Put it in a milkshake, whip it into a cake or cover fruits with it for a delectable treat - chocolate is extremely versatile. Here are five recipes to bond with your children over chocolate
By Ashwin Dewan
Who does not like biting on a slab of creamy, rich chocolate every now and then? Described by the ancient Mayans as 'the food of the Gods,' chocolate is one food item that is on the favourite list of all age groups. Famous for its versatility – you can have chocolate by itself, add it to milkshakes, use it as an ingredient in cakes, pour liquid chocolate on top of an ice-cream – chocolate can be enjoyed in various ways.
In the article, Chocolate: Health Benefits, Facts, and Research, published in a medical website, writer Joseph Nordqvist discusses how despite the bad reputation that chocolate has for causing weight gain, it has many health benefits as well.
So, chocolate is not all about sugar, milk, butter, and cacao. It has a unique, rich, and sweet taste. Considered by many as the ultimate comfort food, let us look at five tasty chocolate recipes that you can make with your children and this will surely be a great bonding exercise.
Note: The quantity of the ingredients may vary from one recipe to another. It depends on the cook and the number of persons the dish is being made for.
Everyone loves the good old chocolate brownie. If you add fudge and walnut to the brownie, even better! Lower in fat than the traditional brownies, the intense rich taste from the cocoa, melted chocolate, and chunks of chocolate in this recipe is unbeatable.
Baklava is a classic Mediterranean dessert that comprises of layered dough, nuts, and honey. When you put chocolate spread with a hint of butter to this dish, the result is simply delicious. This chocolate version of the Baklava contains creamy hazelnut-chocolate spread that adds rich flavour to this pastry.
Chocolate pudding is the preferred choice of dessert for many people the world over, who swear by its rich texture and delicious taste. Although, chocolate pudding found in restaurants and stores are decent in terms of flavour and quantity, homemade chocolate pudding can taste equally good.
Children love cookies and chocolate chip cookies are the ultimate in cookies. Easy to make and made with simple, easily available ingredients – the chocolate chip cookies can be had with milk or by itself. The soft exterior of the cookie combines with the bits of chocolate to make for one delicious food item.
This tasty chocolate recipe is a winner in the yummy dessert stakes. To make this pudding, slices of white bread are spread with chocolate hazelnut and soaked in delicious custard. The sweetness of the chocolate hazelnut gets dissolved in the custard giving this dish a wonderful taste.
Cooking is an enjoyable pastime that creates lots of food-related memories. And, if the memory involves chocolate, it becomes that much sweeter. Know about even more recipes that involve chocolate by going through this ClipBook.
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