Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day! - Fresh Strawberries Dipped In Raw Chocolate

It is a beautiful day in Roswell. Love is in the air, sun is shining, everything feels just right. We have started the day with a bowl of fresh raspberries that was followed by hastily made fresh strawberries dipped in raw chocolate. 


I wanted to surprise my husband and there was no way I could prepare the strawberries ahead of time without him discovering them in the fridge. I hope you have a bit more time to make this incredibly tasty and sensual dessert. 


Ingredients: 
  • 1 pound organic strawberries, preferably with green tops
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao 
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao butter
  • 2 Tbsp organic vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp organic raw maca powder
  • 1/3 tsp pink Himalaya salt
  • 3 Tbsp raw honey (use more if you like your chocolate really sweet)
  • 1/4 cup raw coconut flakes for garnish (optional)
Method:
  • Wash and pat dry the strawberries. Set aside. 
  • Melt the raw cacao butter using bain marie method. If you do not have a special bain marie pot, use a regular pot. Bring water to boil. About 1/2 of the pot's capacity. Place a smaller pot over it, making sure that contents will be warmed up with steam from the boiling water. Place raw cacao butter in the smaller pot and let it melt. 
  • Once the cacao butter has melted, add raw cacao and all the remaining ingredients and mix well until smooth. If your mixture is too thin, add more cacao powder and adjust the taste.
  • Dip each strawberry in a warm chocolate mass and set it on a drying rack or a sheet of waxed paper. 
  • Garnish each strawberry with coconut flakes and place them in the fridge for at least half an hour, or in the freezer for 10-15 minutes or until the chocolate cover solidifies. 
  • Once your strawberries are chilled, remove from fridge and arrange them on a platter. Enjoy with your loved ones!


Tip: The chocolate cover will melt in warmer temperatures. Keep the strawberries refrigerated until you are ready to eat them.

Fresh organic raspberries

Wishing everyone a very happy and sensual Valentine's Day 
- in radiant health, passionately raw - Dominique

Dominique Allmon©2018

          



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