Showing posts with label Festival Sweets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Festival Sweets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Festival Sweets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Festival Sweets. Show all posts

Homemade Moulded Mint Chocolates#FantasticalFoodFight

These chocolates are prefect for gifting or distributing for children birthdays. You can prepare them in flavors that you like. Made these for fantastical food fight event wherein we are asked to make a recipe that contains Mint and Chocolate. 
Ingredients
150 Grams Good Quality Dark Chocolate - chopped
100 Grams Good Quality Milk Chocolate - chopped
3 -4 Drops Oil Based Mint extract or to taste
1/2 Teaspoon Butter
Silicone Chocolate Moulds

Method

Melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a pot of simmering water or in the microwave in 15 second bursts till the chocolate melts. Add the butter to the warm chocolate, stir to combine and smooth. 

Pour into the mould and allow to set until firm, at least 15 to 20 minutes in the refrigerator.
When the chocolates are set, invert onto a parchment- or waxed paper-lined cutting board or a plate.
Wrap them in chocolate wrappers.
Gift them in chocolate boxes or
in a Beautiful Basket.
These will keep in an airtight container at cool room temperature for a month.
Labels : Fantastical Food Fight, Chocolate, Mint, Moulded Chocolates, Kids delight, Sweets & Desserts, Festival Sweets
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Mix Flour Shankarpali / Shankarpara

Shankarpali is crispy, crunch and yet very soft like fried biscuit. This snack typically made in India during Diwali or Christmas, actually a festival is incomplete without this snack. It is made in two forms savory and sweet. Today, I am sharing the sweet version.

Makes 400 Grams
Ingredients  

1 Cup Level All Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup Level Wheat flour
1/2 Cup Level Fine Semolina
2 Tablespoons Heaped Ghee - melted and cooled
Salt a pinch
Oil as required to deep fry

For the Sugar Syrup to knead for the dough

1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Water - for sugar syrup

Method 
In a small sauce pan mix sugar and water, bring this a boil only till sugar melts. Immediately take off flame add salt and ghee.  This syrup does not require any thread consistency . 
Allow to cool. When cooled then add the semolina mix it and let it sit covered for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes take the whole wheat and all purpose flours into a big kneading bowl.   Add the sugar semolina mix little by little , mix well with the help of your palms. knead the dough. The dough should be of medium consistency. Not very hard nor very soft. 
Make equal sized balls and roll into 1/4 cm thick circle. Cut them into square or diamond shape. 
Heat oil, when the oil if medium hot then put the cut squares in to it. Do not fry on high flame, because they will remain uncooked from the inside. 
Fry the pieces till light brown and crisp. Once all are fried, place them aside to cool. They become nice crispy on cooling. Once cooled store them in an airtight container.
Enjoy these sweet, crispy yet melt in mouth Shankarpali.

Labels :  Festival Sweets, Shankarpali, Christmas Sweet, Mix Flour, Snacks

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Homemade Chocolate Praline Easter Eggs #Foodieextravaganza

Easter and no Easter eggs that's not possible! When I was small my mother use to make marzipan Easter eggs for us. Now the trend is changing, children prefer chocolate Easter eggs.
Ingredients
150 Grams Milk Chocolate150 Grams Dark  Chocolate
1 Teaspoon Unsalted Butter
For the Praline
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Almonds

Method

To make the Praline

Oil a plate / tray well and keep aside.

In a pan on low flame heat melt the sugar till it starts to caramelize, when the sugar fully melts and turns golden add the almonds and immediately with a wooden spoon give it a quick stir and pour this on the oiled tray.  Let this cool completely.  When  cooled , take this out on to zip lock bag and bash it till it is coarsely powdered.  Ta.. da praline is ready.

To make the eggs

To temper the chocolate you will need a, a heat-proof bowl and saucepan of hot water. Break the chocolate into small, even pieces and melt gently in a bowl over a saucepan of hot, not boiling, water, till the chocolate melts.  Take off the heat and add the butter and stir it well to make it smooth.  Now it is ready to use.  

When lightly cooled  take half of the chocolate into another bowl and add 2 to 3 tablespoons full of praline mix it well.
Pour spoonfuls of the chocolate praline into each mold.  Cover it with the other chocolate. Draw a clean ruler or the flat edge of a knife across the chocolate mold to ensure a clean edge.  This is important so that the two sides of the egg stick together evenly.Leave to set,  in a refrigerator for 15 to 20 minutes .  Fill each mold in the same way. 
   Carefully un-mold the egg halves and place on a clean surface taking care not to handle the chocolate too much as it will start to melt from the heat of your hands.

To stick the two edges of an egg together, heat a baking sheet and then place the edges of two halves on it for a few seconds, then gently push the edges together.
Wrap  the eggs in cellophane  or chocolate wrappers and label them to give away or place them in a basket and offer them to guests.
My Notes 
You can make this praline a week ahead and store airtight container at room temperature.

Labels : Chocolate, Festival Sweets, Sweets & Desserts, Foodie Extravaganza Party, Almond, Easter Eggs
Foodie Extravaganza is a monthly food fest, where a group of bloggers all create and share a recipe around one of the monthly food 'holidays' as detailed in The Nibble. This month Sneha from Snehas Recipe is hosting, Peanut Butter is our theme. Posting day is always the first Wednesday of each month. If you are a blogger and would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page Foodie Extravaganza. We would love to have you! If you're a spectator looking for delicious tid-bits check out our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest Board! Looking for our previous parties? Check them out HERE.

See all the other Chocolate Lover's recipes for today's Foodie Extravaganza hosted by Ellen Folkman:

Brigadeiros by Caroline’s Cooking
Browned Butter Dark Chocolate Marshmallow Muffins by Food Lust People Love
Chocolate Dream Whoopie Pies by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Chocolate Nonpareils by Family Around the Table
Chocolate Pots de Creme by Palatable Pastime
Chocolate Tart with a Shortbread Crust by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Dark Chocolate Date-Nut Balls by Reviews, Chews & How-Tos
German Chocolate Macarons by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Homemade Chocolate Praline Easter Eggs by Sneha’s Recipe
Homemade White Chocolate with Strawberries and Rose Petals by Tara’s Multicultural Table
Sachertorte by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Salted Juniper-Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Chocolate Mole Soup by Faith, Hope, Love and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

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Quick And Easy Milk Pedas In Microwave - 3 Ingredients


I am, sharing a quick and easy method of making peda. That is with milk powder and condensed milk. Condensed milk gives the pedas, a nice chewy texture. Since these are so easy and quick to make.

I am sure you will never hesitate to make this detectable pedas whenever the need arises, be it Rakshabandan or any other festival or offering. It takes just 3 minutes are they are done. Can make them in different shapes you desire.
Makes around 10 - 15 depending on the size and shape.

Ingredients
1 Cup + 2 Tablespoon Milk powder
3/4 Cup Sweetened Condensed milk
1/4 Teaspoon Cardamom powder
1.1/2  Tablespoon Butter
Extra Ghee / Oil for greasing  as required

Method
Take butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave it for 15 to 20 seconds on high powder till just melted .
Whisk the butter a little, add condensed milk and milk powder.
Mix well , ensure that there is no lumps.

Microwave it for 1 minute on high power.
Stir with a spatula, add cardamom powder and mix well.
Again microwave it for 1 more minute, stirring once in between.
Depending on the microwave, you may need to microwave for another 20-30 seconds more.

If you notice air bubbles appearing all over, then its done.
Remove for microwave. Mix it well.
Let it  cool for 3 minutes .
Grease your hand and a plate with ghee/oil.
Transfer the mixture from the bowl to greased plate.
Gently knead the mixture and make a dough.
Now divide into equal size balls (  I used a spoon ).
Grease your palm with oil or ghee then give them desire shape .  These are packed  and ready.  Enjoy  !!

My Notes
Saffron can be added to it -  soaked  it in a tablespoon of  warm milk and can be added to the mixture.
Labels : Sweets & Desserts, Festival Sweets, Milk powder, Condensed Milk, Milk Peda, Microwave

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Talniche Modak / Fried Modak


Ganesh Jayanti is known as Maghi Ganpati this  is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Ganesha and it's "Ganesha's birthday". Modak's are Lord Ganesha's favorite, so here are Talniche Modak / Fried Modak, the covering is of wheat flour. 

I have already posted  Ukadiche Naralache (Coconut) & Chocolate Modak.
 
Ingredients
For the outer covering or shell:
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
2 Teaspoons Warm Melted Ghee
Water as required to knead the dough

For the Filling

4 - 5 Tablespoons Jaggery - 
grated 
1 Cup  F
reshly Grated Coconut  - can use dessicated  coconut 
2 Tablespoons Toasted Sesame seeds
1/2 Teaspoon Cardamom powder
A pinch Nutmeg powder
A Teaspoon Ghee

Method
For the Covering


Sieve the flour with salt and add warm ghee and mix well, then  knead it into a smooth dough by adding little water at a time and keep it covered aside for 15-20 minutes. 

Meanwhile let's make the filling


In a pan add ghee and jaggery,  when the jaggery starts to melt add the  coconut and mix till the jaggery melts and the mixture is dry, add the  sesame seeds, nutmeg and cardamom powder. Keep the mixture aside to cool.  When it is cool, divide this into small equal sized ball. keep aside to cool.

Making the Modaks


Take a small ball of dough and oil the surface and roll it into in thin and round circle,( I used the puri maker) 


Place it into the greased modak mould. 


Place the ball of filling onto the dough


Close the mould tightly remove the excess flour from the side and with bottom flour 


fold it to seal the modak. 


Modak is ready. Likewise make all.


Deep fry the modaks in medium hot oil or ghee ( I used ghee) till golden browned.  Drain on kitchen towel.  Talniche modak are ready.  


Share these with your family and friends and enjoy. My hubby and daughter, loves modak.

Labels: Sweets & Desserts, Festival Sweets, Coconut

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