Last month when we visited Hotel E as part of our BM Meet #50, they had arranged a buffet lunch. The most interesting part of that buffet was the desserts. I tried almost all the desserts from the menu and the one of the best dish was clusters. After tasting we arrived at the conclusion that it was a mix of corn flakes and white chocolate. These clusters were in my mind since that day and I was waiting for a perfect opportunity to make them at home. As Sruti is at home for her brief vacation, she has been asking for different snacks every day. And I saw this as a perfect opportunity to try clusters. Though they doesn’t look like the ones we had in Hotel E, they were absolutely delicious. And they are so easy to make. there are only two ingredients in this recipe and it takes just 10-15 minutes to make.
The only technique involved in this recipe is melting the white chocolate. I always have a difficulty in melting white chocolate as it is quite sensitive. You need to give the lowest heat possible to melt the white chocolate. The best way to make sure your chocolate melts well is to chop it into tiny pieces. I use a peeler to make chocolate curls before melting. You can either do it on a double boiler or in a microwave oven. If melting on a double boiler, make sure that the bowl with the white chocolate doesn’t come in contact with the water underneath and the water should be boiling on the lowest flame. Once the chocolate turns a bit mushy, remove it from the boiler and keep on whisking it with spoon. The residual heat will be enough to melt. If the chocolate cools before becoming liquid, then place it again on the double boiler and heat until you see a little bit of chocolate liquid. Remove it immediately from the boiler and keep on whisking until it melts fully. If doing it in a microwave, then heat the bowl on medium for 25 seconds. Remove and whisk until it cools down. Again heat it for 25 seconds and remove from the oven. Keep on whisking until the chocolate cools down. If the chocolate is still not melted, keep it again for 15-20 seconds. Whisk continuously until it is completely melted. Over heating would result in browning and clumping of the chocolate and you will never be able to rescue it.
Corn Flakes-100 gm
White Chocolate -200 gm
Chop the chocolate into fine peels or chunks.
Melt it in a double boiler or microwave.
Add the corn flakes in it and mix well.
With the help of a spoon take a portion ans place it on a baking paper.
Refrigerate until the chocolate is set.
Store in an air tight jar in a cool place on the counter.