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unsweetened baking chocolate/cake flour

i'm new to Switzerland and am in search of baking chocolate but am not having much luck. i need the solid one, not the powdered. usually in the US it is found near the baking ingredients but here i can't seem to find it there or in the chocolate isle either! (this sounds horrible... asking where to buy chocolate in Switzerland...)

also, i'm still figuring out the flours. my recipe calls for cake flour- any ideas for something comparable?

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i'm new to Switzerland and am in search of baking chocolate but am not having much luck. i need the solid one, not the powdered. usually in the US it is found near the baking ingredients but here i can't seem to find it there or in the chocolate isle either! (this sounds horrible... asking where to buy chocolate in Switzerland...)

also, i'm still figuring out the flours. my recipe calls for cake flour- any ideas for something comparable?

Thanks!
There is no "baking chocolate" in Switzerland. There is chocolate. Go look in the chocolate section. The one I buy to bake with is the Cailler Crémant in a silver wrapper. It's "bittersweet" buy you probably have to lower a bit the amount of sugar you put in.
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Re: unsweetened baking chocolate/cake flour

I've no idea about "cake flour" - that's something we don't have in the UK either that I'm aware of.

But for any recipe that calls for block chocolate then I would use a regular bar of plain dark chocolate - I often use the Lindt 95% cocoa ones. If I'm cooking for the kids this is normally a bit too much for them so I would go for a lower % or a mix of milk chocolate and dark. Cooking chocolate (the sweetened kind) is called "Bloc" in the coop I think I sometimes use that in chocolate cakes for the kids.

For unsweetened cocoa powder this is in the baking section of the coop - in a kind of cylindrical container like a shaker - I think it's "bio" the one I have.
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Re: unsweetened baking chocolate/cake flour

yes- already discovered the cake flour posts, thank you. and will now search for some cornstarch.

and guess that answers the question about the chocolate as well. i feel better knowing i'm not missing something completely obvious!
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Re: unsweetened baking chocolate/cake flour

ah, thanks! will look for the Bloc. for this cake, though, just buying the 95% bar will be the best.
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There is no "baking chocolate" in Switzerland. There is chocolate. Go look in the chocolate section.
Sure there is, it's just called "Kochschokolade".

http://www.leshop.ch/leshop/Main.do/...ochschokolade/
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Re: unsweetened baking chocolate/cake flour

Cailler do cooking chocolate
http://www.coopathome.ch/b2c_coop/ca...0000000A03010C

http://www.coopathome.ch/b2c_coop/ca...0000000A03010C

They also do chocolate powder and unsweetened cocoa powder
http://www.cailler.ch/en/Assortment/Cuisine.aspx#
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