Sunday, June 7, 2015

Cho Cho Chocolate Barfi

Chocolate Barfi
I have a 5 year old friend who is as naughty as a young boy can get. He is my friend's son and we all love him a lot. So when my friend invited us to come for his graduating ceremony, we couldn't refuse. He was graduating from Montessori to Kindergarten! The ceremony was very pleasant, it was so adorable to see tiny 5 year olds walking around in their red graduation capes. They even did the signature pose of throwing their hats in air. It was a magical evening. So I wanted to make his day even more special. Since all children love chocolates, I decided to make him something chocolaty! I had some left over milk powder at home and a packet of Ghirardelli cocoa powder. So I searched the net for some recipes with chocolate and milk powder. I stumbled upon this Chocolate Barfi and I decided to make it.

Recipe Source: gayathriscookspot
Makes around 50 barfis

For the white layer
2 cups milk powder
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2/3 cup whole milk
1 tbsp dry fruit powder

For the chocolate layer
1 cup milk powder
1/4 cup cocoa powder (I used Ghirardelli cocoa powder)
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup whole milk
1/4 cup unsalted butter

For the white layer
In a heavy bottomed pan, add milk and butter. Heat it. Once the butter has melted, gradually add the milk powder. Whisk it immediately so that no lumps are formed. Then add the sugar and dry fruit powder. Mix it well. First the mixture will be little thick once all these ingredients are added. But then it will start to thin out a bit due to the melting of sugar. Keep mixing. It will start to thicken once again. Keep stirring it till the mixture starts to leave the sides.
Meanwhile take a deep dish baking tray and grease it with butter. Put the white mixture into it and spread it evenly. Keep in in the fridge to cool it. Now start making the chocolate layer.

For the chocolate layer
In another heavy bottomed pan, add milk and butter. Heat it. Once the butter has melted, add the milk powder, cocoa powder and sugar. Keep stirring continuously till the mixture becomes thick and begins to leave the sides of the pan. Pour this mixture over the white layer. Spread it evenly all over the white layer. Now let this mixture cool completely in the fridge. Once its set, cut it in the desired shape. These can be stored in air tight containers for some days.
The taste of these barfis are like eclairs. They are chewy. Surely the kids will enjoy this treat! Go on..make your chocolate barfi.. :)