Friday, November 25, 2016

Mango Custard

Hello all.....hope you are doing well. Few days back we arranged a small get together at our home. Get togethers are always full of fun and having it over a weekend is like "FUN-TASTIC". It's always good to have your friends and family around. Thanks to the weekend parties and potlucks; these are certainly very refreshing and a good way to rejuvenate yourself.

I planned an elaborate menu for the get-together which included:
Chicken Chaap
Mango Custard 

In case you are interested to know the recipes just click the names and you'll be redirected to that page. Although I don't have the recipe of Chicken Chaap but sooner or later I would like to share that delectable dish from Kolkata a niche in my blog. 

Coming back to today's recipe i.e. Mango Custard. We all love mangoes and you can find out my love for mangoes in my blog too. I have so many recipes made out of the "King of Fruits". Usually custard is a cooked mixture of milk/cream and egg yolk; it's consistency can vary from thin pouring sauce to a thick pastry cream. The cooking option also varies. But, the method I used is very hassle free and crowd pleasing too.

Personally, I think nothing can beat the flavor of Mangoes so I never do any tampering with it. I just used Mango puree to prepare this custard, if you want you may add fresh fruits of your choice too.

Let's begin with the recipe:

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

Hello my foodie friends.......I was offline for quite a while and missing blogosphere reason being we moved to US again. Yes, it takes a lot of hard work and effort to move from one country to another and we did it twice within a gap of almost a year.

Wrapping up all the things and moving to another country, leaving our families & friends behind is a very difficult task and this time it was even more harder for us as we had settled up everything in our new home and got too much emotionally attached to it. 

Moving to a new city, settling down there and returning back to your scheduled routine takes time and that's what happened to me, I took almost 6 months to flip back. 

I would like to thank some of my blogger friends and followers who really care for me and my work. They were in constant touch with me and supported me during this phase of my life.

Anyway enough of this emotional dialogues I don't want to lose the excitement of writing a post after such a long time. This time I wanted to enjoy my come back with some dessert so what's better than baking. It gives me a sense of relief whenever I'm not feeling good about anything (I was missing my home very badly).

I baked a whole batch of Vanilla cupcakes and decided to do a little bit of frosting so what's better flavor than Strawberry? I used Whipped Topping that is available in the departmental stores which makes your job lot more easier, however, you may use Heavy Whipping Cream too. (whip it with an electric blender or whisk until soft peaks are formed). Meanwhile, I think my cupcake liners should get a special mention here as they are so cute that I couldn't resist baking.

So, let's start with the recipe: