It’s been a while since we’ve had a prolonged hot and dry summer like this in the UK. Chocolate doesn’t operate at its best in this sort of heat and baking in already hot kitchens is not something most of us want to do. But despite this we have 9 summer chocolate recipes for your delectation.
We Should Cocoa
Next month marks We Should Cocoa’s 8th anniversary. It seems a fitting time to say goodbye to this monthly chocolate extravaganza which has seen so many gorgeous and mouthwatering chocolate recipes over the years. So let’s make this last one a round-up to remember. If you’ve ever been part of the #WeShouldCocoa community or even if you’ve not yet taken part, please join in with the ultimate chocolate celebration to be published on 1st September.
If you’d like to join in with the final #WeShouldCocoa, scroll down to the bottom of the post and you’ll find the link-up. If you haven’t joined in before or need a reminder, you can find the guidelines on the We Should Cocoa page. Don’t forget we also have a splendid We Should Cocoa pinterest board featuring many of the recipes that have been shared with #WeShouldCocoa. It’s well worth a look and a great place to find chocolate recipe inspiration.
9 Summer Chocolate Recipes
Salad and ice cream are pretty much all I’ve been wanting to eat this summer, so this raspberry and white chocolate ice cream from Searching for Spice has my name written all over it. expect I’m not the only one. Raspberries and white chocolate are a fabulous combination and who can resist ice-cream when it’s so hot and sticky out there?
This no-bake lemon, ginger & dark chocolate tart from The Gluten Free Alchemist looks so delectable I’m dying to sink my teeth into it, even if it’s not ice-cream. Kate describes this gluten-free delight as an explosion of textures and flavours exciting each and every taste bud.
Johanna over at Green Gourmet Giraffe went all out to celebrate American Independence Day with this S’mores slice. She made the graham crackers for the base and vegan marshmallows for the melty but crispy top. With a wedge of chocolate thrown in the middle, these sound heavenly indeed.
The next no-bake dessert is this vegan chocolate avocado pudding from Bryony – Perfectly Imperfect Mama. It looks really decadent, but is in fact relatively healthy.
My contribution to our 9 summer chocolate recipes are these coffee chocolate chip cookies with cardamom. They’re made with ethical chocolate flavoured with coffee beans and cardamom, another great combination of flavours. We had a brief drop in temperature so I hot-footed it to the kitchen and braved the oven. I’m glad I did.
It’s not just me that’s braved a bit of baking. This double chocolate cake with spiced pears from The Foodie Journey looks delicious and is perfect comfort food. Turns out Sylvie is in Australia, so it’s actually winter there. I reckon I could probably force a slice down despite the heat.
As many of you will know, I have a thing for chocolate tiffin. Apart from anything else, it’s a good one for summer as it’s no-bake and can be kept in the fridge. This no bake chocolate orange traybake comes from Something Sweet Something Savoury and it looks delicious.
Move over black forest gateau and make way for this white forest cake from The Baking Explorer. Doesn’t it look glorious? I adore cherries and they just sing summer.
Accompanying your brownies with some summer berries is a wonderful thing to do, but how about adding them to your brownies? That’s what’s been happening over at Jo’s Kitchen Larder with these chocolate brownies with strawberries.
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