Monday, December 23, 2013

Bake Fair for the Holidays

It’s the holidays, and you want to bake with chocolate! But you’re also boycotting it. What can you do? First, we have found some good information on fair trade chocolate recipes. We have found the recipes on a website called Fair Trade USA, a non-profit organization, is the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in the USA. They also protect the environment. They make sure that workers stay safe. They give fair wages and they certify for real. Their website contains fair-trade recipes. Some of the recipes are these: Drinkable chocolate, hot fudge sauce, fair-trade streusel coffee cake and double chocolate fudge cookies. They also can help finding places to buy your fair trade chocolate. Lastly, if you support child slavery, then you sir/ma’am have no feelings. If you do buy fair-trade chocolate, then you have feelings. Overall, child slavery still exists in the world out there and we need to do something about it as citizens of the U.S.A. Let’s start with baking fair!

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Recipe for Drinkable Chocolate (courtesy of
·         1 ounce of high quality dark or semisweet chocolate, chopped
·         1 cup of milk of choice (I used ½ cup each of water and full fat canned coconut milk), other options: almond milk, homemade coconut milk, or whole milk
·         Toppings: Shaved chocolate and whipped cream
1.       Heat milk until almost simmering.
2.       Take off of the heat and added chopped chocolate. Let sit for three minutes
3.       Put back on the warm burner, and whisk until very smooth and the chocolate is all melted (if it’s not hot enough to your taste, go ahead and turn the burner on low and reheat until it has reached desired temperature).

4.       Top with coconut whipped cream and finely grated chocolate, if desired and enjoy

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