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Posted by on Jun 18, 2016 in blog |

Raw orange chocolate

Raw orange chocolate

I’ve always loved orange-flavoured dark chocolate. There’s usually a bar of the Lindt chocolate in my desk at work. And Terry’s Orange Chocolates …. beyond description.

Now that I’ve been on a health kick for a month, going without any form of chocolate for the first three weeks, I’m a little fussy about what I eat. So discovering a recipe without sugar or honey, and featuring ingredients from paleo AND Fodmap – I’m in heaven.

Based on the recipe at http://the-fit-foodie.com/recipes/raw-chocolate-orange-rounds/, it’s pretty much unchanged. I went for the rice malt syrup instead of stevia or honey, for Fodmap/Whole30 reasons. Their photos are much nicer.

As a big Woolworths person, I started with these ingredients purchased at Woolies this morning:
choc-ingredients

You really do need some form of mould for these chocolates. The mixture is quite runny, and needs a shape to adapt to. I thought I had some Christmas moulds but couldn’t find them, so I ended up doing a few splotches on greaseproof paper, and some cookie cutters. Not the best option.

I’d also strongly suggest tasting the chocolate before you finish. I added a few more drops of orange juice and malt syrup to taste – otherwise it really is that strong, unsweetened 100% cocoa taste that I haven’t completely adapted to.

Ingredients:

75g coconut oil
30g of raw cacao
1 tsp rice malt syrup
2 tbsp orange zest
1/8 cup orange juice
1 twist of rock salt

Method:

Basically just mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
Adjust syrup/juice to taste.
Pour/spoon into your moulds, on a tray covered with greaseproof paper.
Freeze.

These really are quite strong – best served in small decorative pieces rather than the large angel shape here. Absolutely beautiful served with a natural icecream, like Paleo banana-berry ice-cream – the recipe for that is coming very soon!

choc-angel