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Tiramisu (without mascorpone)

Whipping cream 3 packs/600g
Happy cow cheese triangles 10 

Egg yolks 4

Powdered Sugar 150gm

Vanilla essence 2 tsp

Coffee 2 tbs heaped

Hot water 2 cups/400ml

2 packs rusk or cake rusk (approx 500g)

Cooking chocolate 250g
Chill the cream in fridge overnight and whip it till double. Set aside in fridge. Put a pot with a little water in it on the stove and turn to medium flame, place a microwave safe bowl, bigger than the pot, on top of it, making sure the base of the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Put egg yolks and sugar in the bowl and whip with a whisk or electric beater till it gets double in quantity, pale yellow in color and hot to touch. Add the vanilla essence and cheese cubes to it and keep whisking till the cheese is completely mixed. Once done set aside to slightly cool. Meanwhile take a mug of hot water and mix in the coffee and 2 tbs of sugar and set aside to come to room temperature. As the egg yolk mixture cools down, fold in the whipped cream into it. 

Layer the dessert by taking a piece of rusk and dipping it into the coffee just for 1 second and then layering in the dish. Make one layer of these dipped rusks and then spread half of the whipped cream-cheese-egg yolk mixture over the rusks. Shred some dark chocolate on top of it to make a thin layer. Now again repeat the rusk step followed by the cheese-cream-egg yolk-mixture. In the end cut out a paper stencil and place on top of the dessert then dust it with cocoa. Remove the stencil and garnish with shredded chocolate and tiny chocolate balls. Chill in the fridge for atleast one day. Taste gets richer and more delicious after keeping for 2 days. 
*Chocolate balls* -optional

Cooking chocolate 150 gms

Fresh squeezed orange juice 3tbs

Melt chocolate on double boiler and in the orange juice. The texture of the chocolate might change but don’t worry just mix it and take out of the bowl and put on an oiled baking sheet or counter.  Take a little mixture at a time and make tiny balls out of it. It would be like a soft dough but gets harder as it dries. Once all the balls are made cover then with cocoa powder. Garnish desserts or make them as smaller truffles to enjoy on their own

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Peanut butter chocolate truffles

Ingredients:

Peanut butter 1/2 cup

Butter 3 tbs (softened)

Powdered sugar 3/4th cup

Cooking chocolate 250gms

Mix butter and peanut butter till nicely mixed up. Add in the sugar and mix till a dough is formed.  Use two spoons to make small balls and place on a greased dish. Put in freezer for 15 minutes or in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile melt the cooking chocolate in the microwave or on a double boiler. 

Taken out the peanut butter filling from freezer and coat each ball with melted chocolate with the help of a fork. And put on a greased dish when nicely coated. 

Refrigerate or freeze once all are done. If freezing,  put the chocolates out for 10 minutes before eating.

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Coconut truffles

Cooking chocolate 250gms
Butter 1/2 tsp

Shredded coconut 3 cups

Condensed milk 1 cup

Vanilla essence 1 tsp

Powdered sugar 1/2 cup
Mix all the above to form a form dough and make balls rightaway abd put in the freezer for 15 minutes.
Melt 240gm cooking chocolate and add 1/2 tsp butter to it and mix. Coat each coconut ball with it and put in freezer to freeze.  Can be refrigerated as well. If freezing, take out of freezer 10 minutes before eating.

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Lab-e-sheereen

Milk 1 litre

Sugar 4bs

Colored vermicelli 1/2 cup

Cresn 1.5 packet 

Custard powder sny flavor 2.5tbs

Fruit cocktail 1 tin/200-250gms

Condensed milk 3/4th cup

Dry fruit (almonds, cashew nuts, raisins, walnuts, etc whatever you like!) 1 cup

Jelly 1 packet any flavor

Shredded coconut 5-6tbs

Vanilla essence 1tsp
Take half cup milk and dissolve the custard powder in it, keep rest of the milk to boil after adding sugar to it. Once boiled add the vermicelli to it and cook on medium flame  till vermicelli is cooked through and soft. Then add the custard powder infused milk and stir till it thickens. Turn off heat and stir in the cream and put it in the refrigerator to set. Meanwhile make the jelly and cut into cubes.  Stir in rest of the ingredients and let it cool in the refrigerator. If its less sweet add more condensed milk or powdered sugar.

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Chocolate Ice Cream Dessert

 

Oreo crumble
Salted Caramel sauce
Whipped cream
Chocolate cake
Ice cream dessert
Chocolate chips

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OREO CRUMBLE:
Oreo buiscuits 2 family packs

Whiz the biscuits in the food processor till half of the biscuits have converted to crumbs but there are still bigger pieces therein, those big pieces taste even yummier. OR simply crush the biscuits with a knife or hand so the prices are small, but not too small.

 

 

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SALTED CARAMEL SAUCE:
Brown sugar 2cups packed
Butter 8tbs
Cream 1/2cup
Salt 1tsp
Vanilla Essence 1tsp

Caramel sauce is all about taking the sugar to the edge of burning, its the fine line between burnt sugar and actual one :p  So youve got to be really careful when youre making it and watch it like a hawk!

Melt sugar in a pan using a wooden spoon on medium flame and keep mixing the sugar, it will form clumps at first and stick to the spoon but no worries, because it will melt down once all of it had melted.

Keep mixing till the sugar has all melted, the second all of it had melted, right away add the butter. It might splatter so be careful. And mix it and cook till it melts and mixes with the sugar. I had to kinda whisk it with the wooden spoon so it all comes together.

Then you’ll have a smooth kinda sauce, add in the cream, it will form bubbles and come up so keep a close eye and continuously mix it and gently cook for a while till all of it is mixed and add in salt and when the mixture seems all gooey and smooth, its done!  Don’t over cook the sauce or you might burn it.

The sauce gets thicker as it cools. You can keep it for about a week in an air tight container in the fridge or if the temperature is cold then even on the kitchen counter or drawers, whatever.
When using it on something gently heat it again and top off your favorite dessert!

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WHIPPED CREAM:
Whipping cream 2 packets
Sugar 1 cup, powdered

Chill the cream for a few hours and also refrigerate an empty bowl (10 minutes before whipping) that you’re gonna use to whip the cream.
Take out the bowl, pour in the cream and start beating with an electric beater at speed 1, swirling the beater around in the bowl, don’t increase the speed. Add sugar to it a tablespoon at a time and keep beating. Keep adding sugar, add in a teaspoon of vanilla essence and keep beating. When all the sugar is in and soft peaks start forming that’s when its done. Don’t over-whip it or it’ll be ruined!!

**In case you do over whip it add some more cream and whip it, it’ll be saved**

 
ICE CREAM:
Condensed milk 300gm + more if its less sweet according to your taste
Cream 3 packets
Cream cheese 3-4 triangles or squares/ cheddar cheese 1 slice
Cocoa powder 3.5 tbs heaped
Milk 1/2 cup

Take cold milk in a cup and add the cocoa powder and mix together until it gets completely mixed and a saucy texture. (Don’t poke fingers in that yummy-looking chocolatey sauce, its bitter as anything!)
Then put all the ingredients in a bowl, starting with cream cheese, then cream, followed by cindensed milk and then the dissolved cocoa powder. Mix it with a electric beater or a whisk or fork till everything is completely mixed up and no bits and pieces remain. It’ll be liquidy but it will get its texture after freezing.
Put it in the freezer till you prep the rest of the stuff.

 

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CHOCOLATE CAKE:
Flour 1 cup,
Cocoa powder 1/4 cup
Sugar 1/2 cup
Baking soda 1/2 tsp
Baking powder 1tsp levelled

Milk 1/4 cup
Oil 1/4 cup
Egg 1
Sour cream 6tbs

Mix all the ingredients by combing the wet and dry ingredients separately then mixing them together. Don’t overmix the batter and bake for approx ten minutes in wannabe oven on medium flame. The timings may differ dut to different pans and pots and rhe intensity of flame. So just insert a toothpick and check for doneness. Place on a wire rack and let cool.

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***I start with whipping the cream so by the time everything is done, it is chilled! Then the cake, make the batter, put it in the oven to bake, and while it does, I make the ice cream and put it in the freezer. Till then the cake is done, so put it out and let it rest for a while and cool. Meanwhile make the caramel sauce and crush the oreos. Then start assembling***

 

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ASSEMBLING:

Layer the oreos, then the caramel sauce, then the whipped cream, then cake and then the ice cream. Top with chocolate chips and caramel sauce and freeze for at least four hours. Pour with some hot caramel sauce when ready to serve.

 

 

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