Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Basic Chocolate Recipe

4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 c milk
1 c heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
1 pinch salt
1 c sugar

1. Melt chocolate in top of double boiler over hot, not boiling water.
Gradually whisk in milk and heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Remove
from the heat and let cool.

2. Whisk eggs in mixing bowl until light and fluffy (1-2 min). Whisk in sugar,
little at a time, whisk until blended. Add cream, vanilla, and salt and whisk
to blend.

3. Pour choco mix into the cream mix and blend. Cover and refrigerate until
cold, about 1 to 3 hours, depending on your refrigerator.

4. Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker etc

I had some trouble getting the chocolate to melt again completely during step 1 after I added the milk. So I'd recommend adding the milk and the hard chocolate together, and melting them both down in a double boiler. We ended up having more of a chocolate chocolate chip ice cream, which was tasty, but it lacked completely smooth creaminess.

1 comment:

s.j.simon said...

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