Thursday, February 9, 2012

Home Made Chocolate Recipe-Chocolate Recipe

A homemade chocolate is a special way of telling your dear ones that you love them a lot. Chocolates, that too home made makes an excellent gift for your friends or family. This simple recipe is from a television show which I had noted it down long time back. I have tried this recipe several times and love it very much. My favorite is nutties as I love chocolate and nuts combination. Today let us learn how to make chocolates and nutties at home following this easy chocolate recipe.

Show your affection this Valentine's Day with these heart shaped Chocolates

homemade chocolate

Homemade Chocolates

Homemade Chocolates

 Prep Time : 5 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Yields: 18-20 Heart shaped chocolates
 Recipe CategoryChocolate
 Recipe CuisineIndian
 Author:

   Ingredients needed

   Sweetened Condensed milk - 400 grams
   Unsalted Butter - 100 grams
   Cocoa powder - 6 tsp
   Sugar - 6 tsp
   Liquid Glucose - 1/4 tsp
   Milk - 2-3 tbsp


Preparation

Dissolve liquid glucose in 2-3 tsp of cold water nicely. It is the ingredient used to set the chocolate.

Mix cocoa powder in a little milk and keep it aside.

Grease a plate with butter and keep it aside.

Method

Take a kadai or pan and mix all the ingredients well first. (condensed milk, cocoa powder mixed with milk, butter, sugar and liquid glucose).

Then switch on the heat and keep on stirring it on medium heat until it leaves the sides of the pan. Look at the picture below. The important point to be noted here is that the dough should not stick to your hands.

how to make chocolate

Then transfer it to the greased plate to cool. After it cools a little, scoop a little mixture with a spoon and place it in slightly greased heart moulds or any other moulds and press it nicely. Repeat the same process for the rest of the chocolate. Leave it for an hour to set. (Plastic moulds of different shapes are available in the market for making chocolates )

How to make Nutties
(If you do not have plastic moulds, you can make nutties)

Blanch and roast almonds. (Put them in hot water, remove the skin, dry it well and roast it slightly)

Take a small amount of chocolate dough, flatten it in your hands, place half an almond inside it and roll it into a smooth ball. You will get chocolate nutties.

Go one more step further if you like - Roll them in coarsely powdered cashew nuts to make it even more delicious.

Or you can insert a plastic lolly pop stick to the nutties and make chocolate lollipops.

Note - It will set in room temperature and need not be refrigerated and it will not melt if kept outside.

Shelf life and storage - Store it in an air tight container. Stays good for 7-10 days.

Enjoy this Valentine's Day by making this easy Heart shaped Chocolate.

More Chocolate Recipes

Easy Chocolate Cake

No cook no bake chocolate fudge

Brownies

Eggless chocolate cupcakes

Meet you all again with more interesting recipes, till then it is bye from Padhu of Padhuskitchen.

54 comments:

  1. i was searching recipe to make homemade chocolates & i find urs :).. its really nice padhu what if i don't have glucose? how does it actually help?

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  2. Liquid glucose is used to help the chocolate set well and hold shape even at room temperature.

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  3. lovely recipe.the chocolates look divine!

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  4. looks perfect and mouthwatering...yummm.

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  5. Sweetie,you are an angel for this Valentine. :)
    Who teaches making chocolates in such an easy way as u did; I just loved reading each step you contributed. This for sure is getting bookmarked. :)

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  6. wonderful recipe,thxs for sharing it!!

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  7. my mom makes this when we were kids. nice presentation

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  8. This is cool, wud luv to try this out..

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  9. Looks fantastic,perfectly done! Thanks for visiting :)

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  10. amazing recipe ...looks just like the ready made ones...just wondering where will i find liquid glucose in blre ??

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  11. Hey,
    I realized suddenly, you can link this to my ongoing event: Cakes, Cookies and Desserts
    http://anjali-cooklog.blogspot.com/2012/02/announcing-my-first-event-cakes-cookies.html

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  12. Those are perfect.... a great idea to take heart away this Valentine's Day!

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  13. yummy cookies.....luks so perfect

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  14. Home made chocolates are really good, I made some for this Christmas :-)

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  15. Padhu dear, u r amazing :) Such a great way to present those cute chocolate, lovely...

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  16. They are absolutely yummy treats :) I just love the way u garnish the food.

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  17. These chocolates look so tempting. A great recipe.

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  18. Chocolate are sooo cute....luvly!!!

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  19. Thank u so much for the recipe padhu... definitely wil try this for this Vday... :D What can i substitute liuid glucose with...??

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  20. Wow - love the chocolate hearts...I must try this recipe soon. Just need to find the Chocolate moulds.

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  21. with what can i substitute gluscose

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  22. where can u get liquid glucose?

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  23. Wow atlast got this recipe..I had tried for making chocolate...I made chocolate from semi sweet chocolate bars,milk then melt and pour int ungreased plastic heart candy mold..and refrigerate..it did nt come out well..what is the error for tat? :( Please help me padhu :(

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  24. You must have some binding agent to prevent the chocolate from melting in room temperature. Liquid glucose is actually confectionery glue which does that job. You get liquid glucose in all major supermarkets .I got it in Nilgiris .Try this recipe -it will not let you down

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  25. Awesome chocolates! Having a small doubt. Can we use the butter that we make at home utilised to prepare ghee? Unsalted butter from the market is expensive as well as difficult to procure.

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  26. Dear Sudha

    You can any unsalted butter.

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  27. hello,
    i too couldn't find liquid glucose in hyderabad.
    can you please help me out with that.i got all others.

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  28. Nice post, will try the recipe next weekend

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  29. Wow, thanks a lot....
    Very easy and very nice presentation....
    Am not getting liquid glucose anywhere though
    Can liquid glucose be prepared at home?

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  30. how do i get liquid glucose.... Can i mix glucon-d powder with water to get liquid glucose????
    yadnya

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  31. Dear Yadnya
    Liquid glucose is actually confectionery glue. You will get in all shops which sells baking goods.
    You cannot mix glucon-D powder with water and use for this recipe. That has nothing to do with liquid glucose

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  32. liquid glucose is available in Hyderabd at Deccan Bottling stores Gowliguda( sold by Kgs) , Balaji grand Bazaar Basheerbagh.(small quantity)

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  33. Hi...was searching for this receipe desperately...long back I have tried it but was not able to recollect all the ingredients..will try it for my son.....thanks for sharing!!...Sonu

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  34. Liquid glucose is confectionery glue. It prevents the chocolate from melting at room temperature. I do not know of any replacement.

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  35. Hi padhu, I really liked your recipe. I just want to know, can I add roasted almonds to the dough even if I want to place it in the plastic moulds?

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  36. Of course you can, it will be even more tasty. But chop roasted almonds and then add. I had problems with my net connection, so could not reply to you immediately.

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  37. Hi Padhu. Im busy making this now but it's not coming together in the pan, it's very liquidy! Followed the recipe to the tee. Please help!

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  38. Zee - It is liquid glucose (confectionary glue)which hold the chocolate together and prevents it from melting at room temperature .You should mix liquid glucose with just little water (may be around 2-3 tsp). I think you should have added more water.

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  39. thanks alot dear..
    it is superb making chocolate at home

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  40. mam, i try this but not use liquid glucose, my choclates are not set after putting these choclates in freezer also, whats reason for this? if i can't get liquid glucose is there any option

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  41. Ruchi - It is liquid glucose which helps the chocolate to set. So if you avoid that, the chocolate will not set. You will get liquid glucose in shops where you get baking products. There is a totally different recipe in which you prepare sugar syrup and add cocoa powder which I have not yet posted. Liquid glucose is a must for this recipe.

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  42. Dear padhu for how many minutes should I cook the mixture. I followed the exact same recipe and taste wise it's superb but the chocolates have turned out bit harder.

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    1. If the chocolate is harder, I assume that you have overcooked it. Once it starts to leave the sides of the pan, you can switch it off. Grease your fingers with ghee and touch the mixture slightly after it cools a little, if it does not stick to your fingers, then it is perfect.

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  43. Hi padhu , today I want to make chocolate. Pls mention which brand have u used for Sweetened Condensed milk
    Unsalted Butter
    Cocoa powder
    Liquid Glucose
    Milk.I want to make perfect chocolates.I want 20 heart shape chocolates means I need to buy 20 heart shape plastic moulds is it correct padhu..

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    1. I used milkmaid, hatsan butter, blue bird cocoa powder. Liquid glucose - I got it in Chennai Egmore. Try in shops which sell baking supplies. Do not remember the brand. Regarding milk - just enough milk to mix the cocoa powder - around 2 tsp

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  44. Hi padhu,pls mention how many spoons of milk...thanks regards sarika

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  45. Hi padhu, chocolate came out well. Thanks. But was little harder. Like five star instead of dairy milk.. Nxt time I will reduce cooking time n try. Should it come smoother? Regds reena

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  46. Padhu, only 1/4tsp of liquid glucose will be enough to hold the chocolate firmly?

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