Yes, you read that correctly! Just because Valentines Day has come and gone, does not mean that we can’t still enjoy the finer things in life, right? For today’s recipe, I combined some exciting ingredients that tend to pair perfectly with not only each other, but also a nice relaxing evening with your closest friends and some board games.
The idea came to me when I received my first Raw Spice Bar subscription. For those of you that have never heard of Raw Spice Bar, it is a monthly subscription that delivers ‘flavor kits’ full of freshly ground spices equipped with a recipe to pair with each spice packet. Being the person that I am, I customized my flavor preferences to include baking spices. My first impression is that it is a neat and unique subscription box, for a great price. It has been good to me so far!
For February, my Raw Spice Bar box came with a Red Wine Sea Salt packet. Instead of making the red wine meringue that they suggested, I decided to come up with something on my own. So to start, I did some research! I noticed that red wine and salted chocolate was a significant pairing and obvious choice, but I also wanted to take this recipe to another level. It needed a flair with a fruit component, so I started to look into sangria recipes. A sangria is a beverage derived from Spain that has a wine base, mixed with chopped fruit. And one of the most famous versions is a red wine base with citrus fruit. After a week of debating, experimenting and searching, I finally decided to create a recipe that used red wine, chocolate and blood oranges!
This recipe is packed with red wine flavor with a bright and exciting blood orange surprise, all tied together by the rich chocolate background.
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