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Strawberry Chocolate Bar

Published July 4, 2016 by Ninik Becker

Strawberry Chocolate Bar by Ninik Becker

 

At the moment I’m affected by the beautiful song of John Legend, All Of Me. The song is so beautiful that makes me want to cry when listening with my heart.

Like the lyric in the song, I loves the curves and the edges of my Strawberry Chocolate Bar too !

This is very d**n easy recipe, children can make it and they gonna love it. I believe there are many similar recipe out there about strawberry and chocolate. I used dark chocolate couverture but regular dark chocolate or milk chocolate work too.

 

Please check this out :

 

When I made this, my hands covered with melted chocolate. Not just hands. Tabletops, my camera, my dress ( at that time I was not wearing an apron ). Sometimes someone just needs to be a silly.

Alright, this is the recipe. Adjust the measurement of chocolate with strawberry you use. And what kind of tray you use.

 

Ingredients :

Makes a single chocolate bar with 8 pieces of strawberry.

 

  • 8 pieces of fresh strawberry, rinse, pat dry, hulled.
  • 250 g chocolate, chopped (chips)
  • A small square tray
  • Foil or parchment paper, follow the size of tray
  • A skewer/a toothpick

 

You may replace strawberry with other fruits. Be creative !

 

Fresh strawberry

 

Choose uniform-size strawberries, rinse gently then pat dry with paper towel. One by one cut the greens, leaving evenly surface bottom, so these pretty little things can sit nicely.

Melt chocolate in a stainless steel/glass bowl, over simmering water in a saucepan. The water should not boiling.

Stir until all melted, smooth and no more lumps. Remove from the heat. At this point, the melted chocolate slightly warm. Allow to cool about 3-5 minutes or more, depends of how much you use chocolate. Don’t let too long, chocolate will get solid again.

Prepare a flat surface, lined with parchment paper.

Use a skewer/a toothpick to hold the base of strawberry, dip in the melted chocolate to coat evenly. With a fork, remove covered strawberry from a skewer then put on prepared flat surface lined with parchment paper. Repeat the process until finished.

Let sit until chocolate dry.

Meanwhile, prepare a small tray lined with foil/parchment paper with extra in the edges. To help remove easily later.

Pour 2/3 of melted chocolate into tray, allow to set or almost set. Dip the base of each strawberry into remaining chocolate then arrange on chocolate in the tray.

(If your remaining chocolate start to solid, warm up again by putting your bowl with chocolate in it, over hot water bath in a bigger bowl, stir until melt again).

Drizzle the remaining melted chocolate on top. Let sit in the fridge until set.

Lift the foil from the tray. Peel off the foil from chocolate.

Slice strawberry chocolate to see contrasting colors. Beautiful.

 

Strawberry Chocolate bar by Ninik Becker

 

Enjoy. Guten Appetit !

 

 

 

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Decadent Peanut Brownies

Published December 14, 2015 by Ninik Becker

Chocolate comes from cocoa, which is a tree

that makes it a plant.

Chocolate is salad.

 

Lol….

 

 

Easy recipe how to make irresistible chocolaty Peanut Brownies. Delicate brownies with chunky peanuts perfect for coffee or tea time. The recipe here was not too sweet, I used unsweetened cocoa powder and dark couverture chocolate which is very high quality chocolate. The peanut can be replace with your favorite nuts.
Make 8 or 10 pieces

Ingredients :

Sugar   —————————————————— 2/3 cup
Butter, softened ——————————————– 4 tbsp
Egg yolk —————————————————– one
Egg white —————————————————- from two eggs
Vanilla sugar/extract ————————————— 1 tsp
Brewed coffee ———————————————– 3 tbsp
Flour ———————————————————- 3/4 cup
Salt ———————————————————— 1/4 tsp
Baking powder ———————————————– 1/2 tsp
Plain yogurt ————————————————– 1/2 cup
Cocoa powder ———————————————- 1/2 cup
Dark chocolate, chopped ———————————-1/4 cup
Roasted peanuts, chopped ——————————- 1/2 cup (divided into 2)

Directions :

1. Preheat oven at 180°C . In this video used pan 23 cm x 17 cm. Line with baking foil or parchment paper and grease with butter or
cooking spray evenly.
2. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy about 3 minutes.
3. Add egg yolk, egg white and beat to combined. Then add vanilla and coffee, continue beating until combined well.
4. Add flour, salt, baking powder, yogurt. Stir first before beating to prevent the flour flying out.
5 Add cocoa powder. Stir again before beating.
6. Add chopped dark chocolate and 1/4 cup (half measured) of roasted peanuts. Using a spatula fold the batter (don’t overmixed).
7. Spread into prepared pan. Smooth the surface with a spatula. Sprinkle with remaining peanuts.
8. Bake at 180°C for about 35-40 minutes. Baking time may vary depends of your oven type.
9. Remove from oven and let cool in the pan. Loosen the foil to remove the brownies by lifting the foil out from the pan.
10. Cut into your desired shape. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream or chocolate sauce for more decadent.

Enjoy !

Apple Roses Pastry

Published November 26, 2015 by Ninik Becker

Love planted a rose,

and the world turned sweet.

– Katharine Lee Bates –

 

Apple Roses Pastry by Ninik Becker made with love.

 

Late post ! Today my mind goes to sweet roses.

Easy recipe how to make Apple Roses Pastry. This recipe use 250 g of puff pastry dough and makes into four apple roses pastry.
Makes 4 Apple Roses

2 medium red apples, thinly sliced
A half of fresh lemon
1/2 cup of water
250 g puff pastry
Jam (this recipe use Strawberry Jam)
Powdered sugar for dusting

Tools : Muffin tin or Foil cups

Directions :
Cut red apples into half, cored and slice thinly. Put in a bowl, squeeze half of lemon over the apple and add 1/2 cup of water. Mix carefully. Microwave for 3 minutes high heat. If do not have microwave, steam/cook over the stove.
Put sliced apple on paper towels, pat dry the excess water.
Preheat oven at 180°C.
Roll out puff pastry into square 30 cm x 30 cm
Cut into 4 : 30 cm x 7.5 cm
Spread each pastry dough with Jam and arrange apples overlapping each other, covering half dough.
Fold the dough leaving the apple skin exposed. Press lightly.
Roll from end to end creating rose effect.
Put into muffin tin/foil cup.
Bake for about 45 minutes, until outer crispy. The center of roses slightly soft due to moist from apple but it was cooked already.
Allow to cool in the pan for a few minutes, transfer to wire rack until completely cool.
Dust with powdered sugar.

Enjoy guys !

 

Chocolate Pudding Tartlets

Published October 30, 2014 by Ninik Becker

Chocolate pudding tartlets

Chocolate Pudding Tartlets.

Chocolate pudding tartlets

Chocolate pudding tartlets

Makes 4 tartlets

Pastry Crust :

  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • few drop of cold milk/cold water if too dry.

Mix flour+sugar+salt+butter into crumble, add beaten egg (few drop of cold milk/cold water if needed ) then knead briefly and shape into a disc. Wrap with cling wrap, fridge about 20 to 30 minutes. Or freezer about 15 minutes.

Using a rolling-pin flatten the pastry dough between plastic wrap, evenly thin and wide. Transfer on each pastry form, tidy up the bottom and the sides. Prick with a fork.

Bake in preheated oven at 205 C for 5 minutes then reduce temperature to 180 C for 15 minutes. Remove and cooling down.

 

Chocolate pudding filling :

  • 1 sachet Quick Chocolate pudding powder mix
  • 300 ml milk
  • 1 small can mandarin orange, drain the juice

 

Using electric mixer, beat in high-speed for 3 minutes until thicken. (No cook pudding).

Spoon the filling onto pastry shell and garnish with mandarin orange on top.

Chill in the fridge to set.

The remaining pudding I put in the glass.

Enjoy !

Chocolate pudding tartlets

Chocolate pudding tartlets

 

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