Chocolate Ganache recipe – Dairy free

I can’t believe how good this recipe turned out. I was looking for a chocolate icing recipe that had no dairy, so after a search of the internet as well as cook books, I came up with the following the source recipes are referenced at the end of the post. It was tweaked a couple of times for sweetness, the 85% chocolate was a little bitter, ended up with a great result.

Chocolate Ganache recipe

 

The dairy  cream is replaced by coconut cream, which was my main objective with the recipe. While I was at it I also decided to minimise conventional sugar, the only sugar in the recipe is 15g (2 teaspoons) in the chocolate bar itself, so dairy free and almost sugar free, dare I say “no added sugar”. In place of sugar I used rice malt syrup to sweeten it up, this is a complex carb  fructose-free, sucrose free, sugar alternative. It has a low GI so over all a healthier natural alternative, and more importantly it works in the recipe and tastes great.

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Biscotti – Italian cookies

“Biscotti” simply means cooked twice, which, no surprises, is exactly how biscotti are cooked. These are a traditional Italian cookie that, according to wikipedia, goes back to roman times as the second baking would allow them to have a much longer shelf life. These days biscotti  just make a great cookie to dunk in your coffee.

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