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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Where can I find coca butter for making chocolate?

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desi_1 0 · April 01, 2012 at 3:30 PM

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by 573 · September 16, 2014 at 7:38 PM

I'd like ideas for using cocoa butter besides for making chocolate. Is it good to use as just a cooking fat? Any particular foods it goes well with?

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greymouser 0 · February 14, 2012 at 9:43 PM

The smoke point of cocoa butter is actually pretty high - around 180 - 200 C, even though it's melting point is pretty low. Cocoa butter is high in stearic acid, which is a SFA. I have melted it on the stove top, quick seared then broiled steaks... (more)

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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

There are huge benefits to consuming cocoa, so I was wondering if it had been explored as a fat source?

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SlightlyReworded 0 · November 20, 2011 at 3:05 AM

Pure cocoa butter tastes ehh. I found some once in a French gastronomy shop. Though there are many claimed health benefits (the whole saturated veg fat thing - it has the same sorts of claims avos, and cnuts do), I think the combo of cocoa butter... (more)

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by 455 · September 16, 2014 at 7:27 PM

I was thinking about making my own chocolate and was looking into cocoa butter. It looks ok, and it smells delicious. Why don't people eat more of it/cook with it? Here's a comparison vs coconut of differences I could find (from... (more)

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ben61820 0 · August 05, 2011 at 11:58 AM

I think the main reason is that it's simply not widely available. I got my hands on some years ago and I had to order it through amazon. It came in a solid block that remains solid at room temperature year round. So, it's difficult to use,... (more)

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by 12174 · September 16, 2014 at 7:19 PM

I love the flavor of white chocolate, especially with vanilla bean seeds, but NOT the overdone sweetness. Is there a "baker's chocolate" version of white chocolate - completely unsweetened - out there? Judging by the ingredient lists on a lot of... (more)

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stephthegeek 0 · March 01, 2011 at 2:11 AM

My friend came up with a recipe for stevia-sweetened white chocolate: http://stuffimakemyhusband.blogspot.com/2010/10/white-chocolate-low-carb-dairy-free.html (more)

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by 974 · September 16, 2014 at 7:19 PM

It kind of taste like white chocolate -- I read somewhere that it is high in lauric acid? is that a good thing or bad?

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mari 0 · February 22, 2011 at 8:32 PM

I eat dark chocolate, but not cocoa butter. You could try making your own chocolate. That'd be fun.