April 19, 2020
We thought that we might share something a little bit different! We’ve done some (delicious) research and have uncovered some great and easy recipes that utilise chocolate as the key ingredient.
Before we share these scrumptious chocolate desserts, let’s get a bit informative for a minute.
Chocolate can be used as an ingredient in most recipes with almost no preparation at all. Sometimes, a recipe may ask for chocolate to be “tempered”. Tempering chocolate is a method of improving the consistency or durability of a substance by heating it and then cooling it, if you’ve seen chocolate with a nice glossy finish, it has been tempered! However, we’ve picked these recipes to be as easy as possible so they don’t require tempering of any kind.
When dealing with cooking chocolate, please be mindful of the heat involved! We want to cook the chocolate, not ourselves!
Chocolate is not only delicious, but it also has health benefits particularly when the concentration of cocoa powder is 70 percent or higher.
To put it simply, the darker the chocolate, the better.
Dark chocolate has a balance of cocoa liquor, cocoa butter, and sugar. Thus it has an attractive, rich colour and distinct flavour when compared to other types of chocolate, and it is also sweet enough to be palatable. It does not contain any milk solids. It can be eaten as is or used in cooking or baking.
Cooking with chocolate is used primarily as an ingredient in recipes such as brownies, cakes, and frostings. While an unmixed form of cooking or baking the chocolate has no added sugar, the major chocolate brands represented in the baking of most supermarkets or groceries often have those several sweetened variations you choose from.
Chocolate consumption has been associated with long with conditions such as diabetes, coronary heart disease, and hypertension. They believed chocolate contains high levels of antioxidants. Some studies proved that chocolate could lower cholesterol levels and prevent memory decline.
So, let’s get into the recipes!
Fluffy Chocolate Cake
Is there anybody who doesn’t like chocolate cake!?
Let’s make a nice fluffy one!
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Total Time: 55 min
- 3 eggs
- 2 ½ tablespoons of honey
- ⅔ cup flour
- 6 tbsp sugar
- 30 grams of 70% dark chocolate
- 15 grams of rum (optional)
- 3 ½ tablespoons of melted butter
- 3 ½ tablespoons of ground almonds
- 85 grams of whipping cream
- ⅔ cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
6 milk chocolate eggs (smooth)
165g icing (confectioners) sugar
150g desiccated coconut
12 g sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp lemon juice
Chilling time: 10 minutes
These can be made up a week in advance. They may need to be re-brushed before serving.
The team at Lollylicious hopes that you enjoy these recipes and would love to see some of your own creations.
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