World Chocolate Day: Chef Ranveer Brar Shares 3 Special Recipes
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Talk about a blissful dessert, and most of the time it is about chocolate. A rich, creamy bar of chocolate is a delight that we all love to indulge in. And not just bars, chocolate in any form - from cake to chocolate ice cream and chocolate mousse - is a decadent treat that we simply can’t get enough of. Just thinking about these desserts has us drooling. People all around the world love chocolate dearly, and a day dedicated to just chocolates is proof of the same. 

Every year, July 7 is celebrated as ‘World Chocolate Day’. This date was picked way back in 1550, as chocolate was first brought to Europe on July 7 that year. Interesting, isn’t it? The annual global celebration of chocolate calls for indulging in delightful chocolate treats. And while we don’t need reasons to indulge in chocolate desserts, for those who do, this is the day for you. 

The velvety, creamy, and smooth flavour of chocolate has the power to unite people. And here are some excellent chocolate recipes by Chef Ranveer Brar that are perfect to enjoy with your dear ones.  

1. Chocolatey Hot Pot 

Preparation time: 15 minutes


· 100 ml chocolate flavoured syrup 

· 4 tbsp cocoa natural unsweetened 

· 110 gm butter 

· 2 eggs 

· 140 gm castor sugar 

· 2 tbsp refined flour 

· ½ tsp vanilla essence 

· 2 tbsp refined flour 

Equipment needed: 

· 1 mixing bowl 

· 2 ramekins 

· 1 spoon 

· 1 whisker 

· 1 spatula 

· Oven 

· 1 deep dish baking pan 


· Butter ramekins and keep aside. 

· Mix all the ingredients in a bowl properly. 

· Pour the batter into the ramekins and place it on the baking tray. 

· Bake at 160 C for 7 minutes, until the tops are firm and cracked but the chocolaty layer beneath is hot and gooey 

· Serve hot with ice-cream 

2. Chocolaty Pana Cotta 

Preparation time: 20 minutes 


· 200 ml milk 

· 100 ml cream 

· 1 tsp vanilla extract 

· 4 tbsp chocolate flavoured syrup 

· 4 gm gelatin 

· 2 tbsp sabudana soaked and cooked 

Equipment needed: 

· Cooking Pot 

. 2 glasses or ramekins 


· In a pan, add feel mava, chocolate flavoured syrup with water and heat 

· Add 80 gm of sev, vanilla essence and mix well to form a thick mixture 

· Turn off the heat, and remove it to a bowl.  

. Add the leftover sev, and set in a square 6-inch ring mould 

· Garnish with dry fruits slivers


3. Choco Swirl Cake 

Preparation time: 1 hour 30 minutes 


· 1 cup butter (softened) 

· 2 cups sugar 

· 3 eggs 

· 2 tsp vanilla extract 

· 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour 

· 1 ½ tsp baking soda, divided 

· ½ tsp salt 

· 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk 

· ½ cup caramel flavoured syrup 

· ¼ cup chocolate flavoured syrup 

· ¼ cup cocoa natural unsweetened 

· 1 tsp powdered sugar 

Equipment needed: 

· Oven 

· 1 mixing bowl 

· 1 baking pan 

· 1 wooden pick 

· 1 serving plate 


· Heat oven to 180°C. Grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube pan. 

· Beat butter and sugar in a large mixer bowl until light and fluffy; blend in eggs and vanilla. 

· Combine flour, baking soda, and salt. 

· Stir together buttermilk and caramel syrup; add alternately with flour mixture to butter mixture. 

· Remove 1 cup batter and place in a small bowl; pour remaining batter into the prepared pan. 

· Stir the chocolate syrup, cocoa, and remaining baking soda into reserved 1 cup batter; pour over batter in pan. Do not mix. 

· Bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centre comes out clean. 

· Cool for 15 minutes; remove from pan. 

· Cool completely, dust with powdered sugar, and serve drizzled with additional caramel flavoured syrup and chocolate flavoured syrup. 

· To make sour milk, use 1 tablespoon white vinegar plus milk to equal 1 cup.