On the day we celebrate love, nothing spells it better than chocolate. And rightly so! Apart from its many therapeutic benefits, chocolate is a universal symbol of love. No one can really hate them, can they?
We thought of a few ways to surprise the ones we love this Valentines Day but this recipe literally, takes the cake. Contributed by the ever charming Vritti Vasnani, it’s super fast and easy to make. This is a must try for even those who swear by their burning-the-kitchen-down skills. Stop thinking, join us in making these special treats!
(Makes about 10-12 servings)
For the crust-
400 gms Oreo cookies or digestive biscuits.
1/2 cup (110g) butter, melted.
For the chocolate filling-
300 gms dark chocolate compound or dark chocolate.
7 oz (200 ml) fresh cream (Amul will also work)
A tart pan
Microwave/ Double boiler
Place Oreo cookies into a food processor or mixer and blend until they crumble.
Add melted butter into the crushed cookies. Mix evenly.
Press cookie mixture into a tart pan (approximately 5×14 inch) with the back of a spoon or your fingers, where necessary. Freeze until you prepare the filling, just for few minutes.
Melt chocolate and fresh cream in a microwaveable container for about 60 seconds or use a double boiler until there are no lumps. Mix well. Don’t over heat the mixture or else the chocolate will burn. Microwave it for 30 seconds for a round 2 and 3 if needed.
Pour chocolate filling over biscuit crust, and top with fresh strawberries or any fruit of your choice or whipped cream. Go nuts over the filling because the sky is your limit!
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight before serving.
Image courtesy: Vritti Vasnani