Let me give you some advice. Do not try to frantically cook 3 recipes for your blog, on a Sunday afternoon, when you may or may not be nursing a sore head from one too many Somerset ciders from the night before, with only an hour of daylight left. It will result in a kitchen resembling something of a war zone, you will stress yourself out and fall over things in your hurried, rushed state. Not unless you have a strong mind and 6 arms.
However, the result is some darn tasty treats, preparing you for the week ahead. Some little bites of love, for your loved ones. I’m not one for a soppy love fest on St Valentine’s day, but hey, this is chocolate, and you’d have to be crazy to say no to that, right?!
Raw Chocolate Hearts (gf) (v)
60g raw cacao butter
50g raw cacao powder
Optional: 1 tablespoon maple syrup / 1 tablespoon raw coconut oil
Bring a pan of water to the bowl, place a bowl over the sauce pan, it should be sitting just above the boiling water, not submerged.
Add your cacao butter to the bowl and melt slowly, turning the heat down so the water is lightly simmering.
Once melted, add in the cacao powder and whisk well to combine.
If using, add coconut oil and maple syrup. You could also add in a drop of peppermint essence, or some rose water, to flavour the chocolates.
Once combined, pour the chocolate into the heart moulds.
Leave to set in the fridge for 1 hour.