Friday 17 December, 2010 01:49
The chocolatiers and team at Melt in Ledbury Road and Selfridges are now non-stop. If you want delicious, fresh chocolates for your Christmas weekend - then now is your moment! In the office however, Chika and I are talking rabbits and Easter eggs - kinda weird! Not that we are making any, but all the packaging has to be designed now. We like to be really creative and come up with really beautiful packaging that isn't wasteful - this all takes time!
Here is a recipe for you - a Melt choconola recipe. We vary it from time to time - but this version is great. Take time out to make some gifts for your loved ones - I love homemade gifts - jam, cakes, flapjacks - anything! it just shows that you really care. Get Le Parfait Jars from Portobello Road or kitchen shop like Divertimenti.
Be inventive and use any mix of oats nuts and even spices. Ask the children to design their own museli base. Little hands can mix the dry ingredients which is fun and tactile.
200g rolled Oats
50g whole almonds with skins
50g dessicated coconut
50 g sunflower seeds
6 medjool dates torn up into smaller pieces
200g runny honey
200g dark chocolate
Mix this dry mixture in a bowl until evenly mixed. Add 200g runny honey and mix into the dry mixture. Place mixture in a stainless steel roasting tray and toast in a hot oven for 15 mins or so. Turn the mixture every five minutes to ensure even toasting.
Leave to cool and dry.
Smash up the chocolate with a rolling pin or a pestle and mortar to create small nuggets.
Add chocolate to granola and spoon into a Le Parfait jar. You will have enough choconola for a l litre Le Parfait Jar.