It is the time of year where we are ready to whip the cover of our BBQ’s, usually with the best of intentions to cook up a storm on the grill and try some new recipes out.
If you’re like me, however, the reality is somewhat different and often the convenience and ease of sticking to what you know takes over and the same dishes come out year after year.
Well, after such a crazy couple of years, we’ve been working on some new chocolate-based recipes with our friend and chocolate expert David, of Coeur de Xocolat for you to create a BBQ sensation for your friends and family. So, what are you waiting for – get the charcoal out or the gas turned on, the wine cracked open and enjoy some time together over a tasty meal cooked outdoors.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
- Serves: 2 x 110g jars
- 100mls of fine Balsamic Vinegar
- 20mls olive oil
- Sea salt to season
- 100g caster sugar
- 70g of Classic Choc Affair dark chocolate
- 10g Cocoa powder
Gently bring the balsamic vinegar, cocoa and sugar to a simmer, remove from heat once the sugar is dissolved and stir in the chocolate. Blend to perfection with a hand blender.
Dip your finger in and have a taste to ensure it is chocolatey enough!!
Serve with a strawberry and rocket salad, over Salmon, or simply with strawberries on their own – absolutely delicious.
Image by Caroline Attwood