Simple Beautiful Chocolate

raw chocolate valentines recipe
There’s nothing more satisfying than making your own chocolate, trust us haha! The textures, the smells, the mellifluence. It can be as easy or as difficult as you like, but it is best to start off with the basics. No special equipment like sugar thermometers or high speed grinders is needed at this stage, just good quality ingredients and some hot water. Ready to take your first steps in to a wonderful world of chocolate? Here are two great starting points for you…
• 80g Coconut Oil
The method is the same for both types of chocolate. The traditional method will make a harder chocolate with a snap; the second one with coconut will be softer and will melt easier in the hand and mouth.
1. Grind the coconut sugar as fine as you like, the more you grind it the smoother your chocolate will be.
2. Then, gently melt all the ingredients in a bowl over a steaming pan of water. Be careful to make sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water.
3. When fully mixed – and do not over mix – pour into your moulds. 
4. Then pop straight into the freezer!
5. Turn out and store in an air tight container. Traditional ones can be stored in a cupboard; the softer ones with coconut oil will need to be stored in the fridge.
6. If you want to add additional ingredients – like goji berries, nuts or other flavours - do so at stage 3
Pics by our good friend Caroline, you can get more inspiration from her insta feed

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