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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Undercover shortbread cookies




                                      This is MasterChef India inspired dish . This dish has five elements in it .Sounds difficult and time consuming ,right ? But not really . Are we women not good at multitasking ? The dish was presented to the guests of our restaurant ( that we're going to open in just 20 years ...lol) aka boys of the house in under 1 hour .

What we need :-

Strawberry - Red Chili Jam -

1 cup strawberry puree
1/2 cup sugar
1tsp lemon juice
1 tsp chili powder / fresh red chili finely chopped 
a pinch of cinnamon powder 

Pineapple - Mint Jam -

1 cup pineapple puree
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
4-5 fresh mint leaves finely chopped


Shortbread Cookies -

1/2 cup butter , cubed and chilled
1/2 cup sugar
1 vanilla bean pods / 1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1/2 cup instant oats
2-3 Tbsps thinly sliced almonds and Pistachios 

Whipped Cream -

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tbsp confectioner's sugar/ icing sugar
a pinch of saffron 
a generous pinch of cardamom powder

Jala Roti - ( this is optional )**

1 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp powdered sugar
1 cup milk 
2 Tbsp butter , melted 


Garnish -

Few sliced strawberries
Few mint leaves




To Make :-

Strawberry - Chili Jam :- 

1) Mix strawberry puree and sugar in heavy bottom pan and cook till the mixture is thick .
2) When it starts sticking to the back of the spoon , add lemon juice , cinnamon powder and chopped red chilies / chili powder .
3) Simmer for 2 more minutes and let it cool .
4) Chill in the refrigerator .


Pineapple - Mint Jam :-

1)Mix pineapple puree and sugar in heavy bottom pan and cook till the mixture is thick .
2) When it starts sticking to the back of the spoon , add  cinnamon powder and chopped mint leaves .
3) Simmer for 2 more minutes and let it cool .
4) Chill in the refrigerator .


Whipped Cream :-

1) Heavy whipping cream and confectioner's sugar and mix till soft peaks start to form .
2) Add saffron and cardamom and mix for a minute more .
3) Chill .

Shortbread Cookies :-

1) Preheat the oven to 350 F / 180 C.
2) Mix butter and sugar and vanila in a large bowl .
3) Add sifted flour and mix.
4) Add oats and form into a ball .
5) Roll about 1/2 inch thick on a silicone mat .
6) Sprinkle chopped nuts and roll to press them on the cookies .
7) Cut the cookies in desired shapes .( I used round cutter )
8) Bake in preheated oven for 12-14 minutes .
9) Cool them completely before serving .

Jala Roti :-

1) Mix all the ingredients for jala roti and pour it in Jalebi bottle or clean empty mustard bottle .
2) Make pancakes on a hot skillet to make a lacy pancake .
3) Cook till golden brown  on both sides .
4) Set the hot pancake on a mason jar to form a rounded cone .


To assemble :

1) Add little jam on the base of the cookie .
2) Spoon little pineapple- mint jam on a cookie , topped with whipped cream .
3) Place another cookie on the whipped cream and top it with strawberry- chili jam .
4) Garnish with sliced strawberries and mint leaves .
5) Cover with the jala roti and serve .

Enjoy !!!


** You can use store bought pancake mix and melted butter to it to make the jala roti .**


1 comment:

Niels Janssen said...

Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing and good luck.

Greets NJ
NJ-Cook4You Catering