Last week I started my first attempt at creative desserts. I had some chocolate cake mix and a bar of Lindt dark chocolate. So what can you do?
- The American Heart Association recommends that daily cholesterol intake not exceed 300 mg. A chocolate bar is actually low in cholesterol. A 1.65 oz. bar contains only 12 mg! A one oz piece of cheddar cheese contains 30 mg of cholesterol – more than double the amount found in a chocolate bar.
- The shelf life of chocolate is generally a year. Ingredients such as nuts will shorten the shelf life. Chocolate kept beyond 1 year may suffer flavor loss or texture changes.
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I decided to try melting and shaving chocolate. Maybe I should have followed a cookbook or something…oh well, at least it looked and tasted good!
Version 1 – melted chocolate
Version 2 – melted and shaved chocolate
Yeah…shaved chocolate looks AWESOME. I like. Do you?