Tuesday, February 24, 2009

In pursuit of "Chocolat"

"This guy found a bottle on the ocean, and he opened it and out popped a genie, and he gave him three wishes. The guy wished for a million dollars, and poof! There was a million dollars. Then he wished for a convertible, and poof! There was a convertible. And then, he wished he could be irresistible to all women... poof! He turned into a box of chocolates."

Well this is the power of chocolate...Irresistible!!! I'm yet to meet someone who doesn't like chocolate. In our house there are two basic rules with regards to food.
1. It has to be visually appealing.
2. Dessert has to be gooey, dark and sweet. ( so its chocolate all the way)

Now these two rules were laid out by my DH a self confessed chocoholic, and the only time I'm forgiven for the cardinal sin of breaking rule #1, is when rule #2 is strictly adhered to...gooier, darker, sweeter!!! So this weeks post is dedicated to my chocoholic grandma, chocoholic DH, chocoholic niece RM (if there was a competition am sure they will figure in the top 5 ;) ) and all chocoholics.

The valentine platter...
The recipe for these home made chocolates are from Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen. Thanks Aparna for this amazingly easy recipe. The best part of this recipe is that there are very few ingredients and all are easily available in the market. She has also given the recipe for 3 different fillings - coconut, coffee and marzipan. I tried the coffee filling and also tried my own chcoclate Ganache filling.

Ganache filling:
Dark semisweet chocolate - 100 gm
Butter - 1 tsp
cream - 1 tsp
- Melt dark chocolate in a double boiler. Mix in the butter and the cream till blended. Refrigerate till firm. Scoop with spoon and fill chocolate centres.
Seen above are the chocolates with gooey chocolate ganache and coffee filling. For chocoholics, the ganache filling is a 'must try'.

I also made plain milk chocolates using moulds. They say chocolates can do wonders and I say chocolates can do weird things too as I got bitten by the Robert Frost bug...So here I go...

The Chocs are gooey, dark and sweet.
But I have dinner yet to eat,
And piles of other recipes to try,
And piles of other recipes to try.

So...till then!!!


1 comment:

  1. :) kalli. very very good site, i must say!!
    nice hat tip! :)