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Hi - what's the best dutch-process cocoa? Droste? Valrhona? Any other suggestions?

I made Francois Payard's flourless chocolate walnut recipe and it was delicious, but I've run out of cocoa and want to replace with the best possible ingredient. Thanks for your help!

asked by Karen almost 2 years ago
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hardlikearmour

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added almost 2 years ago

I really like the cocoa from Penzey's: https://www.penzeys.com...
Droste is also very good.

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added almost 2 years ago

Thank you!

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PieceOfLayerCake

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added almost 2 years ago

I'm a callebaut kinda guy....we use it at the bakery and its always been good to us. Dark and bitter, but not sour.

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added almost 2 years ago

Thanks

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added almost 2 years ago

I have tried many premium brands , but have had the best results with "Double Dutch Dark Cocoa" from the King Arthur Flour Baker's Catalogue. It is 12.95 a pound, and makes beautiful, flavorful, dark chocolate cakes .

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added almost 2 years ago

Sounds great, will give it a try, thank you.

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added almost 2 years ago

I use the King Arthur all-purpose cocoa for everything.

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added almost 2 years ago

Thanks

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added almost 2 years ago

King Arthur actually has several kinds of cocoas, and they show them clearly, and describe them very well.

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added almost 2 years ago

This is the one that I referred to as all-purpose. When I've spoken to the salespeople at the KA store in VT, they've said that this one is good for everything (as the description indicates): http://www.kingarthurflour...

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added almost 2 years ago

Thanks Jamcook and keg72

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Susan W

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added almost 2 years ago

I have a brownie recipe that I've made for over 30 years. Dora insisted we use Drostes so I always have. It makes the perfect brownie.

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added almost 2 years ago

Droste keeps coming up as the go-to Dutch process cocoa - thanks. I should know - my mom's been using it exclusively for years come to think of it.

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Susan W

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added almost 2 years ago

Mom knows best. :)

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ChefJune

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added almost 2 years ago

I use Droste's when I need Dutch process cocoa. However I normally use Valrhona cocoa for my brownies - and it is NOT Dutch process. so if you need Dutch process, I'd go with Droste.

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added almost 2 years ago

Yes! Droste once again - many thanks.

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