Tuesday, December 23, 2008
CHOCOLATE CANDY (GF)
The taste of this chocolate is awesome! This chocolate makes a fabulous sauce as well (use right away). The hedgehog shapes are fun and substantial.
1 Batch Condensed Milk (For Baking)
2 oz cocoa butter (melt about 3 min in microwave oven)[Amazon.com]
1 oz unsweetened baker's chocolate
1/2 cup (3 oz) sugarless chocolate chips (www.netrition.com OR
use 70% Lindt chocolate, or gluten-free chocolate of choice
1 - 2 tbsp liqueur of choice (optional)
Prepare condensed milk (see my blog recipe listing) as directed in blender. Add cocoa butter, melted chocolate (pour boiling water over all the chocolate in a bowl until molten - pour water off) and liqueur, if using.
Spoon into candy molds that have been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray (I'm not sure if one can omit this step - someone know?). One could first add some chopped nuts or whole almonds or hazelnuts to the forms and then pour in the chocolate. They can be poured into bon bon cups (use two for stability and to keep the shape better). Freeze. Use a knife to lift out of forms (from one corner). Keep the chocolate in the freezer.
In the photo some frosting is visible on the surface of the chocolate, but it does not interfere with the taste which is smooth and creamy.
Labels: Confections and Frostings