We asked one of our lovely customers, Nicki Hughes to create a guest recipe for us, as she's always posting some lovely photos on social media and always spreading the raw chocolate love!
In true Nicki style she broke with convention and who are we to disagree, so here we present Nicki's Raw Chocolates!
Simply follow the basic raw chocolate recipe that Dan & Paula created.
This makes three full trays, so halve the amount if you don’t have enough chocolate moulds. If I have any left over, I just pour onto a saucer and scatter with some seeds and dried fruits to make a slab. Make sure you use a spatula to get every last drop out of the bowl.
You can quickly and simply add some fillings and mine always depend on my store cupboard supplies. I rarely make plain ones. A filling or topping can always be found!
My favourite filling is to soak dried morello cherries in kirsch for about 30 minutes, then blot well in kitchen paper. If there is any moisture left, it will leak out of the chocolate. Fill the moulds half way then pop the fruit in, and top up, just like this date and nut filled raw chocolate recipe. This works better with the deeper ones like the large flower moulds. Smaller and less expensive fruits can also be used – cranberries or just berries. You don’t need to soak in alcohol – green tea is a good soaker too!
Covering the tops of the mould with mixed nuts is always an easy but effective addition too.
Nicki is an experienced freelance holistic therapist who works on the Somerset Levels. She advocates eating ‘clean’ and having been sensitive to dairy for many years, she enjoys making Raw Chocolate. Her clients are often looking for alternative health foods and don’t want to give up chocolate, so she encourages them to try this great superfood. Treatments in Nickis bespoke treatment centre are quite exceptional. Remember to ask her for some Raw Chocolate!
If so, drop us a line with details and we'll publish the best on our website and in our Raw Chocolate News.