Topic: Cocoa Powder

RedZinner    -- 04-20-2008 @ 10:56 AM
  What do you consider the best brand of baking cocoa powder for a deep chocolate flavor? I always have used Hershey's but was wondering if there are any others out there.

nikki    -- 04-22-2008 @ 3:41 PM
  Hershey's has a "special Dark" cocoa.  It gives a pretty deep chocolate flavor.

"Grandma Ikki"

phebe    -- 11-04-2008 @ 2:18 PM
  i find cadbury to be an erxcellent grade of cocoa powder. we never walk past it in the supermarket. i live in new zealand so we have access to it. im not sure if you do over in the states

nikki    -- 11-04-2008 @ 5:17 PM
  I don't think I have ever seen the Cadbury cocoa powder.  I will have to look to see if it is available here. Love the chocolate bar though (particularly like the one that has raisins and nuts. As well as any thing dark chocolate.  (The "eggs" they have at Easter are a bit sweet for me though)

"Grandma Ikki"

phebe    -- 11-06-2008 @ 2:02 PM
  i find, here in new zealand, that the cadbury bakers chocolate is in a purple box that and orange label. it is great quality as it is dark so you  dont use too much of it, and it comes in a box of 500g so it normally takes us about 3 weeks to finish it, and we bake alot!


nikki    -- 11-06-2008 @ 4:54 PM
  Another reason for me to visit New Zealand..  I can shop anywhere. (Shopping of any kind.)  I love to go to new grocery stores to see what is new and different.

"Grandma Ikki"

Daisygirl    -- 11-19-2008 @ 9:00 AM
  I use Cocoa Powder from Penzey's Spices.  You can either buy it from one of their stores or from their online site.  Here is the description from the two different types of cocoa powder they offer.

Two types of the highest quality cocoa that are almost twice as rich as the grocery store varieties: Natural cocoa is strong, dark and bittersweet-perfect for all baking; Dutch cocoa is processed to temper the natural acidity of the cocoa bean, yielding a smooth, rich and slightly less strong cocoa that mixes more freely with liquid. Dutch cocoa has long been the cocoa of choice for hot chocolate and flavored coffee. Cocoa can easily replace unsweetened baking chocolate. The standard conversion is to use 3 TB. cocoa + 1 TB. vegetable oil to equal one square of baking chocolate, but this cocoa is so rich it can be used without the extra oil.  

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nikki    -- 11-19-2008 @ 12:37 PM
  I do like Penzey's products.  The recipes they have in the catalog are great.  I have been making the "Harvest Peach Cake" for a while.  I love it.  A great way to use the peaches that are not quite jucy enough to eat out of hand.  Baking seems to bring out the flavor that is missing from the supermarket peaches.  I sure miss the "good old days" when you bit into a peach and the juice just ran all over and the peach fuzz would sort of itch your face, not quite as bad as fiberglass but you know you were eating peaches.
Geting back to cocoa I will have to get some.  They have  a store not all that far from me.

"Grandma Ikki"

NepaBill    -- 03-08-2009 @ 3:46 PM
  Hi..  I'm New to this forum.  I have been a big fan of this site.  Below are a couple of links which may help you locate some high end cocoa powders..

IngaBakes    -- 03-16-2009 @ 1:14 AM
  I prefer Dutch cocoa in all baking and frostings, it's stronger in flavour, richer in coclour, better than Cadbury I feel.

zakattak    -- 08-03-2010 @ 12:22 PM
  Whenever one of my recipes calls for cocoa, I always turn to Hershey's. It is a high-quality cocao and all of my family members love the taste when I use it.


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SWEETIRIS    -- 09-08-2010 @ 10:21 AM
  The best cocoa powder I use if bought at the health food store.  It is organic - Raw Chocolate Powder CACAO POWER from Navitas Naturals.  It make anything I bake taste so chocolaty and tasty without using large quantities and there is no sugar added.  Love the stuff!

Rose100    -- 06-20-2011 @ 2:16 AM
  I also prefer Dutch cocoa, but you can change the chocolate cream you use by using couverture chocolate, this will give you the "extra dark" gourmet taste.

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