Friday, 13 May 2016

Roses are Red, Chocolate is Lovely

We happened upon some Rococo chocolate recently up in Devon.  We fell under the spell of an Organic Dark Chocolate Jasmine bar and a Rococo Rose bar (pictured right).  They both had the official Vegan Society label on them too.  They were only 20g bars and left us wanting more.  

The rose one in particular had us under the influence of a Turkish delight vibe. We've never seen this around these parts though, so with a sudden addiction created for rose infused chocolate, I took it upon myself to try and create our own until such time as we could revisit the official experience.

So keep a look out for this rosy delight but in the meantime, if you want to fall under the spell of what a rose infused chocolate might taste like, give this a go (although we don't profess to have mastered this but still very much enjoyed the result - see top photo).  We randomly added hulled hemp seeds into our version...well just because!

Driftwood  Rosy Chocolate

100g cacao butter
30g hulled hemp seeds
3 tablespoons cacao powder
1 tablespoon yacon syrup
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 tablespoons rose water
Pinch of Himalayan pink salt

Melt the cacao butter in a glass bowl over a saucepan of hot water.  Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well until incorporated.  Pour into the molds of your choice and leave to set in the fridge.

We made this recipe up with the ingredients we had to hand.  Perhaps rose oil would work a lot better to impart that rosy taste, but we had rose water so we tried that!  Have a jangle with the ingredients you have to hand.  Be brave, be bold, and have fun!  I bet it will still taste lovely whatever!

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