Lesson 1: Module 5 Summary

Private: Lecture Summary 5

Module 5 – The Art and Science of  the World’s Healthiest Raw Chocolate & Healthy Light Refined Vegetable Desserts. Healthy Sugar Alternatives, Nut Free Cakes & Medicinal Cookies.

(Sweeteners: Dates, Monkfruit and/or Liquorice Root)


Module 5 Recipes:

Recipe 1: Panacotta passion fruit / Blackberry (chia / buckwheat) with coconut / banana nice cream

Recipe 2: Carrot cake with aquafaba frosting

Recipe 3: Cheesecake – fruits of forest, using buckwheat. / Cheesecake matcha and olive, using parsnips. / Cheesecake spirulina, using buckwheat

Recipe 4: Choc/avocado soufflé. (Almond, coconut, date outer layer with choc + avocado soft center)

Recipe 5: Pear/apple crumble with hibiscus and rose cream

Recipe 6: Chocolate bars and soft centre truffles

Recipe 7: Aquafaba dessert – chocolate mousse

Recipe 8: Chocolate and liquorice brownies (similar to cookies)

Recipe 9: Fudge squares


Cacao making process – Bean to Bar:

1.Beans or nibs- organic unroasted fermented criolla

2.Cracking- create greater surface area with food processor

3.Winnowing- using a hair blow dryer, gentle remove shells from the nibs

4.Melanging- using stone grinder to break down the nib into liquid chocolate

5.Tempering- Heat chocolate to 45 degrees then cool to 28 degrees then bring back to 31 degrees, this encourages the beta crystals which give chocolate a shiny appearance and snappy texture

6.Molding/setting- add other flavours if desired, such as salt, vanilla, spirulina, then pour into molds and set



Cacao chemical analysis: (poison or medicine) – (Sweet magic of forgetfulness)

There are 300 Known chemicals compounds in chocolate.

Theobromine: (C7H8N402)

Bitter alkaloid, similar to caffeine. Mild stimulant in the body.
Has positive and negative effects (improved cognition / increased heart rate) Also acts as a relaxant, unlike caffeine.

Anadamide: (C22H37N02) – (AEA)

Is a fatty acid neurotransmitter, which binds to the THC receptors.
Ananda is a sanskrit word meaning “Bliss”. Produced naturally in the body as an endocannabinoid and found in cacao.
Produces a state of heightened happiness, plays important role in pain, appetite, fertility and also stops cancer cell proliseration and increases neurogenesis (new cells)
– works as anti anxiety and anti depressant.

Phenethylamine: (C8H,,N) – (PEA)

This is a love chemical which stimulates the feeling of being in love. Raises levels of endorphins which gives pleasure feelings. it is Present as a result of the microbial fermentation pea has stimulant effects which lead to the release of dopamine and serotonin, shown to be more effective in treating mental disorders rather than amphetamine. Aids weight loss, increases mood, well being & happiness.  Treats ADHD/schizophrenia. Also naturally produced in body and high concentrates found in brain when first in love during “honey moon period”

Methylxanthines: (C5H4N402) – (Caffeine / Theobromine)

Stimulates heart rate. Force of contraction and cardiac arrythmias at high concentrations. Psycho stimulating. More afficient thinking. Antioxidants – B2, B3 and C1 procyanidins


Three bean variety – Criollo, Forastero and Trinitario

Cacao first discovered by mayans of South America 900 AD After Christ

Cacao tree – madre cacao

Theobroma – Food of the gods

kakau – Cacao

Chemical Make up (Theobromine, Anadamide, Phenethylamine, Methylxanthines)


Other Recipes:

Choc Truffles

Choc Bar

Donut holes (Apple, coconut)

Banana Pie with caramel


Refined light carrot cake miniture

Refined light apple crumble miniture

Refined lavender and choc cheesecake miniture

Chocolates, truffles, bars

Coconut Cream

Ice cream

Cupcakes with frosting