Have you ever tried ‘Pocky’, a famous Japanese snack? The original ‘Pocky’ consists of dark chocolate-coated biscuit sticks, and they are available from most supermarkets in Melbourne these days. I tried to make them at home, then I ended up making just too many. I was not patient enough to coat them all with chocolate. So, I decided to serve them with Chocolate Ganache. Guests can dip the sticks into the ganache when they eat.
80 to 100 Sticks
1 cup Plain Flour
1 to 2 tablespoons Caster Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Salt
4 tablespoons Milk
40g melted Butter
80g coarsely chopped Dark Chocolate OR Dark Chocolate Chips
1/3 cup Thickened Cream
- Combine Plain Flour, Sugar and Salt in a bowl. Add Milk and melted Butter, and knead to form a stiff dough. Wrap with plastic wrap and allow to rest for 30 minutes.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to about 4-5mm thin. Then cut into sticks 4-5mm in width. *Note: I recommend to make the sticks about 10-12cm long. Longer sticks need to be slightly thicker.
- Line a large baking tray (OR 2 baking trays) with baking paper, spread the sticks, try to place them straight, and bake in the pre-heated oven at 170℃ for 12 to 15 minutes OR until golden. Cool completely on a wired rack.
- To make Chocolate Ganache, place Dark Chocolate and Cream in a heat-proof bowl, and warm in the microwave. It takes 30 seconds using my 1100W microwave. Then mix well until Chocolate melts.