How to Make Your Own Chocolate Gourmet Dessert


Chocolate is one of the easiest gourmet ingredients to work with. Sure, the end product may look impressive. But, some of the best chocolate desserts are actually fairly easy to prepare. For some, the most challenging part is melting the chocolate. This article will feature tips on working with chocolate and also a simple recipe for making chocolate candies.

Finding Great Recipes

The next thing you need to do is find a great recipe to follow. There are some wonderful cookbooks as well as some great sources online. Just read the recipe through first to make sure you understand all the instructions and to double check to make sure nothing is omitted.

Melting Chocolate

The very first thing you need to learn how to do is melt the chocolate. This is usually done using the double burner method. To do it, take a medium saucepan and fill with about two inches of water. Place a metal mixing bowl on top (make sure it’s bigger than the mouth of the saucepan). Set the heat medium and place the chocolate. That’s it. Now all you need to do is wait for it to melt. This is an essential part of using chocolate in recipes.

Easy Gourmet Chocolate Recipe

These look really great when finished but take minutes to prepare. Melt the chocolate as described above. Stir in some chopped nuts, dried fruit, or coconut flakes. Use your imagination! My favorite ingredients are almonds, peanuts, and coconut flakes. Feel free to come up with your own ideas and combinations. Anyway, drop the chocolate and nut mixture on to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and let it harden. You can speed the process up by putting it in the fridge.

Final Thoughts

Working with chocolate is a lot easier than it first appears. Just find a great recipe to prepare or impresse your friends with the chocolate candy recipe!

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