Garlic and Chocolate???

I love chocolate and I love garlic, I’m sure I eat enough garlic for it to count as one of my 5 a day. Garlic would definitely be one of my desert island items. Speaking of desert/desserts (dyslexic joke), I thought would  garlic and chocolate work together, you can buy chilli and chocolate and sea salt and chocolate so why not garlic?

I googled chocolate and garlic recipes, and I am definitely not the first person to think of it. Lots of recipes and opinions. None of these recipes had many reviews/comments from people who have testing them out. So as usual I decided to make up my own, I generally only used recipes as inspiration and always play around and change things. Most of the recipes I found used raw garlic and I thought this would be a bit too harsh, so opted to trying it with roasted garlic (one of the best ways to eat garlic I think).  So I made up a few small batches of chocolate ganache testing the strength of the garlic flavour. I instantly love it but knew it wouldn’t be to everyones taste. Its a love love it or hate it chocolate!  I rolled half of the ganache balls in cocoa and dipped the others in dark chocolate.

Garlic Chocolate Truffles

Garlic Chocolate Truffles

While I had the chocolate out I decide to make a some chocolate decorations as its been awhile. I baked some chocolate and courgette mini cakes, I did follow the recipe this one, but I wasn’t sure on the texture as they were a bit too firm for me I think. Next I will make these with my normal chocolate cake recipe. Really enjoyed making these and playing with chocolate again, I love it when it turns out better than you expected.

Mini Chocolate Cakes with Garlic Ganache and  Garlic Chocolate Truffles

Mini Chocolate Cakes with Garlic Ganache and Garlic Chocolate Truffles

I’ve now promised to make a video tutorial to my facebook fans showing how to decorate these chocolate cakes so keep your eyes peeled and Like me on Facebook and Subscribe to my Youtube channel to see my free tutorial first.

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Thank for reading Anna x x

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