Product Type: Silver Spoon Chocolate
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BANANA & CHIPS PLEASE!!!!!
Silver Spoon Milk Chocolate Chips
Member Name: nayland
Silver Spoon Milk Chocolate Chips
Advantages: Melts easily and tastes really lovely when used in different recipes!
While out shopping yesterday I remembered that I had to buy some cooking chocolate chips, as at the weekend I am going up to see my son at Uni (YIPPEEE!!) and have had my orders for some home cooking to be brought up to him.. I usually buy Tesco's own brand, but they seemed to just be stocked up with mincemeat, marzipan, glace cherries ect.. every cooking ingredient you need for Christmas. Then squashed in a corner on the bottom shelf, I spied these Silver Spoon Milk Chocolate Chips not what I would usually buy, but I had to get some and I was just grateful they had these. They cost 74p for a 100g bag, in quite a smart looking packet which is dark blue with lots of tiny chocolate chips on the front with the Silver Spoon Cakecraft logo in the middle of the packet.
On opening you will see hundreds of tiny little chocolate chips, flat on one side and curved on the other( I know some Dooyooers would probaly like to know how many I get in a bag, but there are too many to count!!).
On popping one into my mouth, it is surprising just how strong the chocolate taste is for such a tiny chip of chocolate. It is very rich and tastes delicous which leaves a creamy taste in your mouth. Now I know you can use these for Cookies, Muffins, Brownies ect... but I want mine for a Chocolate and Banana Cake, a recipe passed down to me from my Mum. I'll share my recipe later in this review after I have explained how to use these chips.
To melt these you have a few options, first you can do this on the hob by emptying the packet into a heatproof bowl, place the bowl over saucepan of hot water (this must not be boiling) and stir until smooth and melted. The other alternative is to do this in the microwave (850W), again empty into a bowl and heat on a medium heat for 1min, remove and stir then heat for 10 second at a time and stir until smooth and melted. When I use them I don't melt them so this is not so messy, in fact I love this recipe as it is so easy as it is all mixed up in a saucepan.
~~~ CHOCOLATE & BANANA CAKE ~~~
2 large ripe bananas
7.5ml vanilla essence
225g granulated sugar
275g self raising flour
7.5ml Bicarbonate of soda
3 eggs medium size (beaten)
125g chocolate chips
pinch of salt
20cm deep round cake tin
1. Preheat oven to Mark3/170C/325F. Grease and line the cake tin.
2. Peel and mash the bananas until smooth, then mix together with the vanilla essence.
3. Heat the margarine and the granulated sugar in a saucepan over a low heat until the sugar dissolves.
4. Remove from the heat and stir in the self raising flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda. Beat in the eggs and mashed bananas. Leave to cool slightly.
5. Stir in the chocolate chips and spoon into the cake tin.
6. Bake for 1hour until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Leave to cool.
7. Decorate with melted chocolate or banana slices half coated in chocolate (optional).
Now I know it says 125g chocolate chips, but most packets come in 100g sizes and I have found that this is plenty for the cake. This recipe is one where it seems to come out well if you jiggle the ingredients about a bit, it doesn't seem to make any difference. I don't usually bother to decorate this cake as it is tasty enough on it's own. Now one tip I have is that I usually use any bananas that are going a bit on the black side as they are a lot easier to mash and if you do have some bananas like this, but are not going to make a cake for a week or so you can pop the bananas into the freezer and when you take them out when you need them they will be quite mushy when thawed.
This recipe makes a really lovely chocolatey, banana moist cake and usually vanishes in seconds in my house, so lucky uni Son will have one all to himself!.
This 100g bag contains per 100g;
~~~53.4g of which sugars~~~
~~~14.4g of which sats~~~
These chocolate chips do contain Soya and Milk. May contain nuts.Suitable for vegetarians.
On the back of the packet there is a picture of the actual size of the chococlate chip. These have a nice taste and I will be buying these again in the future.
Summary: These little chips can be used for decorating cakes as well cooking with them!