Conscious Chocolate is the perfect creamy, smooth, delicious accompaniment for many recipes. But it's simplest form, is melted. You can dip, sprinkle, pour, and mix melted chocolate into and onto almost anything. In fact, this is often how I come up with new recipes!
Here, I want to show you the best way to melt Conscious Chocolate, and have included some delicious looking inspiration in the form of waffles with melted Citrus Zest Buttons and berries, wonderful for a Mother's Day breakfast treat or surprise breakfast in bed.
The big tip is to use a bain-marie, which is not as involved as it sounds. Essentially, it's about melting the chocolate slowly, carefully, and gently to get the best texture.
How to Perfectly Melt Conscious Chocolate
- Fill a saucepan with water until it reaches around a third of the pan.
- Place a heat-proof bowl over the top and check that the bottom of the bowl doesn't touch the water. If the water is touching the bowl, pour some of the water out a test again.
- Remove the bowl for now and heat the water to boil, then bring down to a low-medium heat.
- Add the bowl to the saucepan and place the chocolate buttons or bar pieces to the bowl.
- As the chocolate begins to melt, ensure you stir regularly. As the chocolate is made with raw cacao, it shouldn't take too long for the chocolate to melt.
- When you melt the chocolate, you can turn off the heat and add in one special ingredient - a tablespoon of coconut oil.
- Be sure not to leave your chocolate for long before you stir it again, but now you are ready to get the rest of your recipe ready! For Mother's Day, this will involve toasting waffles and sprinkling over berries. The chocolate will be served in a pot, ready to pour. Delicious!