Friday, October 23, 2009

CHOCOLATE RECIPES

Today I got a mail from one of our family friend Mr. Phadnis, and he has asked a recipe for yummy chocolates.

Here's the letter...

Dear Amrutha,
Could you pl send me a guaranteed recipe to make a real soft and delicious cadbury chocolate from Cocoa powder? I have tried but invariably land up with hard crusty chocolates, difficult even to give a nice shape.

Sir,
Here I am giving some yummy chocolate recipes for you. I know that Chocolate is great for gift giving as well as for serving at your own table for dessert.
You can buy chocolate in a variety of shapes sizes and forms, but if you really want to present something special, there is nothing like making homemade chocolates.

Here I am gicing a few tips and foolproof recipes.
Do try them and let me know.

The first thing you need, of course, is some chocolate and a mold.
You can get chocolate in a variety of flavors - milk, semi-sweet, dark, white. You can even get the white chocolate in colors if you like. You can buy them in chips or in blocks.


The most important step while making homemade chocolates is to melt the chocolate.
Now you may use double boiler method or the easier option, which is microwave.
Whichever way you opt for, please pay attention to it.
Chocolate is like baby, no doubt its sweeeeet, but also you need to treat it very carefully.

While using the double boiler method, do not let even a drop of water go into the chocolate, as it can spoil the chocolate, it can become just like when you drop limejuice in milk.
So be vry careful with that.

Now once its melted.
Add nuts of your choice, or now that strawberrys are gonna be in market, use fresh strawberrys, by washing them and most importantly drying them completely.
Now dip the whole nuts or raisins or berries in the chocolate and place over a tray. (tray should be well greased with unsalted butter or place aluminium foil on it).
and freeze them.
or if you want a particular shape then scoop the melted chocolate with a teaspoon/tablespoon(depending on the size wanted) and pour in the moulds.

If the chocolate doesn’t slide right out, try tapping the back gently or running it under warm water.
and Voila C'est pret!!!

Chocolate with cocoa powder recipe

Place some butter in a medium saucepan.Add 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder and 1/2 cup milk(add more if needed)
Boil it over medium heat.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and add 1 cup of powdered sugar. Mix until the sugar is well blended. If you don't want lumps in your chocolate, sift the powder sugar first.

Stir in 1 tablespoon vanilla and chopped walnuts or any type of nut.
Pour or scoup the mixture in the mould and freeze.


Try RUM KUGELN, that's also a nice change from the regular chocolates, here's the link to it...
http://amruthazcookbook.blogspot.com/2009/09/rum-kugeln.html


Khate raho!!!
Amrutha

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