Cooking With Chocolate

When people cook, they often prefer to use chocolate bars in their desserts instead of making it from scratch or using a cocoa powder mixture. Chocolate provides the chef with a thicker consistency and stronger flavour.

Sometimes, you don’t need to cook the chocolate to achieve the perfect dish. Cakes and desserts such as peppermint crisp tart don’t require melted chocolate in the top layer. All you need to do is break or grate the mint chocolate over the top of the dessert without being stingy.

Fudgy chocolate squares are a delicious dessert that will suit anyone’s taste buds. Add chocolate pieces to the fudge mixture and cook until it has melted completely. Once melted you can add the hot mixture to a square tray and freeze it until it sets. You can then serve these squares to your family and friends. Once they taste these fudgy chocolate squares you will definitely receive a smile.

Are you making biscuits or cookies? You can place a piece of chocolate in the mixture once spooned onto a tray. You can then cover the chocolate with a bit more dough then place it in the oven. This gives your family and friends an extra treat within the treat.

Chocolate croissants will be appreciated by the person who prefers a little sweetness in their breakfast. There’s not much extra preparation before placing a batch of croissants in the oven. Add a couple of chocolate pieces onto the raw pastry before rolling it and before you know it, you will have delicious chocolate croissants.

Sponge cakes can sometimes be boring for the confectionary chef. To add some excitement to the sponge cake, melt chocolate bars and pour it over your favourite cakes. You might need to put it in a fridge before serving so that the glaze will set and create a professional cake. If you bake cake often, you might want to consider getting the ingredients in bulk from your cash and carry wholesaler.

You can also make frosting using chocolate bars. Of course, you will need to melt it and add oil or milk before adding it to your buttercream frosting but it will taste delicious on the cupcakes or three tiered cake. It will also set with the buttercream frosting because chocolate tends to solidify once cold.

Tired of using sugar water to stick sugar decorations to the fondant? Just use melted chocolate to stick decorations to your cake. Keep in mind that although this is tastier and more delicious, it won’t work for lighter coloured cakes because the brown chocolate will easily be noticed. In this case, you could use white chocolate.

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