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I have a bread recipe that calls for 2 (1 oz) unsweetened chocolate squares along with some semi-sweet chips. I have the chips but don't have the squares. Can I substitute unsweetened cocoa for the squares?
1 (1 ounce) square semi-sweet chocolate = 3 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips or 1 (1 ounce) square unsweetened chocolate (or equivalent from above) plus 1 tablespoon sugar.
1 (6 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips = 6 (1 ounce) squares semi-sweet chocolate or 6 tablespoons cocoa powder plus 7 tablespoons sugar and 3 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1 (4 ounce) bar sweet baking chocolate = 1/4 cup cocoa powder plus 1/3 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons vegetable shortening.
1 envelope premelted chocolate = 3 tablespoons cocoa powder plus 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or melted vegetable shortening
You can just use 3 tablespoons baking cocoa for each square of unsweetened chocolate the recipe calls for. I never bother adding the extra fat--and haven't found it makes any real difference. I always use cocoa in place of baking chocolate--we like the flavor better, and of course, the fact that it's fat-free.
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