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Jul 4, 2007 10:12 PM

Ways to enhance chocolate?

I recently learned that I could add a touch of licorice to chocolate to enhance its flavor.

Are there tricks or tips that you have to enhance the flavor and/or texture of chocolate for baking, cooking, etc.?

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  1. chili.

    Brings out a divine smokiness in chocolate

    1. Salt. Any chocolate recipe should contain a little salt to bring out the chocolate flavor fully.

      1. Vanilla, of course, is a natural (and almost always) necessary counterpart. Fruits are great for their acidity. Nuts, cacao nibs, espresso nibs, etc. provide a nice contrast to the smoothness of the chocolate.

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