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    Home made coconut oil chocolate...
    • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
    • 2/3 cup coconut oil
    • 1/3 cup 50/50mixture honey and golden syrup
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • pinch of salt
    • 1/2 cup chopped mixed nuts (I used walnuts and hazelnuts).




    Melt the coconut oil over a very low heat, stir the cocoa, salt, syrup and honey in until it's smooth and runny. Stir the nuts and vanilla in.
    Line a deep tray with greased paper, pour the mixture in.
    Float the tray on top of a bowl of cold water to cool the mixture down, then score it with a knife and throw it in the fridge for a couple of hours.

    No pictures sadly... Didn't think to take any before trying it, and.... Well.... Once we'd tried it about 3/4 of it vanished in 20 minutes.

    Needs to be eaten straight out of the fridge, gets very melty at room temperature. So good...
    Last edited by FunkY; 1 week ago.
    Why did the chicken cross the road?
    To get away from the Canadian poultry farmer with loose trousers.

  • #2
    I actually hate coconut....Love the smell, hate the taste. I will take your word for the taste, enjoy it!

    Originally posted by Aria
    On reflection though, as I am taking a bath, listening to "Rain of blessing-vajra chant" while typing on the iPad

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    • #3
      Didn't taste strongly of coconut, tasted more like vanilla chocolate fudge with nutty bits. You can actually get flavourless coconut oil though (which I hate because it smells like coconut but has no flavour lol)...
      Why did the chicken cross the road?
      To get away from the Canadian poultry farmer with loose trousers.

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      • #4
        Ttiuwp!!!
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        • #5
          Ttiuwp

          Ian beat me to it.

          Can this recipe also be written as
          • 1x cocoa powder
          • 1x coconut oil
          • 0.5x 50/50mixture honey and golden syrup
          • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
          • pinch of salt
          • 0.8x chopped mixed nuts (I used walnuts and hazelnuts).

          Last edited by I3R0K3N7FEET; 1 week ago.

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          • #6
            Another... TTIUWP.



            Originally posted by coiler
            Stomach was rumbling like a fatman landing on Sanctuary

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            • #7
              Originally posted by M4T VW View Post
              I actually hate coconut....Love the smell, hate the taste.
              ...weight keeping me down.

              GIVE PEAS A CHANCE

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              • #8
                Originally posted by I3R0K3N7FEET View Post
                Ttiuwp

                Ian beat me to it.

                Can this recipe also be written as
                • 1x cocoa powder
                • 1x coconut oil
                • 0.5x 50/50mixture honey and golden syrup
                • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
                • pinch of salt
                • 0.8x chopped mixed nuts (I used walnuts and hazelnuts).


                1 what? I've no idea what 2/3 of a cup of each of the ingredients weighs... You could probably do it as:
                • 1 cup cocoa powder
                • 1 cup coconut oil
                • 1/2 cup 50/50mixture honey and golden syrup (or just use syrup if you want a vegan version)
                • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
                • pinch of salt
                • 1 cup chopped mixed nuts.

                Kilos might be a bit much though
                Last edited by FunkY; 1 week ago.
                Why did the chicken cross the road?
                To get away from the Canadian poultry farmer with loose trousers.

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                • #9
                  I think he's just written it as ratios of each other. 1 could be 100g, 1kg or 1lb. Therefore, 0.8 would be 80g, 800g or 0.8lb. in not sure how the 1/2 teaspoon fits in though



                  Originally posted by coiler
                  Stomach was rumbling like a fatman landing on Sanctuary

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                  • #10
                    Did a second batch before work. That's cooled down and come out nice. Nuts just sprinkled on top this time. No honey, just syrup...





                    As you can see I didn't get to it in time... (the camera that is - was going to get more pictures but I've had to put the batteries on charge). I should have put something in to give a sense of scale... That's close to a 1 foot slab (I think the dish we poured it in is actually 12x10")

                    Went shopping earlier and bought a few extra bits... Going to experiment with a few different flavours.

                    I'm impressed so far, lovely stuff, and easy to make... Maybe a little too easy lol

                    Something tells me I'm going to need bigger pants over christmas...
                    Last edited by FunkY; 1 week ago.
                    Why did the chicken cross the road?
                    To get away from the Canadian poultry farmer with loose trousers.

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                    • #11
                      If you use cocoa butter, surely it would be better?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by FunkY View Post

                        1 what? I've no idea what 2/3 of a cup of each of the ingredients weighs... You could probably do it as:
                        • 1 cup cocoa powder
                        • 1 cup coconut oil
                        • 1/2 cup 50/50mixture honey and golden syrup (or just use syrup if you want a vegan version)
                        • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
                        • pinch of salt
                        • 1 cup chopped mixed nuts.


                        Kilos might be a bit much though
                        1 anything, cups is a proportional measurement, as is 1 as a proportion.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by I3R0K3N7FEET View Post
                          If you use cocoa butter, surely it would be better?
                          Honestly don't know. Cocoa butter isn't something I generally have in the house though, or see in the shops... I use coconut oil in a lot of my curries though. I just found a recipe and thought I'd give it a go as I already had the ingredients in (which never happens, usually)

                          Originally posted by I3R0K3N7FEET View Post
                          1 anything, cups is a proportional measurement, as is 1 as a proportion.
                          You're going to need bigger spoons and pinches. But apart from that it should work. Bare in mind it's volume, not weight that I've used to measure...
                          Last edited by FunkY; 5 days ago.
                          Why did the chicken cross the road?
                          To get away from the Canadian poultry farmer with loose trousers.

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                          • #14
                            It's very melty because coconut oil has got such a low melting point, it needs some fats with a higher melting point (i.e. cocoa butter). You can get it from 'health food' shops.

                            Looks nom though.
                            Originally posted by coiler
                            He'll have the local FBI round his house with all that hash!
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                            turn off that sexy nonsense
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                            turns out if you touch a stripper too much and try and get back in after being kicked out, they dont like that!

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                            • #15
                              I like it melty... It's lush. Straight out of the fridge it's good, but it's even better when it's turned a little gooey. Been throwing small lumps in porridge in the morning as well
                              Why did the chicken cross the road?
                              To get away from the Canadian poultry farmer with loose trousers.

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