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Penzey's Cocoa vs. Cocoa Powder

nancylou04 Dec 23, 2011 09:44 PM

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.

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    mscoffee1 RE: nancylou04 Dec 23, 2011 11:48 PM

    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.

    1. emily RE: nancylou04 Dec 24, 2011 09:57 AM

      You can use the Penzey's.

      1. tokyo RE: nancylou04 Dec 24, 2011 10:44 AM

        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.

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          happybaker RE: tokyo Dec 24, 2011 10:45 AM


          Great stuff, isn't it? : )

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            opinionatedchef RE: tokyo Dec 24, 2011 11:24 AM

            what tokyo said. exactly.

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