Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Milk Chocolate

When I was going through my MIL's recipe collection during the search for jujups, I came across few interesting recipes. This is one among them. Few ingredients and minimal time caught my attention. Decided to try it. MIL said ,since she has not tried it, can't guarantee if it is foolproof. I thought, anything with cocoa and sugar must be edible, irrespective of the end product texture
The recipe called for milk powder. That is something which doesn't find place in my grocery list. I haven't felt the need to use milk powder before. Later I found some recipes in blogosphere, which makes use of this. From now on, I think it is going to be a must buy in the shopping list.

With the following measurement, It takes only 10 minutes of cooking time. And you get absolutely yummy milk chocolate. Kids will be asking for more. Its almost an instant chocolate. Its worth trying. Let me go to the recipe

Milk Powder - 1 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Coco Powder - 3 tblspn
Butter - 1 tblspn
Water - 1/2 cup
Roasted cashew - 3 tblspn
( this is my addition)

Mix milk powder and coco powder well.
Take a kadai. Add sugar and water and make syrup of 1 string consistency.
Add butter.
When butter melts completely, add cashew and milk, coco powder mixture. Mix well.
Keep stirring for a minute or two.
Transfer to a greased plate. Since it doesn't set immediately, like other sweets, you need not be in a hurry to spread and make it even.
Allow it to set. After 5 minutes, you can mark them in desired shape.
If you have chocolate moulds, you can as well scoop into them. No refrigeration required.

When I tried first, I had reduced the amount of cocoa and didnot add any cashew. It still tasted good. This is the result of first trial.