Homemade chocolates, a simple to make a recipe for kids made with few ingredients. Have you ever attempted preparing chocolate at home? If no, then try this homemade chocolate recipe made from scratch in the comfort of your own home.
There are many methods to make this chocolate recipe but the one which works great for us is to make them from milk powder. The secret to making that perfect homemade chocolate that will give any store-bought chocolate a run for its money is in organizing the milk powder to one string consistency.
Cocoa powder is another crucial ingredient that goes into the making of the homemade chocolate recipe. We must mention that using good quality butter and cocoa powder is essential.
Margarine works best for this recipe but we have not used it for health reasons. You can add different flavours like chocolate essence, vanilla essence, cinnamon as per your preference. In this recipe, we have not added any nuts or any other flavours.
Nuts like crushed pistachios, pecans or almonds make for a good choice. Alternately, you can also toss the finished homemade chocolate in coconut or coloured sprinkles for decorating.
What are the three main ingredients of homemade chocolate?
Ingredients like milk, dark and white chocolate all contain sugar, butter, whole cream milk powder, cocoa liquor, vanilla, and cocoa. Dark chocolate contains the least amount of added ingredients, milk chocolate has the slightest amount of cocoa liquor, and white chocolate contains the most flavorings.
Milk, of course, contributes nutrition and flavor. Cocoa powder is often processed with alkali and provides the chocolate flavor with some of the bitterness removed. Sugar or sugar substitutes provide sweetness. These are some main ingredients of your homemade chocolate.
How to store your home made chocolate?
First and foremost, do not refrigerate your hot homemade chocolate. Firstly, store it in a cool and dry place (not in the refrigerator). But even in a cool, dry place, remember that cocoa butter (the vegetable fat in chocolate) picks up the smell of whatever’s around it.
So be careful while placing it. You can use an airtight container to seal it. And it will also to protect it from the unwanted smell. Also, be careful that it does not get direct sunlight. This is will not let your chocolate get harden.
Why cocoa powder is used in homemade chocolate?
Cocoa powder is an unsweetened chocolate product that adds deep chocolate flavor to desserts and beverages. Cocoa powder occurs when the fat, called cocoa butter, gets removed from the cacao beans during processing.
The leftover dried solids get ground into the product sold as cocoa powder. It’s a purer form of chocolate. This gives your homemade chocolate an intense flavor.
How do I substitute chocolate for cocoa powder?
Replacing unsweetened baking chocolate for natural cocoa powder. Swap 1 measure of unsweetened baking chocolate for 3 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder. Then omit 1 tablespoon of butter, oil, or shortening from the recipe to account for the higher fat content in the baking chocolate.
Can you use milk instead of milk powder in chocolate?
Regular milk should be your first choice when you are looking for substitutions for powdered milk. However, you have to be extra careful about the proportion of regular milk.
Also, regular milk can be a feasible option for only those powdered milk recipes that demand water as well. So, it is the best substitution for powdered milk in your home made chocolate.
- INDUCTION COOKER
- Hand blender
- 1 Cup of Cocoa powder
- 1 Cup of Powdered Sugar
- 1/3 Cup of Milk powdered
- 1 Cup Butter
- Take a bowl, add the cocoa powder, milk powder and powdered sugar together and strain it properly.
- Heat water in a pan and bring to boil. Put a bowl on the top of the pan and add the butter and stir well till it meld.
- Now gradually add the cocoa mixture into the butter and mix well till glossy.
- Pour the melted chocolate in the molds and refrigerate them for 2 to 3 hours till they become hard.
- Take the pieces out and munch away.