Chocolate

Chocolate Tart Recipe

After a very long time I tried something sweet in the kitchen, thanks to my new job I hardly get any time to try something new or read any new book.
Ingredients
For the Crust
  • 2 cups Marie biscuits crumbs short bread, chocolate or any kind of cookie
  • 7 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
For Chocolate Filling
  • 14 ounces dark chocolate, cut into chunks – plus a handful for garnish I used 70% cocoa chips
  • 10 ounces heavy whipping cream
  • 5 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Chocolate Tart
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 11′  tart pan with non stick spray.

  2. Crush biscuits into a fine consistency. You can used a food processor but I put them in a ziploc bag and crush with a rolling pin.

  3. Combine crumbs with 7 tablespoons melted butter and 1/3 cup sugar. Press into tart pan.

  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Completely cool.

  5. Add chocolate chunks to large mixing bowl and top with 5 tablespoons cubed butter and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

  6. Heat the 10 ounces of heavy cream in microwave safe container for 2 minutes and 30 seconds.  (I just use my measuring cup).

  7. Pour over the chocolate and butter. Do not stir. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 5 minutes.

  8. Using a wire whisk, mix until smooth.

  9. Pour into cooled biscuit crust and spread evenly with spatula.

  10. Cool for two hours in refrigerator or overnight.

  11. Brush top with 1 teaspoon1 vegetable oil for a shiny appearance if desired. Top with additional chopped chocolate, caramel sauce if desired.

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Strawberry Crepes

As I love strawberries and their sweet and sour taste, I decided to make this super easy dessert by start . . .

strawberry recipe

Ingredients

For Crepes

1 egg, beaten

1/4 cup skim milk

1/3 cup water

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

2/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon white sugar

1 pinch salt

For filing

1 Cup sliced fresh strawberries

Strawberry jam as required

Chocolate syrup for topping

Whipped cream for topping

Icing sugar for  topping

Strawberry Crepes

Method

  • In a large bowl, beat together egg, milk, water and oil. Beat in flour, sugar and salt until smooth.
  • Heat a medium, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Place a spoonful of crepe batter into center of pan, tilting to coat the bottom. Cook until golden brown on one side, turning once, 2 to 5 minutes. Continue with remaining batter.
  • To assemble, spread some chocolate syrup and  strawberry jam on the lighter side of one crepe. Place a line of overlapping strawberries down the center of the crepe and roll it up. Topped with some chocolate syrup and whipped cream and drizzle with icing sugar. Repeat with remaining crepes.

Cadbury Dairy Milk’s Marvellous Creations Review

On Saturday 13th February 2016, I was invited to the launch of Cadbury Dairy Milk’s New Marvellous Creations at the Marvellous Creations Carnival at Dolmen Mall Clifton, Karachi. They had setup lots of interactive fun activities for all the visitors, especially for the children like Candy Crush and dart game followed by free tasting of the new exciting flavors.

Marvellous Creations Carnival

Kids playing Candy Crush

Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations brings together a magical mix of delicious Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate with fun candy store ingredients that make for a surprise in every bite. It has been launched in two of the most popular variants: Jelly Popping Candy (160g and 38g) and Cookie Gummy Crunch (38g) with the larger bar ideally positioned for sharing with family and friends.

The wrapper designs are really cool and very eye catching. I think they look a lot more fun and quirky than regular Dairy Milk bars. Opening the wrappers I was met with the unmistakable aroma of Cadbury Dairy Milk. I couldn’t wait to tuck in! The blocks are irregularly shaped which I think this is a nice idea as it adds to the overall “fun” experience of these bars. In Jelly Popping Candy, the jelly pieces added a lovely fruity chewiness to the creamy chocolate, and the sugar coated candy added a nice bit of crunch. As you would expect, the popping candy crackles in your mouth and gives you a weird fizzy sensation. Although I love Cookie Gummy Crunch as it got sweet crunchy fruit jellies and biscuit which makes it very moreish bar.

For all the chocolate lovers its a must try! Tou kiyoun na kuch meetha hojaye ?