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V-Day recipes: Cocoa pancakes, Choco blocks and more

Last updated on: February 6, 2012 14:57 IST

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With Valentine's Day around the corner we bring you some easy-to-make lip-smacking recipes courtesy Food Food, the lifestyle and entertainment channel.

What's Valentine's Day without some yummy chocolate dishes, right? Here are a few delicious recipes that you can try out at home this Valentine's Day!

Cocoa pancake

Ingredients:
for Pancake batter
1 Cup refined flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
1-2 table spoon cocoa powder
1 cup milk

1 teaspoon cooking oil

for Cinnamon Sauce

1/2 cup sugar 
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
Water as required
1 teaspoon butter

Method

  • Add refined flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, egg, cocoa powder and milk together and make a fine batter.
  • Heat cooking oil in a small frying pan, and spreading the batter, make pancakes.
  • To make cinnamon sauce take a sauce pan and in it add 1/2 cup sugar, pinch of salt, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder and a little water and cook till a thick sauce is formed.
  • Add 1 teaspoon butter to finish it and remove from the flame.
  • Serve hot cocoa pancakes with warm cinnamon sauce.
  • Optionally it can be served with whipped cream too.

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Choco block

Ingredients

1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup refined flour
1/4 tsp baking soda,
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder 
1/2 cup dark chocolate
1/2 tsp salt 
1/4 cup Dry nuts and raisins
1/ 2 cup honey
1/2 cup cooking oil 
1/2 tsp vanilla essence

Method

  • Preheat the Oven to 170 degrees Celsius.
  • Mix together brown sugar, refined flour, ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder, baking soda, chocolate and salt.
  • Add dry nuts and raisins, honey, cooking oil & vanilla essence and mix well.
  • Put this mixture in a baking dish or a greased cake tin, pressing the mixture well.
  • Now bake this mixture in a pre-heated oven at 170 degrees Celcius for 25-30 minutes till it turns brown.
  • Now remove this cereal bar from oven and set aside for 10-15 minute to cool.
  • Meanwhile, in two separate bowls, melt white chocolate & dark chocolate on a double boiler.
  • Remove the baked cereal bar from tin and keep it inverted with smooth surface facing up.
  • Pour melted white chocolate all over it covering the total surface and then put melted dark chocolate sparingly at few places and swirl it in a zig-zag motion with the help of a toothpick.
  • Now refrigerate it for an hour and when the cereal bar is set, cut into slices/bars and serve.

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Berry punch

Ingredients:

Strawberry Jam
2 tbsp crushed strawberry
2 scoop strawberry and 6 strawberry slices
Ice cream
Lemon drink

Method

  • Line the insides of a tall glass with strawberry jam add strawberry crush to the glass.
  • Add a scoop of ice cream and chopped strawberries.
  • Now pour lemon drink, cut a strawberry into fangs and garnish with a fanged strawberry, lemon wedge and a mint sprig.

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