Lake Champlain are probably best known for their range of gourmet chocolate truffles. However, the range of Lake Champlain chocolates is much more extensive and many of their products can be used in delicious recipes. This article outlines the recipes in which Lake Champlain chocolates can be used.
Classic chocolate cake
One of the easiest recipes using Lake Champlain products is the classic chocolate cake. Everyone is sure to enjoy this. By using Lake Champlain produce, you will get a cake with the flavour of gourmet chocolates.
To make this cake, mix 3 cups of flour, 2 cups of sugar and 2 teaspoons of baking soda with a pinch of salt. Add 1 cup of Lake Champlain cocoa and mix thoroughly. Add 2 cups of water, 2 teaspoons of vanilla and 1 cup of melted butter to the mixture, and stir until it is smooth. Put the mixture in a cake tin and bake for 1 hour at 350F (180C, gas mark 7). The result is a simple and delicious chocolate cake.
Lake Champlain does not only provide you with delicious gourmet chocolate truffles but also allow you to make your own alternatives using their products. Steps Firstly, mix 1 pound of tempered chocolate to butter and mix thoroughly. Next, stir in 6 ounces of cream and 4 ounces of raspberry jam. Once it is mixed well, leave it to the side for about an hour. Roll the mixture into ball that weigh about 1/2 an ounce and count in tempered chocolate. You will need about 1/2 a pound of chocolate to coat them all. Finally, dust the truffles with a little cocoa powder and chill until the are needed.
White chocolate and coconut ganache
Of course, Lake Champlain produce more than milk chocolate to be used in desserts. For example, here is a great recipe using white chocolate. Steps All you need to do is melt 16 ounces of white chocolate and then allow it to cool slightly. Mix in 6 ounces of coconut milk and leave aside to set. You should not refrigerate the mixture. When the mixture is set, warm it in the microwave and then beat it is until smooth. For the final touch, add 8 ounces of shredded coconut and mix well. This is a very simple and deliciously fresh dessert which is sure to impress at parties.