Cocoa Butter for cooking: 2 make-at-home recipes using cocoa butter

Cocoa Butter for cooking: 2 make-at-home recipes using cocoa butter

Cocoa butter for cooking. It doesn’t sound strange. But how to use cocoa butter, a skincare ingredient, a chocolate ingredient, become an ingredient in our day to day cooking? Can you make home-made delicacies with cocoa butter? Chefs will answer with a big ‘Yes’. Cocoa butter naturally has a sweet taste and a chocolaty aroma. That makes it suitable for any kind of sweet dish, especially desserts that are served at the end of a meal.

Cocoa butter is used in desserts in European cuisine. Sweet cocoa butter is itself a delicacy that is prepared by boiling cocoa butter. Cocoa butter sticks and cocoa butter cookies are world-famous delicacies which are easy to prepare. This article will provide recipes for making cocoa butter sticks and cocoa butter cookies. Sweet snacks, cocoa butter is best served as a dessert.

Cocoa Butter Sticks Recipe: Cocoa butter sticks is best as a snack or home-party food or for hang outs with friends and family. It is yummy to the palate and is liked by almost everyone, including kids. A candy delicacy, its main ingredient is eggplant eggs.

Ingredients:
Refined flour –  1/2 cups
Cocoa – 1 tablespoon
Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
Salt – 1/2 teaspoon
Cocoa butter –  3/4 cup
Sugar – 3/4 cup
Egg – 2 nos
Blanched almonds –  3 tablespoons
Cold water – 1 tablespoon

Methods to make cocoa butter sticks:
1. Make dough with flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Knead the dough thoroughly and  let it rest.
2. Take cocoa butter, add sugar and whip it nice till the sugar dissolves.
3. Add blended eggs to the mixture and make it fluffy. Use the same method used in cake preparation
4. Add almonds. If necessary, add dry dates. Mix them well with the mixture.
5. Leave the mixture to rest for around 15 – 20 minutes
6. Then, divide the dough into desired portions and roll as sticks
7. Place the rolls in no-grease cookie sheets and brush with cocoa butter sugar and eggs.
8. Sprinkle almonds and required sugar over the sticks.
9. Bake the sticks for 8 – 10 minutes at 400 F.
10. After baking, allow the sticks to cool and serve them the way you want to.

Cocoa Butter Cookies Recipe: Cocoa butter contains substance suitable for chocolates. It is that tasty and aromatic to feel. So, you can imagine how cookies made with cocoa butter will taste like. Below is a recipe to make cocoa butter with cookies:

Ingredients:
Butter or margarine – 3/4 cup
Sugar – 3/4 cup
Egg – 1 no
Flour – 1 3/4 cups
Baking powder –   teaspoon
Salt –  1/2 teaspoon
Unsweetened cocoa – 2 tablespoons
Vanilla essence  – 1/2 teaspoon
Chopped nuts – 1/3 cup
Sugar – 2 teaspoon

Steps to make cocoa butter cookies:
1. Take butter in a bowl and beat it until it is soft and creamy
2. Take egg in another bowl, add sugar and whip it till fluffy
3. Add  flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa, vanilla, nuts and blend well.
4. Leave the dough to rest.
5. Take the dough, roll it and cut in round shapes with cookie cutter.
6. Sprinkle sugar over them and place in buttered sheets or wax papers
7. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes around 240 F
8. After baking, leave them to cool and then, serve.

Posted in Cooking, Uses of Cocoa Butter on Sep 28th, 2010, 9:38 am by jjones   

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