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I have a different observation from Catija. I've seen tons of "Hot chocolate" drinks which are indeed just mixtures of precooked cocoa powder, sugar and starch. You have to read the ingredients to know what you have in front of you. Maybe there are jurisdictions where the name is preserved for real chocolate, but if this is not the case here in the EU, ...


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They are technically different... but it seems that the producers do not always follow the correct terminology in an attempt to sound fancy. Instant Cocoa is made with cocoa powder, as you stated in your question. It's made from leftovers from the chocolate making process and contains little cocoa butter. Hot beverages made with it are called "Hot Cocoa". ...


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It's simple. For a semi sweet baking chocolate substitute in a pinch, for each ounce of semi sweet chocolate called for in the recipe, use: 1 Tbsp. Cocoa 1 1/2 Tbsp. (4 1/2 tsp) sugar 2 tsp. Butter For a substitute for 1 oz of unsweetened baking chocolate, use: 3 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder 1 Tbsp. Butter



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