Penzey's Cocoa vs. Cocoa Powder
I have a 2.1 oz jar of Penzey's Natural High Fat Cocoa. My recipe (Ina Garten's Brownie Pudding) calls for a high grade Cocoa Powder. The Penzey's jar doesn't say "powder," so I'm wondering do I need to go out and get something different? Something that actually says "cocoa powder?" The recipe calls for 3/4 cup, so I feel like I have a very intense version of cocoa in this 2.1 oz. jar. Thanks for any help as I am making this for Christmas dinner.
Penzey's Natural High Fat Cocoa is in fact cocoa powder. It is what I usually use for baking. Check to see if there is an ingredient list, if there is sugar, vanilla, or anything else listed, then you have a cocoa mix. But if the label just says "Natural High Fat Cocoa" then you have what you need.
My experience with Penzey's cocoa, although I have not used it for that recipe, is that you will be fine. The 2.1 oz jar only is 1/2 cup , so you will need more I would think. You could call Penzey.
As I remember they also sell a cocoa mix but I think that is labeled as such and that could not be used.