The New Chocolate of 2020

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Stella Cooper, Writer

 

A new chocolate called Ruby chocolate was named a chocolate in late 2017 by the Barry Callebaut Group a German group, who also invented it to name their chocolate the fourth kind of chocolate. Ruby Chocolate is actually not the fourth chocolate. It is Milk chocolate that ferments for less time so instead of it being a nice brown color like Milk Chocolate it becomes a purple color when it is done fermenting. To make the Chocolate a pinkish color they add milk powder so Ruby Chocolate becomes a pink color. This is what the owner and a chocolatier, Gonzalo Jimenez of Miette et Chocolat in the Stanley Marketplace said.

One difference between the normal chocolates is that Ruby Chocolate tempers at a lower temperature: 83.3°F – 84.2°F and normal chocolate tempers at 86°F – 90°F.  Tempering is the heating and cooling of the chocolate to stabilize the crystals in the chocolate so you can make desserts and candy. Tempering is also used to stop the chocolate from melting on your fingers and it gives it a smooth and shiny look. 

A recipe that includes this ingredient is the recipe Ruby Chocolate brownies with banana cream.

Brownies:

10 tablespoons of butter melted

1 cup of granulated sugar

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

½ a cup of melted Ruby Chocolate

¾ of a cup of all-purpose flour

¼ of a cup of unsweetened cocoa powder

½ a teaspoon of salt

1 cup of Ruby chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a metal 9×9 pan with parchment paper.
  2. Pour melted butter into a large mixing bowl. Whisk in sugar by hand until smooth, 30 seconds.
  3. Add in eggs and vanilla extract. Whisk 1 minute.
  4.  Whisk in melted chocolate until combined and smooth.
  5. Use a rubber spatula to stir in flour, cocoa powder, and salt until just combined. Stir in whole chocolate chips.
  6. Pour into prepared pan and smooth out.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Let cool in pan 30 minutes before slicing.

Banana Cream:

¼ of a cup of heavy whipping cream

1 whole banana

Instructions: 

  1. Mash the bananas in a bowl.
  2. Add the heavy whipping cream.
  3. Whip the mixture together until it starts to form peaks.
  4. Add to the top or the side of the brownies.