Just a short post today! 🙂
(It was short — then I decided to try my hand at tutorial photography, video to gif editing… and welll.. I spent a few hours on it, lol! And I’m totally sure it wasn’t worth it, sorry!)
But hey, the recipe is solid. 🙂
This was one of the first posts I posted. But now I am finally reposting it!
I inter-met (lol, internet + met) a few bloggers after publishing it. Then – being such a newbie – I deleted my post.
I had no idea what I was doing.
I was trying a paleo diet. And I really wanted some chocolate. I wondered if there was a way I could get some chocolate, but totally paleo. And clean. And not spark a hypoglycemic episode. Hmmm…
This recipe satisfied all of it! (Depending on what you consider paleo).
And it can be good for several different ways of eating:
- Sugar-issue people
And it’s rather inexpensive to make (a bonus for me!)!
I actually based this recipe on frosting recipes: Where the butter/sugar amounts are equal and you go from there. But, I use it in substitute of having chocolate chips or a chocolate bar to eat. Good for both topping baked goods, and, well, just eating.
1 bowl, too!
Clean Chocolate Frosting!
- Butter (i.e. 1 tsp/5ml)
- Honey (i.e. 1 tsp/5ml
- Cocoa (i.e. 2 tsp/10ml)
- Add-ins opt.: almonds, etc…
- In small glass bowl, put a pat of butter, and squirt in an equal amount of honey.
- Stir/mash the two together.
- Add in an amount of cocoa = to the butter+honey. It gets quite thick, but it will smoothe out.
- That’s it! Enjoy! Can be stored in the fridge for whenever you want to eat it. I’m not sure how long it will keep, but I think I’ve had it at least a week and be fine.
If I’m worried about getting shaky, that day, I add a few almonds to it. (It’s really good this way!) 🙂
It’d been so long since I made it, I wanted to make sure I had the right ratios and everything, and so I decided to try it before I posted it.
I thought, while I’m at it, it’d probably be a good idea to get some pictures in-action, since I don’t have any solid measurements.
It had all the baking snafu’s that I seem to run into every time I cook. 🙂
I forgot I used all my butter to make the brownies, so I borrowed some. (Thus the VERY small batch.) Just fyi: Land o’ Lakes supports GMO’s, which I don’t hold against them, but I don’t usually use Land o’ Lakes because I do not think GMO’s are a good idea.
But, it was the only butter in the house, so I used a bit of it. Thanks roommate!
So, it made the consistency a bit off (versus using non-spreadable stick butter), but it still turned out well. And then my camera battery (it’s so old, the poor thing) was about dead, so I had to give it a couple bursts of charge between times. But I got it all on camera!
So here are the pictures of how to make ze frosting:
Then there was the time that I realized that the consistency is important to show, and a picture… well it’s dark brown, and dark brown doesn’t photograph well.
But if I tried to stir it one-handed, it was too-thick, and just made the bowl go ’round & round.
So, I put the butter container on the cocoa, and balanced the camera on the stack and clicked record.
Then, with a gasp, it came crashing down. It was just tall enough that my camera didn’t fall into the frosting, thank God!
So that’s it!
I hope you have a great Friday!! And a great weekend!