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Dec 23, 2011 09:44 PM

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.

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  1. 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. You can use the Penzey's.

      1. 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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