Saturday, February 28, 2015

Crème Caramel

Crème Caramel, Flan de Leche or Caramel Custard whatever you call, it won't change the deliciousness of this extremely melt in mouth dessert. Each country whether its America, Spain, France, India or any Asian has its own recipe for this caramel coated custard. 

The variation of names and recipes is self explanatory that how much this dessert is appreciated internationally. Whatever you call it or whichever recipe you follow the taste of this silky smooth custard always pleases your taste buds.

Crème Caramel is said to have a French connection which requires very few ingredients which is easily available in our pantry. It has two main steps:

  • Making the Caramel
  • Making the Custard
Once you master the first step then you'll always get your Crème Caramel perfect. It is a perfect dessert for any party. For parties we usually make multiple dishes in maincourse but when it comes to dessert we search for something quick and easy. This dessert is the answer to all your search queries.

So let's get started:

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Blog Post In Collaboration With

Recently we moved to Kolkata, India for good after two and half years. It was such a blissful moment meeting our parents, relatives and friends after such a long time. Moreover there was one more thing which we we excited about i.e. setting up our new home. Obviously, it needs lot of attention and time.

Yes, we are moving to our new home for which we have to do a lot of shopping starting from home decor, electronics, furnitures, kitchen appliances and many more things. I must say its quite exciting stage of life for anyone but at the same time it needs lot of planning and execution like:

  • Get the information of product
  • Search for the best deals
  • Visit the stores
  • Check the prices
  • Finalize the item
  • Get your item shipped
To cut the story short, setting up a new home is always challenging yet exciting and for sure requires lot of patience. Thanks to the E-Commerce sites which simply allows us to sit on our couch, sip a cup of coffee, browse internet and buy products online with a click of button. Now-a-days there are so many online stores like
  • Amazon
  • Flipkart
  • Snapdeal
  • ebay etc..
One good thing about online shopping is, we get everything under one umbrella along with their reviews. But the question is : Are we really satisfied with it? No, we always look for some deals, discounts and coupons which serves as an icing on the cake. It really saves you a lot of money. 

Holi: A festival full of colors. As we all know it's around the corner so I was planning a small get-together at our new place. Any Indian festival is incomplete without family and friends. I really enjoy to surprise them with some gifts. Moreover who doesn't loves to get unexpected gifts :P 

I really love the expression of the people when they receive an unexpected gift. It gives me immense satisfaction and happiness. I was little worried how I will manage choosing gifts and shopping for everybody in this short duration. 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Raspberry Pannacotta......A perfect dessert for your Valentine

Love is in the air as Valentine's Day is here. We all know this day is celebrated as the day of love and romance all over the world. Being a foodie the best way to celebrate this special day is making something special for the love of my life. So, I decided to make one of my all time favorite desserts - "Raspberry Pannacotta".

Pannacotta is an Italian dessert which means cooked cream. Traditionally it is made from milk, cream, sugar and gelatin. It is generally served chilled and topped with chocolate, caramel sauce or fruits of your choice. You can enjoy this dessert as it is just spoon up and indulge yourself in it's silky smooth texture.

These days we can easily find gelatin in our local grocery stores unlike earlier; people would use egg-whites instead. So, if you are not in favor of using gelatin you can always replace gelatin with egg whites but in that case you need to bake it. Having gelatin in your pantry makes your life easy and you can make really gorgeous looking desserts instantly.

I used Raspberry but you can always use fruit of your choice or replace it with chocolate the options are endless! So let's begin with the recipe: