Date(s) - 1 Dec 2019
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This Raw Chocolate making workshop, for the whole family, is part of a series of creative short workshops with Peggy Beer.
This workshop enables you to make the things you love in a natural way, with the knowledge of knowing exactly what ingredients are in the foods.
Homemade Raw Chocolate is also a great Christmas present!
The history of chocolate began in Mesoamerica. The Aztecs believed that cacao seeds were the gift of the god of wisdom and the seeds were once used as a form of currency. The Mayan culture used cacao in ceremonies and religious rituals.
Peggy will start with a short introduction covering the backgrounds of raw chocolate, whilst you enjoy tasting an authentic Spicy Aztec Hot Chocolate drink. Then we will get straight into the chocolate making and you will learn how to make your own chocolates with only a few, easy to source, healthy ingredients. Experiment by adding fruit, nuts and other flavours and turning the chocolates into different shapes.
Please bring your own cutting boards and storage containers to take your chocolate home in. Peggy will provide all the ingredients, which are wherever possible organic. If you have specific ingredients you would like in your chocolate please bring them.
The recipes will be provided as hand-outs from the tutor, to take home.
For food allergies please contact Peggy beforehand and she will try and accommodate your requests.
Raw Cacao is an Amazonian Superfood that has over 40 times the antioxidants of blueberries, which absorb free radicals that can otherwise lead to cell and tissue damage and can cause cancer.
Raw Cacao is the highest Plant-Based Source of Iron known and is also full of Magnesium which is important for a healthy heart and brain. It has more Calcium than cow’s milk and is a natural mood elevator and anti-depressant.
Tutor: Peggy Beer
Peggy, originally from Germany, now runs Eldertree, a local business specialising in fermented foods.
Workshop Fee: £25 (+ £5, payable on arrival to the tutor in cash to cover the materials).
Special offer: Attend this workshop plus Incense Cone Making in the morning for £45.
Places are limited to eight participants and must be booked in advance.
Please book by Friday 22nd as specialist materials will need to be ordered in advance.