Tuesday, 25 March 2008
Yes yet another sinful treat. Just cant resist this one. NOTHING but chocolate again. This dessert is pretty simple. No pre preps required. The trick to the taste is using the best quality chocolate for a more intense taste.
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup powder sugar
Mix the above ingredients, n knead the dough. the butter will warm up when in contact with your hands and will allow you to form the dough . Wrap in plastic and refrigerate
while you prepare the ganache.
1 cup dark chocolate (chopped finely or u could choco chips)
1/2 cup cream.
Heat the cream over low heat and wen hot remove from the stove and add in the chocolates, let stand then Stir to incorporate the chocolate and cream and let it stand in the
Remove the dough from the fridge and roll it gently. Fit the dough into the tart or pie molds, prick with a fork and bake until light gold in colour at about 170 deg. Let the shells cool completely. De mold and fill with the ganache. Refrigerate until the ganache is completely set.it ideally takes about 3-4 hours. i.e if u could resist :)
U could decorate it with fresh fruits like strawberries and kiwi.. or caramel. :)
Wednesday, 5 March 2008
FRUITY ALMOND HEART'S
The Aphrodisiac food... "chocolate" Hardly know anyone who does not relish the taste of chocolate. I always have to have something nice in my fridge... so this quick n easy fudge is a blessing to me :) I love fruity flavours so i experimented this fudge with 2 diff juices, you could add the juice of your choice or not. Also traditionally fudge;s have walnuts in them.. but i love the combination of almond and chocolate :) so here;s my fruity fudge:)
2 cups bitter chocolate pieces
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon mango juice
1/2 roasted chopped almonds.
1 teaspoon vanilla essence.
In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate pieces, sweetened condensed milk, and juices.
Microwave high for 1 minute and stir well. If the chocolate pcs have not melted micro again for about 30 seconds. Add in the chopped almonds.
Pour this mix in greased moulds or a pan. Refrigerate it for about 1 hour or more :)
Sprinkle with powdered sugar to decorate.