Bittersweet Chocolate Day 2020 is on Friday, January 10, 2020: Chocolate Fondue?
Friday, January 10, 2020 is Bittersweet Chocolate Day 2020. 11/7 Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day - Celebrate the Date ... 11/7 Bittersweet Chocolate
The history of Bittersweet Chocolate Day is shrouded in the froth of a warm drink. That is to state no one must invest as well lengthy thinking regarding the history of delicious chocolate; it was produced eating.
Bittersweet delicious chocolate is dark delicious chocolate that is sweetened with walking cane sweets. It could have a touch of vanilla, yet never ever milk. It is thought to have happened due to the fact that the bitter taste of chocolate didn't match the European preference combination.
The word delicious chocolate is originated from "xocolātl" an Aztec word meanings "bitter water". Chocolate itself is originated from the hot frothy alcoholic beverage gave Europe from the Aztecs. It took about 200 years to find out how to strengthen it and for the very first delicious chocolate 'bar' to be produced around 1839.
So take a moment to offer bittersweet chocolate a try, yet bear in mind not to invest as well long thinking of its past.
# 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate or semisweet chocolate , chopped into small pieces
# 1/2-3/4 cup milk or half-and-half or heavy cream (or 1/2 to 3/4 cup milk plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter)
# 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
To make the sauce, in a small bowl, combine the chocolate and 1/2 cup milk or cream and melt gently in a barely simmering water bath or microwave on Medium (50 percent) power for about 2 minutes.
Stir until smooth.
Add more liquid if the sauce seems too thick or look curdled.
Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
Use warm fondue immediately or set aside until needed and rewarm briefly.
Have forks, skewers, or pretty (or goofy) swizzle sticks available for guests to dip with.
If the fondue gets too thick or cool, reheat gently (without boiling) for 1 minute in the microwave on Medium (50percent) power or set in a pan of barely simmering water.
Leftover sauce keeps several days in the refrigerator.
It is a prefect topping for ice cream.
Note: This is a versatile recipe that can be tailored to your taste and the type of chocolate you are using.
For the most intense chocolate fondue, use milk, rather than half-and-half or cream, and omit the butter.
For even greater intensity, choose a bittersweet chocolate labeled anywhere from 66 percent to 70 percent and use the greater amount of liquid called for.
Butter or cream results in a softer, mellower chocolate flavor.
Ideas for dipping: Kumquats or segments of seedless clementines, oranges, or ruby grapefruit- If possible, separate the citrus into segments without breaking the membrane.
If you set the segments on a rack to dry in a warm place or in the oven, preheated to 200° F, then turned off for several hours, the membrane will dry like crisp paper and the juices will burst in your mouth when you take a bite.
Chunks of pineapple Chunks of fresh coconut or large curls of dried coconut Chunks of banana Dried fruit such as apricot, mango, papaya, pineapple, or Bing cherries Strips of good-quality candied orange, grapefruit or lemon peel Cubes of pound cake or angel food cake, or toasted cubes of brioche or challah Cigarette cookies, fan wafers, graham crackers or digestive biscuits, or pretzels Marshmallows or meringues Toasted shaved almonds (to sprinkle on after dipping).
when is chocolate day ?
July 7th is Chocolate Day
There are lots of National Chocolate days too!
November 28th – National Chocolate Day
December 28th – National Chocolate Day
December 29th – National Chocolate Day
I think December 16th – National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day is my favorite.
Here are some other 'sweet' and tasty celebration days!
3rd – National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
8th – National English Toffee Day
26th – National Peanut Brittle Day
15th – National Gum Drop Day
19th – Chocolate Mint Day
3rd week – American Chocolate Week
19th – National Chocolate Caramel Day
24th – National Chocolate-Covered Raisin Day
12th – National Licorice Day
21st – National Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day
22nd – National Jelly Bean Day
12th – National Nutty Fudge Day
15th – National Chocolate Chip Day
23rd – National Taffy Day
National Candy Month
16th – Fudge Day
7th – Chocolate Day
15th – Gummi Worm Day
20th – National Lollipop Day
28th – National Milk Chocolate Day
4th – National Chocolate Chip Day
10th – S’mores Day
30th – National Toasted Marshmallow Day
13th – International Chocolate Day
22nd – National White Chocolate Day
National Caramel Month
28th – National Chocolate Day
30th – National Candy Corn Day
31st – National Caramel Apple Day
7th – National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
7th – National Cotton Candy Day
16th – National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day
26th – National Candy Cane Day
28th – National Chocolate Day
29th – National Chocolate Day
What is the difference between bittersweet chocolate and dark chocolate?
Personally, I think bittersweet is just that: bitter. To me, the strong flavour of bittersweet chocs turns me off. I will take dark choc over bittersweet choc any day.