Project 39: The first attemptOctober 19, 2011
There are really very few steps involved in making chocolate.
Unfortunately, if you screw up one step it may negatively impact your ability to get to the last one. We seriously overroasted our first batch of beans. I blame inexperience coupled with bad advice. You would not believe the horrible smell that was involved in every single one of the steps shown above. In the end we had to throw our first batch away.
Fortunately we had plenty of beans left and the resolve to try it again. Our next try was a larger batch requiring different equipment. Check back tomorrow to see what we recommend for those of you who want to try this at home.
And on Friday, maybe you’ll get to see the results of this:
Next: Second batch