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The Secret Ingredient Your Chocolate Desserts are Missing

Miso might just be the secret ingredient that your desserts are missing!

Miso

Miso

Miso is a Japanese seasoning usually made from fermented soybeans and is typically used in soups and savory dishes. However good this seasoning is in savory dishes, it also might be the secret, salty ingredient that your chocolate desserts have been missing as well. Pairing this umami-packed ingredient with your desserts is a great way to draw out the full depth of the chocolate and achieve an incredibly decadent treat.

The salinity of the miso offers an incredible counterpoint to balance out the sweetness. By adding miso to your chocolaty desserts, you'll discover the full range of complex flavors that chocolate can have. But don't let us try and convince you, try out some miso chocolate desserts yourself with these irresistible recipes. 

Miso almond Chocolate Bark

Miso almond Chocolate Bark

Chocolate bark is incredibly easy to make, and it's the perfect treat to bring to any gathering. The salty and sweet relationship in this chocolate miso bark recipe is a beautiful pairing that you won't be able to get enough of.  You can top this chocolate treat with whatever you like, but we suggest you try the miso nuts for an extra salty touch. 

Miso White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Miso White Chocolate Chip Cookies

These white chocolate chip cookies get an amazing savory touch from miso that balances out the sweetness perfectly. They're slightly nutty in flavor and completely delicious. Top them off with an extra pinch of flaky salt to achieve the ultimate cookie perfection. Get the recipe here.

Miso Chocolate Chunk Cookie Bars

Miso Chocolate Chunk Cookie Bars

These healthy cookie bars are made with gluten-free flour and cooked till they achieve ooey-gooey transcendence. Miso is added to provide that subtle umami flavor, and the result is something magical. Find the recipe here. 

Chocolate-dipped Peanut Butter miso cookies

Chocolate-dipped Peanut Butter miso cookies

The miso in these chocolate-dipped peanut butter cookies helps to round out the nutty peanut flavor which goes hand-in-hand with chocolate. Salty and sweet are playing wonderfully together in this simple yet scrumptious cookie recipe. 

miso salted caramel chocolate brownies

miso salted caramel chocolate brownies

White miso is used in this silky, sweet brownie recipe. Decadent dark chocolate is accompanied by ripples of creamy caramel, both enhanced by the presence of the fermented Japanese seasoning. 

miso chocolate bars with coffee whipped cream

miso chocolate bars with coffee whipped cream

This recipe creates a rich and chocolaty brownie base made from almond meal, topped with fluffy miso chocolate moose and then garnished with coffee cream and extra cocoa nibs. The saltiness of the miso once again works wonders in this otherwise sweet and luscious dessert. 

miso peanut butter cups

miso peanut butter cups

Miso elevates the classic peanut butter cup to new heights in this 5-ingredient dessert. Make sure you choose a dark chocolate you can eat on its own, so the end result isn't overly bitter. Get the recipe here. 

miso white chocolate tarts

miso white chocolate tarts

These 20-minute no-bake white chocolate tarts are vegan-friendly and enriched with the umami flavor of light miso. Using just the right amount in this recipe helps to create a sweet, creamy, and irresistible dessert that's got a hint of savory in each bite.

brown butter, miso & Dark Chocolate blondies

brown butter, miso & Dark Chocolate blondies

Miso adds an earthy and buttery flavor to these already picture-perfect blondie bars. Made with brown butter, walnuts and dark chocolate with a touch of miso, this recipe nears heavenly perfection. 


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Chocolate Beetroot Cake

 Looking for something indulgent? These velvety chocolate beetroot cakes will hit the spot. 

INGREDIENTS

  •  1.3 cups beetroot
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 4/5 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Melted dark chocolate

METHOD

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. 
  2. Put the beetroot, eggs, oil and lemon juice in a food processor, and blend until smooth.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the flour and sugar.
  4. Add the blended beetroot mixture, and mix until smooth. 
  5. Add the baking powder and mix until fully incorporated. 
  6. Pour the batter into silicone cake moulds. 
  7. Bake for 30 minutes, or until you a pick comes out clean. 
  8. Top with melted dark chocolate, and enjoy!

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