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Old 09-07-2008, 09:31 PM
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Raw yummilicious MILK chocolate

I'm taking the liberty to re-post this fabulous recipe to ensure that no one misses it.

Well done, Mishka girl!

~ Raw yummilicious MILK chocolate ~
Originally posted by Mishka here

2/3 cup cashews
2/3 cup agave (maybe just a bit less than this)
2/3 cup cacao butter (liquified)
1 Tbsp lucuma
1 Tbsp mesquite
1 tsp. vanilla
4 Tbsp. cacao powder

Liquify cacao butter in sun (it's hot enough today) or dehydrator. In vitamix blend all of the above, and pour into molds or onto wax paper in dish. Freeze, cut, and enjoy!

Mishka's Note: I made the mistake of putting the cashews and dry stuff in the blender first today...big whoops. Definitely, put all wet ingredients in first, then add the previously blended cashews. And it all goes good from there!
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:33 PM
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As I'm expecting Heathy's arrival tomorrow (woo hooooooooo!!!), I wanted to prepare a special treat for the one I've nicknamed 'The Ultimate Raw Dessert Queen'. Plus, it was the perfect excuse to try the new chocolate candy molds I bought during my recent visit to the city. I got to work and made a batch of Orange Goji Berry White Chocolate and a variation of Mishka's Raw Yummilicious Milk Chocolate recipe sans the cacao powder. It occurred to me that there might not be quite enough chocolates so I decided to whip up some more of the Milk Chocolate, only I had a chocotastrophy of my own (to borrow shannonmarie's term.)

When measuring the melted cacao butter, I realized it didn't yield the necessary amount. (It's always a hit-and-miss kinda thing.) "Ah well... No big deal," I thought, so I went ahead and blended the ingredients anyways. The consistency was a little too thick and grainy. I found myself in a bit of a bind; I knew that by the time I heat up more cacao butter in the dehydrator, the mixture would almost certainly have seized up in the carafe (nasty business!) Hmmm, what to do...

Since I had some melted coconut oil all ready for a different recipe, after a moment's hesitation, I decided to go for it. I mean, it was right there, sitting on the counter... It seemed so much simpler, right? Wrong! One definition of insanity is doing the same thing while expecting different results, so go ahead... you can call me the 'Cacao Coo coo'! See, I've tried mixing coconut and cacao butter before while making chocolate candy a few months back, and let's just say it wasn't a successful experiment. While the flavor was lovely, the mixture had more of a fudge consistency than hard chocolate. This time around, I managed to make matters worse by pouring the dodgy-looking mixture (to top it off, the oils had separated as well! Yuck!) into my little candy molds. Not a good idea!!! I ended up having to painfully extract the soft fudge with a knife, remelt it and form it into a flat slab.

Ah well... Always something new (or not so new? lol) to learn, eh?

BUT, boy oh boy, does this chocolate ever taste divine!!!

Moral of the story, DO NOT EVER attempt to mix cacao and coconut butter together in a chocolate candy recipe, regardless of how good an idea it may seem at the time. lol

And above all, DO try Mishka's Milk Chocolate; it truly is out of this world!

Carmella's Notes:
~ I would recommend grinding the cashews first for easier processing.

~ I cut down on the sweetener a bit... used more like 1/4 cup agave as I prefer it not too sweet.


I think Her Highness should be pleased...
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:25 AM
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What is the purpose of lucuma and mesquite? Is it just for flavor or consistency?
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:31 PM
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Carmella,

I'm so honored you liked it and mentioned it!!! YAY! I was hoping you'd try it.

It really is nice to have the alternative to something that tastes close to milk chocolate, since all the other raw chocolates taste like dark chocolate. That was my main motive anyway.

And the lucuma and mesquite is what gives the chocolate a malty/milky flavor. If you leave it out it'll just taste like the standard raw dark chocolate.

MMmmmm....raw milk chocolate...bliss.

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Old 09-08-2008, 08:35 PM
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Mishka!!!

So glad you popped by here in time to see how your chockie recipe is creating waves!

I served it to Heathy, Pontifex and Mosaica tonite and they all looooooved it!

Thanks for sharing such a rawesome recipe!

Hugs,
Carmi
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:47 PM
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Wahoo!!! So glad everyone is enjoying it!

So good of you to "share" with them...hee hee What a good friend you are!

Hugs right back up to ya,
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Old 09-09-2008, 08:07 AM
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It's so nice that we have a delicious recipe to add to our ''chocky''' natural Prozac collection! and it's so even nicer that we 'got' a new name for Carmi cRAWker !


"""""""""""""" you can call me the 'Cacao Coo Coo'! WOW!


Cacao Coo Coo Carmi cRAWker ! purfect ! hehehe!
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Cacao Coo Coo Carmi cRAWker ! purfect ! hehehe!
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