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Eggless White Chocolate Mango Mousse

As a blogger, whenever I see some ingredient, the first thought that comes to my mind is “What new dish can be made with this?” When a friend of mine recently gifted me some Alphonso …

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Paan (Betel Leaf) Mousse

During our stay in Chandigarh, we had been to the Punjab Grill restaurant. After the meal, we were served Paan shots. I loved the taste of it and thought of trying my hand at it some time later. It had totally slipped off my mind, till I came across a review about Punjab Grill. I had some Homemade Gulkhand in stock. So after getting the betel leaves, I started off with my experiment. Along the way, I decided to change the track and make a mousse instead of the shots. On tasting, D was of the opinion that it required…

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Eggless Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Jelly

I always love watching Master chef Australia. More so because there’s no unnecessary negativity or drama in it. The wonderful and encouraging hosts are the icing on the cake. In the last season, I was really impressed with Reynold’s dessert skills. Now you know where I drew my inspiration to make this dish 🙂 After my successful attempt at making Orange sorbet, the next mission was Chocolate Mousse. My initial plan was to have the centre with pomegranate coulis. On discussing my idea with D, he suggested to use jelly instead of coulis, as he was craving for it. As…

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Homemade Fondant

Though I bake and decorate cakes at home, I have never tried my hands at Fondant Icing. Last Christmas, my cousin who came from Canada, gifted a Gum paste flower cut out set. Every time I looked at the set, I was even more motivated to give a shot at Fondant Icing. April being a month of special occasions in our family, I zeroed in on D’s birthday and prepared fondant at home. On discussing with D, he asked me to prepare a Rich Chocolate Cake covered with Chocolate Ganache. All my hopes almost went down the drain till it…

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Chocolate Profiteroles/ Cream Puffs

Profiteroles has been in my to-do list for a real long time. Somehow I kept postponing to a later time. The other day while watching some TV show, I was remimnded of this, and immeditaely felt that I should make it. Profiteroles, also known as cream puff is a French dessert. It is basically choux pa

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Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Given a choice, I always prefer using homemade ingredients to store bought ones. Certain ingredients like Mascarpone Cheese, Ricotta cheese etc are not easily available in stores. Even if you find them at gourmet stores, it costs a bomb. Being a passionate cook, I wanted to try a lot of recipes but

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Chikkoo/Sapota Milk Shake

Being a lazy Sunday, I wanted to put up a quick breakfast on the table. Uggani was the first thing that came into my mind. Once that was made, I felt that I needed to make some drink that would be filling. A quick look around and found some Sapotas lying around. Aah !! Chikkoo Milk Shake !! Nice way

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Trifle

Couple of days back, we had called some guests over for dinner. As it was a continental fare, I wanted to prepare a dessert that went along with it. A quick look at the pantry and I spotted the cake made the previous day as well as some fruits. Trifle was the first thing that came into my mind. It h

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Custard Apple Milk Shake

Custard Apple season is here !! Just as I was wondering how to use the custard apples piled up on my pantry, I saw a facebook post wherein someone had posted a picture of a Milkshake he had at a nearby juice shop. Well…that was it…Custard Apple Milk Shake it is…The big smile on J’s face as he

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Stabilized Whipped Cream Icing

I prefer whipped cream icing on my cakes as it has good consistency and is easy to work with. During my initial years, I always found it difficult to work with whipped cream, as it would turn runny after some time. Determined to solve this problem, I did some research and I realised that the problem

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Chocolate Mousse

Yesterday, out of the blue, D requested me to make Chocolate Mousse. I too have been thinking of making the same for a while. A bowlful of heavenly, decadent chocolate mousse…..Ooohh…. It is something one has to experience to imagine it in the true sense. I am sure all you chocoholics out there

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Macanese Sawdust Pudding aka Serradura

Last week my friend Nina Chonker had called from Pune. As the conversation went along, she asked me how my cooking is coming along and that’s when I told her about my blog. Next was her request to put up some ‘quick to make’ recipes. After we hung up, I went through my ‘quick to make’ folder and cam

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Homemade Mascarpone Cheese

When it comes to cooking, I sometimes wish we were abroad. All I had to do was to decide the recipe for the day/week and run to the nearby grocer and pick up the ingredients. Sadly, That’s not the situation in India. Sometimes it’s so difficult to get certain ingredients. Especially for nomads like

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