Two new ingredients for the home baker


Valrhona’s line of chocolate items for the confectioner and baker has been expanded to include two new flavors of couverture, the type of chocolate to melt for glazes, truffles and desserts. Rich almond and tart passion fruit, originally offered for professionals, are now sold for home cooks. They’re molded into ovals called fèves, French for beans, each weighing .134ounces, so four of them will yield slightly more than half an ounce. Almond Inspiration, Passion Fruit Inspiration, $25.49 for 500 grams (17.6 ounces), valrhona-chocolate.com.


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