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Cooking with chocolate


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Basic cooking with chocolate

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Cooking with chocolate

  1. 1. Year 6 cooking day Cooking with Chocolate
  2. 2. Cooking with Chocolate <ul><li>Desserts </li></ul><ul><li>Hot & cold beverages </li></ul><ul><li>Petit fours </li></ul>
  3. 3. Desserts <ul><li>Chocolate mud cake </li></ul><ul><li>Strawberries dipped in chocolate </li></ul><ul><li>White chocolate fudge </li></ul><ul><li>Chocolate ice-cream </li></ul>
  4. 4. Beverages <ul><li>Hot chocolate drink </li></ul><ul><li>Chocolate ice-cream spider </li></ul><ul><li>Chocolate and hazel nut thick shake </li></ul>
  5. 5. Petit Fours <ul><li>Small bite size after dinner treats </li></ul><ul><li>Different flavors and textures </li></ul><ul><li>Dark, milk or white </li></ul>
  6. 6. Chocolate Slice <ul><li>Ingredients </li></ul><ul><li>125g butter, chopped </li></ul><ul><li>1/2 cup caster sugar </li></ul><ul><li>1 teaspoon vanilla essence </li></ul><ul><li>1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder </li></ul><ul><li>1 egg, lightly beaten </li></ul><ul><li>250g packet arrowroot biscuits, roughly chopped </li></ul><ul><li>1 tablespoon desiccated coconut </li></ul><ul><li>Method </li></ul><ul><li>Grease and line a 3cm-deep, 16.5cm x 26cm (base) slab pan with baking paper, allowing a 2cm overhang at both long ends. Place butter, sugar, vanilla and cocoa in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes or until butter melts. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool. </li></ul><ul><li>Add egg to chocolate mixture and whisk to combine. Place saucepan over low heat. Cook, whisking constantly, for 10 minutes or until mixture is thick, glossy and smooth. Transfer to a large bowl. </li></ul><ul><li>Add biscuits and stir to combine. Spoon into prepared pan. Smooth surface. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours or until set. </li></ul><ul><li>Make chocolate icing: Sift icing sugar and cocoa together into a bowl. Add butter and boiling water. Stir until smooth. Spread icing over slice. Sprinkle with coconut. Allow icing to set. Slice and serve. </li></ul>Chocolate icing 2 cups pure icing sugar 1/4 cup cocoa powder 40g butter, melted 2 tablespoons boiling water