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A bowl of Chocapic

How to make our cereals at home

Bake your own Chocapic breakfast cereal

Making CHOCAPIC® is actually so simple, you can do it from home with ingredients from your local supermarket.

Preparation Time
30 min
Cooking Time
25 min
Skill Level
Easy
Serving Size
2

Ingredients

For the chocolate petals
70 gWholegrain wheat flour (dry ingredient)
2.5 tbspCorn starch (dry ingredient)
3 tspCocoa (dry ingredient)
0.25 tspSodium bicarbonate (dry ingredient)
50 mlWater (wet ingredient)
1 tbspSugar (wet ingredient)
0.5 tbspOil (wet ingredient)
0.25 tspSalt (wet ingredient)
For the coating
4 tspSugar
0.5 tbspCocoa
0.25 tspVanilla
2 tbspBoiling water

Instructions

Chocolate petals

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160°C.
  2. Weigh out the dry ingredients and sieve into a mixing bowl.
  3. In a mixing cup, measure the wet ingredients and stir until all solids are dissolved.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix, knead slightly to form a homogenous dough (do not over-mix as this will lead to less rise during baking and hard texture in finished product).
  5. Divide the dough into two balls, wrap in cling film and leave to rest in a fridge for 20 minutes (this allows the dough to relax and reduce shrinkage during rolling).
  6. Take the first dough ball out of the fridge, flatten into a disk and dust both sides with a little corn starch.
  7. Roll out the disk into a circle around 20cm in diameter (approximately 2mm thick), cut out as many petal shapes as possible using the cutter provide.
  8. Arrange cut petals around the edge of a baking tray to give a curved shape after baking.
  9. Repeat the same process for the second dough ball.
  10. Bake at 160°C for 10 minutes in a fan oven.
  11. Allow to cool after baking.
  12. Weigh 50 g of the baked chocolate petals, put aside for coating.

Chocolate Coating

  1. Mix sugar, cocoa and vanilla together and remove any lumps, add the boiling water and stir until solids are fully dissolved, use immediately (if slurry has cooled down too much, microwave for a few seconds without boiling).
  2. Place 50g of the baked chocolate petals in a mixing bowl, drizzle 2 ½ teaspoon of the hot slurry, stir continuously with a spoon until all petals are coated thoroughly (minimum 1 minute).
  3. Spread coated petals on a baking tray lined with a sheet of non-stick paper and bake at 100°C for 15 minutes.

Allow to cool and store your home-baked CHOCAPIC® in an air tight container provided and bring with you to the Open Doors event.

Baking tools

  • Weighing scale
  • Measuring cup
  • Mixing bowl for dough
  • Mixing cup for slurry
  • Sieve
  • Spatula
  • Spoon
  • Baking tray
  • Cling film
  • Rolling pin (provided)
  • Measuring spoons (provided)
  • Petal-shaped cutter (provided)
  • Non-stick baking paper (provided)
  • Airtight container for finished product (provided)

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    Do Nestlé products in emerging countries have more salt than products in developed/developing countries?

    For the last 15 years we’ve been working to reduce the sodium (which is the major component of salt) in our breakfast cereals across the world, because we want to keep on making them more nutritious. Achieving consistency on all products, in all countries, takes time - so some may have more sodium than others. Our aim is for all our cereals – globally – to have the same reduced levels of sodium, with a target of less than 135mg per serving in all our children’s products.

    What are the health and nutritional benefits of Nestlé Gluten Free Corn Flakes?

    As well as being a healthy choice for people who want to reduce the amount of gluten in their diet, or have coeliac disease or a gluten intolerance, Gluten Free Corn Flakes are fortified with B-vitamins, folic acid and iron

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    Two things to remember: • Look for food labels where the word 'whole' appears in front of the name of the grain, like “whole wheat” or “wholemeal bread”. • For foods with more than one ingredient, make sure whole grain is listed towards the top of the ingredients list. The further up the list it is, the more whole grain has been used in the recipe. And look out for the percentage of whole grain. You should find this in the ingredients list too. It’s easy to know if a Nestlé breakfast cereal is made with whole grain: just look out for the Green Banner and whole grain tick on top of the box.

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