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Bittersweet Chocolate

Everyday Food, Volume 8 December 2003

Rich and intense, this dark chocolate is preferred by many cooks for sweets and elegant desserts.

How to Use It
Because bittersweet chocolate is high in pure chocolate (at least 35 percent cocoa solids), it's best used when a deep chocolate flavor is called for. It's also a great eating chocolate. Semisweet chocolate, which has more sugar and fewer cocoa solids than bittersweet, can often be substituted in recipes without significantly affecting the flavor or texture.

How to Store
Bittersweet chocolate bars or chunks will keep, wrapped well in original packaging or aluminum foil, for up to a year; store in a cool, dry place.