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!

27 Comments

  1. hungryhinny

    1st December 2011 at 9:12 am

    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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  2. Suelle

    1st December 2011 at 9:28 am

    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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  3. manu

    1st December 2011 at 9:33 am

    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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  4. Kath

    1st December 2011 at 9:38 am

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

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  5. Dom at Belleau Kitchen

    1st December 2011 at 9:41 am

    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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  6. Karen S Booth

    1st December 2011 at 10:27 am

    YES! Chocolate and orange, a marriage made in heaven! GREAT challenge thanks! XX

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  7. Laura@howtocookgoodfood

    1st December 2011 at 10:53 am

    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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  8. A Trifle Rushed

    1st December 2011 at 12:48 pm

    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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  9. Cakefairyblog

    1st December 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Super excited, I’ve already got an idea!

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  10. Victoria (The District Chocoholic)

    1st December 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Hmmm I might jump back in for this month, I’ll have to see.

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  11. At Anna's kitchen table

    1st December 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Great pairing!
    I’ll try and join in this month!

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  12. Shaheen

    1st December 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Ooh now you got me thinking.

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  13. Kate@whatkatebaked

    1st December 2011 at 7:52 pm

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

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  14. Janice

    1st December 2011 at 7:58 pm

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

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  15. Katey

    1st December 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Love the theme – hoping to take part this time 🙂

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  16. Baking Addict

    1st December 2011 at 11:09 pm

    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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  17. Johanna GGG

    2nd December 2011 at 1:24 am

    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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  18. cityhippyfarmgirl

    2nd December 2011 at 2:47 am

    orange eh?… I’ll put my thinking cap on.

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  19. Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany)

    2nd December 2011 at 6:13 am

    Orange and chocolate is perfect!

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  20. Hazel at Chicken in a Cherry Sauce

    2nd December 2011 at 11:33 am

    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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  21. Choclette

    2nd December 2011 at 2:26 pm

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

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  22. Jean

    2nd December 2011 at 2:55 pm

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

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  23. jaxstar84

    3rd December 2011 at 10:27 am

    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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  24. Hannah

    3rd December 2011 at 1:55 pm

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

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  25. Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours

    3rd December 2011 at 9:45 pm

    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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  26. snowy

    4th December 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Great combination. Will try and make something different!

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  27. The KitchenMaid

    8th December 2011 at 1:30 am

    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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