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World of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg
Welcome to Willie’s TV, where you’ll find inspiring recipes for cooking with cacao and chocolate from savoury to sweet, from my quest for the finest beans around the world from Indonesia to Sierra Leon to Colombia, from those journeys to find the best ingredients to make the finest flavours, from my adventures looking for antique chocolate machines to produce artisan chocolate; it’s here!

RECIPES

FRESH SCALLOPS WITH WILLIE’S CACAOWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

Willie and Captain Darren go on a 40-foot dive to prepare the freshest scallops ever with a dusting of Willie’s Supreme Cacao on a bed of salad.

MAKE WILLIE’S CACAO TRUFFLESWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

Willie shows you how easy it is to make rich, deep dark sexy fresh cream truffles. Truffles are the best way to taste the different flavour profiles of cacao beans.

COOKING  WITH CACAO IN SPAINWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

Travelling in Spain, Willie selects tempting local produce, and cooks up a storm. Olives, beans, chorizo. walnuts… The best ingredients make the finest flavours!

WILLIE’S CHOCOLATE COTTONMOUSEWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

On his way to Freetown, Willie spots an unusual creature, a “Cotton Mouse” (or is it?!) and turns it into a delicious cacao dish…

CACAO TORTILLAWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

Inspired by an original maize and chocolate drink, Willie decides to make and test a delicious cacao tortilla, using local ingredients.

A CHOCOLATE FEAST FOR THE CHIEFWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

In Sierra Leone Willie is invited to cook for the chief. The meal is a little late because Willie has to improvise – there’s no whisk, and then there’s no barbecue.

COOKING IN SIERRA LEONE World of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

Inspired by local ingredients in Sierra Leone, Willie decides to make an orange & Almond bitter chocolate cake… Now he just has to find somewhere to cook it…

CLASSIC CLOUD FOREST CAKEWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

What to do on a gloriously sunny day in Devon? Bake Willie’s classic Cloud Forest Cake in the garden of course. A cake made in heaven….

CACAO, PEPPER & HARRISA MACKRELWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

Willie fishes for mackerel on the mouth of the river Exe with a friend. They return to prepare Cacao, Roasted Pepper and Chilli Harissa to go with their catch on the jetty.

PURE SPRINGWATER SORBETWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

A chocolate sorbet needs three ingredients, fine sugar & chocolate, & fresh, pure water. Willie sets out across Dartmoor to source water for the perfect sorbet.

SLOE BERRY CHOCOLATE VODKAWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

Willie picks sloes in a Somerset orchard and makes sloe berry chocolate vodka, a great after-dinner liqueur or dessert served with a biscuit or a slice of cake.

BITTER CHOCOLATE CASE MOUSSEWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

Willie Harcourt-Cooze and his friend Rob make a Classic Chocolate Mousse in a Bitter Chocolate Casing, one of Willie’s dinner party favourites.

WILLIE’S ULTIMATE HOT CHOCOLATEWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

Cacao has been consumed as a drink for thousands of years in Central America. This recipe is based on a typical Aztec beverage.

TRAVELS

ALADDIN’S CHOCOLATE CAVEWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

Willie finds the future of his chocolate making in two old chocolate making factories in Spain. Beautiful old machinery to take home to the Factory in Devon.

THE FACTORY: FROM BEAN TO BARWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

Follow the tantalising and pure process of chocolate making, all the way from bean to bar in Willie’s North Devon factory.

EGGSTRAVAGANZA, EASTERWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

Willie’s Cacao eggs-clusive Easter event in London. Venezuelan breakfast making, Easter egg making, and music from the wonderful Malambo. Eggcellent.

MAKE PERFECT EASTER EGGSWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

Willie describes the perfect tempering method, and how to get your home made easter eggs smooth and gleaming.

WILLIE’S CHOCOLATE COTTONMOUSEWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

On his way to Freetown, Willie spots an unusual creature, a “Cotton Mouse” (or is it?!) and turns it into a delicious cacao dish…

CACAO TORTILLAWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

Inspired by an original maize and chocolate drink, Willie decides to make and test a delicious cacao tortilla, using local ingredients.

GINGER & LIMEWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

Willie is very excited to make connections to Sierra Leone, help support sustainable regeneration of the cacao farms, and find the perfect cacao for Ginger & Lime.

A CHOCOLATE FEAST FOR A CHIEFWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

In Sierra Leone Willie is invited to cook for the chief. The meal is a little late because Willie has to improvise – there’s no whisk, and then there’s no barbecue.

COOKING IN SIERRA LEONE World of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

Inspired by local ingredients in Sierra Leone, Willie decides to make an orange & Almond bitter chocolate cake… Now he just has to find somewhere to cook it…

WILLIE’S COLOMBIA TRIP World of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

Willie travels through Colombia to meet the cacao farmers who are making incredible changes to how they farm, and making great beans for a new cacao for Willie!

WHOPPERS

WHOPPER – THE TURKEY World of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

One of the classic scenes from Willie’s Wonky Chocolate Factory featuring Willie’s story of The Turkey.

WHOPPER – THE PIG World of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

One of the classic scenes from Willie’s Wonky Chocolate Factory featuring Willie’s preparation of Junkie Pig.

WHOPPER – THE MUSHROOM World of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

One of the classic scenes from Willie’s Wonky Chocolate Factory featuring Willie’s story of The Mushrooms.

WHOPPER – THE EEL World of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

One of the classic scenes from Willie’s Wonky Chocolate Factory featuring Willie’s story of The Eel.

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