Don't just learn how to make raw chocolate, learn how to make the very best chocolates in your own home.
We will teach you how to make delicious chocolate from scratch easily and simply using raw cacao - no equipment needed!
We will also be learning how to make one of Heavenly Cacao's very own chocolate bars... The Coconut One which is currently stocked in local health and gourmet food stores.
There is an art to working with chocolate and Nicole from Heavenly Cacao has spent years perfecting it. However she wants your chocoolate journey to be smoother and faster than hers with less mistakes and wasted batches of chocolate so.... In this class she is going to give you all her tried and tested tips and tricks so you can make beautiful chocolates first time every time.
The information you will learn in this 90min introductory class will equip you with professional tips and industry secrets that would otherwise take hours of research or hundreds of $$$ to learn.
Topics covered but not limited to are:
History of Chocolate - includes a 200 year old traditional Mayan hot chocolate tasting and you get the recipe too!
Cacao vs Cocoa - learn the difference and the benefits of each
Cocoa growing in FNQ - we are the cocoa capital of Australia and you will learn why
Visit real, wild growing cacao trees - tour the cacao trees in the Cairns Botanic Gardens and learn the basic enviromental requirements for growing them yourself
Chocolate for health - chocolate always was and still is an amazing health food. Janelle from Seeds of Helaht will teach you how to use it to benefit your own health
Principles of bean to bar chocolate making at home - see the equipment required and learn the theory behind bean to bar chocolate making
LIVE DEMONSTRATION - How to make chocolate at home and
How to make The Coconut One - includes Nicole's very own recipe for the bar currently being sold in local retail outlets
Enrobing techiniques: you will learn the very same technique used by chocolatiers around the globe for coating their filled chocolates
What you receive:
Unlimited cups of cacao husk tea - from the Daintree
Mayan hot chocolate tasting including recipe
Chocolate tastings including Heavenly Cacao's The Coconut One chocolate bar
(we only use all organic raw cacao and ingredients)
A take-home information booklet and
Heavenly Cacao's Ebook Conscious Confectionery valued at $12.95 (available as a pdf download)
Plus book via the website (heavenlycacao.com.au) and get access to Nicole's free and members only recipes which provide a solid base for recreating some of the best loved chocolate flavours on the market!
* Dairy-free, gluten free and vegan participants are catered for.
WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR?
Chocolate lovers who want to start experimenting with their own chocolate creations
People who have tried to make chocolate at home before but weren't happy with the results despite all the youtube tutorials watched and 'expert' tips found
Home growers wanting a basic understanding of how to take the fruit from their trees and turn it into chocolate
Venue: Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre
Date: Sunday, 15 October 2017
What to bring: An appetite for chocolate and a pen to take notes:-)
* Please select "No shipping" at the checkout. Names will be on the door.
This demonstration style workshop is presented by Nicole Gibson, chocolate maker and owner of Heavenly Cacao and Naturopath Janelle Twine, owner of Seeds Of Health.