Cost: $ - Preparation
Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty Level: 2
Servings: 7 cups
1. Place first 5 ingredients in top of a double boiler; bring
water to a boil.
2. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, until chocolate
3. Remove chocolate mixture from heat, and set aside.
4. Beat powdered egg white and water in a large bowl at high
speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
5. Gradually add sugar, and beat until stiff peaks form.
6. Fold one-fourth of egg white mixture into chocolate mixture;
fold in whipped cream and remaining egg white mixture.
QUIZ: Test yourself or your family, friends and co-workers.
(ANSWERS are at the bottom)
1. Which chocolate is commonly called the "all-purpose" chocolate?
2. Is white chocolate considered true chocolate?
3. What type of chocolate is referred to as "summer coating"?
4. What type of chocolate do professional candy makers use
for dipping and making chocolate decorations?
5. What is a common stabilizer in chocolate?
6. What is the name of the tree that chocolate beans come from?
7. Where are these trees mostly found?
8. A gray firm on chocolate is called what?
9. What does "tempering" chocolate mean?
10. Which is the most delicate chocolate when trying to melt
CHOCOLATE MAY REDUCE THE RISK OF HEART DISEASE
Chocolate contains high levels of phenol, a chemical
that helps reduce the risk of heart disease, according
to a researcher at the University of California-Davis.
But researcher Andrew Waterhouse cautioned that his findings
are preliminary and that people should not eat more candy
bars thinking it will cut down on heart problems.
"A lot of people may misinterpret the results from
the study and go out and buy some chocolate," Chandra
Carty, a registered dietitian, told CNN. "But if
they do, they may increase their risk of other problems
later on. For instance, the chocolate is very, very high
in calories. It's also high in fat and saturated fat."
Waterhouse wrote about his findings in the British medical
journal Lancet. Through various laboratory experiments,
he measured the amount of phenol in cocoa powder, baker's
chocolate and milk chocolate. He found that a 1.5-ounce
piece of milk chocolate contained the same amount of
phenol as a 5-ounce glass of red wine, also known for
its heart benefits. Phenol is also found in coffee and
some fruits and teas. Phenol helps lower the risk of
heart disease by preventing fat-like substances in the
bloodstream from oxidizing and clogging the arteries.
Waterhouse's findings also showed that chocolate can
contribute a significant portion of dietary antioxidants,
1. semi-sweet chocolate
2. no- because it does not contain chocolate liquor
3. compound chocolate or confectioners' coating chocolate
4. commercial coating chocolate
6. cacao trees
7. tropical areas near the equator
9. to heat and cool chocolate to give a shiny finish
10. white chocolate.