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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

*CONDENSED MILK AND WHITE, MILK AND DARK CHOCOLATE* (GF)

These recipes are from More Splendid Low-Carbing: I figured I can't give a recipe for melting chocolate without giving a chocolate recipe.

First, you'll need the Condensed milk recipe:

CONDENSED MILK
The consistency and taste is very similar to the real thing.

1/3 cup whipping cream
1/3 cup butter, softened
3 tbsp water
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup Splenda Granular
1/3 cup whey protein powder (vanilla or natural)
1/3 cup powdered milk (I use whole milk powder, but skim milk powder is fine too)
1/8 tsp my Thickening Agent, OR Xanthan Gum

In blender, place whipping cream, butter, water, vanilla extract, Splenda Granular, whey protein powder, milk powder and Thickening AgenT or Xanthan gum. Blend until smooth.

Yield: 1 1/8 cups
1 tbsp, 65.8 calories, 2.0 g protein, 5.6 g fat, 2.0 g carbs

Tip: This recipe will not work well in recipes that require heating or baking at high temperatures.

DELUXE WHITE CHOCOLATE
My son, Jonathan,loves this.

2 x Condensed Milk recipe above
2 oz cocoa butter, melted

In blender, prepare Condensed Milk (double all ingredients). In small cereal bowl, place cooca butter and melt in microwave oven about 3 minutes. Stir to ensure all cocoa butter has melted. Add to condensed milk mixture and blend until smooth. Pour into 8-inch square glass baking dish. Freeze until firm. Keep frozen. Thaw a few minutes before cutting.

Yield: 64 pieces
1 piece: 43.9 calories, 1.2 g protein, 3.9 g fat, 1.1 g carbs

Variations: Stir in blanched, chopped macadamias, hazelnutes or almonds.

DELUXE MILK CHOCOLATE: Omit cocoa butter and use 2 oz (2 squares) unsweetened chocolate. Use Chocolate Whey Protein powder, if desired in Condensed Milk. (1.3 g carbs)
DELUXE DARK CHOCOLATE: If desired, use 4 squares unsweetened chocolate for a more intense flavored chocolate. (1.4 g carbs)


Helpful Hints: If you have a source for unsweetened Belgian chocolate that could be even nicer. I've only ever tried this with Baker's unsweetened chocolate. One can play and have fun with this recipe. It's possible to make a layer of white chocolate and a top layer of milk chocolate.