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Showing posts with label Chocolate Chips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chocolate Chips. Show all posts

Monday, February 20, 2012

Chocolate Chips - BM #13 - Day 3

Chocolate Chips - BM #13 - Day 3:

You all would have known by now, that I am part of Blogging Marathon - 13 and I have selected "Seven Days of Chips" for this week. Here is my 3rd day chips called chocolate chips.

I was waiting to find and try out chocolate chips. While I asked my Google brother to find out he gave me a beautiful link at heavenlyhomemakers.

Chocolate Chips are small chunks of chocolate, which actually would be in round or flat bottomed teardrop shape. They are mainly used in cookies, pancakes, cakes, creammuffins and various types of pastry.

There are many flavors namely - semi-sweet chocolate, bittersweet chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, mint chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, and white and dark swirled chocolate chips. Out of them semi-sweet chocolate is the original one. Nestle and The Hershey company are among the top producers of chocolate chips. (Source: Wikipedia)

My assumption is, the kid's favorite breakfast - Chocos from Kellogg's resembles more or less like chocolate chips.

Now back to the recipe, it takes only 3 ingredients to make chips + 1 ingredient. Ha ha, 3 + 1 why couldn't I write 4 directly, this might be the readers question. The style of making it did not allow me to mention 4 directly. Read the below method of making it, I enjoyed it. Before going to the method let me tell you, here is one more technique how to melt butter as butter and not as ghee. :). Wait, don't scratch your head, when i read the post i did the same thing, but after doing it i have become good at it.

3 Ingredients to make choco chips:

Butter - 4 tbsp (i used amul butter)
Cocoa - 2 tbsp
Icing Sugar - 3 tbsp (reduce the quantity to make semi-sweet)

1 important Ingredient in making chips but we will not use it inside the chips. This was the excited part for me.
Water - 2 cups

Story: I wanted a glass jar to make this chips, I was searching in my kitchen on Saturday morning to get it, but no luck. Then I remembered about our dinner ware glass, ultimately I could use it. More than the family member who else will know what is available in the house, but as I use them less it did not flash immediately to me. I doesn't wanted to hide it as you readers, are my mentors.

Heat 2 cups of water in a bowl and wait till it boils
When the water starts boiling simmer the stove completely and place a glass jar/tumbler into the water
Add butter to it, and add cocoa powder and icing sugar star stirring continuously
Keep the butter paper on your tray ready, once the butter melts completely pour it onto the butter paper and spread it across
After sometime, leave it in your deep freezer for 4 to 5 hours it would completely dried
Now cut it into pieces and store it in air tight container.

Fact: Do you agree with me now, why i wrote 3 + 1 ingredient. Water was very important to melt butter but I never used it to make chips.

Chips photo:

Momma, I brought these chips from home to take photograph and realized only in the afternoon they had turned to be semi-solid again. So I have left them in refrigerator in office.  

Its worth glancing at what my other Blogging Marathoners are doing in BM# 13

Thursday, December 17, 2009

"T" Tiffins

Trial Mix:
  • 3/4 cup cashews
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup peanuts
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
Store in an airtight container and refrigerator
Treat yourself to the trail mix whenever you want to munch something!

Tropical Ball of Cheese:
  • 8 oz light cream cheese, softened
  • 4 oz light tropical fruit cocktail (drained)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
Cut the fruit into smaller pieces.
Mix softened cream cheese, fruit and 1/2 cup walnuts.
Chill well in refrigerator.
Mould into a ball and roll cheese ball in remaining 1/2 cup of nuts.
Serve with carrots or crackers.