Consider yourself to be someone with a sweet tooth? We feel you. The joy of digging into a delicious serving of dessert is one of the little joys in life. Be it to finish your meals on a sweet note, satisfy sudden cravings, lift up your mood, fix a bad day at work or enjoy a perfect tea session, there are a million reasons why you need to relish desserts more often than not. If this Covid-19 lockdown has got you all gloomy, then here's a look at some of the most popular desserts from around the world that will have you drooling instantly.
From Eastern Europe's chimney cakes, Japan's mochi, Nigeria's puff puff to the United States' red velvet cake, England's banoffee pie and Belgium waffles, there are a whole bunch of desserts that have been making this world a better place to live in. Featuring spectacular techniques, some dating back centuries, it's least to say that you need skills to craft these desserts on your own.
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Want to fix your sweet tooth but don't have much ingredients in your house during this lockdown? Fret not. You don't always have to go overboard with desserts. There are many simple recipes that you can do at home using just a handful of basic ingredients. Even if you call yourself an amateur baker, there's no need to worry because you always have comfort foods to turn to. And one such all-time favourite picks is of course hot chocolate. This decadent beverage also doubles up as a dessert and will completely satisfy your sweet tooth.
We bring you a Keto Hot Chocolate recipe by Chef Sanjana Patel of La Folie, Mumbai. Since its inception in 2014, La Folie has championed the magnificence of real chocolate in its art of modern European pastry and chocolate-making. Dense, creamy, velvety, this hot chocolate is like a hug in a cup. Almost bitter and dark, this keto hot chocolate is spiced with cinnamon to warm your throat a little, and also features a dash of vanilla to smoothen it out.
Keto Hot Chocolate
(Recipe by Chef Sanjana Patel of La Folie, Mumbai)
Whipping cream: 60g
Water or brewed coffee: 60g
Natural unsweetened cocoa powder: 15g
85% dark chocolate: 20g
Vanilla extract or cinnamon for spice: 2g
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Give it a gentle boil and whisk till it thickens.
Pour in a mug - relax, sip and enjoy!
Optional - Dust with extra cocoa or shavings of chocolate!
Get started and treat your sweet cravings.