Caramel Custard


Custard made out of eggs, milk and sugar in a microwave.

Ingredients
Egg 1
Sugar 3 tbsp + 1 tsp
Cold water 1 tsp
Hot water 1 tsp
Vanilla extract 1 tsp
Milk 1/2 cup
Ramekin
Water for steaming
Method
Add 1 tsp sugar & 1 tsp cold water In ramekin.Cook for 1 min in microwave 100% or HI power.plz handle carefully using oven mitts as it will be hot.If it still not caramelized 30 sec more.Instantly check sugar .add 1 tsp hot water.In a mixing bowl add sugar,egg ,vanilla extract & milk.Mix properly till it blended.Strain & add mixture in a ramekin.In a large bowl for steaming add hot water to a level of a ramekin.Cover with cling film & cook for 8-10 min on HI/100%.Carefully remove ramekin.keep in refrigerator till it set.Once it set de-mould & serve!!

Fresh Strawberry Granita


Granita is a semi-frozen dessert  made from sugar, water, and various flavorings. its texture varies from coarse to smooth, it is always different from the one of an ice cream which is creamier, and from the one of a sorbet, which is more compact; this makes granita distinct and unique.Common and traditional flavoring ingredients include lemon juice, mandarin oranges, jasmine, coffee,almonds, mint etc.

My version of Strawberry Granita is made with pureed Strawberries  freeze in a pan and scrape with a fork.

Ingredients

4 cups fresh strawberries

1/2 cup sugar

3/4 cup water

2 Tbsps fresh lemon juice

Mint leaves for Garnish

Method

Add sugar and water in a blender; process until sugar dissolves. Add strawberries and lemon juice; blend until smooth. Pour mixture into square dish. Cover and freeze 3 hours; stir well. Cover and freeze few hours more or overnight.Remove mixture from freezer; let stand at room temperature 10 minutes. Scrape entire mixture with a fork until fluffy.

 

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Scrape granita in dish

 

 

Instant Cake


Mix all ingredients in a cup or bowl.Instant cake Ready in a minute.

Ingredients

Self Raising Flour- 3tbsp
Coco powder – 1 1/2tbsp
Coffee Powder-2 Tsp
Condensed milk – 3 tbsp
Olive oil /Butter 2 tbsp
Milk – 3tbsp + 1tbsp
Almond chopped (optional)
For ganache frosting
Heavy Whipping Cream 1/4 cup
dark /semi sweet Chocolate chips 1/2 cup
Method
Mix w tsp coffee powder in a 1 tbsp milk.boil make a coffee mixture keep aside.
Take a Microwave-safe cup or bowl.Add oil /butter.then condensed milk.mix properly then add flour ,cocoa ,coffee mix .adding milk stirred a lump free mixture.
Microwave for 2 min.
For Ganache
In a bowl heat cream for 30 sec -1 min.
Keep an eye on cream as it warm fast or may spill out.then add choco chips give a good stir.
Once a cake cooled down invert on serving plate or one can serve in a bowl or cup only.
Pour ganache on top garnish with almond flakes & enjoy.

 

Mexican Flan


Flan is a traditional Mexican dessert and there are many versions. It is a rich, creamy, cooked egg custard. it’s flavored with vanilla and baked in a water bath to retain its texture.

Ingredients
Egg -3
Sugar-1 cup
Evaporated milk -1 tin
Condensed milk- 1 tinVanilla extract -1 tbsp
Whipped cream..optional
Method

Preheat oven to 350°F.Select 2 oven safe containers, one that can easily fit inside the other.The large one will be used for a water bath and the smaller one will pour flan.mixture.Fill the larger container a little less than halfway with water and place in the cold oven to heat up while you prepare the caramel and the custard.In a large pan, caramelized the sugar until it turns a light golden brown .While still hot, transfer the melted sugar to baking container swirling it around until the entire bottom is covered then set aside.In a blender add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.Open up the oven where you have placed the water bath and then place the small pan with the caramel inside the large water bath pan.Pour the mixture into the pan being careful not to splash it.Bake for 30- 45 minutes until the top is golden brown and the center passes a toothpick test.Remove from oven and allow to cool on a rack.You may invert this onto a large serving dish or Cut a piece & serve with a dollop of whipped cream

Tips :-Let it cool down or keep in a fridge for 24 hrs. when serving put hot water in a bigger bowl and keep baked flan bowl in it so that caramel should be easily come out

 

 

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Side view Flan

 

 

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Flan pie