Cozy up from the cold this holiday season with the sumptuous taste of Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate. A world leader in Organic and Fair Trade chocolate, Green & Black’s has transformed your favourite holiday comfort food into indulgent, sophisticated fare. Whether you’re preparing a meal for two or hosting dinner for family and friends, here are a couple of holiday favourites, courtesy of Green & Black’s, designed to warm you from the inside and delight your taste buds.
Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate and Pecan Pie
-255g (9 oz) Ready-made sweet short crust pastry
-85g (3 oz) Green & Black’s Organic Dark 70% Chocolate (finely chopped)
-5 tbsp. Unsalted butter
-2 Large free-range eggs
-1/3 cup Superfine sugar
-½ cup Corn syrup
-1 tsp. Vanilla extract
-100g (3 ½ oz) Pecans (finely chopped)
-100g (3 ½ oz) Pecan halves (to decorate)
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place a baking sheet in the oven to heat up.Lightly dust the work surface with flour and roll out the shortcrust pastry to the thickness of a quarter. Use it to line an eight inch loose-bottomed quiche pan with 1 ¼ inch straight-edged sides but do not trim off the excess. Chill until needed. Melt the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Cool slightly.
Place the eggs, sugar, corn syrup, vanilla extract, and cooled chocolate mixture in a large bowl and beat together until smooth. Fold in the chopped pecans, then pour into the pastry. Trim the pastry to ½ an inch above the filling. Decorate the surface with the pecan halves. Transfer the pie to the hot baking sheet in the oven and bake for 40 to 45 minutes until just set. Serve with vanilla iced-cream. Makes 8 servings.
Green & Black’s Organic Egg Nog
-50ml (2oz) Woodford Reserve
-35ml (1 ¼oz) Milk
-25ml (1oz) Double cream
-15ml (½ oz) Sugar syrup
-1 Small chilli slice
-1 Small ginger slice
-Green & Black’s Organic White Chocolate Foam
Heat and double strain into glass. Pour into a cobbler glass and garnish with white chocolate foam and Green & Black’s Dark 70% Chocolate sprinkles.
Green & Black’s White Chocolate Foam
-500 ml (1 pint) Water
-250 ml (1/2 pint) Caster sugar
-500 ml (1 pint) Double cream
-12 Pieces Green & Black’s White Chocolate
Simmer and stir to add thickness. Bottle then charge with CO2 in cream siphon when cold.
Available at select major retailers across Canada as well as in specialty food, natural health and organic food stores for $3.99 a bar. For more info visit www.greenandblacks.co.uk and www.facebook.com/GreenandBlacksCanada