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Frosting

Mar 2017

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I wanted to give one of my neighbors something for her birthday. I looked for a frosting recipe without sugar and liked this one. I still have to get the consistency right since I’m using liquid honey but again I don’t make it often enough to figure the quantities yet.

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Cheese Cookies

Mar 2017

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/trisha-yearwood/cheese-straws-recipe6-2124961.amp

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I make sweet and salty biscuits in the house so that there is always something on and share with the dogs. Both my son and I can be moody with our food and every once in a while we need a break from the regular food and just pig out on cookies. I pipe these out as well so that its easier to ea without crumbs .

I use 300 grams of the amul cheese block, 1 cup of the regular salted amul butter , 3 cups flour, 2 teaspoons of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of chaat masala and bake at 230C or 446F for 10 minutes.

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Cough Drops

Mar 2017

Being Indian and making our regular curries means I have ginger and garlic paste in my fridge all the time. I usually get a mixed paste but recently have started making fresh paste and keeping them separate. I also grind my cinnamon sticks into powder as well as buy a lot of limes and keep squeezed juice in the fridge. My drops tend to melt into one big blob and I haven’t made them often enough to figure out a workaround yet.

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Honey Cookies

Feb 2017

https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/classic-spritz-cookies/aa68df04-bd64-4f1b-8421-0df82064bca4

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I bought a cookie press that has an attachment for piping tips. When I made the pressed cookies they were a little big for my son to eat in one go and he would be dropping crumbs around the house which makes the dogs follow him around, trying to take it from him. So I started pipping the dough into small drop cookies that he can pop in his mouth in one go and then he can run around without the dogs trying to get the cookie from him. Its easier for them (actually all of us) to eat as well.

I substituted the sugar for honey for my husband and added a little more flour to compensate for the texture of the sugar. I use 6 tablespoons honey, 2 1/2 cups flour, 1 cup butter, 1 egg, 1/4  teaspoon vanilla, 1/4 teaspoon salt and bake at 230C or 446F for 10 minutes.

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Fruit Jelly

Feb 2017

The fruit jelly is usually for the panna cotta but I sometimes have a little extra that we eat on its own. I follow the instructions of the gelatin I’m using at the time. I add the fruit juice or coconut milk (fresh or preserved) to a sauce pan and add the required gelatin and warm it all together, once its dissolved I taste it and if everything is ok I put in the fridge to set.

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Panna Cotta

Feb 2017

My husband loves panna cotta and since I was trying to make a few desserts I decided to try to make it. Again I haven’t made it often enough to get proper measurements yet and everything is according to taste. I usually follow the instructions of the gelatin that I’m using at the time. I add cream (dairy or coconut), vanilla, honey and gelatin to a sauce pan and warm it up. Once everything is dissolved I taste it and let it cool and put it in the fridge to set. Once that is done I make some fruit jelly to add to the panna cotta and that’s our desert.

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Chocolate Mousse

Jan 2017

We enjoy a certain chocolate mousse from a certain restaurant in Pune. After we moved we weren’t able to find a mousse we like, so one evening a looked on YouTube and tried to make some. Its not like the restaurant but it was close enough. It needs to made on demand as it doesn’t keep very well. I whip cream (dairy or coconut) with cocoa powder, honey vanilla and some Cointreau. Everything is measured according to taste and I haven’t made it often enough to get specific measurements yet.