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Saturday, 18 December 2010

Christmas Spiced Chocolate



There are some questions where you basically have to know the answer in order to frame the question. So when I caught myself wondering "hmmm, do you think spiced chocolate would improve my Christmas treats?" I could almost hear the world laughing at me for being so slow. I make no claim that this is a new idea, but it definitely adds a layer of Christmassy depth to chocolate-dipped fruits and marzipan treats.

I made mine by melting 100g dark chocolate (a really nice, organic, single-source bar with 70% cacao) with ¼tsp cinnamon, ¼tsp nutmeg, and ¼tsp brandy. You could equally well use a pre-spiced chocolate and just melt it down for dipping, but I didn't have any in the cupboard, and this worked perfectly well (while probably being a bit cheaper).

I might try it with a little added ginger next time... do any of you do this? And do you have a favourite mix of spices to share?


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11 comments:

carma said...

I'm not big on ginger flavor

cornflakegirl74 said...

I've not yet tried this but it sounds delicious :) I had a glass of mulled wine last night--I love any kind of Christmas-y drink :)

Chris said...

Hmm, enjoyed G&B Ginger Chocolate on the train north today...

Dedene said...

Sounds fantastic! I've got a bar of dark chocolate with giner that a friend sent to me from the US. I'm waiting for Christmas to try it.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Sounds wonderful. Merruy Christmads, Rachel.

rosaria at the lake said...

It's the season...
This is a fun post to link to, Rachel. Great ideas to enhance the holidays.
Stay safe.

Velva said...

This would be delightful.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Velva

Kathryn Magendie said...

I'm not sure about drinks -although I make a really good apple cidar "punch" with a "punch" :-D

I love putting espresso into chocolate bakeries though - like brownies and the like -elevates the choc flavor!

Jenn Erickson said...

Yummy! Your spiced chocolate sounds delish! I love the way cardamom works with chocolate too!

christine said...

"Organic Meltdown" does a spiced chocolate which is pleasant - plus, it's vegan, it's a "Fairtrade" product, and for every bar you get to save a tree :-)

Jules Woolford said...

Ooh, delicious! Happy Christmas Rachel!

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