No Bake Nutella Cheesecake

We are A Nutella family! We all love Nutella and I’m sure Nutella loves us too by now.
We have a thing for cheese cakes and mousse and everything that helps make us fat 😀 lol. Not that fat but yes we managed to gain a few extra pounds 😛 What can one do, we love food and good desserts. So I’m sharing this awesome recipe Read More

Food Talk – Oreo Brownies

Who doesn’t love Oreo? I mean come on! You have to be a crazy person to not love Oreo. I may not be huge fan of Oreo cookies itself but boy! The kind of things you make with these yummy cookies is what intrigues me. I first fell in love with the ultimate oreo shake when I had it at Rendezvous Islamabad. It tasted soooo amazing!!! I used to drag my sister and friends with me there just to have the oreo shake. Nope! not ashamed at all! 😉 Now my kids love Oreo shake as much as I do. But anyway enough about the shake lol.
Moving on I came across this recipe sometime back and it is very very nice, I think you might just love it as much as i did. Let me give you a little history about my love for brownies. My Dad makes some really kick-ass  brownies and he used to make them every week. Which means that there was always something to look forward to each week, because there is nothing like fresh right out of the oven brownies. He pampered me so much before I got married, now I don’t get to spend so much time with him as I’m in a different country altogether but those days are as fresh as ever in my memory. People back in my country celebrated Father’s day on the 18th of June and it falls on the 21st here in UAE. Let your old man feel special because he IS very special! Cherish the time you have with your parents as that time never comes back.

Okay I’m clearly getting a little emotional so let’s move onto this Oreo version of the brownie. Get your notepads and note down what all you will need

Ingredients:

Oreo cookies as required (set aside for later use)
Unsweetened chocolate 340grams
Unsalted butter 225grams
Melt the two together in microwave. Now add the following
Large eggs 6
Sugar 3 cups
All purpose flour 1 cup (sifted)
Vanilla Extract 2 Tbsp
Vinegar 1/2 teaspoon
Fold all the ingredients in gently using a spatula.

Now that you have this ready it would be a good idea to get your oven running so it’s nice and warm for baking. It has to be set at 180 degree celsius.

Now take a pan, grease it well, pour half of the brownie mixture over it and spread evenly. Now comes the fun part, take Oreo cookies and lay them over it. Add more brownie mixture and another layer of Oreo cookies but this time cut into halves.
It’s time for your pan to take its place inside the oven, bake for 28 to 30 minutes. Insert a toothpick and if it comes out clean, it means that your brownies are ready to be served/gobbled upon (Ahhh yes!)

Serve your brownie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream if you want. I like mine with a beautiful cup of tea. Your kids are going to kiss your hands and give you unlimited hugs and kisses for this one.

Enjoy yourselves!

Signing off
Sonya Ali

 

Quick & Easy Chocolate Cake in 10 minutes

I love guests. They are a sure reminder that there are people who still make the effort of visiting you and gracing your house with their presence. But let’s face it, it can be challenging at times considering the trolley you have to lay out before they reach your house. When you are short on time you look for ways to make your life easier. You look for quick recipes and I may have just the thing for you today.

I’m going to share a quick cake recipe with you that is going to take 15 minutes of your time max including the preparation and baking.

Ingredients:
Eggs 2
Baking powder 2tsp
Cocoa powder 4 to 5 tablespoons
Sugar 1 cup
Flour 1 cup
Milk 1 cup
Oil 1/2 cup

Method:
In a blender, combine milk, eggs, baking powder, sugar, cocoa powder and oil. Blend well. Now take a microwave safe dish, take flour and slowly fold in the blended mixture till incorporated well. If you like you can add walnuts & almonds to it. Put in microwave for 8 to 9 minutes and Voila! your chocolate cake is ready to serve.
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You can make your own serving options but I like to serve it with a scoop of ice cream and strawberries. Drizzle a bit of chocolate syrup on the side to give it that look. I have also cut it into layers and added nutella to it giving it more flavor Or you can just add some nutella or any other cream on top. Just the perfect desert to serve when you don’t have enough time.

My kids love it too so if my child asks for chocolate cake, I know I can have it ready in 15 minutes.

Do give it a go and let me if it turned out right.

Adios.

Recipe: Chocolate Mousse

Who doesn’t love chocolate mousse? I absolutely love it and so does my family. Today I thought of sharing my own tried and tested chocolate mousse recipe with you all. Do try and let me know what you think 🙂

Ingredients:

Cream 2 packs (200ml)
Eggs 4
Butter  75 grams
Cocoa powder 50 grams
Sugar to taste

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Method:
Melt butter over a double boiler, add cocoa powder and mix well. Set aside.
Beat cream in a bowl till smooth and fluffy. Set aside
Separate the egg whites and yolk and beat them well. Then add the beaten egg yolks into the melted butter and cocoa powder and gently fold. Take ground sugar and add in it.
Fold the beaten whites into the cream.
Now gently fold the chocolate mixture into the cream, be careful not to use the beater or whisk, this has to be gently folded till all the ingredients blend together.
Leave it in the fridge over night and let it set. Enjoy the recipe and let me know if tasted alright. 🙂

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You can put chocolate chips, chocolate flakes or shavings, walnuts, crushed kitkat, a cherry or anything you like on top of your mousse. You can even layer it with sponge cake and cream as well. It’s simple yet delicious!

  As they say 😉 

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Signing off

Sonya Ali