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What’s New In Vegan Chocolate

Fran Costigan - What’s New In Vegan Chocolate

This event was on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 1:00 pm Pacific, 4:00 pm Eastern

Explore the fascinating. evolving and nuanced world of vegan chocolates with Chef Fran Costigan, Rouxbe Director of Vegan Pastry, and the chocolate lover behind “Vegan Chocolate: Una… Read More.



Do you use Agave to sweeten chocolate?

— Clive Allison


So Clive, I'm not really sure what you mean. If you mean when I'm making a chocolate frosting or cake, would I or glaze would I use agave? Um, I use agave very little actually. I use it in combination with rice syrup and maple syrup to make a kind of vegan honey. And there are one or two recipes where I use a little bit of agave, but I find it very sweet and it doesn't bake well. So I, I don't really, if you want to put another, you know, comment in the chat and tell me specifically what you mean by that, I would be happy to try to answer it. I mean, I wouldn't use agave to sweeten cocoa powder, hot cocoa, for example.
Fran Costigan

Fran Costigan

Director of Vegan Pastry