Thursday, 14 December 2017

Cardamom and Cinnamon Caramel Fudge

This scrumptious Cardamom and Cinnamon Caramel Fudge screams nothing but festivity and these might be an ultimate treat to offer your friends and family around this festive season.

These Rich, Tasty and Delicious Cardamom, Cinnamon and Caramel Fudge are so easy to make which melts in your mouth and it is perfect for festive holiday and makes a darn good gift.

It's that time of the year again when so many delicious and delectable treats are to be made, wrapped and shared with so much love. It's that time when sweets and confectioneries rain everywhere. Christmas is just around the corner and shops and markets are oodles with breathtaking and unique types of edible gifts, candies and chocolates sure to satisfy everyone's needs.

These Rich, Tasty and Delicious Cardamom, Cinnamon and Caramel Fudge are so easy to make which melts in your mouth and it is perfect for festive holiday and makes a darn good gift.


There is no doubt that it is far easy to buy those beautifully decorated boxes of edible gifts for anyone, but I don't know why I always strongly feel that if you want to wish to carry an edible gift for someone it has to be homemade. You need to add that personal touch, some customising and feelings to it. So have you decided if you are going to make anything this season? if you haven't then look no further.

These Rich, Tasty and Delicious Cardamom, Cinnamon and Caramel Fudge are so easy to make which melts in your mouth and it is perfect for festive holiday and makes a darn good gift.

I have this pretty easy to make Cardamom and Cinnamon Caramel Fudge recipe for you. This recipe would be perfect for you to try even though making fudge at home is not your cup of tea. I always prefer to make fudge for edible gifts, because I think it is the easiest confectionary you can make and honestly, the options are endless, customise or personalise your fudge recipes with ingredients, flavours also fudge can be stay fresh for long time.

More Edible Gift Recipes:- Dark Chocolate and Pistachio Fudge | Vegan Mocha Chia Seeds and Mix Nuts Truffles | Carrot, Tomato and Cardamom Chutney | Eggless Mini Penettone | Homemade Classic Herb & Spice Salt

These Rich, Tasty and Delicious Cardamom, Cinnamon and Caramel Fudge are so easy to make which melts in your mouth and it is perfect for festive holiday and makes a darn good gift.


So I have come up with two flavours which I love adding to my cooking. Cardamom and Cinnamon, these warm winter scents seem to bring that wonderful warmth during Christmas period, especially cinnamon being used abundantly in Christmas cooking, baking, in beverages. So along with Cinnamon, I decided to add Cardamom in here. Cardamom is the most used spice in my kitchen.

These rich, decadent and delightful fudge is perfectly spiced, beautifully textured with a no greater combination. It is made with caramelised condensed milk and flavoured with delicate cardamom and sweet cinnamon. These perfectly elegant looking fudge are perfect for holiday parties, a get-together or as gifts.

These Rich, Tasty and Delicious Cardamom, Cinnamon and Caramel Fudge are so easy to make which melts in your mouth and it is perfect for festive holiday and makes a darn good gift.

A darn simple recipe that you can easily remember and whip up in no time and you might want to make a double batch so you have a chance to enjoy too :)

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Cardamom and Cinnamon Caramel Fudge
These Rich, Tasty and Delicious Cardamom, Cinnamon and Caramel Fudge are so easy to make which melts in your mouth and it is perfect for festive holiday and makes a darn good gift.
Ingredients
  • 1 Tin (397g) Sweetened Condensed milk
  • 125g Butter
  • 450g Soft brown sugar
  • 130ml Milk full fat
  • 1 Tsp. Cardamom essence
  • Big pinch Cinnamon powder
Instructions
Line a tray or plate with foil.In a thick bottom saucepan place butter and sugar.Then add condensed milk and normal milk.Keep mixing everything and let the mixture cook, keep stirring constantly so mixture doesn't get burn.Keep stirring for 15 minutes continuously. Be careful mixture boils a lot at this stage.After 15 minutes, switch off the heat, and keep stirring the mixture. You will be able to see mixture getting thicker at this stage.Now add vanilla essence and cinnamon powder and mix well. Pour the mixture into prepared tray and smooth it as soon as possible.Leave it to cool for at least 2-3 hours and cut into desired shape.Store in an airtight container or arrange in a box and give it as a gift.Enjoy!
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Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 40-42 fudge pieces

Monday, 11 December 2017

Peanuts and Sesame Seeds Kachariyu - Peanuts and Sesame Energy Bites


Peanuts and Sesame Seeds Kachariyu can have a place in your healthy eating plan and winter essential menus. This wholesome, refined sugar-free and nutritious Gujarati winter dish is delectable and the simplest dish you can prepare to fight those winter blues.

Kachariyu is a traditional Gujarati delicacy which is eaten during winter times and made with very basic ingredients such as sesame seeds, Jaggery and Peanuts. It is very healthy and nutritious.

This Kachariyu is prepared with roasted peanuts, sesame seeds, Jaggery, some winter spices and nuts. Generally, traditional Kachariyu prepared with ONLY sesame seeds and crushed along with Jaggery and spices but this time there is a little twist.  Oh yes, my mind is always thinking of alternatives. At least, this twist made this recipe tastier in my opinion! Read my traditional Sesame (Til-Tal) Kachariyu recipe here.

More Peanuts Recipe for winter - Peanuts Jaggery Brittle ( Chikki )

Kachariyu is a traditional Gujarati delicacy which is eaten during winter times and made with very basic ingredients such as sesame seeds, Jaggery and Peanuts. It is very healthy and nutritious.

Winter is the best time to pamper and nourish your body with wholesome, good fats and energy boosting food that provide lots of energy to keep the body warm from inside and to build up a good immune system to fight many winters downfalls like cold, coughs and joint pains. 

Peanuts and Sesame seeds are perfect to use during colder days. While peanuts have plenty of vitamin B-3 which promotes blood flow and kick-starts your metabolism, sesame seeds naturally lower blood pressure and are a good source of vitamins and minerals.

More Sesame Recipe for winter -  Rose Pistachio Sesame Tahini Halwa | Rose Pistachio Coconut Till Gajak | Sesame and Jaggery Bites . Check my friend Sapana's Sesame Brittle-Til Chikki recipe. 

Kachariyu is a traditional Gujarati delicacy which is eaten during winter times and made with very basic ingredients such as sesame seeds, Jaggery and Peanuts. It is very healthy and nutritious.


As soon as the winter arrives in my part of the world, I dig out those traditional recipes to prepare a couple of types of winter warmer dishes which are healthy, beneficial and delicious at the same time, for my kids and family. So, this time I prepared Peanuts and Sesame Kachariyu, with healthy fats and plenty of protein that is a smart snack this time of the year which will also combat freezing temperatures.

This Kachariyu recipe is very easy to prepare, you don't require any ghee or dairy butter and can be done in a few ticks. Every morning a couple of tablespoons of Kachariyu do wonders to the body. Don't go binge eating as this item is not guilt free as there are jaggery and dates in this recipe which can spike your sugar levels.

Kachariyu is a traditional Gujarati delicacy which is eaten during winter times and made with very basic ingredients such as sesame seeds, Jaggery and Peanuts. It is very healthy and nutritious.


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Peanut and Sesame Kachariyu
Peanut and sesame Kachariyu is a homemade nutritious winter warmer recipe can be made very easily.
Ingredients
  • 150g Plain Peanuts
  • 150g Sesame seeds (white or Black)
  • 100g Jaggery grated
  • 100g Medjool dates pitted
  • 50g Almonds chopped
  • 30g Desiccated coconut
  • 3 Tbsp. Melon and poppy seeds
  • 2-3 Tbsp. Dry ginger powder
Instructions
Dry roast peanuts and sesame seeds separately.Let it cool and remove peanuts skin.In a food processor or grinder add almonds and peanuts, grind until you see oil oozing out of the almonds and peanuts.Remove it from the grinder bowl and add sesame seeds and melon seeds, grind the sesame seeds until you see oil coming out of the sesame seeds.Now add jaggery, dates, ginger powder, desiccated coconut, poppy seeds and peanuts mixture.Now grind everything so well in the grinder.Remove it from the grinder bowl and make ladoo or leave it as it is.Garnish it with the almond and pistachio slivers if you like.Enjoy this winter delicacy in the morning.
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Sunday, 10 December 2017

Homemade Billionaire's hot chocolate

Calling all the Billionaire's fans! Tickle your taste buds with this Homemade Billionaire's Hot Chocolate and Latte, a luxurious drink with a super decadent recipe. It's like Christmas in a mug!!

Homemade Billionaire's hot chocolate and Latte is so easy to make at home.

It's that magical, wonderful time of the year and time to add a touch of magic to your home. Time to immerse in the world of festive and time to decorate every nook and cranny with merriment. So hey guys, how's your prep going on and is your Christmas tree is up? According to the British tradition, Christmas tree should be up by the beginning of Advent, which was on Sunday 3rd of December. While boxes of Christmas tree and its decorations were brought out by the husband from the garage, I and daughter decide to make this so addictive Homemade Billionaire's hot chocolate and Latte to bring that Christmasy atmosphere in and around the house. The freezing weather outside and hot cocoa brings festivity in you.

Homemade Billionaire's hot chocolate and Latte

A few months back in the UK, a popular coffee chain Costa unveiled their Billionaire's shortbread flavoured hot chocolate and latte on their Christmas menu. These delicious drinks are made with a classic confection of gooey and chocolaty Billionaires Shortbread.

A mug of Hot chocolate or Latte poured on three layers of buttery shortbread, Gooey caramel and a silky chocolate. All these yummy ingredients make this drinks extra special. There is no doubt these winters warmer drinks are incredibly delicious and hard to resist.

Homemade Billionaire's hot chocolate and Latte is so easy to make at home.

My daughter tried this drink the first time from the coffee shop and since then, she wanted us to have it too, so we decided to have a go at recreating it at home. She described the taste and how it was served. A good excuse as the whole family was there to try it out and caramel and Millionaires shortbread is my favourites :)

Homemade Billionaire's hot chocolate and Latte is so easy to make at home.

A special treat like, Billionaire's hot chocolate and Latte is fun to make at home with friends and family. Rich and sumptuous Billionaire's makes this delectable sipper a special switch from traditional hot chocolate and latte. They can be whipped up in no time, topped with freshly whipped cream and shortbread crumbs and it doesn't get much better. Oh-so-delicious!

Homemade Billionaire's hot chocolate and Latte is so easy to make at home.

Enjoy this intensely comforting warm mug of hot chocolate or latte on a cold snowy evening and curb your cold-weather cravings. I bet it will be the best part of your holiday season. My recipe shows you how easily you can duplicate the taste of famous brands at home in an inexpensive way.

Homemade Billionaire's hot chocolate and Latte is so easy to make at home.

Homemade Billionaire's hot chocolate and Latte is so easy to make at home.


Notes:-
On this post, I am posting Homemade Billionaire's Hot Chocolate Recipe. For Homemade Billionaire's Latte please click here.
Although I prepared Hot chocolate and Latte in my coffee machine, I am giving you recipe which can be made on stove or M/W.

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Homemade Billionaire's Hot Chocolate
This homemade Billionaire's Hot Chocolate is so Christmasy! It's rich, creamy and so delicious, surely is going to warm up the cockles of your heart!
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp. Good Quality hot chocolate powder or grated chocolate flakes
  • 3 Tbsp. Shortbread crumbs
  • 3 Tbsp. Caramel
  • 3-4 Tbsp. Freshly whipped cream
  • 120-130ml Full fat milk
Instructions
In a clear serving mug first, add 2 Tbsp. shortbread crumbs and press it down with the spoon.On top of that pour caramel and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Now heat the milk in a saucepan and bring it to boil.Add hot chocolate powder and mix it well.Once the hot chocolate milk is ready, pour over the set caramel. Quickly top with whipped cream and sprinkle shortbread crumbs.Serve immediately.
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Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 serving

Homemade Billionaire's Latte

Learn how to make Homemade Billionaire's Latte, this easy and delicious festive hot beverage lets you blend your own Costa style creations. It's a perfect, quick and entertaining treat.

Learn how to make Homemade Billionaire's Latte, this easy and delicious festive hot beverage lets you blend your own Costa style creations. It's a perfect, quick and entertaining treat.


Calling all the Billionaire's fans! Tickle your taste buds with this Homemade Billionaire's Hot Chocolate and Latte, a luxurious drink with a super decadent recipe. It's like Christmas in a mug!!

Learn how to make Homemade Billionaire's Latte, this easy and delicious festive hot beverage lets you blend your own Costa style creations. It's a perfect, quick and entertaining treat.


Notes:-

On this post, I am posting Homemade Billionaire's Latte Recipe. For Homemade Billionaire's Hot Chocolate recipe please click here.
Although I prepared Hot chocolate and Latte in my coffee machine, I am giving you recipe which can be made on stove or M/W.

Learn how to make Homemade Billionaire's Latte, this easy and delicious festive hot beverage lets you blend your own Costa style creations. It's a perfect, quick and entertaining treat.


Learn how to make Homemade Billionaire's Latte, this easy and delicious festive hot beverage lets you blend your own Costa style creations. It's a perfect, quick and entertaining treat.

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Homemade Billionaire's Latte
This homemade Billionaire's Hot Latte is so Christmasy! It's rich, creamy and so delicious, surely is going to warm up the cockles of your heart! You won't need Coffee machines to make this amazing Latte.
Ingredients
  • 120 ml Full fat milk
  • 4 Tbsp. Cream
  • 1 tsp. Instant coffee powder
  • 3 Tbsp. Shortbread Crumbs
  • 3 Tbsp. Caramel
  • 3 Tbsp. Melted chocolate
Instructions
In a clear serving, mug add shortbread crumbs and press it with the spoon.Now add caramel and let is set for five minutes.Pour melted chocolate on top of the caramel and let it sit for a while.Dissolve instant coffee powder with little warm water or milk and pour over set chocolate.In a saucepan heat milk and cream, bring it to boil and constantly beat the milk with the egg beater or frother to create foam. Then pour the milk into your coffee mug slowly, keep foam away while pouring the milk. Then add the foam to the top.Sprinkle some instant coffee powder on top add serve straight away. Enjoy!
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Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 mug


Friday, 8 December 2017

Vegan Katsu Curry - Product Review - Yutaka

Now vegetarians and vegan can too enjoy the deliciousness of Katsu Curry with this foolproof recipe. Vegan Katsu Curry, is a fully vegan version of the classic Japanese Katsu Curry. Just letting you know, it will knock your socks off!

Vegan Katsu Curry is originate from Japan and easy to make.

A vegan katsu curry, comforting, simple and delicious filled with crispy tofu, sweet potato and aubergine, served on a bed of thick, sweet and mildly spiced aromatic brown curry sauce. Surely you are in a treat with this curry, which is going to please not only vegetarians but even non-vegetarians' taste buds too!

Being Indian, I always thought that curry can be found only in Indian Cuisine, hahaha how wrong I was. Now that the whole world is at our fingertips and discovering so many facts and taking virtual tours of the globe I gained so much knowledge about other cultures and really appreciating their wonderful cuisines too. Along with Indian curries we have already tried Jamaican, Thai, Mauritian and Japanese Curries, just so delicious and we love all of them!

Vegan Katsu Curry is originate from Japan and easy to make.


I came to know about vegan yasai katsu curry a couple of years back, and I asked their staff to omit eggs from my curry and she said yes we can do that for you and they made a vegan katsu curry for me. It was an instant hit with me and my family. Well, since then we are a huge fan of vegan Japanese food, check my Vegan Sushi recipe. I simply fell in love with Japanese cuisine because I thought that Japanese don't just serve food but they serve incredible art on the plate. Visually you start eating.The arrangement of the food and its colour and shape boggles the mind!  It's a cuisine that satisfies all the senses.

Since I had vegan katsu curry in the restaurant, I had chance to try my hands on making this curry at home a couple of times. It's nice change to Indian curry, but never had a chance to post it on the blog as always wolfed it down before I photographed it. But this time, I had to control myself and quickly photographed, I must admit here as pictures don't do justice to the deliciousness that was in our bowl.

Vegan Katsu Curry is originate from Japan and easy to make.


So what is Katsu and in Katsu Curry? Katsu curry was developed in the 1940s by a customer at the Swiss Grill Restaurant in Japan. It's now taken the UK by storm, especially the vegan version. Katsu means Cutlets in Japanese, and curry has three main section, a crispy panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) breaded vegetables, Tofu or non-veg ingredients. A curry sauce which is mildly spiced and sweet, delicate and flavourful served with plain boiled rice and pickled ginger.  Making vegan Katsu curry at home is fairly simple and not too much time consuming at all but if you are craving a katsu curry and want to eat in less than an hour, products from Yutaka can curb your cravings. Oishii (the food taste delicious)

Vegan Katsu Curry is originate from Japan and easy to make using Yutaka curry paste.


Folks from Yutaka sent me their sample products of Panko Breadcrumbs and Katsu Curry paste. I could not believe how easy it was to prepare this curry in less than half an hour as hardly I had to do any peeling and chopping and there was no compromise on taste. I followed the exact method to prepare this curry except I did not deep fry the vegetables and tofu but baked in the oven. So if you don't want to make this curry from the scratch, but you want to make at home without hassle use Yutuka products and enjoy this vegan delight.


Notes:-
I did not deep fried the vegetables, so I slightly softened them in the microwave for 40 seconds before breading and baking.




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Vegan katsu Curry
Vegan Katsu Curry, simple and fresh, delicate and delicious! A recipe with panko breaded vegetables and tofu served with mild and flavourful curry sauce, rice and pickled ginger.
Ingredients

Curry Sauce
  • 1 Large white onion chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. Vegetable oil
  • 800ml Water
  • 100g Yutaka Japanese style curry cube
  • Vegan Katsu
  • 1 Large aubergine
  • 1 Large Sweet Potato
  • 1 packet Drained and pat dried Tofu
  • 100g Plain flour
  • 50g Cornflour mixed in little water
  • Salt and pepper
  • 200g Yutaka panko
  • Olive oil
Instructions
Make curry sauce by heating a little oil in a pan, and fry the chopped onions on a low heat until lightly browned.Add 800ml cold water and bring it to boil.Turn the heat to medium and let the water simmer for 7 minutes. Then let the sauce cool down for a few minutes.Add 100g curry cubes into the sauce, stir until fully dissolved and simmer on low heat until thickened.Make Vegan Katsu Cut the sweet potato, aubergine and tofu into half cm slice and season with salt and pepper.Dredge in flour then dip into the cornflour mixture and coat with Yutaka Panko.Heat the oil in a pan and deep fry for a couple of minutes or until golden brown.Baked katsuPreheat the oven to gas mark 5-6.Line a baking sheet with tin foil and coat with cooking spray.Place panko breaded vegetables and tofu and once again coat the ingredients with cooking spray.Bake the vegetables for 10-12 minutes on each side or until both sides are golden brown.Heat the sauce once again, and serve katsu with curry sauce and rice.Douzo meshiagare (Enjoy your meal)
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Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4-5 servings




Disclosure - I was sent Samples of Vegan Katsu Curry by Yutuka for an unbiased review, and not told or paid to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Cabbage and Potato Sabji / Sabzi

Cabbage and Potato Sabji / Sabzi a dish full of goodness that couldn't be easier to whip up!

Cabbage Potato sabji is a simply, easy and delicious Indian style curry that can be enjoyed with Roti and Phulka.

This quick and easy but colourful Cabbage and Potato Sabji (Kobi Bateta nu Saak) is delicious with mild flavours which can be prepared in less time. All the deliciousness of it in simplicity. An everyday stir-fry style sabji is great for lunch boxes as it is dry and goes well with roti or phulka.

Cabbage Potato sabji is a simply, easy and delicious Indian style curry that can be enjoyed with Roti and Phulka.

Winter is the best season when we are lucky to get and enjoy a wide variety of vegetables, and cabbage is one of them. In Gujarati aka 'Kobi' and in Hindi 'Patta Gobi'. We love cabbage and I do prepare so many dishes with it whether it's a Cabbage paratha or Cabbage Muthia, Cabbage No Sambharo or Cabbage soup, never get bored of using cabbage in my kitchen. But this simple and humble sabji I love the most and it appears now and then especially during the winter. When I am in a mood of eating authentic and rustic dishes, I love to eat this along with Bajra Na Rotla (millet flour flatbread) and garlic chutney, otherwise, it's a perfect with Gujarati Daal, Rice, and Roti to make a complete meal.

Cabbage Potato sabji is a simply, easy and delicious Indian style curry that can be enjoyed with Roti and Phulka.

This recipe I learnt from my mum, it 's without onion and garlic, whenever she used to make I would stand next to her and watch her cutting green chillies and tomatoes just over the sabji, as far as I remember this is that sabji that I made for the first time ... and since then I loved cooking cabbage. While I was growing up in India, during winter every other day I used to buy cabbage as this dry sabji we used to pack in my brother's lunch box and at home, we could have daal or kadhi with it.

Cabbage Potato sabji is a simply, easy and delicious Indian style curry that can be enjoyed with Roti and Phulka.

I must tell you this story regarding this sabji, oh yes my every recipe has it's own story .. after almost more than 22 years of my marriage, my brother told me that he always loved this sabji of mine. Whenever he used to take this sabji in his lunch box, all his colleagues used to enjoy this sabji with great passion  I asked him 'why didn't you tell me then? why it took you so long to tell me this. Read what he had to say about this "I did not tell you because I never wanted you to become big headed" :D

Well, if you guys make cabbage sabji using my recipe, please do come and tell me..No, I won't become big headed!

Cabbage Potato sabji is a simply, easy and delicious Indian style curry that can be enjoyed with Roti and Phulka.

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Cabbage and Potato sabji - Kobi Bateta nu Saak
Ingredients
  • 500g White or green cabbage quarter, core and thinly sliced
  • 200g Potatoes peeled and thinly cut
  • 4-5 Tbsp. Oil
  • 1 Tsp. Mustard seeds
  • Pinch Hing
  • 2 Tbsp. Green Chillies and Ginger
  • 1 big Tomatoes chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp. Turmeric powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Ground cumin and coriander
  • Pinch Garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 3-4 Tbsp. Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • few drops Lemon juice (optional)
Instructions
Heat oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds.Once the mustard seeds splutter add hing.Turn the heat down and add cabbage and potato.Mix well and add green chilli and ginger.Add all the masala and chopped tomato and salt.Mix well and cover the kadai or pan with lid.Keep the heat on low and let the sabji cook in its own steam. Stir frequently. After 12-15 minutes sabji will be ready. Check if potatoes are cooked properly.Turn off the heat.Stir in the chopped coriander and lemon juice if using.Serve immediately.Enjoy!
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Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4-6 servings


If you like this recipe, I am sure you'll like these delicious Cabbage sabji recipes by fellow bloggers too..Bandhakopir Torkari Spicy Dry Cabbage Stirfry Cabbage sabji with Lentil Crumble Cabbage with Peanuts

Friday, 1 December 2017

Traditional British Bread Sauce - Product Review - Stirr

It's the 1st of December, so Christmas dinner is already on our minds. This Traditional British Bread sauce has been made with the help of Stirr from Uutensil.

Traditional Bread sauce is so delicious, creamy and rich. It is prepared on Christmas day as part of the Christmas dinner.

In the winter, when my mum used to get me to grate carrots, I used to wish that we owned an appliance where we could grate a kilo of carrots in under 5 mins. I never even knew then in wealthier peoples homes that you could get food processors! Even after I burned the rice pudding I was making as a child, I always loved cooking but I still longed for an extra hand around the kitchen. Something that would save some time and energy without having to make shortcuts to the recipe itself.

Automatic pan stirrer

Since I got little older, around at age of 14-15, I always wanted all those kitchen gadgets or electric appliances in our home. I would help my mum in earning some extra cash in her sewing business so that we could buy a refrigerator, colour TV and a mixer-grinder. I still remember those days very clearly..how happy I was when we had the mixer grinder and I prepared Chikoo Milkshake!

It's not that I am lazy in the kitchen but these appliances always helped to be more focused in the kitchen and save precious time. When mum visited me for the first time in the UK, as soon as she entered the kitchen her words were "you have all the appliances already?" I told her that I'd bought everything the next day as soon as I landed here! My first aim was to get all the necessary kitchen appliances and gadgets. As we are now into the digital era and technology advances, the latest technology never fails to impress me! There are so many cool and unique gadgets and appliances out there now, all of which help me in achieving great results in my cooking. One brilliant example is a nifty gadget from Uutensil called Stirr - Automatic Pan Stirrer

Traditional Bread sauce is so delicious, creamy and rich. It is prepared on Christmas day as part of the Christmas dinner.

The lovely folks from UUtensil sent me a Stirr-Automatic Pan Stirrer. I could sing its praises all day long.  Before the Stirr package arrived, I'd already read about it and was so impressed and looking forward to receiving it. Once I got hold of it, I couldn't wait to use it as I already had a bank of recipes in my head to try it out on. The Stirr came with an easy to read instruction manual, but even without, it would've been fine as the Stirr is so easy to put together and use. In the whole equipment, there are only two parts. One is the motor unit, where you insert the 4 AA batteries and the other is the legs which are dishwasher safe.  I liked that there are three different speeds and can withstand high temperatures up to 200C. Even one of the first rules of cooking that I taught my daughter was to always remain by the pan during the whole cooking process and keep stirring. For the first time, we feel like we have an extra hand in the kitchen that we can rely on.

I tested it out on my bread sauce recipe and then used it again the same evening for my Indian cooking. I haven't even bothered finding a space for it in the cupboard as I'm constantly using it!! It doesn't mash or break up the ingredients, simply stirs them.



How many of you have been put off by a recipe which needs constant stirring? Well, now you don't have to as this mighty little gadget will do that hard work for you. Whilst reading this, if it reminded you of someone or possibly reminded you of yourselves then why not get it in time for Christmas either as a gift or to help your Christmas dinner prep.

Traditional Bread sauce is so delicious, creamy and rich. It is prepared on Christmas day as part of the Christmas dinner.

Christmas lunch without Traditional Bread sauce, it's hard to imagine and same goes in my house too, although we go for vegetarian options. The classic and one of the great bread sauce is an important dish to serve alongside Cranberry sauce in Britain.  This old-fashioned, thick and creamy and extremely delicious sauce goes so well with roast dinner. This bread sauce truly brings the spirit of Christmas in the kitchen, infusing the milk with onions and the wafting delicate aroma of spices, cream and butter perfectly blending in. This super duper easy recipe is so simple and foolproof so that can be made with the most basic ingredients.

Notes:-
This bread sauce can freeze for up to two months before you can add the remaining cream and butter.

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Traditional Bread sauce
This Christmas classic British recipe for bread sauce is so easy to prepare, it's rich and tasty. This sauce can be prepared in advance and freeze. (see notes)
Ingredients
  • 2 One day old white bread slices-crusts removed
  • 300ml Full fat milk
  • 25ml Single cream
  • 20g butter
  • 1 Peeled Onion
  • 6-8 Cloves
  • 8-10 Whole black pepper cones
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • Big Pinch Freshly grated nutmeg
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
Firstly stud the onion with the cloves.In a saucepan, pour milk and add studded onion, black peppers, salt and bay leaf.On a medium heat, bring the mixture to the boil. Turn off the heat and cover the pan with the lid and let the milk infuse for an hour.Meanwhile, make bread crumbs in a mixer or food processor. After an hour, remove the onion, peppercorns and bay leaf.Add breadcrumbs to the infused milk and add little butter. Return the saucepan to heat and keep stirring to prevent burning at the bottom ( I used Stirr ) Once the sauce gets thicker turn off the heat, add cream and remaining butter.Serve the sauce in a serving bowl or jug and sprinkle the sauce with the freshly grated nutmeg.Enjoy!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6-8 servings


Recipe inspiration - Delia Online

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