This Valentine’s Day, Green & Black’s Organic, the world leader in premium, organic and Fair Trade chocolate, encourages you to add bit of indulgence to your celebration. Here are two deliciously decadent dessert recipes – simple, sweet, romantic and perfectly portioned for two.
7 oz Green & Black’s Organic Dark 70% Chocolate, finely chopped
⅓ cup boiling water
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup 35% whipping cream
Melt the chocolate in a microwave or in a heatproof bowl over a pot of barely simmering water, making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Remove from heat. Add the hot water (you can use the water from pot) to the chocolate and vanilla extract. The water must be added slowly and gradually to keep the chocolate from splitting. Add the whipping cream and stir to combine — the texture should be like that of light custard. Pour into espresso cups and leave to set in a cool part of the kitchen for at least 45 minutes before serving.
Tips: Try varying the chocolate flavour by using one bar of Green & Black’s Organic Dark 70% Chocolate and one bar of Green & Black’s Organic Milk Chocolate or Maya Gold Chocolate instead. For an extra decadent touch, top each cup with a dollop of freshly whipped cream and chocolate shavings. (Recipe courtesy of Green & Black’s Organic, Valentine’s Day 2014)
8 tbsp (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 12 pieces, plus extra for greasing
5 ½ oz Green & Black’s Organic Dark 70% Chocolate, finely chopped
¼ cup granulated sugar
4 tbsp all-purpose flour
3 large eggs
½ tbsp high quality bourbon
¼ cup dark brown sugar
whipped cream, to serve
Position a rack in the top third of the oven and preheat the oven to 350°F. Thoroughly butter an 8” round, 2” deep pan. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, allowing it to sizzle and get very hot. Remove from heat, add the chocolate, and whisk until smooth. Set aside to cool. In a separate bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, flour and salt. Whisk in the eggs and the bourbon, continuing to whisk until combined. Stir the brown sugar into the cooled chocolate mixture to combine. Slowly stir the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake 25 minutes. Place the pan on a wire rack and let cool completely. Unmold the cake onto a serving plate and serve with whipped cream. (Recipe created by Nick Malgieri, Recipe courtesy of Green & Black’s Organic, Valentine’s Day 2014)
Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate are $3.99 (MSRP) in 100g bars. You can find them
at select major retailers across Canada as well as in specialty food, natural
health, and organic food stores.