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Jeny

Snow white and The Seven Dwarfs

Snow White is never complete without the seven dwarfs and who does not love to hear the beauty`s story over and over again. The cute little girl who fell in the spell of a wicked witch and her lovely prince who comes to her rescue, is one amazing story that we all grew up listening to.

 

Here is a Snow White themed cake that was asked by a customer for presenting to her niece who just loves Snow White. Everything except for the doll frame is edible.

Chocolate truffle cake with whipped cream filling and frosting along with sugar sheet  dwarfs...

Chocolate truffle cake with whipped cream filling and frosting along with sugar sheet dwarfs…

7 dwarfs

 

Rosettes Cake

 

This cake was a challenge in every aspect. Though I have been doing baking for sometime now, and id make different kinds of cake, I had never been exposed to one big challenge like this. This was ordered by my cousin for her parents for their wedding anniversary.  Guests around 100 wold be present and the flavor chosen was Vanilla. Everything else was left to my imagination.

Though it did make me shiver for a moment, I took it up. Made 5kgs of the cake and the weight was  split into two cakes as she wanted some to serve the guests immediately and asked me for a cake with not much of decorations, but keeping the flavor same. So I started working my way and ended up with this two tiered cake that was decorated all in butter-cream for the couple and another rectangular cake went along with this.

This was a challenge as I was doing for such a huge mass for the first time, stacking and stabilizing the cakes for the first time, decorating with rosettes for the first time and to top it all travelling a cake to the destination that requires at least 2 hour travel, for the first time !!!

However, all hard work paid when all the guests were so impressed with the cake design and also with he taste as they kept asking from where the cake was bought, to which my cousin my replied, ” Not bought, but made” and introduced me. It was truly a lovely feeling and experience.

White Cake/ Vanilla Cake with whipped cream filling and buttercream frosting, rosettes and swirls....

White Cake/ Vanilla Cake with whipped cream filling and buttercream frosting, rosettes and swirls….                                                                   Anniversary cakes -1

 

 

Barbie Cake / Princess Cake

 

A barbie cake or also called as the princess cake is so much of an excitement , especially for little girls. They just love it and would do anything to get it.  It was no exceptional when my daughter said she wanted a Barbie cake for her birthday. I had been making plans on how to work this out and doing my home-works on the same,  when my friends calls me up and says, even her daughter would like to have a  Barbie Cake or a cake with a Barbie Picture.

Since I was held up with fever, the little sweet girl of my friend was so happy to have a Barbie Picture Cake and fortunately, I gained my strength by the time it was my little girl`s birthday and gave a try for the first time for a doll cake. Here are the two cakes that has the same theme….

Chocolate truffle cake with edible Barbie picture made for a friend for her daughter`s birthday.

Chocolate truffle cake with edible Barbie picture made for a friend for her daughter`s birthday.

 

Pink Velvet Cake with white chocolate ganache filling and the dress made from modelling chocolate and edible prints.

Pink Velvet Cake with white chocolate ganache filling and the dress made from modelling chocolate and edible prints.

 

 

 

Cinnamon Infused Chicken

 

Cinnamon Infused Chicken

After all the fever and tiredness, we as a family were craving for something really spicy and with full of flavor. You know, your taste buds are all dead when you have bad fever and when you are up again, they just make you crave for anything and everything!!!! lol  It was this craving that made me make the Dragon Paneer and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Looking around, I had some chicken with me and so as usual I started thinking of ways to make it in some different manner. I really wanted to incorporate some flavor and spices and so just made a quick search of all that was left in my pantry and how I could bring it together. It was when I saw those lovely beauties ( the Cinnamon Sticks) , and idea struck me. (This dish was made and shot many days before, but since I was held up with the preparations for my daughter`s birthday, I could not post it. However, only the cake could be shot and I had no time for shooting the other items in the menu…:( )

Ingredients

This is indeed spicy, see those colorful chilies ??? They are really hot and we really loved it, though kids did complain this time it was a bit spicy for them.  A simple, yet yummy dish that just blends perfectly with any kind of dish.

Cinnamon Chicken

Servings 3-4 

Ingredients

For the marinate

500 gms chicken cleaned and cut into pieces.

2 tbsp thick curd

1/2 tsp cinnamon powder or one small stick ( about quarter o a stick)

1 tbsp Chilly tomato sauce

1 tsp Soya sauce

Finely chopped parsley

1 tsp pepper powder

1 tsp Salt.

For the curry

2 medium sized onions chopped

2 cloves garlic crushed and chopped

1/2 stick of Cinnamon

1-2 Hybrid pepper/round chilly  thinly sliced

1-2 Jalapeno finely sliced 

1/2 tbsp Chilly Powder

1 tbsp Meat Masala 

1/2 tsp pepper powder

Salt to taste

1-2 cups water

2 tbsp finely chopped parsley

2 tbsp Oil

Metohd

. Marinate the chicken with the ingredients for marination and keep it aside for about 30 minutes.

. Heat a heavy bottom pan and add some oil. To the hot oil, add the cinnamon stick and let it get heated. Then add the onions and garlic and saute well. 

. When the onions get translucent, add in the chilies and saute.

. Then add in all the dry powders and mix well.When the powders are cooked, add in the marinated chicken and add water. ( Please note water should just be enough for the chicken to get cooked)

. Mix  and cover with a lid and keep at medium flame and let the chicken cook.

. Once the chicken is cooked, take the lid off and reduce the water, if any to almost where the gravy gets coated to the chicken pieces.

.Sprinkle some parsley ( saving some for garnishing) and mix.

. Put off the flame and cover with led and let the flavors get locked in.

. Garnish and serve hot with either rice, Chapati or bread.

 

 

Dragon Paneer / Cottage Cheese

Dragon Paneer

It has been sometime that I could post in something down here. Was a bit busy with a few cake orders for friends and family and when that was done, got laid down with a very bad viral fever. Gosh.. it was really bad. The entire family was down and it took almost two weeks for all of us to get back to normal!!! So after much resting and a break, I thought I would get back to my track and posting something that is really spicy and yummy.

Paneer or known as cottage cheese is a very common item at our home. My kids just love them and if that is the dish, they would want nothing else or their lunch and dinner.  This is quite a simple recipe and I actually made it first with chicken. But unfortunately I could not click as it was too late and I was dead tired. I altered a bit and tried the next time with Paneer/ cottage cheese and it was a huge hit.

Dragon paneers

When you have paneer left around in the house, and you really want to satisfy your taste buds with something really yummy, then this worth the try, You would definitely love it!!!

Serves – 4-5

Ingredients

500 gms of Paneer cut into stripes

1 1/2 tso Ginger paste

11/2 tsp Garlic paste

3-4 dry Red Chillies

1 1/2 cup thinly sliced Bell peppers ( I used all the red, yellow and green)

1 cup thinly sliced onions

1 medium carrot cut thinly lengthwise

1 1/2 tsp Kashmiri Chilly powder

2 tbsp Tomato Sauce

2 tsp Soya sauce

1 tsp pepper powder

Salt to taste

Oil for sauteing

2 tbsp Celery and Leeks finely chopped ( Optional)

2 tbsp Finely chopped coriander leaves

Method

. Season the paneer with salt and pepper and shallow fry them. Keep it aside.

. Onto a hot pan, add some oil. To the hot oil, add the ginger-garlic paste and fry for a minute.

. Add the red chilies and if using the leeks and celery and saute for a minute.

. To this add the bell peppers and onion and cook till onions are soft and tender,

. Make a paste with the kashmiri chilly powder, soya sauce and tomato sauce. (Add water if required.)

. Add in the paste and a bit of water and bring it to boil.

. To this add the finely chopped carrots and cook till carrots are tender ( make sure they stay crunchy).

. Add in the fried paneer and give a toss. garnish with coriander leaves.

.Serve hot along with fried rice or with chapati( Indian bread)