Chocolate Barfi

Chocolate Barfi

home made chocolate

It was in Ooty where I saw the streets lined with shops having boards reading “Home Made Chocolate”. There were tons of varieties and each shop had a different taste. Yes I “invested”a lot of time in sampling the chocolates. There were the standard varieties: Milk chocolates, Dark chocolates, White Chocolates, Almonds etc. There were some interesting ones too like Mint, Mango and Butter scotch. While Ooty home made chocolates are famous, there is even a shop in Bangalore called “Ooty chocolate”, I am trying a home made chocolate recipe. Now this is my mother’s recipe and like all her recipe this one too easy to make and tastes amazing. This barfi last for a few days and lasts longer in air tight containers.

Ingredients:

  • Coco powder: 6 tbsp
  • Butter: 120gm
  • Sugar: 12 tbsp
  • Condensed Milk: 1tin
  • Nuts (Almonds, Cashew, Wall nut): 1/2 cup

Preparation:

  •  Powder the sugar
  • sugar 20130720_095629Add the coco powder and mix with the powdered sugar
  • cocoa-sugarCut the nuts into small pieces

Method:

  • Melt the butter in a thick bottomed vesselmelted butter
  • Add in the condensed milk

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  • Keep stirring
  • Reduced the flame to low and keep stirring for 2mins
  • Slowly keep adding the powdered sugar and coco powder mixture and keep stirring through out
  • Make sure no lumps are formed
  • Add in the chopped nut
  • Keep the chocolate mixture on the low heat for about 15mins and keep stirring
  • The mixture will come together and the raw smell of the coco powder will dissapear
  • As the mixture comes together pour thr chocolate onto a greased tray

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  • Spread the chocolate. Take a knife and gently make cuts on the hot chocolate. Doing this will make it easy to cut out the chocolate pieces.
  • choco_cutsOnce the chocolate has cooled down, remove from the tray and slowly break into pieces.

Note: Almonds, cashews, walnuts etc can be broken into pieces and added into the liquid butter and cocoa mixture