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Coffee Butterscotch Cake

Chef Mudit

I’m supposed to post one my three chicken recipes, on which I organised a poll before. But, I was craving for a cake, and came up with this. I’ll post chicken recipe soon.

And in my never ending quest to understand baking and making pastries, bread and cakes, I decided to make a cake again, while twisting the flavours. Its a simple recipe which you can play around to get a wonderful symphony between coffee and butterscotch / Vanilla.

But first, Ingredients!

Ingredients

  1. Flour – 2.5 cups
  2. Sugar – 1 cup
  3. Baking powder – 1 spoon
  4. Salt – 1 spoon
  5. Cocoa powder – 2 spoons
  6. Milk – 1 cup
  7. Butter  – 1 cup / 100 gms [unsalted]
  8. Buttermilk  – 1/2 cup
  9. Instant coffee, instant – 1 & 1/2 spoon
  10. Butterscotch flavour – 1 spoon

Step 1 The Dry stuff

The process is quite similar to any other cake making process. Sift…

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French Vanilla Chocolate Cake

Chef Mudit

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Last night I was at McCafé, sipping Americano coffee with a vanilla chocolate muffin. After paying a hefty price for the same, I decided I’ll make one. I went text book. Here’s the how to part.

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups all purpose flour [maida]
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 1/4 cup sugar
  4. 1/2 cup butter
  5. 1 cup milk
  6. 1/2 cup buttermilk
  7. Chocolate chips
  8. French Vanilla flavour
  9. 1 table spoon cocoa
  10. Baking powder [1 tablespoon]
  11. Salt (1/2 table spoon)
  12. Red food colour [optional]

Step 1 The dry ingredients

Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in one bowl. and mix them.

wpid-img_20150509_100552.jpg Flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt

Step 2 The Wet ingredients.

Break the eggs in a big bowl. This is the bowl where you’ll mix everything later. Now add a quarter to half cup sugar, based on your taste basically. Mix it slowly, kind of whip it actually. Once a uniform mixture is…

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Firangi Panjiri [No Bake Cookies ]

Chef Mudit

The idea was conceived when I was thinking of making Sol Kadhi, a maharashtrian drink. For this I needed Coconut milk, which I wanted to make at home. Here is my train of thoughts, or basically what led to what’s in the making.

First me says: I need to make sol kadhi.

Second me says: But you’ll need Coconut milk for that dude!

First me: Oh, I can buy that from supermarket. I’ll go to Star Bazar. I’ll ask wife if she wants something from there

Second me: I asked her, she doesn’t want anything.

First  me: Hmmmm….cut the crap! I’ll make fresh Coconut milk.

                    Second me: Dude, but you’ll waste a lot of dry coconut [I don’t know what it is called, the one that is left after taking out the milk]

First me: Lets make coconut cookies!

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Bharwa Mirchi

Mouth watering recipe definitely. I’ll try it for sure.

Chef Mudit

The finished, mouthwatering good! I started this blog to write my experiments with firangi foods, as I see them or perhaps imagine them, or some of them which lie vaguely in my memories. However, the first one is a bharwa mirch, which too was an experiment, without looking into any recipes, just imagination. This is how its done!

The fillings

Fillings is the most important part of the dish. It holds all the flavour. The main ingredient I used was besan [gram flour].

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Masala Masala

Hand pound 4-5 black pepper, 2-3 cloves, 1 Badi elaichi [Black Cardamom], 5 cloves of garlic. Now finely chop 1 big onion and saute. Add a quarter of that to the hand pounded masala and make a nice paste.

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There is something definitely in India still……….

Today when i was reading newspaper, I got that prince Charles and his wife Camella Parker came India and went to Rishikesh & did arti n all the rituals required.

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On the other hand, US. president Mr. Barack Obama & his wife Mrs. Obama celebrated Diwali in White house.

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These two things compelled me to think what is unique in India because above written text is just two examples. We usually read in newspapers or watch news headlines that by following our indian tradition, this foriegn couple got married and bla bla….

 

Definitely there is somthing unique in our India which makes attracted to foreigners. So my answer is YES. This is our  ‘CULTURE’, our colorful & brightful  ‘FESTIVALS’, our ‘TRADITIONS’, our ‘OUTFITS’ & so on.

These things definitely makes me feel proud to be an INDIAN.

Beyond all , one thought usually strikes me then why is India still only developing? Although have answers but with lots of confusion. Will be here soon with my answers. Till then I want to be happy with my proud feeling to be an Indian.