Have you heard of Fairtrade Chocolate?
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices, Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
Fairtrade chocolate has the Fairtrade symbol pictured on the chocolate above.
Heart of Chocolate Melbourne will have a market stall in the foyer of 333 Collins Street, this Wednesday and Thursday 12-6pm if you'd like to try some chocolate and find out more about Fairtrade.
All this talk of chocolate and a recipe I noticed this morning in Donna Hay's new book Simple Dinners for Cheats Chocolate Tarts has inspired this recipe for Mini Chocolate Tarts with Sea Salt...
Mini Chocolate Tarts with Sea Salt
Packet of Arnotts Chocolate Ripple Biscuits (cookies) or any plain chocolate biscuits
200g dark chocolate
1/2 cup single (pouring) cream
1. Preheat oven to 140 degrees and grease a patty cake tin (like one shown in picture above)
2. Pop a biscuit over each round and place in oven for 5 minutes.
3. Press biscuit down gently to line patty pan mould, this is your tart case.
4. Melt chocolate & cream together in a bowl over a pot of boiling water then place spoonfuls
into tart case.
5. Sprinkle a couple of flakes of sea salt on top (this enhances the flavour of the chocolate)
Have a lovely weekend.