2 squares of unsweetened chocolate equal how many ounces?

In this article, we will answer the question “2 squares of unsweetened chocolate equal how many ounces?”, and how to use 4 different types of chocolate.

2 squares of unsweetened chocolate equal how many ounces?

2 squares of unsweetened chocolate equal 2 ounces. The substitutes of unsweetened chocolate are discussed in the article below. 

What are the best substitutes for unsweetened baking chocolate? 

1-ounce of unsweetened baking chocolate can be replaced with:

  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder + 1 Tbsp vegetable oil, butter, or shortening
  • 1 oz. semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate (omit 1 Tbsp sugar from recipe)
  • 3 Tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips (omit 1 Tbsp sugar from recipe)
  • 3 Tbsp carob powder + 1 Tbsp of your favorite oil (butter, cooking oil, etc.)

To make an unsweetened baking chocolate substitute using cocoa powder and fat, use the following method. 

Ingredients 

  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon oil or 1 tablespoon shortening

Instructions 

  1. Melt butter or shortening in the microwave.
  1. Stir in the cocoa until smooth and homogenous.
  1. Use one batch PER 1 oz. of unsweetened chocolate called for in your recipe.

How to make Fudgy brownies?

Ingredients 

  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter
  • 2 squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Instructions 

  1. Melt 1 stick of butter and 2 squares of unsweetened chocolate in a saucepan over medium heat.
  1. Then beat in 1 cup sugar, add 2 eggs and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Make sure all the ingredients are well-combined.
  1. Now mix in 1/4 cup all-purpose flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt.  Add nuts if you like.
  1. Pour and spread the brownie batter in an 8-inch-square pan lined with parchment paper or foil. Bake in the preheated oven at 325°F for about 40 minutes.
  1. Let the brownies cool in the pan before cutting. 

How to use 4 different types of baking chocolate?

The four different types of baking chocolate are: unsweetened chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, and dark chocolate. We will first discuss baking chocolate and then briefly discuss their uses.

What is baking chocolate?

Baking chocolate is also referred to as unsweetened chocolate. It comes from ground cocoa nibs that contain cocoa solids and cocoa butter. The cocoa butter turns liquid under the heat generated during the cocoa grinding process and is called cocoa liquor. 

Cocoa liquor is mixed with varying amounts of sugar to produce the desired type of chocolate such as unsweetened, bittersweet, semisweet, and sweet. 

What are the characteristics of unsweetened chocolate?

Unsweetened chocolate does not contain any sugar. It is pure cocoa and that explains its bitter taste. Sugar makes the chocolate silky. Therefore, unsweetened chocolate feels crumbly. 

Unsweetened chocolate bars are easily available in any grocery store. Unsweetened chocolate is finely chopped and used in recipes to balance out the sweetness. 

What is unsweetened chocolate used for?

You can use unsweetened chocolate for brownies, chocolate cake, and chocolate mousse.

What are the characteristics of bittersweet chocolate?

The sugar percentage of bittersweet chocolate is slightly lower than semi-sweet chocolate. Bittersweet chocolate contains 70% cocoa solids and features a delicate balance of bitterness and sweetness. 

You can use bittersweet chocolate for any purpose that you use semi-sweet chocolate for. For example, baked goods, desserts, and dipping. You can get bittersweet chocolate in the form of chips, wafers, and blocks in any grocery store.

What is bittersweet chocolate used for?

Bittersweet chocolate is a baking staple. It can be used for making chocolate chip cookies, chocolate mousse, brownies, frosting, truffles, chocolate ganache, chocolate cake, chocolate fondue, chocolate pudding. Last but not the least, bittersweet chocolate makes for a great snack.

What are the characteristics of semi-sweet chocolate?

Semi-sweet chocolate has a 60% cocoa content and a higher sugar percentage as compared to bittersweet chocolate. Due to this, it has a lighter color and a smoother texture than bittersweet chocolate. Semi-sweet chocolate is available in the form of chocolate morsels in grocery stores. 

What is Semi-sweet chocolate used for?

You can use some-sweet chocolate for snacking, brownies, chocolate torte, chocolate cake, chocolate sauce, or chocolate souffle.

What are the characteristics of dark chocolate?

The cocoa content of dark chocolate equals 70% of it. Dark chocolate features a bitter flavor and boasts a remarkable nutrition profile. 

Dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants that help prevent chronic diseases. Plus dark chocolate is the ultimate mood lifter. It is a rich source of fiber, iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, and other minerals. you can get dark chocolate blocks in the baking section of a grocery store. 

What is dark chocolate used for?

Dark chocolate is a great snack. Besides, it is the top pick when making pudding, mousse, ganache, chocolate bark, fudge, candy making, caramel turtles, chocolate tart, and hot cocoa.

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Conclusion 

In this article, we answered the question “2 squares of unsweetened chocolate equal how many ounces?”, and how to use 4 different types of chocolate.

References 

https://www.food.com/recipe/unsweetened-baking-chocolate-substitute-188761
https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/katharine-hepburns-brownies-106559
https://www.masterclass.com/articles/how-to-use-different-types-of-baking-chocolate

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