Chocolate is one of life’s simple pleasures, except when it comes to making it. There’s a lot of variety in chocolate, but that’s because its’ an incredibly complex sweet treat to make.
Which doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try; more that it would be sensible to allot a fair amount of time to the effort, while also remembering that too much of anything — even chocolate — is quite bad for you.
Over at Best Home Chef, they’ve run through the exhaustive — and, it seems, exhausting — process of producing your own tasty chocolate treats in extreme detail, starting from the cocoa beans, and where in Australia to source them from and moving through the whole process of roasting, winnowing, refining, conching, tempering, moulding . . .
You know what? This is wearing me out. I need some chocolate.
How to make chocolate from scratch [Best Home Chef]