Homemade Chocolate. Recipe from Lakshmi Nair. Cookery video of homemade chocolate available on you tube !!
Makes: 28 – 30 moulded chocolates
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
5 tablespoon drinking chocolate
5 tablespoon icing sugar
2 tablespoon milk powder
4 level tablespoon milkmaid sweetened condensed milk
In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together (cocoa powder, milk powder, drinking chocolate and icing sugar) with a thick tablespoon.
To the above dry ingredient mix, add 4 leveled tablespoons of milkmaid sweetened condensed milk and mix well with a tablespoon (until it is uniformly mixed). Gently knead this mix and make a soft dough (like a soft chapatti dough). If the dough is dry ( not soft enough), sprinkle an extra 1/2 to 1 teaspoon milkmaid condensed milk and knead again to a soft dough.
Divide this dough into 28 – 30 portions. Cast this dough to desired size and shape or use chocolate mould to get perfect shapes. The dough can also shaped to round balls. If chocolate mould is used, it is recommended to store the mould with dough in refrigerator for 6 hours until it completely sets. Once set, remove the chocolate carefully from the mould with the help of a sharp needle. Wrap these chocolates in colourful gift paper. These chocolates can make a perfect homemade gift for all occasions. Store them refrigerated.