I am experimenting with making chocolate.
From the research I did, the best starting point I got for ratios for normal "70% dark" chocolate is:
- 30% Sugar
- 38.5% Cocoa Butter (55% Butter of 70%)
- 31.5% Cocoa Solids (45% Solids of 70%)
I reckon I successfully made some dark chocolate! I am happy with the result.
I do have kids though, and they are not quite there yet on "dark" chocolate.
From research, the basic idea is to add in milk powder.
I substituted half of the cocoa solids with whey powder (does it make a difference?). The taste is "alright," but the mix was very "gritty." As soon as the whey went in, it became a "porridge" rather than a "thin custard." It has yet to set, but I think it will set fine. It's just not going to be very consistent in texture.
Can you point me in the direction of the basic starting ratios for milk chocolate? I am not necessarily looking for recipes, as those that I do find vary greatly and use all sorts of different vegetable fats, etc.
I want to limit my ingredients to Cocoa butter, Cocoa Solids, Milk Powder and Sugar.