I was lucky enough to go to Austria when I was a senior in high school, where I actually met some of my greatest friends (including my current boyfriend) today. We stayed at this amazing hotel with a continental breakfast like you wouldn’t believe-They know how to eat over in Europe. We needed it before our day on the slopes, and from that moment on I was hooked!
So when I saw America’s Test Kitchen Blog, The Feed, feature it from their new DIY cookbook, I knew I had to try it. The hazelnut flavor is truly wonderful compared to the original, and I love the gritty texture that comes about by using the food processor.
I actually found this jarred cocoa mix at a farmer’s market in the south end of Boston this summer. I don’t make sweets too often, so when I noticed I hadn’t really put it to work since I bought it several months ago, I knew I had to think of something to put it in! It’s really cool because it is sweetened slightly with raw honey! The farmer wouldn’t let me in on her super secret, but you should check out what they’re all about!
This recipe is wonderful because it has little ingredients outside of the chocolate and hazelnuts- and why would you need much else? Also making it yourself cuts out all the preservatives and additives that you really shouldn’t be putting in your body! This recipe stays good for up to a month, but trust me it will be a challenge to keep it around that long!
Give it a try and let me know how it turns out for you or what you like to spread it on. Me, I like freshly toasted baguette or with strawberries!!