For this week’s BM, I have selected a theme my daughter loves, Brownies. I have already posted some brownie recipes and still I am in search of a good recipe. Today I tried a recipe and I should say they came out super gooey. The taste was so good and my daughter gave me a thumbs up but I am not at all satisfied with the look of the brownies. I actually added more batter to the ramekins and they started oozing out of the rim. So the final result is not such a great beauty, but look at the portion in spoon, it is totally good.
For the final day of no bake desserts, here is one more recipe which I made using rasmalai. You would be wondering why I was having so much of left over rasmalai? Wait till tomorrow or go to my YouTube channel for my new video today. You will understand why. I was doing single portions for all these three days as I am off sugar for the past six months and the only person who can eat sugar is Sruti. So these are single serving desserts just made for her. And she is so enjoying this theme.
For the second week of this month’s BM, the theme I selected is so interesting. I am sure many of you would love it. When I saw vegan sweets, I chose it immediately. For me being a vegan is impossible as I survive on Paneer and butter. But I can have some recipes which will be useful for readers and even I could give it to Sruti without much guilt. The first sweet that came to my mind was jelly. And as this is the season of mangoes, I went for mango jelly. I had a pack of orange agar agar which I bought a long time back. I thought it was plain agar agar and bought it but only after coming home I realised that it was orange flavoured agar agar. So it just settled happily in my fridge. I decided to use it in this recipe.
Empanadas are pastries or bread stuffed with meat or any other filling. This is a dish common in Spain and Latin American countries. It is either baked or deep fried according to the region it is served. These are so easy to pack and so makes a great snack to take on picnics. I am doing picnic hamper recipes for this week’s BM and this recipe is a part of the theme. As I mentioned earlier, you will be seeing international dishes this week.
For the final day of the easter treats, I made this golden egg. What is easter without an egg. Most traditional breads have coloured eggs placed in the braids of the breads. And they also make chocolates in egg shape. Some chocolates are made so huge and they are filled with more chocolates so that when you break the egg, the treats flow out. I just wanted to keep this simple.
For the second day, here is one more easy breezy dessert you can put together in around fifteen minutes. I am not going for any traditional recipes this week, but am just giving you some good ideas for any party you will be doing for easter or some other occasion. Ever since I bought a pack of dried rose petals from Delhi, I have been using it to top my desserts. My daughter loves it and being the only one who is trying out the desserts, I am quite happy to add the rose petals on them. They look so good and tastes great too.
Here comes the next week of Blogging Marathon and I have chosen Easter treats as the theme. At first I was planning for some breads, but I couldn’t make them ahead and on the day of posting, I didn’t want to go for any complicated recipe. When I was browsing through recipes for easter desserts, they are mostly chocolates and I came up with one of my own. I put this together with all the ingredients from my pantry. You can go for any filling you like as this is so versatile.
As I mentioned in my last post, candy is testing my patience. Yesterday, I had planned on a vegetarian marshmallow. The mixture turned out beautifully and I let it set for 2 hours. But even after the setting time, my marshmallow didn’t set and I found that the problem was with the veg gelatin I used. So I just skipped posting yesterday as I was so frustrated. But I couldn’t skip it today also. I was searching for a foolproof easy breezy recipe when I stumbled on white chocolate fudge. There are too many versions of the fudge, some were even complicated, but I stayed away from those recipes. I went for a microwave version of an easy recipe. This recipe is so easy that even a kid can do it.
This month has been very bad so far. I have been failing in many of my experiments and I am feeling so low nowadays. But still I couldn’t keep away from trying new things. Though I share my success stories here, my failures doesn’t make to the blog. But they are surely lessons learnt and I will never be repeating those mistakes again. I selected candies for this month and it is testing my patience too much. First I tried making honeycomb. The result was awesome, but I poured it into a smaller tin and it oozed out. Somehow I contained it inside the tin, but the paper I used for lining stuck to it. I had too waster all those paper stuck honey combs but still Sruti loves those bits and pieces which I recovered after breaking it. Next I tried making peanut brittle. This time I oiled the paper, the mixture came out perfect but again the brittle stuck to the paper. I tried a lot to remove the paper but couldn’t even remove a single bit of it. That is it, the whole batch got wasted.