Substituting for baking chocolate

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What can I use instead of baking chocolate?

Substituting for baking chocolate

This is a handy substitution for recipes asking for baking chocolate since most people have cocoa and shortening in their pantry. It is also less expensive.

3 level tablespoons of cocoa + 1 tablespoon shortening or oil = 1 square (1 oz.) unsweetened baking chocolate.

   

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