A block of 100% pure cocoa created by Willie for use with cooking and desserts.
Made exclusively from Carenero Superior cocoa from Venezuela. A cocoa producing a full bodied, chocolaty flavour profile with notes of nuts and spice.
Willies Recipe suggestions
For use in all types of cooking and desserts, adding depth and flavour to gravies and casseroles including of course chilli con carne. Grated over ice cream and used as an ingredient in cake making. The possibilities are endless.
- The cocoa beans
- The cocoa beans are sourced from Barlovento which means ‘windward’ and refers to a coastal stretch of Venezuela east of Caracas where the humid winds blow continuously onto the land. Carenero refers to the port it was once shipped from and Superior to the quality of the beans.
- Caranero Superior
I love to bake with pure cacao for the depth of flavour that it gives. This cacao has a perfect balance of cocoa butter and cocoa solids - many others can be a bit stingy on the cocoa butter!
The smooth nuttiness of Careñero beans make this a perfect choice for brownies and chocolate cakes - especially those with some ground almonds added. The dark caramel notes of the beans are delicious paired with muscovado sugar.
Try adding some chunks of this with a pinch of ground cardamom, to a plain cookie mix, for instantly grown-up after dinner biscuits with a bitter kick.