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February 14, 2017

How To Make Chocolate At Home – Homemade Chocolate Recipe With Cocoa Powder

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Easy homemade chocolate recipe using milk powder and cocoa powder with step by step photos and video !
Wish you all a very happy Valentine’s day Happy When I was looking for some interesting Valentine’s day special recipe, homemade chocolates came to my mind. Long back I have shared a Vegan version of chocolate recipe using cocoa powder,honey and coconut oil. Though it is an easy, perfect and fool proof recipe for homemade chocolate ,the flavor of coconut oil would be dominant which many people don’t like itTongue.  Many of my readers who had tried that recipe requested me to share an alternative for coconut oil. I tried it with butter and even with dalda but it didn't work.So I was looking for a chocolate recipe that uses butter and cocoa powder. I came across this homemade chocolate recipe without oven in YouTube video . I just halved the quantity of ingredients and tried it today. It came out really well Dancingbut not tasting like silky smooth Dairy milk.It was pretty good in taste like Five star chocolate with a mildly chewy, fudgy kind. But its quiet addictive to eat :) To make Dairy milk kind of chocolate, we must use cocoa butter to achieve the silky texture. In India, cocoa butter is not easily available and its very costly to buy online too. Another easiest option is to melt dark compound or white compound chocolate either in microwave oven or stove top ( Double boiling method) and make chocolates. It tastes really good equal to the store bought ones. Soon I will make a detailed post on that. But this chocolate recipe is made with 4 simple ingredients like milk powder, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla essence and Butter ( clarified ghee). Cooking procedure is also easy. You don’t need to check for one string consistency sugar syrup. Its just mixing and freezing. Homemade Chocolates would be ready ! Now anyone can make chocolates at home using this recipeHappy. This chocolate tastes the best when served chilled. But it stays good for an hour without refrigeration. So you can make this ahead and serve kids for birthday parties.Kids would love this chocolate for sure. Do try this easy homemade chocolate recipe for this Valentine’s day and have a great celebration. Surprise your Husband and Kids with this lovely chocolates this evening Love StruckCool . Soon I must try Raksha’s favorite Milk chocolate/ white chocolate as well by replacing cocoa powder with milk powder. Now lets see how to make chocolate at home using cocoa powder and milk powder with step by step photos and a video for better understanding ! Hope you will try and like it HappyPeace Sign.

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February 5, 2016

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe – Valentine’s Day Recipes

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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching.Many of you might have started thinking about gifting ideas and to make some special recipes on Valentine’s day.Before 10 years,when our marriage date was fixed,2005 Valentine’s day was very special to us.He gifted me ruby stone gold stud with a chocolate boxLove Struck  and i gave him a T Shirt.From then, every year on Valentines day,he gives me some special gifts like Camera,mobile phones,dress,jewelleries,handbags etc whereas me as a wife shower all my love by making some interesting,new dishes for him as he loves to eat varieties of food.This year,when i was thinking about Valentines day recipes,my friend Shalini told me about this Chocolate covered strawberries( Strawberries dipped in chocolate sauce).I browsed for this yummy dessert recipe & found it is a traditional gift for Valentine's Day in the United States.I became double happy & tried it this morning to start off Valentines day special recipes in my blog.
For this recipe,i referred few youtube videos for tips and tricks.I won’t say i made it perfectTongue but still as a first timer,Iam happy with the outcome.Here i have showed you how to melt chocolate using microwave but i’ve discussed the other methods of melting as well.I used dark sweetened compound chocolate for melting.You can use white compund chocolate too.Even though the preparation is easy,there are few points you should keep in mind.So refer “Notes” section for tips before you start.For variations,you can make homemade chocolate covered banana and other fruits like blueberries,prune,chocolate covered almond and even chocolate covered oreos.I decorated them with sprinklers,rice crisps.Run your imagination and play with it.Lets see how to make chocolate covered strawberries at home easilyHappy.

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July 10, 2014

EASY HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE RECIPE WITH COCOA POWDER - HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE AT HOME


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Easy Homemade Chocolate recipe with just 3 ingredients - Cocoa powder, coconut oil and honey ! U may wonder by seeing this title .I too felt the same when i saw this super easy recipe here Surprised smile.U won’t believe if i say i had been attempting to make a perfect homemade chocolate recipe for the past 3-4 months in different combinations using stove top as well as microwave methodsWinking smile.Yes,its all for some of my reader’s request & to make my dream post come true.And Yay,my dream came true finally !Party smile.Actually I was trying to make basic homemade chocolate using one string sugar syrup.But i felt the taste was more like a chocolate burfi Smile with tongue out.So I worked on it by changing the ratio of ingredients to make it a real chocolate and posted the recipe HERE !
Coming to this post,this chocolate recipe needs only 3 ingredients which are readily available in all our pantries and the highlight is its completely dairy free,vegan,no sugar,no sieving,no boiling and no microwaving too.Just mix,pour,freeze and viola!!Your chocolate is ready.Cool right??Be right back. Its a great recipe for beginners & even ur kids can make it.I won’t say it tastes like Dairy milk .It tasted similar to dark chocolate with slight bitterness & coconut-ty flavor.Please don’t try this recipe if u don’t like coconut oil flavour.There are very less chances for this recipe to go wrong.Don’t worry if u don’t have chocolate moulds.U can use mini muffin pans or some trays lined with parchment paper.I bought these moulds from Nilgiris,Jayanagar.
Keep this recipe as a base,run ur imaginations and come up with different flavours on ur own.I added few chopped nuts in some pieces & it was good to have the crunchy taste while eating.But remember this chocolate will melt & becomes soft soon after u remove from the freezer.So consume it immediately.It tastes great even if it melts,just go on & lick the melting chocolate Nyah-Nyah. Friends, just rush into ur kitchen and make these cuties.Surprise ur kids & sweetheart while they come back home in the evening Party smile.All u need is just 1 hour freezing time.All the best !! Thumbs up
For beginners,I have shared all possible tips for troubleshooting in my NOTES section.Do peep into it before u start doing.Ok,Lets see how to make perfect chocolates at home easily Smile.

If you are looking for homemade chocolate recipe without coconut oil, please CHECK THIS LINK 
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Homemade chocolate recipe

Easy homemade chocolate recipe


Easy homemade chocolate recipe Easy homemade chocolate recipe with just 3 ingredients ! - Just mix,pour n freeze !!
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Chocolate
Serves: 10 nos
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 60 Minutes
Total time: 65 Minutes

If you are looking for homemade chocolate recipe without coconut oil, please CHECK THIS LINK !

INGREDIENTS

  • Coconut oil - 1/4 cup ( in liquid form at room temp)
  • Cocoa powder - 1/4 cup
  • Honey or maple syrup - 2- 3 tbsp
  • Salt - a dash
  • **Peanut butter – 1 tsp (to suppress coconut oil flavor,optional)
METHOD

  • Keep all the ingredients ready.Coconut oil should be in liquid form.not frozen.In a bowl,mix all the 3 ingredients adding a dash of salt.Mix well with a whisk.Make sure there are no lumps.Mix it well for a minute.( u can add a tsp of peanut butter to suppress the smell of coconut oil,i din’t do this step)
How to make chocolates at home step1
  • The mixture would be runny while u pour into the moulds.That’s just right.It should not be thick.
  • Pour into chocolate mould or a small muffin liner lined with parchment paper.No need to line if u use chocolate mould.U can use wider bowls too but it takes longer time to set.
How to make chocolates at home step2
  • Cover the mould or bowl with a cling wrap or polythene sheet.It helps to prevent ice formation on top of chocolate.Freeze it for an hour and Viola,Ur chocolate is ready.After an hour,remove the mould and gently tap it.Chocolates will come out easily !
How to make chocolates at home step3
Consume immediately because it may melt in ur hand !


Note

  • Most important thing is coconut oil should be in melted form.If ur oil is frozen,heat it lightly,cool and bring it to room temperature.Then u can mix with other ingredients.If u don’t follow this step,this chocolate will become a super flop.
  • Also while mixing,there should not be any lumps at all.The mixture would be runny while u pour into the moulds.That’s just right.It should not be thick.
  • Adjust the quantity of honey as per ur taste buds.I used nearly 2.5 tbsp.Lick the mixture in between and check for taste Winking smile before u pour them in moulds.
  • These chocolates have slight coconut oil smell while eating.If u don’t like them,add 1 tsp of peanut butter when u try it next time.Do not add too much.But i don't think oil flavour would be suppressed ;).I think u can add some vanilla essence or chocolate essence to remove the smell.Hope it woks !
  • For variations,u can add chopped nuts in the bottom of mould and pour the chocolate mixture over it.
  • Please do not substitute coconut oil with butter or any other oil.It won’t work.
  • If u want to use other sweeteners,u can go for powder stevia ( i don’t think u get this in India)
  • I got around 10 small pieces using chocolate mould.If u use mini muffin pans,u may need to use one pan with 12 mini muffins.
  • I got one more recipe from the comments section.People in abroad can try this too ..Mix equal parts of coconut oil, raw cocoa, a little liquid chocolate stevia & mix it up.Pour them in mini muffin cups.U can sprinkle unsweetened coconut or add a teeny dollop of almond butter or chopped nuts.( Source : TONYA BALLEW in comments section)
  • I also tried adding melted butter and coconut oil in equal quantity to reduce coconut oil flavor.But it was stuck to the mould and it was difficult to remove.So i guess this recipe works the best with coconut oil.
  • If you are looking for homemade chocolate recipe without coconut oil, please CHECK THIS LINK !

How to chocolate at home easily
Enjoy this 3 ingredient homemade chocolate with ur loved ones Red heart
Easy homemade chocolate recipe

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Uma maheswari tried this recipe & shared this picture with me :)




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