Category Archives: Chocolate

Leche Frita / Fried Milk

Leche Frita literally means Fried Milk, and is a Spanish sweet made of extra thick milk pudding which is battered and deep fried, and then finally rolled in cinnamon and sugar.

This is quite easy to make and the results are absolutely spectacular! Its basically a cruncy, warm custard that oozes out at the first bite. Yes, I know you might not understand what I meant by this right now, but I’m sure you will after we go through the recipe!

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Salted Caramel Fudge Brownies

Sweet and salty are two flavors that are absolutely delicious together. Salted Caramel is the ultimate desert charger and can be used as a syrup to pour over many other desserts to maximize the heavenly experience. Well, that’s what I’ve done today! These divine chocolaty chewy brownies with the lovely salted caramel layer ( which tastes like butter toffee by the way ) on top is a match made in heaven! I don’t even have words to describe it! You will HAVE to try this to experience this heavenly combination of flavors!
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Orange Creamsicle Truffles

May is just a few days ahead, and its started getting really hot here! And as usual, popsicles and icecreams are the highlight of this season! Another thing, which these months are very famous for, are the dreadful EXAMS! X-( The heat makes me want to get into the pool, and suck on those lovely orange and mango popsicles, but these exams, uggh, are such a turn off!

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Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

The best part about baking cookies is licking the batter off the spoon, isn’t it? I cannot resist the urge to do so, but the thought of eating the raw egg in it terrifies me 😕 But what if I tell you that you can make edible chocolate chip cookie dough, which is not only safe to eat but can also be used as a filling for many other desserts? Awesome, right? Follow the recipe below and don’t forget to comment and share!
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Modelling Chocolate Strawberry Roses

So its just about 2 weeks for Valentine’s day, and what would be the perfect time to make preparations for some food of love for your sweetie! The way to the heart is through the stomach, so add some romance to your Valentine desserts with these Chocolate Roses, which not only look really classy and beautiful, after all, roses have always been the symbol of romance, but the balance of slightly sour taste of strawberries and the semi sweet chocolate is an absolute delight to your tastebuds, and well, to your tummy as well 😉 Scroll below to view the recipe!
 Ingredients :
100 gm cooking chocolate
2 tsp light corn syrup
Some strawberries
Lots of love

You will also require :
Cake pop sticks or skewers
Silicon Spatula or Pastry brush
Parchment paper/ aluminium foil

Directions : Melt 50gms cooking chocolate in a double boiler or microwave. I use the microwave by heating for 30 seconds and then stirring and then again microwaving until its all melted. Do not omit the stirring step as microwaves heat unevenly, which will burn your chocolate, Once you have the chocolate melted,  add 2 teaspoons of corn syrup and stir using the spatula until you start feeling the resistance. Get it all together, so that it resembles dough.  Give it one last stir and let it sit on counter to until it completely solidifies.

 Once it solidifies, reheat it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds  and kneed it well in the bowl itself, until it resembles modelling clay. Melt the other 50 gm chocolate and wash your strawberries. While the chocolate melts, make four balls of this modelling chocolate and one snake. Something like this.
 Fold the foil over it and then using a rolling pin, roll it flat. The shape will appear on the file, so you are better guided. Basically the 4 balls will be the petals.
Make sure the modelling chocolate is neither too warm, neither too cold, or it will not be able to retain the shape. If the petals still seem to break, just roll it again, heat them up for 3-5 seconds and kneed it again and then form the ball. It should be exactly like clay. You can also use your hands to form the petals and the snake. Now for the snake, it will now look like a strip. So roll up the strip loosely. This will form the center of the rose. Like this.
 Trim the roll a little from the bottom. Now before all these parts solidify, invert the strawberry and  dip into the melted chocolate and coat completely. Tap off the excess chocolate and immediately stick the roll on the top (of the inverted strawberry)  and press a little.
Now bend the petals a little and stick to the sides of the strawberry. The melted chocolate will make the petals a little softer too so its easy to bend and shape.
If there are any gaps in the middle, or if the petals seem to break from somewhere, just use your pastry brush and apply little bit of melted chocolate over it.
Before it all solidifies, bend the petals outwards just a little bit, but don’t break them.
Set it aside to set. Repeat with the other roses. Remember if the modelling chocolate solidifies, just reheat it for 10-15 seconds.
At the end, dip your cake pop sticks or skewers into the melted chocolate and push the dipped end into the rose from the bottom to form the stem. And there you have it, your chocolate roses are ready to be presented to your sweetheart!

Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts with Custard Filling

There’s nothing quite like freshly cooked doughnuts and when they are chocolate glazed and filled with gooey custard…ITS DELICIOUSNESS OVERLOAD!
*I apologise for not posting any pictures of the procedure. I accidentally happened to delete the folder they were in! 😦

Ingredients :
All purpose flour ( 250 gms )
Egg ( 1 )
A pinch of salt
Milk ( 70 ml approx )
Water ( 50 ml approx )
Active dry yeast
Butter ( 10-15 gms )
Sugar ( 50 gms )
Instant Custard Mix
Cooking Chocolate ( chopped ) (3/4 )
Heavy cream ( 1 tablespoon )
Oil for deep frying

Directions :
For the doughnuts :
Into a bowl, add the sugar, water, dry yeast, milk, salt, egg and mix it all well.
Gradually add all purpose flour and keep kneading until you get a firm dough ( like the one for dumplings ). Add some melted butter and knead once again. Now cover this bowl with a moist cloth for about 30 minutes in a warm place and let the dough rise.
Knead it again after 30 minutes and let it rest again for another 20 minutes.
Roll the dough into a disk with a rolling pin and cut the doughnuts with a doughnut cutter or you may use any round utensils with different sizes.
Once the doughnuts are cut from the dough, let them rest again for about 10 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the doughnuts on low until golden brown.
For the filling and chocolate cover:
Use any instant custard mix of your choice and follow the directions on the packaging.
Add the chopped chocolates into a double boiler with the heavy cream and let it melt. Keep stirring until you get a smooth and shiny chocolate ganache.
Alternatively, you may heat the chocolate in a microwave for 30 second intervals that is heat for 30 seconds, take it out and give it a stir and again heat for 30 seconds. Continue this until all the chocolate is melted and then add the heavy cream and mix well.
The last and final step : Use a sterilized syringe, take off the needle and use the rest. Suck up the custard. Poke a hole into the doughnut and fill the doughnuts with all the yummy custard. Poke as many holed and fill as much as you want but do not overfill it so much that it starts oozing out or becomes soggy.
Pour some chocolate ganache over the doughnuts and refrigerate.
Once the chocolate is set, you can enjoy the yummy dessert with as many toppings you

Witch Fingers Cookies – Halloween Special

Halloween is just around the corner. So, I decided to make some spooky treats! Imagine you were in a graveyard and suddenly feel the touch of ghoulish fingers on the back of your neck, those fingers would strongly resemble these sweet witch finger sugar cookies! Gross everyone out with these creepy cookies!

These are just normal sugar cookies shaped like fingers with almonds on top resembling the nails. Check out the recipe below:
Ingredients:

Sugar Cookie dough :
1 1/2 cup white sugar / brown sugar

2/3 cup margarine or butter
2 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 egg
2-3 cups all purpose flour
1 almond for each finger
Red icing/ strawberry syrup / jam etc

Directions :

Preheat oven to 375F

Add sugar and butter into a bowl and keep mixing until it forms a smooth paste like this


Add the egg, vanilla extract , salt, baking powder and mix thoroughly.
Add flour to this mixture, little at a time to form a smooth dough like this. Keep mixing and kneading while adding the flour.
Flour your countertop and prepare your baking sheep by greasing it a little bit
Take about a half inch dough ball and roll it out like a snake.
Now with your middle finger and your pointer finger, form 2 contours. With a knife, make 2 or 3 impressions on each risen part of the finger. These will form the knuckles. Press an almond onto the top of the finger to form the nail and the nail bed.

Put the fingers onto the baking tray and bake at 375F for10-12 minutes

After 10-12 minutes, let the cookies cool. Now take out the almonds and add some red icing/strawberry syrup or any jam to the hollows. Replace the nail so that it looks like the blood has oozzed out. You may also dip the base of the finger into the red icing/strawberry syrup/jam.
Your creepy, spooky yet delicious Halloween treats are ready to be served!

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