Ferraro Rocher brownies

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What do you do with leftover chocolates!!! how can you make chocolate better!! What could be better than chocolates!! Turn them into oyeeee goyeeeee brownies!!!

I had like about three boxes of chocolates around! and even I thought to myself this is a bit more than I would like to see consumed or spoilt in a few days. So I had to figure out to make a use of it!

My solution… Make a big batch of brownies and freeze some for those desperate cravings or for five minute gorgeous desserts orrrrrr to binge eat with a tub of vanilla ice cream!!!!

My absolute fav brownie recipe is surprisingly easy Is adapted from one of olllld Nigella Lawsons recipes. But is an absolute go to and a smacker evvvvverytime! And this time was no exception even if the ingredients were not as fancy as one would imagine!

Ingredients

Butter                                                    300 gms

white sugar                                           150 gms

brown sugar packed                           150 gms

cocoa powder                                        3/4 cups

eggs                                                          4

baking soda                                           1/2 tsp

flour                                                         2 cups

ferraro rocher chocolate chopped    1 cup

Method

  1. In a sauce pan melt the butter. Add the sugars and let them all melt .
  2. Add cocoa powder and flour to it as well.
  3. Remove from heat and add the vanilla essence and eggs one at a time.
  4. Make sure the melted butter and sugars are not hot enough to turn it into scrambled eggs.
  5. In the end add the chocolate rubble and stir it all with a wooden spoon.
  6. Pour in a tin foil mould for easy removal and cleaning and bake in te oven for about 320 C.
  7. Let it cool. n enjoy.

It can last in the freezer for about three months.

The secret to most amazzing fudgy from the inside and cracking from the top brownies is in removing it out of the oven while the toothipck inserted comes out with abt three to four dots of the batter. That way the brownies are cooked through but not dried out!

Juuuust perfect!

Chex mix

Did I mention what a huge tea lover I am!!!! 

I drink on average 2 cups a day!

Not much you say…

Buuuuuuut…

There are some days where it goes waaaay more than this healhy level to over the top level than I would like to admit!

Lets not indulge in my tea drinking habits….

The point is every time I need to sit with a cup I love to pair it with something! Like a snack or something to mucnh on!!

And coz I do it so often it only makes sense that the snack of choice should be something healthy..

Now this is the tricky part…

A healthy snack WITH a hot cup of tea!!!

Yup…..

Omit alll the veggies fruits :O :O

You are basically left with baked goods like cakes and cupcakes and cookies.

Welll if you snack on those 5 times a day I don’t have words to describe the havoc!!! 😀 😀

So back to hmmmmmm healthy snacks to pair with tea or coffee ( I am a huuuuge coffee addict too)

I had a biiiiiiig portion of on sale cereals lined up…..

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Trrrring goes the bell……

CHEX mix!!!!!!!

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Here is what I did:

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Ingredients

2 cups granola

2 cups wheat squares

2 cups

1 cup salted nuts

1/2 cup other nuts

1 packet pretzel sticks

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup peantu butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

Method

    1. Dump all the ingredients in the slow cooker
    2. Let it stay there for about 3 hours.
    3. Fill up the jars and enjoy!!!

 

Now I have a jar full of healthy snack for those untimely uncalled for tea breaks!!!!!

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Cheack out my favourite go to Chai Latte recipe as well!!!!

Happy Hump day!!!!

Chai latte

 

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There is nothing in winters than a big pot full of bubbly creamy sweet chai latte simmering with cardamoms and smelling diviiiiiine!!!!!

I have many a fond memories associated with the sweet milk teas on cold winter nights with cracking peanuts!!!!

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There is just sometihing sooooo waaarrrm and cooozy about it

The whole idea just fills you up with warmth!!!

There are homes which are constatnly simmering these concoctions by the minute!!

After a long day nothing beats wrapping your fingers around the hot mug of steamy chai latte and chattering with your loved ones while cuddling in blankets…

Can I say it brings people together 😀 😀

And makes the world a better place?!?!?!?!? 😀

I don’t know about the rest of you but it makes MYYY world a better place!!!

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There are several ways of doing it. There is no particular right or wrong it’s all about preference. As far as I know evvvvveryone has their own version of it. Their own pressure point which they want to meet in each and every cup! And once they create the perfect cup! It makes their day bright and everything easy-ier!!!

Here is what you need to do to make a big pot! Yes I  say pot!!Coz it should be something like bigger like not just for the individual but for the friend dropping by or your spouse coming home after a long day!! Or maybe you need two instead of one!! Like all warmth inducing things we want them BIIIIG and plenty!!!! And to be able to share!!

You can certainly cut it down! With one tea bag one cup of water and milk about 1/2 cup!!

Okay back to the recipe

I use brown sugar for absolutely no particular reason. Plain white sugar would be just as fine! Milk should be full fat. There are skimmed milk version as well. But the traditional recipe calls for good quality full fat creamy milk, and I recommend not replacing it! My favourite ingredient has to be the cardamom pods!! The aroma is just overwhelming!! I love it!!! Some prefer to skip it! (I fail to see Y) and you most certainly can! But I would definintely recommend it always!!

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Ingredients

3 cups milk

3 black tea bags of your choice

2 tbs brown sugar

2 cardamom pods

3 cups water

Method

Step 1: Bring water to a boil.

Step 2: Add cardamom pods and tea bags adn let it simmer for a minute or two. You can add the sugar here as well. Or if not you can add it to your personal mug later.

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Step 3: Pour milk. Bring the pot to a boil and than turn the heat down to a simmer.

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Step 4: Pour it in mugs and serve with your favourite biscuits or cake!

I love mine with these date coconut oat bars!! Soon to be posted!!

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Here is to a warm winter and a cozy coming december!!!!

Chicken Omelette

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An omelet can be a humble breakfast or it can be feast fit for royalty!! It can be dressed up or dressed down.. and is wonderful both ways. I think its a staple in every home like the big black tee you have to pull out on all occasions.

I enjoy my omelet in many ways but recently  i think I have discovered its soul mate. 😀

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On a whim I looked into my fridge one fine morning for something to add to my omelette. And caught a glimpse of leftover butter chicken with its thick creamy gravy .. hmmmm

I was in the mood of adventure and my taste buds demanded bit of heat

I took that out along with some green chilies and coriander..

but was not exxxxxactly in the moood for a toast here

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instead I pulled out the packet of frozen paratha or a tart dough and baked it in the oven till it was crisp and golden,

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Ever since then I always make sure I save some of the butter chicken evvvery time I make some! And on ever such day I am always looking forward to my breakfast!!!!

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The loaded omelet with a whole burst of flavor, heat and paired with crispy bread!!! How can you go wrong with that!!!

You have my word for it!

It

is

AMAZING!!!!!!!

Have a fantastic day!!