It’s World Chocolate Day today and what better way to celebrate than to whip up exclusive chef-approved chocolate recipes to celebrate the day? By Sreetama Basu
Not that we would ever need a reason or a specific day to gorge on chocolates, but today is just perfect to indulge. You can always buy store-bought chocolates for your chocolate cravings. Why not celebrate this day in a special way that will make you the star of your parties and gatherings? We got in touch with celebrated chefs from the most famous cafes and restaurants across Mumbai and Goa to get you the most exclusive, but easy chocolate recipes that you can make at home today.
Dark Chocolate Mousse:
1. Melt the dark chocolate and unsalted butter.
2. Whisk egg yolk lightly.
3. Add to the chocolate and butter mixture
4. Make a meringue with egg white and sugar and fold
5. Fold the flour and cocoa powder
6. Grease moulds with butter and castor sugar
7. Pour 110 grams of the mixture into the moulds and chill.
8. Cover with tin wrap and date tag.
This is a recipe for 8 people. So put on your chef hat at your next house party.
For the chocolate base:
For caramel base:
Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water until chocolate is melted and smooth
Layer biscuit pieces, almonds, marshmallows, cherries, ice cream scoops, and melted chocolate into serving glasses, finishing with a melted chocolate layer on top. Note: Melt chocolate over simmering water, stirring occasionally as it softens.
1) Flour, Yeast, Salt, Milk, Egg Yolk, and Sugar mixed together at a slow speed. Gradually add the cold butter.
2) Once the dough is ready, rest for 30 mins
3) Roll the dough in a hot dog shape
4) Bake it at 200 Celcius for 12 mins
5) Heat the milk and cream together and add to the chocolate
6) Fill the mixture in a cylindrical mould and freeze for 30 mins
7) Serve the roll on top of the bread and garnish with all the sauces
Prep Time: 60 Minutes + Overnight soaking
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
Using a sharp knife or a cherry pitter, pit the cherries, Discard stalks, and pits. Sprinkle sugar over the prepared cherries; gently stir and cover and leave overnight in a cool place. Next day, strain cherries and set aside keeping the juices. Add juices into a saucepan and add spices and bring to a boil.
Spoon cherries into the sterilised preserving jar. Take the saucepan off the heat and leave for a few minutes before straining the juices through a fine-meshed sieve. Discard the spices.
Add 1 cup water and a half cup of Kirsch to the juices, stir well and pour over the cherries. Ensure cherries are totally covered by adding more Kirsch if required. Store in a cool, dark place.
Arrange the trifle, and sponge on the bottom, and pour over some of the cherry liquid. Layer the rest of the ingredients. Make all components the day before and a few hours before the guests arrive, assemble the trifle and your chocolate recipe will be the star of the party.
Brownie crumble For Bed
Baked at 175 degrees Celsius
White chocolate cone:
Set it in the fridge
Bake at 100℃ for 3 hours
Method for macarons:
In a bowl separate egg whites and beat them till soft peaks then add castor sugar to make meringue.
In a separate bowl measure almond flour, and icing sugar and mix it with a spatula then add dry ingredients into the meringue and use the cut and fold method for mixing then add vanilla essence and red food colour and mix it well. Take a clean piping bag transfer the batter into it and pipe it on a silicon mat. Then do the dropping method and rest it for 15 minutes then bake it at 100℃ for 3 hours
Method for Mario Discovery:
In a serving plate make a bed of crums of brownie then add chocolate sauce to it. Pipe white whip cream and chocolate whip cream and sprinkle red macaron powder on white whip cream and sprinklers on chocolate whip cream then keep white chocolate cones filled with white whip cream and stick a macaron on top of it and place 3 dots on macarons with cake gel. And your fancy chocolate recipe is ready to serve!
All Images: Courtesy of restaurants
(This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia India)
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