C h o c o l a t e & B r e a d
A bean-to-bar maker told me a story about how her mother used to ride her bicycle to a park and eat a baguette stuffed with chocolate. It had inspired her for years, and, I have to say, it inspired me immediately do the same thing. The result was even more delicious than I could have imagined.
Though we’ve all been slathering Nutella on everything for years, not many people have tried to pair solid chocolate bars with bread. But they should! The salt in bread brings out malty caramelization, two flavors that you’ll also find in chocolate. Here are the chocolate and bread pairings that I found: 🍫very fruity and bright (such as Belize)
🥖 baguette or brioche 🍫 smoky (such as Papua New Guinea) 🥖 brown sourdough, rye 🍫 nutty (such as Venezuela, Central America and Grenada)
🥖 brioche 🍫 floral (such as Ecuador)
🥖 white sourdough 🍫 dark milk with salt
🥖 multigrain 🍫 milk
🥖 brioche, rye, pumpernickel 🍫 dried fruit inclusions
🥖 white sourdough
When pairing these two together, be sure your bite of bread includes both the crust and crumb. You’ll be tempted to chew immediately, and you might lose a bit of the nuance of the chocolate when you chew, but you’ll gain something else great from the overall experience. I say go for it.
Fresh, warm bread is ideal for this pairing. If it’s not warm, don’t worry about heating it up, since the combo is just as good and I’d rather you not toast or zap the bread behind recognition.
One rule: the chocolate needs to be sweeter than the bread. That’s why it can be tricky to pair sweet breads like brioche with dark chocolate.
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