I remember when I first started reading heathy food blogs and wondering why they kept spelling cocoa wrong. I soon figured out cacao was a real ingredient, and went looking for it in the health food shop.
Since then, I’ve gotten rid of cocoa from my pantry and only use cacao for everything. I love the taste of cacao, especially when it’s used right.
Cacao is raw chocolate beans. You can buy raw cacao nibs, raw cacao butter, raw cacao paste and raw cacao powder, and all have uses in desserts. Cacao nibs are great in raw dessert balls, acting as chic chips. Cacao butter, cacao paste and cacao powder can be combined to create raw chocolate. Read the rest of this post »