Yes, we have some cocoa beans! They are beautiful and tasty.
I bet most of you, like me, love chocolate...dark or white, and have experienced the wonders -cocoa butter-, a fantastic natural moisturizer, does to your skin (massages, cosmetics, soaps) AND in you kitchen.
I have to admit I am a chocolate NUT, being that the only reason why I do not eat it often. Ohh chocolate, greatest chocolate...why do you make me suffer like this? WHY is it I have to deprive myself of eating my favorite -cream cheese cappuccino brownies-? with that silky texture, the melting dark mouth watering filling of a truffle, or the white chocolate ganache of one of my favorite cakes? Life is so cruel. The destiny is unfair when it comes to chocolate.
I just hear it coming:... OK Mely...calm down, breathe hard and think of something else...
No! No! and No!...I wont think of something else...I want chocolate. I have chocolate, plenty chocolate, all kinds of it: 100% dark choc from Bocas del Toro-Panama, Bittersweet German and Swiss, Hershey`s four different types, Ambrofoli Professional Choc, blanc choc from Chile, Baker`s premium white chocolate, and Lorann oils Cocoa Butter, one pound. I have to do something with chocolate :)
Sooooooooooo, after convincing myself I have to bake something with chocolate...I came up with this scrumptious recipe for: Flan de Coco con Chocolate! Hope you enjoy it :)
P.S. The white fruits in the picture are cacao (cocoa beans), and the man next to the tree is Mr. Gabriel, (a Kuna indian) the gardener who takes care of the garden.