We had a fantastic response to this month’s We Should Cocoa challenge which I was guest-hosting for Choclette over at Tin & Thyme.
We Should Cocoa is a monthly recipe challenge for bloggers, asking them to create something delicious from chocolate and an ingredient of the host’s choice. As autumn was setting in I decided to choose blackberries as the theme, and what a lovely selection of gooey, chocolatey, berry-licious creations we received.
Here’s a quick roundup:
1.Double Blackberry Chocolate Galette from Tin & Thyme
A beautiful ‘rustic tart’ made from spelt pastry, with blackberry & chocolate jam, (I must try making some, sounds incredible!), and topped with yet more fresh blackberries. I can imagine serving this with a dollop of ice cream, or maybe, (since the recipe is from Cornwall), clotted cream!
2. White Chocolate & Blackberry Pavlova from Belleau Kitchen
Dominic’s stunning pavlova would make a fabulous dinner-party dessert. He admits “it’s quite amazing what a gallon of whipped cream will hide, isn’t it… “! That’s my kinda pudding.
3. Chocolate Cheesecake with Blackberry Cream from Bangers and Mash
Wowzers – chocolatey cream cheese, a ginger snap base, and cream whipped with blackberries. This isn’t, perhaps, one for the dieters but I bet it tastes incredible!
4. Chocolate Blackberry Chia Seed Jam from BakeNQuilt
Imagine spreading chocolate and blackberries on your toast in the morning, what a fabulous way to start the day! The jam is thickened with chia seeds, so is far lower in sugar than a traditional jam. Great idea, and even more incentive to eat chocolate for breakfast!
5. Blackberry, Lemon & White Chocolate Scones from BakingQueen74
Pictured in Lucy’s garden with a cup of tea – what better way to enjoy these lovely teatime treats straight from the oven?
6. Blackberry, Lavender & White Chocolate Panna Cotta with Blackberry Poached Pears and Blackberry-Cassis Sauce from Gluten Free Alchemist
What a treat – this looks like a high-end restaurant dessert. Panna Cotta isn’t vegetarian as it contains gelatine (usually pork), but don’t panic – if you’re keen to make this, I find Vege-Gel a great substitute. Lovely addition of lavender too – and such pretty photos!
7. Brownie Based Blackberry Cheesecake from Good Egg Foodie
Well, as if the chocolate cheesecake above wasn’t cardiac-arrest-inducing enough, here’s a brownie-based cheesecake from Claire at Good Egg Foodie. Need I say more?!
8. Chocolate Blackberry Cupcakes from The More Than Occasional Baker
These look so pretty, and as well as fresh blackberries in both the cakes and the icing, they have a secret dollop of bramble jelly inside. Genius!
9. Blackberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake Cups from me!
These really were so quick and easy to make, and one of my all-time-favourite dessert recipes from the blog.
So thanks, Choclette, for inviting me to guest-host We Should Cocoa – it has been fun watching these wonderful creations pop onto the blog throughout the month, and I can’t wait to try out the recipes before the blackberries run out!
For more inspiration, hop over to my board Sweet Things – Puddings & Desserts: Vegetarian and Vegan on Pinterest: