Okay so I thought I could get away with posting a recipe just for Thermomix owners. But I am pleased people are so keen to get into real chocolate … so if you don’t have a Thermomix, here is how to create your raw chocolate sans TM.
Melt your cacao butter in a bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water. Don’t melt it too quickly and keep stirring as it melts. If you have an induction stovetop, you could transfer the melted cacao butter to saucepan over a low heat and add all the other ingredients, stirring for about ten minutes until it has emulsified well together. It probably wouldn’t hurt to give it a good brisk whisk towards the end to ensure the honey is mixed through.
If you don’t have induction, you’re best to stick to a bowl over simmering water to constantly whisk in all your ingredients until tempered and dissolved.
Another tip if you think this is all too hard …
* My favourite brand of bought raw chocolate is Loving Earth – available at Flannery’s and Wray Organics stores. The price is about $6.50 for 100gms which is pretty good considering the quality of the ingredients. You’ll find you only want to eat a small amount at a time as it is much richer than rubbish milk chocolate.
* A friend suggested mixing in coconut milk if you don’t like it too dark. I haven’t tried this myself but it sounds yum!!
With grace and gusto