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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.

 

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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 !

 

 

 

Potato donuts

Published September 12, 2014 by Ninik Becker

potato donuts

Still on potato and this time, donuts. Or doughnuts? Potato Donuts

The recipe is from my mother that she often made when I was small cute kid.

I like small donuts too!

potato donuts

Because I think that the small one more comfortable to eat than the jumbo one. I mean I feel comfortable to devour ha..ha..ha..

Do you like some? Come to my home and we enjoy them with a hot drink !

potato donuts

Eat two mini donuts will not make you bigger, unless you gobble up a dozen of them at the same time.

potato donuts

Well let’s make it.

These ingredients make about 20-22 pieces mini size and less if you make bigger size.

Ingredients A :

  • 2 medium potato, boiled, mashed evenly
  • 300 g flour, separate half-half
  • 1 sachet dried yeast, dissolve with 50 ml warm water
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk powder ( I used coffee creamers)
  • 2 eggs

Extra flour for kneading

Ingredients B :

  • 2 tbsp butter ( I used margarine ), melted
  • 1/2 tsp salt

In a large mixing bowl, mix together ingredients A, use a half (150 g) of flour.

potato donuts dough

I mixed it with a wooden spoon into sticky dough. Cover with a towel and let rest warm place for 30 minutes (first rest). I put near the window with bright sunlight.

donuts dough

After 30 minutes and the dough rise, add ingredients B and the rest of the flour to the dough.

Knead until smooth and elastic, if still sticky please sprinkle with extra flour as needed. Potato dough will make it more sticky than just flour dough.

After the dough smooth and elastic enough, cover again and let rise for about an hour (second rest).

donut dough

After rise for second rest, roll out the dough with a rolling-pin on floured work surface. Cut into circular shape and make small hole in the middle.

I used glass rim to cut the dough and make the hole in the middle with bottle cap. I don’t have donut mold. Do you see a yellow bottle cap in the top corner?

donut dough

Fry in plenty of oil with medium low heat. High heat will make donut burst or broken.

frying donuts

Flip them to have evenly golden colour. I fried them in few batch.

frying donuts

Place fried donuts on paper towels to release excess oil. Let it cool.

potato donuts

Make topping as you like. I made some chocolate glaze then sprinkle with chocolate and coloured sprinkles, some with powder sugar.

The fact is, my husband Big Bear, came home from work and he had finished five pieces.

Yumm…the texture was perfect!  Puffy!

Crisp outside and some small hollow inside. Enjoy with hot drinks.

potato donuts

 

 

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