Monday, January 26, 2009

Mint Filled Chocolates


From a long time i wanted to try this type of chocolate as i love the flavour of mint a lot.....so the other day while going through some of nita metha's recipe i found this mint chocolate recipe and thought of trying it immediately and thought of sharing this yummy recipe with u all too.....i have done slight changes to her recipe by adding nuts to it to make it more yummy....well its a very easy home made chocolates yet very delicious and can be made within few minutes......so here goes the recipe

Ingredients

For the filling

1/2 cup icing sugar sifted

1/2 tsp mint essence or 2-3 polo sweets crushed to a powder and sifted

1/2 tsp lemon  juice

1-2 drops of green colour

1 tbsp milk for binding

a pinch of salt

Covering

200 gms of  dark chocolate cut into small pieces

1/4 cup chopped cashewnuts 

Few cashewnuts for garnishing

Method

  • Mix all the ingredients of the filling except milk
  • Add milk little by little,mixing well, the sugar leaves water and dough might become loose if the milk is not added carefully ...mix well to form a firm dough
  • Make small flattened balls and chill for half an hour
  • For the outer covering, cut the bitter chocolate into small pieces
  • Take a pan with 1/4 cup of water and boil it and lower the flame
  • Take a slightly bigger metal bowl and put the chocolate bits in it and place it on the pan of hot water in such a way that the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water( double boiler)
  • Stir it and the chocolate will melt slowly, when almost melted and switch off the flame
  • Stir after removing from fire till fully melted and add chopped cashewnuts in it and mix well
  • Immediately dip the small flattened mint balls in this melted chocolates with the help of a spoon and coat well as shown below
  • Lastly garnish it with nuts
  • Place it on the greased aluminium foil and refrigerate it for 10 hours and serve whenever u want to have or when when u have guest at home 

Note: always keep the remaining ones refrigerated

( u can use Milk chocolate also if u dont prefer dark chocolates....but it will be very sweet if u use milk chocolates as the filling is also very sweet)