Vegetarian version of the white chocolate mirror glaze has been in my to do list for long. I have even tried it so many times and failed it. So I just stopped trying. But my readers and viewers haven’t stopped asking me about it. I used to reply that I will do, but didn’t get the needed push to do it. When I went to Delhi, I met with one of Vaishali’s nieces who wanted a recipe for white chocolate glaze so that she can make it for her kid’s first birthday. I promised her that I will post a video immediately.
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Do you remember my Best Home Made Cream Cheese I posted a while back. Apart from using it for cheese cake shots, I also used it to make frosting for my cakes. I have been getting so many requests for the cream cheese frosting recipes and it is time to give it. I have demonstrated three types of frosting with the cream cheese. If you are not interested in making it at home, use the store bought one. But nothing can beat the home made one.
As I mentioned in my last post, candy is testing my patience. Yesterday, I had planned on a vegetarian marshmallow. The mixture turned out beautifully and I let it set for 2 hours. But even after the setting time, my marshmallow didn’t set and I found that the problem was with the veg gelatin I used. So I just skipped posting yesterday as I was so frustrated. But I couldn’t skip it today also. I was searching for a foolproof easy breezy recipe when I stumbled on white chocolate fudge. There are too many versions of the fudge, some were even complicated, but I stayed away from those recipes. I went for a microwave version of an easy recipe. This recipe is so easy that even a kid can do it.
Last time when I made a video on dark modelling chocolate, I had so many messages on FB and YouTube asking for the recipe of white modelling chocolate. But white modelling chocolate has been my nightmare since long. Whenever I try it, I get a stiff, crumbly chocolate whatever recipe I follow. I have tried so many recipes so far, in so many ratios and I don’t know why, I never succeeded. Most of the recipes suggest corn syrup but they also say that liquid glucose can be substituted. So I just blindly followed their recipes. So every time I end up with a crumbly candy clay, I add a few drops of water and knead it to bring it to dough consistency. But I know that is not the way modelling chocolate needs to be treated.
While making cakes often, we have an issue of using up those left over trimmed cake bits. That too when you go for a carved cake or a fancy cake, the amount of left overs will be greater than the actual cake. But you can’t avoid it. And it cannot be wasted. There are so many ways you can use up the cake bits. Cake pops, jar desserts, cake crumbs served in a cone are some of the ways of using it up. Of all these cake pops is the one I like the most. It also uses up the left over butter cream or ganache makes a great snack.
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.
From the day I posted the Eggless Black Forest Cake Recipe, I have been getting numerous queries on White Forest Cake. So what is white forest cake? It is the opposite of Black Forest Cake. With white chocolate cake, the layers are filled and frosted with whipped cream and decorated with white chocolate. I decided to make a video for the recipe to make the demonstration easier. I have decided to make cake videos every week and so if you want me to do a cake with simple decorations, pour in your suggestions. I will be happy to do.
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.
For this month’s Bread Bakers, the theme was Breads with Cocoa, Cacao or Carob in any form. Our host Ruchik Randhap wanted us to bake any yeasted bread with cocoa in any form. There were so many ideas rushing through my mind but this buns finally won. I tweaked my 40 minutes burger buns recipe to make a white chocolate filled chocolate bun. I added some extra sugar to the dough and filled the bun with white chocolate chips. I thought the chocolate would melt and become gooey but it retained its shape. So next time I will be adding white chocolate ganache instead.
I would like to give you a warning. Extremely sweet treat is coming your way. Beware!!
I rarely use aquafaba nowadays, as I have some allergy to it. I don’t feel good for a day after working with aquafaba. So even I get too many requests for eggless macrons, I am still postponing it. I am trying to use it only if it is absolutely necessary in a recipe. This mousse is one such recipe. I wanted to avoid using eggs and cream in mousse and the only alternate can be aquafaba. So what is aquafaba? It is the liquid got after cooking white chickpeas. This somehow works like egg whites and whips up beautifully. There is a group in Facebook that is dedicated to this aquafaba and you can learn a lot. I knew about the ingredient only through FB. For more details of the group and for home made aquafaba recipe click on link – Homemade Aquafaba.