Food

Rustic Dark Chocolate Cake.

Ever had one of those days where you feel like Ratatouille and decide to do an experimental recipe of your own?

My craving for Dark Chocolate was due to the immense sweetness of the chocolates I had eaten for the past few days, I needed a very deliciously, dark, chunky chocolate cake.

And this is what happens when you have complete faith in your Ratatouille instinct.

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Perfect with a mug of cold milk.

Here is the recipe:

  • 10 tbsp flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup expresso
  • 1 egg
  • 100 grams dark chocolate
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of baking powder
  • 2 tbs butter
  • how many ever dark chocolate chips you like.
  • a few cubes of dark chocolate

Preheat the oven to 180 degreees.

The method is very simple, melt the butter, expresso and dark chocolate in a pan, once completely melted and combined, set aside to cool. In another bowl, add all your dry ingredients; flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Whisk in the egg in dark chocolate, expresso and butter mixture. Pour the mixture into the dry ingredients, mix with a spoon, fold in the chocolate chips and cubes of dark chocolate, and spread in a round tin. Keep it in the oven for about 15 minutes, check with a skewer or a knife if the cake is baked.

Leave the cake for about 10 minutes to cool, then cut a large slice, the cake will crumble apart in chunks, serve with a mug of cold milk.

Enjoy.

Please let me know if you baked a cake inspired from this post.

Thankyou

-Jalatamelon

 

 

 

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Cacao.

Cacao was more precious than Liquid Gold to the Aztecs. I stared at the empty mug, filled with Hot Chocolate I indulged in not less than 10 minutes ago. The weather, has become slightly Chilly,and my consumption of Chocolate has increased. A Poison that I have been addicted to for years. Not poison, really, but it just sounds so interesting when you say Poison. I remember having a dream of finding a Cacao Pod that lead to a secret Cacao Plantation Room Underground beneath my Sports Field in School. Thank you, Pseudonymous Bosch.

My ever increasing love for Chocolate is undying and true. Yes, a slightly cliche statement I must admit, but I do love the raw, natural bitter Cacao. I even found cacao beans in the cupboard in the Kitchen.

My selection of Burnt Sienna’s (apparently a thesaurus for chocolate) comes from my fridge, anonymously filled constantly with chocolates either sent from my father or beloved friends, or perhaps hot chocolate tins that my sister brought from her trip to London, or my everyday drinking chocolate.

Here it is, my selection of Chocolates, slightly leaning towards the Weather.

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5.The description speaks for itself.

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4.God Bless Cadbury.

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3.Praline Flavoured White Hot Chocolate.

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2.They don’t have much chilly, but they are deliciously dark.

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1.Mint sticks. Perfect with Peppermint Tea.

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I’d like to know your selections for this season as well.

Comment below.

-JalataMelon.

MY Jar of “Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans”

Living in a country where Jelly Beans are not a very famous sugar candy treat, my Aunt sent us this huge jar of Gourmet flavored jellybeans all the way from England. I had quite forgotten the scrumptiousness and utter delight of eating a jellybean. This jar ,however, rekindled my love for jellybeans and reminded me of how much I once dreamt of eating “Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans”, and I felt like I finally had a glimpse of how they taste. If you don’t know “Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans”, then you’re definitely not a Harry Potter fan :P. With over 36 Gourmet flavors, the jellybeans of this jar, had some amazingly mouth watering flavors, while some, only leaned towards people with acquired tastes. Some flavours were quite unique and were flavours which I had never come across, which often reminded me of the “Every Flavour Beans” they always eat in the Harry Potter movies. Mint Sorbet, Banana Split, Bubblegum, Candyfloss  Caramel Popcorn and Peachy pie were of the most fascinating flavours I had come across. Of course my top favorites were Sour Lemon, Watermelon, Pink Grapefruit, Granny-Smith Apple and English Blackberry. To all those health conscious eaters who are getting sorely tempted, these Gourmet jellybeans are as seen in my picture, Gluten free, Gelatin free, GMO free and NUT free AND halal!  You know what this means…JELLYBEAN FACTORY HERE I COME!!! (more…)