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Homemade Dairy Free White Chocolate with Freeze Dried Strawberries


  • Author: Wholesome Patisserie
  • Prep Time: 20min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 regular size blocks 1x

Description

Have you ever made your own white chocolate before? If not, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with how simple it is to make. The white chocolate itself, without any added flavours, only requires 3 ingredients, how amazing is that?! This recipe contains zero dairy as well, making it perfect for those of you with dairy intolerances. 


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Ingredients

  • 2 x silicone chocolate block moulds, I got mine off eBay
  • 1/3 cup freeze dried strawberries or raspberries, crushed, you may also leave this out and keep it plain 
  • 1 cup (150g) cacao butter buttons/wafers, you may also used the grated cacao butter 
  • 1/2 cup (70g) organic icing sugar/confectioners sugar, sifted 
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean extract 

Instructions

  1. Place your silicone chocolate moulds in the freezer on a flat surface so they’re stable. 
  2. Crush up freeze dried berries in a mortar and pestle or in a bowl using the handle of a wooden spoon. Leaving some larger chunks. 
  3. Sprinkle and even layer of the crushed berries in the chocolate moulds. Keep them in the freezer or refrigerator if that’s easier, the chocolate will just take longer to set.  
  4. Prepare a double boiler with a heat proof mixing bowl over simmering water. 
  5. Add cacao butter and gently melt over a low-medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  6. Once completely melted, turn off heat and sift over icing sugar. Whisk until well combined and smooth, with no lumps of icing sugar remaining.
  7. Whisk through vanilla.
  8. Pour mixture into a heat proof measuring/pouring jug.  
  9. Carefully and slowly pour chocolate into moulds, filling them right up to the inner brim, ensuring it doesn’t spill over. You may still have mixture left over, which you can make more blocks with.
  10. Close freezer and allow to completely harden and set. If you’re setting your chocolate in the refrigerator, they will just take longer to set. 
  11. Once completely hardened and set, remove from freezer/fridge and gently peel away the silicone mould from the chocolate. Place blocks in an airtight container and place in refrigerator. 
  12. Enjoy!
  13. Store in an airtight container, refrigerated, for 1 week. Best served and enjoyed straight from the fridge as it will begin to melt in warmer temperatures.