Its World Chocolate Day and what better way to celebrate than to relish on a delectable chocolate recipe! Here are some delicious chocolate-based recipes which is easy to make.
Ingredients: 400gm condensed milk, 300gm white chocolate, 100gm desiccated coconut, 130 gm Del Monte Dried Cranberries, 50gm dried almonds finely sliced, pinch of salt.
Method: Layer a baking pan or any square pan with a parchment paper and keep it aside. Remember to leave enough paper on the edges so that you can pull the fudge out easily once it is set. Spread the desiccated coconut out onto a pan and toast it till it turns golden brown. Pour condensed milk into a saucepan and add finely chopped white chocolate. Turn the heat on medium and cook the milk until the chocolate melts. Keep stirring to avoid it from burning. It would be a shame to have to restart after coming this far. Once it's done, switch off the heat and mix the toasted coconut, salt and almonds with our star ingredient, Del Monte Dried Cranberries. Give it a stir and then pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan. Let it set in the refrigerator for 4 hrs and if it's still not set, leave it overnight. Then cut it into bite-sized squares and store it in an air-tight jar in the refrigerator.
Ingredients: 60 ml coffee, 25 g sugar, 3 eggs, 60 ml cream, 125 g 50% cocoa dark chocolate, 100 g flour, 20 g cocoa, 75 g butter vanilla extract, lemon zest.
Method: For Ganache: Whisk the two egg yolks with the sugar until they are pale and creamy. Bring the cream to the boil. Add the whisked yolks and cook up to a temperature of 90 degree C. Add the coffee and stir well. Pour the mixture over the finely chopped chocolate. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted. Cool in the refrigerator.
For dough: Dice the butter and bring it to room temperature. Make a well in the flour and cocoa. Put the butter, sugar and egg into the well. Mix the ingredients and then add the flour until you obtain a smooth dough. Refrigerate for one hour. Spread the dough over the base and up the edges of your cake tin. Use a fork to prick the bottom of the tart. Bake in a non-ventilated oven at 180eC for 18 minutes. Allow it to cool.
Ingredients: 1 Cup, all-purpose flour sifted, cocoa powder, brown sugar, 3 medium sized eggs, TBSP Vanilla Essence,100g butter, Del Monte Dried Cranberries 50g, dark chocolate chopped.
Method: Begin by preheating the oven at 180 degrees centigrade. Take an 8*8 inch square pan and line it with parchment paper. While the oven preheats, melt the chocolate and butter together in the microwave for a couple of minutes. Carefully take out the molten ingredients and whisk them well. Add a dash of sweetness with sugar and mix. Then add the eggs, one at a time. Finally, pour in the teaspoonful of vanilla essence and stir everything together. Fold in the flour and cocoa powder and pour the mixture into the lined pan. Now for the game-changer! Add the scrumptious Del Monte Dried Cranberries to the mix and level the batter evenly to give it a perfect texture. Bake the brownies for 20 to 25 minutes or until skewers come out clean. Let it cool before cutting the brownies. Drizzle some more chocolate on them and your homemade delights are ready to be relished!
Chocolate Prune Banana Muffin
Ingredients: 1 Cup all-purpose flour, 2 ripened big bananas (mashed), 1 Cup Del Monte Prunes 175g dark chocolate, 1 cup butter at room temperature, eggs, 1 cup sugar, TBSP Vanilla Essence, TBSP Baking Powder, 1 TBSP Baking soda, 1 TBSP salt.
Method: Preheat the oven at 170 degrees C. Sift together flour, salt, baking powder and soda. Cream together butter and sugar. Add 1 egg and beat until incorporated well. Add another egg and beat again. Add vanilla essence and mix. Now add melted chocolate and mix.
Add flour mixture in 3 batches and fold it until mixed. Add chopped prunes and fold. Fill the muffin pans, lined with the muffin liners. Bake them in the preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until skewers come out clean. (IANS)