Popular Food In America: Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Chocolate chip cookies are a popular food in America. The creation of chocolate chip cookies was a complete accident. Ruth Wakefield was all out of baker’s chocolate, so she used a semisweet chocolate bar instead. Production of chocolate chip is very labor intensive. The process involves removing cacao beans from pods, then fermenting, drying and roasting them to develop flavor and reduce bitterness. The cacao beans are then crushed to a thick paste. This paste is about 53 percent cocoa butter and 47 percent cocoa solids. The chocolate is thenDark chocolate is produced by adding fat and sugar to cacao. It is chocolate without milk as an additive. Milk chocolate is chocolate with powdered or condensed milk added to it. White chocolate does not contain any cocoa solids as it is made with sugar and fat (like cacao butter or vegetable oils). blended with cocoa butter in varying quantities to make different types of chocolate, including: dark, milk and white. Wakefield’s cookie was the perfect antidote to the Great Depression. In a single inexpensive hand-held serving, it contained the very richness and comfort that millions of people were forced to live without in the late nineteen-thirties.You can even bake a batch from scratch in your very own home!

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