With the addition of our new Shoping software I have the ability for a new blog, so I thought I would make use of it. I have always enjoyed "thoughts of the day". As a way to begin to put the pieces together in regards to Complexity and Simplicity, there is now a Chocolate Alchemy Thought of the day which will be comprised of a general thought and I will take the time and space to also pass on a bit of information about chocolate making that I have learned over the past few years. In many cases, the information is already on the site. In some cases, it is just clarifying an issue. In all cases it is something that I know that I don't necessarily think about but that turns chocolate making from Complex to Simple. Let's start at the beginning shall we.
Chocolate in it's purest form is made from ground up cocoa beans and sugar, refined to your taste. You can add many many things, but these are the only two things that are absolutely required.