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In Which the Chocolate is Salted…

A SALTED chocolate cake?!?

One of the most interesting recipes in the 20th anniversary issue of BBC Good Food magazine was a salted caramel chocolate cake made by home-baker Hannah Obee.  This cake was unusual in the sense that it wasn’t the caramel that was salted, but the cake itself!  Obee stated that the dessert was actually inspired by some salted chocolate truffles she’d been given as a present.

Quite an unusual thing, right?

Ooh, what's in the packet?

Not really.  For some odd reason, the addition of salt to dark chocolate makes the flavor of the chocolate really pop out into your mouth.

Case in point: Heavenly ChocolatesHimalaya dark chocolate square.

Dark chocolate with salt crystals

Pink Himalayan rock salt crystals are mixed into rich dark chocolate to create a most unusual experience.  The effect is quite stunning: rich chocolate melts smoothly in one’s mouth, releasing an explosion of sweet, rich, bitter, almost nutty flavors.  Then there’s the crunchy little flecks of salt: they add a bit of crunch to the smooth confection and an almost savory taste that is quite appealing.

If you’re suffering from palate fatigue with your other chocolate treats, this is definitely a treat to perk up your tastebuds.



Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended in June 2016 These days, she works full time at Philippine Tatler as a features writer under the nom de guerre Marga Manlapig. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel. Follow her on Instagram at @midgekmanlapig.

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