Saturday, 24 March 2012

low-carb chocolate ( home made)

Who doesnt like chocolate? Since im fed up of having to settle for store bought chocolate that is always full of vegetable oil and sugar, I thought id make my own version. This video is one of the top hits on youtube and his recipe is quite simple so I thought use this one with some modifications, removing that nasty vegetable oil and the insulin spiking icing sugar.

Heres what I used.....

From left to right we have, Sainsburys organic double cream, Kerrygold butter, Cocoa, Ground Almond, Nestle full cream milk powder ( only use full cream ), stevia

Ingredients:- ( this batch will contain only about 15g carbs, coming from low GI sources )

40g double cream
30g butter
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons milk power
40g ground almond
25g stevia ( adjust this depending on how sweet you want it)

Step 1 - sieve the cocoa, milk powder, almond, and stevia into a large bowl

Step 2 - melt the butter and gently heat it with the cream until the butter is melted.

Step 4 - after butter is melted and mixed with cream ( on only gentle heat remember ), pour into mixture and mix away!

Step 5 - Mix throughly, then put into a dish, and put it in the fridge for a few hours! Then done!

Im not going to put up the after pictures because in this particular batch I used too much cream and it came out looking like something youd do in the rest room, lol.

Anyway, since cream and butter dont properly solidfy when cooled you will find it comes out soft and is more like fudge than block chocolate. You can use coconut oil to replace any portion of the cream and butter but it will impart a strong coconut flavor to it.

You can also vary the amount of cream and butter used to depending on how soft/squishy you want it. Another good option is to add chopped hazelnuts.

Obesity Warning! This is a HIGH REWARD FOOD and is ADDICTIVE. rrraarrgggggghhhhhh!

UPDATE:- ok I decided what the hell, put up the after pictures, NO LAUGHING PLEASE LAWL.

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