Compound chocolate is an inexpensive alternative to true chocolate. It is easily available in the market for baking and garnishing. Compound chocolate is like a blank canvas when it comes to baking because you can do wonders with it. Try a wide variety of recipes and create your own as well. If you are someone who loves chocolate you must have this in your fridge at all times for impromptu baking sessions or for garnishing your coffee and desserts as well.
Here are 5 wonderful recipes you should try with compound chocolate.
1. Chocolate Fudge
This 2 ingredient recipe is simple and very easy to make and the result is rich and delicious. All you need to make this is condensed milk and compound chocolate. Chop your compound chocolate in small pieces then in a pan add your can of condensed milk and add your chopped up chocolate until you get a rich brown colour. Line a tray with butter paper and pour the mixture into it and allow it to cool and set. Once that is done add some chocolate powder on top and cut it into small pieces.
2. Hot Chocolate
As the winters are approaching, hot chocolate sounds like a very good idea at the end of the day. And for a delicious cup of hot chocolate, all you need is compound chocolate, cream, and milk. Add your milk to a shallow vessel and heat it. Add your compound chocolate to it and one spoon of cream for a nice texture and mix well until everything is well combined. Pour it in a nice big mug and top it up with whipped cream or marshmallows to make it even better.
3. Chocolate Mousse
For this recipe, you only need two ingredients which are compound chocolate and whipping cream. The recipe is simple and will give you a great dessert to serve at parties or for eating it straight out of the bowl on a movie night. Add your whipping cream to a bowl and whip it with a hand mixer until it starts forming soft peaks. Once that is done add melted compound chocolate to it in parts and keep whipping until you get the desired intensity of the chocolate in the cream. Once that’s done put it in the freezer to set it then you can add it to a piping bag and serve it chilled.
4. Mug Brownie
For someone who lives alone if you try this once you’ll make it again and again because it hassle-free and easy to make. In a microwave-safe mug add your one teaspoon flour, one or two teaspoon flour, two teaspoon cocoa powder, a dash of vanilla essence, pinch of baking soda, and mix your dry ingredients well then add your butter or ghee along with 3 teaspoons of milk and a lot o chopped up compound chocolate to make it really rich and delicious and put it in the microwave until it’s done and enjoy it with a scoop of ice cream on top.
5. Chocolate Ganache
This recipe requires only 3 ingredients and can be used in different places like for decorating your cakes, muffins, and even brownies. You need compound chocolate, whipping cream, and butter for this recipe. Take a shallow vessel and add water to it for boiling and on top of that add a utensil to combine everything in but make sure that the utensil doesn’t touch the water. Add your compound chocolate to it followed by the cream and stir it until well combined then add spoon butter to it, once everything is combined take it off the stove and let it cool in the fridge then enjoy your thick ganache on the dessert of your choice.
These were five simple recipes using compound chocolate which you must try if you’re a chocolate lover since compound chocolate is easily available in the market and who doesn’t love dessert or drink that includes chocolate.