By Chef Ella Freyinger
Most of us are led to believe that aphrodisiacs simply boost our libido and lead to a new level of sexual experience. While this is true at its most basic level, I believe an aphrodisiac is defined by HOW it works in our bodies. Herbs and plants increase blood flow, balance hormones, calm the nervous system, and tonify the reproductive tissues, among many other ways they weave through us. This brittle is filled with spices, plants and mycelium (fancy word for mushrooms) that work together to increase the awareness within your body and open new pathways to experience pleasure.
- ¼ Cup Buckwheat Groats
- ¼ Cup Sesame Seeds
- ¼ Cup Chia Seeds
- 1 Tbsp. Cumin Seeds
- 1 Tbsp. Coriander Seeds
- 1 Tbsp. Caraway Seeds
- 1 Tbsp. Ground Turmeric
- ½ Cup Flamingo Estate Honey
- 1 Tsp. Flamingo Estate Olive Oil
- 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
- 1 Tbsp. Cordyceps Powder
- 1 Tbsp. Ashwagandha Powder
- A Few Pinches Flake Salt
- Add all seeds and spices to a skillet over medium heat and toast until fragrant, about 4-5 minutes. Add the honey and olive oil, stirring constantly until all seeds are evenly coated and begin sticking together, about 4 minutes.
- At this point the honey will have lost its moisture and there should be no more bubbling in the pan.
- Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet. Let cool for at least 2 hours or until hardened.
- Melt the chocolate over a double boiler and stir in the cordyceps and ashwagandha. Pour the melted chocolate over the cooled brittle and sprinkle with flake salt.
- Place in the fridge to harden. Once the chocolate has hardened, break into pieces and begin indulging.