Saturday, September 20, 2008

Raw chocolate

So I got so many questions about the raw chocolate that I decided to do a little tutorial for you all.
And OF COURSE it is VEGAN!! Never doubt it! Raw too!

Ok, so you need about 1/2 cup solid cacao butter, 1/8 cup coconut butter, 1/2 cup raw cacao powder, 1/4 cup raw agave (or to taste), pinch of salt, 1 T vanilla. These are approximate measurements as I usually just wing it.
Make a double boiler using two different sized thick glassed bowls or dishes. Pyrex is perfect. Chop up the coconut butter so it melts faster. If you pour boiling water into the bottom bowl and stir frequently your butter will not get to hot. Keep an eye on it though.
Once your cacao butter is almost melted add coconut butter and wisk until smooth.
Add cacao powder, agave, vanilla, and salt... Wisk well
Once your chocolate is smooth and your desired sweetness you are ready to temper it. Pour it into a plastic wrap lined dish or chocolate molds and place it in the freezer.
There are limitless possibilities to layer or fill your chocolate. Tonight I used a peanut butter cup mold and put cashew butter in the center of a dozen chocolates. In this picture I am using raisins to fill some chocolates. I made a cashew cream last time and layered it between several thin layers of chocolate in a shallow dish, then cut into bars. Just freeze to solid between each layer.


Isle Dance said...

Oh goodness, you ROCK! Thank you, thank you, thak you, thank you. I can now officially go off the deep end, and like, not care. Because I'll just eat these to soothe myself! Did I say you rock?! :o)

HiHoRosie said...

Mmmm....thanks for this. Very delicious no doubt! I will have to do this soon.

Aimee (Bitt) said...

Yum yum yum. I need a big block of that stuff that you melted. And something to double-boil with. Oh and some molds too.

Thank you for the tutorial. I feel so educated!

yardsnacker said...

Oh my. I was just thinking about doing something like this and the Universe had you provide me with the way to do it. Now you need to save a couple for me for that's what the Universe wants you to do...seriously, I just got an email from it.


Bunny Berry said...

Hey baby! This looks amazing. Been thinking about you this week, and wanted to stop in for a sarabeth fix. Smoochie face-BB