Sunday, 28 February 2016

Raw Chocolate Fudge

I just realised that I already have two recipes for chocolate fudge on the blog (here and here). But is there really such a thing as too many recipes for (healthy) chocolate fudge? I think not!

This fudge is so delicious and very "chocolatey" as it uses both cacao powder and cacao butter. I also add a generous pinch of vanilla powder to make it taste even more decadent. Serve these with a cup of your favourite tea. In the pictures is one of my favourite teas at the moment, which is a loose leaf white tea with things like spirulina and flowers. I like to make a big pot of it and drink several cups in a row. The more tea the merrier.

I don't know what is is about this weekend, but I feel so bright and happy. The weather has been incredibly sunny and almost spring-like. Today I've spent some time on my balcony replanting my geraniums which have been resting in the cellar during winter. Spring is coming, and I can hardly wait.

Raw Chocolate Fudge

50 g raw cacao butter
15 fresh/juicy dates (use less if using big dates like medjools)
1/5 tsp (1 krm) real vanilla powder
1/3 cup (3/4 dl) raw cacao powder

1. Slowly melt the cacao butter over a water bath.
2. While the cacao butter melts, pit all the dates and put them in a food processor. Blend until they form a somewhat smooth date paste.
3. Add the melted cacao butter, vanilla and cacao to the dates. Blend again until smooth.
4. Spread the mixture into a baking tin or loaf pan lined with baking paper. Leave it to harden in the freezer for about one hour.
5. Remove from the tin and cut the fudge into squares. Store in the freezer. The fudge doesn't need to be thawed before eating. Enjoy!