Just the mention of chocolate sends mouthwatering shivers on the tongue. Delicate chocolate melting on your taste buds is more an experience, than it is a food.
Chocolate was first consumed as a bitter beverage made out of cocoa beans, and reserved only for royalty. It’s acid flavor was eventually tamed by the Aztecs, this by sweetening the substance with sugar.
There are a variety of methods on how chocolate can be used in everyday cooking, as chef’s have been innovating and experimenting with its rich delicate flavor in the kitchen. This not just for baking sweets, but also for gourmet cooking and beverages.
9. Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream Sundae
Simplicity is magic by easily whipping up an awe inspiring tasty dessert, this with layers of fudge, chocolate, ice cream and whipped cream. Oh Stop!! Pour chocolate syrup into a bowl and then microwave to melt, but not boil. Stir peanut butter into the hot chocolate until it becomes smooth. Then allow it to cool down to room temperature, which forms the base for a delicious Hot Fudge Ice Cream Bar Dessert.
8. Chocolate Cheesecake
How can anyone dispute, the dangerously delicious chocolate cheesecake as one of the best inventions ever. Imagine baked on a crust of biscotti, where a chocolate ganache settles on top of an eggless cheesecake. Once you slice it, what oozes is thick luscious lip licking delicious goodness. All that’s needed is preparing the biscuit base, mixing the cheesecake ingredients and then adding whipped cream. Prepare the chocolate ganache and chill until it sets. The cream cheese can be replaced with yogurt.
7. Chocolate Dipped In Fruit
This a delicacy by experimenting with a variety of fresh fruits such as grapes, strawberries, cherries, banana, etc. Start by melting milk chocolate in a boiler, add shortening or paraffin. Pierce the top of the fruit by using a toothpick, and then dip into the hot chocolate mixture. You can cover the entire fruit or leave a portion of it exposed. Once it’s covered, stab the other end of the toothpick into a piece of cork-board, as the chocolate cools and hardens around the fruit. Enjoy with champagne.