Chocolate, meet molasses
I have a cupboard full of dark chocolate for snacking and baking. My kids call it “Mommy Chocolate” and often ask if they can have a piece as a treat. They’ll swipe other things from the cupboard without asking (where have all the marshmallows gone?) but it’s as though my chocolate stash is sacred.
I’m not much for candy but dark chocolate is a standard grocery item in our house. I love that there are things about dark chocolate that are healthy-ish and I can’t resist the intense flavour.
How I discovered the molasses-chocolate connection.
It all started in 2012 with a batch of brownies. I wanted to make them fudgier in texture so added a few tablespoons of molasses. The molasses made them extra fudgy in texture and flavour.
Molasses is a terrific flavour complement to chocolate and has a way of making chocolate taste more intensely of chocolate.
Of course there are all sorts of recipes out there that combine molasses and chocolate so it’s not like it was my invention. I was happy to stumble upon this perfect pairing though.
In this easy-to-download eBook we have a collection of 14 recipes that pair molasses with chocolate for delicious results. From cakes and cookies to muffins and sauce you’ll see how with molasses, chocolate has met its match.
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