Recently during my casual visit to one of my neighbours, I was offered chocolates. Well, who can resist chocolates? At least not me ! I gladly took one and found them to be delicious. She then told me that they were home-made. After hearing that, I took another one and was keen to have the recipe. She apparently, got this recipe from her friend who got it from hers and so on and so forth.
Well to cut a long story short, I prepared it immediately and thought of sharing the same with you all. So here it is.
Raksha-Bandhan is fast approaching, this is a treat to all the brothers.
Happy Raksha-Bandhan day to you all.
|Wheat flour||1 cup|
|Cocoa powder||3 tbsps|
|Vanilla essence||1 tsp|
- Heat a non-stick pan.
- Add butter, wheat flour, curds and sugar in it and keeping the flame low, mix it well and stir the mixture from time to time so that no lumps are formed.
- When the mixture becomes semi-solid and leaves the sides of the pan, add vanilla essence and cocoa powder and keep stirring till the the whole mixture turns into a solid mass. This may take about an hour and a half.
- In the meantime, prepare a greased plate/tray and keep it aside.
- When the mixture hardens and turns into a solid mass, remove from flame, and place the contents on to the greased plate and immediately spread it as evenly as possible.
- Cut it into squares and allow it to cool in the plate.
- When completly cooled, separate each square and store them in air tight container.
|Curd, butter, wheat flour and sugar being mixed together|
|The mixture being stirred to prevent any lumps being formed|
|Vanilla essence added|
|Cocoa powder added|
|A solid mass formed|
|Mixture spread evenly and cut into squares|
|Chocolates ready to be devoured!|
Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 1hour 30 mins.
Makes: 56 pieces ( each pc. approx. 1.5inch square in size)
- Can be kept for a month or two when stored in an air-tight container and refrigerated.
- To make it more attractive, you can wrap them up individually in coloured /silver foil wrappers.
- To enhance its taste, you can also add chopped nuts and raisins.
- I have noticed that the colour of the cocoa lightens as the mixture hardens.
- I greased a baking tray and also placed a greased butter paper for easy removal of the chocolate pieces when cooled.