Aug 13, 2015  By Jewish National Fund  Category: Go North,

In the JNF Kitchen: Hagit's delectable basic-chocolate recipe

Photo: Robert Kerzner

This #RecipeOfTheWeek comes from the kitchen of Hagit Lidror, a chef who specializes in healthy vegetarian cuisine and teaches cooking classes at her home in Israel's Western Galilee up north. She's a member of JNF partner organization Western Galilee Now, a nonprofit that aims to raise awareness of the region's small businesses and help them to grow and thrive. The Western Galilee is home to boutique wineries, endless local culinary treats, and breathtaking natural beauty. 

Here's how Hagit makes basic, but oh-so-delicious, chocolate. Have you made a JNF #RecipeOfTheWeek? Send a photo of your creation to or tweet it to @JNFUSA with the hashtag #JNFfoodie. We might share it! 


1 cup raw chocolate pieces
1/3 cup cocoa butter/ coconut oil
2-6 Tbsp natural sweetener (agave, maple, silan or a combination)


Melt the chocolate in a double broiler (pot within a pot, where the bottom pot has boiling water). To maintain high nutritional value, use a maximum temperature of 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit). 

Add sweetener according to taste. Stir well, as the sweetener tends to settle on the bottom of the pot. 

Photo: Robert Kerzner
Trust us, Hagit knows how to make chocolate. 

Photo: Robert Kerzner
Chocolate pairings!

Learn more about the JNF's Go North initiative and relationship with Western Gaililee Now.