Thursday, May 28, 2009

BlackForest Cake

Hai friends how r u guys?Since one week i was little busy with my daughter birthday preparations.Ydy was my daughters birthday but we r giving the party this weekend.This saturday we r having the party.For my daughters birthday i want to prepare the cake for my self so i go through manyy recipes.I just bake only cup cakes.But i never tried big cakes.I was very much impressed by Vahrehvah site.I saw the black forest cake video in that website i just follow each and every step from him.Sanjay tumma is great cook.he explains each and every step.I go through many blackforest recipes most of them r using rum and brandy.But i dont have that .Sanjay tumma he mentioned u can use only sugar syrup.Ok lets go to the recipe.

For sponge Cake:
Maida-1 cup
Sugar-1 cup
Baking powder-1 tsp
Cocoa powder-1 tsp
Butter-2 tsp
vanila essence-1 tsp
For Icing:
Whipping cream-1 can
Sugar-1/2 cup
For Toppings:
Cherry can-1
Choclate bar-1

Now lets start with sponge cake.First preheat the oven to 375.First separate yolks and whites from the eggs.Take one bowl and add the yolks,vanilla essence and sugar to it and beat it well.
In another bowl add all dry ingredients maida,baking powder,coaoa powder whisk it well without any lumps.
Take another large bowl beat the egg whites for 5 minutes with the beater in high speed.It will changes to like white foamWhen the foam stands up then we can say it is ready to bake.Now in this foam add the egg yolk mix and mix it with spatula(dont over mix it).Now add the dry ingredients mix and mix it well.Now take the baking tray and grease with the butter.Pour the mix into the grease tray and bake it for 25 minutes.
After 25 minutes check the cake is done and cool it.When it is cool cut the cake into 2 layers.Now to this layers we have to wet it with sugar syrup(add 1 tsp sugar in 2/3 cup water).Dont sprinkle more water.Keep this cake layers aside.

For Icing:

In large bowl pour the whipping cream and sugar to it and beat with beater with high speed.Then it turns to nice pluffy cream.This is ready to icing.
Grate the choclate with the grater.

Toppings:Open the cherry can with the can opener.cut the strawberries into half.
Lets go to actual process.

I dont have the cake board so i use the plate.First place the one layer cake.Apply whipping cream to it as shown in the picture.
To this top with cherries.Now close this with another layer cake .To this apply remaining whipping cream.Cover the cake fully with this cream ice it clearly.Now cover the sides with the grated choclate.To the top of the cake decorate with the remaining cherries and the strawberries.Now the cake is ready.

Finally on the top of the cake u can write the name.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Bourban Biscuits

Hai friends how r u guys?Now a days i was bit busy with my daughter.She is not allowing me to cook.So i did not try any new recipes.Yesterday she is dng good so i too get good mood in cooking.I got one comment from Nitha.I think she is first to my blog when i go through her blog i saw this biscuits .I was really surprised when i saw this recipe.That we can bake in home.These r my favourite biscuits.So the next minute i check my pantry for the ingredients.I found every thing in my kitchen so i started to prepare this biscuits.It came out good but the shape is not good why because i dont have biscuit cutter.Any way next time i will buy the cutter.Ok then lets go to the recipe. Ingredients:
Maida (All purpose flour)– 1 cup
Sugar – 1/2 cup
Butter – ¼ cup
Baking Soda – 1/4tsp
Honey – 1tsp
Baking Powder – 1 tsp
Cocoa Powder – 3 tsp
Vanilla Essence – 2tsp
Cold milk – 1/4 cup(required amout need to make the dough.)
For Cream
Butter – 1/4cup
Sugar – 1/3 cup
Cocoa – 1 tsp
Vanilla Essence - few drops

For biscuits:First take one bowl and add the maida,1/4 cup sugar,baking powder,baking soda,cocoa powder and whisk it well.
In another bowl add butter the remaining sugar,honey and essence beat it well until it is flufy.To this add the dry ingredients and mix it well.It will form nice dough.
Now take this dough and roll it like chapathi.Now cut it like rectangular pieces with knife or pizza cutter(I dont have the biscuit cutter).

Preheat the oven for 355F .

Now take the baking tray place the aluminuim sheet on it and grease with butter.Now place the bicuits on the sheet and punch it with the tooth pick on the bicuit.Now sprinkle some sugar on the biscuits and bake this for 10 minutes.

In the mean time we have to prepare the cream.Take the bowl add the butter,sugar,cocoa powder and essence mix it well and keep it aside.
Now after 10 minutes take out the biscuits and cool them for 10 minutes now apply the cream to the biscuit and attach to another biscuit.Do it for every thing .Store this biscuits in the airtight box and place them in them in the fridge.

Serve this bisciuts with Evening tea.

Thank you Nitya for sharing this recipe.Thank u very much.