Valentine’s Day: caramel chocolates!

Welcome to Little Chef’s apron! Today we’ll be making Valentine’s Day chocolates! I will be using readymade items, but do not worry, I will also provide the recipe for a complete homemade version. Chocolate making is more than just melting and pouring in the mould, I feel that it requires a lot of precision and tricks to get it perfect. I know, that I have been posting a lot of chocolate compound recipes, but I think it’s a new interest that I have!

Ingredients:

1/4 cup milk chocolate compound

1/4 cup dark chocolate compound

4-5 tbsp caramel sauce

Directions:

. I always melt the chocolate in microwave but for a change I thought to do so on a double boiler.

First chop the chocolate and add it in a bowl.

Then in a pan, add water and let it come to a boil.

Then, switch off the flame and place the bowl with chocolate on top of the boiling water.

Let it sit for five minutes until it starts melting from the bottom on its own and stir continuously.

This will take about 4 to 5 minutes until there are no chunks or crystals of chocolate left. Make sure there is not a single drop of water inside the chocolate that you are melting. If moisture gets into the chocolate or on the bowl you are using , The compound will not melt.

Take a silicon mould and add a teaspoon of chocolate to fill it halfway. You can use any mould that wyou have and it could be of any design.

, Take half a teaspoon of caramel sauce and pour it over the already poured chocolate.

Cover this with another layer of chocolate and make sure everything is on the same level.

Let it to set in the refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes. Then carefully pull the silicon mould to take the chocolate out.

Homemade chocolate and homemade caramel sauce:

Chocolate:

Ingredients:

1/4 cup unsalted butter

3 tbsp cocoa powder

3 tbsp powdered sugar

Directions:

Add butter and let it to melt. Then add the cocoa powder and sugar and mix it well.

Once it is well combined cook for 2 to 3 minutes more until there are no lumps. This chocolate will be made by the hardening of the butter and the taste of the butter would not be evident because of the use of cocoa powder.

Caramel sauce:

Ingredients:

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup fresh cream

2 tbsp butter

2 tsp water

Directions:

First add the sugar evenly onto a wide bottomed pan. Also add the water at this stage. Then, let it melt on medium flame and don’t stir until the sugar is caramelised. This is because if you mix with a spatula, Then the sugar would overlap itself and the process would not be proper.

When it has reached a light brown or amber colour then quickly whisk in the butter and then the cream. Make sure that you are at a safe distance because it would bubble up a lot. When it’s all mixed, switch off the flame and quickly transfer to another bowl.

Now the process is same from adding it to the mould and refrigerating

What other chocolates and combinations can you try out?

  • White chocolate with caramel
  • White chocolate with cranberry or strawberry compote
  • You can use jams, crushes
  • brownie truffle
  • Mint filled chocolate
  • Coconut chocolates
  • Nutty bars
  • Ombre chocolate(milk,dark and white together)

Tried out any of my recipes or want to contact me for any other purpose?

If you tried out any of my recipes then make sure to let me know and send me pics either in the comments or:

aarushi407sehgal@gmail.com

I hope you guys like this post and do let me know in the comments.

QUESTION: what is your favourite type of valentine day treat or something chocolatey!

13 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day: caramel chocolates!

  1. Delicious! I love your recipes and photos. Have you thought about putting them all together as a doc. and trying to get them published through a literary agent? I think it would make a lovely cookery book!

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    1. Thank you so much gilly! This comment means a lot to me… I haven’t considered it at all but thanks for putting that thought forward. I am so happy that you like the photos and recipes so much! Thanks again!❤️💕💕

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  2. 𝕆𝕠𝕙, 𝕒𝕟 𝕒𝕞𝕒𝕫𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕍𝕒𝕝𝕖𝕟𝕥𝕚𝕟𝕖’𝕤 𝔻𝕒𝕪 𝕣𝕖𝕔𝕚𝕡𝕖! 𝕀 𝕝𝕠𝕧𝕖 𝕔𝕙𝕠𝕔𝕠𝕝𝕒𝕥𝕖 𝕤𝕠 𝕞𝕦𝕔𝕙, 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕤 𝕝𝕠𝕠𝕜𝕤 𝕝𝕚𝕜𝕖 𝕒 𝕗𝕦𝕟 𝕒𝕔𝕥𝕚𝕧𝕚𝕥𝕪 𝕥𝕠 𝕥𝕣𝕪 𝕒𝕥 𝕙𝕠𝕞𝕖. 🙂

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