"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." - Charles M. Schulz
Love this quote as much as I love chocolate. And during this "Stay At Home" time, I've been craving chocolate a bit more than normal. Plus, I've been wanting to expand a bit my cooking knowledge.
I remembered I had a pure cacao bar refrigerated here at home - a bar I had bought on my visit to the Dominican Republic a while ago.
Call it curiosity or been a bit bored, I had a sudden urge to use that bar and learn how to melt it properly. As I was looking for easy ways to melt it, I found a great article called The Foolproof, Four-Step Method for Melting Chocolate by Real Simple magazine (online magazine).
I must say that the steps were easy to follow!
And the melted cacao? I must admit it melted easily. But since it was a small portion and with a bitter taste (pure cacao always tasted bitter), I decided to mix up some dark chocolate I had in stock. The result? A very delicious melted chocolate!
|Melting the pure cacao|
Then, I saved the melted chocolate for a delicious dessert. I had several ideas on mind on how to use this melted chocolate. What did I do with it? You must wait and see!
|Mixed in some dark chocolate|
Any suggestions on how to use it?
All comments are more than welcome!
Ooh this chocolate sounds delicious it would be perfect for a cake, cheesecake or traybake like rocky road!ReplyDelete
Yes Sarah, it was a very delicious chocolate. And I do love your suggestions! I gotta try them next time I prepare some desserts based on chocolate.Delete
I really appreciate your comment ;)
I love chocolate too!! You could use it as a syrup for packages o or ice cream whipped cream!!!ReplyDelete
Yum 😋 I love those ideasDelete
I'm a chocolate lover and I definitely suggest you to read Maricel Presilla's books on cacao.You'll love them!ReplyDelete
I am going to look for that book 📖 I appreciate the feedback, Enriqueta!!!Delete
I will love to add this melted chocolate to an ice cream. I admit I have to eat at least a little piece of chocolate everyday.ReplyDelete
Wooaaoooo! Melted chocolate on ice cream is the perfect combination. I appreciate your yummy suggestion.Delete
Nada mejor como un buen chocolate, es pura vida. Algún día tienes que ir a Colombia y ver todos los cultivos hermosos qué hay de cacaoReplyDelete
Si, un buen chocolate es pura vida. De verdad me gustaría ir a Colombia para conocer ese bello país y ver esos bellos cultivos de Cacao. Sería una aventura muy deliciosa.Delete
Gracias Jerónimo por comentar ;)
Nada como el chocolate casero intenso. En casa nunca falta cacao puro como dices. Es una de mis debilidadesReplyDelete
El chocolate es una delicia en su totalidad. También es una de mis debilidades.Delete
me derrito de amor por el chocolate, no sabes necesito comer todos los días y entre más oscuro más me gustaReplyDelete
Yo también me derrito ante un chocolate jejeje. Y últimamente le he agarrado un gusto a los chocolates oscuros; voy probando poco a poco ya que tiene un sabor diferente y es un pelin más saludable comparado a otros chocolates.Delete
Gracias por comentar, querida Mamá Virtual