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Gulab Jamuns wit a twist

Now traditionally we make gulab jamuns out of a packet or using flour.

This is the invention of a bored mother and daughter who had no idea how to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon.

What you need:

Bread-10 slices

Milk-50 ml (just an estimate-to make the dough)

Salt -a pinch

Oil for deep frying

Cardamom powder- 1-2 tsp

Rose essence-a few drops

Sugar-1 cup + 1 tbsp

Water- 2 cups

What do you do:

Dissolve sugar in the water . Add cardamom powder and boil till it reaches a syrupy consistency. Add the essence and take off the fire.

Make a dough with bread, milk, salt and 1 tbsp sugar. Make little balls and deep fry them in oil till brown and crisp. Drop them while hot into the sugar syrup. Serve hot or cold

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Tiramisu

googled it..my pic dint turn out well:(

Ingredients

  • Powdered Glucose biscuits or butter cookies-10

For the Base: (you can use a 5 ounce packet of pound cake or 20 ladyfingers)

  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup diet sugar
  • 1/2 cup low fat butter
  • 1/2 cup yoghurt
  • 5 tbsp low fat milk
  • 1/2 tsp soda-bi-carbonate
  • 1 tsp baking powder

For the coffee mixture:

  • 2-1/2 tsps gelatin in 1/3 cup cold water
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 cups low fat milk
  • 1/3 cup diet sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean or 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2  tbsps instant coffee powder

For the Cheese mixture:

  • 1  8-ounce low fat cream cheese
  • 1  tbsp diet sugar
  • 1/4  cup apple juice
  • 1/2 tbsp gelatin in 3 tbsp cold water

Method:

Base:

  • Beat butter, sugar and yoghurt till light and fluffy.
  • Add flour, baking powder, cocoa, soda-bi-carb and milk to form a smooth batter.
  • Pour into a greased tin and microwave at 160 for 7-8 mins.

Coffee mixture:

  • beat egg yolks and sugar until thick.
  • Reduce the milk to half its content.
  • Add the instant coffee powder, vanilla. Bring to a simmer
  • (Discard the vanilla bean)
  • Pour 1 cup of the hot mixture into the egg yolk mixture. Return all to the saucepan.
  • Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is thickened and just bubbly.
  • Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Stir in gelatin mixture.
  • Set aside to cool

Cheese mixture:

  • mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, and the cooled gelatin mixture.
  • Stir in the 1/4 cup apple juice.

Tiramisu:

  • Line a bowl with plastic cling film. Line 1/4 inch pieces of the base.
  • Pour half of the coffee mixture over this.
  • Add a thin layer of finely powdered glucose biscuits followed by the cheese mixture.
  • Another layer of the biscuit powder and then the remaining coffee mixture.
  • Place in the refrigerator till set or overnight.
  • Voila!!
  • Note: I’ve tried to reduce the calorie intake….hence the long winded recipe….to get the original recipe go to betterrecipes.com

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