I don’t think that’s even a word, but it’s what I’ve been doing. Chocolate – the real, straight stuff – is actually on the ‘superfood’ list, but the bitter taste can be a bit hard to enjoy.
In comes raw chocolate.
I have several different recipes, which I will experiment with over time. This first one was ridiculously easy, and doesn’t have that real bitterness. However, it does have a rather odd undertone that I’m not sure about. I assume that’s from the coconut nectar, which I haven’t used much as yet.
Sharny & Julius held a demonstration at my local organic food store a few weeks ago, and I managed to catch the tail end of it. I also wound up purchasing their book, Healthy Junk. Whilst that was before our current dietary upheaval, there will still be quite a few recipes that I can use in it. This is the first one.
- 70g cacao butter
- 1/2 cup cacao powder
- 2 tablespoons coconut nectar
- Seeds from 2 vanilla seed pods
- Pinch of salt
- Melt cacao butter in a bowl over simmering water
- Whisk in remaining ingredients until smooth
- Pour into molds and place in the fridge to set
In order to incorporate another superfood, I spread raw almonds in the bottom of a lined tray, then poured the chocolate over the top. Once set, I broke it into pieces.
I used vanilla extract rather than seeds
Next time I will try either reducing the amount of coconut nectar, or a different sweetener altogether