Thursday, October 15, 2009

Chocolate Wontons

The October 2009 Daring Cooks’ challenge was brought to us by Jaden of the blog Steamy Kitchen. The recipes are from her new cookbook, The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook.

As the second yet optional part of this month's Daring Cooks Challenge, we made what I can only describe as my children's dream come true, Chocolate Wontons. Crispy wonton wrapper on the outside and molten chocolate on the inside.

I used normal block chocolate squares and wrapped them in the shape of a money bag. Needless to say a lot of experiements will be done in the future with this recipe.

Chocolate Wontons
(Recipe Source: Jaden of Steamy Kitchen from her new book The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook)

Serves: 12
Points per serve: WW "Danger Beware"

1 large egg
1 tablespooon water
12 wonton wrappers (keep wrappers covered with damp towel)
12 pieces or nuggets of chocolate (use any type of chocolate you like)
oil for frying (i.e., vegetable oil, corn oil)
Confectioners’ sugar (icing sugar) for sprinkling

In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water to make an egg wash.

On a clean, dry surface lay 1 wonton wrapper down with a point toward you, like a diamond. Place 1 piece of chocolate near the top end of the wrapper. Brush a very thin layer of the egg wash on the edges of the wrapper.

Fold the bottom corner of the wrapper up to create a triangle and gently press to remove all air from the middle. Press the edges to adhere the sides. Make sure the wrapper is sealed completely.

Repeat with the remaining wrappers and chocolate pieces.

Keep the folded chocolate wontons covered under plastic wrap or a damp paper towel to prevent them from drying.

In a wok or medium pot, pour in 2 inches (5 cm.) of high-heat oil.

Heat the oil to 350º F (180º C) and gently slide a few of the chocolate wontons into the hot oil. Make sure you don’t crowd the chocolate wontons. Fry the wontons for 1 ½ minutes, then flip over and fry another minute until both sides are golden brown and crisp. Drain on paper towel and then sprinkle with icing sugar.

And yes they are very addictive.... especially when served still warm!!!

(click here for a printable version of this recipe)


Lauren said...

So cute! Great job on this challenge & the pho - everything looks wonderful =D.

Anonymous said...

Very nicely done. Love your dessert wanton and pho!! Yummy!

Unknown said...

I love the money bags shape. I want to make these. I saw them before but forgot about them. I am glad you posted as a reminder.

Pam said...

These could be very dangerous - I would eat way too many of them.

Cate said...

Ha! I did wontons this week too - but Hoi Sin Chicken Canape cups!!!

These look delish too!!!