Easter is this weekend – and I have no idea how we’re at Easter already? Seriously, where has the year disappeared?
Every year I’ve always wanted to make my own chocolate from scratch for this holiday and I figured this year, why the hell not give it a go! I’ll show you here how to make a rich, dark chocolate from basic ingredients, as well as a lactose free option! It all ends up being a lot cheaper than buying individual eggs and bunnies for everyone 🙂
-2 cups cocoa powder
-3/4 cup butter at room temperature (I used nuttelex)
-1 cup water
-1/4 cup icing sugar
-1/2 cup caster sugar
-2/3 cup milk at room temperature (I used almond milk for my lactose free batch)
Heat the water but keep it below boiling.
Combine the cocoa powder and butter until a smooth paste is formed.
Add this into the hot water and allow it to heat up without boiling. Mix well. Transfer to a bowl.
Sift the sugars together and add those to the cocoa mix and stir well.
Add milk and stir.
Transfer to moulds and freeze overnight to set. Without moulds, pour onto a tray or plate with baking paper lining, and crack or cut with a warm knife.
I packaged mine up in cellophane with string 🙂 Hope you enjoyed, and Happy Easter!