HAPPY NEW YEAR, peeps!
In summary, 2013 was ... really, nothing too great. It was a year of knuckling down and saving money in a job that I'm not too crazy about it in order to fund future travel for 2014 and onwards.
I'm feeling a little lost and disgruntled. I turned 25 at the end of the 2013, and a quarter-life crisis hit me like clockwork: what the hell am I supposed to be doing with my life? Is this it? Is there something more? I don't know. But I do know I'm the only person who can find the answer to that question and make life what I want it to be. There won't be a solution fluttering right into my lap any time soon, so there's no point in waiting around for something to 'happen' to me. Because it won't.
ANYWAY, getting to the point - the point being chocolate porn, of course. Enjoy.
I know you do. Only good things can happen if you make this.
Head over to Reana Louise! I followed her recipe and method to the dot with the exception of a few things:
- I quintupled the recipe (yes, I made 5 times the volume that Reana did. What can I say? I'm greedy) - so where Reana used 50g hazelnuts, I used 250g, and where she used 1 tbsp cocoa powder, I used 5 tbsp... and so on. And it worked fine. It made one pint jar.
- I used a blender, not a food processor. This meant that rather than slowly grinding the fats out of the hazelnuts over a few minutes, I violently smushed them up in my Vitamix and had to add some extra liquids to aid with the blending process. I used 1/2 cup melted coconut oil to help it along.
Phew, that was easy. I didn't have to type out a recipe this time! Enjoy, peeps!