Modelling chocolate / Candy clay has been in my to do list for long. Once I made candy clay and made some diyas for a cake and I loved the outcome. But it was too hard and I had to add some drops of water to it to make it soft. I even have it on blog but I was never convinced that it was the best recipe. I wanted one recipe which stayed soft and worked like fondant.
Posts tagged CHOCOLATES
After non stop blogging last month, I have become lethargic this month. As Sruti is home for holidays, I feel super lazy and though I have some videos shot, I haven’t edited them. I would like to share with you all some good news. My YouTube channel is picking up slowly. It is not too fast and not too slow. Last year I had just 500 subscribers and now, it has crossed 5500, which is so great, thanks to you all my readers. I am planning on growing the channel within the end of this year and if you all give me some love by subscribing, the subscriber count will surely cross 10000 by the end of 2016. The link is given at the end of the post. Make sure to click on it and subscribe. And also add your comment and like and share my videos.
When I started making cakes for my You Tube channel regularly, I have been receiving suggestions for recipes on the channel. There was one recipe I got too many requests and that is leopard print on mirror glaze. This glaze looks beautiful, looks so intricate and looks like a tough one to make. When I decided to make one, I too thought that it will be very hard to make. I saw so many videos of French Chefs making this cake, but I was not at all confident. But still I tried and was so happy with the result. And I also found that it is too easy. There are so many designs you can obtain with this technique. I just made a horizontal swipe on top of the cake. You can also have the cake on a turner and swipe it along the circumference of the cake for a different result. And there are so many colour combinations. I can’t wait to see what you come up with. If you try, do not forget to share your cake photo with me. I will be very happy. If you want I can even add it to this post.
When I started making videos while still managing the blog, I couldn’t keep up with my projects. So I placed a white board in my kitchen and made a list of dishes I need to do for the blog and for the YouTube channel. The list keeps on growing, but I feel that it is some what easier for me to manage. With the list in the kitchen, I get to view it always and I get the determination to finish it off and cross it off the list. For the ongoing Mega BM, this board helped me a lot. Coming to video recipes, chocolate drip cake has been there for over two months now but I could never make it. The first time I tried making the cake, I chose the wrong recipe and my ganache turned out grainy and I couldn’t use it. The next time, I made a silly mistake while calculating the amount of flour used and it cost me a whole batch of cake which turned out crumbly and not usable. I was so afraid to make another attempt, but I couldn’t keep away from the list. So for the third time, I tried and I succeeded.
Last month I made a batch of cream cheese with my usual home made cream cheese recipe ( click on link to read the post). I was planning on a cheese cake with it and I saw a chocolate cheese cake online. Sorry, I forgot where I saw it as it was months back, but I had the proportions noted down. The cheesecake uses white chocolate for the filling and some dark chocolate for decorating the top. As plain dark chocolate is used, it becomes crunchy after chilling which makes it difficult to slice the cheesecake. If I make it next time, I will add dark chocolate ganache instead of chocolate. If you are making this note this point. If you want it soft, go for ganache and if you love crackling chocolate then follow the recipe given.
After two simple recipes, here is one slightly tough to make dessert recipe which was loved by my daughter. Of all the three this was her most favourite as this was completely made with chocolate. With a dark chocolate eggless cake and a creamy dark chocolate mousse, this is also topped with a chocolate glaze and chocolate vermicelli. I am sure this would be an amazing dessert for all chocolate lovers over there. The mousse is so light and cuts the overload of chocolate and makes it a pleasant well balanced dessert.
For the second day of pull apart bread series, I made a chocolate filled bread just for my daughter. Though she loves spicy breads, chocolate has a special place in her heart. And I didn’t want to miss it too. This was my second attempt at making a pull apart bread with chocolate. Day before yesterday, I made it with a dark chocolate ganache filling. While baking the chocolate oozed out and though the bread tasted great, it was awful to look at. I didn’t want to post an imperfect bread in the blog. So I made it again yesterday. This time I just used grated chocolate and so it turned out perfect.
Time flies so fast and we are in the third week of Blogging Marathon this month. For the third day, I have chosen the theme Holiday Dishes. My kiddo enjoyed nearly one and a half months of summer holidays and went to school only today. Keeping kids occupied during holidays is a difficult job and filling their tummies is too much hard work. Whenever my daughter gets bored, she asks for snacks. And I had to control the amount given as there were so many snack breaks during the day. As summer was at its peak during holidays, I made lots of cool drinks, ice creams and chilled dishes to beat the heat.
Mousse cake has been in my to do list for long, but I kept postponing as I was so much afraid of failure. I have done a lots of experiments in these five and a half years of blogging, but now, I am little hesitant. But still I wanted to make it and one fine day set on the task. This cake has three layers. The bottom most is an egg free oil based chocolate cake. The second layer is a egg free gelatin free white chocolate mousse and the third layer is egg free gelatin free dark chocolate mousse. The whole cake is frosted with whipped cream and then covered in a dark chocolate mirror glaze. A chocolate flower is added to add to the beauty of the cake. Can you see my reflection on the cake?
For the final day, a recipe with one of my daughter’s favourite ingredients. As I am doing Kid’s Delight, I couldn’t skip chocolate. I wanted the recipe to be an easy one as well as loved by my daughter. So decided to make scones. Usually scones are served warm with butter or jam, but these scones doesn’t need any of those. They taste so delicious as it is. The white chocolate chips in the dough gives a nice crisp texture to the scones while the melted chocolate drizzle adds some creaminess. The texture of these scones is more like cake and so my daughter went crazy over it.