What can be more satisfying that oooey gooey chocolate in a crispy crunchy exterior… Yes, I am trying to get my sometimes lazy teen to do a exotic one for his little sister for rakshabandan.. A crispy chocolate wonton filled with nuts,dates and all things nice.
Rakshabandan a idealistic festival where the brother pledges his undying support to his sister.
being an only child.. I really have not celebrated this festival. Neither did this go very well following my marriage. Still am not a slicker for the customs but feel my kids can show a tiny emotional connection to their never ending sibling squabbles. Hence we designed friendly fusion to cater to our indulgent sweet tooth.
My children are such “frenemies” where one will diligently follow the other to play pranks and are absolute terror when one digs through the other ones books and collections.
Today’s mission was simple.. spend sometime creating something special for each other Aided with a demo, they both were ready to try their luck with filling and frying the wonton — tricy part–melt the chocolate without getting the oil in. This was fun and an great learning activity.
Both of them are so involved in the creation process. Aided by the peace keeper portion of chocolate we march on today….to celebrate the little joys. We giggled over the chocolate thins, we nibbled the almonds had loads of laughter when some wontons refused to turn over and some open up like a flower…
The recipe is fantastic to eat hot ..with the melting chocolate just plain fun. Today’s version is deep fried.. So if you are a conscious one.. try baking them.
Take a call to see if you can resist. A hot wonton topped with creamy vanilla ice cream was so delicious.
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Meanwhile if you are looking for recipes fit for Rakshabandan.. Check out the links below
ps— This is not an affiliate post for the chocolate company, but I adore these chocolate thins and is the same I have used.
The perfect chocolate wontons
The absolute fusion of crispy and satisfaction
- 4 wonton wrapper medium sized
- 2 tsp Toasted sesame seeds
- 2 tsp almond flakes
- 4 Dates pitted and chopped
- 4 chocolate thins
Garnishes- use any one
- 1 tsp chocolate powder
- 1 tsp chocolate syrup
- 1 tsp ginger sugar
- 2 cups vegetable oil for deep frying
- Thaw the wonton wrappers and place them under a damp towel to prevent drying.
- Set a small bowl of water ready,to seal the edges of the wonton later.
- Pit and chop the dates. Pound the almonds if using whole. Keep the rest of the ingredients ready.
- Place a wonton on the plate and place a chocolate thin on the centre of it.
- Add in half a tsp of sesame seeds, half a tsp of almonds and some bits of the dates on the wonton wrapper
- Dampen the edges of the wrapper and form shapes like a triangle or a parcel. Press the edges well to seal shut.
- Place the prepared wonton back under the damp towel to prevent drying.
- Heat oil in a wok to medium heat. ( smoking hot oil will burn the wonton and the chocolate)
- Gently place each wonton into the oil.
- As the wonton turns golden brown , turn over and fry the other side
- When both sides are golden brown, remove the wonton from the oil onto an absorbent paper.
- Do not overload the oil with a large number of wontons at a time. this will make the temperature of the oil dip and end up as oil soaked wontons.
- To serve, place the wonton on the serving dish, sprinkle with chocolate powder or ginger sugar. Alternately, drizzle chocolate syrup.
- Serve hot.
To check if the oil is ready, use a small piece of another wonton wrapper. fry it and if it turns golden brown well.. you know the temperature of the oil is right. Check the video demo. You could change the chocolate type you use to some chocolate kisses or milk chocolate.
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