Chocolate! Is it possible to find a single living human being who absolutely abhors chocolate and all the sugary treats that can be made out of the same? Mostly no, and this is only because chocolate and its ‘derivatives’ are almost impossible to hate. It has always been loved, is still loved, and will always be loved. People all over the world can fight for land, power or not look eye to eye over a particular issue, but bring them all together and ask them to discuss chocolate. You wouldn’t be disappointed. Chocolate is that one good thing that can honestly boast of enjoying ‘loyalty’ that pervades all boundaries and discriminations. Give a five-year-old kid a chocolate and you’ve made a friend for life right there. Give a fifty-year-old man a chocolate and you’ll see that he’ll enjoy it just as much as the kid did. Such is the universal appeal of chocolate. If you agree with this opinion, you probably know how to make yourself some chocolate. However, if you’re not familiar with making chocolate at home, don’t worry. There is a way out, just step forward! Read on to know how to make yourself some delectable and hearty chocolates.
Homemade Chocolate Recipe
You Will Need
- Cocoa powder – 3 tablespoons
- Sugar – 1 cup
- Milk powder/milk – 11/2 cups
- Butter – 100 grams
- A sieve
- A greased plate and a heavy bottomed pan or pot
- Start off by sieving together the milk powder and cocoa powder into a clean and dry bowl. Sieve twice. This will result in milk and cocoa powder that’s fine and smooth to the touch. You can skip the milk powder if you’re using milk.
- Heat the heavy bottomed pan over a low flame. Once the pan is hot to the touch, pour in half a cup of water and add the sugar to it. Stir in the sugar and wait for it to melt. Be patient during this step. Do not raise the flame. Wait for the sugar to melt when on the low flame while stirring as and when required. The sugar syrup should reach a one-thread consistency. Any later or any earlier and your chocolate is ruined.
- To the sugar syrup, add the butter, the milk powder, and the cocoa powder. Wait for the ingredients to melt while stirring continuously. Take the pan off the heat once you see that the ingredients have turned into a well-mixed liquid. You basically should have a mixture that resembles thick and almost gooey syrup.
- Pour the chocolate/chocolate syrup onto the greased plate. Wait for it to cool or turn into a delicious solid. Once this ‘metamorphosis’ becomes a reality, cut the chocolate into bite-sized pieces, and serve.