Some exotic cocoa recipes for a perfect brunch party
Food & Health   Monday, January 2, 2017 IST

Who doesn’t love a hot steaming cup of cocoa in winter? These out-of-the-box recipes are for you if you are planning to host a brunch at your terrace post the New Year parties and celebrations. From orange cocoa drink to masala and marshmallow cocoa, here is a list of hot drinks that will awaken your taste buds and rejuvenate you for the coming week.

Zing of Bitterness:

In a double boiler, heat the bitter cooking chocolate. Now in a pan add cinnamon, orange zest and milk. Once the milk starts boiling, add the melted chocolate and stir. After 2 minutes, pour the chocolate into a cup and garnish with cinnamon powder and orange peel.

Spiced Cocoa:

How about a steaming cup of spicy or masala cocoa? Yes, it is very soothing in winters and perfects to serve at a party. All you have to do is heat milk in a pan. To it add cinnamon stick, star anise, cardamom, cloves and chilli flakes. Stir and let the milk come to a boil. Now add sugar-free or brown sugar along with cocoa powder. Sieve and serve hot

Marshmallows and Cocoa:

Who doesn’t love marshmallows? Well, we all love it so how about a steaming cup of cocoa with marshmallows. In a pan, heat milk, add two tbsp of brown sugar and two tbsp of cocoa powder. Stir well. Pour it into a cup and add marshmallows to it.

Whipped Cream Cocoa:

Combine the cocoa, sugar, water, and salt in a medium saucepan. Over medium heat, stir constantly until the mixture boils. Stir constantly for a minute. Stir in the milk and heat, but do not boil. Remove from the heat and add a good amount of whipping cream over it; stir well. You can replace the whipping cream with ice-cream as well. Garnish with hot chocolate sauce and serve.

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Fresh Apricot Pudding Recipe
Food & Health   Friday, December 30, 2016 IST



1.1 oz butter
2.8 oz fresh apricots
3.4 oz self-raising flour
4.4 oz fine white breadcrumbs
5.4 oz shredded suet
6.2 tbsp granulated sugar
7.2 eggs
8.little milk to mix
9.2tsp Demerara sugar

How to make fresh apricot pudding:

1.Well, butter a 2-pinch pudding basin; line bottom and sides with stoned and halved apricots placing skin sides next to the basin.
2.Mix flour and breadcrumbs, adding pinch salt, then add suet and sugar and mix thoroughly.
3.Stir in the beaten eggs with a little milk, and stir well until eggs are evenly blended. Add a little more milk to make a stiffly dropping consistency.
4.Sprinkle Demerara sugar over the apricots in the basin, add butter in pieces, then put in the pudding mixture, smoothing the top.
5.Cover with buttered paper, tied on tightly, but loosely fitting to allow pudding to rise. Simmer gently for 2 hours.
6.Turn out carefully, to disturb apricots as little as possible and serve with Apricot Sauce.

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