Droste Cocoa (8.8o oz)
- Droste Cocoa mix for baking and drinking 8.8oz
- Widely considered gourmet standard for Dutch processes dark cocoa and baking powder
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An earlier reviewer commented that Dutched cocoas will produce more flavor: Dutching is an alkalizing treatment used to bring the cocoa taste forward. All Dutch-processed cocoas are not the same, however, and have different pH levels as well as dramatically different flavors. For more on this see Rose Levenbaum's "Cake Bible" or hit the Cook's Illustrated website. Rose recommends Green & Black's on her blog, and Cook's Illustrated recommends Callebaut as the best cocoa they reviewed (they did find Droste to be the best supermarket brand), although of the three cocoas I suggest only Callebaut was included in the Cook's Illustrated taste test.
You can add sugar instead of stevia if you want, but why not save the calories for a second cup?
Dutch-Process Cocoa or Alkalized Unsweetened Cocoa Powder:
Has been treated with an alkali to neutralize its natural acidity. Because it is neutral and does not react with baking soda, it must be used in recipes calling for baking powder, unless there are other acidic ingredients in sufficient quantities used. It has a reddish-brown color, mild flavor, and is easy to dissolve in liquids.
Has a complex chocolate flavor while the Dutch-process is darker and more mellow. Its intense flavor makes it well suited for use in brownies, cookies and some chocolate cakes. When natural cocoa (an acid) is used in recipes calling for baking soda (an alkali), it creates a leavening action that causes the batter to rise when placed in the oven.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The first I'd heard of this cocoa was about forty, fifty years ago. I was using a "Joy of Cooking" cookbook, the 1943 addition. Well, I FINALLY tried the stuff. Read morePublished 1 month ago by mcgloinm
Droste brand is a better brand. These Dutch processed cocoa powders are particularly important when baking to obtain a rich dark flavor. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
A family member recommended this product and I ordered some and I really can't tell the difference of Hershey cocoa...probably will stick with Hershey....Published 4 months ago by Kellie
An excellent but not too well known dark chocolate for baking or cocoa.Published 6 months ago by IIBuddyII
Excellent quality cocoa for baking and making hot chocolate. Purchased for a friend that loves chocolate & and as a Christmas gift.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer