I’m about to make my first batch of home made chocolate.
Since I changed the way I eat a few years ago, I rarely eat sweets anymore. But I still crave chocolate on a regular basis. I eat it reasonably regularly, but I have worked hard to make sure that I don’t eat it as a reward.
For me, the darker the chocolate, the better. I make delicious fatty hot chocolate for breakfast (yes breakfast…) sometimes instead of a fatty coffee (or Bulletproof coffee).
I’m real excited about making this first batch. I’m going to follow this recipe:
- 1 part cocoa butter
- 1 part virgin coconut oil
- 1 part (raw) organic cocoa powder
You can also add other dry ingredients like nuts, dried fruit or whatever. I’m not going to for my first batch, but I’ll do some experimenting and update this recipe when I find some good additions.
Grate the cocoa butter. It melts more easily when it’s grated. ￼
Place the cocoa butter and coconut oil in a water in a small, heat-safe cup or bowl. Then place the cup or bowl in a shallow pan containing a small amount of warm (not boiling, but nearly) water. You can also do this using a bowl over a very slightly simmering (just starting to bubble with some steam - definitely not boiling) saucepan. The idea is to apply heat indirectly and evenly - doing it this way means you won’t burn it or cook it too much.
Stir the oil and butter occasionally until it’s smooth. ￼
Measure out the cocoa powder. If you’d like to add any other dry ingredients, measure them out now and stir them together with the cocoa powder.
Pour the dry ingredients in the bowl with melted oil and butter. Stir continuously until smooth. ￼￼
Pour the chocolate into ice cube trays to set in nice portions.
Eat as you like! Go easy though - it’s very dark, very strong chocolate, so you won’t need much to be satisfied! ;)
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