This seems to be the Chocolate blog week! And I think there is still another chocolate recipe to come 🙂
This time I am cheating, or should I say sharing the love, as I just can’t take the credit for the awesome base of this slice. But like many successes sometimes they have to come from a failure.
I came across Heather from Cook it up Paleo when I was looking for a chocolate bliss ball. While these Ultimate Chocolate Macaroons were not quite what I was looking for, her recipe looked so tasty they distracted me and I had to cook them up.
Well, I think that I had only been out of hospital for less than a week. You know old lady gets a new hip, but cooking obsession takes hold and so hobbles on crutches to the kitchen. And this is where the failure comes in. I made the mixture using what I had in the cupboard. Cooked about a 1/3 and froze the rest for later. I couldn’t wait to try them, so did the usual photo and tucked in.
Oh no. At this point I realised that I hadn’t read the all the instructions and in my enthusiasm (read should still be resting quietly in bed), I missed out the egg. Sorry Heather I didn’t tell you this! But don’t get me wrong these were still tasty eggless, but I’d recommend adding a bit more coconut oil!
Anyway, so it did wake me up during the night thinking about that other 2/3 batch in the freezer. That’s when I thought, well why not just mix them up again and add the egg? And as you do at 3am, mind whirring away, I thought why roll these into balls, just be lazy and bake it as a slice. Then top it with some Chocolate Ganache to get a double chocolate hit.
So that’s just what I did and here it is.
But I also saved a little of the mix and pressed that into a mini tart base – well that’s the next post. Sorry this has been a novel before the recipe but that’s how it works out some days, doesn’t it?
Chocolate Coconut Rough Base 1 cup coconut flakes or threads Chocolate Coconut Ganache Base Ganache
Chocolate Coconut Rough
1 cup raw almonds
1 cup coconut, desiccated
2 tbsps coconut oil, softened
salt – pinch
1 tbsp coconut flour
3 ½ tbsp cocoa powder
¼ cup maple syrup
1 egg (free range)
100mls cream (heavy/whipping/double)
100g Chocolate 70% or more
¼ cup (more or less to taste) desiccated coconut.
Chocolate Coconut Rough Base
1 cup coconut flakes or threads
Chocolate Coconut Ganache
One last word, be sure to check Heather’s blog Cook it up Paleo, she is one supremo teen Paleo baker.