Difference In Cocoa

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Barb1959 Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 4:32pm
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What is the difference in Dutch processed cocoa and baking cocoa. I have in my cabinet Hershey's cocoa. Do you know which this would be.

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prterrell Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 5:43pm
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Hershey's is NOT Dutch-processed. Dutch-processed cocoas will have that prominantly on the label.

Excellent article on cocoa: http://www.joyofbaking.com/cocoa.html

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nonnyscakes Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 5:52pm
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Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder is treated with an alkali to neutralize the acidity. It is reddish-brown in color and has a mild flavor. It shouldnt be used in recipes that call for baking soda due to the lack of acidity. It should be used with baking powder recipes.

Hersheys Unsweetened Cocoa Powder will have a very bitter taste alone, but it will provide intense flavor in baked goods.

Hershey introduced a Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder in 2005.

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Barb1959 Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 5:22pm
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Thanks so much for clearing that up!

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