Are you looking for a treat? Why not follow MyChocolate’s recipe to making your own delicious, velvety ginger, cardamom and cinnamon flavour dark chocolate. This is some truly fragrant and elegant choc that is guaranteed to wow your friends and family and the biggest secret of all … it’s so simple!
375g dark chocolate
13 drops of ginger cooking essential oil
½ teaspoon of grounded cardamom
1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder.
Firstly melt down dark chocolate on a low heat. This is best done using a bain marie, as to not scold the sugar in the chocolate.
Temper the chocolate at 30 degrees centigrade. To temper the chocolate it must be heated and cooled, to 30 degrees and then left to cool until crystals begin to form and then reheated again to 30 degrees. Tempering is what gives chocolate it’s luxurious shiny finish and it’s satisfying snap.
Now add the ginger cooking oil, the cinnamon powder and the ground cardamom.
Cover the table with parchment paper and pour the melted chocolate onto it, creating a lovely slab, now spread the chocolate out evenly with a spatula, trying to cover most of the parchment paper.
Now leave it to set at room temperature until it is hard and brittle, this may take around 2 hours.
Lastly, break it into small pieces and enjoy! We assure you will …
One of our favourite games at MyChocolate is to keep our friends guessing the ingredients we’ve used, when we have them over for dinner! Especially if we’ve made a couple of different things, so why not check out our MyChocolate recipes to give you some more delicious inspiration. Also keep an eye on it for even more great and very unique recipes coming up really soon!
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