Saturday, March 8, 2014

Chocolate Almond Pinwheels

Every season of the year brings something new along with. But this year winter came along with tons of snow :( I'm sure we're all tired of it now. I thought I'd share something to distract you all from the cold, enjoy!

I was planning what to make for tomorrow's dinner party. Hmmmm....I had bag of blanched almonds from Costco and I was thinking what would be the best use of it? So, I made chocolate almond pinwheels.

I love Costco because you can find really good bulk food and every week you can find something new there.
Hope you like this sweet treat.





Ingredients (makes 24):

  1. 4 cup blanched almonds
  2. 1/2 cup milk
  3. 1/2 cup whipping cream
  4. 3/4 cup sugar
  5. 2-3 drop rose essence 
  6. 1/2 teaspoon coco powder
  7. 1 teaspoon butter

Directions:

  1. In a food processor, chop the blanched almonds coarsely.
  2. In a non-stick pan, mix the coarsely chopped almonds, sugar, milk and whipping cream. Stir it at medium heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Stir the mixture until it leaves the side of pan and gathers at the middle.
  4. Add butter and stir for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add rose essence. 
  6. Switch off the stove and cool down the mixture for 7-8 minutes.
  7. Divide mixture into 2 parts.
  8. In one part of the divided mixture add coco powder and mix together and leave the second part as is.
  9. Lay down a large piece of parchment paper. Put the plain almond mixture in the center of the parchment paper and then roll out the mixture into a 12x12 square.
  10. On the side, roll out the chocolate almond mixture into a 12x12 square as well. 
  11. Transfer the chocolate square on top of the plain almond mixture and roll both of them together into a roll.
  12. Cover the roll with plastic wrap and put in the fridge to cool down.
  13. Once the roll in cooled, take off the plastic wrap and cut into 1/2 inch slices.
  14. Serve and enjoy!

How to roll out the mixture into square or rectangle or even circle while dough or mixture is sticky and need to roll it easily. I have used parchment paper and simple all purpose flour dough for demo purpose. 





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