October 28, 2011 is National Chocolate Day. See the Pastry Whiz website for lots of links to chocolate recipes. On another note, what about preparing chocolate covered cherry pie without using a drop of granulated white table sugar? If you’re looking for chocolate recipes using sweet rather than unsweetened chocolate, check out the site, Chocolate Recipe Archive 130+ recipes to choose.
First grease a 9-inch glass or metal pie plate with a tablespoon of coconut oil or olive oil. Second prepare a pie crust of a layer of ground almonds. You can grind the almonds in a coffee grinder, small hand grain mill, or dry grinder such as a VitaMix dry grinder that could be a companion blade and container with your wet blender. Then sprinkle a layer of coconut flakes or finely shredded coconut on top of the nuts.
Next, all you have to do is open up a bag of frozen pitted sweet cherries. Put the cherries in a pie plate on top of your ground almond and coconut crust. On top of the cherries, slice thinly two bananas. Then grind up some walnuts with 1/2 teaspoon of powdered cinnamon and a two-finger pinch of powdered cloves. Sprinkle the walnuts and cinnamon on top of the sliced bananas.
In a saucepan melt your chocolate squares, such as unsweetened Baker’s chocolate or melt the squares of unsweetened chocolate right on top of the cherries and walnuts. You’ll find it easier to melt the chocolate in a saucepan, though, and pour the melted unsweetened baking chocolate right over the top of your fruit and nuts. You also can melt chocolate chips over the cherries and ground walnuts. Let the chocolate cool.
No need to add table sugar. The sweet, dark pitted cherries and sliced banana wheels are sweet enough to give your spiced chocolate a taste that’s not too sugary. You also can add spices to the melted chocolate before you pour it or smear it over the cherries and nuts. For example, some people add chili powder or cinnamon to the melting chocolate. And others add a tablespoon of caramelized onions to the melted chocolate. The fruit and chocolate combination is one way to celebrate National Chocolate Day on October 28, 2011.
If you’re looking for a sourdough chocolate recipe, try, Sourdough Chocolate Cake. Or dip slices of sourdough bread in fruit juice and then dip in melted unsweetened chocolate and use fruit such as frozen mango chunks to further sweeten instead of the empty calories of white table sugar, if you so choose.
Check out the various links to chocolate recipes.
Chocolate Recipe Archive 130+ recipes to choose
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