Raw Chocolate Thins
INGREDIENTS(Makes 12 Thins)
- 50g raw cacao butter
- 12g raw cacao powder
- 1.5 tbsps runny honey
- pinch of sea salt
- crushed rose petals
- pistachios, roughly chopped
- crystallised ginger
- candied peel
- hazelnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
If you are looking for a special treat or homemade gift this Mothering Sunday or Easter, then these light, melt-in-the-mouth chocolate thins are just the thing.
Made with raw cacao butter and rich cacao powder, we find that a sprinkling of salt truly makes the flavour sing. Set with your favourite toppings – we love a mix of lightly crushed rose petals with roughly chopped pistachios and a sprinkling of salt, or alternatively, crystallised ginger or candied peel also offer a wonderful textural element. Of course, a light sprinkling of toasted hazelnuts would also be delicious.
Though they may look a little fiddly to make, the help of the freezer makes the process not only easy but incredibly quick too.
METHODDIFFICULTY: Easy 30 MINS
Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and put into the freezer for at least 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare your choice of chocolate toppings.
Once you have assembled your toppings, melt the raw cacao butter in a bowl over a pan of simmering water and whisk in the remaining ingredients. Taste the mixture and add a little more honey or salt to taste.
Remove the baking tray from the freezer and gently pour about 1⁄2 a teaspoon of the raw chocolate onto the tray and spread into a circular shape using the back of the spoon. You want your rounds to be about 5cm in diameter and as thin as possible. Top with your desired topping and repeat with the remaining mixture. If the chocolate mixture begins to look a little thick and grainy, simply return to the heat to bring it back to a lovely shiny and workable texture.
Return the tray to the freezer for around 10 minutes. Once the chocolates have set you should find it relatively easy to remove them from the greaseproof paper. Transfer them to a plate and store in the fridge ready for serving. Gift in a decorative box or serve in a little bowl as an after dinner treat.