In My Kitchen : A photo story

For a long time I've wanted to make something in pastel colors and i tried a cheesecake which did not look very pretty long time ago. This month i decided to make some popsicles in pastel color and searched for many recipes.  All had some condensed milk or too much sugar so i decided to cut down the sugar and make it low in sugar with saffron as a flavour. I guess saffron was not sufficient enough i didn't get the flavour and it was very balnd amidst it's cute colorful looks. So check out my next photo on what i did with these cute popsicles.

For a long time I’ve wanted to make something in pastel colors and i tried a cheesecake which did not look very pretty long time ago. This month i decided to make some popsicles in pastel color and searched for many recipes. All had some condensed milk or too much sugar so i decided to cut down the sugar and make it low in sugar with saffron as a flavour. I guess saffron was not sufficient enough i didn’t get the flavour and it was very balnd amidst it’s cute colorful looks.
So check out my next photo on what i did with these cute popsicles. Yes experimenting is not an easy task as things can go wrong but still i ended up with an edible item ­čÖé

I popped the popsicle in a glass and poured some rose sherbet syrup and half a cup water and let it stand on my pantry for an hour. So my sherbet was ready it was sweet and delicious.

I popped the popsicle in a glass and poured some rose sherbet syrup and half a cup water and let it stand on my pantry for an hour. So my sherbet was ready it was sweet and delicious.

If you own many cookery books you must try some recipes out of them occasionally or else your parents or hubby might not spend on buying you those cute lovely recipe books to feed your eyes. So here is a chocolate tart i tried from my favourite recipe book "chocolate". It was super delicious and rated A by my food critic. Ok i guess i mentioned A rated because he wanted me to serve it for my guests which we expected after a few days.

If you own many cookery books you must try some recipes out of them occasionally or else your parents or hubby might not spend on buying you those cute lovely recipe books to feed your eyes. So here is a chocolate tart i tried from my favourite recipe book “chocolate”.
It was super delicious and rated A by my food critic. Ok i guess i mentioned A rated because he wanted me to serve it for my guests which we expected after a few days. I served this chocolate tart along with a good salted caramel sauce made at home following jamie olivers recipe. Trust me it was super easy and delicious.  It worked out very well.

We were expecting sri lankans who were visitng dubai for the first time and serving arabic food was our plan. So the western chocolate tart seemed not like a match which is why i decided to make some umali or om ali

We were expecting sri lankans who were visitng dubai for the first time and serving arabic food was our plan. So the western chocolate tart seemed not like a match which is why i decided to make some umali or om ali. It was my first attempt and everything worked fine until the time came to add some sugar. Now you are gonna learn something from me and that’s never even dump the sugar straight from the bag no matter how much experience you have. As i accidentally dumped 2 cups of sugar for a recipe that needed 1/2 a cup just because i thought i will have control which i suddenly lost. So i tried my best to scoop out as much sugar as possible and finally completed making my um ali or om ali. The recipe turned out perfect and was from allrecipes.com. i liked it though it was a bit sweet but was fine the next day. My husband tasted it and said it was like iver sugared muesli. ┬áTrust me he is over fed qith muesli and that’s the only reason apart from it being a bit too sweet.

The marshmallow story

I have joined a group on facebook where housewives post images and recipes. ┬áThey share good recipes. And suddenly my wall was filling up with images of marshmallow. Colorful and soft looking goodies never make me fed up. I have a bad experience in trying out recipe without any quantity from the marshmallow girls uk. It was a video and they dint have any proper measurements but i decided to try and failed. My ingredients got wasted especially my precious liquid glucose. Now i didn’t want to try any recipe thats calls for liquid glucose apart from my icing and luckily the recipes the facebook group had was without liquid glucose. Now i was a bit worried and scared to try as most recipes online call for liquid glucose. But since my sister also tried it and it worked out i went ahead and started making at 10:30 pm on a weekend night. In 3 hours i was satisfied with the outcome. ┬áI didn’t sleep until i cut it and had confirmed it’s marshmallows. ┬áRecipe is treasured. ┬áI kept it in a jar on my pantry for 5 days and it tasted just fine. My son (1yr and 9months) loved it and so did his dad.

The coloring was done as a painting and after 3 days i popped them on paper straws and the stood there perfectly.

Finally happy with a homemade marshmallow.

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Sri lankan falooda

I know two types of falooda one is the sri lankan one and the other is bombay version, am not quiet sure of the exact difference between the two yet I know for sure that both taste good in their own way. I make falooda at home which is our homemade version of sri lankan falooda and it’s with kasa kasa also known as black poppy seeds. Two years ago I celebrated my 1st ramadan in dubai by hosting an ifthar for friends and co workers of my husband and my husband taught me how to use agar agar with falooda. I really enjoyed it and ever since started following the same technique while making falooda.
Here is a quick and photogenic post on how to make it.
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Prepare bowls with different colors.
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Add agar agar into boiling water quantity to be followed according to instructions on packet.
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Pour the agar agar mixture through a sieve over the prepared bowls. Mix well and let them set. As they set grate using a grater.
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Sprinkle on top of a glass of falooda made with rose water, condensed milk and cool water.
In a few minutes see the colors seperate and create a shade of colors on your falooda.
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How to make this agar agar –
Boil 4 cups of water
Add 1 pack agar agar and stir continuously until the agar agar melts and the mixture thickens.
To check consistency pour a drop onto a dry surface and see if it sets partially if so its ready to pour. Another way is to pour a drop onto a bowl of cold water if the drop curdles.
If so take off heat.
Add color after the mixture is thickened.