LITTLE HEART STRAWBERRY SANDESH

Little heart is my favourite biscuit-type.
Valentine’s day is over but heart- shape obsession is forever.

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Sandesh is a famous Bengali sweet loved by everyone and by far one of the easiest Indian dessert recipes, I have come across.
Here I am sharing a flavoured Sandesh in a  heart-shaped biscuit sandwich. So I tried innovating and experimenting with a traditional recipe and it turned out to be pretty good. A good presentation can do wonders and these little sweeties are just the catch!
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INGREDIENTS:
2 servings
250-gram paneer
150  grams condensed milk
1 tbsp milk powder
1 tbsp  (according to the sweetness you like)
1 tbsp refined flour i.e maida
1/2 cup strawberry puree
1 tsp strawberry essence (optional)
12 little hearts biscuits, edible sprinkles

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a blender add grated paneer, condensed milk, milk powder, refined flour and strawberry puree, strawberry essence now churn the mixture into a fine paste. Check for the sweetness, if you feel it to be less add some powdered sugar and mix well.
  2. Take a non-stick pan and transfer the entire mixture. Stirring continuously, cook the mixture on a medium flame. Cook till the mixture becomes dry enough that it can be made balls off.
  3. Now the interesting part of the recipe….make medium sized balls from the mixture. Take the little heart biscuit and place a ball cover it with another biscuit to make Sandesh sandwich.
  4. Press the biscuits together so that the ball fits in between the biscuits properly and takes the shape of the heart.decorate with some sprinkles.
  5. A very interesting and fascinating dessert prepared in very less time.
  6. Can easily be on your menu list in your next party.
  7. If you like this recipe, share it friends and family and spread the love.PicsArt_02-24-09.58.38.jpg
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MINI STRAWBERRY TARTS

I  love these mini fruit tarts because they’re SO easy to make. The recipe might have a few steps, but making them couldn’t be easier. And look how pretty they are, with all the cream & strawberries.
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I have used strawberries here but you can use fruits of your choice for making the fruit tarts. Also instead of a cream filling, you may use custard, cream cheese or ganache.
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They are easy to serve and look absolutely gorgeous on the plate.

Makes 8 tarts.

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup plain flour maida
1/4 cup salted butter – cold
a pinch baking powder
1 tbsp powdered sugar
2-3 tbsp ice cold water
Whipped cream 1/2 cup
Strawberry coulis 2tbsp

Strawberry coulis recipe here…STRAWBERRY COULIS / SAUCE

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INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Cut the cold, solid butter into small pieces.
  2. add baking powder, sugar, and butter to the bowl.PicsArt_02-14-09.18.42.jpg
  3. Rub the butter into the flour with fingertips till it resembles bread crumbs. add 2-3 tbsp cold water.PicsArt_02-14-09.19.55.jpg
  4. Bind into a dough of rolling consistency. knead lightly.PicsArt_02-14-09.20.46.jpg
  5. Roll out large chapati of1/8″thickness. Cut out small circles with a biscuit cutter or a Katori, which is slightly bigger than the tart mould and fit them into tart tins.PicsArt_02-14-09.21.34.jpg
  6. prick with a fork bake blind for 8 minutes in the centre of a hot oven 200℃ till very lightly golden in colour.
  7. take out from oven .cool.

    ASSEMBLE:

  8. Fill cooled tart shells with whipped cream.
  9. Top with strawberry coulis and fresh strawberries.
  10. Serve after some time at room temperature or cold
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NOTES:

  • Wait until the moulds are completely cool before removing them.
  • prick the base of the tart with a fork so it doesn’t puff up .
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CHOCOLATY ROSE CAKE STICKS

Valentine’s Day is dedicated to love, but for me, every day is Valentine’s day with the love of my life. And every day I try to do something special to make my family happy.

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Love is a big part of me, my life and my cooking.And here I present chocolate rose cake sticks.I got the idea for the same from my Facebook group member Kruti Bipin.Thanks dear.

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I am addicted o red color which is the color of love and Valentine’s is the perfect time for making this. This would make a healthy and great dessert for parties.

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INGREDIENTS:

Maida –  11/4 cups
Baking Soda –  1/2 tsp
Baking Powder – 1/2 tsp
Powdered Sugar – 1 cup
Butter –  softened 1/2 cup
Yogurt –  1/2 cup room temp
Hot Milk –  1/4 cup
rose Essence –  1/4 Tsp
Chopped almonds cashews and tutee fruity 1 tbsp.
Red gel color 1/4 tsp or 4to 5drops.
Dark chocolate 1cup
sprinkles
sate sticks

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Preheat the oven @ 180 C, 10 minutes before baking.
  2. Sift together maida, baking powder & soda bicarbonate.
  3. Beat softened butter, powdered sugar, hot milk, yogurt, and vanilla essence till light & fluffy.
  4. Fold in the sifted flour.
  5. Grease and Dust the cake mold … the process of applying a thin layer of butter to the tin and then coat it with Maida is called grease and dust. This process ensures easy removal of cake. 1518548104734
  6. Tap the pan on the back and dust off the excess flour  1518548177746
  7. Pour the batter into it.1518548177746
  8. Bake the cake in the preheated oven for 18 to 20 mins or until the toothpick inserted comes out clean.1518548312083Assembly 
  9. When the cakes get cooled completely, take it out of the mold.1518548387592
  10. Pierce sate sticks/lolly sticks in them.1518548515188
  11. Take a tray and cover it with butter paper.
  12. Dip the cake sticks in melted chocolate and decorate with rainbow sprinkles.1518548790344
  13. Keep on butter paper tray and refrigerate for 5-10 minutes.
    Yippee!Your cake sticks are ready.1518548927280

NOTES

 You may use any mold of your choice.
you can make chocolate and vanilla flavor too

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CHOCOLATE LOVE LETTER

Love is in the air, its valentine week ⚘⚘⚘❤❤❤️ and it smells like chocolaty everywhere to me!
Many people celebrate Valentine’s Day by showing appreciation for the people they love or adore.
Valentine’s Day is extra special to me because I get to celebrate it with the most caring and handsome man that ever walked on Earth!
On this love day, once again I am proposing to my hubby. So this time I tried in a different and exciting way to express my own thoughts of love with this chocolate love letter.
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To celebrate the festival of love.I am presenting this to my hubby and it’s purely my creation. I believe this is too romantic with full of craziness.
There are two ways to make these chocolates at home, using cocoa powder and using chocolates and I have made these chocolates using dark compound chocolate. It takes just a bit of time for the melted chocolate to cool down.
Even you can add some romance to your Valentine’s Day through this easy recipe.
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Sharing happy moment …
My chocolate love letter and our photograph published in Patrika News Paper (Indore city )…It’s called craziness …
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LOVE IS IN THE AIR
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INGREDIENTS :
Dark compound chocolate – 2 cup
you can go for any available brand. I prefer mostly Morde which can be ordered online.
Add-ins of your choice – nuts, fruits, coconut, dried fruits
Whipped cream 1/2 cup
piping bag
edible heart sprinkles
INSTRUCTIONS :
  1. Take out the chocolate from refrigerator and keep it in room temperature for an hour. Now chop the chocolate coarsely.
  2. You can use either the microwave method or double boiler method for melting the chocolate compound. I prefer the microwave method as it’s simple & less messy and the result is just a few buttons away!
  3. Now place chopped chocolates in a microwaveable bowl
  4. Melt it for about 1 minute at 900W. Stir it well to acquire the same temperature to chocolate
  5. Then chop the nuts into small pieces and add those pieces and raisin to the melted chocolate.
  6. I wanted to write a letter so I used a heart shaped cake pan for my chocolate.You may use any mold as per your choice/ availability.
  7. First I put a butter paper in my cake pan and pour the chocolate and raisin mixture into the cake pan.1518417596803
  8. Put the mold on a flat surface to make it even so that you get a finished look after its set.
  9. Refrigerate the mold for at least 15 minutes. Once set you can unmould them.1518417669355
  10. It doesn’t need refrigeration once it’s set properly.
  11. your chocolate is ready for writing a letter.
  12. I used whipped cream for writing, you can use melted white chocolate either.
  13. Take some whipped cream and put it in a piping bag. Start writing your thoughts on chocolate and decorate with edible hearts.1518365952193
tadaaaaaaa your chocolate love letter is ready.
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NOTES :
1. The amount of chocolate depends upon the size of the mold you use.
2. You can use half of the white compound and half dark compound according to your taste.
3. You can mix chopped nuts, dry fruits, chopped fresh fruits, orange zest, liquor, cinnamon, chopped candies, flavors like vanilla, mint, butterscotch.
 The sky is the limit!
4. Make sure the mold is dry.
5. Do not freeze for a long time, 15 min is more than enough, after that demold and put it in a box and refrigerate. No need to freeze it.

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EGGLESS ALPHABET CREAM CAKE -THE MOST TRENDY

The best time of the year for me was, is and will be-One and only:9th February…my birthday.
Party, celebration, gifts, and sweets add to it.Yet every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake.

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I am lovin’ this cake.

This fresh and fruity cake has gone viral over the Internet and I decided to try it out.
I made this beautiful “A” cake, styled after the cakes trending all over social media. A really unique and yummy treat that has endless possibilities of personalization. I have used fresh fruits, organic flowers, and chocolates.

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Beautiful it is!

And Oh what a beautiful dessert it turned out to be…so much that I couldn’t resist myself from taking a picture with it.

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picture perfect

I tried it with my all-time eggless vanilla cake recipe.You can use any chocolate or tart cake recipe too.

INGREDIENTS:
Cake Base
Malai   1/2 cup
Sugar 1/2cup
Refined flour (maida) 1cup
Milk powder 1/2 cup
Baking soda 1/2 Tsp
Baking powder 3/4tsp
Salt to taste
Milk 1/2cup
Vanilla essence 1/4 tsp
lemon juice 1/2tsp
1and 1/2tbsp curd
1.5 cups Whipping Cream
1/2 cup sugar syrup for soaking

Decorations
Fresh Berries, chocolates, and Fresh Flowers.

INSTRUCTIONS:
Cake base

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Combine the malai and sugar lemon juice and curd in a bowl and whisk well.
    Keep aside.
  3. Combine the plain flour, baking powder and baking soda and sieve 2-3 times and keep aside.
  4. Add the milk and milk powder and maida mixture to the malai gradually and keep stirring.
  5. Gradually and alternatively finish the mixture and keep stirring.
    The mixture should be of the pouring consistency.
  6. Now add the vanilla essence and lightly stir again once.
  7. I didn’t have such type of pan so used a simple hack of baking it in my regular steel plate.☺
  8. Grease the plate and sprinkle little maida into it.
  9. Pour the batter into it and bake in a pre-heated cooker or oven for 20 to 25  minutes.
  10. Remove and cool.
  11. When the cake gets cool, cut it into the desired alphabet shape using butter paper stencil.1518276053273
  12. For this cake, you will require 2 such cake shapes.
  13. cake alphabets are ready …time for assembling.

    Assembly:

 

  1. Take a Cake base.1518276129277
  2. Apply sugar syrup over it.
  3. Pipe the prepared cream like the french kiss.1518276235873
  4. Place the other cake on top of it and press gently, then repeat step 2.
  5. Once again pipe the cream on top and garnish with chopped strawberries, flowers and chocolates.1518276649520

NOTES:

1.You can print your template from the net. Just search for alphabet cake stencils on google, download it, get it onto word or page document adjust the size and print.
2. Feel free to use any eggless cake as the base like my vanilla or chocolate cake.
3. Any filling of choice can be used too.
4.I am in a hurry so used plain whipped cream you may use buttercream, cream cheese frosting or custard feelings.

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EGGLESS CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES WITH FONDANT TOPPERS

“Yeah I know he’s cute but he is forever mine,” says this cute little girl ❤💑❤
Instead of the conventional notes/cards… why not say it with cupcakes!?
This time on my anniversary made these fondant cupcake toppers to show my love.PicsArt_1492225969148

My marriage is my life.💑
I make our marriage organized, you make it outstanding. I make our married practical, you make it perfect. I keep it grounded, you give it wings. I love you.

My anniversary day  is like a festival for me .I am here with satisfaction and happiness because of my marriage ..
😊😊😊😊If I start showing my love cupcake recipe will be left out..
Love is a big part of me, my life and my cooking. “Romance and Chocolate goes so well together”- say these beautiful cupcakes….I am happy i nailed it beautifully….
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Recipe courtsey…Diya haldipur my facebook group member ..Thanks dear.
INGREDIENTS:
Cupcakes 2 (I made chocolate cupcakes)
whipped cream 1cup
Fondant
Corn starch
Fondant colours of your choice .here i used white,blue, red, brown and skin colour
rolling pin
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round cookie cutters for the topper bace and faces.
edible marker
a knife
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INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Make the cupcakes first (recipe here Eggless Chocolate Cupcakes) cool them and then do the frosting and fondant toppings.
  2. using the larger cookie cutter, cut two big circles for the base for the topper. roll some skin coloured fondant and using cookie cutter cut two small circles for the faces .then using a knife or fondant tools, cut the parts where you will be attaching their hair later.
  3. fix the faces at the top portion. cut out the girl’s dress and sleeves using some blue coloured fondant .you can use fondant tools to make some impressions on the dress.
  4. Time for little hands. Roll out two small skin coloured fondant balls and make them ovel shaped. Place it at the end of the sleeves. Roll out brown coloured fondant in to balls and make them a bit ovel for her shoes.
  5. After the little girl’s shoes are attached , we move on to the cute boy .make small shirt using some white fondant. With brown fondant make a tear drop shape and roll out the fondant .Cut it in shape of pant and attach it. Make his sleeves using same technique as we did for the girl.
  6. after attaching his little palms, we move on to his hair. Roll out a tear drop shape and flatten. Attach this to his head and using a knife or tool, draw lines to give his haira combed look. Do the same for hia girl.
  7. And the eyes and eyebrows using an edible marker or you can paint using a brush as well. Using heart shape fondant cutters make two sizes of hearts and attach.PicsArt_1492281940802
  8. Frost the top of your cupcakes and press one of the cupcake toppers onto the frosting.

 

NOTES:

  • If you are not going to serve your cupcakes the same day, it is best to store just the fondant cupcake toppers in an airtight container until the day you need them. Then place them on the cupcakes up to several hours before serving.

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