To rejoice Bonfire Night time – considered one of our favorite nights of the yr, the fabulous HEMSLEY + HEMSLEY have created an incredible, super-healthy sizzling chocolate particularly for us – get pleasure from!
HEMSLEY + HEMSLEY is Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley. They’re a London based mostly household enterprise for individuals who need to reside more healthy and extra energised lives, making entire, natural, nutrient crammed, scrumptious home made meals, freed from grain, gluten, excessive starch and refined sugar.
Their first cookbook ‘The Artwork of Consuming Nicely’ will probably be printed Summer time 2014.
A bonfire night time sizzling chocolate, pepped up with loads of spices. All of us like a little bit of spice in life to stimulate the senses however we hardly ever cease to consider simply how useful they’re on a nutrient degree. Herbs and spices have totally different qualities however generally they increase metabolism, promote satiety and have anti-inflammatory properties – enhancing not solely our pores and skin however our all spherical well being.
They include nutritional vitamins and minerals and being dried, are a concentrated supply of antioxidants – defending our cells from the results of free radicals produced by environmental exposures, together with bonfire smoke and chargrilled meals!
We like to incorporate herbs and spices in each meal, selecting natural or naturally grown wherever doable to keep away from chemical pesticides and fertilisers. You’ll all the time discover a packet of Combined spice in our cabinets -a sensible mix of our favorite pudding spices; cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves with cassia, caraway and fennel for an additional depth of flavour.
All of those assist to ‘sweeten’ our sizzling chocolate with out having to depend on an extra of added sugars. We wish to crank up the warmth with white pepper and provides the new choc an additional well being kick with maca – a superfood that reinforces your immune system, temper and vitality ranges, while including a butterscotch flavour to the combo.
Coconut milk makes it creamy and a contact of pure maple syrup counters the pure bitterness of the cocoa. This easy chocolate lingers and tingles in your taste-buds – so wealthy, scrumptious AND nutritious, a small mug is all you want.
Pepper and Spice Scorching Chocolate
makes 2 -3 parts
1 can of full fats coconut milk (we like Amaizin)
1.5 tsp Maca (we love Naturya)
1.5 tsp Combined spice (Hambledon/Loopy Jack/Waitrose all do natural)
½ tsp white pepper
1.5 tsp Vanilla extract (Nielsen Massey is nice)
3 tbs of cacao powder (we like Choc Chick)
2.5 tbs pure maple syrup
pinch of sea salt approx 1/eighth tsp