Thursday, November 4, 2010
HAPPY DIWALI TO ALL OF YOU :-)
1. Eggs - 3
2. Sugar - 130 grams
3. Plain Flour - 45 grams
4. Milk - 200 ml
5. Cocoa Powder - 15 grams
6. Cashewnuts(chopped) - a few
1. Separate the egg whites and yolks.
2. Beat two yolks with half the sugar till a creamy consistency is reached.
3. Blend in the flour and milk mixed with the cocoa powder.
4. Beat the egg whites of three eggs and make a stiff mixture.
5. Carefully, fold the egg white mixture into the cocoa batter, add the nuts, pour into moulds and bake in an oven at 175 degrees Celsius for 8 - 10 minutes.
6. Serve with cream :-)
I didn't have soufflé moulds, so i baked it in a normal cake tin and then cut pieces and put them in a bowl and mixed the pieces together.
1. Plain Flour/Maida - 1 & 1/4 cup
2. Wheat/Aata - 3/4 cup
3. Oil - 2 tbsp.
4. Citric Acid(solid) - 1/2 tsp.
5. Water - 1 cup
6. Powdered Sugar - 1 cup
7. Baking Powder - 1 tsp.
8. Salt - a pinch
1. Cocoa Powder - 1 tsp.
2. Icing Sugar - 2 tbsp.
3. Milk - 2 tsp.
1. Mix plain flour, wheat and salt together. Add baking powder to it.
2. Separately, add citric acid in water and mix well.
3. Add this mixture to the flour mixture.
4. Add oil and sugar to this. Mix all the ingredients well until the shown consistency is obtained.
5. Pour this into greased cupcake molds and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes. The time may vary according to your oven, but it should pass the toothpick test(insert a toothpick and it should come out clean). If it doesn't, keep it for some more time. Once done, let it stay in the heat for 5 minutes.
1. Heat the cocoa powder for a few seconds and add to it, icing sugar and milk.
2. Stir for a few minutes in the heat, till a creamy consistency is obtained.
Now apply this frosting on the cupcakes and enjoy :-)
You can use vinegar instead of citric acid, But you'll have to add the 1 cup water mentioned in the recipe.
For the crust :
1. Plain Flour/Maida - 1 cup
2. Vegetable Oil - 3.5 tbsp. + 1 tsp.
3. Cold Water - 2 tbsp.
4. Sugar - 3 tsp.
For the filling :
1. Cocoa powder - 3 tsp.
2. Milk - 1/4 cup + 1 cup
3. Sugar - 5 tbsp.
4. Biscuits(I used Krack-Jack) - 1 packet(medium sized)
5. Plain Flour - 1/4 cup
6. Wheat Flour - 1/4 cup
For the crust :
1. Mix the flour,sugar and salt and then add oil, 1 tbsp. at a time.
2. Then add the water and form a dough using the remaining oil.
3. Keep it in the freezer for 40-45 minutes.
4. Then take it out, and form thin shapes out of it.
5. Bake them for 10 minutes at 200 degree celcius(Greasing is not required as they come off easily). The temperature and time may vary depending on the oven.
6. The crusts should not be too hard. They'll become crispy after some time.
For the filling :
1. Powder the biscuits with your hand. A fine powder is not required.
2. Mix the cocoa powder and sugar in 1/4 cup milk. Keep aside.
3. Roast the flours together in a pan till the rawness of the wheat goes and the mixture turns light brown. Add the biscuit powder to this.
4. Then in a separate pan, heat the cocoa mixture and let it come to a boil. Boil it for a 10-20 seconds, keep stirring. Reduce the flame.
5. Add the flour mixture and 1 cup milk to the cocoa mixture.
5. Cook the mixture for around 5-8 minutes, till it becomes slightly hard and leaves the sides of the pan.
6. Then make shapes out of the mixture and roll them first in the sugar and then in the biscuit powder.
Take one crust and put the mixture on it and cover it with another crust. You can roll the mixture in sugar(granulated) and then keep it on the crust.
Enjoy your Crunchy Delight and do let me know how it turns out :-)
Now when I thought of the recipe, I had planned to make something hard out of the cocoa mixture but since it came out soft, I thought of making something like cream biscuits. If you know how to make a hard mixture using the same ingredients, please let me know :-)