Hello Friends, sorry for the long pause, I have been sick for sometime so I couldn’t post any recipes or come n visit ur blogs. Trying to become active, will be checking around ur blogs shortly.
One of my friends had asked for a homemade chocolate recipe some time ago. I got this recipe from my MIL. I have been postponing this cos everytime I forget to get milk powder. Finally, here’s the Home made chocolate with milk powder.
This recipe doesn’t require much work other than preparing sugar syrup. Also care should be taken while preparing the syrup as it changes the chocolate texture. So carefully follow the steps to get the perfect chocolate at home.
I don’t like chocolates in the US because most have peanut in it. After preparing this chocolate, I couldn’t resist my self eating it often. They tasted really good with a very soft texture. Variations like adding instant coffee powder or vanilla syrup while preparing sugar syrup gives a different taste.
This could be prepared instantaneously at home with no prep work at all. So if you wanna make something quick for kids, I am sure this is a best choice and I bet kids are gonna love this home made version. I cut it into 1 inch square pieces, but it could be spread in a very flat plate and made as thinner pieces and cut into bite size pieces.
|Milk Powder||1/2 cup|
|Cocoa Powder||3 tsp|
|Cashew nuts||5 nos|
Sieve the Milk Powder and Cocoa Powder and keep it separately.Chop the nuts and raisins in to very small piece and keep it ready.
In a non-stick pan add water and sugar together and allow it to boil in medium flame for 10 min. Keep stirring. Take a plain glass full of water and drop the sugar syrup drops. If it mixes with water, boil for some more time or If it makes a string like drop before settling in the bottom then the syrup is ready. Be careful while preparing syrup, it changes to this consistency so quick. If it’s boiled after it reaching the string like consistency it starts crystallizing. So keep stirring and check for the correct consistency often. Take out from the stove.
Add the butter and let it completely melt. Add the sieved milk powder little by little and avoid making lumps. Mix them well. Add the chopped nuts and mix them well. Add the sieved cocoa powder in the same way. Mix all these together well until it forms a nice thick paste.
Grease the flat plate with butter and spread the chocolate mix in the plate. Adjust wit ha spatula to make the square shape. Keep it in refrigerator for 1-2 hrs. Cut them into desired shape using knife or pizza cutter.
- This can be stored in refrigerator for 10-15 days.
(*) Recipes from my Mother-In-Law.