- Posted February 19, 2013 by
Light and luscious, this chocolate jelly recipe is a simple treat that can be topped with whipped cream and fresh fruits for an awesome dessert. The number one rule for making superior tasting chocolate jelly is to use a good quality dark chocolate that has at least 70 percent cocoa solids. This will assure you of a decadent dessert that although is so easy to assemble, tastes like heaven. Dark chocolate with high levels of cocoa solids also have more polyphenols, which contains loads of antioxidants and a lot of health benefits. Serve coffee jelly with tea or coffee for a stimulating and invigorating afternoon or nightcap.
When buying chocolate use your senses. Since the chocolate will be wrapped and packaged you won’t be able to taste the chocolate and unless you have a preferred brand that has been tried, tested and approved, you have to take risks and experiment. But there are ways to determine the quality of the chocolate without having tastes it first. A good chocolate will have a nice and strong chocolate aroma. Also look at the label and check out the percentage of the cocoa solids, the higher the better. The flavor of the chocolate comes from the solids and the rest are fats or cocoa butter. Some will have sugar or milk, but in this case you want pure dark and bitter chocolate.
Once out of the package, a good chocolate will have a nice clean snap when you break it. It should not crumble or be grainy. The surface should be glossy and pretty. When you put it in your mouth, it should melt easily and is soft and smooth and taste orgasmic. When buying chocolate for melting, you want a chocolate that melts quickly and smoothly. The best kind of chocolate for this is called courveture. Get your home cooking recipes with chocolate here.
2 squares dark chocolate
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
2 cups boiling water
3/4 cup white sugar
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnut meats
2 scoops fresh Whipped cream
Melt the chocolate with little water till it dissolves evenly.
Add vegetable shortening, salt, and cornstarch mixed with sugar. Stir and boil for about 8-10 minutes.
Remove from heat and add vanilla and chopped nuts. Pour at once into wet mold.
When cool, turn out and serve with whipped cream.