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Kitchen Tip

My kitchen tip for this week is a substitute for unsweetened baking chocolate. You can use 3 tablespoons of cocoa and 1 tablespoon of oil in place of 1 ounce of unsweetened baking chocolate. I do not keep unsweetened baking chocolate on hand. I do not use it often enough to have it as a staple in my pantry. I always have cocoa though. This weekend I wanted to make Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies. The recipe called for unsweetened baking chocolate squares. I did not have any so I used the cocoa and oil substitute. It is really easy. You just mix the oil and cocoa together and add to recipe like you would the chocolate.
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  1. Mom2fur says:

    I know this trick, and I never think to use it! Thanks for the reminder. I’ll keep it in mind next time I want to make homemade brownies!

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