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NATIONAL BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE WITH ALMONDS – November 7

National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day November 7

National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day November 7

NATIONAL BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE WITH ALMONDS

Sponsored by the National Confections Association, National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day is celebrated each year on November 7.

Bittersweet chocolate is chocolate liquor to which sugar, cocoa butter and vanilla have been added.  It does have less sugar and more liquor than semisweet chocolate however, the two of them may be interchangeable when baking.

There are recent studies that have revealed certain health benefits from eating small quantities of bittersweet chocolate and it is also known of the health benefits of almonds.  So pairing the two of them together gives us a delicious and healthy snack to be enjoyed on this fall day.

Fun Fact:

“In 1742, William Parks printed a copy of Eliza Smith’s cookbook, The Compleat Housewife.  “Chocolate Almonds” was the only chocolate recipe it contained despite the popularity of chocolate among the wealthy at the time.”  (Wikipedia)

Enjoy the following “tried and true” recipes:

http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/bittersweet-chocolate-bark-marcona-almonds.aspx
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Bittersweet-Chocolate-and-Almond-Cake-101594
http://www.food.com/recipe/chocolate-dipped-almond-anise-biscotti-213627
http://www.food.com/recipe/the-perfect-chocolate-chip-cookies-whole-wheat-209149

HISTORY

Sponsored by the National Confections Association, National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day is an “unofficial” national holiday.

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5 Responses to “NATIONAL BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE WITH ALMONDS – November 7”

  1. Leigh November 7, 2014 at 4:16 pm #

    The Complete Housewife was actually published in 1727.

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