Wishing all my readers a very Happy Diwali. I hope you are done with all the preparations. I just made two sweets and murukku for this Diwali. And all the dishes have turned out so tasty. Sruti is having a great time relishing them. And we are waiting to burst crackers. Have a wonderful day, take precautionary steps while bursting crackers and have a great time with family. Will meet you all on Monday. Till then have fun..
Halloween is just a week far and I wanted to make a cake specially for that. Conceiving a cake idea is really hard. When I am not very sure what to make, I ask my daughter. She usually gives an answer which will form the foundation of my project. So when I asked her for Halloween ideas, she mentioned spooky witches’ fingers. I have it already on the blog so I said no. But after a while, I thought why not make a cake with the spooky fingers. I couldn’t find a single cake made with finger cookies, so decided to make it.
While making cakes often, we have an issue of using up those left over trimmed cake bits. That too when you go for a carved cake or a fancy cake, the amount of left overs will be greater than the actual cake. But you can’t avoid it. And it cannot be wasted. There are so many ways you can use up the cake bits. Cake pops, jar desserts, cake crumbs served in a cone are some of the ways of using it up. Of all these cake pops is the one I like the most. It also uses up the left over butter cream or ganache makes a great snack.
For the final day of mini bites, here is one more recipe with bread. My mom used to make this bread pakora what we called as bread bajji after seeing it in a cookery show. Green chutney and sweet chutney we use for chats are spread on slices of breads, they are stacked, dipped in bajji batter and deep fried. Mostly it is so large, that you can’t even finish one. Some times we used to slice it into triangles or four squares to make them smaller. But it was one of the tastiest snack my mom made.
For the second day of mini bites, I again made some with bread slices. Bread and cheese are match made in heaven. It may be any cheese the pairing is so wonderful. Yesterday it was mozzarella and today is our Indian cheese paneer. Paneer combined with some Indian spices and bread makes this a delicious appetizer. Serve it with some spicy sauce and you will win so many hearts.