Monday, November 9, 2009

Chocolate Lovers

Chocolate Lovers

Nothing can compare to the experience of tasting a delectable bar of chocolate. There are many events that go into the history of chocolate and for chocolate fans, the journey gets all the more exciting with each chapter. Since centuries, chocolate has been welcomed with smiles. You simply can?t go wrong with chocolates and it makes a special gift for friend, colleagues, relatives and family.

There are many popular chocolate brands that have left chocolate lovers satisfied for years. There are many manufacturers and hand-made chocolate confectioners all over the world. Following are just a few from the huge list of popular chocolate makers,

Cacao Chocolates
Burdick Chocolate
Bridgewater Chocolate
Bissinger French Confections
Candinas Chocolatier
Chocolate Connoisseur
Cocoa Bella Chocolates
Elk Candy Company
Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
Linda Grishman Chocolates
Harbor Sweets
Jacques Torres Chocolate
Jean-Paul H鶩n Chocolatier
Knipschildt Chocolatier
Lake Champlain Chocolates
Mendocino Chocolate Company
Nirvana Chocolates
Plan败 Chocolat
Saratoga Chocolates
Valentino Chocolatier
Chocolate lovers are often seen seeking new chocolate recipes. Here is one of the most popular and easy recipe for preparing a layered Chocolate cake

Layered Chocolate Cake


? cup cocoa
1 cup sugar
? cup buttermilk
? tsp vanilla
? lb softened butter
1 beaten egg
1 cup cake flour
? tsp baking soda
? tsp salt
2 oz chocolate, bittersweet
? cup heavy cream
? tsp vanilla
First of all, preheat the oven or microwave to 375 degree F. Then butter and flour two six-inch rounded layer cake pans. Beat ? cup sugar, cocoa, ? cup buttermilk and vanilla together. Set aside.

Mix softened butter and ? cup sugar in another bowl and beat the mixture till it turns creamy with a consistent lather. Add beaten egg by pouring a little at a time. Beat until smooth and then add cocoa mixture and beat.

You can now mix flour, soda and salt and sift it together. Add ? of this mixture to the butter/cocoa mixture and beat. Beat in ? cup buttermilk. Now it is time to beat second half of the dry ingredients.

Pour batter into the greased pans and bake at 375 F. You can check the cake after 30 minutes. Allow the cake to cool on its own.

Split in half and fill the with desired filling.

For Glazing: Place the top of double boiler in boiling water. As you do so, take care not to let the top touch the water. You can add bittersweet chocolate and vanilla to the top pan. Stir concsistently until the chocolate melts. Stir, cool and pour over cake. Your layered chocolate cake is ready to be served.

We hope you the chocolate lover in you keeps discovering new recipes and best chocolates available online. Wishing you many fond years of chocolate eating?bon appetite.

After the emulsifying, the mixture goes through a tempering interval heating, cooling and reheating process. The last it is put into moulds to be customized into specific shape. The moulds are made of unique shapes and sizes. The history and process of chocolate making often lead people to cherishing the valuable delicacy more than ever before.

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