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We Should Cocoa – the December Challenge

We Should Cocoa | 1st December 2011 | By

After the mixed response we had to the Apple round-up, many of you asked for something “simple please” for Christmas. So, I’ve been mulling over the possibilities. What about Avocado? It’s seasonal and comes from the same neck of the woods as cocoa. What could be more appropriate? Turkey maybe?

But no, I jest. I decided on my choice for this month’s We Should Cocoa sometime ago. Seasonal, festive and if you’re very lucky you’ll find one in your stocking. It is a well established flavour pairing with chocolate and it’s one of my favourite colours. The future’s bright, the future’s Orange!

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    hungryhinny
    1st December 2011

    This makes me very happy! I was already thinking about making two different chocolate-orange combos soon, now I just have to decide which to go for…

    Excellent festive choice!

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    Suelle
    1st December 2011

    Excellent choice!

    I don’t understand what difference the challenge ingredient makes – surely the cook is the one who makes things simple or complicated?

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    manu
    1st December 2011

    Hi Choclette!!
    This time I’d like to take part!!!
    I love chocolate and orange combination, it’s my favourite!!!
    I’ll let you know asap.
    Have a great day

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    Kath
    1st December 2011

    Hurrah! An excellent choice, although avocado and chocolate would have been a fab challenge.

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    Dom at Belleau Kitchen
    1st December 2011

    i’ve been waiting for this one for ages… and I can’t believe you’d not done it before… such a BRILLIANT challenge… can’t wait to get stuck in, plus I can think of a hundred dishes that I will already be making with orange and chocolate that are perfect for this… nice work my friend!

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    Laura@howtocookgoodfood
    1st December 2011

    How did you know that orange is my favourite colour! I have been theming my garden in orange this year and have a gorgeous array of orange blooms as well as loads of orange tulips that have been dug in for next spring. So, I am very happy with this choice and LOVE choc & orange as a flavour combination 🙂 xx

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    A Trifle Rushed
    1st December 2011

    Perfect! My favourite combination (“it’s mine, not Terry’s!”) even I have one or two ideas for this! Jude x

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    Kate@whatkatebaked
    1st December 2011

    Huzzaaahhh- lovely, festive theme Choclette! Ohh the mind is already whirling away thinking of all the possibilities!

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    Janice
    1st December 2011

    Well Terry thinks it’s the perfect combo 😉 Nice choice.

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    Katey
    1st December 2011

    Love the theme – hoping to take part this time 🙂

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    Baking Addict
    1st December 2011

    Perfect for xmas. Might have to do something I’ve done before as it was a huge success – if it aint broke, don’t fix it! :p

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    Johanna GGG
    2nd December 2011

    hurrah I love orange and chocolate and I think the amount of orange zest I put into my cake last night might just about fit the bill

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    Hazel at Chicken in a Cherry Sauce
    2nd December 2011

    I really hope I can take part this month! I have an idea for it, I just hope that I can find the time! Also, I am already excited to see the round up. Chocolate orange is SO good!

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    Choclette
    2nd December 2011

    Glad you all approve – I was trying to add to the Christmas cheer rather than detract from it 😉

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    Jean
    2nd December 2011

    ORANGE?!! Perfect … I might just have a go myself, but if not, I will really enjoy the round-up !!

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    jaxstar84
    3rd December 2011

    My bf LOVES choc orange and so Ive made quite a few things with this combo already! He will be very happy to see this combination!!

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    Hannah
    3rd December 2011

    Ooh I love the chocolate/orange combination! I’ll have to see what I can come up with.

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    Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours
    3rd December 2011

    Chocolate and orange sounds good, but I could have managed chocolate and avocado too!

    Will get my thinking cup on for something original!

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    snowy
    4th December 2011

    Great combination. Will try and make something different!

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    The KitchenMaid
    8th December 2011

    Thank goodness, I was really worried there for a second (believe it or not I have recently seen an avocado chocolate recipe!)

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