For The Love Of Chocolate: 3 Chocolate Recipes You Can Try
For lovers of chocolate, satisfying its craving in different forms is a sensory stimulation goal. Trust us, we know exactly how it feels. Although buying them from the nearest convenience store is the quickest fix, making your own chocolate dessert is a whole different kind of flex. For those of us who don’t mind getting our aprons dirty, here are a few different chocolate recipes you can try.
1 Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
– 1 cup butter, softened
– 1 cup granulated sugar
– 1 cup brown sugar
– 2 large eggs
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 3 cups all-purpose flour
– 1 teaspoon baking soda
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 2 cups chocolate chips
– Preheat your oven to 175°C.
– In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
– Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.
– In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing well.
– Stir in the chocolate chips.
– Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto ungreased baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely.
2 Decadent Chocolate Mousse
– 7 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
– 4 large eggs, separated
– 1/4 cup granulated sugar
– 1 cup heavy cream
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– Optional: whipped cream and chocolate shavings for garnish
– Melt the dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Stir until smooth and remove from heat.
– In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until pale and creamy.
– Slowly pour the melted chocolate into the egg yolk mixture, stirring continuously.
– In another bowl, whip the heavy cream and vanilla extract until soft peaks form.
– In a clean bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
– Gently fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture, followed by the beaten egg whites, taking care not to deflate the mixture.
– Spoon the mousse into serving glasses or bowls and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until set.
– Before serving, garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings if desired.
3. Homemade Chocolate Truffles
– 8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
– 1/2 cup heavy cream
– 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
– Optional: cocoa powder, powdered sugar, or crushed nuts for coating
– Place the chopped dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl.
– In a saucepan, heat the heavy cream until it starts to simmer. Remove from heat and pour over the chopped chocolate.
– Let it sit for a minute, then stir until smooth and well combined.
– Add the softened butter and stir until fully incorporated.
– Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 2-3 hours, or until the mixture is firm enough to handle.
– Once chilled, use a small spoon or melon baller to scoop out small portions of the chocolate mixture. Roll them into balls between your palms.
– If desired, roll the truffles in cocoa powder, powdered sugar, or crushed nuts for coating.
– Place the coated truffles on a parchment-lined baking sheet and refrigerate for another 30 minutes to set.
– Store the truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
These recipes should satisfy your chocolate cravings with their delicious flavours. Enjoy!
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