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Choco-coffee Slices

Things Needed:

Marie Biscuit (or) Any biscuit with neutral taste – 12 slices

Cocoa Powder – 3 tblsp

Butter – ½ tblsp

Milk   –  100ml

Instant Coffee powder   –  ½ tblsp

Powdered Sugar   –  3 tblsp

Preparing hot coffee to dip the biscuits

 –       Boil 50 ml of milk and let it cool for about 10 minutes until it is lukewarm. If the biscuits are dipped in hot milk, then they will get dissolved in the milk.

–       Take a small bowl and mix ½ tblsp of instant coffee powder, 1 tblsp of powdered sugar and the lukewarm milk. Keep stirring until the sugar dissolves completely .Now the coffee mixture is ready to use.

Take a biscuit and dip it on both sides completely in the coffee mixture prepared above. Shake the biscuit very slowly to prevent dripping of excess milk if any.

Now place the biscuit into an empty plate. Repeat the same procedure for five more biscuits and stack them one above the other uniformly. Care has to be taken while placing them. If pressed very hard, the biscuits tend to break as they are very moist.

Repeat the same procedure for another stack of six biscuits. Let the two sets dry for a minute.

Preparing the cocoa cream

–       Take another small bowl and mix 3 tblsp of cocoa powder, 2 tblsp of powdered sugar and 25 ml of milk. Mix them until all the ingredients dissolve completely in the milk.

–       Add the remaining milk slowly and start whisking until a thick chocolate cream is formed. Too much milk must not be added as this will make the cream very watery.

Apply the cocoa cream on all sides of the stacked biscuits and place the biscuits in an air tight container.Refrigerate for about 2 hours in the freezer.

Take the biscuits from the freezer and keep it in a plate.

Just before serving, grate a small piece of cold chocolate or take some cocoa powder and sprinkle it gently over the top.

Now take a knife and cut the stacks into thin slices.

Your Choco-Coffee Slices are ready to eat. Bon appetite.

 
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Posted by on June 4, 2011 in food

 

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Pear Jam

Things Needed:

Pear  –   2

Lemon   –  1

Powdered Sugar – 3 tblsp

Colored fruit Candy(Optional)  – 3 or 4

Cooking the Pear 

–       Peel the outer skin of the Pear fruits and cut them into very small cubes.

–       Add 3 tblsp of sugar and mix it well.

( Before Cooking )

–       Transfer it to a microwave safe bowl and boil for 4-5 min until they are cooked well. The quantity will be reduced by half.

( After Cooking )

–       Drain the excess water and let it cool at room temperature for about 2 min.

–       Cut the lemon in half and squeeze half a lemon over the mixture and mix it well.

–       Refrigerate for 20-30 min. Do not freeze as the jam will become crystals.

–       The jam is ready to serve. Serve it as cubes or mash it until a smooth paste is formed.

The same procedure can be followed to make an apple jam.

(Consume within 2 days)

Decorating the Jam(optional)

–       Take any colored fruit candy. I have used lemon flavored candy. Put 3 – 4 candies in a blender and blend them for only 5-10 sec and make sure u get crystals and not powder.

–       Place these candy crystals in your bowl on top of the jam .While serving add a slice of lemon for a zest.

Your Pear Jam is ready to eat.
Bon Appétit.

 
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Posted by on May 21, 2011 in food

 

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Why does February has 28 days???

We may have wondered over years why February has only 28 days.

Though none of the explanations given so far is sufficient,you can find some interesting explanations here  and here.

You can see some glimpses of the ancient Roman calendars here

 
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Posted by on February 10, 2010 in art, science

 

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The Lost Symbol – Proves to be an astounding page turner

At last I decided to take my time and read the latest book “The Lost Symbol” by my favourite author. Dan Brown proves once again that he is a remarkable writer.

Being a avid Dan Brown fan, I have read all his books .The Lost Symbol has every aspect to make it a stupefying page turner. I had my eyes glued to every single word in the book.I don’t wanna give away the story for those who are yet to read it. So, find it out.I assure you that you will not be disappointed.

Though people have different opinions about his book, I personally feel that Dan Brown has a unique style of writing which makes his work an astounding masterpiece.

Of all his books, my favourite is “Angels and Demons”. The twist in that book is one of the most traumatizing twists and it made my head spin in wonder.It simply blew my mind.

I am eagerly awaiting his next novel!!!

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2010 in entertainment

 

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Vladstudio – Desktop wallpapers have never been so fun !

I came across this site today and found it very interesting.

Vladstudio is the project of Russian digital artist Vlad Gerasimov. His own desktop wallpaper collections made me wonder in awe.

It has loads of attractive wallpapers, icons, blogthemes, tutorials, puzzles, ecards, wall clocks, and more…

Here is the link to his works

It offers a unique feature called Chameleon Clock.

It is a desktop clock which replaces a standard Windows tray clock ! Chameleon Clock makes a standard Windows tray clock a tiny piece of art by using Winamp skins and bitmap digits.

Read more about Chameleon Clock here

 
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Posted by on January 5, 2010 in design, photoshop, wallpaper, web design

 

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An Intriguing Idea – Bathroom Mirror Shows Water Consumption in LEDs

Bathroom mirrors are common. But this Bathroom Mirror Shows Water Consumption in LEDs As You Wash Your Face. Interesting right ?

Read the entire article here

Wish we all had one ! But kids will find it hard as its always fun to play with water😀

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2010 in design, technology

 

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Edgar Mueller – 3D Street Art which is chef-d’oeu·vre

Most of you would be familiar with the name “Edgar Mueller” . He is one of the artists who made me wonder how astounding the ‘3D street art’ can be !

Edgar Mueller shows you how creativity and illusion can amuse you to such an extend that you will never believe what you see again.

Edgar Mueller – 3D Pavement Art – A Master of street painting uses the street as a canvas. If one looks from the right spot, its three-dimensional painting becomes the perfect illusion. Every art is  chef-d’oeu·vre

Edgar Mueller’s studio is the street. He paints over large areas of urban public life and gives them a new appearance, thereby challenging the perceptions of passers-by.The observer becomes a part of the new scenery offered. While going about their daily life, people change the painting’s statement just by passing through the scene.

Read more…

Some of the snapshots of 3D street Art by Edgar Mueller taken from http://www.metanamorph.com.

More of his works can be seen here and here.

 
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Posted by on January 2, 2010 in design, entertainment, painting

 

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