In this article you will learn how to create a homemade dessert bowl out of chocolate, for whichever delicious elements you decide to involve.
- 1 large balloon
- 1 medium sized bowl
- 200g dark or milk chocolate
- 200g white chocolate
- Baking paper
- A sharp knife
- A sweet filling of your choice (strawberries + cream compliment each other)
In different bowls melt the white and milk chocolate. You can use a standard microwave or boil water, place a glass bowl on top and place chocolate inside the bowl to melt. Don’t let the bowl touch the water in this case.
As soon as the two chocolate types are melted, take off the heat and leave until room temperature. We do this so the balloon doesn’t pop.
Inflate the balloon and tie. Place a piece of sellotape and put on the side of the knotted part where the balloon is tied. This will keep the balloon in shape when later deflated.
Place the knotted end of the balloon inside a dessert filling bowl, attach it via sellotape.
Carefully cover the top of the balloon with one type of chocolate, only pour a third of one of the types and remember that the smaller the bits of chocolate lines/puddles, the more multicoloured and fancy the desert will look. After pour the other chocolate on.
Leave the chocolate to harden for the dessert dish. If you have limited time then place in the fridge to cool, if not leave in a room. When the chocolate isn’t shiny and is touchable you can remove from fridge. At this point your amazingly fancy dessert bowl should have manifested properly by turning back into a solid.
Continue to layer the chocolate onto the balloon, allowing it to set between applications until you have used almost all the chocolate- save about a quarter of the white chocolate to make the base of the bowl.
Slowly empty the last bits of chocolate dessert and then turn upside down onto a sheet of baking paper.
Hold the bowl or balloon until the chocolate has set enough for you to remove your hands without the balloon budging. Leave for a few minutes.
Take off the Sellotape which has stuck the bowl to the balloon, take off the bowl carefully.
Grab the knotted part of the balloon and pierce with a sharp knife in the centre of the piece of Sellotape you attached earlier.
Once the balloon has been pieced and deflated. Remove the balloon.
Your bowl is ready to fill with anything you like.
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