Raw Chocolate and Champagne Fondue

When you look at these lovely straws, summmer is not here yet, but Valentines Day is on the doorstep so we thought we'd bring you a loved up recipe.

We love to continue to celebrate home business start ups who are successful and along with them we enjoy tasting new dishes that are fit for the celebration occasions in our Home Business Entertaining, yet on this occasion it is all about love and chocolate.

But this isn't normal chocolate that is piles on the cals even looking at it. This is different. In fact, it isn't the cacao that makes commercially produced chocolate 'unhealthy' but all the processing, stabilising, addition of refined sugars, dairy products, 'bad' fats, E numbers and anything else needed in order to mass produce chocolate.

Choc Chick says that when minimally processed, natural raw cacao is a one of the highest sources of antioxidant flavanols and contains many vital vitamins and minerals including magnesium, calcium, vitamins E and B, essencial healthy fats (oleic acid), protein and fiber.

So how can chocolates be healthy?

We love to continue to celebrate home business start ups who are successful and along with them we enjoy tasting new dishes that are fit for the celebration occasions in our Home Business Entertaining, yet on this occasion it is all about love and chocolate.

By keeping it pure and simple. CHOC Chick Kits including only natural unprocessed ingredients. The organic raw cacao powder and organic raw cacao butter are 100% cocoa and come straight from the cocoa bean so combining these together with a natural, low GL sweetener is all you need to make delicious chocolates in their healthiest form.

Here's a raw chocolate recipe is very easy to make and perfect to treat your loved up other half on Valentines Day ... or any day for that matter.

And perfect to end the meal - dip strawberries, cherries, bananas and feed each your home business partner.

Ingredients

 

  • 50g CHOC Chick organic cacao butter
  • 3 tbsp CHOC Chick organic cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp Sweet Freedom/agave syrup or honey
  • 1/4 pint double cream
  • 4 tbsp champagne or brandy
  • Chopped fresh seasonal fruit such as apples, bananas, grapes, kiwi, strawberries, raspberries
  • Marshmallows and cubed sponge cake (optional)

 

Directions

1. Prepare the raw chocolate by melting 50g cacao butter in a bowl over a pan of water on a
low heat. Once melted add 3 tbsp cacao powder and the sweetener to taste and mix well with a metal whisk.

2. Remove from heat and add the champagne or brandy (the mix will now thicken).

3. Add the double cream and mix well.

4. Transfer to a fondue set (with candle burning food heater and ensure a low heat so the
CHOC Mix does not boil) or simply keep the pan under the bowl and use fondue forks or skewers and dip the fruit/marshmallows/cake in the warm chocolate mix.

5. Enjoy with a glass of fizz or a choctail!

You can also coat some of the strawberries and raspberries in the CHOC Mix and leave to set in the fridge for around half an hour for chocolate covered fruit to enjoy later with more Champagne!

*Ensure the fruit is dry before dipping! Liquid or water in the fruit can cause the warm chocolate mix to separate so dry all fruit on a paper towel before using.

Enjoy!