There are people who are not a fan of chocolate and people who are crazy about it. I’m in the latter category. I love having chocolate. The taste of slight bitterness, smoothness, and aroma that dances on my tongue. Yum!
I like my chocolate dark. The darker the better. I found Gabriel’s 99% chocolate to be smooth and rich. A little goes a long way. Their cacao nibs remain one of my favourite addition to bakes and muesli.
Then we have Bahen and Co. Words fail me. My ultimate favourite. I love munching on 1 or 2 little morsels at 10pm when the night is still and Asher is deep asleep. Almond and Sea Salt. Or perhaps Cracked Coffee. Maybe Madagascar. Choices.
The use of cacao powder in my recent bakes changed my world. The deep tones of chocolate in sweets AND good for us. I’m not sure how much nutrition remains when raw cacao gets baked. Nevertheless, I love the richness of the taste. For some people, it may be on the bitter side. For me, it’s a joy to be able to taste the chocolate (and not just sweetness) in cakes.
As the name suggests, Walnut Chocolate Slices is what it is. I’m beginning to really like walnuts in bakes now. I often find it too heavy and overpowering in cookies and cakes. Now, I just let it shine. The frosting was an impulsive add on. Whipping some coconut butter and cream together, I realised it makes a really nice frosting (to spread and to lick). Yummy bite size delights.