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Cooking With Chocolate

  1. 1. Cooking With Chocolate
  2. 2. <ul><li>Pasilla Mole . </li></ul><ul><li>Ingredients </li></ul><ul><li>4 to 6 dried pasilla chilies 1 can chopped tomatoes ¼ cup toasted sesame seeds 3 cloves garlic, chopped ¾ cup (2 dl) chopped onion 2 oz (60 g) bittersweet chocolate (70-85%) ½ teaspoon ground cloves 1 cup (2.4 dl) chicken broth ½ teaspoon ground pepper ½ teaspoons ground coriander ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon salt to taste </li></ul><ul><li>Method </li></ul><ul><li>Soak the dried chilies in hot water until soft. Remove stem, remove seeds if you wish a mild flavor. Chop the chilies. </li></ul><ul><li>In a blender mix tomatoes, onion, garlic, chopped chilies, most of the sesame seeds, chicken broth, raisins and spices, and puree on high speed. </li></ul><ul><li>Heat the sauce, cook for 10-20 minutes while stirring frequently. Add chocolate. Add salt to taste, and more spices if needed. </li></ul><ul><li>Serve with chicken, sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on top; serve rice and salad with sweet peppers as side dishes. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Chocolate Lava Cake </li></ul><ul><li>Yield: 10 servings   </li></ul><ul><li>Ingredients </li></ul><ul><li>10 oz (280 g) bittersweet chocolate (70% cocoa) 4/5 cup (180 g) butter 8 eggs 1+¼ cup (275 g) sugar 1+¼ cup (140 g) all-purpose flour </li></ul><ul><li>Method </li></ul><ul><li>Preheat oven to 350 deg F (Gas mark 4 or 180 deg C). </li></ul><ul><li>Grease 10 large muffin tins or cups; paper muffin bake cups can also be used. </li></ul><ul><li>Break the chocolate into small pieces and melt it with butter over hot water. </li></ul><ul><li>Beat the eggs with sugar and mix with flour. </li></ul><ul><li>Slowly fold in the melted butter and chocolate. </li></ul><ul><li>Bake at 350 degrees for only 8-12 minutes; the outer part should be cooked and the inner part liquid. </li></ul><ul><li>The Chocolate Lava Cakes may be served hot on its own or with custard, whipped cream, ice cream and / or berries. The Lava Cakes may be dusted with icing sugar. If your Lava Cakes stick to the tin/cup after baking, you should try lining the tins/cups with aluminum foil and grease the lined tins/cups well before use. You can also use paper muffin bake cups. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Cocoa Spiced Beef Stir-Fry </li></ul><ul><li>Ingredients: </li></ul><ul><li>2 cups beef broth 3 tablespoons soy sauce </li></ul><ul><li>2 tablespoons cornstarch 2 tablespoons HERSHEY'S Cocoa </li></ul><ul><li>2 teaspoons minced garlic(about 4 cloves) </li></ul><ul><li>1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes </li></ul><ul><li>1 pound boneless top round or flank beef steak </li></ul><ul><li>3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided 1-1/2 cups large onion pieces </li></ul><ul><li>1 cup carrot slices 3 cups fresh broccoli florets and pieces </li></ul><ul><li>1-1/2 cups sweet red pepper slices Hot cooked rice </li></ul><ul><li>Additional soy sauce Cashew or peanut pieces(optional) </li></ul><ul><li>Directions: 1.Stir together beef broth, soy sauce, cornstarch, cocoa, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes; set aside. Cut beef steak into 1/4- inch wide strips. 2. Heat large skillet or wok over high heat about 1 minute or until hot. Drizzle about 1 tablespoon oil into pan; heat about 30 seconds. Add beef strips; stir-fry until well browned. Remove from heat; set aside. 3. Drizzle remaining 2 tablespoons oil into pan; add onion pieces and carrots. Stir-fry until onion is crisp, but tender. Add broccoli and red pepper strips; cook until crisp-tender. 4. Return beef to pan; add broth mixture. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil and thickens. Serve over hot rice with additional soy sauce and cashew pieces, if desired. 4 to 6 servings. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies </li></ul><ul><li>Ingredients: </li></ul><ul><li>2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda </li></ul><ul><li>1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened </li></ul><ul><li>3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar </li></ul><ul><li>1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs </li></ul><ul><li>2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips </li></ul><ul><li>1 cup chopped nuts(optional) </li></ul><ul><li>Directions: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Heat oven to 375°F. 2. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add eggs; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts, if desired. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. 3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 5 dozen cookies. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Easy Brownies made with cocoa </li></ul><ul><li>Ingredients </li></ul><ul><li>¾ cup butter 1+½ cup sugar 2 teaspoon vanilla 3 eggs ¾ cup all-purpose flour ½ cup cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder a pinch of salt (optional) 3 oz (100 g) chopped pecans or walnuts (optional </li></ul><ul><li>Preheat oven to 350 deg F (Gas mark 4 or 180 deg C). </li></ul><ul><li>Line a 13 x 9 in (33 x 23 cm) cake tin with grease proof or other non-stick paper and grease the tin. Melt the butter. </li></ul><ul><li>Beat eggs with sugar, and add vanilla, flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt (optional) and melted butter. </li></ul><ul><li>Add chopped nuts. </li></ul><ul><li>Bake at 350 degrees until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, approximately 20-30 minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>Cool the cake. Dust with powdered sugar or glace with your favorite chocolate frosting . </li></ul>

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