec times, it was commonly believed that cacao was a gift from the god of wisdom, Quetzalcoatl, who was also known for ending human sacrifice. Cacao seeds were so valuable at this time that they were often used as currency. The Aztecs brewed a hot, bitter frothy drink from cacao and often mixed it with wine or pureed corn. In this form, it was thought to have medicinal strength-giving properties as well as aphrodisiac ones. When the Europeans were first introduced to cacao in the sixteenth century, it didn’t take them long to start sweetening it with sugar or honey. The word “chocolate” goes back to the Aztec word “xocoatl”, which related the hot sacred drink they made from it to the god Quetzalcoatl. This word was later translated into Spanish as chocoatl, which later became chocolate in English. It took a while for the Spanish to accept it, but cacao first became popular with the ruling classes, and later with the masses. Much later, in the twentieth century, it became a well-known dietary staple and was even included in the war rations of American soldiers.
Today, there are all different kinds of chocolate that we can choose from at our local grocery stores, including dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and white chocolate. If we want to bake our dessert recipes with the healthiest form of chocolate that we possibly can, however, it’s important to stay as true to the cacao – or cocoa - content as we possibly can. This means using dark chocolate rather than milk chocolate or white chocolate, because dark chocolate has a much higher cacao content than milk chocolate does, and it is also dairy free. Of course, different recipes will call for different kinds of chocolate, and that is totally fine. For this chocolate dessert recipe, however, it would be totally permissible to use dark chocolate. Also, we should state that consuming large amounts of chocolate, in any form, is probably not a very good idea because of the high sugar content; however, as with most kinds of food, when taken in moderation, dark chocolate can offer a number of nutritional benefits. For example, a hundred gram dark chocolate bar, with an eighty-five per cent cacao content, is a good source of iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, selenium, potassium, and copper.
This unique, delicious chocolate pastry recipe comes from the La Recetas de MJ YouTube channel, where you can find all different kinds of instructional videos for all different kinds of breakfast, brunch, lunch, snack, dinner, and dessert recipes. If you’re looking for delicious chocolate recipes, cake recipes, cheesecake recipes, pie recipes, or doughnut recipes, you will want to check out this channel.*
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