Friday, August 4, 2017

Black Forest Cake Recipe

Love to cook? Why not a Black Forest Cake for dessert? Perfect! Bake a delicious, mouth-watering, creamy and chocolaty cake loved by most of us at home. Easy as a pie, effortless and more tasteful than the Bakery, alert your taste buds to enjoy this homemade dish from Germany.

First presented in 1915, the dessert has been named after the special liquor in South-Western Germany known as Schwarzwalder Kirsch and is made from cherries, cookies and cream.
Enjoy the German flavour at your dining table amidst the desserts today. Follow the simple recipe and plan a delightful surprise for your family to make every occasion a celebration.


o   Dry ingredients

·         1 ½ cup plane flour(200 grams)
·         ¼ cup of cocoa powder(50 grams)
·         4 teaspoons powdered sugar (40 grams)
·         2 teaspoons of baking powder
·         1 teaspoon of baking soda
·         2 cups of pitted cherries
·         4-5 teaspoons of sugar
·         A bar of chocolate

o   Wet ingredients

·         1 can of condensed milk
·         1 teaspoon vanilla extract
·         150 ml melted butter
·         2-3 cups of whipping cream
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This recipe delivers you a classic German Black Forest cake filled with whipping cream and cherry toppings.
  1. First, prepare the cake turns. Use two 8 inch rounded cake pans. Grease them with melted paper and line the base with baking parchment or butter paper.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients – flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and powdered sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Now, add wet ingredients – canned milk, melted butter, vanilla extract and 1 cup of water to the mixed dry ones.
  4. Blend these ingredients now using hand blender for 2-3 minutes to form a batter. Don’t over blend otherwise it will lead to less softer cake. You can add two table spoons of hot water for a softer cake.  Then mix it for just a few seconds.
  5. Put the batter equally in the two pans. If you have a single pan, you can slice the cake later. Need not to worry.
  6. Pre heat the oven to about 150 degree centigrade. Put these pans into the oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until the wooden toothpick, inserted in centre, comes out clean.
  7. Then cool the layers in pans for about 10-12 minutes. Finally, loosen the edges, and remove to racks to cool completely.
  8. Let’s prepare the cherry syrup now. Put two cups of pitted cherries in the saucepan. Add 4 tea spoons of sugar and 175 ml (3/4th of a cup) to it. Let’s cook this till the sugar melts completely. You need to stir it continuously and keep the flame low. If the cherries are soft cook for 5- 10 minutes else you need to cook a little longer.
  9. Next step is to whip the cream until soft peaks appear. Use some of the cream to fill the centre and rest to ice the cake. Clean up the extra creams to make it look clean.
  10. Now assemble the cakes and add cherry syrup on top of the layers. Fill the centre with cream and a few cherries. Put cream at the top layer also. Make some creamy flowers at the edges of top layers to look attractive. Then add cherries on top of these.  
  11. Finally, add chocolate curls to your cake to look appealing and decorative. To add chocolate curls slice up the chocolate bar. Once sliced up add these chocolate shavings on all sides of the cake and in between of the icings at top layer.

Still stuck somewhere?

Watch how to prepare this delicacy at your home in this video.

Final words
Homemade dishes are everyone’s favourite. Prepare this frosty and tasty looking cake and spread happiness amongst your admirers. Don’t feel like making? Order this cake online from stores like foodpanda, swiggy etc a to buy it cheaply. Enjoy the dish and embrace the taste like never before.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Plenty of Colors to make the food look yummmy

Well as a food blogger, one of the key Design Info that matter to me is the food presentation and coloring. Well along with presentation what excites me the most is the food colors that revitalize the food looks. For instance if you wish to add some red flowers on a birthday cake, or create a blue bunny on a cupcake or make a blue ocean on the next candy, the process of getting that color is quite a challenging process.  In the blog today, I will spend some time on food colors and how different shades can be created from basic three colors. When talking about different colors, i remember the popular Pantone Colour Guide TPG that we had used in US for a new project while evaluating the Design Info with a client.

Well as exciting are the food colors, the different options to make those food color are much more exciting. For starters do remembers that there are many other color options beyond the three key colors(blue, red, and yellow) and making different food colorings can be a fun and easy way to add some delight to your food plate.

Juices from daily eatable fruits and vegetables (beets, pomegranate and many more) and spices (cinnamon, turmeric etc.) can create beautiful, natural colors for your food.
  • For example, a small amount of cinnamon can add a deep brown color whereas as beet powder can allow you get a nice deep red color

You normally mix the key colors together to get subordinate colors, and then mix the subordinate colors together to get further more colors.

Lets Create New Subordinate colors from key colors
  • If you mix the key color (yellow and red) , you get a new color orange
  • If you mix the key color (red and blue) , you get a new color purple
  • If you mix the key color (blue and yellow) , you get a new color green

Lets Create New colors by combining Subordinate and key colors
  • If you mix the color (yellow and orange) , you get a new color shade of  yellow-orange
  • If you mix the color (red and orange) , you get a new color shade of red-orange
  • If you mix the color (blue and green) , you get a new color shade of blue-green
  • If you mix the subordinate color (yellow and green) , you get a new color yellow-green

These are sample examples of key and subordinate colors. You can actually play around with tones, shades and tenors to create much more different types colors. The limit to create such beautiful colors is very high and you can keep trying doing some different colors to your food.  Do try these experiments at home and increase your available pallet of colors while creating the Design Info of the new yummy item you wish to publish on your blog

With different combinations of  textures and patterns, I am sure you can your own color studio at home like many Textile Design Studio that are available at many designer shops or online portals. The only difference will be that you can create many of food colors at home  in natural process rather than artificial food dyes, which have been linked to formation of some dangerous life threatening diseases by reputed journals and scientists in children’s and adults alike

You would have seen that I talked about Pantone Color Guide TPG in the first paragraph. If you are aware about it, here is the quick information for your benefit
The New Pantone Color Guide for Fashion, Home & Interiors provides Fashion & Home Color guide of 210 new colors. With two separate splits for better usage,the Guide has all colors split into 2 for better usage. This Pantone TPG Colour Guide is widely used in Home Furnishing, Architecture, Textile Color Matching, Furniture and is the best alternative to expensive TCX products.

Monday, March 27, 2017

An Adventure to Mt.Everest

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Brief familiarization for newbie Mount Everest travelers.

Mount Everest is still the eventual mountaineering dream of any voyager.  To view the earth from the one of the highest peak is probably one of most gratifying know-hows. Well an attempt on Everest is a commitment that needs huge amount of staunchness and resolve.

As I dreamt of this travel, I met a mountaineer who had already been planning for travel to this peak and had met many Everest travelers. He explained to me that not only the top of the peak but also along the route it is a beautiful experience. Every corner of the trail provides great photo occasion – stunning jungles, Sherpa settlements, glacial rubbles, and hills.
Other interesting things that I learned from the traveler where
  • Food:  Most climbers tend to keep easy to eat stuffs like a combination of Trail mix or nuts or dried fruit etc. These foods not only are safe and easy to eat, but they also have lots of slow burning releasing energy. On Everest you do not need to be worried about the fatty diet as advised by doctors! It is preferred to get fatty foods. But if you hate fatty foods, then do not force it. Most important rule is : ‘Do not try anything new’. Try something you are used to and not vice versa. At higher altitude it is difficult to digest hence it is important to focus on food that digests easily
  • Water: Most of the water is sourced by chipping clean ice from the glacier to melt for drinking, cooking, cleaning, and bathing water for the entire team. All the water is melted from ice and there is always a hot thermos so everyone can have tea, hot chocolate, or coffee. It is important to plan and devote time to collect and melt the water that is needed for the whole day.

Well as I listened to it, it was good since it saved lot of my research. For me the dream of Mt Everest needs lot of practice. But if you are an active adventurer and not afraid to break a sweat,  then there are many full trekking support companies working at the base of Mt Everest that will help in opening a dream window at top of the world

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Pickles of India available online

Pickles are a significant supplement at indian homes during lunch or dinner.  Most pickles are often made from certain assortments of components (vegetables/fruits/sea food) available in the market.  Before putting the masala, the main components are finely sliced and immersed in edible oils. Most common variety of the Indian pickles are the Mango or the lemon pickle. But each Indian region bring in different flavors and has many authentic pickles.

If you started listing down the name of common Indian pickles, then there will a huge list. Each pickle having a wide range of flavours and textures that are pickled with oil, vinegar, lemon juice or water.

If you are looking to Buy Pickles made from cauliflower, carrot, jalapinos, tomato, onion, palm heart, olives, lotus stem, brinjal, rose petals, pumpkin, ginger, mutton, amla, mixture of vegetables, radish and more, then it is easily available online. The most common seasonings that go into the pickles are elements like red chili, coriander, turmeric, asafoetida, and fenugreek. Based on the taste sugar or Salt quantity can be varied and preservatives added.

Some of the unique pickles always excite me. I usually purchase this Pickles Online and here they are

  • Achar Pachranga : Having origins in Punjab, i just lick my hands whenever i am in dhaba. Enriched with ingredients like mustard oil, raw mangoes, chick peas, lotus stem, karonda and amlas or limes, this pickle will leave enlighten your taste bud 

  • Mango Thokku : This pickles just relishes my childhood memory whenever it touches my taste bud. Made from shavings pickled from Raw green mango , this spicy pickle is common in many southern households and can be tried with any types of dish
  • Prawn Pickle: I am a sea food enthusiast. So when I was introduced to pickle made from prawn for the first time at a friends home, I absolutely fell in love with. Made with fresh prawns, coconut vinegar and a melange of spices, this pickle is a must when non veg food is served on the plate
Many types of foods in Indian cookery are pickled. Sometimes Indian families have their own distinctive pickle recipes that are handed-down through the generations. Online websites today ensure that food enthusiasts like me are able to find the best authentic & traditional homemade pickles from the convenience of home.