Tuesday 24 February 2015

Fruit Platter with creamy dip

Fruit Platter with creamy dip

Recently I had real guests (unannounced) and very much unwilling to be served anything cooked with oil or cheese. So I decided to serve them fruits with a change. The change here was a creamy Rose flavour dip. This dip was prepared with curd and it won their hearts...

Preparation Time : 20 Min

Cooking Time : 0 Min

Ingredients :

  • Fruits (Kiwi, Strawberries, Grapes, Oranges.... any other of your choice)
  • 1/2 Cup hung curd
  • Few drops rose essence or syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon icing sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped Almonds, Pistachio 
Procedure :
  • First prepare fruits. Wash them nicely, peel and cut them into wedges

  • For dip : 
  • Take hung curd in a bowl mix it with whisk, add icing sugar to it and mix it well ........

  • Now add Rose essence to this and mix it 

  • In a serving dish transfer this creamy dip garnish it with chopped almonds and pistachio 

  • Arrange fruits in a platter and serve it with creamy dip.... 

Sunday 15 February 2015

Ice Cream Strawberry Cake

Ice Cream Strawberry Cake

My family loves choco cake and I love ice-creams. So I thought of blending two flavors to make everyone happy on v-day

Preparation Time : 20 min

Cooking Time : 0

Setting Time : 2 hours

Ingredients :

  • Chocolate Cake (For Recipe click)
  • 1 Lt vanilla ice-cream 
  • 15 - 20 Strawberries
  • 2 Tablespoon Strawberry sauce or crush
  • 1/2 Cup sugar syrup (1/2 cup water mix with 2 tablespoon sugar)
  • 2 Tablespoon red tutti frutty
  • Few topping to decorate the cake
  • Cake mould
Procedure :
  • Fist of all take chocolate cake cut it into 2 halves as shown in picture

  • Now take a cake mould, place one half of cake in it. Now apply sugar syrup on it. Now take 1/3 of ice-cream (make it a bit soft by keeping it out from freezer for 10 to 15 minutes) apply it to cover the cake with a layer of ice cream

  • Now place the strawberry slice on it as shown in picture. Apply some strawberry sauce and tutti fruity on it. Now cover this with the second layer of cake and apply sugar syrup on it

  • Now cover the cake with rest of ice cream nicely add fresh strawberry on it. Keep it in freezer for 2 hours so that it sets nicely

  • After 2 hours take it out and demould it, add some toppings if you wish or cut a slice and while serving pour some strawberry sauce on it .... enjoy this with your friends and family.....

Tip : You can change favour according to your taste for fruits and ice-cream......

Eggless Chocolate Cake

Eggless Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake all time popular dessert. This can be use as a  basic recipe in lot many desserts.

Preparation Time : 10 Min

Cooking Time : 25 -30 Min

Ingredients :
  • 1 1/4 Cup self-raising flour or Maida
  • 1/2 Cup butter at room temperature 
  • 1 Can (400 gram) condensed milk
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon sada-bi-carb
  • 2 Tablespoon coco powder
  • Few drops of vanilla essence
Procedure :
  • First of all Sieve The Flour, Coco powder, baking powder and Soda-bi-carb together and keep it aside

  • Now in a bowl take butter, condensed milk and vanilla essence and mix it well

  • Now slowly slowly add Flour mixture to this and fold it gently 
  • Mix it well, you will get a cake batter in dropping consistency. In case batter is hard just add 2 tablespoon of milk in it
  • Take a baking dish grease and dust it and pour the cake mixture into it
  • Now place the dish in preheated oven for 20 -25 minutes at 180 degree c or till it is cooked
  • As the cake leave the sides you can invert it on plate 

  • Keep it aside, you can enjoy it like this only or you can add some toppings according to your taste

Tuesday 10 February 2015

Sandwich Roll

Sandwich Roll

Being a mother of growing age daughter, the most challenging work in my life is to make her eat healthy and that too without any fuss...... So whenever I tell her today for breakfast I am serving cucumber and tomato sandwich she will say no I don't want, my stomach is already full. So one day I just gave my boring sandwich a twist I rolled it and filled it with lots of vegetables, seasoned it with green chutney and she was like mummy you are too good I love your food it looks so yummy.... little bit of make over makes a big difference ....

Preparation Time : 10 Min

Cooking Time : 0 Min

Ingredients :

  • 8 Slices Sandwich bread fresh 
  • 2 Tablespoon butter (On room temperature)
  • 1/2 Cup green chutney 
  • 2 Carrots sliced and then cut in long julienne
  • 1 Cucumber sliced and then cut into long julienne
  • 10 Cherry tomatoes cut in halves 
  • 4 Cheese slice cut into long strips
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped jalapeno
  • Salt to taste
  • Crushed black pepper according to taste
  • 6 to 8 Salad leaves 
Procedure :
  • Take bread slices and remove the sides of each bread. In each sandwich we will use 1 bread slices.

  • Now take a rolling pin and with the help of it make the bread flat

  • Now apply butter on bread then apply green chutney to it

  • Place cucumber juliennes and carrot juliennes on the corner of the bread as shown in picture

  • Now place Cherry tomatoes and cheese slice on it sprinkle some salt and pepper on it

  • Now hold the bread from corner and roll it gently but firmly as shown in the picture

  • Repeat the same steps with remaining breads
  • Before serving you can garnish it with salad leaves and cut it into desired length

Tip : You can change the filling of sandwich according to your taste.

Thursday 5 February 2015

Choco-Fruito Delight

Choco-Fruito Delight

As February is on and love is in the air. Just surfing few sites to get an idea to celebrate and surprise my family members in a different way. To make them feel special, got an idea to present their favourite fruits in a makeover. Chocolate coated dressed with some exotic toppings.... For me it worked....

Preparation Time : 10 Min

Cooking Time : 5 Min

Ingredients :

  • Fresh Fruits of your choice (kiwi, strawberry, orange, grapes, pineapple.....)
  • 1/2 Cup dark chocolate compound
  • 1/2 Cup white chocolate compound 
  • 1 Tablespoon eatable silver balls
  • 1 Tablespoon chocolate vermicelli or any other topping
  • 1 Sheet butter paper
Procedure :
  • Wash, clean and dry all fruits nicely 
  • Peel and cut Fruits in desiered shape (like kiwi, pineapple)

  • Take white and dark chocolate in seprate bowl and microwave them one by one for a minute on a medium temperature. Take out and stir it well, it should be properly melted and in a free flowing consistency. First so it with white chocolate compound and then dark one

  • Even you can use a double boiler for melting chocolate

  • Now In a plate keep a butter paper sheet. Dip strawberry in chocolate white or dark which ever you like. Wait for a minute so that excess chocolate is removed, now gently keep the strawberry on butter paper

  • Repeat the step with other fruits. . Half with white chocolate rest with dark one.

  • Now to decorate them further. if you want to add some eatable silver balls or sliced dry fruits or any other topping you can add these toppings immediately before setting the chocolates
  • Another idea, you can dip fruits with dark chocolate once it is set, dip it again in a white chocolate but this time half only and allow them to set

  • Another interesting idea, take a strawberry dip it into a dark chocolate allow in to set for 3 to 4 minutes, now in a spoon take a white chocolate and make a zigzag partern on chocolate this will give a very nice look. 

  • Use your imagination and creativity and make as much chocolate delights as you want to impress your soul mate.....

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