I know we are in the second week of 2013. I know I am late. But now I am back and happily blogging. Normally I start a new year with some baked treat. -Be it cookies or cakes or anything it should be baked. I get a feeling that if I post a baked dish then I will be baking more the whole year. Of course its just a superstition which I will be breaking this year.
How and Why?
My OTG gave up after almost 4 years of faithful (also faultful) service.So I have to break this NewYear tradition of mine. Is 13 unlucky for me. ?
Coz for me there is chocolate to lean on to and what you see a simple yet perfect chocolate bark/candy to kick start the New Year. And ofcourse my microwave is working. Mine is just the basic microwave without convection btw.
Its very simple, and took just 1-2 minutes in the microwave.
Dark/Semi sweet chocolate: 1 bar or atleast 1/2 cup +
Flavouring agents: Vanilla extract/ Orange blossom water: 1-2 drops (optional)
Crushed Cereal, cookies, chopped nuts and dry fruits, chocochips: as much as you want
Place the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and microwave it in short bursts of 30 seconds stirring each time. Mine took around 1 minute and 30 seconds. The time depends on the power of your microwave but make sure you dont burn the chocolate.
Spread the chocolate onto a parchment lined and preferably chilled baking sheet into a 1/4' thick square.
Evenly sprinkle the toppings onto this layer and slightly press it especially dry fruits and nuts so that it looks embedded in the chocolate.
Place the baking sheet in the freezer for about 15 -20 minutes so as to set it fully. Actually it just hardens at room temperature. Mine did but better to chill so that it fully firms up.
Take out, break into pieces and enjoy .You can gift these neatly bundled in cellophane.
OR enjoy with icecream.
An Update: My new OTG has arrived. Can't wait to bake in it.2013 is good for me it seems. Enjoy the candy.See you soon..