The Wonderful World of Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

Wide World of Cocoa Powder

With the proliferation of cocoa powders available today, how is a cook to know which is the “best” to use for any particular purpose?

To complicate the selection process, there are three types of cocoa: natural, alkalized (Dutch process) and super alkalized (black or onyx). Often, it doesn’t matter which one you use but when you are baking with chemical leaveners, it does.