Whisky Dessert

I think all the world political problems would be solved if everyone started offering the other some desserts. Imagine, you dash into someone on the street and manage to irritate that person. A nice pastry or a quiche with a sorry would do wonders leaving the two of you happy that you met. Who knows it might turn into just a random dash on the streets to a beautiful start of an everlasting friendship. Desserts have that power, the power to change the world. 😛

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In order to make this plan fool-proof, we could add the ingredient of Scotch Whisky. Yup! That’ll do it. The other day I had a bottle of Black Dog Scotch Whiskyleft over from a little gathering we had the night before and it got me thinking if there is an alternative to using it. I had prepared some delicious desserts with Rum. I knew that there were quite a few dishes, desserts mostly, that require Scotch in making, but I had never tried it. But I was determined to give it a shot this time.

It was time for research and my trusted site Yummly came to rescue. Of the few things I have tried so far my personal favorites are listed, in order of preference, as follows,

Scotch Whisky Syllabub – It is beautiful to see how the flavor of lime mixes with most of the spirit, this marriage was made in heaven indeed. With major portions of the dessert being lime and scotch, it was a good mix.

Butterscotch Pudding with Scotch Whisky Whipped Cream – Cornstarch, eggs, lots of cream, butter, vanilla extract and sugar makes this deadly combination the result of which is an impeccable mix. Butterscotch, the flavor is my personal favorite and this dessert came pretty close to being my best as well.

Hot Toddy Pudding Cake – The preparation was almost similar to every other cake that I’ve baked so far however, the way the batter came along with Black Dog Reserve was pretty good.

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In every dessert that I tried out, Black Dog Scotch Whisky made the perfect blend. It held every thing together and at the same time gave it the perfect flavor. Try out more of these desserts and share your results. I personally, cannot get enough of them. Share your experience if you do.

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Disclaimer – The content mentioned in the blog is purely personal and meant for people above the age of 25.

Classic Pancakes

Once in a while there are mornings when you want to eat something nice but you don’t really want to spend much time in the kitchen either. On those days Pancakes come to my rescue. I personally like making ’em from the scratch, its easy and fun!

Fluffy Pancakes

Fluffy Pancakes

What you need –

  • Flour (Maida) – 1.5 cup
  • Milk – 1 and 1/2 cup
  • Baking Powder – 3 and 1/2 Tsp
  • Sugar – 3 Tbsp
  • Egg – 1
  • Butter – 3 Tbsp
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Vanilla Essence – 1 Tbsp

How Do You Do It –

  1. Take Flour in a bowl, add baking powder, sugar, salt and keep aside.
  2. Put milk and butter in a pan and heat the milk warm enough to melt the butter. Do not boil it, just heat a little.
  3. After the milk is cooled down and the butter is ‘in-sync’ with the milk add the egg and mix it well. Also add 1 Tbsp of Vanilla essence.
  4. Now slowly add the milk batter to flour, beat it well and make it as smooth as you can. The chunks are hard to get rid of, but it’s important for a perfect blend.
  5. Heat a little butter in a flat pan and slowly pour the batter, make sure you start from the center as it will take the shape as you pour.
  6. Flip to the other side only when see bubbles forming on the surface.
  7. Put some butter on the other side and let it cook.
The Process

The Process

Your perfect breakfast is ready! Or you can have it for brunch like I do! 😀

Goes really well with Honey, Chocolate syrup or my all-time favorite, the Maple syrup.

Keep cooking. Cheers!

Chicken Masala My Way

I have been a huge fan of cooking. Personally its like therapy for me. I have been experimenting with my own recipes for quite a long time and now I wanted to share the successful ones. So here we go.

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What you need?

500gm Chicken
Butter – 2 Tsp
Cloves – 3 to 4 pieces
Cinnamon Stick – Quarter inch
Oil – 2 tbs
Curd – 2 Tbs
Onion – 2 medium sized
Tomato – 2 medium sized
Turmeric
Chilli powder
Ginger Garlic paste
Garam Masala Powder
Cumic Powder
Coriander Powder
Salt – To taste
Sugar – A Pinch
Chicken Masala – ½ tbs (optional)

What you do?

Marinate Chicken in curd add 1/4 tbs Turmeric powder, ¼ tbs chili powder and leave for an hour.

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Marinated Chicken

Chop Onion and tomatoes, keep ¼ of the onion aside and blend the rest of onions and tomatoes together to make a paste.

Heat butter in a pan and add cinnamon and cloves and then add chicken and fry for 10min.

For Masala – 

Add oil in a pan, add onions and fry till brown to this add ginger garlic paste and fry. Next add- turmeric ½ tbs and chili powder 1 tbs, cumic powder-1/2, Coriander Powder-1/2, Garam Masala Powder 1 tbs,chicken masala and fry for sometime. Sprinkle water if required. Then add onion-tomato paste and fry for 10 to 15 min.

To this masala put a pinch of sugar and add the fried chicken and fry for 5 min.

Next add a cup of water to the and shimmer on low flame for 10 to 15 min. Finally add a little butter.

Tadda! Your chicken masala is ready! 😀

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I like it with my favourite wine 🙂

Have fun cooking 🙂 and do share your experience.

Four Seasons Wines

Few days back I got to savor India’s finest wine – The Four Seasons Wine. Personally I like White Wine so I laid my hands on the rich Four Seasons Chenin Blance, a still white wine.

A rich and tasteful work of art. I could not believe how smooth it was and had no acidity at all! The enticing blend of banana, guava and fresh apple is breathtaking. Then I started my wonderful relationship with the Four Seasons Wines. Though I am a white wine fan  I thought to give the red wine a shot and trust me it didn’t disappoint me. Four Seasons offers a verity of wines. You can find the list here http://www.fourseasonsvineyards.com/our-wines/four-seasons.html.

Four Seasons Wine

I had a little leftover wine and I thought to experiment with it. I found this recipe and tried my hands on it. The outcome was magnificent. So I’ll go forward and share it with you.

Red Wine Jelly

Red Wine Jelly

What you need –
• 4 cups Four Seasons Red Wine
• 6 cups granulated sugar
• 2 3-oz packets liquid pectin

How we do it –
To start with, combine wine and sugar in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat and stir occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Do not boil. Mix in the pectin and stir until combined. Skim off foam, if any, and more wine.

Put it into sterilized jars and refrigerate and let it set. You are good to go! 🙂

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