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Love Byron Bay creperie and chocolate boutique is dedicated to sourcing, creating and sharing a quality chocolate experience from Byron Bay, Australia. We'll cultivate your understanding of cocoa, stimulate the palate with a discerning appreciation, fire the imagination with unique chocolate encounters and share the passion for this legendary food of the gods. Exceptional chocolate infused with delicious flavours, irresistible aromatic characteristics and high quality cocoa. 

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Choc Recipe: Tasty Raw Chocolate

Alison Campbell

This is a simple way to make healthy raw chocolate. You can make them for yourself, friends, family or the little ones. They’re a great way to spark a table and they taste absolute delicious.

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Ingredients

  • 200 grams (1 cup) raw cacao butter or raw, extra virgin coconut oil (or a combination of 100gram of each), melted

  • 30 grams (¼ cup) cacao powder

  • 2-4 tablespoons sweetener (honey, maple syrup or rice malt syrup) you can adjust the sweetness to your taste

Method

  1. Simply melt the cacao butter or coconut oil over a very low heat (I find placing in a bowl over hot water is best), or Thermomix (temp 50, speed 1) until just melted. If making with just coconut oil, it only needs to be softened, not melted to make it. 

  2. Add the cacao powder and sweetener, mix until well combined. Pour into chocolate moulds or mini cupcake baking cups. You can also spread out over a baking sheet to make a bark. 

  3. Place in the freezer immediately to set (don't delay with this). 

  4. Once set, keep in an airtight container in either the fridge or freezer.

Tips

  1. A few people have had issues with the sweetener and base fat not combining completely. Make sure you don't over heat the mixture, it should be barely luke warm (not hot). 

  2. If you happen to overheat it, try mixing with a stick blender or whipping it up in a blender just before pouring into a mould and get it into the freezer to set asap!

  3. Because both coconut oil and cacao butter melt when exposed to even a little heat, these chocolates always need to be kept cold (especially important if you use coconut oil for the fat). So, unfortunately, they are no good for picnics or lunch boxes (unless packed against an ice pack).


Variations:

Coconut-free

Choose cacao butter rather than coconut oil. 

Fructose friendly

Choose rice malt syrup as your sweetener. You can also sub the sweetener for stevia if you enjoy the taste.

Add nuts

Roasted nuts are delicious set into this raw chocolate. 

Vegan

Choose maple syrup or rice malt as your sweetener.

Source: wellnourished.com.au

Choc Recipe: Raw Cacao, Date and Walnut Slice

Alison Campbell

We thought we'd kick off the New Year with a super healthy Choc Recipe featuring nothing but superfoods (raw cacao, dates, walnuts, avocado, coconut oil, honey). The slice is gluten-free, sugar free, lactose-free, vegan and raw. What's not to love. :)

Ingredients

For the Topping
8 dates (about 170 grms), pitted
1 1/2 avocados, peeled and pitted
Heaped 1/2 cup (40 grms) raw cacao powder
3 tablespoons (60 grms) honey
2 tablespoons/30 ml coconut or olive oil
1/2 cup (50 grms) walnuts, chopped, to decorate

For the Base
3 cups (300 grms) walnuts
1 cup (75 grms) raw cacao powder
Pinch salt
1 cup (150 grms) dried fruits, such as apricots or raisins
15 dates (about 340 grms), pitted
1/4 cup (90 grms) honey

Method
For the Base: Line an 8-by 8-inch/20-by 20-centimeter baking pan with parchment or wax paper allowing some of the paper to hang over the sides.

Place the walnuts, raw cacao powder and salt in a food processor and blend until the mixture forms a sticky ball, about 2 minutes. Scrape the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula as needed. Add the dried fruits, dates and honey and blend again until combined, 1 to 2 minutes longer.

Press the mixture into the prepared pan with a rubber spatula. Refrigerate at least 20 minutes.

For the Topping: Soak the dates in cold water for 20 minutes. Drain them and pulse them in a food processor along with the remaining ingredients until completely smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Scrape the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula as needed. Chill at least 2 hours.

For the Assembly: Pull the base out of the baking pan using the excess paper and place it on a cutting board. Spread with topping and sprinkle with the chopped walnuts. Run a sharp knife under hot water and cut into 12 slices.

These slices, which are gluten-free, lactose-free, sugar-free, vegan and raw, can be stored in the fridge for five days.

Serves 12

Recipe by Papa Kazmi, at Hills and Mills in the Netherlands. 
Photograph by Daniël Sumarna.
Source Kinfolk Magazine.