Home-made chocolate- yum! I saw this idea on a blog about two months ago but I'm afraid to say I have no idea which one it was (I would hate for someone to read this and think I tried to pinch the credit). I know it seems to be a bit of a theme with anything I make but... this is really simple!
1.Chocolate(I like a good quality organic one but buy one that suits your own taste)
2. Topping of your choice (I like sea salt, macadamias and cranberries)
Note: sea salt works great with any topping. Other ideas that work are caramel/ fudge chunks, small chunks of white chocolate, any type of nut, crushed cinder toffee etc.
1. Fill a pan full of boiling water. On top, place a heat-proof bowl- the key is to ensure the water does not touch the bottom of the bowl, even when boiling.
2. Snap up chocolate and pop it in the bowl.
3. When the chocolate is all melted into liquid, it's done. You may need to stir it to get rid of lumps.
4. Use baking paper to line any sort of dish/ tray with sides. Pour the chocolate in and spread thinly with a spatula.
5. While chocolate is still gooey (Mmmmm) add the topping so it sets in the chocolate.
6. Pop it in the fridge to set. Once it is hard, remove and peel off the baking paper. You should be left with a slab of chocolate.
7. I prefer to snap it into chunks. I pop it in a plastic bag that I get from Hobbycraft but I'm sure you can get something similar from most baking/craft shops.
Tie a pretty bow and viola! Yummy 'homemade' chocolate. Enjoy.x