Not just your average crumb, chocolate dirt gives a lovely crunch and different texture to what can be a pretty pedestrian dessert.
Use it to make pot plant cupcakes, or serve on top of chocolate ice cream with a sprig of mint and some gummy worms.
Well, let's get to it!
Step 1: Ingredients
- 100g (1/2C) castor sugar
- 70g (1/2C) dark chocolate*
- 2 tablespoons cold water
*I used chocolate chips, you can use a block of chocolate just be sure to chop it up. Feel free to try flavoured chocolate too, or add in some oil flavours.
You will also need:
- metal whisk
- baking tray
- baking paper and
- heavy bottom saucepan
Step 2: Method
Set you pan over high heat and just let it do its thing. You can swirl the pan to get it going, but do not stir!
When the sides of the sugar start to brown add your chocolate.
Whisk straight away, ensuring you get right into the sides of the pan. Keep going for a couple minutes to make sure the chocolate is fully incorporated.
Turn out onto the baking paper to cool.
Step 3: Didn't Your Mother Ever Tell You Not to Play With Your Food?
Once cool you can store your soil in an airtight container for up to a week.
Have fun serving up dirt mounds to your friends, the pranks to be had with this are endless!
Just a quick note, the dirt will soften if left near moisture. I recently served it on top of a buttercream frosted cake and it softened after the first day. Still very tasty though :)
Step 4: Wanna Get Dirty?
As always, feel free to leave and questions, comments and experiences :) \m/