Eclairs ” Grandma”

You need to take Ingredients:

– 100 butter, 1 Cup of water
– a little (¼ teaspoon) salt
– 5-6 eggs, 1 Cup of flour
For the cream:
– 100 grams of butter
– 1 Cup of sugar
– vanilla and grated bitter chocolate to taste
– cocoa for sprinkling


Add salt to the butter and put it on the fire. Add a glass of water and bring the mixture to a boil. Add flour to the boiling mixture and reduce the heat. Stir for about 4 minutes, there should be no lumps. Remove from heat. Beat the eggs one at a time, stirring the mixture all the time. Divide the finished dough into 4 parts. Set aside one part. Cool the baking sheet, grease it with oil and sprinkle with flour. From the remaining dough, using a teaspoon, on a baking sheet, make strips 12 cm long. you should get 16-18 pieces. Bake in a well-heated oven for 15-20 minutes, then turn down the heat and finish baking. The oven cannot be opened during the process.

In the first part of the dough, put 100 grams of butter, a glass of sugar and vanilla. Beat the cream, add the grated chocolate at the end. Gently and very gently mix.

Cut the baked eclairs and fill them with cream.
From broken or unsuccessful eclairs, prepare crumbs and mix it with cocoa. Sprinkle the eclairs with crumbs and sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.

Chocolate Bento

Chocolate in Japanese cuisine is an interesting topic. Of course, the Japanese do not cook rice in chocolate, sushi is not made from it, and you will not find chocolate sashimi anywhere. Although, in Tokyo, in my opinion, you can find everything. But statistics show that the Japanese, like the Dutch and Spaniards (and I’m not sure about these citizens), love chocolate much less than all other Nations. I think the statistics hastened to conclusions, it should have waited until February 14. There are even two mandatory chocolate bars in the form of hearts – “giri” and “honmei”. On the eve of this holiday, their sales in Japan are growing rapidly. The reason lies in the once-successful advertising campaigns, the history of which is shrouded in legends. The Japanese are consistent people, they honor traditions, and even if you have a chocolate bar across your throat, on Valentine’s day you must buy it or order it through the delivery service. What kind of sushi…
Do you think the Japanese don’t understand anything about our bitter chocolate? What about tiles with 78% and 99% cocoa? I wonder who eats so many cool-looking tiles…of course, real samurai. And they order this chocolate through delivery, along with sushi and other food. Because buying a man sweets in a store is bad form. This is the prerogative of Japanese women: go to a cozy chocolate boutique, where each Belgian candy will be Packed in a separate box for a personal gift. By the way, also-one piece and with a bow, sometimes present strawberries in Japan. And, finally, it is the Japanese who often win international competitions in confectionery art. If they don’t win, they are in the top three. There is so much chocolate in the creations that the Parisian “Salon du Chocolat” has a place to be in Tokyo. These red shoes are good, but they won’t melt, because they’re made of chocolate. Next on the list: dresses, cities, fountains, and even playing gramophones. Delicious-you’ll lick your fingers! Last year, apparently, with a warm greeting to the statistical Committee, Japan (Hakone) has its own chocolate SPA center. As a dessert, I offer several different Bento that is so popular in Japan…

Apple strips with chocolate

You need to take Ingredients:

– ¾ Cup butter, 1.75 cups of flour
– 5 tablespoons of grated chocolate, ¼ Cup of sugar
– 1/3 cup crushed almonds, 2 yolks
For the filling:
– 1 protein, 1 tablespoon of water
– ½Cup brown sugar, ½ teaspoon grated zest
– 700 grams of apples, cinnamon to taste


Prepare the dough from butter, flour, chocolate, sugar, almonds, and yolks. Roll out into a layer 0.5 cm thick and cut into 2 equal squares. Place one square on a baking sheet or in a cake pan. Bake for about 15 minutes (until partially cooked).
For the filling, mix the water with the sugar and lemon zest and bring to a boil. Add the sliced apples and simmer until soft.
Put the resulting filling on the baked dough, flatten and cover with a square of raw dough, grease with protein and bake for 20 minutes at a temperature of 150 degrees. Cool the finished cake, cut it into strips or squares and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
The cookies have a pleasant sourness and sweet aroma. Chocolate is more modest than ever. And we have a new taste of traditional baking with apples. Cinnamon, in my opinion, can not be added.

The chocolate Park

The chocolate Park was built in the Chinese capital, next to the main stadium of the 2008 Beijing Olympic games. Here you can see chocolate “terracotta warriors” in full size, that is, 1.8 meters in height, “porcelain” vases of the Ming dynasty, made again from pure chocolate, and other attractions all from the same material.
Of course, visitors can not only admire the sweet exhibits but also try them (this is not Simferopol!). There will be five pavilions in the Park, where the chocolate Great wall of China and Shanshui — style paintings of mountains and water are supposed to be put on public display. And the mountains and the waters, as you might guess, will also be chocolate.
From 10 to 20 thousand people a day, mostly children, will be able to visit chocolate Park. Chocolate companies in Belgium, Switzerland, and Italy have already shown considerable interest in the Chinese idea.

Chocolatl with greetings from Mexico

You need to take Ingredients:

– Bitter chocolate (but not more than 70%)
– Milk
– Vanilla or cinnamon


Proportions according to your taste and appetite 😉

Melt the chocolate in a high bowl, add the milk, spices and hold over the fire. When the mass boils for the third time, remove it from the heat and beat with a broom. Before serving, if desired, sprinkle with grated bitter chocolate. And on your way!

The recipe is old and very tasty. Now, however, in South America, it is not so much chocolate that is popular as boiled condensed milk. You can buy it in any supermarket, with a choice of more than 30 different jars.

Books say that Montezuma-Chocolatl is a favorite drink of the Aztecs. The red chief, it was written, could drink about 50 jugs of Chocolatl a day. If someone falls for a drink and follows his example, be sure to report the sensations. Preparing a Chocolatl is outrageously simple, the special charm of the drink is given by vanilla and cinnamon. But choose one thing!

Types of analgesic medications

The researchers found that the consumption of chocolate, as well as drinking water, can act as an analgesic. So, scientists have concluded that the consumption of chocolate eases pain from muscle pain to burns. At the same time, scientists warn against the uncontrolled consumption of sweets, since the other negative effects of this product have not yet been canceled.
At the University of Chicago, neuroscientists have found that chocolate consumption contributes to the production of natural pain-relieving enzymes in animals and humans that affect the brain and can significantly muffle the sensation of pain. In the case of animals, the situation was even more paradoxical: animals experiencing pain began to use chocolate even if they do not have this product in their normal diet.
According to neurologists, the effect of sweet in this case is not manifested in blunting the work of pain receptors, but the brain that receives signals from them.

Hungarian cake

You need to take Ingredients:

8 chilled eggs, 150 grams of powdered sugar
– 200 grams of almonds, 1 tablespoon of crackers
– 120 grams of sugar, 100 grams of chocolate
– 1 tablespoon of flour, 400 grams of hot milk
– 150 grams of softened butter, lemon juice


Separate the whites from the yolks. Grate the chocolate. Whisk the whites into a lush, thick mass, and add a few drops of lemon juice to the end of whipping. Gradually introduce powdered sugar. Add the crushed almonds and ground crackers to the beaten mass, stirring from top to bottom. Divide the resulting protein-nut dough into 3 parts and bake 3 cakes of the same size at a temperature of 110-120C.
For the cream, RUB the yolks with sugar until white and, without ceasing to RUB, enter the grated chocolate and flour. Add milk. Put on a low heat and, stirring constantly, boil the mixture until thick, then remove and cool. Separately, beat the oil and gradually, in small portions, pour the prepared mixture into it, stirring well. Ready-made cream to layer the cakes. Decoration – your choice – strict chocolate glaze or the same cream and walnut dusting.
The cake is there and its name is Stephania. I think the delicious young lady is one of the daughters of the famous Esterhazy 🙂
Yes, and from yourself: almonds can be replaced with any other nuts-choose to taste. I once added cream instead of milk (not whipped), it turned out to be no less delicious, but there are undoubtedly more calories.