Saturday, October 1, 2011

Confession #1 - Not as natural as you may think

Ok, I just wanna get this out there. I'm a bipolar granola mommy. I love sugar. I particularly love chocolate.
Natural side: I make my own chocolate syrup. How? Well, I'll tell you...

Chocolate Syrup

Half a cup of cocoa
Half cup water
Half cup of sweetener (honey, rapadura sugar or a combination)
One tablespoon of sorghum molasses
Pinch of salt.

1. Combine in a medium pot (fancy recipe people would say saucepan...I call it a pot).
2. Use a whisk to mix everything together.
3. Cook over medium heat. Stir pretty constantly or you'll burn the yummyness.
4. Once it comes to a rolling boil (gently puffing up as it boils, stir really well for about one more minute. Take if off the burner and let it cool off.
5. After it cools, pour it into a jar and keep refrigerated.

Add to whatever you like some chocolate on. Note: if you use 100% honey to sweeten, it will have a honey taste. The molasses helps through.It makes a fabulous chocolate milk!

Confessions of my NOT so natural side: so there are some serious weaknesses in my resolve...a bakery called Delicious near us - wow amazing - they make a classic yellow cake with a fudge icing...yum. Some of my other weaknesses include the milkshakes from Chick-fil-A, iced lattes from Java K's Coffee house, and giradelli semisweet chocolate chips right out of the package.

So there you have my first confession. I make my own cereal, eat veggies from a CSA, grind my own every crumb of that piece of cake.

Love, Carra

1 comment:

My Crafty Home-Life said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog...spring work on upholstery is Wednesday. I like your too (sugar, that is) I will try the chocolate sauce.