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Making Chocolate - Todd Masonis, Greg D'alesandre, Lisa Vega & Molly Gore, 2017

Founded six years ago as a quirky passion project by two friends from the San Francisco tech world, Dandelion Chocolate has grown to become one of the most admired leaders in craft chocolate--a growing movement akin to that of craft coffee. Making chocolate out of only two ingredients--cacao beans and sugar--Dandelion dives deep into all the aspects of the process, from bean sourcing, fermentation, and drying to roasting and all the way to the final, gold-wrapped bar. This book is the complete story of the purest, most intensely flavored chocolate, including how to make it yourself (in both quick-start and deep-dive versions), the details of sourcing and processing, and instructions on baking with these unique, precious treats.

From nationally-lauded San Francisco chocolate maker, Dandelion Chocolate, comes the first ever complete guide to making chocolate from scratch. From the simplest techniques and technology-like hair dryers to rolling pins-to the science and mechanics of making chocolate from bean to bar, Making Chocolate holds everything the founders and makers behind San Francisco's beloved chocolate factory have learned since the day they first cracked open a cocoa bean.

Best known for their single origin chocolate made with only two ingredients-cocoa beans and cane sugar-Dandelion Chocolate shares all their tips and tricks to working with cocoa beans from different regions around the world. There are kitchen hacks for making chocolate at home, a deep look into the nuts, bolts, and ethics of sourcing beans and building relationships with producers along the supply chain, and for ambitious makers, tips for scaling up. Complete with 30 recipes from the chocolate factory's much-loved pastry kitchen, Making Chocolate is a resource for hobbyists and more ambitious makers alike, as well as anyone looking for maybe the very best chocolate chip cookie recipe in the world.