Chocolate bowls are beautiful way to enjoy your dessert.... These edible chocolate bowls will turn your dinner party really impressive - your guests will happy to see these edible chocolate bowls filled with ice cream, mousse or any other dessert.Believe me it was really a fun making these chocolate bowls with balloons. .last Tuesday my daughter had holiday for Navroj (Parsi New Year)..just to keep her engage in some activities. ..we both together made it.
Today I am going to share how to make edible chocolate bowls using balloons.
Preparation Time-20 minutes
Making Time -30 to 40 minutes
To make this chocolate bowls ..you need to have
Dark Chocolate -250 grams
Small "water bomb balloons-6 to 10 (which we will use on holi )..(or the smallest balloons you can find..when you will blow up the balloons. .sides of the balloons should be thin..then it will be easily pulled away from the sides of the bowl.)
1)Blow up each balloons to the size you want your bowls to be ... but make sure balloons should not be blown any larger than 10 -15cm. Tie off with a knot.
2)Wipe each balloon with a clean cotton cloth slowly. Spray each balloon with a vegetable spray; this will make it much easier to remove the set chocolate bowl at the end...or just brush some vegetable oil on the balloons.
3)Break the chocolate into small pieces. Put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl ...set over a pan of simmering water and leave to melt. Do not let the water touch the bottom of the upper pan. Only let the water simmer. Do not allow it to boil or you may burn the chocolate. Stir until completely melted.Remove from the heat and leave to cool for 5 mins...otherwise the balloons will burst if the chocolate is too warm.
If you can do it in a microwave , melt on medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes...being very careful not to overheat the chocolate.I did in microwave.
4)Cover a baking tray or big flat plate with foil or parchment paper or cellophane paper...
5)Holding the knot, dip the bottom of balloon into the melted chocolate to create bowl shape...move gently...dip until the bottom of balloons coated with chocolate properly.... Sometimes the balloons will need to be dipped twice to make sure the chocolate is solid enough.
6)Remove the balloon from chocolate and allow any excess chocolate to drip back into the melted chocolate. ..
7)Pour one teaspoon of melted chocolate onto the tray lined with parchment paper. .. and set it carefully on the tray . Repeat the process until you have dipped all of your balloons.
8)Place the chocolate balloons in a cool or dry place to set..or place them in refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes. ..to make the chocolate hard..
9)Remove the bowls from the refrigerator. .then remove the chocolate covered balloons from the sheet...if the base is stuck ..gently slide a knife under to remove it.
10)Then hold the balloon below the knot and place a piece of cellophane tape...and gently cut a small slit with scissors on the cellophane tape. .and allow to release the air from balloon slowly..then ease the bowls out from the base of the balloon..you may need to peel of some of the balloons.
Once all your chocolate bowls have had the balloons removed...fill the bowls with fruits...cookies..chocolate candy. .or might even scoop in some custard, mousse or ice cream. ..I filled the bowls with Vanilla and strawberry flavoured ice-cream. ..garnished with chocolate and strawberry syrup.
There is a chance some balloons might pop or bowls might break..so make a few extra just in case.
Keep the chocolate bowls in a cool place until using.
Don't add hot deserts to the chocolate bowls. .it will melt the bowls.
Most of the balloons are made with latex . .as some people has latex allergy....so before serving any dessert with the chocolate bowl to anyone. ...make sure that this person has latex allergy or not...