Couverture chocolate and how to use it

Quality Lindt couverture chocolate from Switzerland is available at all The Essential Ingredient stores, and online for delivery to anywhere in Australia.

Mastering the use of chocolate in the kitchen is a critical skill, particularly for those with a penchant for creating desserts.

Couverture chocolate differs from commonly available chocolate, even ‘cooking’ chocolate, in that it contains a higher percentage …

How to temper chocolate (video)

Chocolate is more than simply an ingredient. It is an icon. To a chef, chocolate represents opportunity, an almost limitless set of techniques, styles and recipes just waiting to turn a piece of chocolate into something truly spectacular.

Of all the techniques involving chocolate, none is more daunting than the art of tempering. By heating chocolate to a particular temperature, then cooling to another, it can be reshaped before it sets …