Tag: #cacao

Bee pollen again, this time on a decadent chocolate tart

I first heard of Willie Harcourt Cooze on a Channel 4 documentary a few years ago. Willie gave up all all he had to pursue his dream and he went to South America with the hope of creating the purest cacao in the world. As soon as the documentary finished, the unusually shaped cylinders of pure cacao hit the shelves and they were completely … Read More Bee pollen again, this time on a decadent chocolate tart

Truffles, truffles and more truffles…

Today unexpectedly ended up being a bumper truffle-making day, over 1000 of them … a variety of flavors and colors, and looking at them on silver platters, a feast and it feels like Christmas is really coming now…. decadent, to-die-for truffles and just cannot wait. The smell of chocolate is making me nearly delirious. I dream of Prestat in London and how I am … Read More Truffles, truffles and more truffles…

Home made goodies for Christmas… Ari and mum make mincemeat..

As we approach the end of November, we start to see the first signs of the island’s mild winter. Ari took the beautiful photo this morning, considered a bit chilly here but in other European countries this would be a warm day. How spoilt we are ! And bringing out the light woolies reminds us that Christmas is coming and that this is really … Read More Home made goodies for Christmas… Ari and mum make mincemeat..

Grown up trick or treating …Coconut Candy with Pistachios and Venezuelan Rio Caribe Chocolate

This is grown up trick or treating candy, a rich, sweet coconut base topped with 72% Rio Caribe Venezuelan Single Estate Chocolate by artisan cacao farmer Willie Harcourt-Cooze. The flavor of this chocolate is wonderful and the bitter complex tones compliment the sweetness of the coconut layer. I toast and toss the pistachios in a pan and the combination is such a treat ! … Read More Grown up trick or treating …Coconut Candy with Pistachios and Venezuelan Rio Caribe Chocolate

Totally luscious Cuban Baracoa Chocolate Tart with Bee Pollen…

My chocolate hero is definitely Willie Harcourt Cooze http://www.williescacao.com, he who appeared in a Channel 4 documentary a few years ago, he who gave up everything to pursue his dream and produce the purest cacao in the world. As soon as his unusual cylinders hit the Waitrose http://www.waitrose.com shelves just after the documentary, they disappeared within hours, all completely gone. We had to wait … Read More Totally luscious Cuban Baracoa Chocolate Tart with Bee Pollen…