Happy New Year to my fellow bloggers and followers!
After a long break from blogging, I’m back! It seems that most people I know have taken it upon themselves to get fitter and healthier in 2017, me included. Now, you may already know how much I love chocolate and if you don’t, I LOVE CHOCOLATE! However, it’s not always the best thing to eat. Scratch that, it’s never the best thing to eat.
Over the last month or so (when I’ve been in hiding), I’ve been doing research into the chocolate process and looking at creating raw chocolate that not only tastes nice but is relatively healthy for you. Using the Elements for Life – Raw Chocolate recipe as a base (found here: https://www.elementsforlife.co.uk/blogs/recipes/125282183-no-fail-raw-chocolate-recipe) I decided to create my own chocolate shot glasses.
Raw Chocolate Recipe:
¾ cup cocoa butter – I bought this as cocoa butter drops to save me from grating it. This makes it easier to melt.
¾ cup Organic Raw Cacao Powder (a good source of iron)
5 tablespoons of Agave Nectar (or honey)
½ teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
- Place cocoa butter in a glass/stainless steel bowl over a pan of boiling water – make sure that the water isn’t touching the bowl. As the butter starts to melt, take the pan off the heat and let the butter melt gently.
- Once the cocoa butter is melted – add in the cacao powder and mix using a whisk until the powder it completely mixed through.
- Add Agave Nectar (I much prefer the taste of this compared to honey) suited to your taste. I like things quite sweet so I added 5 tablespoons.
- Stir in the Vanilla Extract (at this point you could add anything to your chocolate for example, different flavourings or toppings to suit your taste).
Using this recipe, I used a funnel to pour the chocolate into the shot glass silicone mould (I won this at a Christmas tombola, yay me! But it only made 3 and a half, boo!) and let it set in the fridge for an hour or so.
Here is the result:
Taste-wise it was very similar to 85% dark chocolate and rather enjoyable although, I don’t think I could eat it in large quantities. I look forward to using this chocolate in my baking and experimenting with different recipes (#chocolateforthewin).
As for the shot glasses, you could fill them with whipped cream and strawberries or your favourite cocktail to serve at a party. The options are endless!
Hope you enjoy this as much as I did eating it!
Until next time…