When we hear the name “Chocolate”, water comes in our mouth. Who doesn’t love chocolate? I guess, no one. After all, it has been a long-time favourite of children and adults too. In fact, nowadays people prefer more to eat chocolates rather than the traditional sweets.
Chocolate is the product of a long refining process. It begins with the cacao beans of the tropical tree, Theobroma cacao. These beans are fermented, dried, roasted and then ground to form cocoa butter, chocolate liquor or ground roasted cocoa beans.
You will find many types of chocolates. One of them is Dark Chocolate. It has its own health benefits. It contains at least 70% cacao which helps to keep the brain sharp, heart in perfect condition and provides shield to the skin from harmful Ultraviolet rays. Besides this, Cocoa reduces the risk of heart diseases by reducing the stroke and heart attack.
The health benefits of dark chocolate are not end here. It is very nutritious. The flavanols cocoa contained in dark chocolate have antioxidant effects which decrease the tenderness in the body and improve the heart function. It lowers the key factors in development of heart disease and helps to maintain the blood pressure by improving the blood flow. It also helpful in reducing weight.
Besides cocoa, dark chocolate also contains incentives like caffeine and theobromine but it doesn’t keep you awake at night as the amount of caffeine is very small as compared to coffee. Dark chocolate often contains some sugar also but the amounts are usually small. The darker the chocolate, the less sugar it will contain. So it also reduces the chances of diabetes.
In our blog, we will share some amazing recipes of dark chocolate which can be made at home easily.
Dark chocolate cupcakes are incredibly soft, moist and rich without being overly sweet.To make it more tempting dark chocolate chunks can be used to decorate.
A perfect combination of dark chocolate and chocolate coffee ganache. A bursting flavour of coffee and chocolate in one bite. It is easy to make and delectable in taste.
Dark chocolate latte is an espresso drink that consists of espresso, steamed milk, and foam. Steamed milk is present in greater amount than foam in latte. It is a North American drink which takes less time to make and can be enjoyed anywhere.
It is a perfect recipe for those who love to eat truffles. It requires few ingredients and will be ready in no time! It can be enjoyed with family on holidays or can be used as a perfect home-made gift to give to your loved ones.
A Dark Chocolate Mud Cake is a dense chocolate cake with a tight crumb. It is a great option for building layered cakes and stiff enough to carve. Also it stays fresh and delicious for longer duration and freezes well.
Dark Chocolate Fudge is a perfect mixture of milk, sugar and butter. It heats at 240 °F (116°C) and then the mixture is beaten while it cools and acquires a creamy, consistency and smooth state. It can be garnished with some fruits, nuts or chocolates.
Adding Avocado to dark chocolate pudding adds the nutritious value to it. Avocado is rich in vitamin B, vitamin E, vitamin K and many more. It contains potassium and fibre which is good for health.