Sunday, January 31, 2016

Dates & Paan Chocolate, A Chocolate Mouth Freshener.

Dates - 10 to 12 pieces,
For stuffing
Betel leaf (paan) - 2-3 ,
Gulkand (Rose petal jam) - 2 tsp,
Desiccated coconut - 2 tsp,
Fennel seeds - 2 tsp,
Roasted coriander seeds (dhana dal) - 2 tsp,
Cardamom powder -  pinch,
Saffron - pinch,
Almonds (roughly crushed) - 1 tsp,
Cashews (roughly crushed) - 1 tsp.
For coating
Milk chocolate chips - 1/2 cup,
For garnishing
Desiccated coconut - 1/2 tsp (optional).

Deseed dates and remove its top.

In a mixing bowl add all the ingredients from  "For stuffing " section above.

Mix well.

Now stuff prepared stuffing into pitted dates as per the bellow image.

Repeat the process with rest of the dates.

In another bowl, melt chocolate using double boiler (Bain Marie) method. When chocolate is melted completely, give a good stir. 

Now dip stuffed dates into melted chocolate. Chocolate should be coated all over dates.

Remove excess chocolate by tapping fork to the edge of bowl.

Now place chocolate covered dates on wax paper and sprinkle some desiccated coconut on top.

Let it set at room temperature or refrigerate, till it becomes firm. Trim excess chocolate with knife as per below image.

Milk chocolate can be replaced with dark or white chocolate.
Store in refrigerator up to a week.

For other paan recipe, click Paan mukhwasPaan ice cream

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