This blog is a way of sharing the information and resources that have helped me to recover my son Roo from an Autism Spectrum Disorder. What I have learned is to view our symptoms as the results of underlying biological cause, which can be identified and healed. I say "our symptoms" because I also have a neuro-immune disorder called Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

And, of course, I am not a doctor (although I have been known to impersonate one while doing imaginative play with my son)- this is just our story and information that has been helpful or interesting to us. I hope it is helpful and interesting to you!


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Simple Chocolate Desserts

White Chocolate

4 oz cocoa butter (cocoa NOT coconut)
1/2 c powdered sugar (corn-free is needed, can make your own)
2 T coconut milk powder (or other powdered milk or milk substitute, camel's milk?)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean, scraped)
pinch of salt

Melt the coca butter in a double boiler, stir in other ingredients, pour into molds or onto a parchment paper lined tray depending on what you plan to do with the chocolate.  This recipe produces a relatively soft chocolate.  Increase the powdered milk or add some coconut flour if a harder chocolate is needed.

Hot Fudge Sauce

1 1/4 c sugar
2/3 c milk (whatever works)
1/3 c cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
3 oz couveture chocolate

Combine sugar and milk in saucepan and place on low heat and stir.  Once the sugar is dissolved, after about 5 minutes, turn heat to low and add cocoa.  Whisk until smooth.  Remove from heat, stir in the couveture chocolate, let sit 3 minutes, then it should be ready.

Chocolate Pot de Creme

4 oz bittersweet chocolate chopped finely
1 c heavy cream or thick coconut cream
1 T sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Tiny pinch of salt
1/2 tsp instant coffee (optional )

Heat cream to nearly boiling and stir in the sugar, vanilla, and tiny pinch of salt.  Pour this mixture  over the chocolate and let sit for a minute or two.  Whisk to blend until smooth and shiny, then pour into small bowls, ramekins, or Demi tasse and refrigerate until set.