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where to find "German" baking chocolate in Toronto

shana Nov 1, 2006 03:22 PM

hi there hounds - an American friend of mine - now living in Toronto - wants a German Chocolate cake for his birthday this weekend. The recipe in the Magnolia bakery cookbook calls for German sweet baking chocolate. He assures me it's different than the sweet chocolate sold by bakers. It' apparently quite dark but sweet. Any ideas where to find this in Toronto or can I use the Sweet bakers brand and just make an adjustment somewhere else.

I'll also post this on homecooking but since I need to find it in Toronto (in the downtown core if possible as I'm carless) I thought I'd also post it here.

Many thanks in advance.

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    julesrules RE: shana Nov 1, 2006 03:52 PM

    This seems very general (I shop at one of the stores and I haven't noticed that much in the way of German stuff there), but it might be a start for your quest

    http://www.germanfoods.org/consumer/T...

    1. deelicious RE: shana Nov 1, 2006 03:55 PM

      If you live in the west end I would highly recommend Starsky's on Dundas St Mississauga. They have an enormous selection of eurpoean chocolates and everything else you can imagine. The store is awesome.
      http://www.starskycanada.com/index.htm

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        FlavoursGal RE: shana Nov 1, 2006 04:55 PM

        I'm pretty sure that BAKER'S brand makes a chocolate called "German Chocolate." Check the baking aisle of any decent supermarket.

        1. sweetie RE: shana Nov 2, 2006 02:43 AM

          Yes German's is the name a type of chocolate that Bakers makes. Did you know that the chocolate has nothing to do with Germany? It is named after the employee at Bakers chocolate that came up with this type of baking chocolate. I would say that you can use semi sweet chocolate and still get a great tasting cake. But I suspect your friend is looking for that "special" german chocolate taste. I would try Bulk Barn or a very large super market like Loblaws

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          1. re: sweetie
            Davwud RE: sweetie Nov 2, 2006 11:25 AM

            Yes. According to a post on another thread.

            German chocolate was "Invented" by a guy, last name German. It's not from Germany.

            DT

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