Creating a blog was out of the question for a long time for me, as measuring everything in the kitchen was like biting into an eggshell. I enjoy cooking and don’t want to waste even a slightest bit of enjoyment in that small world of mine. But little did I know that everything will change, when my husband came home with the Oscar nominated film ‘Julie and Julia’( a real life story) where Julie Powell (part played by Amy Adams) challenged herself to make all the 524 recipes from Julia Child's cook book ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking’ and blogging all her experiences (The Julie/Julia Project). It was an inspiring movie. A few days later when we were discussing this casually with a friend of ours over tea…everything changed dramatically…..” How about you making at least half of it in one year? Not French but your own. 262 recipes that will inspire others and present it as a blog?” For a minute my mind traveled faster than light… With an experience as a helper in my mother in laws kitchen for 6 years followed by a three year everyday struggle to satisfy the palate of my foodie husband, if I cannot do it then why should I cook? But on the other side with an experience in English literature extending no more than expanding outline stories in English grammar class when I was 18 and two small kids that come in handy at times, will a commitment for the next one year work? Anyway my ‘cook's ego’ didn’t allow me to say no...

So my friends …here I am opening my recipe book, trying to perfect and present 262 recipes in the coming 365 days….A Challenge that will of course tastes good. Come.. Have a walk with me along my journey.. Cheering and inspiring….Forgiving and tolerating…Testing and tasting….for ‘A Tasty Challenge’

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Biscuit Mocha Slice

Recipe No: 197
This is a frozen dessert that will stay good in the freezer for days… It is totally a make ahead dessert which is very good for small family gatherings or after dinner with some friends specially if there are kids or simply for your own family to enjoy…
Ingredients                                      Serves 8
  • Marie Biscuit…………………..1 packet (any arrowroot variety will do)
  • Instant Coffee Powder……..2 Tablespoons (I used Bru)
  • Boiling Water………………….1 Cup
  • Heavy cream…………………..2 Cups
  • Chocolate Powder……………1 ½ Tablespoons
  • Powdered Sugar………………1 Cup
  • Vanilla Essence……………....1/2 Teaspoon
Method of Preparation
  1. Dissolve Instant Coffee Powder in boiling Water and let it cool to lukewarm.
  2. Whip Heavy Cream till foamy and add Chocolate Powder, Powdered Sugar and Vanilla Essence and continue whipping till thick. (Don’t whip too much as we don’t want a standing consistency)
  3. Prepare a loaf pan by lining the bottom with an Aluminum foil. Let the foil extend through the sides which will help us while taking the dessert out.
  4. Add a small layer of the Cream mixture in the bottom (I accidentally missed that step, but that will make this dessert look pretty).
  5. Dip the biscuits one at a time in warm Coffee for 5 seconds and arrange  as a layer on top of the Cream mixture.
  6. Once a layer of Biscuit is placed, top it with another layer of Cream.
  7. Continue layering Cream and Biscuit alternately till all the Biscuits are used and make sure you end up with Cream on top.
  8. Cover this and refrigerate for 10- 12 hours.
  9. While serving, put the dessert upside down on a plate. If there is no foil on the sides do run a knife along that side and use the foil to get it out of the pan.
  10. Peel the foil and slice the frozen dessert into desired thickness and serve cold.
Notes:
  • Don’t use Glucose Biscuits instead of Arrowroot as it will make this dish overly sweet.
  • In order to slice this frozen Dessert easily, let it stand at room temperature for 2-4 minutes before slicing.
  • Do freeze the leftovers as soon as possible or it will melt.







Make it, enjoy the deliciousness and
serve it to your family with love...

4 comments:

Vimitha Anand said...

Creamy and biscutey... Love anything with the flavor of coffee...

Priya said...

Woww marvellous and droolworthy dessert..inviting..

LG said...

very interesting dessert, looks yummo!

Meenakshi.P said...

made the dessert...WOW!!. We all liked it very much.

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