Chocolate delicacies are always welcome "guests" on any festive table. They cheer you up and also give you the opportunity to enjoy the unique taste of childhood. How to make chocolate with your own hands at home? It's very simple - just be patient and follow the instructions in this article exactly.
Real milk chocolate should be sweet, so granulated sugar is present in the composition, as well as vanilla sugar for a richer aroma. However, other ingredients can be substituted for these foods: malt, which becomes burnt sugar when cooked, and honey, jam, or sweet maple syrup. It is always advisable to store a sweet homemade product in the refrigerator, and it is recommended to take it out before serving.
The main component of chocolate is cocoa powder - it is advisable to buy a finely ground product. This will prevent the formation of lumps during the preparation of the chocolate mass. Experienced confectioners advise additionally sifting cocoa powder through a fine sieve. They say it turns out much tastier. If you are using cinnamon, it is best to add it to the milk first and then mix with the rest of the ingredients.
To make a delicious gift for dear people, you need to buy the following products in the store in advance:
The proportions are classic, so you can change them at your own discretion, as you like. You can make candies, birthday cakes and other homemade treats from chocolate with your own hands.
Place fresh cow's milk on low heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Melt the butter in a separate bowl in a water bath, add boiling milk, and then add the milk powder, stirring thoroughly. It is more convenient to use not a metal spoon, but a special silicone spatula. Add the rest of the ingredients one at a time: cocoa powder, granulated sugar and vanilla sugar.
While the chocolate mass is in a water bath, it is necessary to constantly stir it until a thick, homogeneous consistency is formed, while trying to break the lumps. A mixer can be used for mixing, if desired. It is advisable to set the minimum revolutions so that hot clots of future chocolate do not scatter around the kitchen. The average cooking time should not exceed 20-30 minutes.