Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sweet Corn Soup


Veg Broth-3 cups
Cream style Corn -1/2 cup
Veg(carrot,beans)finely chopped
Corn starch-1 tbsp
rice wine vinegar-1 tsp
Sugar-1 tsp


Combine first 3 ingredients and bring it to boil.
Mix cornstarch with little water and add to the boiling mixture.
Add the sugar ,rice wine vinegar and salt .
when the soup thickens to a required consistency,simmer and serve with spring onions.
If needed you can also add a tsp of soy sauce and chili vinegar.

You can use any vinegar but rice vinegar gives it a taste.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Tiramisu is one of the the most popular Italian cakes. It is made of biscuits dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of egg yolks and mascarpone, and flavored with liquor and cocoa. The recipe has been adapted into many varieties of puddings, cakes and other desserts.
Making tiramisu is somewhat tricky and takes some time to do.After the entire process is done it has to be refregirated for longer time.Otherwise it might get soggy and end up looking like a pudding.If you want a firm Tiramisu, place it in the freezer for about an hr before serving.


3 egg yolks
1/4 cup whole milk
1 cup grandulated sugar
3 cups mascarpone cheese (this is an Italian cream cheese)
8 ounces cream cheese
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
20 – 24 lady fingers
1/4 cup cold espresso
1/4 cup Kahlua coffee liqueur
2 teaspoons cocoa powder


1.Fill a medium saucepan halfway with water and bring it to a boil over medium/high heat, then reduce heat so that the water is simmering. Whisk egg yolks, milk and sugar together in a medium metal bowl, then place the bowl on top of the saucepan (you can also use a double boiler for this step). Stir the mixture often for ten minutes. After the sugar dissolves the mixture should begin to thicken and turn light yellow. Remove it from the heat to cool.

2.Use an electric mixer to combine mascarpone, cream cheese and vanilla in a large bowl. Mix until mostly creamy, but with a few small chunks remaining.
3.Add egg yolk mixture to the cheese mixture and mix just until well-combined.
4.Combine espresso and Kahlua in a small bowl. Pour this mixture onto a dinner plate. One-by-one touch the bottom of each lady finger in the espresso. The lady finger will quickly soak up the espresso/Kahlua mixture, but you don’t want the lady finger soaked — just a dab will do. The top half of each lady finger should still be dry. Arrange the soaked lady fingers side-by-side on the bottom of an 8×8-inch serving dish or baking pan.

5.Spoon about half of the cheese mixture over the lady fingers, then add another layer of soaked lady fingers on top of the cheese mixture.

6.Spoon the remaining cheese mixture over the second layer of lady fingers and spread it evenly.

7.Put two teaspoons of cocoa powder in a tight-mesh strainer and gently tap the side of the strainer to add an even dusting of cocoa powder over the top of the dessert.

8.Cover and chill for several hours. To serve, slice the dessert twice across and down creating 9 even portions (the first serving is always the hardest to get out).

Monday, November 1, 2010

Buttermilk Pancakes


1 cup All-Purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp granulated white sugar
1 large egg lightly beaten
1 cup buttermilk
3 tbsp unsalted butter melted
plus extra butter for greasing the pan.

In a large bowl whisk together the flour,sugar,baking powder,baking soda and salt.In a separate bowl whisk together buttermilk,egg and melted butter.Keep the two mixtures separate until you are ready to cook.
pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture,using a wooden spoon or fork to blend.stir until it's just blended together.Do not over stir!
Heat a frying pan or griddle over medium high heat until a few sprinkles of water dropped on the pan or griddle splatter.Brush the pan with a little melted butter.
Using a small laddle or scoop pour about 1/4 cup of pancake batter onto the pan. when the bottom of the pancake turns brown and bubbles start to appear on the top surface of the pancake,turn over.Cook until lightly browned.
Repeat with the remaining batter.
serve immediately with butter and maple syrup.
makes about 8-3inch pancakes.