Homemade Chocolate Recipe for Christmas with full Video Tutorial
Chocolate, a piece of warmth, delight and heaven. Do you remember the first time you held chocolate in your hand and felt the magic? The taste of chocolates is undeniably something that makes anyone fall in love with it; and this Homemade Chocolate Recipe for Christmas is healthy, guilt-free and irresistible. Chocolates make us blissful so gifting chocolate is a great idea to make someone happy!
Chocolates and Christmas are synonymous. The famous chocolate log has an interesting tale behind it. Large slices of wood to heat homes were lit in every fireplace; a fire around which the whole family would gather. During the nineteenth century, the wood fireplace was replaced with iron stoves. Logs of wood became ornamental, and some innovative pastry chefs came up with the idea of turning them into pastry logs. The chocolate icing looks like the bark of the natural log lit before. In Mexico, the turkey has a layer of chocolate on top while in Italy children receive pieces of chocolate from the witch Befana.
Until a decade ago, In India, food gifting was generally restricted to traditional mithai. But now, chocolate has become a go-to gift for every occasion because of its dependable quality, luxurious appeal, heavenly taste and eye-catching wrapping. Chocolates are the best form of, expressing love and gratitude and spreading cheer. The delicately moulded, creative chunks are not only pleasing to the eye but are something we sweet-toothed Indians find mouth-watering
Queen Victoria gave Christmas/New Year’s gift of chocolates to the British soldiers fighting the Boer War in South Africa, in 1900. This soon became a trend and chocolates were the perfect gifts for X-mas.
Homemade Chocolate Recipe for Christmas
Do you agree, that?
- Chocolates are delectable, rich, creamy, and flavourful.
- Chocolate is a matchless luxurious indulgence that’s affordable.
- Chocolate is traditionally linked with romance, decadence; it’s a perfect gift to express your feelings to someone you love.
- Chocolate brings cheerfulness. It is a well-received gift and indubitably makes the receiver genuinely smile( watch a kid’s face light up when you give chocolate)
- Chocolate is packed so beautifully and make the best gift package.
My friend, Kalpana was here last week and I made good use of the time together to hone my chocolate making skills; she makes really delectable chocolates and besan laddoos.
This recipe is easy if you remember the 1-2-3 measurements. One cup of Cocoa, 2 of Sugar and 3 of Milk powder. A half-cup of butter and a half cup of water is all you need to make these decadent squares of sweetness. You can add nuts, raisins, Choco-chips, sprinkles or anything else you fancy while setting it.
Do check out my other Christmas recipes-Christmas Tree Sandwiches, Christmas Dessert, Cream Cheese Christmas Tree, Christmas Fruit Skewers, Kid-friendly Christmas Recipes, Homemade Mini-Doughnuts, Whole-wheat Carrot & Cinnamon Cake.
Recipe for Homemade Chocolate Recipe for Christmas
1 cup Cadbury’s cocoa powder
2 cups Sugar
½ cup of water
3 cups of Amulya Milk Powder
½ cup of Amul Butter
Almonds-peeled and halved
Firstly, prepare a tray and set aside. Apply butter or ghee on the tray and then line it with butter paper. Grease the butter paper nicely, as well. You can use a non-stick tray or silicone baking tray if you have it.
Next, sift the milk powder and cocoa.
Subsequently, take a heavy wok or Kadai and add the sugar. Now, add half a cup of water.
Make a sugar syrup of one string consistency and turn off the flame.
Next, add the sieved flour and stir to make a smooth, satiny sauce.
Pour it over the greased butter paper.
Allow to cool for two hours.
Finally, add the sprinkles, almonds and cut the soft chocolate into squares.
Fold Homemade Chocolate Recipe for Christmas in wrappers and store in an airtight container.
- Add nuts of your choice while mixing the syrup and cocoa mix
- Keep the chocolate plain or add sprinkles, choco-chips.
- Cook in a non-stick kadai and pour in a non-stick or silicone tray for best results.