The addition of chocolate to baked goods makes their taste unique and difficult to resist. Chocolate can also be used to prepare a glaze, which not only increases the taste, but also the aesthetics of your baked goods. Chocolate couverture is perfect for its preparation.

What to pay attention to when choosing chocolate for baking?

The choice of chocolate in stores is huge. Therefore, if you want to choose the highest quality product, see the following tips.

  • Choose dark chocolate with a high cocoa content – consuming it is more beneficial to your health as it does not contain sugar and at the same time has a higher polyphenol content. In addition, you can use it to prepare vegan baked goods as it does not contain milk.
  • If you do not want to buy dark chocolate, choose a baking chocolate that owes its sweet taste to sugar substitutes (e.g. xylitol, erythritol). You can use it to prepare baked goods, even if you are struggling with insulin resistance or diabetes.
  • Avoid products that contain unnecessary additives, e.g. palm oil, aromas.
  • If you do not have much experience in making chocolate pastries, consider whether white chocolate is a good choice. It is a bit more difficult to make a glaze because its melting point is lower and it burns more easily.

Decorating cakes with chocolate couverture

You can use chocolate couverture to prepare the glaze, as well as beautiful decorations. It is a high-quality product with a higher cocoa butter content (over 36%) compared to regular chocolate.

The glaze made of chocolate couverture can be used to decorate both chocolate cakes and smaller pastries – cookies and muffins. Such a glaze will turn them into real works of art and will surely delight your guests! In addition, the use of a high-quality product will not only make them look beautiful, but also increase their taste qualities.