Monday, November 2, 2009

Chocolate Bloom

Chocolate is made of cocoa butter, cocoa solids, and other ingredients that have been mixed together. Can you take them apart?

(Chocolate after several weeks in a warm car)
What you need:
  • Chocolate candy
  • Heat
What to do:
  1. Heat your chocolate in a sunny windowsill, with a hair dryer, or in a low oven, until it starts to melt.
  2. Let it cool overnight or in the refrigerator.
  3. Repeat these steps until you see light brown spots or streaks. (This may take several heating attempts.)
What's happening:
When the chocolate heats and cools, the cocoa butter starts to separate from the rest of the chocolate. This forms the light brown layer.

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