For every 1 ounce of unsweetened baking chocolate substitute 3 tablespoons cocoa plus 1 tablespoon butter vegetable oil or shortening. I also add in.
If you are baking a cake for example that calls for 1 cup of cocoa powder and 2 sticks of butter you can use 5 13 ounces of baking chocolate melted and leave out 5 13 tablespoons of the butter which is a little over 12 of a stick.
Baking cocoa powder hot chocolate. The powdered sugar will help dissolve the cocoa powder a bit better than just the cocoa. However some users also report using Valrhona cocoa powder for brownies or chocolate cake which turn out to have a stronger flavor. Use as directed in the recipe.
You can make your own hot chocolate mixwhisk with 1 cup baking cocoa and 1 cup powdered sugar and maybe 1tsp of vanilla extract. Next is a little sugar for sweetness to cut the richness of the cocoa powder. For every three tablespoons of coco powder called for use one ounce baking chocolate and eliminate one tablespoon of fat from the recipe.
Store-bought hot cocoa powder can make more than just a hot holiday drink. Stir the unsweetened cocoa powder into the melted butter or shortening until smooth. Melt butter or shortening in a double boiler over low heat stirring continuously or in a microwave for 10-second intervals stirring in between each interval.
The better the cocoa the richer your hot chocolate. Use a good quality unsweetened cocoa powder. Food Network shares how you can turn those easy-to-use packets into chocolatey holiday desserts like.
You can whisk cocoa with softened butter oil or shortening to make a paste but in most cases thats not necessary. The Cocoa Powder available on Amazon is Dutched cocoa with an enhanced flavor and color and it is best used for truffles or chocolate cream.