Goji and Pineapple Chocolate Bark, a simple but attractive way to feature dark chocolate with an Asian flavor.
Goji and Pineapple Chocolate Bark is an easy and yet decadent sweet treat that features dark chocolate with an Asian flavor with interesting ingredients like Goji berries, otherwise known as Wolfberries.
Last month, Kian and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary and we managed to go on a short getaway without the kids. We spent the weekend at Travaasa Austin Resort, was embraced by nature and enjoyed a compelling menu of inclusive guided adventures, culinary classes, fitness and wellness workshops etc. One of the culinary classes we took was "Mastering Chocolate & the Mysteries of Cocoa" taught by Chef Marko Ellinger. One of the recipe was chocolate bark. It was so quick and easy to make but yet attractive enough for when you have guests or at parties and events. I was particularly pleased when Chef Marko suggested using Asian ingredients like Goji berries, sesame seeds and ginger.
This recipe features Goji berries, pineapples, dried cranberries and sesame seeds. But you can really add any toppings you like and make it your own!
Goji Berries and Pineapple Chocolate Bark
by Miss Crumbs A Lot, inspired by Chef Marko Ellinger at Travaasa Austin
10 oz Dark Chocolate (I used Ghirardelli Dark Melting Wafers)
Goji Berries / Wolf Berries
Dried Sweetened Cranberries
1. Line a 9 x 9 inch square baking tray with parchment paper. Coat it with some vegetable oil and set aside.
2. Place chocolate wafers in a stainless steel bowl over a double boiler (over a pot of hot water) on low heat. Stir constantly until it is smooth and melted. Do not allow water to boil.
3. Pour melted chocolate into the lined baking tray so that you have roughly 1/4 inch thickness.
4. Sprinkle goji berries, chopped pineapples, dried sweetened cranberries and sesame seeds (or any other toppings of your choice) on top of the chocolate.
5. Place in refrigerator for 15 to 20 minutes until they solidify.
6. Once its ready, break them into pieces and serve immediately. May be kept in a ziploc bag or airtight container in the refrigerator for later use.
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