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History of Belgian Chocolate

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Belgian chocolate is a deep culinary tradition dating back to the 19th century under the rule of Leopold II. As an ambitious King with an aggressive foreign policy, Leopold had a variety of admirers and enemies throughout Europe, especially for his entanglements and colonization of Africa. As a by-product of Belgium’s colonies on the continent, they gained access to a variety of cocoa plants which provided the raw materials that gave berth to modern Belgian chocolate.
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Belgian Chocolate Cake

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One of the most delectable ways to enjoy Belgian chocolate is as part of a cake – whether you are baking a celebratory, traditional cake or experimenting with a Truffle cake recipe, Belgian chocolate highlights the flavor of your best recipes.

One of our favorite recipes is a rich, Belgian Chocolate Truffle Cake, made with genuine, bittersweet Belgian chocolate. In order to make the recipe, you’ll need six ounces of dark Belgian chocolate (ideally, unsweetened), along with 3/4 cup of AA Irish Butter, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, four eggs, 2/3 cup of wheat flour and chocolate icing (for which you’ll need sugar, evaporated milk, chocolate and butter.) To make the recipe, you’ll need to melt the chocolate over boiling water, then combine with butter, sugar and egg yolk – add the flour on top, and combine with egg whites. You’ll bake in a 9″ pan for 30 minutes at 350 degrees and refrigerate overnight – you can top with your favorite icing or other sweetener (perhaps ice cream.)
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