Salted Caramel Sauce

It might seem a bit difficult but trust me making this Salted Caramel Sauce is the easiest thing .I have been putting off making this one for long and now I regret why I didn’t earlier. Hardly 3 ingredients and you have at hand the most delicious gooey sauce that goes well with almost everything.

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Salted Caramel Sauce
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Recipe type: Condiments
Cuisine: continental
 
An all time favourite sauce
Ingredients
  • Sugar- 1½ cup
  • Water - 2 tbsp.
  • Butter - 2 tbsp. - I used amul so I skipped on adding extra salt
  • Cream - ½ cup - I used low fat amul cream
Instructions
  1. In a pan , put the sugar and water on heat.
  2. The sugar will start melting and getting a lovely brown colour soon.
  3. Keep the flame low.
  4. Once it starts caramelising, add the butter.
  5. Give it a good mix and then gently add the cream, mixing thoroughly as you add it.
  6. Remove from heat, let it cool.
  7. Store in your favourite jar and use as needed.
 

Vanilla Pudding Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce

Pudding cakes are my favourite dessert to make in winter. Easy to make with staple pantry ingredients, it translates to sheer comfort and deliciousness. Something that you would want to make over and over again for your dear ones. The cakes here is baked using the broiling method which keeps them super moist while they bake. I would suggest you serve them warm coz that makes all the difference. Serve with a drizzle of your favourite sauce, like I did with bitter salted caramel sauce. It complements the sweetness of the cake so well.  My 8 yr old’s verdict was that its turned out yum!

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This Christmas if you don’t want to go the usual fruit cake way, then this is the perfect treat for you and your guests. Just tip in the baking tray into the oven as you start your dinner and by the time you are done the cakes will be ready to be devoured. Of caramel is not your thing , go for a simple ganache or even a vanilla custard maybe. It should make you happy!

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Vanilla Pudding Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Continental
 
Easy tea cakes served with your favourite sauce
Ingredients
  • Flour - 1 cup
  • Castor Sugar - ⅔rd cup
  • Eggs - 2 nos
  • Olive oil - ½ cup
  • Baking powder - 1 tsp
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tbsp.
  • Milk - 3 tbsp
Instructions
  1. Sift the flour and baking powder together.
  2. Mix the olive oil and sugar together till light and frothy.
  3. Add the eggs , one at a time, beating well after each addition
  4. Add the vanilla essence.
  5. Now fold in the flour mixture into the batter.
  6. Add the milk and mix it into the batter.
  7. Grease with butter your cake moulds and line with flour.
  8. Pour the cake mixture half way through the moulds.
  9. In a baking tray, pour half a cup of water.
  10. Place the cake moulds on the tray.
  11. Bake in a preheated oven for 15 mins at 175 deg C.
  12. Serve warm with a drizzle of your favourite sauce.
 

Sending this recipe to the Baking Palooza Event on Kolkata Food Bloggers

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Khichdi – One of my favourite kind #Seed the Rise by Mahindra

A couple of weeks ago I came across a blog post in one of my favourite blogs – Sin-a-Mon about this wonderful fund raising campaign being run by Mahindra to help farmers in India. Through this campaign it strives to raise almost 2 crores from public and then match up this amout which will be donated to the farmers through few able NGO’s working in this field. See this video to know more :

#Seed the Rise by Mahindra

As a food blogger, I felt it is a wonderful initiative and I wanted to be a part of spreading awareness regarding this. I first had to choose an ingredient , quintessential to my country and what better than rice. Rice is my first love! And I would not leave any chance to devour it whenever I can. I love cooking up one pot rice based meals on and off , be it biryanis or pulaos and even my favourite khichdi. Khichdi is my comfort meal . While I love the Bengali runny kind of the khichudi, I completely love this particular U. P style Toor Dal Khichdi that my dear friend P used to make for us during our PG days in Delhi. I learnt it from her and still make it all the time. Usually Moong dal is used for khichdis as its extremely light on the tummy, but this one uses Toor dal that gives a nice bite to the dish. Serve it with pickles and papad and you are good to go. Joining me in this initiatve is A Homemaker’s Diary

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Khichdi - One of my favourite kind #Seed the Rise by Mahindra
Author: 
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
 
A simple dish made of rice and dal with tempering of spices
Ingredients
  • Basmati Rice - 1 cup - washed and soaked in water for 10 mins
  • Toor Dal - 1 cup - washed and soaked in water for 10 mins
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp.
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Black peppercorns - 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida - a big pinch
  • Dry red chillies - 3-4
  • Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
Instructions
  1. Drain the rice and dal and keep aside.
  2. In a pressure cooker , heat the ghee.
  3. Add the asafoetida, cumin seeds, black pepper corns and red chillies.
  4. Let it splutter and release its aromas.
  5. Now add the rice and the dal.
  6. Give a good mix. Add the salt and 1½ cup water.
  7. Close the lid and cook until 2 whistles.
  8. Serve hot .