October 12, 2012

Chocolate crepes with Strawberry and Mascapone filling


 A quick fix dessert everyone will enjoy.This dessert will be a heart winner or sure

Ingredients

For Crepes
All purpose flour - 1 cup
Cocoa powder - 1/4 cup
Egg - 1 no
Sugar - 3 tbsp
Butter - 1 tbsp
Vanilla extract -1 tsp

Filling

Mascapone cheese - 1 cup
Strawberry Jam - 1 cup

Method

  1. Whisk in together all purpose flour, cocoa powder, egg, sugar in little water to thin batter. Batter should be of coating consistency. i.e it should be coating at back of a wooden spoon.
  2. Heat a non stick pan apply little butter or spray 
  3. Pour the batter in the middle and roud the pan so that the batter coats the pan.Pour the excess batter back.
  4. Once the pan cake gets cooked,it would be soft. Flip the pan and remove the pan cake and cool.Repeat the process for the entire batter. Don't use the flat spoon to remove pancake.Since the pancake are easily removable I advice to use the finger tips.
  5. Let it cool.
  6. Now whisk mascapone cheese until then mix jam and whisk again.
  7. Scoop a dollop of mascapone jam mixture on to one side o the crepe and roll from one side to another.
  8. Serve immediately or serve chilled ,garnishing with chocolate sauce.



October 11, 2012

Spinach Stuffed Mushroom

Let me write on a family favorite recipe of Stuffed Mushroom.Since my Husband is a " plant eater " this is one of the appetizers we order when we dine outside.This Monday was my husbands birthday so I made a Special Italian dinner for him.I made Caprese salad ,Stuffed mushroom ,Pasta, Chocolate crepes for him.I will post the other recipes short ( hope my toddler son dont mind). This a very recipe hope every one will enjoy making this.All u need is very few ingredients.



Ingredients


Fresh White Mushroom - 6 medium sized
Spinach - 1/2 bunch
Onion - 1/2
Garlic - 3 -4 pods
Olive oil - 2 tbsp
Chilli flakes - 1 tsp ( can be adjusted as per the heat level)
Bread crumbs - 1/2 cup
Salt - to taste
  
Ingredients for the cheese sauce

Butter -1 tbsp
All purpose flour - 1- 2 tsp
Milk - 1- 1/2 cup
Cheddar cheese - 1/4 cup
Salt - to taste

Method

  1. Pre heat the Oven to 400 F
  2. Wash and remove the stems of Mushroom.Scrape of the Black part as well.
  3. Chop finely the mushroom stems,spinach and Onion.
  4. Heat Olive Oil in a skillet and add chopped onions,Once the onions turn transparent in color add the crushed garlic.
  5. When garlic gives out a good smell indicating it is no longer raw add the spinach and mushroom stems.
  6. Add salt and chilli flakes.
  7. Stirr it and remove it from the burner when the water oozed out of spinach and mushroom.
  8. The mix ture should be slighty dry. 
  9. Fill in Mushroom cap with filling and finally sprinkle the bread crumbs over it.
  10. Make Cheese sauce : Melt butter add the all purpose flour and fry until flour turns golden brown.Add milk and mix thoroughly. When the sauce thickens remove from fire and add shredded cheddar cheese.
  11. Pour the sauce on a baking dish and arrange the stuffed mushroom over it and bake for 20 minutes or until the mushrooms are cooked.
  12. Serve warm.