Saturday, August 29, 2009

August Daring Bakers: Sheer Decadance with Dobos Torte

The August 2009 Daring Bakers' challenge was hosted by Angela of A Spoonful of Sugar and Lorraine of Not Quite Nigella. They chose the spectacular Dobos Torte based on a recipe from Rick Rodgers' cookbook Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Caffés of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague.

Here is my version of it. I made a Chocolate Buttercream, and sandwiched it in a vanilla sponge. There is a hint of coffee liquor in the caramelised nuts on top of the cake - mmmm:) I made a very small cake - just one serving each for us! I figured that this would be about enough, besides I don't like to keep creamy cakes in the refrigerator - I don't have a sweet tooth and things just tend to vegetate there until its time to chuck them out - I really did not want to do that to this lovely torte!!
Great recipe - its a keeper. Next time I have guests I know what to whip up!! Thanks Lorraine and Angela.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Fragrant Tomato Pepper Rice (for the Daring Cooks), Or so I Thought

Olga from Las Cosas de Olga and Olga’s Recipes the host for August Daring Cooks Challenge chose a Spanish recipe, Rice with mushrooms, cuttlefish and artichokes by José Andrés, a contemporary Spanish Chef. Though I am a great fan of Spanish cuisine and a devoted follower of food trends across the globe, I knew instantly that this recipe was not for me:( Sorry Olga, this is a vegetarian blog!! But, hang in there, I did want to do the challenge, and so I immediately set out to make some creative changes - here is the result.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Kheer for Krishna Janmashtami | Kheer Recipes

Rice KheerMilk and milk products rule on Krishna Janmashtami. After considering some options I decided to go for the traditional Kheer - rice pudding with Saffron and Cardamom!!