Despite being surrounded by chocolate all day, its one of those foods that always hits the spot and could quite easily be devoured at any point in the day, breakfast, lunch or supper is all perfectly acceptable. But chocolate is one of those foods that is propelled to another level when paired correctly with another fine food.
White chocolate can be the most challenging due to its subtle flavour, here’s a list of our favourite things to try it with!
Sea salt caramel
Chocolate is our number one love and there are a number of reasons why chocolate is so popular. One of those reasons is the fact that chocolate is such a versatile product and can be paired with a range of different textures and flavours. From savoury to sweet, there are so many different ways that chocolate can be enhanced. Milk chocolate is sweeter than other and is therefore more suitable for use with other sweet flavours such as caramel, honey or butterscotch.
It can also work well with the following:
Smoked black tea
Or how about trying one of these unusual pairings:
Its National Avocado Day and what better way to celebrate than with a delicious chocolate and avocado cookies recipe (taken from Jamie)
1 ripe avocado (when it’s skinned and de-seeded we need around 100g)
1 large free-range egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp xanthan gum (optional – without this, your cookie will be crumblier)
1 tsp baking soda
150g light brown soft sugar (or caster sugar)
50g cocoa powder
pinch of salt
50g gluten-free flour (any combination of the following flours will work – standard gluten-free flour, rice flour, gram flour, quinoa flour)
100g roughly-chopped dark chocolate (over 70% cocoa solids should always be dairy free, but check the packet)
Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4 and line a baking tray/sheet with parchment paper. Scoop your avocado into a large bowl
Chocolate spread will never get old. Here at Choc on Choc, we love slathering it on warm toast all year round – so here’s a little recipe (taken from Jamie Oliver) to get you through the last slices from that loaf of bread.
Spread 40g of hazelnuts evenly on a baking tray and cook at 200ºC/400ºF/gas 6 for 10 minutes until golden, then leave them to cool completely.
Place the cooled nuts in a blender with 100g of golden caster sugar and blitz until you get a fairly smooth paste. Then, break up 450g of quality dark chocolate, at least 70% cocoa solids, into a medium heatproof bowl, and rest over a pan of simmering water on a medium heat. Stir until melted, then add in 225ml of double cream and 100g of unsalted butter.
Stir until the mixture is smooth and combined, then fold in 1 big pinch of sea salt and the hazelnut paste you made earlier. Divide the spread into sterilised jars, and you can store it for a few weeks in the fridge. Now get some bread in that toas
If the summer heat is leaving you desperate to cool down, but you also want chocolate, we’ve got you covered with some of the best chocolate milkshake recipes. Because summer is too short not to spend it drinking chocolate milkshakes.
This BBC recipe combines hazelnuts and chocolate for a delicious nutty, chocolatey drink.
Start by loading the back of a teaspoon with some hazelnut chocolate spread and spread it on the inside of a sundae glass in a thin layer. Put the remaining teaspoon of spread in a saucepan and heat on a low heat until runny.
In the meantime, put 250ml semi-skimmed milk and 2 scoops chocolate ice cream in a blender and whizz until smooth. Top with a layer of marshmallows and drizzle on the melted spread, sprinkling on a few toasted hazelnuts to finish.
Peanut butter chocolate milkshake
If you want something a bit
If you’re feeling proactive this Easter, you might want to try your hand at creating an Easter egg – with or without the kids (we won’t judge). All the fun of making something yourself – plus a delicious chocolate egg at the end to enjoy.
If you’re feeling creative, our Make Your Own Chocolate Egg kit is perfect. It contains all the ingredients and tools you’ll need, complete with chef’s hat and a yummy bag of sweets to decorate. Simply melt the delicious Belgian milk chocolate we provide, mould it into our egg moulds, and wait for the magic to happen. Once it’s set, use the sweets to decorate into a face.
Mother’s Day is a great chance to show our Mums how much they’re loved. And who hasn’t felt loved when they’ve been given the gift of chocolate? Even better – given the gift of chocolate while still in bed?
Here at Choc on Choc, we really value chocolate breakfast in bed – so here are some ideas to do just that for your Mum this year.
Chocolate chip pancakes
This BBC recipe for chocolate chip pancakes will really put you in the good books.
Whisk together 2 eggs with 5 tbsp milk, and place 150g self-raising flour, 2 tbsp caster sugar and
Posted: February 20, 2018|
Sure, we have throws and soups and woolly hats – but nothing gets us through winter like a homemade cup of hot chocolate. Of course, we might be slightly biased, but we really do think hot chocolate is the best hot drink there is. So for the cold days and dark nights, here are five recipes to get you through the last little bit of winter.
Lavender white hot chocolate
If you’re looking for something light and floral, this recipe is the one for you.
Heat 2 cups of whole milk and 1/3 tsp lavender buds over a medium heat and stir occasionally. Remove from the heat once it starts to bubble, le
Posted: February 12, 2018|
When it comes to breakfast, you really are spoiled for choice.
You could have our delicious solid white Belgian chocolate avocado, filled with a gloriously indulgent caramel truffle. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, you could have a dip with our chocolate-filled eggs with chocolate toast soldiers.
And now, Pancake Day is upon is, meaning there’s no better time to indulge in some chocolate. Pancakes, too, of course – but who can have pancakes without some chocolate?
Here are a few recipes to get you through the day.
Posted: February 07, 2018|
We all love any excuse to celebrate, and the 5th of February, otherwise known as World Nutella Day, is no exception. In honour of such a special day, we’re here to give you some chocolate-on-toast inspiration, so you can join in the festivities. Here are five ways you can bring your toast to life through the magic of chocolate.
1. Chocolate and banana French toast For a chocolatey twist on French Toast, this BBC recipe is easy to make, and easier to eat. Slice one ripe banana into a bowl and mash, before adding in 75g of chopped milk chocolate. Lay down two slices of white, crusty bread and spread the mixture on top. Top each piece with another slice of bread to make a sandwich, then whisk together 3 eggs, 1tbsp of double cream, 1 tsp of vanilla extract and one tbsp of maple syrup into a shallow dish. Melt 25g of unsalted butter into a large frying pan on a medium heat, before laying one sandwich i