Friday, January 14, 2011

easiest,quickest & mouth melting tiramisu recipe with store bought ingredients :D

Tiramisu ( tiruh-mee-sooo) is a mouth melting italian dessert which means " pick me up " / "carry me up " .It actually means getting a jerk emotionally through your palatte which will shake you completely,it is also said that tiramisu  is the "most heavenly dessert on God's earth ".The actual authentic tiramisu is made up of ladyfinger/sponge biscuits,mascarpone cheese,marsala wine,expresso,sugar and eggs.This blog is an "eggfree" blog so i skipped eggs , i didnt wanted to use any alcohol either so i skipped wine too :) .I was short of time so i tried this easiest and quickest heavenly dessert with few and all store bought ingredients in my cosy kitchen :)) .Tiramisu turned out the awesomest dessert ever i made,initially i was scared and worried as i wasnt using any eggs , without one of the major ingredient it would have been definately a disaster  still i was very keen to try and it just hit the bull's eye,i agree it was not that perfectly set but the taste was wowest and awesomest and it had to be as all the ingredients were ready store bought and i just assembled,it was fun while i was assembling it ;).Everyone just luved and cherished it and wanted to dig in as soon as they saw the dish !Thanx guys for showering all those lovely comments and luving my tiramisu dessert and im really sorry for posting the recipe so late :P

approx will serve for 4-5 ppl

ingredients :
18-20 sponge biscuits/savoiardi biscuits/ladyfinger biscuits
300ml chilled whipped cream ( keep the whipped cream in the freezer for 5-10 mins )
250ml mascarpone cheese
2 cups thick vanilla custard (i made custard at home,but you can use store bought double thick custard )
1 tsp vanilla extract
11/2tbsps instant coffee pwd + 11/2 cups of water ( i used nescafe expresso instant coffee pwd )
instant coffee pwd to taste ( for garnishing )
1 cup powdered sugar
method :
Boil 11/2 cups of water , add coffee pwd and simmer for few mins ,take off the flame and  the coffee decoction is ready,let it cool down and keep aside in a wide bowl.In  a mixing bowl add mascarpone cheese and sugar , beat together,add whipped cream , vanilla custard ,vanilla extract and beat all together for few secs or till it gets soft and fluffy,keep this aside.Dip the sponge biscuits one by one in coffee decoction ,(both the sides) and place side by side in a rectangular or square dish .Spread evenly half of the cream mixture on the top of the dipped  biscuits ,sprinkle some coffee pwd with a tea strainer on top,again repeat the layer of dipped sponge biscuits in coffee decotion on top and lastly spread the remaining cream mixture on it.Cover the dish with cling sheet and refigerate it for atleast 4-5 hrs so that it sets nicely .While serving sprinkle coffee pwd with tea strainer all over and garnish with chocolate coated coffee beans and serve immediately.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Toasted vegetable sandwhich in turkish roll !

This is a very healthy and filling sandwhich,easy to make and tastes wonderful with a cup of hot coffee . Had this sandwhich here in melbourne many a times now in coffee shops and specially luv the one which we get here in gloria jeans coffee shop.A couple of mths ago my hubby was out of the city and i was kinda feeling lazy to cook for myself and for my daughter ,that moment my dear friend took us both out for lunch in a cafeteria below her husband's office and even in sometime her husband joined us ,there i had this sandwhich for the first time,the name given to it was veg foccacia which according to me was quite surprising as foccacia was something else in my mind but whatever the name may be..who cares ...right ? the sandwhich was awesomely delicious ,since then i keep craving for this simple toasted sandwhich ,i found it quite easy to make and so gave it a try.Thanx mamta & dhiraj for the wonderful lunch on that lazy aftnernoon,will surely join u'll again ;).We can even try the same filling in some other breads too .   

makes 2 sandwhich
ingredients :
2 turkish bread /rolls
5-6 thinly sliced eggplant
7-8 thoroughly washed baby spinach leaves
5-6 thinly sliced red bell pepper
2-3 tbsp roughly cubed feta cheese ( optional )
7-8 thinly sliced tomatoes
mayonnaise to taste
tomato ketch up to taste
method :
Preheat the oven at 200c,toast the sliced eggplants and red bell pepper for 10-12 mins.Cut the bread from centre ( just give a slit in between ),spread mayonnaise and ketch up or any of your fav spread on both the sides.Place the toasted eggplants,top it with spinach leaves,tomatoes,red bell pepper and cubed feta cheese on one side of the roll.Toast the sandwhich in the oven for 5-7 mins and serve warm .
Sending this recipe to siri's healing foods event-eggplant ,hosted by kavita of seasoned & dressed for this month.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

cheese and cheese croquettes

I had made these cottage cheese( paneer) &  mozerella cheese croquettes/cutlets/fritters long back ,i suppose in october 2010 month for my daughter's kinder friends .The oct 2010 month was quite busy and exciting as i was shopping and packing for my india trip ,so was not able to post ,but now its high time and have thought of starting my new year blogging with some of my favourite recipes which are lying in my drafts.This recipe is picked up from pari,one of my fav bloggers ,i luv her photography skills too and had bookmarked many of her recipes,this is one of them and is my personal favourite .Thanx pari for sharing such beautiful and innovative recipes.The original recipe is here,i had sticked to the recipe and so just linking back to the original one.Am linking this to the bookmarked recipes-every tuesday event ,started by priya and co-hosted by aipi.

Monday, January 03, 2011

I am back with Awards !!

Hi there !Wish u and your family  a very happy new year .Hope u all have a gr8 rocking  year ahead ! It was a long long break of 2 whole months,i really missed my palate corner but was just tied up with the happy holidays and my short vacations around melbourne ,was really not in mood to cook something new,but now in this year i want to concentrate more on my blog and cooking and want to be regular  here.I am really very sad as 23rd dec palate corner,my blog turned 1 and it just passed like a flash ,i was not able to post anything on that day as my laptop's hard drive was crashed just the day before and for 10 days literally i was without internet,also my hubby Aj was away to sydney for 3-4 days and so i really didnt had any chance to post something for my blog's first anniversary,but had made few things to celeberate that day and will surely post them soon.I am excited to announce some more awards which i recieved when i was away and therefore posting so late,my apologises for the same.

Gayathri of gayathri's cook spot have shared  this award  with me and i am very thankful to her,please do have a look on her blog,she have got lovely space with beautiful recipes.I am really happy today and i appreciate her for keeping me in her mind while nominating this award,there are few rules with this award which i would like to mention...

1.Accept the award and link back the blogger who shared this award with you and post it on your blog.

2.Pass it to 15 bloggers and invite them to collect this award from your space and dont leave it in general.

3.Contact the blog owners and let them know that they have been nominated for this award.

Following are the 15 bloggers and it was really difficult for me to choose them as mostly all the bloggers are been recieving this award so please if you have recvd the award kindly let me know so that i can pass it to some other fellow bloggers .
1.suhainaji of mysingaporekitchen.
2.divya of easy cooking.
3.jay of tasty appetite.
4.aipi of US masala.
5.satya of  super yummy recipes.
6.jyoti of panchpakwan.
7.padhu of padhuskitchen.
8.sushma mallya of authentic food delights.
9. aparna mallya of  apycooking.
10.priya of priyas easy n tasty recipes.
11.priya of mharo rajasthan recipes. 
12.deepa of hamaree rasoi.
13.nidhya of aaha oho
14.MD of veg bowl.
15.aruna manikandan of veggie paradise

Akila of akila'skitchen gave the following awards for participating in her events Dish Name Starts With : B  & C.Thank you so much akila for these wonderful awards and sorry for posting up so late.sonal.jpg