Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Semisweet nuts chocolate ..

Ingredients and method :

Unsalted butter : 1/2 cup
Unsweetened cocoa powder : 1/2 cup
Powdered sugar : 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon ( take a normal sugar and powder it in mixi)
Instant coffee powder : 1/4 teaspoon
Salt : one small pinch
Honey : 1 tablespoon
Roasted nuts : 1 tablespoon ( in a pan add chopped nuts (I used almonds and cashews), one drop of butter, one small pinch of salt, roast them in a low flame until crisp and allow it to cool down)


Use a plate or pan ( I used a cake tin, lined it with butter paper) line it with butter paper and keep it ready.

Use a double boiler method(check notes below), add 1 cup water to the bigger vessel and switch on the stove.

In the cooking/inner vessel add in butter and and let it melt, then add cocoa powder,sugar,salt and instant coffee powder. Mix everything well and make sure no lumps are formed.

Mix for 3-4 minutes or until the sugar dissolves.

Switch off the stove and take out the vessel and keep it in fridge for 30 minutes.

Take out the chocolate mixture add in roasted nuts and 1 tablespoon honey, mix it well and transfer the chocolate batter to tray and keep it in freezer for 45 minutes.

Take out the tray and cut/mark the chocolate and keep it back in freezer for another 2 hours.

Homemade chocolate is ready to serve!!

Notes :

 * Double boiler method :
Take a bigger vessel add 1 cup water and keep another vessel (2 size smaller than the bigger vessel) inner vessel gets heat from the boiling water below.

* Don't skip any ingredients.

* You can increase the sugar if you like more sweeter chocolate.

* Honey gives shiny texture to chocolate.

* Use your choice of nuts.

* Follow the recipe.

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