Ampyang Bluberi Coklat [ No Bake Blueberry Chocolate Brittle ]

Ampyang Bluberi Coklat [ No Bake Blueberry Chocolate Brittle ]

Ampyang Bluberi Coklat [ No Bake Blueberry Chocolate Brittle ]

When I was a kid, almost every evening my dad had his coffee time and he (almost) always had his jar of snack to enjoy with, it can be cassava chips, banana chips, bakpia pathok, ampyang, etc... Ampyang is one of javanese sweet savory snack made of peanut and palm sugar, with a hint taste of ginger. This snack mostly made in a home-industry. 

I bought a bag of roasted peanut today so I can make myself some ampyang. I imagined to have it for my tea time this afternoon. Unfortunately the peanut was stale (apek), seemed like it has been in the store for too long altho it hasn't passed its expiry date and bad peanut makes bad ampyang. It was pretty annoying. I want my brittle!

I snacked on a bucket of fresh wild blueberry in the kitchen, sulking on my lost hope of enjoying ampyang when I suddenly got this idea; why don't I make brittle from blueberries instead?  If I think about it, google must have it, et voila, I found an easy recipe and I gave it a try. It turned out pretty awesome (altho its nothing compare my ampyang.. -sulk.. sulk.. sulk.. )

85 gr (dark chocolate) dark chocolate for baking (I used 70% cacao)
1/4 cup salted pretzel, break into small pieces
100 gr fresh blueberry 

1. Melt the chocolate in microwave or using bain-marie method,
2. In a mixing bowl, add the broken pretzel and blueberry then gently pour the chocolate. Fold gently until completely coated, 

3. Drop a tablespoon of the mix on a baking pan lined with a wax paper, 
4. Chill the brittle mix in the REFRIGERATOR for 30 minutes or until the chocolate coating is completely firm
5. Yummy blueberry-choco brittle is ready to be served with a cup of fresh oolong tea.

Happy cooking!!

PS: It might be tempting to chill the brittle mix in the freezer to cut down the time, but it will make the blueberry freeze as well, your brittle won't be denture-friendly afterward (it will be rock-hard). 
Keep the left over brittle (if there is any) in a jar and put it in the fridge, it shall stay fresh for 2 or 3 days (depends how fresh the blueberry you are using). 

1 comment:

  1. Only one word to describe this snack : addictive
    I changed the pretzel with biscuits and salted peanut.
    I can't stop eating them....


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