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Mason & Co Cacao Butter – origin & recipes!

Updated: Nov 14, 2023

Extracted directly from the cacao bean, our cacao butter is organic, unrefined and non-deodorised, retaining its natural ‘chocolatey’ aroma.

At Mason & Co, we use cacao butter to soften our chocolate; it is what makes our chocolate so creamy and luscious! At our Pod-To-Plate cacao dinners, our friends at the Danda Food Project used cacao butter as a healthy and vegan fat on a smorgasbord of delicious roasted vegetables.  The butter can also be combined with cacao powder to make chocolate at home. We released this product online and at our cafe Bread & Chocolate a few months ago. Since then we have received many messages from friends and customers saying they love frying fish, baking cakes and even making salad dressing out of this delicious, flavourful and natural fat!

We developed the following recipes with the amazing Shumaila Chauhan to inspire you to try our cacao butter at home:

Cacao & Almond Butter Banana Toast


Cacao & Almond Butter Banana Toast

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups roasted almonds

  2. 2 tbsp honey

  3. 1 tsp Vanilla

  4. 2 tbsp Mason & Co Cacao Butter, melted

  5. pinch of sea salt (optional)

  6. 1 banana, sliced

  7. 1 tbsp Mason & Co Cacao Nibs

  8. Bread of your choice – we used the sourdough from Bread & Chocolate!

Directions

  1. In the bowl of a food processor, add the almonds. Churn the almonds till they are smooth and creamy, about 8-10 minutes, scraping the almonds off the sides of the processor whenever required.

  2. Melt the Mason & Co Cacao Butter in a heat proof microwaveable bowl.

  3. When the almonds are nice and smooth, add the cacao butter, honey, vanilla, and pinch of salt (if using). Process just enough to combine smoothly.

  4. Toast your bread.

  5. Spread the white chocolate almond butter.

  6. Top with banana slices and Mason & Co Cacao Nibs.

  7. Store the white chocolate butter in an airtight container to enjoy later.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Toast

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Toast

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup roasted, unsalted peanuts

  2. 1 tbsp Mason & Co Cacao Butter, melted

  3. 2 tbsp Mason & Co Cacao Powder

  4. 1-2 tsp honey

  5. pinch of sea salt, optional

  6. crushed walnuts, to top

  7. sourdough bread slices

Directions

  1. In the bowl of a food processor, add the peanuts and process the nuts for 7-9 minutes or until creamy, scraping down the sides with a spatula when necessary. Add the melted cacao butter in the first 5 minutes of processing the peanuts.

  2. Add the cacao powder, 1 tsp honey and salt, if using. Blend till combined. If required, add more honey.

  3. Toast your bread. Spread the dark chocolate peanut butter on top. Sprinkle crushed walnuts, and enjoy.

  4. Store the dark chocolate peanut butter in an airtight container.

Cacao Butter & Avocado Toast

Cacao Butter & Avocato Toast

Ingredients

  1. 1 Avocado, sliced

  2. 2 tbsp Mason & Co Cacao Butter, melted

  3. 1 tomato, sliced

  4. few fresh basil leaves, torn

  5. salt & pepper

  6. bread of your choice

Directions

  1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, place cacao butter. Microwave for 20-30 seconds until melted.

  2. Toast your bread. Spread the melted cacao butter generously.

  3. Add avocado and tomato slices. Garnish with basil leaves, and season with salt and pepper.

You can purchase our cacao butter here. We would love to hear how you use it!

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