Here comes the next week of Blogging Marathon and I have chosen Easter treats as the theme. At first I was planning for some breads, but I couldn’t make them ahead and on the day of posting, I didn’t want to go for any complicated recipe. When I was browsing through recipes for easter desserts, they are mostly chocolates and I came up with one of my own. I put this together with all the ingredients from my pantry. You can go for any filling you like as this is so versatile.
I have seen so many of my friends making chocolate cups and serving ice cream and layered desserts in it but I haven’t tried it yet. Somehow I kept postponing it and finally I tried it today. Though I know that melted chocolate is poured into silicon moulds, set and then removed, I didn’t know what problems it would create. So my first attempt was to pour into a silicon mould. Unfortunately I chose a sturdy silicon mould and so the cups broke when I tried to remove them from the mould. I could have gone for a softer silicon mould but to make my life easy, I used the paper liner which we use for cupcakes. I used the sturdy silicon mould as the base for the paper liner as the paper liner will loose its shape when you pour in the chocolate.
There is no recipe involved in this. Just melt the chocolate and pour. For a nice edge, make sure that you coat the liner until the edge. Be careful, if the chocolate goes over the edge, you will have a hard time removing. I actually did that and used my serrated knife to file the edges before removing the cup. But still it broke slightly. You need to try it twice or thrice to get the hang of it. So if you are making it for a party, then practice before doing it.
I got my first batch of the mangoes and I used it to fill the cups. They were slightly tangy and so was a great filling to cut down the sweet of chocolate and the ganache. I also topped it with some chopped pistachios and rose petals and that was a beautiful looking dessert I made within 15 minutes. I am sure this will give you lots of ideas for your next party.