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Chocolate Soil

This is a fantastic way to give your desserts a WOW factor!!! It gives another element to your dessert with a crunch texture! This edible soil pairs really well with any of my Milo Recipes!!
This is inspired by Heston Blumenthals Chocolate Soil – his recipe requires a sugar mixture to be heated to 130 degrees (which a Thermomix doesn’t get up to) so this is a quick and easy way to get the same chocolate soil effect!

This tastes like dark chocolate as it has a bitterness from the cocoa which is great to accompany sweets. The sugar granules give a really realistic texture in soil, like the sand particles in the dark rich soil.

The texture varies from a sandy granulated texture to small and medium sized ‘dirt’ clumps. This has a long shelf life, you can make it beforehand and keep a stash in the fridge, ready to go! This is also a great gift, especially around Christmas and you can package it up in a nice plastic gift bag or bottle.

Note: you can melt the butter in the Thermomix however I find it quicker and easier to melt in the microwave! ?

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Weigh out butter. Melt in microwave – 30 seconds/high.
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Add sugar, cocoa and salt in bowl. 
 
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Set on 1 minute/Speed 2 and pour butter on the lid so it trickles slowly into the bowl.
 
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Serve immediately or store in airtight container in the fridge.
 
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Milo Fudge Cake served with Chocolate Soil
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Milo Mousse topped with Chocolate Soil
 
 

Chocolate Soil

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Ingredients

  • 80 grams butter
  • 220 grams sugar
  • 120 grams cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

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METHOD (Thermomix):

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Weigh out butter. Melt in microwave - 30 seconds/high.

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Add sugar, cocoa and salt in bowl. Set on 1 minute/Speed 2 and pour butter on the lid so it trickles slowly into the bowl.

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Serve immediately or store in airtight container in the fridge.

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METHOD (Non Thermomix):

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Weigh out butter. Melt in microwave - 30 seconds/high.

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Add sugar, cocoa and salt in bowl. Stir with a whisk until combined, and slowly pour and stir through the melted butter until combined.

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Serve immediately or store in airtight container in the fridge.

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