Good day foodies!
Baking with SunSpire Challenge is still on throughout August. Their chocolate product selections are USDA Organic and made with 99% fair trade ingredients. Now what baker wouldn't love anything SunSpire produces?
Here is more information on SunSpire from their own website: "From our humble beginnings, SunSpire® baking chocolate has become one of the nation’s leading producers of wholesome chocolates. Over the years, we have provided health-conscious consumers with a growing assortment of innovative chocolate products, including baking chips that are organic, Fair Trade Certified™, dairy-free and carob based. We also offer a wide variety of dried fruits and premium nuts that are generously coated in milk or dark chocolate, carob or yogurt. Staying true to our founding values, every SunSpire® product is made from the simplest ingredients available and is completely free of refined sugars, hydrogenated oils, trans-fats, preservatives and artificial flavors." Click here to be direct to SunSpire's website to check out their delicious selections.
What is SunSpire's one of a kind chocolate product? Carob chips!
What is a carob chip? Chocolate chip-ish. They are made from the carob tree and looks very similar to a regular chocolate chip.
What is the difference? Taste. They are less sweet which means less sugar in 'em and less fat. They also won't smell quite like regular chocolate.
Are they healthy? Well, anything sweet in moderation right? They are higher content in fiber, contain calcium and there is absolutely zero caffeine in carob chips versus normal chocolate chips.
Can I substitute 1 for 1 in recipes? Yes! That is what most bakers do. If you want more chocolate-ness, feel free to add more.
What can I bake with carbo chips? Anything you want! I made some tasty scones with 'em.
Carob Chip - Espresso Scones
Yields: 12 medium size
Oven: 425 degrees F
Time: 18 minutes
Equipment needed: 2 mixing bowls, whisk, spatula, bowl scrapper (optional) measuring cups/spoons, cutting board, knife, pastry brush, parchment-lined cookie trays, standing cheese grater (optional)
2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/3 cup white sugar + 1 tablespoon more for topping
1/2 stick cold butter
1 cup SunSpire carob chips
2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
2/3 cup milk (plus more if needed)
In a medium bowl, sift together:
Using a cheese grater (my pro tip), grate the butter on it. Add it to your dry ingredients.
Add to your bowl with dry ingredients and butter:
In another medium bowl, add:
2/3 cup milk
Whisk and add to other bowl of ingredients
Using a bowl scraper (or spatula if you do not have one), gently fold the wet and dry ingredient together until a dough forms
Shape it into 2 round disks. Brush each top disk with water, and top with a sprinkle of sugar.
Cut each disk into 6 wedges.
Place 6 wedges on one parchment lined cookie tray.
Bake for 18 minutes, rotating half way
Eat and enjoy!