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.
This no bake Crustless Pistachio Saffron Cheesecake shots are my entry for the third day of dessert in glass theme. Yesterday I was telling you about my experiments with the cheese cake mixture which sets beautifully and slices neatly without melting. I have happy news to share. I just found out the best cheesecake mix recipe using china grass. From now on, I will be doing different cheesecakes without the danger of failure. And with the best home made cream cheese recipe, I think my folks at home are going to be really happy.
The No Bake Gulab Jamun Cheese Cake or fusion cheese cake has been in my mind for such a long time. Till now I am not at all satisfied with the texture of the cheesecake. I want it to be set as a soft custard, but it is slightly runny and very creamy. Though it tastes good, it doesn’t look good if you try to cut a slice of it. That involves using the perfect amount of the setting agent. I am still doing a lot of experiments and I hope I will get it right. There is also one more type of cheesecake which doesn’t involve any setting agents. Mix the sweetened cream cheese with whipped cream and you get a light airy moussey filling which holds it shape and just melts in the mouth.
Made with layers of cake, ganache and whipped cream, this shot glass dessert with leftover cake is so easy to assemble and tastes so yum. When ever I make a cake for video, I am always left with a few pieces of cake and some frosting which most of the time gets a make over as cake balls. When Valli announced the theme of shot glass desserts, I wanted to make this as one of the recipes. This will make a great party dessert and you can bake the cake especially for that. And it is so easy to assemble and I am sure your guests will praise you.
My daughter loves chocolate in any form and I have been depriving her for some days. I am trying to avoid giving her anything loaded with butter, sugar and chocolates and she is really very much sad. I don’t give her the cakes I make and those cakes are not for us to taste. So she has been craving for something chocolate for weeks now. For the past four years, she has been bragging about my baking to all her friends and teachers, that when ever I visit her school, her teachers would let me know about that. Last year they invited me to show how to bake a cake for their 3rd standard students and this year they want me to do a recipe on no fire cooking.
For the third day of frozen treats, I have an awesome treat for you. When I made Basundi for the Indian Milk Sweets series, we couldn’t finish it off as it was too rich. I had a plan which I didn’t mention to my daughter. In fact, I kept this idea a secret until it was ready to be relished. You know children, once we talk to them about an idea, they start pestering until we get sick of that idea itself. So I have started keeping my ideas secret and just surprise my daughter with whatever I make. As I have mentioned in Basundi post, it takes a lot of time to make it from scratch. No short cuts. And the final result is a rich, decadent bowl of basundi. If you couldn’t eat it all, than here is the plan.