When I was looking for some brownie variations, I came across this cocoa brownies at Cafe Delights. Usually we melt butter and chocolate and use in brownies, but this recipe is different. It uses cocoa powder. It also has a little bit of oil in the recipe which gives the fudge texture to the brownies. I converted the recipe to eggless and halved the recipe and baked a small batch. And all the slices were shared with the guys in our office. I didn’t even show it to Sruti.
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Though I was not satisfied with the yesterday’s photos, I am so happy with my today’s brownie recipe and the photos. When I made Eggless Brookies, it gave me an idea for brownies but I never tried it. When the theme brownies was announced, I thought of trying this recipe for a day. I know that the combinations work, but in the brownie pan baked in a tin, I was a little sceptical. But all my doubts cleared when I sliced it and I was so happy to see perfect squares. This went to my daughter’s friends today and she came back with so much of positive feedback from friends. Daughter happy, mom also happy.
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.
From the morning I have been thinking of a name for this dessert but I couldn’t guess one. Don’t be fooled by the looks. I am so bad at capturing this type of dishes, but it is so good. Layers of cake crumbs, a delicious chocolate sauce, whipped cream and butterscotch chips make this a super awesome dessert. Every layer has a different texture and when combined together it creates a great flavour profile in your mouth. And it is so easy to make.
Glass desserts are a craze among home bakers and clients. I have been seeing a lot of delicious glass desserts in my FB feed. The flavours are so exotic. And as a baker it is a great way of taking care of all the left over cream, frostings and cake scraps too. When I saw the theme No Bake Lazy Day Desserts for BM this month, I chose it immediately. Being a cake decorator, I am always left with some cake, cream or ganache and what a better way to use them all up.
For the second day of vegan sweets, I wanted to make a cake. How can I avoid a cake? Before five months, I was believing that wheat flour is so good for health. But after reading all those problems it creates, and advice from our group to stop feeding kids with wheat, I have stopped making anything with wheat or maida for Sruti. I am not a doctor or a nutritionist, so I couldn’t explain you in detail of what harms come by consuming wheat, but if you search the web, I am sure you will find many articles. I know so many of you will not agree, but it is a fact. I don’t mean to bore you with my diet details, but I feel that whatever I learn I need to pass it on to my readers. May be some of you can change your way of life.
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.
Since the mango season started blogosphere is flooded with mango recipes and one of the most posted recipes is the Mango Mastani. Mango Mastani’s origin can be traced back to Pune. It is a mango milkshake usually served with icecream and nuts. But I have made a little different version. As I told you earlier, I am trying to give only healthy foods to Sruti and though she was asking me for a glass of mango mastani for a long time, I was just postponing it. Many recipes I read used icecream in both the milk shake and the topping. I wanted to skip the icecream part but didn’t have a clear idea of what to do instead.
So what is probiotic? Usually we tend to be afraid of bacteria and our body thrives to keep the bad bacteria out. But there are also good bacteria which helps us. Those are called as probiotics and the drinks loaded with such probiotics are called as probiotic drinks. Yogurt is one of the vastly used probiotic drink. While yogurt contains just 2-7 types of probiotics, kefir contains 10-34 types of probiotics. Kefir is nowadays available at some speciality stores. The most common probiotic drink available is Yakult, which I haven’t tried so far. But the problem with store bough ones is the added flavours and preservatives and sugar.