The Bestest Multi-Purpose Chocolate Topping

Chocolate! The word has a magic effect on whoever hears it. What is there in it that doesn't have the same impact as almost anything else? Just a smooth brown bar made of beans and milk, yet it's used in cakes, ice creams, milkshakes, cookies, puddings and basically everything sweet (but mostly eaten raw.) Widely… Continue reading The Bestest Multi-Purpose Chocolate Topping

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Homemade Eggless Chocolate Custard

I have a particular fondness for all things chocolate, although I am an extremely picky eater and thus do not eat anything sweet unless it is chocolatey. Naturally I also love chocolate custard, but packaged mixes for it are rarely found here in Pakistan now (for some strange reason). Perhaps that is why one of… Continue reading Homemade Eggless Chocolate Custard


Chocolate Frosting

This recipe is much like chocolate icing, except that it's, well, frosting. It's easier to spread, stays in place, is thicker and also has a richer taste. I've always wanted a quick, easy recipe for frosting, and if you want it too, here it is. Ingredients 1/4 cup water1/4 cup sugar2 tbsp cocoa powder2 tbsp… Continue reading Chocolate Frosting


Painting Tips

Watercolor paints are best off on paper (either normal or slightly thick paper.) If you use too much water while using watercolors, paper will crinkle. I wouldn't recommend using printing paper or thin paper either, because they crinkle easily. Watercolors work best on white surfaces and can't be used on stuff other than paperAcrylic paints… Continue reading Painting Tips


Chequerboard Biscuits

Chequerboard biscuits look quite fancy and might seem very difficult to make. However, thanks to the brilliant book Everyday Chocolate (unfortunately there is no author name given), I made them once and they're easier to make than they look. Ingredients: 3/4 cup / 170g butter, softened6 tbsp icing sugar1 tsp vanilla essence2 cups / 250… Continue reading Chequerboard Biscuits


Easy Chocolate Ice Cream Milkshake

I crave chocolate ice cream milkshake almost all the time. And this was the first really easy chocolate milkshake I found, so here you go to all my like-minded chocolate ice cream milkshake-craver-friends! Makes 2 cups. Ingredients: 1 cup and a little more milk (preferably cold)1 tablespoon chocolate (milk or plain)2 scoops ice cream (see… Continue reading Easy Chocolate Ice Cream Milkshake


How to melt chocolate without burning it

Chocolate is like a fussy little princess. If one little thing goes wrong (i.e. temperature) it breaks down completely. Almost always whenever we (tried to) melt chocolate, we aLwAyS burnt it. Maybe not completely but it was never nice and smooth like melted chocolate should be. But now I found out 3 ways to melt… Continue reading How to melt chocolate without burning it


2-in-1 Chocolate Chip Cookies

INGREDIENTS: 6 tablespoons butter, softened (not melted. It can be substituted for an equal amount of oil.)1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup normal sugar1 large egg1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 and 1/2 cup all-purpose white flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 cup chocolate chips INSTRUCTIONS: Beat butter, brown sugar and normal sugar in a large bowl until… Continue reading 2-in-1 Chocolate Chip Cookies


Chocolate Cake – 2

This is a very moist and soft chocolate cake. Ingredients 1 and 1/2 cup white flour1/2 cup cocoa powder1 cup sugar1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/2 cup yogurt2 eggs2/3 cup oil Instructions Grease a round, preferably springform, cake tin. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour… Continue reading Chocolate Cake – 2