Well a very simple image on instagram attracted a few ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ last week as I endeavoured to finally nail a recipe that has been pestering me for months – raw chocolate. I have attempted a few batches in the past but after the first one tasted incredible but resembled dog excrement and the second came out a better consistency but split (with a coconut layer and a chocolate later and an overwhelming vanilla extract/alcohol taste) I threw my apron in the corner and proclaimed that I would never attempt this wretched desert again. Until one Monday afternoon, I was stuffy with a cold, and call it emotional eating or whatevs, I wanted chocolate. My eating habits have become very settled lately and I’ve sort of found my balance, where eating anything processed or refined is kind of just a non option (obviously the occasional treat is permitted and savoured but my body usually reminds me fairly quickly how much better it works on good, clean, nutritious fuel). So dairy milk was out, my mum’s left over baci chocolates from her visit (one month ago) were out, raw chocolate and a non guilt inducing evening treat was oh so freakin’ in.
I’ve sort of played around with the ratios and measurements and cannot remember specifically what exactly they were (oops!) but I am hoping that the copious number of pictures I took can provide a bit of a mind jolt and serve as a comparison pic for all you players at home!