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Cacao beans?


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#1 Piglit

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 05:37 PM

I've been watching Wille's Wonky Chocolate Factory on Discovery Travel and Living (the story of an eccentric english man who buys a Venezuelian cacao plantation and has a passion to bring real unadulatered chocolate back to the UK.... and it tastes darn good from the small piece I bought from Selfridges whilst on holidays there). Any way, I've now discovered where to buy raw cacoa beans and nibs in Asia, but I'm at a loss to know what to do with it (apart from eat it raw, which is a guilty pleausure). What do people do with it? Willie adds it to roast cauliflower, mince pies, chicken parma, etc.

Suggestions please!

#2 Lisa Shock

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 10:38 PM

Roasted nibs are a bit like chopped nuts, but with chocolate flavor. People often add them to cookies (biscuits), brownies, etc. to add crunchy texture.

#3 Kerry Beal

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 06:04 AM

Caramelized they are great in ice cream and sprinkled on desserts.