Auro 32% White Chocolate Classic Collection Block
From award-winning local chocolate brand, Auro, comes this silky-smooth baking bar of the creamiest white chocolate, perfect for baking.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
Made with freshly pressed 100% natural cacao butter from cacao beans harvested in Davao, the Auro 32% White Chocolate Block comes from the classic collection. It has a fine, smooth, and silky texture, and a deliciously creamy taste, with hints of vanilla.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
This white chocolate block from Auro is molded to be easily cut and measured. It’s great for baking, able to melt quickly and evenly. Use it for cookies, blondies, and cakes. You can also melt it and use it for ganache and frostings. Blend it with some milk and other ingredients for some delicious drinks. You can even make a hot white chocolate by melting it with some milk and vanilla extract. A great alternative to the usual hot chocolate.
White chocolate is a beloved confectionary, even though, technically, it isn’t considered chocolate. But why is that? When cocoa beans are processed, what’s left is the nib. This is then ground into a paste called chocolate liquor. This is then separated into two: cocoa solids (which provides the cocoa flavor), and cocoa butter (which provides fat). White chocolate only contains cocoa butter, and according to FDA, to be considered chocolate, it has to contain both.
Store your chocolate block in a cool, dark place, ideally between 18 to 24°C. You can use the refrigerator, but place the chocolate in an airtight container to keep the moisture and humidity out—and retain its full range of flavors, of course!