Unsweetened chocolate is also called baking,
plain or bitter chocolate.
is chocolate in its rawest form. Chocolate liquor that has been refined and
contains 50-55% cocoa butter. The quality of the chocolate is determined by the
type of cocoa beans used and how they have been processed. Since no sugar has
been added to the chocolate it has a strong, bitter taste that is used in
cooking and baking but is never eaten out of hand.
Unsweetened chocolate, if well wrapped and
stored in a cool dry place with good air circulation, will keep several years.
3 ounces = 90
Substitution for 1 ounce (30 grams) unsweetened chocolate:
3 tablespoons (18 grams) unsweetened natural cocoa powder plus 1
tablespoon (17 grams) unsalted butter or shortening
Choosing and Storing Chocolate