This is the first of what I wish to be many posts.
Today I'm starting on a sweet subject, yes that of dark chocolate.
I've read many posts regarding chocolate and the thiughts that people have: should it be 72% cacao? Should it be 90%? Should it be 100%
To be honest, as long as the chocolate is 72% cacao and above, your on the right track.
Chocolate needs sugar added to it (plus other ingredients) to make it appealing to our taste buds, without it it simply tastes bitter. So here's my answer, home-made chocolate bars!
Buy your favorite dark chocolate, be that 72%, 90% or 100% cacao.
Break it up and put into a heat-proof bowl and steam the bowl over boiling water to melt the chocolate.
Now finely chop your favorite dried fruit or unsalted nuts or both so that they are nice good and small.
Add these to the chocolate and stir in well. Once done, line a small dish with baking paper and pour the mix into the dish. Spread the mixture out until nice and even. Place in the fridge to cool down and set!
In no time at all, you'll have your own healthy chocolate bar, made with your own healthy ingredients.
So far I have made various batches with cashew and dried coconut, date and dried coconut, brazil nut and dried prunes. My personal favorite being, cashew, raisin, coconut and brazil nuts... They all tasted great.
Experiment with your own favorite ingredients and post here :-)
I've seen a post that mixes dark chocolate and sea salt. Sounds great, i'll have to give it a try...
All the best