Posts Tagged ‘butter’

Cocoa Butter Leaks

cocoa butter tray marks

Why are all the trays dirty right before using. I need to wipe them hard with damp towel every time. I am sure, I have never used it on any other purpose except roasting dried and fermented cacao beans. Stacking and storing them dry right after every operation. Still, they are dirty before every roasting. […]

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Cocoa Shells as Fuel Source

I have been thinking about it seriously. If it works, the shells as winnowing by-product, would be more than enough for our daily cooking needs. Then, an inspiration for development of shell-fired cocoa roaster. Way back, when I was disposing a bag of cocao shells. I put some on side of camp fire. Hoping it […]

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The Peanut Butters

Which do you like? There are rather hard and dry. You almost see no oil separating to top. It is getting harder and harder to get as you dig deeper. It is also harder to spread and feels dry in mouth. My assessment! This could be less grease or added with filler like cornstarch or […]

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Extracting Cocoa Butter and Other Oil Processing Methods

The popular oil extraction methods. The solvent extraction. The oil-rich commodity is bath with hexane, the likes of petroleum ether. It dissolves the commodity oil content. The oil is then purified by boiling the hexane off. Hexane has low boiling temperature, about 36 to 50°C. Boiling to such temperature range will drive the hexane off and leave the oil […]

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