Like many people, I have to confess to a decided penchant for chocolate. It started off many years ago when, as a child, I would save up my pocket money until I had enough to buy a bar of “Old Jamaica”. It’s ended up with something a little more sophisticated – preferably organic and with a much higher cocoa content.
However, much as I love eating chocolate, this blog is really about cooking with chocolate. I have a rather large collection of chocolate recipes, but find that I tend to stick to a few tried and tested ones. Time to branch out I’m thinking. I’m also hoping that “going public” will give me the incentive to bake more often than I actually do.
Although I’ve used “chocolate log” in the title of this blog, I have very rarely made one. My aim in cooking is certainly to make delicious food, but to do it in the simplest and least fussy way – drizzles of raspberry coulis is just not my style, nor is too much faffing about! In my experience, chocolate logs are a little too much on the fussy side – also I don’t have an appropriate tin.
In my experience, cooking with good quality and preferably organic ingredients is the key to making good food. I very rarely follow a recipe exactly and although I do have the odd mishap, I’ve never had to throw anything away. So, as long as you are prepared for something that doesn’t generally turn out to look much like the glossy pictures in books and magazines, but tastes pretty damn good (hopefully), read on.
Hello, I’m Choclette. I’m a vegetarian recipe developer and writer from Cornwall. I have a sweet tooth and a passion for baking and chocolate. Welcome to my award winning blog. Here you will find nourishing home cooked food with a twist as well as foodie tales from my home county and beyond.
New made in Africa bean to bar chocolate from Madagascar. I tried two of the MIA @miaflavour bars : 75% dark chocolate and 65% dark chocolate with almond & coconut. Both have the distinctive buttermilk’s notes I associate with good Madagascan chocolate. Food with thought is the ethos and food with flavour is my verdict. Look out for them - definitely worth a try. (Ad)
Beetroot in many guises - homegrown too. Possibly one of the best starters I’ve ever had. Thank you @careysmanor_senspa for your interesting and varied menu. Goat’s cheese pannacotta with beetroot and more. #finedining #careysmanor #starter #fbcuk16 #vegetarianfood #vegetarianfoodshare #vegetarianfinedining #eatingout #fb (at Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa)
It’s never too early for mince pies and these organic ones from @riverford were a tasty and welcome addition to my veg box last week. There’s plenty more festive food on offer too via the Riverford online shop. (Ad)