Chocolate Making

In class 2 this term we have been learning about chocolate. Last week, with the help of Sarah Curtis and Alison Stubbs and their Thermomixers, we made chocolate - from scratch. We looked at and tasted cacao beans, cacao nibs, cacao butter and learned where it comes from and how it is produced. We then had the opportunity to see the Thermomixers in action. They ground the cacao nibs, melted and mixed together with the cacao butter or coconut oil and added natural sweetness using maple syrup. Everyone had the chance to design their own chocolate, adding different toppings and flavourings. And most importantly, we got to taste it. It was very different from the very sweet milky chocolate we are used to, but it was rich and delicious, and healthy too.