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Creamy Fruit Cocktail with Lime Jelly

13 Oct

Since its Diwali time, I promise to bring you alots of desserts. This one is special. Since all of us have expected guest come at unexpected time during festivals, and we have to ponder what to serve. One thing is for sure we serve them sweet. This is an easy and a quick dessert which could be prepared and made well in advance or immediately.

Sometimes I come across people who dont like to spend alot of time in kitchen but want to make some thing really nice. So I believe this is one of the easiest and delicious recipe I am sharing with you.

Fruits combined with cream and jelly make it a scrumptious dessert.

For this you would need:

  • 1 pack of Lime Jelly
  • 1 tin cocktail fruit
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • some choco-chip cookies

Preparation:

  1. Prepare the jelly by adding boiling water to the mixture. Dissolve the mix completely.
  2. Pour the mix into which ever mould you would like to prepare this dessert. In this case, I filled a quarter of glassess, I had.
  3. Keep it for 45 minutes at room temperature for proper setting.
  4. In the meantime, whip the cream with an electric beater till soft peaks are formed.
  5. Crush the choco-chip cookies ( I used the one I made at home).
  6. Bring the jelly cups, put a layer of crushed cookies.
  7. Then cover with a layer of whipped cream.
  8. Now put some fruits.
  9. Again a layer of whipped cream.
  10. Now some crushed cookies again.
  11. Refrigerate till  the time of serving. Serve it chilled.

Cashewnut Fudge (Indian Kaju Barfi)

11 Oct

One of my best friends has come for a visit from USA and I am catching up with her tomorrow. I thought of preparing an Indian delicacy which she must have missed during her stay in Philadelphia.

Kaju Barfi is actually one of most loved sweets by every kid. It makes great Indian desserts. It is simple yet  quick. Ever since I was young, its been my favourite to0.  The taste of sweet cashew is to die for. Usually I purchased it from market but this time I wanted to try at home.

For this I used:

2 cups cashew nuts

1 1/2 cup sugar

3/4 cup water

1 tsp vanilla essence

2 tbsp clarified butter

Method:

Grind the cashew nuts in a mixer.

Heat a pan and saute cashew nut powder till it turns little brown. Heating for too long will make the cashew powder leave oil which we do not want.

In a sauce pan, boil water and sugar and bring it to 1 thread consistency.

Put the sugar syrup into the cashew powder. Keep stirring continuously on a low flame. Make sure there are no lumps.

Add clarified butter and vanilla essence immediately. Keep stirring till it begins to leave the sides on the pan.

Spread the mix quickly on a greased plate before the mix cools down.

Allow the fudge to cool, then put the silver foil (varq) and cut into diamond shape.

Enjoy the tempting Kaju Bafri!!!!

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