Ingredients: Cocoa butter, Raw cane sugar, Rice milk powder (17%), Blueberry (5%), Vanilla.
It’s the last Friday of the summer holidays, and it’s been a delight to have the Allergy Brothers home all summer, but, boy, did I need some chocolate today. As you can see, we were running short. I am pretty sure that couverture is just a nice way of saying cooking chocolate. I didn’t cook with it. I stuffed a big chunk of it in my face. I am not ashamed of this. I can’t shout at the boys and eat chocolate. Eating chocolate, even cooking chocolate, makes me a better parent. That’s my excuse, and I think it is pretty watertight.
I suppose to further justify my gluttony, I should review the couverture. The chocolate was very smooth and without that gritty texture you often get with non-dairy milk chocolate. I was a bit worried about the blueberries, because blueberries are one of those things I think I should like, but I don’t. I was expecting whole dried blueberries, but actually little chunks were used with great restraint. There was enough blueberry to add flavour but not enough to swamp the chocolate. It was a bit too sweet, but that was a positive bonus today. I have no idea how good it is for cooking with. Sorry.