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La Fare

Pierrerue, France

  • Foodie in Provence

Aztec Fudge



Chocolate is loved by many but do you know the origins of cacao? Cocoa or Cacao was first developed as a crop in many ancient South American cultures, with the Aztecs and Mayans being the most well-known. The modern word “chocolate” stems from two words in Nahuatl, the language spoken by many native groups: chocolatl, which translated literally means “hot water,” and cacahuatl, which referred to a bitter beverage made with cocoa that was shared during religious ceremonies. The cacao bean was so significant to the local cultures that it was used as a currency in trade, given to warriors as a post-battle reward, and served at royal feasts. [1]

It is amazing how quickly chocolate spread across the western Europe. Good that we don't have to pay a royal price for this tasty treat and we can enjoy cacao in numerous ways such as in this raw fudge.

Aztec Fudge

Ingredients:

90 ml maple syrup

100 grams cocoa butter

70 grams cashews, soaked overnight

50 grams cocoa powder

pinch of salt

pinch of chilli powder

Directions:

1. Soak the cashews for 2 hours or overnight.

2. Melt the cocoa butter in a double boiler.

3. Mix cashews, melted cocoa butter, cocoa powder and salt in a high speed blender.

4. Put the fudge into a container, spread in smooth layer.

5. Refrigerate for two hours.

6. Sprinkle with some more chilli.

#chocolate

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