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When your friends and family tell you exactly what they want for the holidays, life is good. When they don’t (which is pretty much always), gifting is hard as hell. Avoid the awkwardness of buying a size large when they’re a medium and forgo the fake smiles when you receive something fugly. Become a holiday hero by following our 4-part gift guide of food-related items that nobody can say no to. First up is our curated list of 20 gifts $25 and under that you can purchase right here on the page. Happy gifting!

A wine glass topper for the hipster wine-drinkers in your life. Wine topper – $10

Sprinkle some of this stuff on a regular meal and trick anyone into thinking it’s gourmet. Gourmet Italian truffle sea salt – $23

Because really, who knows how to poach an egg the normal way? Poach pods - 4 for $19

The best thing to happen to apples since Sir Isaac Newton discovered gravity. Xtraordinary apple peeler – $22

Enough of that vodka and Skittles crap (for the record – doesn’t work the way you’d think). Get a real flavor infuser. Vodka zinger natural flavor infuser – $25

This book is for people who don’t already know that sriracha is good on everything. Sriracha cookbook – $18

If it turns milk and chocolate syrup into chocolate milk, it sure as hell can mix whiskey and Diet Coke. Moo mixer supreme – $14

For when WTF, FAIL, OMG and LOL just about says it all. Chit chat coasters – 4 for $14

I bet someone you know loves bacon enough to die for one of these. Bacon dish towel – $18

Delta Gammas, these are for you. Nautical ceramic mug – $25

Someone’s party is about to get way cooler. Ice shot glass mold – $12

Get this for your roommate and they have to make you homemade ravioli. Plastic ravioli press – $14

Skip the tailgate and make hotdogs at home! Hot dog toaster – $19

For your clumsy friend who always spills their drinks. Spink beverage holder – $25

The new bible. Recipe cookbook – $12

For anyone who needs their iPhone speakers amplified while they drink water. Beat bottle – $20

Genius. Pancake pen – $13

Easy Bake Oven for college students. Babycakes cake pop maker – $25

Take the $4.00 out of a $4.25 Starbucks iced coffee. Iced coffee brewer – $25

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Recipes for Friends

Take life as a dish and friendship is the spice that adds flavour to it. Friendship Day is once again nearing us and so, here we bring you a handful of fantastic recipes to make your Friendship Day celebrations more flavorful. All these recipes are easy to make and appropriate to cook up on Friendship Day. So check out the splendid recipes given below and try them at home to give a delicious treat to your buddies. If you like these Friendship Day Recipes, click here and pass on this page to your friends and loved ones to let them make good use of these recipes too. Wish you a happy Friendship Day!

Tip: You can save this page by clicking on the top left file menu, and choosing the "Save Page As" option to get this recipe page as a ready reference at the time of cooking.

Mocha Cooler (Coffee and Ice Cream)

Ingredients (Serves 4)
250 ml: Milk
100 ml: Cream
25 ml: Strong Black Coffee
4 scoops: Chocolate Ice-Cream
4 tbsp: Drinking Chocolate

Method
1. Dissolve the chocolate in hot coffee.
2. Pour in milk. Chill. Whisk in cream.
3. Pour over ice cream in the glasses. Serve immediately. Top


Cottage Cheese Sizzler

Ingredients
500 gm: Paneer - mashed
2 slices: Bread - grated
1 tbsp: Garlic paste
1 tbsp: Ginger paste
1 cup: Onions - grated
1 cup: Mushrooms- sliced thin
1 tbsp: Cornflour mixed with 1 cup water
2 tbsp: Tomato Ketchup
1 tsp: Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbsp: Vinegar
1 tsp: Black Pepper powdered
Butter to drop on the plate as required
Oil to pan-fry
Salt to taste

Method
1. Mix the paneer, bread, garlic, ginger and 1 tsp: salt and form into 4-6 rounds. Heat a thin layer of oil and pan fry the paneer patties till brown on both sides. Keep aside.

2. Mix the cornflour solution, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and vinegar and keep aside.

3. In the same pan brown the onions, add mushrooms over high heat and stir fry 4-5 times.

4. Add the cornflour mixture, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat till a little translucent. Keep aside warm, till ready to serve.

5. Heat the sizzler plates till very hot?a drop of water thrown over should sizzle and evaporate immediately. Place 2 paneer patties over it, turning once so it is heated through. Pour some of the sauce over and place whatever accompaniments you are serving with it over the plate.

6. Drop a dab of butter directly on the plate and serve immediately. Top


Croissants

Ingredients
Oven temp: 190 C- 375 F
4 cups: Flour (maida)
2 tsp: Yeast - powdered
1 cup: Milk - luke warm
1 egg: Slightly beaten
1 cup: Butter - beaten to a soft consistency (like the dough)
1 tbsp: Sugar
1 tsp: Salt

Method
1. Mix sugar into the milk and sprinkle yeast over it. Leave in a draught free place to froth.

2. Mix flour and salt. Add the milk and egg and knead to a smooth dough.

3. Roll out the dough into 1" thickness. Spread small pieces of butter on 2/3 of dough.

4. Fold together into three layers like folding a napkin, first the part without butter. Roll out and fold again. Repeat three or four times.

5. Leave in a cold place for 1/2 hour between each rolling.

6. This is the dough with which many different kinds of Danish pastry is made. When pastry is shaped, place on baking sheet and leave in cold place to rise for 15 to 20 minutes, then brush with egg white and bake in a fast oven until golden brown.

7. For croissants, roll and cut into square pieces, spread filling of your choice and roll from one corner, diagonally towards the opposite corner.

Proceed as described in point 5. Top


Florida Conch Fritters

Ingredients
2 cups water
1 tbsp. accent
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. seasoned salt
1 tbsp. black pepper
3/4 tbsp. thyme
4-6 cups self-rising flour
3 lbs. conch meat (fresh ground)
1/2 cup ground sweet pepper
1/2 cup ground carrot
1/2 cup ground onion
dash hot pepper sauce

Method
Mix together first 6 ingredients. Add enough flour to form a thick batter, then add the remaining ingredients. Batter should be stiff enough to roll like a meatball. Roll in flour and drop into oil heated to 350 degrees. Cook until brown. Serve with tangy cocktail and tartar sauce. Serves 15 for cocktails. Top

Choco Friendship Crackers

Ingredients
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
salt to taste
To make the chocolate glaze
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp shortening

Methods
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Beat 1 cup of shortening, the brown sugar and honey in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed or mix with a spoon. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt (This is where I would add the cocoa for the chocolate cookies). Roll half of the dough at a time 1/8" thick on lighty floured cloth-covered surface. Cut into 2 1/2 inch rounds or squares. Place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool 1-2 minutes remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

To glaze - melt the chocolate chips and shortening over low heat stirring occasionally. Drizzle over the cookies. Top


Baked Macaroni Pals

Ingredients
1 cup elbow macaroni (about 100 grams)
1-1/2 slightly heaped tablespoons butter, preferably unsalted
1 -1/2 tablespoons flour
1-3/4 cups milk
salt - to taste
pepper to taste
3 tablespoons grated cheese
1 capsicum
1 tomato

Methods
In the larger pan, put 2-3/4 cups water, 3/4 teaspoon salt and a few drops oil. Boil the mixture before dropping the macaroni. Time 6 minutes. Then pour the macaroni into the strainer and hold it under cold, running water for a few seconds. Keep aside. Melt the butter and add it to the sieved flour mix it so that the flour loses its raw smell. Now add milk while stirring the flour mixture. Take care so that lumps are not formed. Start heating again as soon as a smooth paste is made. Raise temperature to the boiling point. Stir from time to time till the sauce thickens. The whole process will take 3 minutes. Take the sauce off the fire. Stir in two tablespoons of the cheese. Now cut the stem off the capsicum. Scoop out the seeds and ribs with your hand. Cut three slices off it so you get pretty circular shapes. Chop the rest of the capsicum into tiny bits. Also slice the tomato into rings. Mix the capsicum with the macaroni and pour it into the oven proof dish. Pour the sauce over. Mix well. Smoothen the top. Arrange the capsicum and tomato slices on top. Sprinkle over the reserved cheese. When you are ready to eat preheat the oven to 180 degrees. This will take 10-20 minutes. Put the macaroni in and bake 20 minutes or till the top is golden brown and the macaroni is bubbling hot. Top


Recipes for Friends

Take life as a dish and friendship is the spice that adds flavour to it. Friendship Day is once again nearing us and so, here we bring you a handful of fantastic recipes to make your Friendship Day celebrations more flavorful. All these recipes are easy to make and appropriate to cook up on Friendship Day. So check out the splendid recipes given below and try them at home to give a delicious treat to your buddies. If you like these Friendship Day Recipes, click here and pass on this page to your friends and loved ones to let them make good use of these recipes too. Wish you a happy Friendship Day!

Tip: You can save this page by clicking on the top left file menu, and choosing the "Save Page As" option to get this recipe page as a ready reference at the time of cooking.

Mocha Cooler (Coffee and Ice Cream)

Ingredients (Serves 4)
250 ml: Milk
100 ml: Cream
25 ml: Strong Black Coffee
4 scoops: Chocolate Ice-Cream
4 tbsp: Drinking Chocolate

Method
1. Dissolve the chocolate in hot coffee.
2. Pour in milk. Chill. Whisk in cream.
3. Pour over ice cream in the glasses. Serve immediately. Top


Cottage Cheese Sizzler

Ingredients
500 gm: Paneer - mashed
2 slices: Bread - grated
1 tbsp: Garlic paste
1 tbsp: Ginger paste
1 cup: Onions - grated
1 cup: Mushrooms- sliced thin
1 tbsp: Cornflour mixed with 1 cup water
2 tbsp: Tomato Ketchup
1 tsp: Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbsp: Vinegar
1 tsp: Black Pepper powdered
Butter to drop on the plate as required
Oil to pan-fry
Salt to taste

Method
1. Mix the paneer, bread, garlic, ginger and 1 tsp: salt and form into 4-6 rounds. Heat a thin layer of oil and pan fry the paneer patties till brown on both sides. Keep aside.

2. Mix the cornflour solution, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and vinegar and keep aside.

3. In the same pan brown the onions, add mushrooms over high heat and stir fry 4-5 times.

4. Add the cornflour mixture, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat till a little translucent. Keep aside warm, till ready to serve.

5. Heat the sizzler plates till very hot?a drop of water thrown over should sizzle and evaporate immediately. Place 2 paneer patties over it, turning once so it is heated through. Pour some of the sauce over and place whatever accompaniments you are serving with it over the plate.

6. Drop a dab of butter directly on the plate and serve immediately. Top


Croissants

Ingredients
Oven temp: 190 C- 375 F
4 cups: Flour (maida)
2 tsp: Yeast - powdered
1 cup: Milk - luke warm
1 egg: Slightly beaten
1 cup: Butter - beaten to a soft consistency (like the dough)
1 tbsp: Sugar
1 tsp: Salt

Method
1. Mix sugar into the milk and sprinkle yeast over it. Leave in a draught free place to froth.

2. Mix flour and salt. Add the milk and egg and knead to a smooth dough.

3. Roll out the dough into 1" thickness. Spread small pieces of butter on 2/3 of dough.

4. Fold together into three layers like folding a napkin, first the part without butter. Roll out and fold again. Repeat three or four times.

5. Leave in a cold place for 1/2 hour between each rolling.

6. This is the dough with which many different kinds of Danish pastry is made. When pastry is shaped, place on baking sheet and leave in cold place to rise for 15 to 20 minutes, then brush with egg white and bake in a fast oven until golden brown.

7. For croissants, roll and cut into square pieces, spread filling of your choice and roll from one corner, diagonally towards the opposite corner.

Proceed as described in point 5. Top


Florida Conch Fritters

Ingredients
2 cups water
1 tbsp. accent
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. seasoned salt
1 tbsp. black pepper
3/4 tbsp. thyme
4-6 cups self-rising flour
3 lbs. conch meat (fresh ground)
1/2 cup ground sweet pepper
1/2 cup ground carrot
1/2 cup ground onion
dash hot pepper sauce

Method
Mix together first 6 ingredients. Add enough flour to form a thick batter, then add the remaining ingredients. Batter should be stiff enough to roll like a meatball. Roll in flour and drop into oil heated to 350 degrees. Cook until brown. Serve with tangy cocktail and tartar sauce. Serves 15 for cocktails. Top

Choco Friendship Crackers

Ingredients
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
salt to taste
To make the chocolate glaze
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp shortening

Methods
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Beat 1 cup of shortening, the brown sugar and honey in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed or mix with a spoon. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt (This is where I would add the cocoa for the chocolate cookies). Roll half of the dough at a time 1/8" thick on lighty floured cloth-covered surface. Cut into 2 1/2 inch rounds or squares. Place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool 1-2 minutes remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

To glaze - melt the chocolate chips and shortening over low heat stirring occasionally. Drizzle over the cookies. Top


Baked Macaroni Pals

Ingredients
1 cup elbow macaroni (about 100 grams)
1-1/2 slightly heaped tablespoons butter, preferably unsalted
1 -1/2 tablespoons flour
1-3/4 cups milk
salt - to taste
pepper to taste
3 tablespoons grated cheese
1 capsicum
1 tomato

Methods
In the larger pan, put 2-3/4 cups water, 3/4 teaspoon salt and a few drops oil. Boil the mixture before dropping the macaroni. Time 6 minutes. Then pour the macaroni into the strainer and hold it under cold, running water for a few seconds. Keep aside. Melt the butter and add it to the sieved flour mix it so that the flour loses its raw smell. Now add milk while stirring the flour mixture. Take care so that lumps are not formed. Start heating again as soon as a smooth paste is made. Raise temperature to the boiling point. Stir from time to time till the sauce thickens. The whole process will take 3 minutes. Take the sauce off the fire. Stir in two tablespoons of the cheese. Now cut the stem off the capsicum. Scoop out the seeds and ribs with your hand. Cut three slices off it so you get pretty circular shapes. Chop the rest of the capsicum into tiny bits. Also slice the tomato into rings. Mix the capsicum with the macaroni and pour it into the oven proof dish. Pour the sauce over. Mix well. Smoothen the top. Arrange the capsicum and tomato slices on top. Sprinkle over the reserved cheese. When you are ready to eat preheat the oven to 180 degrees. This will take 10-20 minutes. Put the macaroni in and bake 20 minutes or till the top is golden brown and the macaroni is bubbling hot. Top


Recipes for Friends

Take life as a dish and friendship is the spice that adds flavour to it. Friendship Day is once again nearing us and so, here we bring you a handful of fantastic recipes to make your Friendship Day celebrations more flavorful. All these recipes are easy to make and appropriate to cook up on Friendship Day. So check out the splendid recipes given below and try them at home to give a delicious treat to your buddies. If you like these Friendship Day Recipes, click here and pass on this page to your friends and loved ones to let them make good use of these recipes too. Wish you a happy Friendship Day!

Tip: You can save this page by clicking on the top left file menu, and choosing the "Save Page As" option to get this recipe page as a ready reference at the time of cooking.

Mocha Cooler (Coffee and Ice Cream)

Ingredients (Serves 4)
250 ml: Milk
100 ml: Cream
25 ml: Strong Black Coffee
4 scoops: Chocolate Ice-Cream
4 tbsp: Drinking Chocolate

Method
1. Dissolve the chocolate in hot coffee.
2. Pour in milk. Chill. Whisk in cream.
3. Pour over ice cream in the glasses. Serve immediately. Top


Cottage Cheese Sizzler

Ingredients
500 gm: Paneer - mashed
2 slices: Bread - grated
1 tbsp: Garlic paste
1 tbsp: Ginger paste
1 cup: Onions - grated
1 cup: Mushrooms- sliced thin
1 tbsp: Cornflour mixed with 1 cup water
2 tbsp: Tomato Ketchup
1 tsp: Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbsp: Vinegar
1 tsp: Black Pepper powdered
Butter to drop on the plate as required
Oil to pan-fry
Salt to taste

Method
1. Mix the paneer, bread, garlic, ginger and 1 tsp: salt and form into 4-6 rounds. Heat a thin layer of oil and pan fry the paneer patties till brown on both sides. Keep aside.

2. Mix the cornflour solution, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and vinegar and keep aside.

3. In the same pan brown the onions, add mushrooms over high heat and stir fry 4-5 times.

4. Add the cornflour mixture, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat till a little translucent. Keep aside warm, till ready to serve.

5. Heat the sizzler plates till very hot?a drop of water thrown over should sizzle and evaporate immediately. Place 2 paneer patties over it, turning once so it is heated through. Pour some of the sauce over and place whatever accompaniments you are serving with it over the plate.

6. Drop a dab of butter directly on the plate and serve immediately. Top


Croissants

Ingredients
Oven temp: 190 C- 375 F
4 cups: Flour (maida)
2 tsp: Yeast - powdered
1 cup: Milk - luke warm
1 egg: Slightly beaten
1 cup: Butter - beaten to a soft consistency (like the dough)
1 tbsp: Sugar
1 tsp: Salt

Method
1. Mix sugar into the milk and sprinkle yeast over it. Leave in a draught free place to froth.

2. Mix flour and salt. Add the milk and egg and knead to a smooth dough.

3. Roll out the dough into 1" thickness. Spread small pieces of butter on 2/3 of dough.

4. Fold together into three layers like folding a napkin, first the part without butter. Roll out and fold again. Repeat three or four times.

5. Leave in a cold place for 1/2 hour between each rolling.

6. This is the dough with which many different kinds of Danish pastry is made. When pastry is shaped, place on baking sheet and leave in cold place to rise for 15 to 20 minutes, then brush with egg white and bake in a fast oven until golden brown.

7. For croissants, roll and cut into square pieces, spread filling of your choice and roll from one corner, diagonally towards the opposite corner.

Proceed as described in point 5. Top


Florida Conch Fritters

Ingredients
2 cups water
1 tbsp. accent
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. seasoned salt
1 tbsp. black pepper
3/4 tbsp. thyme
4-6 cups self-rising flour
3 lbs. conch meat (fresh ground)
1/2 cup ground sweet pepper
1/2 cup ground carrot
1/2 cup ground onion
dash hot pepper sauce

Method
Mix together first 6 ingredients. Add enough flour to form a thick batter, then add the remaining ingredients. Batter should be stiff enough to roll like a meatball. Roll in flour and drop into oil heated to 350 degrees. Cook until brown. Serve with tangy cocktail and tartar sauce. Serves 15 for cocktails. Top

Choco Friendship Crackers

Ingredients
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
salt to taste
To make the chocolate glaze
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp shortening

Methods
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Beat 1 cup of shortening, the brown sugar and honey in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed or mix with a spoon. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt (This is where I would add the cocoa for the chocolate cookies). Roll half of the dough at a time 1/8" thick on lighty floured cloth-covered surface. Cut into 2 1/2 inch rounds or squares. Place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool 1-2 minutes remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

To glaze - melt the chocolate chips and shortening over low heat stirring occasionally. Drizzle over the cookies. Top


Baked Macaroni Pals

Ingredients
1 cup elbow macaroni (about 100 grams)
1-1/2 slightly heaped tablespoons butter, preferably unsalted
1 -1/2 tablespoons flour
1-3/4 cups milk
salt - to taste
pepper to taste
3 tablespoons grated cheese
1 capsicum
1 tomato

Methods
In the larger pan, put 2-3/4 cups water, 3/4 teaspoon salt and a few drops oil. Boil the mixture before dropping the macaroni. Time 6 minutes. Then pour the macaroni into the strainer and hold it under cold, running water for a few seconds. Keep aside. Melt the butter and add it to the sieved flour mix it so that the flour loses its raw smell. Now add milk while stirring the flour mixture. Take care so that lumps are not formed. Start heating again as soon as a smooth paste is made. Raise temperature to the boiling point. Stir from time to time till the sauce thickens. The whole process will take 3 minutes. Take the sauce off the fire. Stir in two tablespoons of the cheese. Now cut the stem off the capsicum. Scoop out the seeds and ribs with your hand. Cut three slices off it so you get pretty circular shapes. Chop the rest of the capsicum into tiny bits. Also slice the tomato into rings. Mix the capsicum with the macaroni and pour it into the oven proof dish. Pour the sauce over. Mix well. Smoothen the top. Arrange the capsicum and tomato slices on top. Sprinkle over the reserved cheese. When you are ready to eat preheat the oven to 180 degrees. This will take 10-20 minutes. Put the macaroni in and bake 20 minutes or till the top is golden brown and the macaroni is bubbling hot. Top


Recipes for Friends

Take life as a dish and friendship is the spice that adds flavour to it. Friendship Day is once again nearing us and so, here we bring you a handful of fantastic recipes to make your Friendship Day celebrations more flavorful. All these recipes are easy to make and appropriate to cook up on Friendship Day. So check out the splendid recipes given below and try them at home to give a delicious treat to your buddies. If you like these Friendship Day Recipes, click here and pass on this page to your friends and loved ones to let them make good use of these recipes too. Wish you a happy Friendship Day!

Tip: You can save this page by clicking on the top left file menu, and choosing the "Save Page As" option to get this recipe page as a ready reference at the time of cooking.

Mocha Cooler (Coffee and Ice Cream)

Ingredients (Serves 4)
250 ml: Milk
100 ml: Cream
25 ml: Strong Black Coffee
4 scoops: Chocolate Ice-Cream
4 tbsp: Drinking Chocolate

Method
1. Dissolve the chocolate in hot coffee.
2. Pour in milk. Chill. Whisk in cream.
3. Pour over ice cream in the glasses. Serve immediately. Top


Cottage Cheese Sizzler

Ingredients
500 gm: Paneer - mashed
2 slices: Bread - grated
1 tbsp: Garlic paste
1 tbsp: Ginger paste
1 cup: Onions - grated
1 cup: Mushrooms- sliced thin
1 tbsp: Cornflour mixed with 1 cup water
2 tbsp: Tomato Ketchup
1 tsp: Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbsp: Vinegar
1 tsp: Black Pepper powdered
Butter to drop on the plate as required
Oil to pan-fry
Salt to taste

Method
1. Mix the paneer, bread, garlic, ginger and 1 tsp: salt and form into 4-6 rounds. Heat a thin layer of oil and pan fry the paneer patties till brown on both sides. Keep aside.

2. Mix the cornflour solution, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and vinegar and keep aside.

3. In the same pan brown the onions, add mushrooms over high heat and stir fry 4-5 times.

4. Add the cornflour mixture, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat till a little translucent. Keep aside warm, till ready to serve.

5. Heat the sizzler plates till very hot?a drop of water thrown over should sizzle and evaporate immediately. Place 2 paneer patties over it, turning once so it is heated through. Pour some of the sauce over and place whatever accompaniments you are serving with it over the plate.

6. Drop a dab of butter directly on the plate and serve immediately. Top


Croissants

Ingredients
Oven temp: 190 C- 375 F
4 cups: Flour (maida)
2 tsp: Yeast - powdered
1 cup: Milk - luke warm
1 egg: Slightly beaten
1 cup: Butter - beaten to a soft consistency (like the dough)
1 tbsp: Sugar
1 tsp: Salt

Method
1. Mix sugar into the milk and sprinkle yeast over it. Leave in a draught free place to froth.

2. Mix flour and salt. Add the milk and egg and knead to a smooth dough.

3. Roll out the dough into 1" thickness. Spread small pieces of butter on 2/3 of dough.

4. Fold together into three layers like folding a napkin, first the part without butter. Roll out and fold again. Repeat three or four times.

5. Leave in a cold place for 1/2 hour between each rolling.

6. This is the dough with which many different kinds of Danish pastry is made. When pastry is shaped, place on baking sheet and leave in cold place to rise for 15 to 20 minutes, then brush with egg white and bake in a fast oven until golden brown.

7. For croissants, roll and cut into square pieces, spread filling of your choice and roll from one corner, diagonally towards the opposite corner.

Proceed as described in point 5. Top


Florida Conch Fritters

Ingredients
2 cups water
1 tbsp. accent
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. seasoned salt
1 tbsp. black pepper
3/4 tbsp. thyme
4-6 cups self-rising flour
3 lbs. conch meat (fresh ground)
1/2 cup ground sweet pepper
1/2 cup ground carrot
1/2 cup ground onion
dash hot pepper sauce

Method
Mix together first 6 ingredients. Add enough flour to form a thick batter, then add the remaining ingredients. Batter should be stiff enough to roll like a meatball. Roll in flour and drop into oil heated to 350 degrees. Cook until brown. Serve with tangy cocktail and tartar sauce. Serves 15 for cocktails. Top

Choco Friendship Crackers

Ingredients
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
salt to taste
To make the chocolate glaze
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp shortening

Methods
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Beat 1 cup of shortening, the brown sugar and honey in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed or mix with a spoon. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt (This is where I would add the cocoa for the chocolate cookies). Roll half of the dough at a time 1/8" thick on lighty floured cloth-covered surface. Cut into 2 1/2 inch rounds or squares. Place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool 1-2 minutes remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

To glaze - melt the chocolate chips and shortening over low heat stirring occasionally. Drizzle over the cookies. Top


Baked Macaroni Pals

Ingredients
1 cup elbow macaroni (about 100 grams)
1-1/2 slightly heaped tablespoons butter, preferably unsalted
1 -1/2 tablespoons flour
1-3/4 cups milk
salt - to taste
pepper to taste
3 tablespoons grated cheese
1 capsicum
1 tomato

Methods
In the larger pan, put 2-3/4 cups water, 3/4 teaspoon salt and a few drops oil. Boil the mixture before dropping the macaroni. Time 6 minutes. Then pour the macaroni into the strainer and hold it under cold, running water for a few seconds. Keep aside. Melt the butter and add it to the sieved flour mix it so that the flour loses its raw smell. Now add milk while stirring the flour mixture. Take care so that lumps are not formed. Start heating again as soon as a smooth paste is made. Raise temperature to the boiling point. Stir from time to time till the sauce thickens. The whole process will take 3 minutes. Take the sauce off the fire. Stir in two tablespoons of the cheese. Now cut the stem off the capsicum. Scoop out the seeds and ribs with your hand. Cut three slices off it so you get pretty circular shapes. Chop the rest of the capsicum into tiny bits. Also slice the tomato into rings. Mix the capsicum with the macaroni and pour it into the oven proof dish. Pour the sauce over. Mix well. Smoothen the top. Arrange the capsicum and tomato slices on top. Sprinkle over the reserved cheese. When you are ready to eat preheat the oven to 180 degrees. This will take 10-20 minutes. Put the macaroni in and bake 20 minutes or till the top is golden brown and the macaroni is bubbling hot. Top


Recipes for Friends

Take life as a dish and friendship is the spice that adds flavour to it. Friendship Day is once again nearing us and so, here we bring you a handful of fantastic recipes to make your Friendship Day celebrations more flavorful. All these recipes are easy to make and appropriate to cook up on Friendship Day. So check out the splendid recipes given below and try them at home to give a delicious treat to your buddies. If you like these Friendship Day Recipes, click here and pass on this page to your friends and loved ones to let them make good use of these recipes too. Wish you a happy Friendship Day!

Tip: You can save this page by clicking on the top left file menu, and choosing the "Save Page As" option to get this recipe page as a ready reference at the time of cooking.

Mocha Cooler (Coffee and Ice Cream)

Ingredients (Serves 4)
250 ml: Milk
100 ml: Cream
25 ml: Strong Black Coffee
4 scoops: Chocolate Ice-Cream
4 tbsp: Drinking Chocolate

Method
1. Dissolve the chocolate in hot coffee.
2. Pour in milk. Chill. Whisk in cream.
3. Pour over ice cream in the glasses. Serve immediately. Top


Cottage Cheese Sizzler

Ingredients
500 gm: Paneer - mashed
2 slices: Bread - grated
1 tbsp: Garlic paste
1 tbsp: Ginger paste
1 cup: Onions - grated
1 cup: Mushrooms- sliced thin
1 tbsp: Cornflour mixed with 1 cup water
2 tbsp: Tomato Ketchup
1 tsp: Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbsp: Vinegar
1 tsp: Black Pepper powdered
Butter to drop on the plate as required
Oil to pan-fry
Salt to taste

Method
1. Mix the paneer, bread, garlic, ginger and 1 tsp: salt and form into 4-6 rounds. Heat a thin layer of oil and pan fry the paneer patties till brown on both sides. Keep aside.

2. Mix the cornflour solution, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and vinegar and keep aside.

3. In the same pan brown the onions, add mushrooms over high heat and stir fry 4-5 times.

4. Add the cornflour mixture, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat till a little translucent. Keep aside warm, till ready to serve.

5. Heat the sizzler plates till very hot?a drop of water thrown over should sizzle and evaporate immediately. Place 2 paneer patties over it, turning once so it is heated through. Pour some of the sauce over and place whatever accompaniments you are serving with it over the plate.

6. Drop a dab of butter directly on the plate and serve immediately. Top


Croissants

Ingredients
Oven temp: 190 C- 375 F
4 cups: Flour (maida)
2 tsp: Yeast - powdered
1 cup: Milk - luke warm
1 egg: Slightly beaten
1 cup: Butter - beaten to a soft consistency (like the dough)
1 tbsp: Sugar
1 tsp: Salt

Method
1. Mix sugar into the milk and sprinkle yeast over it. Leave in a draught free place to froth.

2. Mix flour and salt. Add the milk and egg and knead to a smooth dough.

3. Roll out the dough into 1" thickness. Spread small pieces of butter on 2/3 of dough.

4. Fold together into three layers like folding a napkin, first the part without butter. Roll out and fold again. Repeat three or four times.

5. Leave in a cold place for 1/2 hour between each rolling.

6. This is the dough with which many different kinds of Danish pastry is made. When pastry is shaped, place on baking sheet and leave in cold place to rise for 15 to 20 minutes, then brush with egg white and bake in a fast oven until golden brown.

7. For croissants, roll and cut into square pieces, spread filling of your choice and roll from one corner, diagonally towards the opposite corner.

Proceed as described in point 5. Top


Florida Conch Fritters

Ingredients
2 cups water
1 tbsp. accent
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. seasoned salt
1 tbsp. black pepper
3/4 tbsp. thyme
4-6 cups self-rising flour
3 lbs. conch meat (fresh ground)
1/2 cup ground sweet pepper
1/2 cup ground carrot
1/2 cup ground onion
dash hot pepper sauce

Method
Mix together first 6 ingredients. Add enough flour to form a thick batter, then add the remaining ingredients. Batter should be stiff enough to roll like a meatball. Roll in flour and drop into oil heated to 350 degrees. Cook until brown. Serve with tangy cocktail and tartar sauce. Serves 15 for cocktails. Top

Choco Friendship Crackers

Ingredients
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
salt to taste
To make the chocolate glaze
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp shortening

Methods
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Beat 1 cup of shortening, the brown sugar and honey in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed or mix with a spoon. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt (This is where I would add the cocoa for the chocolate cookies). Roll half of the dough at a time 1/8" thick on lighty floured cloth-covered surface. Cut into 2 1/2 inch rounds or squares. Place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool 1-2 minutes remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

To glaze - melt the chocolate chips and shortening over low heat stirring occasionally. Drizzle over the cookies. Top


Baked Macaroni Pals

Ingredients
1 cup elbow macaroni (about 100 grams)
1-1/2 slightly heaped tablespoons butter, preferably unsalted
1 -1/2 tablespoons flour
1-3/4 cups milk
salt - to taste
pepper to taste
3 tablespoons grated cheese
1 capsicum
1 tomato

Methods
In the larger pan, put 2-3/4 cups water, 3/4 teaspoon salt and a few drops oil. Boil the mixture before dropping the macaroni. Time 6 minutes. Then pour the macaroni into the strainer and hold it under cold, running water for a few seconds. Keep aside. Melt the butter and add it to the sieved flour mix it so that the flour loses its raw smell. Now add milk while stirring the flour mixture. Take care so that lumps are not formed. Start heating again as soon as a smooth paste is made. Raise temperature to the boiling point. Stir from time to time till the sauce thickens. The whole process will take 3 minutes. Take the sauce off the fire. Stir in two tablespoons of the cheese. Now cut the stem off the capsicum. Scoop out the seeds and ribs with your hand. Cut three slices off it so you get pretty circular shapes. Chop the rest of the capsicum into tiny bits. Also slice the tomato into rings. Mix the capsicum with the macaroni and pour it into the oven proof dish. Pour the sauce over. Mix well. Smoothen the top. Arrange the capsicum and tomato slices on top. Sprinkle over the reserved cheese. When you are ready to eat preheat the oven to 180 degrees. This will take 10-20 minutes. Put the macaroni in and bake 20 minutes or till the top is golden brown and the macaroni is bubbling hot. Top


Recipes for Friends

Take life as a dish and friendship is the spice that adds flavour to it. Friendship Day is once again nearing us and so, here we bring you a handful of fantastic recipes to make your Friendship Day celebrations more flavorful. All these recipes are easy to make and appropriate to cook up on Friendship Day. So check out the splendid recipes given below and try them at home to give a delicious treat to your buddies. If you like these Friendship Day Recipes, click here and pass on this page to your friends and loved ones to let them make good use of these recipes too. Wish you a happy Friendship Day!

Tip: You can save this page by clicking on the top left file menu, and choosing the "Save Page As" option to get this recipe page as a ready reference at the time of cooking.

Mocha Cooler (Coffee and Ice Cream)

Ingredients (Serves 4)
250 ml: Milk
100 ml: Cream
25 ml: Strong Black Coffee
4 scoops: Chocolate Ice-Cream
4 tbsp: Drinking Chocolate

Method
1. Dissolve the chocolate in hot coffee.
2. Pour in milk. Chill. Whisk in cream.
3. Pour over ice cream in the glasses. Serve immediately. Top


Cottage Cheese Sizzler

Ingredients
500 gm: Paneer - mashed
2 slices: Bread - grated
1 tbsp: Garlic paste
1 tbsp: Ginger paste
1 cup: Onions - grated
1 cup: Mushrooms- sliced thin
1 tbsp: Cornflour mixed with 1 cup water
2 tbsp: Tomato Ketchup
1 tsp: Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbsp: Vinegar
1 tsp: Black Pepper powdered
Butter to drop on the plate as required
Oil to pan-fry
Salt to taste

Method
1. Mix the paneer, bread, garlic, ginger and 1 tsp: salt and form into 4-6 rounds. Heat a thin layer of oil and pan fry the paneer patties till brown on both sides. Keep aside.

2. Mix the cornflour solution, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and vinegar and keep aside.

3. In the same pan brown the onions, add mushrooms over high heat and stir fry 4-5 times.

4. Add the cornflour mixture, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat till a little translucent. Keep aside warm, till ready to serve.

5. Heat the sizzler plates till very hot?a drop of water thrown over should sizzle and evaporate immediately. Place 2 paneer patties over it, turning once so it is heated through. Pour some of the sauce over and place whatever accompaniments you are serving with it over the plate.

6. Drop a dab of butter directly on the plate and serve immediately. Top


Croissants

Ingredients
Oven temp: 190 C- 375 F
4 cups: Flour (maida)
2 tsp: Yeast - powdered
1 cup: Milk - luke warm
1 egg: Slightly beaten
1 cup: Butter - beaten to a soft consistency (like the dough)
1 tbsp: Sugar
1 tsp: Salt

Method
1. Mix sugar into the milk and sprinkle yeast over it. Leave in a draught free place to froth.

2. Mix flour and salt. Add the milk and egg and knead to a smooth dough.

3. Roll out the dough into 1" thickness. Spread small pieces of butter on 2/3 of dough.

4. Fold together into three layers like folding a napkin, first the part without butter. Roll out and fold again. Repeat three or four times.

5. Leave in a cold place for 1/2 hour between each rolling.

6. This is the dough with which many different kinds of Danish pastry is made. When pastry is shaped, place on baking sheet and leave in cold place to rise for 15 to 20 minutes, then brush with egg white and bake in a fast oven until golden brown.

7. For croissants, roll and cut into square pieces, spread filling of your choice and roll from one corner, diagonally towards the opposite corner.

Proceed as described in point 5. Top


Florida Conch Fritters

Ingredients
2 cups water
1 tbsp. accent
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. seasoned salt
1 tbsp. black pepper
3/4 tbsp. thyme
4-6 cups self-rising flour
3 lbs. conch meat (fresh ground)
1/2 cup ground sweet pepper
1/2 cup ground carrot
1/2 cup ground onion
dash hot pepper sauce

Method
Mix together first 6 ingredients. Add enough flour to form a thick batter, then add the remaining ingredients. Batter should be stiff enough to roll like a meatball. Roll in flour and drop into oil heated to 350 degrees. Cook until brown. Serve with tangy cocktail and tartar sauce. Serves 15 for cocktails. Top

Choco Friendship Crackers

Ingredients
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
salt to taste
To make the chocolate glaze
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp shortening

Methods
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Beat 1 cup of shortening, the brown sugar and honey in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed or mix with a spoon. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt (This is where I would add the cocoa for the chocolate cookies). Roll half of the dough at a time 1/8" thick on lighty floured cloth-covered surface. Cut into 2 1/2 inch rounds or squares. Place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool 1-2 minutes remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

To glaze - melt the chocolate chips and shortening over low heat stirring occasionally. Drizzle over the cookies. Top


Baked Macaroni Pals

Ingredients
1 cup elbow macaroni (about 100 grams)
1-1/2 slightly heaped tablespoons butter, preferably unsalted
1 -1/2 tablespoons flour
1-3/4 cups milk
salt - to taste
pepper to taste
3 tablespoons grated cheese
1 capsicum
1 tomato

Methods
In the larger pan, put 2-3/4 cups water, 3/4 teaspoon salt and a few drops oil. Boil the mixture before dropping the macaroni. Time 6 minutes. Then pour the macaroni into the strainer and hold it under cold, running water for a few seconds. Keep aside. Melt the butter and add it to the sieved flour mix it so that the flour loses its raw smell. Now add milk while stirring the flour mixture. Take care so that lumps are not formed. Start heating again as soon as a smooth paste is made. Raise temperature to the boiling point. Stir from time to time till the sauce thickens. The whole process will take 3 minutes. Take the sauce off the fire. Stir in two tablespoons of the cheese. Now cut the stem off the capsicum. Scoop out the seeds and ribs with your hand. Cut three slices off it so you get pretty circular shapes. Chop the rest of the capsicum into tiny bits. Also slice the tomato into rings. Mix the capsicum with the macaroni and pour it into the oven proof dish. Pour the sauce over. Mix well. Smoothen the top. Arrange the capsicum and tomato slices on top. Sprinkle over the reserved cheese. When you are ready to eat preheat the oven to 180 degrees. This will take 10-20 minutes. Put the macaroni in and bake 20 minutes or till the top is golden brown and the macaroni is bubbling hot. Top


Recipes for Friends

Take life as a dish and friendship is the spice that adds flavour to it. Friendship Day is once again nearing us and so, here we bring you a handful of fantastic recipes to make your Friendship Day celebrations more flavorful. All these recipes are easy to make and appropriate to cook up on Friendship Day. So check out the splendid recipes given below and try them at home to give a delicious treat to your buddies. If you like these Friendship Day Recipes, click here and pass on this page to your friends and loved ones to let them make good use of these recipes too. Wish you a happy Friendship Day!

Tip: You can save this page by clicking on the top left file menu, and choosing the "Save Page As" option to get this recipe page as a ready reference at the time of cooking.

Mocha Cooler (Coffee and Ice Cream)

Ingredients (Serves 4)
250 ml: Milk
100 ml: Cream
25 ml: Strong Black Coffee
4 scoops: Chocolate Ice-Cream
4 tbsp: Drinking Chocolate

Method
1. Dissolve the chocolate in hot coffee.
2. Pour in milk. Chill. Whisk in cream.
3. Pour over ice cream in the glasses. Serve immediately. Top


Cottage Cheese Sizzler

Ingredients
500 gm: Paneer - mashed
2 slices: Bread - grated
1 tbsp: Garlic paste
1 tbsp: Ginger paste
1 cup: Onions - grated
1 cup: Mushrooms- sliced thin
1 tbsp: Cornflour mixed with 1 cup water
2 tbsp: Tomato Ketchup
1 tsp: Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbsp: Vinegar
1 tsp: Black Pepper powdered
Butter to drop on the plate as required
Oil to pan-fry
Salt to taste

Method
1. Mix the paneer, bread, garlic, ginger and 1 tsp: salt and form into 4-6 rounds. Heat a thin layer of oil and pan fry the paneer patties till brown on both sides. Keep aside.

2. Mix the cornflour solution, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and vinegar and keep aside.

3. In the same pan brown the onions, add mushrooms over high heat and stir fry 4-5 times.

4. Add the cornflour mixture, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat till a little translucent. Keep aside warm, till ready to serve.

5. Heat the sizzler plates till very hot?a drop of water thrown over should sizzle and evaporate immediately. Place 2 paneer patties over it, turning once so it is heated through. Pour some of the sauce over and place whatever accompaniments you are serving with it over the plate.

6. Drop a dab of butter directly on the plate and serve immediately. Top


Croissants

Ingredients
Oven temp: 190 C- 375 F
4 cups: Flour (maida)
2 tsp: Yeast - powdered
1 cup: Milk - luke warm
1 egg: Slightly beaten
1 cup: Butter - beaten to a soft consistency (like the dough)
1 tbsp: Sugar
1 tsp: Salt

Method
1. Mix sugar into the milk and sprinkle yeast over it. Leave in a draught free place to froth.

2. Mix flour and salt. Add the milk and egg and knead to a smooth dough.

3. Roll out the dough into 1" thickness. Spread small pieces of butter on 2/3 of dough.

4. Fold together into three layers like folding a napkin, first the part without butter. Roll out and fold again. Repeat three or four times.

5. Leave in a cold place for 1/2 hour between each rolling.

6. This is the dough with which many different kinds of Danish pastry is made. When pastry is shaped, place on baking sheet and leave in cold place to rise for 15 to 20 minutes, then brush with egg white and bake in a fast oven until golden brown.

7. For croissants, roll and cut into square pieces, spread filling of your choice and roll from one corner, diagonally towards the opposite corner.

Proceed as described in point 5. Top


Florida Conch Fritters

Ingredients
2 cups water
1 tbsp. accent
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. seasoned salt
1 tbsp. black pepper
3/4 tbsp. thyme
4-6 cups self-rising flour
3 lbs. conch meat (fresh ground)
1/2 cup ground sweet pepper
1/2 cup ground carrot
1/2 cup ground onion
dash hot pepper sauce

Method
Mix together first 6 ingredients. Add enough flour to form a thick batter, then add the remaining ingredients. Batter should be stiff enough to roll like a meatball. Roll in flour and drop into oil heated to 350 degrees. Cook until brown. Serve with tangy cocktail and tartar sauce. Serves 15 for cocktails. Top

Choco Friendship Crackers

Ingredients
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
salt to taste
To make the chocolate glaze
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp shortening

Methods
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Beat 1 cup of shortening, the brown sugar and honey in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed or mix with a spoon. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt (This is where I would add the cocoa for the chocolate cookies). Roll half of the dough at a time 1/8" thick on lighty floured cloth-covered surface. Cut into 2 1/2 inch rounds or squares. Place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool 1-2 minutes remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

To glaze - melt the chocolate chips and shortening over low heat stirring occasionally. Drizzle over the cookies. Top


Baked Macaroni Pals

Ingredients
1 cup elbow macaroni (about 100 grams)
1-1/2 slightly heaped tablespoons butter, preferably unsalted
1 -1/2 tablespoons flour
1-3/4 cups milk
salt - to taste
pepper to taste
3 tablespoons grated cheese
1 capsicum
1 tomato

Methods
In the larger pan, put 2-3/4 cups water, 3/4 teaspoon salt and a few drops oil. Boil the mixture before dropping the macaroni. Time 6 minutes. Then pour the macaroni into the strainer and hold it under cold, running water for a few seconds. Keep aside. Melt the butter and add it to the sieved flour mix it so that the flour loses its raw smell. Now add milk while stirring the flour mixture. Take care so that lumps are not formed. Start heating again as soon as a smooth paste is made. Raise temperature to the boiling point. Stir from time to time till the sauce thickens. The whole process will take 3 minutes. Take the sauce off the fire. Stir in two tablespoons of the cheese. Now cut the stem off the capsicum. Scoop out the seeds and ribs with your hand. Cut three slices off it so you get pretty circular shapes. Chop the rest of the capsicum into tiny bits. Also slice the tomato into rings. Mix the capsicum with the macaroni and pour it into the oven proof dish. Pour the sauce over. Mix well. Smoothen the top. Arrange the capsicum and tomato slices on top. Sprinkle over the reserved cheese. When you are ready to eat preheat the oven to 180 degrees. This will take 10-20 minutes. Put the macaroni in and bake 20 minutes or till the top is golden brown and the macaroni is bubbling hot. Top


Recipes for Friends

Take life as a dish and friendship is the spice that adds flavour to it. Friendship Day is once again nearing us and so, here we bring you a handful of fantastic recipes to make your Friendship Day celebrations more flavorful. All these recipes are easy to make and appropriate to cook up on Friendship Day. So check out the splendid recipes given below and try them at home to give a delicious treat to your buddies. If you like these Friendship Day Recipes, click here and pass on this page to your friends and loved ones to let them make good use of these recipes too. Wish you a happy Friendship Day!

Tip: You can save this page by clicking on the top left file menu, and choosing the "Save Page As" option to get this recipe page as a ready reference at the time of cooking.

Mocha Cooler (Coffee and Ice Cream)

Ingredients (Serves 4)
250 ml: Milk
100 ml: Cream
25 ml: Strong Black Coffee
4 scoops: Chocolate Ice-Cream
4 tbsp: Drinking Chocolate

Method
1. Dissolve the chocolate in hot coffee.
2. Pour in milk. Chill. Whisk in cream.
3. Pour over ice cream in the glasses. Serve immediately. Top


Cottage Cheese Sizzler

Ingredients
500 gm: Paneer - mashed
2 slices: Bread - grated
1 tbsp: Garlic paste
1 tbsp: Ginger paste
1 cup: Onions - grated
1 cup: Mushrooms- sliced thin
1 tbsp: Cornflour mixed with 1 cup water
2 tbsp: Tomato Ketchup
1 tsp: Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbsp: Vinegar
1 tsp: Black Pepper powdered
Butter to drop on the plate as required
Oil to pan-fry
Salt to taste

Method
1. Mix the paneer, bread, garlic, ginger and 1 tsp: salt and form into 4-6 rounds. Heat a thin layer of oil and pan fry the paneer patties till brown on both sides. Keep aside.

2. Mix the cornflour solution, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and vinegar and keep aside.

3. In the same pan brown the onions, add mushrooms over high heat and stir fry 4-5 times.

4. Add the cornflour mixture, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat till a little translucent. Keep aside warm, till ready to serve.

5. Heat the sizzler plates till very hot?a drop of water thrown over should sizzle and evaporate immediately. Place 2 paneer patties over it, turning once so it is heated through. Pour some of the sauce over and place whatever accompaniments you are serving with it over the plate.

6. Drop a dab of butter directly on the plate and serve immediately. Top


Croissants

Ingredients
Oven temp: 190 C- 375 F
4 cups: Flour (maida)
2 tsp: Yeast - powdered
1 cup: Milk - luke warm
1 egg: Slightly beaten
1 cup: Butter - beaten to a soft consistency (like the dough)
1 tbsp: Sugar
1 tsp: Salt

Method
1. Mix sugar into the milk and sprinkle yeast over it. Leave in a draught free place to froth.

2. Mix flour and salt. Add the milk and egg and knead to a smooth dough.

3. Roll out the dough into 1" thickness. Spread small pieces of butter on 2/3 of dough.

4. Fold together into three layers like folding a napkin, first the part without butter. Roll out and fold again. Repeat three or four times.

5. Leave in a cold place for 1/2 hour between each rolling.

6. This is the dough with which many different kinds of Danish pastry is made. When pastry is shaped, place on baking sheet and leave in cold place to rise for 15 to 20 minutes, then brush with egg white and bake in a fast oven until golden brown.

7. For croissants, roll and cut into square pieces, spread filling of your choice and roll from one corner, diagonally towards the opposite corner.

Proceed as described in point 5. Top


Florida Conch Fritters

Ingredients
2 cups water
1 tbsp. accent
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. seasoned salt
1 tbsp. black pepper
3/4 tbsp. thyme
4-6 cups self-rising flour
3 lbs. conch meat (fresh ground)
1/2 cup ground sweet pepper
1/2 cup ground carrot
1/2 cup ground onion
dash hot pepper sauce

Method
Mix together first 6 ingredients. Add enough flour to form a thick batter, then add the remaining ingredients. Batter should be stiff enough to roll like a meatball. Roll in flour and drop into oil heated to 350 degrees. Cook until brown. Serve with tangy cocktail and tartar sauce. Serves 15 for cocktails. Top

Choco Friendship Crackers

Ingredients
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
salt to taste
To make the chocolate glaze
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp shortening

Methods
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Beat 1 cup of shortening, the brown sugar and honey in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed or mix with a spoon. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt (This is where I would add the cocoa for the chocolate cookies). Roll half of the dough at a time 1/8" thick on lighty floured cloth-covered surface. Cut into 2 1/2 inch rounds or squares. Place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool 1-2 minutes remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

To glaze - melt the chocolate chips and shortening over low heat stirring occasionally. Drizzle over the cookies. Top


Baked Macaroni Pals

Ingredients
1 cup elbow macaroni (about 100 grams)
1-1/2 slightly heaped tablespoons butter, preferably unsalted
1 -1/2 tablespoons flour
1-3/4 cups milk
salt - to taste
pepper to taste
3 tablespoons grated cheese
1 capsicum
1 tomato

Methods
In the larger pan, put 2-3/4 cups water, 3/4 teaspoon salt and a few drops oil. Boil the mixture before dropping the macaroni. Time 6 minutes. Then pour the macaroni into the strainer and hold it under cold, running water for a few seconds. Keep aside. Melt the butter and add it to the sieved flour mix it so that the flour loses its raw smell. Now add milk while stirring the flour mixture. Take care so that lumps are not formed. Start heating again as soon as a smooth paste is made. Raise temperature to the boiling point. Stir from time to time till the sauce thickens. The whole process will take 3 minutes. Take the sauce off the fire. Stir in two tablespoons of the cheese. Now cut the stem off the capsicum. Scoop out the seeds and ribs with your hand. Cut three slices off it so you get pretty circular shapes. Chop the rest of the capsicum into tiny bits. Also slice the tomato into rings. Mix the capsicum with the macaroni and pour it into the oven proof dish. Pour the sauce over. Mix well. Smoothen the top. Arrange the capsicum and tomato slices on top. Sprinkle over the reserved cheese. When you are ready to eat preheat the oven to 180 degrees. This will take 10-20 minutes. Put the macaroni in and bake 20 minutes or till the top is golden brown and the macaroni is bubbling hot. Top


Recipes for Friends

Take life as a dish and friendship is the spice that adds flavour to it. Friendship Day is once again nearing us and so, here we bring you a handful of fantastic recipes to make your Friendship Day celebrations more flavorful. All these recipes are easy to make and appropriate to cook up on Friendship Day. So check out the splendid recipes given below and try them at home to give a delicious treat to your buddies. If you like these Friendship Day Recipes, click here and pass on this page to your friends and loved ones to let them make good use of these recipes too. Wish you a happy Friendship Day!

Tip: You can save this page by clicking on the top left file menu, and choosing the "Save Page As" option to get this recipe page as a ready reference at the time of cooking.

Mocha Cooler (Coffee and Ice Cream)

Ingredients (Serves 4)
250 ml: Milk
100 ml: Cream
25 ml: Strong Black Coffee
4 scoops: Chocolate Ice-Cream
4 tbsp: Drinking Chocolate

Method
1. Dissolve the chocolate in hot coffee.
2. Pour in milk. Chill. Whisk in cream.
3. Pour over ice cream in the glasses. Serve immediately. Top


Cottage Cheese Sizzler

Ingredients
500 gm: Paneer - mashed
2 slices: Bread - grated
1 tbsp: Garlic paste
1 tbsp: Ginger paste
1 cup: Onions - grated
1 cup: Mushrooms- sliced thin
1 tbsp: Cornflour mixed with 1 cup water
2 tbsp: Tomato Ketchup
1 tsp: Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbsp: Vinegar
1 tsp: Black Pepper powdered
Butter to drop on the plate as required
Oil to pan-fry
Salt to taste

Method
1. Mix the paneer, bread, garlic, ginger and 1 tsp: salt and form into 4-6 rounds. Heat a thin layer of oil and pan fry the paneer patties till brown on both sides. Keep aside.

2. Mix the cornflour solution, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and vinegar and keep aside.

3. In the same pan brown the onions, add mushrooms over high heat and stir fry 4-5 times.

4. Add the cornflour mixture, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat till a little translucent. Keep aside warm, till ready to serve.

5. Heat the sizzler plates till very hot?a drop of water thrown over should sizzle and evaporate immediately. Place 2 paneer patties over it, turning once so it is heated through. Pour some of the sauce over and place whatever accompaniments you are serving with it over the plate.

6. Drop a dab of butter directly on the plate and serve immediately. Top


Croissants

Ingredients
Oven temp: 190 C- 375 F
4 cups: Flour (maida)
2 tsp: Yeast - powdered
1 cup: Milk - luke warm
1 egg: Slightly beaten
1 cup: Butter - beaten to a soft consistency (like the dough)
1 tbsp: Sugar
1 tsp: Salt

Method
1. Mix sugar into the milk and sprinkle yeast over it. Leave in a draught free place to froth.

2. Mix flour and salt. Add the milk and egg and knead to a smooth dough.

3. Roll out the dough into 1" thickness. Spread small pieces of butter on 2/3 of dough.

4. Fold together into three layers like folding a napkin, first the part without butter. Roll out and fold again. Repeat three or four times.

5. Leave in a cold place for 1/2 hour between each rolling.

6. This is the dough with which many different kinds of Danish pastry is made. When pastry is shaped, place on baking sheet and leave in cold place to rise for 15 to 20 minutes, then brush with egg white and bake in a fast oven until golden brown.

7. For croissants, roll and cut into square pieces, spread filling of your choice and roll from one corner, diagonally towards the opposite corner.

Proceed as described in point 5. Top


Florida Conch Fritters

Ingredients
2 cups water
1 tbsp. accent
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. seasoned salt
1 tbsp. black pepper
3/4 tbsp. thyme
4-6 cups self-rising flour
3 lbs. conch meat (fresh ground)
1/2 cup ground sweet pepper
1/2 cup ground carrot
1/2 cup ground onion
dash hot pepper sauce

Method
Mix together first 6 ingredients. Add enough flour to form a thick batter, then add the remaining ingredients. Batter should be stiff enough to roll like a meatball. Roll in flour and drop into oil heated to 350 degrees. Cook until brown. Serve with tangy cocktail and tartar sauce. Serves 15 for cocktails. Top

Choco Friendship Crackers

Ingredients
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
salt to taste
To make the chocolate glaze
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp shortening

Methods
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Beat 1 cup of shortening, the brown sugar and honey in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed or mix with a spoon. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt (This is where I would add the cocoa for the chocolate cookies). Roll half of the dough at a time 1/8" thick on lighty floured cloth-covered surface. Cut into 2 1/2 inch rounds or squares. Place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool 1-2 minutes remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

To glaze - melt the chocolate chips and shortening over low heat stirring occasionally. Drizzle over the cookies. Top


Baked Macaroni Pals

Ingredients
1 cup elbow macaroni (about 100 grams)
1-1/2 slightly heaped tablespoons butter, preferably unsalted
1 -1/2 tablespoons flour
1-3/4 cups milk
salt - to taste
pepper to taste
3 tablespoons grated cheese
1 capsicum
1 tomato

Methods
In the larger pan, put 2-3/4 cups water, 3/4 teaspoon salt and a few drops oil. Boil the mixture before dropping the macaroni. Time 6 minutes. Then pour the macaroni into the strainer and hold it under cold, running water for a few seconds. Keep aside. Melt the butter and add it to the sieved flour mix it so that the flour loses its raw smell. Now add milk while stirring the flour mixture. Take care so that lumps are not formed. Start heating again as soon as a smooth paste is made. Raise temperature to the boiling point. Stir from time to time till the sauce thickens. The whole process will take 3 minutes. Take the sauce off the fire. Stir in two tablespoons of the cheese. Now cut the stem off the capsicum. Scoop out the seeds and ribs with your hand. Cut three slices off it so you get pretty circular shapes. Chop the rest of the capsicum into tiny bits. Also slice the tomato into rings. Mix the capsicum with the macaroni and pour it into the oven proof dish. Pour the sauce over. Mix well. Smoothen the top. Arrange the capsicum and tomato slices on top. Sprinkle over the reserved cheese. When you are ready to eat preheat the oven to 180 degrees. This will take 10-20 minutes. Put the macaroni in and bake 20 minutes or till the top is golden brown and the macaroni is bubbling hot. Top


Recipes for Friends

Take life as a dish and friendship is the spice that adds flavour to it. Friendship Day is once again nearing us and so, here we bring you a handful of fantastic recipes to make your Friendship Day celebrations more flavorful. All these recipes are easy to make and appropriate to cook up on Friendship Day. So check out the splendid recipes given below and try them at home to give a delicious treat to your buddies. If you like these Friendship Day Recipes, click here and pass on this page to your friends and loved ones to let them make good use of these recipes too. Wish you a happy Friendship Day!

Tip: You can save this page by clicking on the top left file menu, and choosing the "Save Page As" option to get this recipe page as a ready reference at the time of cooking.

Mocha Cooler (Coffee and Ice Cream)

Ingredients (Serves 4)
250 ml: Milk
100 ml: Cream
25 ml: Strong Black Coffee
4 scoops: Chocolate Ice-Cream
4 tbsp: Drinking Chocolate

Method
1. Dissolve the chocolate in hot coffee.
2. Pour in milk. Chill. Whisk in cream.
3. Pour over ice cream in the glasses. Serve immediately. Top


Cottage Cheese Sizzler

Ingredients
500 gm: Paneer - mashed
2 slices: Bread - grated
1 tbsp: Garlic paste
1 tbsp: Ginger paste
1 cup: Onions - grated
1 cup: Mushrooms- sliced thin
1 tbsp: Cornflour mixed with 1 cup water
2 tbsp: Tomato Ketchup
1 tsp: Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbsp: Vinegar
1 tsp: Black Pepper powdered
Butter to drop on the plate as required
Oil to pan-fry
Salt to taste

Method
1. Mix the paneer, bread, garlic, ginger and 1 tsp: salt and form into 4-6 rounds. Heat a thin layer of oil and pan fry the paneer patties till brown on both sides. Keep aside.

2. Mix the cornflour solution, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and vinegar and keep aside.

3. In the same pan brown the onions, add mushrooms over high heat and stir fry 4-5 times.

4. Add the cornflour mixture, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat till a little translucent. Keep aside warm, till ready to serve.

5. Heat the sizzler plates till very hot?a drop of water thrown over should sizzle and evaporate immediately. Place 2 paneer patties over it, turning once so it is heated through. Pour some of the sauce over and place whatever accompaniments you are serving with it over the plate.

6. Drop a dab of butter directly on the plate and serve immediately. Top


Croissants

Ingredients
Oven temp: 190 C- 375 F
4 cups: Flour (maida)
2 tsp: Yeast - powdered
1 cup: Milk - luke warm
1 egg: Slightly beaten
1 cup: Butter - beaten to a soft consistency (like the dough)
1 tbsp: Sugar
1 tsp: Salt

Method
1. Mix sugar into the milk and sprinkle yeast over it. Leave in a draught free place to froth.

2. Mix flour and salt. Add the milk and egg and knead to a smooth dough.

3. Roll out the dough into 1" thickness. Spread small pieces of butter on 2/3 of dough.

4. Fold together into three layers like folding a napkin, first the part without butter. Roll out and fold again. Repeat three or four times.

5. Leave in a cold place for 1/2 hour between each rolling.

6. This is the dough with which many different kinds of Danish pastry is made. When pastry is shaped, place on baking sheet and leave in cold place to rise for 15 to 20 minutes, then brush with egg white and bake in a fast oven until golden brown.

7. For croissants, roll and cut into square pieces, spread filling of your choice and roll from one corner, diagonally towards the opposite corner.

Proceed as described in point 5. Top


Florida Conch Fritters

Ingredients
2 cups water
1 tbsp. accent
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. seasoned salt
1 tbsp. black pepper
3/4 tbsp. thyme
4-6 cups self-rising flour
3 lbs. conch meat (fresh ground)
1/2 cup ground sweet pepper
1/2 cup ground carrot
1/2 cup ground onion
dash hot pepper sauce

Method
Mix together first 6 ingredients. Add enough flour to form a thick batter, then add the remaining ingredients. Batter should be stiff enough to roll like a meatball. Roll in flour and drop into oil heated to 350 degrees. Cook until brown. Serve with tangy cocktail and tartar sauce. Serves 15 for cocktails. Top

Choco Friendship Crackers

Ingredients
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
salt to taste
To make the chocolate glaze
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp shortening

Methods
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Beat 1 cup of shortening, the brown sugar and honey in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed or mix with a spoon. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt (This is where I would add the cocoa for the chocolate cookies). Roll half of the dough at a time 1/8" thick on lighty floured cloth-covered surface. Cut into 2 1/2 inch rounds or squares. Place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool 1-2 minutes remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

To glaze - melt the chocolate chips and shortening over low heat stirring occasionally. Drizzle over the cookies. Top


Baked Macaroni Pals

Ingredients
1 cup elbow macaroni (about 100 grams)
1-1/2 slightly heaped tablespoons butter, preferably unsalted
1 -1/2 tablespoons flour
1-3/4 cups milk
salt - to taste
pepper to taste
3 tablespoons grated cheese
1 capsicum
1 tomato

Methods
In the larger pan, put 2-3/4 cups water, 3/4 teaspoon salt and a few drops oil. Boil the mixture before dropping the macaroni. Time 6 minutes. Then pour the macaroni into the strainer and hold it under cold, running water for a few seconds. Keep aside. Melt the butter and add it to the sieved flour mix it so that the flour loses its raw smell. Now add milk while stirring the flour mixture. Take care so that lumps are not formed. Start heating again as soon as a smooth paste is made. Raise temperature to the boiling point. Stir from time to time till the sauce thickens. The whole process will take 3 minutes. Take the sauce off the fire. Stir in two tablespoons of the cheese. Now cut the stem off the capsicum. Scoop out the seeds and ribs with your hand. Cut three slices off it so you get pretty circular shapes. Chop the rest of the capsicum into tiny bits. Also slice the tomato into rings. Mix the capsicum with the macaroni and pour it into the oven proof dish. Pour the sauce over. Mix well. Smoothen the top. Arrange the capsicum and tomato slices on top. Sprinkle over the reserved cheese. When you are ready to eat preheat the oven to 180 degrees. This will take 10-20 minutes. Put the macaroni in and bake 20 minutes or till the top is golden brown and the macaroni is bubbling hot. Top


Recipes for Friends

Take life as a dish and friendship is the spice that adds flavour to it. Friendship Day is once again nearing us and so, here we bring you a handful of fantastic recipes to make your Friendship Day celebrations more flavorful. All these recipes are easy to make and appropriate to cook up on Friendship Day. So check out the splendid recipes given below and try them at home to give a delicious treat to your buddies. If you like these Friendship Day Recipes, click here and pass on this page to your friends and loved ones to let them make good use of these recipes too. Wish you a happy Friendship Day!

Tip: You can save this page by clicking on the top left file menu, and choosing the "Save Page As" option to get this recipe page as a ready reference at the time of cooking.

Mocha Cooler (Coffee and Ice Cream)

Ingredients (Serves 4)
250 ml: Milk
100 ml: Cream
25 ml: Strong Black Coffee
4 scoops: Chocolate Ice-Cream
4 tbsp: Drinking Chocolate

Method
1. Dissolve the chocolate in hot coffee.
2. Pour in milk. Chill. Whisk in cream.
3. Pour over ice cream in the glasses. Serve immediately. Top


Cottage Cheese Sizzler

Ingredients
500 gm: Paneer - mashed
2 slices: Bread - grated
1 tbsp: Garlic paste
1 tbsp: Ginger paste
1 cup: Onions - grated
1 cup: Mushrooms- sliced thin
1 tbsp: Cornflour mixed with 1 cup water
2 tbsp: Tomato Ketchup
1 tsp: Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbsp: Vinegar
1 tsp: Black Pepper powdered
Butter to drop on the plate as required
Oil to pan-fry
Salt to taste

Method
1. Mix the paneer, bread, garlic, ginger and 1 tsp: salt and form into 4-6 rounds. Heat a thin layer of oil and pan fry the paneer patties till brown on both sides. Keep aside.

2. Mix the cornflour solution, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and vinegar and keep aside.

3. In the same pan brown the onions, add mushrooms over high heat and stir fry 4-5 times.

4. Add the cornflour mixture, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat till a little translucent. Keep aside warm, till ready to serve.

5. Heat the sizzler plates till very hot?a drop of water thrown over should sizzle and evaporate immediately. Place 2 paneer patties over it, turning once so it is heated through. Pour some of the sauce over and place whatever accompaniments you are serving with it over the plate.

6. Drop a dab of butter directly on the plate and serve immediately. Top


Croissants

Ingredients
Oven temp: 190 C- 375 F
4 cups: Flour (maida)
2 tsp: Yeast - powdered
1 cup: Milk - luke warm
1 egg: Slightly beaten
1 cup: Butter - beaten to a soft consistency (like the dough)
1 tbsp: Sugar
1 tsp: Salt

Method
1. Mix sugar into the milk and sprinkle yeast over it. Leave in a draught free place to froth.

2. Mix flour and salt. Add the milk and egg and knead to a smooth dough.

3. Roll out the dough into 1" thickness. Spread small pieces of butter on 2/3 of dough.

4. Fold together into three layers like folding a napkin, first the part without butter. Roll out and fold again. Repeat three or four times.

5. Leave in a cold place for 1/2 hour between each rolling.

6. This is the dough with which many different kinds of Danish pastry is made. When pastry is shaped, place on baking sheet and leave in cold place to rise for 15 to 20 minutes, then brush with egg white and bake in a fast oven until golden brown.

7. For croissants, roll and cut into square pieces, spread filling of your choice and roll from one corner, diagonally towards the opposite corner.

Proceed as described in point 5. Top


Florida Conch Fritters

Ingredients
2 cups water
1 tbsp. accent
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. seasoned salt
1 tbsp. black pepper
3/4 tbsp. thyme
4-6 cups self-rising flour
3 lbs. conch meat (fresh ground)
1/2 cup ground sweet pepper
1/2 cup ground carrot
1/2 cup ground onion
dash hot pepper sauce

Method
Mix together first 6 ingredients. Add enough flour to form a thick batter, then add the remaining ingredients. Batter should be stiff enough to roll like a meatball. Roll in flour and drop into oil heated to 350 degrees. Cook until brown. Serve with tangy cocktail and tartar sauce. Serves 15 for cocktails. Top

Choco Friendship Crackers

Ingredients
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
salt to taste
To make the chocolate glaze
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp shortening

Methods
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Beat 1 cup of shortening, the brown sugar and honey in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed or mix with a spoon. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt (This is where I would add the cocoa for the chocolate cookies). Roll half of the dough at a time 1/8" thick on lighty floured cloth-covered surface. Cut into 2 1/2 inch rounds or squares. Place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool 1-2 minutes remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

To glaze - melt the chocolate chips and shortening over low heat stirring occasionally. Drizzle over the cookies. Top


Baked Macaroni Pals

Ingredients
1 cup elbow macaroni (about 100 grams)
1-1/2 slightly heaped tablespoons butter, preferably unsalted
1 -1/2 tablespoons flour
1-3/4 cups milk
salt - to taste
pepper to taste
3 tablespoons grated cheese
1 capsicum
1 tomato

Methods
In the larger pan, put 2-3/4 cups water, 3/4 teaspoon salt and a few drops oil. Boil the mixture before dropping the macaroni. Time 6 minutes. Then pour the macaroni into the strainer and hold it under cold, running water for a few seconds. Keep aside. Melt the butter and add it to the sieved flour mix it so that the flour loses its raw smell. Now add milk while stirring the flour mixture. Take care so that lumps are not formed. Start heating again as soon as a smooth paste is made. Raise temperature to the boiling point. Stir from time to time till the sauce thickens. The whole process will take 3 minutes. Take the sauce off the fire. Stir in two tablespoons of the cheese. Now cut the stem off the capsicum. Scoop out the seeds and ribs with your hand. Cut three slices off it so you get pretty circular shapes. Chop the rest of the capsicum into tiny bits. Also slice the tomato into rings. Mix the capsicum with the macaroni and pour it into the oven proof dish. Pour the sauce over. Mix well. Smoothen the top. Arrange the capsicum and tomato slices on top. Sprinkle over the reserved cheese. When you are ready to eat preheat the oven to 180 degrees. This will take 10-20 minutes. Put the macaroni in and bake 20 minutes or till the top is golden brown and the macaroni is bubbling hot. Top


Recipes for Friends

Take life as a dish and friendship is the spice that adds flavour to it. Friendship Day is once again nearing us and so, here we bring you a handful of fantastic recipes to make your Friendship Day celebrations more flavorful. All these recipes are easy to make and appropriate to cook up on Friendship Day. So check out the splendid recipes given below and try them at home to give a delicious treat to your buddies. If you like these Friendship Day Recipes, click here and pass on this page to your friends and loved ones to let them make good use of these recipes too. Wish you a happy Friendship Day!

Tip: You can save this page by clicking on the top left file menu, and choosing the "Save Page As" option to get this recipe page as a ready reference at the time of cooking.

Mocha Cooler (Coffee and Ice Cream)

Ingredients (Serves 4)
250 ml: Milk
100 ml: Cream
25 ml: Strong Black Coffee
4 scoops: Chocolate Ice-Cream
4 tbsp: Drinking Chocolate

Method
1. Dissolve the chocolate in hot coffee.
2. Pour in milk. Chill. Whisk in cream.
3. Pour over ice cream in the glasses. Serve immediately. Top


Cottage Cheese Sizzler

Ingredients
500 gm: Paneer - mashed
2 slices: Bread - grated
1 tbsp: Garlic paste
1 tbsp: Ginger paste
1 cup: Onions - grated
1 cup: Mushrooms- sliced thin
1 tbsp: Cornflour mixed with 1 cup water
2 tbsp: Tomato Ketchup
1 tsp: Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbsp: Vinegar
1 tsp: Black Pepper powdered
Butter to drop on the plate as required
Oil to pan-fry
Salt to taste

Method
1. Mix the paneer, bread, garlic, ginger and 1 tsp: salt and form into 4-6 rounds. Heat a thin layer of oil and pan fry the paneer patties till brown on both sides. Keep aside.

2. Mix the cornflour solution, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and vinegar and keep aside.

3. In the same pan brown the onions, add mushrooms over high heat and stir fry 4-5 times.

4. Add the cornflour mixture, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat till a little translucent. Keep aside warm, till ready to serve.

5. Heat the sizzler plates till very hot?a drop of water thrown over should sizzle and evaporate immediately. Place 2 paneer patties over it, turning once so it is heated through. Pour some of the sauce over and place whatever accompaniments you are serving with it over the plate.

6. Drop a dab of butter directly on the plate and serve immediately. Top


Croissants

Ingredients
Oven temp: 190 C- 375 F
4 cups: Flour (maida)
2 tsp: Yeast - powdered
1 cup: Milk - luke warm
1 egg: Slightly beaten
1 cup: Butter - beaten to a soft consistency (like the dough)
1 tbsp: Sugar
1 tsp: Salt

Method
1. Mix sugar into the milk and sprinkle yeast over it. Leave in a draught free place to froth.

2. Mix flour and salt. Add the milk and egg and knead to a smooth dough.

3. Roll out the dough into 1" thickness. Spread small pieces of butter on 2/3 of dough.

4. Fold together into three layers like folding a napkin, first the part without butter. Roll out and fold again. Repeat three or four times.

5. Leave in a cold place for 1/2 hour between each rolling.

6. This is the dough with which many different kinds of Danish pastry is made. When pastry is shaped, place on baking sheet and leave in cold place to rise for 15 to 20 minutes, then brush with egg white and bake in a fast oven until golden brown.

7. For croissants, roll and cut into square pieces, spread filling of your choice and roll from one corner, diagonally towards the opposite corner.

Proceed as described in point 5. Top


Florida Conch Fritters

Ingredients
2 cups water
1 tbsp. accent
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. seasoned salt
1 tbsp. black pepper
3/4 tbsp. thyme
4-6 cups self-rising flour
3 lbs. conch meat (fresh ground)
1/2 cup ground sweet pepper
1/2 cup ground carrot
1/2 cup ground onion
dash hot pepper sauce

Method
Mix together first 6 ingredients. Add enough flour to form a thick batter, then add the remaining ingredients. Batter should be stiff enough to roll like a meatball. Roll in flour and drop into oil heated to 350 degrees. Cook until brown. Serve with tangy cocktail and tartar sauce. Serves 15 for cocktails. Top

Choco Friendship Crackers

Ingredients
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
salt to taste
To make the chocolate glaze
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp shortening

Methods
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Beat 1 cup of shortening, the brown sugar and honey in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed or mix with a spoon. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt (This is where I would add the cocoa for the chocolate cookies). Roll half of the dough at a time 1/8" thick on lighty floured cloth-covered surface. Cut into 2 1/2 inch rounds or squares. Place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool 1-2 minutes remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

To glaze - melt the chocolate chips and shortening over low heat stirring occasionally. Drizzle over the cookies. Top


Baked Macaroni Pals

Ingredients
1 cup elbow macaroni (about 100 grams)
1-1/2 slightly heaped tablespoons butter, preferably unsalted
1 -1/2 tablespoons flour
1-3/4 cups milk
salt - to taste
pepper to taste
3 tablespoons grated cheese
1 capsicum
1 tomato

Methods
In the larger pan, put 2-3/4 cups water, 3/4 teaspoon salt and a few drops oil. Boil the mixture before dropping the macaroni. Time 6 minutes. Then pour the macaroni into the strainer and hold it under cold, running water for a few seconds. Keep aside. Melt the butter and add it to the sieved flour mix it so that the flour loses its raw smell. Now add milk while stirring the flour mixture. Take care so that lumps are not formed. Start heating again as soon as a smooth paste is made. Raise temperature to the boiling point. Stir from time to time till the sauce thickens. The whole process will take 3 minutes. Take the sauce off the fire. Stir in two tablespoons of the cheese. Now cut the stem off the capsicum. Scoop out the seeds and ribs with your hand. Cut three slices off it so you get pretty circular shapes. Chop the rest of the capsicum into tiny bits. Also slice the tomato into rings. Mix the capsicum with the macaroni and pour it into the oven proof dish. Pour the sauce over. Mix well. Smoothen the top. Arrange the capsicum and tomato slices on top. Sprinkle over the reserved cheese. When you are ready to eat preheat the oven to 180 degrees. This will take 10-20 minutes. Put the macaroni in and bake 20 minutes or till the top is golden brown and the macaroni is bubbling hot. Top


Recipes for Friends

Take life as a dish and friendship is the spice that adds flavour to it. Friendship Day is once again nearing us and so, here we bring you a handful of fantastic recipes to make your Friendship Day celebrations more flavorful. All these recipes are easy to make and appropriate to cook up on Friendship Day. So check out the splendid recipes given below and try them at home to give a delicious treat to your buddies. If you like these Friendship Day Recipes, click here and pass on this page to your friends and loved ones to let them make good use of these recipes too. Wish you a happy Friendship Day!

Tip: You can save this page by clicking on the top left file menu, and choosing the "Save Page As" option to get this recipe page as a ready reference at the time of cooking.

Mocha Cooler (Coffee and Ice Cream)

Ingredients (Serves 4)
250 ml: Milk
100 ml: Cream
25 ml: Strong Black Coffee
4 scoops: Chocolate Ice-Cream
4 tbsp: Drinking Chocolate

Method
1. Dissolve the chocolate in hot coffee.
2. Pour in milk. Chill. Whisk in cream.
3. Pour over ice cream in the glasses. Serve immediately. Top


Cottage Cheese Sizzler

Ingredients
500 gm: Paneer - mashed
2 slices: Bread - grated
1 tbsp: Garlic paste
1 tbsp: Ginger paste
1 cup: Onions - grated
1 cup: Mushrooms- sliced thin
1 tbsp: Cornflour mixed with 1 cup water
2 tbsp: Tomato Ketchup
1 tsp: Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbsp: Vinegar
1 tsp: Black Pepper powdered
Butter to drop on the plate as required
Oil to pan-fry
Salt to taste

Method
1. Mix the paneer, bread, garlic, ginger and 1 tsp: salt and form into 4-6 rounds. Heat a thin layer of oil and pan fry the paneer patties till brown on both sides. Keep aside.

2. Mix the cornflour solution, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and vinegar and keep aside.

3. In the same pan brown the onions, add mushrooms over high heat and stir fry 4-5 times.

4. Add the cornflour mixture, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat till a little translucent. Keep aside warm, till ready to serve.

5. Heat the sizzler plates till very hot?a drop of water thrown over should sizzle and evaporate immediately. Place 2 paneer patties over it, turning once so it is heated through. Pour some of the sauce over and place whatever accompaniments you are serving with it over the plate.

6. Drop a dab of butter directly on the plate and serve immediately. Top


Croissants

Ingredients
Oven temp: 190 C- 375 F
4 cups: Flour (maida)
2 tsp: Yeast - powdered
1 cup: Milk - luke warm
1 egg: Slightly beaten
1 cup: Butter - beaten to a soft consistency (like the dough)
1 tbsp: Sugar
1 tsp: Salt

Method
1. Mix sugar into the milk and sprinkle yeast over it. Leave in a draught free place to froth.

2. Mix flour and salt. Add the milk and egg and knead to a smooth dough.

3. Roll out the dough into 1" thickness. Spread small pieces of butter on 2/3 of dough.

4. Fold together into three layers like folding a napkin, first the part without butter. Roll out and fold again. Repeat three or four times.

5. Leave in a cold place for 1/2 hour between each rolling.

6. This is the dough with which many different kinds of Danish pastry is made. When pastry is shaped, place on baking sheet and leave in cold place to rise for 15 to 20 minutes, then brush with egg white and bake in a fast oven until golden brown.

7. For croissants, roll and cut into square pieces, spread filling of your choice and roll from one corner, diagonally towards the opposite corner.

Proceed as described in point 5. Top


Florida Conch Fritters

Ingredients
2 cups water
1 tbsp. accent
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. seasoned salt
1 tbsp. black pepper
3/4 tbsp. thyme
4-6 cups self-rising flour
3 lbs. conch meat (fresh ground)
1/2 cup ground sweet pepper
1/2 cup ground carrot
1/2 cup ground onion
dash hot pepper sauce

Method
Mix together first 6 ingredients. Add enough flour to form a thick batter, then add the remaining ingredients. Batter should be stiff enough to roll like a meatball. Roll in flour and drop into oil heated to 350 degrees. Cook until brown. Serve with tangy cocktail and tartar sauce. Serves 15 for cocktails. Top

Choco Friendship Crackers

Ingredients
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
salt to taste
To make the chocolate glaze
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp shortening

Methods
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Beat 1 cup of shortening, the brown sugar and honey in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed or mix with a spoon. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt (This is where I would add the cocoa for the chocolate cookies). Roll half of the dough at a time 1/8" thick on lighty floured cloth-covered surface. Cut into 2 1/2 inch rounds or squares. Place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool 1-2 minutes remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

To glaze - melt the chocolate chips and shortening over low heat stirring occasionally. Drizzle over the cookies. Top


Baked Macaroni Pals

Ingredients
1 cup elbow macaroni (about 100 grams)
1-1/2 slightly heaped tablespoons butter, preferably unsalted
1 -1/2 tablespoons flour
1-3/4 cups milk
salt - to taste
pepper to taste
3 tablespoons grated cheese
1 capsicum
1 tomato

Methods
In the larger pan, put 2-3/4 cups water, 3/4 teaspoon salt and a few drops oil. Boil the mixture before dropping the macaroni. Time 6 minutes. Then pour the macaroni into the strainer and hold it under cold, running water for a few seconds. Keep aside. Melt the butter and add it to the sieved flour mix it so that the flour loses its raw smell. Now add milk while stirring the flour mixture. Take care so that lumps are not formed. Start heating again as soon as a smooth paste is made. Raise temperature to the boiling point. Stir from time to time till the sauce thickens. The whole process will take 3 minutes. Take the sauce off the fire. Stir in two tablespoons of the cheese. Now cut the stem off the capsicum. Scoop out the seeds and ribs with your hand. Cut three slices off it so you get pretty circular shapes. Chop the rest of the capsicum into tiny bits. Also slice the tomato into rings. Mix the capsicum with the macaroni and pour it into the oven proof dish. Pour the sauce over. Mix well. Smoothen the top. Arrange the capsicum and tomato slices on top. Sprinkle over the reserved cheese. When you are ready to eat preheat the oven to 180 degrees. This will take 10-20 minutes. Put the macaroni in and bake 20 minutes or till the top is golden brown and the macaroni is bubbling hot. Top


Recipes for Friends

Take life as a dish and friendship is the spice that adds flavour to it. Friendship Day is once again nearing us and so, here we bring you a handful of fantastic recipes to make your Friendship Day celebrations more flavorful. All these recipes are easy to make and appropriate to cook up on Friendship Day. So check out the splendid recipes given below and try them at home to give a delicious treat to your buddies. If you like these Friendship Day Recipes, click here and pass on this page to your friends and loved ones to let them make good use of these recipes too. Wish you a happy Friendship Day!

Tip: You can save this page by clicking on the top left file menu, and choosing the "Save Page As" option to get this recipe page as a ready reference at the time of cooking.

Mocha Cooler (Coffee and Ice Cream)

Ingredients (Serves 4)
250 ml: Milk
100 ml: Cream
25 ml: Strong Black Coffee
4 scoops: Chocolate Ice-Cream
4 tbsp: Drinking Chocolate

Method
1. Dissolve the chocolate in hot coffee.
2. Pour in milk. Chill. Whisk in cream.
3. Pour over ice cream in the glasses. Serve immediately. Top


Cottage Cheese Sizzler

Ingredients
500 gm: Paneer - mashed
2 slices: Bread - grated
1 tbsp: Garlic paste
1 tbsp: Ginger paste
1 cup: Onions - grated
1 cup: Mushrooms- sliced thin
1 tbsp: Cornflour mixed with 1 cup water
2 tbsp: Tomato Ketchup
1 tsp: Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbsp: Vinegar
1 tsp: Black Pepper powdered
Butter to drop on the plate as required
Oil to pan-fry
Salt to taste

Method
1. Mix the paneer, bread, garlic, ginger and 1 tsp: salt and form into 4-6 rounds. Heat a thin layer of oil and pan fry the paneer patties till brown on both sides. Keep aside.

2. Mix the cornflour solution, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and vinegar and keep aside.

3. In the same pan brown the onions, add mushrooms over high heat and stir fry 4-5 times.

4. Add the cornflour mixture, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat till a little translucent. Keep aside warm, till ready to serve.

5. Heat the sizzler plates till very hot?a drop of water thrown over should sizzle and evaporate immediately. Place 2 paneer patties over it, turning once so it is heated through. Pour some of the sauce over and place whatever accompaniments you are serving with it over the plate.

6. Drop a dab of butter directly on the plate and serve immediately. Top


Croissants

Ingredients
Oven temp: 190 C- 375 F
4 cups: Flour (maida)
2 tsp: Yeast - powdered
1 cup: Milk - luke warm
1 egg: Slightly beaten
1 cup: Butter - beaten to a soft consistency (like the dough)
1 tbsp: Sugar
1 tsp: Salt

Method
1. Mix sugar into the milk and sprinkle yeast over it. Leave in a draught free place to froth.

2. Mix flour and salt. Add the milk and egg and knead to a smooth dough.

3. Roll out the dough into 1" thickness. Spread small pieces of butter on 2/3 of dough.

4. Fold together into three layers like folding a napkin, first the part without butter. Roll out and fold again. Repeat three or four times.

5. Leave in a cold place for 1/2 hour between each rolling.

6. This is the dough with which many different kinds of Danish pastry is made. When pastry is shaped, place on baking sheet and leave in cold place to rise for 15 to 20 minutes, then brush with egg white and bake in a fast oven until golden brown.

7. For croissants, roll and cut into square pieces, spread filling of your choice and roll from one corner, diagonally towards the opposite corner.

Proceed as described in point 5. Top


Florida Conch Fritters

Ingredients
2 cups water
1 tbsp. accent
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. seasoned salt
1 tbsp. black pepper
3/4 tbsp. thyme
4-6 cups self-rising flour
3 lbs. conch meat (fresh ground)
1/2 cup ground sweet pepper
1/2 cup ground carrot
1/2 cup ground onion
dash hot pepper sauce

Method
Mix together first 6 ingredients. Add enough flour to form a thick batter, then add the remaining ingredients. Batter should be stiff enough to roll like a meatball. Roll in flour and drop into oil heated to 350 degrees. Cook until brown. Serve with tangy cocktail and tartar sauce. Serves 15 for cocktails. Top

Choco Friendship Crackers

Ingredients
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
salt to taste
To make the chocolate glaze
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp shortening

Methods
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Beat 1 cup of shortening, the brown sugar and honey in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed or mix with a spoon. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt (This is where I would add the cocoa for the chocolate cookies). Roll half of the dough at a time 1/8" thick on lighty floured cloth-covered surface. Cut into 2 1/2 inch rounds or squares. Place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool 1-2 minutes remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

To glaze - melt the chocolate chips and shortening over low heat stirring occasionally. Drizzle over the cookies. Top


Baked Macaroni Pals

Ingredients
1 cup elbow macaroni (about 100 grams)
1-1/2 slightly heaped tablespoons butter, preferably unsalted
1 -1/2 tablespoons flour
1-3/4 cups milk
salt - to taste
pepper to taste
3 tablespoons grated cheese
1 capsicum
1 tomato

Methods
In the larger pan, put 2-3/4 cups water, 3/4 teaspoon salt and a few drops oil. Boil the mixture before dropping the macaroni. Time 6 minutes. Then pour the macaroni into the strainer and hold it under cold, running water for a few seconds. Keep aside. Melt the butter and add it to the sieved flour mix it so that the flour loses its raw smell. Now add milk while stirring the flour mixture. Take care so that lumps are not formed. Start heating again as soon as a smooth paste is made. Raise temperature to the boiling point. Stir from time to time till the sauce thickens. The whole process will take 3 minutes. Take the sauce off the fire. Stir in two tablespoons of the cheese. Now cut the stem off the capsicum. Scoop out the seeds and ribs with your hand. Cut three slices off it so you get pretty circular shapes. Chop the rest of the capsicum into tiny bits. Also slice the tomato into rings. Mix the capsicum with the macaroni and pour it into the oven proof dish. Pour the sauce over. Mix well. Smoothen the top. Arrange the capsicum and tomato slices on top. Sprinkle over the reserved cheese. When you are ready to eat preheat the oven to 180 degrees. This will take 10-20 minutes. Put the macaroni in and bake 20 minutes or till the top is golden brown and the macaroni is bubbling hot. Top


Recipes for Friends

Take life as a dish and friendship is the spice that adds flavour to it. Friendship Day is once again nearing us and so, here we bring you a handful of fantastic recipes to make your Friendship Day celebrations more flavorful. All these recipes are easy to make and appropriate to cook up on Friendship Day. So check out the splendid recipes given below and try them at home to give a delicious treat to your buddies. If you like these Friendship Day Recipes, click here and pass on this page to your friends and loved ones to let them make good use of these recipes too. Wish you a happy Friendship Day!

Tip: You can save this page by clicking on the top left file menu, and choosing the "Save Page As" option to get this recipe page as a ready reference at the time of cooking.

Mocha Cooler (Coffee and Ice Cream)

Ingredients (Serves 4)
250 ml: Milk
100 ml: Cream
25 ml: Strong Black Coffee
4 scoops: Chocolate Ice-Cream
4 tbsp: Drinking Chocolate

Method
1. Dissolve the chocolate in hot coffee.
2. Pour in milk. Chill. Whisk in cream.
3. Pour over ice cream in the glasses. Serve immediately. Top


Cottage Cheese Sizzler

Ingredients
500 gm: Paneer - mashed
2 slices: Bread - grated
1 tbsp: Garlic paste
1 tbsp: Ginger paste
1 cup: Onions - grated
1 cup: Mushrooms- sliced thin
1 tbsp: Cornflour mixed with 1 cup water
2 tbsp: Tomato Ketchup
1 tsp: Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbsp: Vinegar
1 tsp: Black Pepper powdered
Butter to drop on the plate as required
Oil to pan-fry
Salt to taste

Method
1. Mix the paneer, bread, garlic, ginger and 1 tsp: salt and form into 4-6 rounds. Heat a thin layer of oil and pan fry the paneer patties till brown on both sides. Keep aside.

2. Mix the cornflour solution, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and vinegar and keep aside.

3. In the same pan brown the onions, add mushrooms over high heat and stir fry 4-5 times.

4. Add the cornflour mixture, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat till a little translucent. Keep aside warm, till ready to serve.

5. Heat the sizzler plates till very hot?a drop of water thrown over should sizzle and evaporate immediately. Place 2 paneer patties over it, turning once so it is heated through. Pour some of the sauce over and place whatever accompaniments you are serving with it over the plate.

6. Drop a dab of butter directly on the plate and serve immediately. Top


Croissants

Ingredients
Oven temp: 190 C- 375 F
4 cups: Flour (maida)
2 tsp: Yeast - powdered
1 cup: Milk - luke warm
1 egg: Slightly beaten
1 cup: Butter - beaten to a soft consistency (like the dough)
1 tbsp: Sugar
1 tsp: Salt

Method
1. Mix sugar into the milk and sprinkle yeast over it. Leave in a draught free place to froth.

2. Mix flour and salt. Add the milk and egg and knead to a smooth dough.

3. Roll out the dough into 1" thickness. Spread small pieces of butter on 2/3 of dough.

4. Fold together into three layers like folding a napkin, first the part without butter. Roll out and fold again. Repeat three or four times.

5. Leave in a cold place for 1/2 hour between each rolling.

6. This is the dough with which many different kinds of Danish pastry is made. When pastry is shaped, place on baking sheet and leave in cold place to rise for 15 to 20 minutes, then brush with egg white and bake in a fast oven until golden brown.

7. For croissants, roll and cut into square pieces, spread filling of your choice and roll from one corner, diagonally towards the opposite corner.

Proceed as described in point 5. Top


Florida Conch Fritters

Ingredients
2 cups water
1 tbsp. accent
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. seasoned salt
1 tbsp. black pepper
3/4 tbsp. thyme
4-6 cups self-rising flour
3 lbs. conch meat (fresh ground)
1/2 cup ground sweet pepper
1/2 cup ground carrot
1/2 cup ground onion
dash hot pepper sauce

Method
Mix together first 6 ingredients. Add enough flour to form a thick batter, then add the remaining ingredients. Batter should be stiff enough to roll like a meatball. Roll in flour and drop into oil heated to 350 degrees. Cook until brown. Serve with tangy cocktail and tartar sauce. Serves 15 for cocktails. Top

Choco Friendship Crackers

Ingredients
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
salt to taste
To make the chocolate glaze
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp shortening

Methods
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Beat 1 cup of shortening, the brown sugar and honey in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed or mix with a spoon. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt (This is where I would add the cocoa for the chocolate cookies). Roll half of the dough at a time 1/8" thick on lighty floured cloth-covered surface. Cut into 2 1/2 inch rounds or squares. Place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool 1-2 minutes remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

To glaze - melt the chocolate chips and shortening over low heat stirring occasionally. Drizzle over the cookies. Top


Baked Macaroni Pals

Ingredients
1 cup elbow macaroni (about 100 grams)
1-1/2 slightly heaped tablespoons butter, preferably unsalted
1 -1/2 tablespoons flour
1-3/4 cups milk
salt - to taste
pepper to taste
3 tablespoons grated cheese
1 capsicum
1 tomato

Methods
In the larger pan, put 2-3/4 cups water, 3/4 teaspoon salt and a few drops oil. Boil the mixture before dropping the macaroni. Time 6 minutes. Then pour the macaroni into the strainer and hold it under cold, running water for a few seconds. Keep aside. Melt the butter and add it to the sieved flour mix it so that the flour loses its raw smell. Now add milk while stirring the flour mixture. Take care so that lumps are not formed. Start heating again as soon as a smooth paste is made. Raise temperature to the boiling point. Stir from time to time till the sauce thickens. The whole process will take 3 minutes. Take the sauce off the fire. Stir in two tablespoons of the cheese. Now cut the stem off the capsicum. Scoop out the seeds and ribs with your hand. Cut three slices off it so you get pretty circular shapes. Chop the rest of the capsicum into tiny bits. Also slice the tomato into rings. Mix the capsicum with the macaroni and pour it into the oven proof dish. Pour the sauce over. Mix well. Smoothen the top. Arrange the capsicum and tomato slices on top. Sprinkle over the reserved cheese. When you are ready to eat preheat the oven to 180 degrees. This will take 10-20 minutes. Put the macaroni in and bake 20 minutes or till the top is golden brown and the macaroni is bubbling hot. Top


Recipes for Friends

Take life as a dish and friendship is the spice that adds flavour to it. Friendship Day is once again nearing us and so, here we bring you a handful of fantastic recipes to make your Friendship Day celebrations more flavorful. All these recipes are easy to make and appropriate to cook up on Friendship Day. So check out the splendid recipes given below and try them at home to give a delicious treat to your buddies. If you like these Friendship Day Recipes, click here and pass on this page to your friends and loved ones to let them make good use of these recipes too. Wish you a happy Friendship Day!

Tip: You can save this page by clicking on the top left file menu, and choosing the "Save Page As" option to get this recipe page as a ready reference at the time of cooking.

Mocha Cooler (Coffee and Ice Cream)

Ingredients (Serves 4)
250 ml: Milk
100 ml: Cream
25 ml: Strong Black Coffee
4 scoops: Chocolate Ice-Cream
4 tbsp: Drinking Chocolate

Method
1. Dissolve the chocolate in hot coffee.
2. Pour in milk. Chill. Whisk in cream.
3. Pour over ice cream in the glasses. Serve immediately. Top


Cottage Cheese Sizzler

Ingredients
500 gm: Paneer - mashed
2 slices: Bread - grated
1 tbsp: Garlic paste
1 tbsp: Ginger paste
1 cup: Onions - grated
1 cup: Mushrooms- sliced thin
1 tbsp: Cornflour mixed with 1 cup water
2 tbsp: Tomato Ketchup
1 tsp: Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbsp: Vinegar
1 tsp: Black Pepper powdered
Butter to drop on the plate as required
Oil to pan-fry
Salt to taste

Method
1. Mix the paneer, bread, garlic, ginger and 1 tsp: salt and form into 4-6 rounds. Heat a thin layer of oil and pan fry the paneer patties till brown on both sides. Keep aside.

2. Mix the cornflour solution, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and vinegar and keep aside.

3. In the same pan brown the onions, add mushrooms over high heat and stir fry 4-5 times.

4. Add the cornflour mixture, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat till a little translucent. Keep aside warm, till ready to serve.

5. Heat the sizzler plates till very hot?a drop of water thrown over should sizzle and evaporate immediately. Place 2 paneer patties over it, turning once so it is heated through. Pour some of the sauce over and place whatever accompaniments you are serving with it over the plate.

6. Drop a dab of butter directly on the plate and serve immediately. Top


Croissants

Ingredients
Oven temp: 190 C- 375 F
4 cups: Flour (maida)
2 tsp: Yeast - powdered
1 cup: Milk - luke warm
1 egg: Slightly beaten
1 cup: Butter - beaten to a soft consistency (like the dough)
1 tbsp: Sugar
1 tsp: Salt

Method
1. Mix sugar into the milk and sprinkle yeast over it. Leave in a draught free place to froth.

2. Mix flour and salt. Add the milk and egg and knead to a smooth dough.

3. Roll out the dough into 1" thickness. Spread small pieces of butter on 2/3 of dough.

4. Fold together into three layers like folding a napkin, first the part without butter. Roll out and fold again. Repeat three or four times.

5. Leave in a cold place for 1/2 hour between each rolling.

6. This is the dough with which many different kinds of Danish pastry is made. When pastry is shaped, place on baking sheet and leave in cold place to rise for 15 to 20 minutes, then brush with egg white and bake in a fast oven until golden brown.

7. For croissants, roll and cut into square pieces, spread filling of your choice and roll from one corner, diagonally towards the opposite corner.

Proceed as described in point 5. Top


Florida Conch Fritters

Ingredients
2 cups water
1 tbsp. accent
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. seasoned salt
1 tbsp. black pepper
3/4 tbsp. thyme
4-6 cups self-rising flour
3 lbs. conch meat (fresh ground)
1/2 cup ground sweet pepper
1/2 cup ground carrot
1/2 cup ground onion
dash hot pepper sauce

Method
Mix together first 6 ingredients. Add enough flour to form a thick batter, then add the remaining ingredients. Batter should be stiff enough to roll like a meatball. Roll in flour and drop into oil heated to 350 degrees. Cook until brown. Serve with tangy cocktail and tartar sauce. Serves 15 for cocktails. Top

Choco Friendship Crackers

Ingredients
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
salt to taste
To make the chocolate glaze
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp shortening

Methods
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Beat 1 cup of shortening, the brown sugar and honey in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed or mix with a spoon. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt (This is where I would add the cocoa for the chocolate cookies). Roll half of the dough at a time 1/8" thick on lighty floured cloth-covered surface. Cut into 2 1/2 inch rounds or squares. Place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool 1-2 minutes remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

To glaze - melt the chocolate chips and shortening over low heat stirring occasionally. Drizzle over the cookies. Top


Baked Macaroni Pals

Ingredients
1 cup elbow macaroni (about 100 grams)
1-1/2 slightly heaped tablespoons butter, preferably unsalted
1 -1/2 tablespoons flour
1-3/4 cups milk
salt - to taste
pepper to taste
3 tablespoons grated cheese
1 capsicum
1 tomato

Methods
In the larger pan, put 2-3/4 cups water, 3/4 teaspoon salt and a few drops oil. Boil the mixture before dropping the macaroni. Time 6 minutes. Then pour the macaroni into the strainer and hold it under cold, running water for a few seconds. Keep aside. Melt the butter and add it to the sieved flour mix it so that the flour loses its raw smell. Now add milk while stirring the flour mixture. Take care so that lumps are not formed. Start heating again as soon as a smooth paste is made. Raise temperature to the boiling point. Stir from time to time till the sauce thickens. The whole process will take 3 minutes. Take the sauce off the fire. Stir in two tablespoons of the cheese. Now cut the stem off the capsicum. Scoop out the seeds and ribs with your hand. Cut three slices off it so you get pretty circular shapes. Chop the rest of the capsicum into tiny bits. Also slice the tomato into rings. Mix the capsicum with the macaroni and pour it into the oven proof dish. Pour the sauce over. Mix well. Smoothen the top. Arrange the capsicum and tomato slices on top. Sprinkle over the reserved cheese. When you are ready to eat preheat the oven to 180 degrees. This will take 10-20 minutes. Put the macaroni in and bake 20 minutes or till the top is golden brown and the macaroni is bubbling hot. Top


Recipes for Friends

Take life as a dish and friendship is the spice that adds flavour to it. Friendship Day is once again nearing us and so, here we bring you a handful of fantastic recipes to make your Friendship Day celebrations more flavorful. All these recipes are easy to make and appropriate to cook up on Friendship Day. So check out the splendid recipes given below and try them at home to give a delicious treat to your buddies. If you like these Friendship Day Recipes, click here and pass on this page to your friends and loved ones to let them make good use of these recipes too. Wish you a happy Friendship Day!

Tip: You can save this page by clicking on the top left file menu, and choosing the "Save Page As" option to get this recipe page as a ready reference at the time of cooking.

Mocha Cooler (Coffee and Ice Cream)

Ingredients (Serves 4)
250 ml: Milk
100 ml: Cream
25 ml: Strong Black Coffee
4 scoops: Chocolate Ice-Cream
4 tbsp: Drinking Chocolate

Method
1. Dissolve the chocolate in hot coffee.
2. Pour in milk. Chill. Whisk in cream.
3. Pour over ice cream in the glasses. Serve immediately. Top


Cottage Cheese Sizzler

Ingredients
500 gm: Paneer - mashed
2 slices: Bread - grated
1 tbsp: Garlic paste
1 tbsp: Ginger paste
1 cup: Onions - grated
1 cup: Mushrooms- sliced thin
1 tbsp: Cornflour mixed with 1 cup water
2 tbsp: Tomato Ketchup
1 tsp: Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbsp: Vinegar
1 tsp: Black Pepper powdered
Butter to drop on the plate as required
Oil to pan-fry
Salt to taste

Method
1. Mix the paneer, bread, garlic, ginger and 1 tsp: salt and form into 4-6 rounds. Heat a thin layer of oil and pan fry the paneer patties till brown on both sides. Keep aside.

2. Mix the cornflour solution, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and vinegar and keep aside.

3. In the same pan brown the onions, add mushrooms over high heat and stir fry 4-5 times.

4. Add the cornflour mixture, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat till a little translucent. Keep aside warm, till ready to serve.

5. Heat the sizzler plates till very hot?a drop of water thrown over should sizzle and evaporate immediately. Place 2 paneer patties over it, turning once so it is heated through. Pour some of the sauce over and place whatever accompaniments you are serving with it over the plate.

6. Drop a dab of butter directly on the plate and serve immediately. Top


Croissants

Ingredients
Oven temp: 190 C- 375 F
4 cups: Flour (maida)
2 tsp: Yeast - powdered
1 cup: Milk - luke warm
1 egg: Slightly beaten
1 cup: Butter - beaten to a soft consistency (like the dough)
1 tbsp: Sugar
1 tsp: Salt

Method
1. Mix sugar into the milk and sprinkle yeast over it. Leave in a draught free place to froth.

2. Mix flour and salt. Add the milk and egg and knead to a smooth dough.

3. Roll out the dough into 1" thickness. Spread small pieces of butter on 2/3 of dough.

4. Fold together into three layers like folding a napkin, first the part without butter. Roll out and fold again. Repeat three or four times.

5. Leave in a cold place for 1/2 hour between each rolling.

6. This is the dough with which many different kinds of Danish pastry is made. When pastry is shaped, place on baking sheet and leave in cold place to rise for 15 to 20 minutes, then brush with egg white and bake in a fast oven until golden brown.

7. For croissants, roll and cut into square pieces, spread filling of your choice and roll from one corner, diagonally towards the opposite corner.

Proceed as described in point 5. Top


Florida Conch Fritters

Ingredients
2 cups water
1 tbsp. accent
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. seasoned salt
1 tbsp. black pepper
3/4 tbsp. thyme
4-6 cups self-rising flour
3 lbs. conch meat (fresh ground)
1/2 cup ground sweet pepper
1/2 cup ground carrot
1/2 cup ground onion
dash hot pepper sauce

Method
Mix together first 6 ingredients. Add enough flour to form a thick batter, then add the remaining ingredients. Batter should be stiff enough to roll like a meatball. Roll in flour and drop into oil heated to 350 degrees. Cook until brown. Serve with tangy cocktail and tartar sauce. Serves 15 for cocktails. Top

Choco Friendship Crackers

Ingredients
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
salt to taste
To make the chocolate glaze
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp shortening

Methods
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Beat 1 cup of shortening, the brown sugar and honey in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed or mix with a spoon. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt (This is where I would add the cocoa for the chocolate cookies). Roll half of the dough at a time 1/8" thick on lighty floured cloth-covered surface. Cut into 2 1/2 inch rounds or squares. Place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool 1-2 minutes remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

To glaze - melt the chocolate chips and shortening over low heat stirring occasionally. Drizzle over the cookies. Top


Baked Macaroni Pals

Ingredients
1 cup elbow macaroni (about 100 grams)
1-1/2 slightly heaped tablespoons butter, preferably unsalted
1 -1/2 tablespoons flour
1-3/4 cups milk
salt - to taste
pepper to taste
3 tablespoons grated cheese
1 capsicum
1 tomato

Methods
In the larger pan, put 2-3/4 cups water, 3/4 teaspoon salt and a few drops oil. Boil the mixture before dropping the macaroni. Time 6 minutes. Then pour the macaroni into the strainer and hold it under cold, running water for a few seconds. Keep aside. Melt the butter and add it to the sieved flour mix it so that the flour loses its raw smell. Now add milk while stirring the flour mixture. Take care so that lumps are not formed. Start heating again as soon as a smooth paste is made. Raise temperature to the boiling point. Stir from time to time till the sauce thickens. The whole process will take 3 minutes. Take the sauce off the fire. Stir in two tablespoons of the cheese. Now cut the stem off the capsicum. Scoop out the seeds and ribs with your hand. Cut three slices off it so you get pretty circular shapes. Chop the rest of the capsicum into tiny bits. Also slice the tomato into rings. Mix the capsicum with the macaroni and pour it into the oven proof dish. Pour the sauce over. Mix well. Smoothen the top. Arrange the capsicum and tomato slices on top. Sprinkle over the reserved cheese. When you are ready to eat preheat the oven to 180 degrees. This will take 10-20 minutes. Put the macaroni in and bake 20 minutes or till the top is golden brown and the macaroni is bubbling hot. Top


Recipes for Friends

Take life as a dish and friendship is the spice that adds flavour to it. Friendship Day is once again nearing us and so, here we bring you a handful of fantastic recipes to make your Friendship Day celebrations more flavorful. All these recipes are easy to make and appropriate to cook up on Friendship Day. So check out the splendid recipes given below and try them at home to give a delicious treat to your buddies. If you like these Friendship Day Recipes, click here and pass on this page to your friends and loved ones to let them make good use of these recipes too. Wish you a happy Friendship Day!

Tip: You can save this page by clicking on the top left file menu, and choosing the "Save Page As" option to get this recipe page as a ready reference at the time of cooking.

Mocha Cooler (Coffee and Ice Cream)

Ingredients (Serves 4)
250 ml: Milk
100 ml: Cream
25 ml: Strong Black Coffee
4 scoops: Chocolate Ice-Cream
4 tbsp: Drinking Chocolate

Method
1. Dissolve the chocolate in hot coffee.
2. Pour in milk. Chill. Whisk in cream.
3. Pour over ice cream in the glasses. Serve immediately. Top


Cottage Cheese Sizzler

Ingredients
500 gm: Paneer - mashed
2 slices: Bread - grated
1 tbsp: Garlic paste
1 tbsp: Ginger paste
1 cup: Onions - grated
1 cup: Mushrooms- sliced thin
1 tbsp: Cornflour mixed with 1 cup water
2 tbsp: Tomato Ketchup
1 tsp: Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbsp: Vinegar
1 tsp: Black Pepper powdered
Butter to drop on the plate as required
Oil to pan-fry
Salt to taste

Method
1. Mix the paneer, bread, garlic, ginger and 1 tsp: salt and form into 4-6 rounds. Heat a thin layer of oil and pan fry the paneer patties till brown on both sides. Keep aside.

2. Mix the cornflour solution, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and vinegar and keep aside.

3. In the same pan brown the onions, add mushrooms over high heat and stir fry 4-5 times.

4. Add the cornflour mixture, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat till a little translucent. Keep aside warm, till ready to serve.

5. Heat the sizzler plates till very hot?a drop of water thrown over should sizzle and evaporate immediately. Place 2 paneer patties over it, turning once so it is heated through. Pour some of the sauce over and place whatever accompaniments you are serving with it over the plate.

6. Drop a dab of butter directly on the plate and serve immediately. Top


Croissants

Ingredients
Oven temp: 190 C- 375 F
4 cups: Flour (maida)
2 tsp: Yeast - powdered
1 cup: Milk - luke warm
1 egg: Slightly beaten
1 cup: Butter - beaten to a soft consistency (like the dough)
1 tbsp: Sugar
1 tsp: Salt

Method
1. Mix sugar into the milk and sprinkle yeast over it. Leave in a draught free place to froth.

2. Mix flour and salt. Add the milk and egg and knead to a smooth dough.

3. Roll out the dough into 1" thickness. Spread small pieces of butter on 2/3 of dough.

4. Fold together into three layers like folding a napkin, first the part without butter. Roll out and fold again. Repeat three or four times.

5. Leave in a cold place for 1/2 hour between each rolling.

6. This is the dough with which many different kinds of Danish pastry is made. When pastry is shaped, place on baking sheet and leave in cold place to rise for 15 to 20 minutes, then brush with egg white and bake in a fast oven until golden brown.

7. For croissants, roll and cut into square pieces, spread filling of your choice and roll from one corner, diagonally towards the opposite corner.

Proceed as described in point 5. Top


Florida Conch Fritters

Ingredients
2 cups water
1 tbsp. accent
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. seasoned salt
1 tbsp. black pepper
3/4 tbsp. thyme
4-6 cups self-rising flour
3 lbs. conch meat (fresh ground)
1/2 cup ground sweet pepper
1/2 cup ground carrot
1/2 cup ground onion
dash hot pepper sauce

Method
Mix together first 6 ingredients. Add enough flour to form a thick batter, then add the remaining ingredients. Batter should be stiff enough to roll like a meatball. Roll in flour and drop into oil heated to 350 degrees. Cook until brown. Serve with tangy cocktail and tartar sauce. Serves 15 for cocktails. Top

Choco Friendship Crackers

Ingredients
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
salt to taste
To make the chocolate glaze
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp shortening

Methods
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Beat 1 cup of shortening, the brown sugar and honey in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed or mix with a spoon. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt (This is where I would add the cocoa for the chocolate cookies). Roll half of the dough at a time 1/8" thick on lighty floured cloth-covered surface. Cut into 2 1/2 inch rounds or squares. Place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool 1-2 minutes remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

To glaze - melt the chocolate chips and shortening over low heat stirring occasionally. Drizzle over the cookies. Top


Baked Macaroni Pals

Ingredients
1 cup elbow macaroni (about 100 grams)
1-1/2 slightly heaped tablespoons butter, preferably unsalted
1 -1/2 tablespoons flour
1-3/4 cups milk
salt - to taste
pepper to taste
3 tablespoons grated cheese
1 capsicum
1 tomato

Methods
In the larger pan, put 2-3/4 cups water, 3/4 teaspoon salt and a few drops oil. Boil the mixture before dropping the macaroni. Time 6 minutes. Then pour the macaroni into the strainer and hold it under cold, running water for a few seconds. Keep aside. Melt the butter and add it to the sieved flour mix it so that the flour loses its raw smell. Now add milk while stirring the flour mixture. Take care so that lumps are not formed. Start heating again as soon as a smooth paste is made. Raise temperature to the boiling point. Stir from time to time till the sauce thickens. The whole process will take 3 minutes. Take the sauce off the fire. Stir in two tablespoons of the cheese. Now cut the stem off the capsicum. Scoop out the seeds and ribs with your hand. Cut three slices off it so you get pretty circular shapes. Chop the rest of the capsicum into tiny bits. Also slice the tomato into rings. Mix the capsicum with the macaroni and pour it into the oven proof dish. Pour the sauce over. Mix well. Smoothen the top. Arrange the capsicum and tomato slices on top. Sprinkle over the reserved cheese. When you are ready to eat preheat the oven to 180 degrees. This will take 10-20 minutes. Put the macaroni in and bake 20 minutes or till the top is golden brown and the macaroni is bubbling hot. Top


Recipes for Friends

Take life as a dish and friendship is the spice that adds flavour to it. Friendship Day is once again nearing us and so, here we bring you a handful of fantastic recipes to make your Friendship Day celebrations more flavorful. All these recipes are easy to make and appropriate to cook up on Friendship Day. So check out the splendid recipes given below and try them at home to give a delicious treat to your buddies. If you like these Friendship Day Recipes, click here and pass on this page to your friends and loved ones to let them make good use of these recipes too. Wish you a happy Friendship Day!

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Mocha Cooler (Coffee and Ice Cream)

Ingredients (Serves 4)
250 ml: Milk
100 ml: Cream
25 ml: Strong Black Coffee
4 scoops: Chocolate Ice-Cream
4 tbsp: Drinking Chocolate

Method
1. Dissolve the chocolate in hot coffee.
2. Pour in milk. Chill. Whisk in cream.
3. Pour over ice cream in the glasses. Serve immediately. Top


Cottage Cheese Sizzler

Ingredients
500 gm: Paneer - mashed
2 slices: Bread - grated
1 tbsp: Garlic paste
1 tbsp: Ginger paste
1 cup: Onions - grated
1 cup: Mushrooms- sliced thin
1 tbsp: Cornflour mixed with 1 cup water
2 tbsp: Tomato Ketchup
1 tsp: Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbsp: Vinegar
1 tsp: Black Pepper powdered
Butter to drop on the plate as required
Oil to pan-fry
Salt to taste

Method
1. Mix the paneer, bread, garlic, ginger and 1 tsp: salt and form into 4-6 rounds. Heat a thin layer of oil and pan fry the paneer patties till brown on both sides. Keep aside.

2. Mix the cornflour solution, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and vinegar and keep aside.

3. In the same pan brown the onions, add mushrooms over high heat and stir fry 4-5 times.

4. Add the cornflour mixture, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat till a little translucent. Keep aside warm, till ready to serve.

5. Heat the sizzler plates till very hot?a drop of water thrown over should sizzle and evaporate immediately. Place 2 paneer patties over it, turning once so it is heated through. Pour some of the sauce over and place whatever accompaniments you are serving with it over the plate.

6. Drop a dab of butter directly on the plate and serve immediately. Top


Croissants

Ingredients
Oven temp: 190 C- 375 F
4 cups: Flour (maida)
2 tsp: Yeast - powdered
1 cup: Milk - luke warm
1 egg: Slightly beaten
1 cup: Butter - beaten to a soft consistency (like the dough)
1 tbsp: Sugar
1 tsp: Salt

Method
1. Mix sugar into the milk and sprinkle yeast over it. Leave in a draught free place to froth.

2. Mix flour and salt. Add the milk and egg and knead to a smooth dough.

3. Roll out the dough into 1" thickness. Spread small pieces of butter on 2/3 of dough.

4. Fold together into three layers like folding a napkin, first the part without butter. Roll out and fold again. Repeat three or four times.

5. Leave in a cold place for 1/2 hour between each rolling.

6. This is the dough with which many different kinds of Danish pastry is made. When pastry is shaped, place on baking sheet and leave in cold place to rise for 15 to 20 minutes, then brush with egg white and bake in a fast oven until golden brown.

7. For croissants, roll and cut into square pieces, spread filling of your choice and roll from one corner, diagonally towards the opposite corner.

Proceed as described in point 5. Top


Florida Conch Fritters

Ingredients
2 cups water
1 tbsp. accent
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. seasoned salt
1 tbsp. black pepper
3/4 tbsp. thyme
4-6 cups self-rising flour
3 lbs. conch meat (fresh ground)
1/2 cup ground sweet pepper
1/2 cup ground carrot
1/2 cup ground onion
dash hot pepper sauce

Method
Mix together first 6 ingredients. Add enough flour to form a thick batter, then add the remaining ingredients. Batter should be stiff enough to roll like a meatball. Roll in flour and drop into oil heated to 350 degrees. Cook until brown. Serve with tangy cocktail and tartar sauce. Serves 15 for cocktails. Top

Choco Friendship Crackers

Ingredients
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
salt to taste
To make the chocolate glaze
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp shortening

Methods
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Beat 1 cup of shortening, the brown sugar and honey in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed or mix with a spoon. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt (This is where I would add the cocoa for the chocolate cookies). Roll half of the dough at a time 1/8" thick on lighty floured cloth-covered surface. Cut into 2 1/2 inch rounds or squares. Place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool 1-2 minutes remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

To glaze - melt the chocolate chips and shortening over low heat stirring occasionally. Drizzle over the cookies. Top


Baked Macaroni Pals

Ingredients
1 cup elbow macaroni (about 100 grams)
1-1/2 slightly heaped tablespoons butter, preferably unsalted
1 -1/2 tablespoons flour
1-3/4 cups milk
salt - to taste
pepper to taste
3 tablespoons grated cheese
1 capsicum
1 tomato

Methods
In the larger pan, put 2-3/4 cups water, 3/4 teaspoon salt and a few drops oil. Boil the mixture before dropping the macaroni. Time 6 minutes. Then pour the macaroni into the strainer and hold it under cold, running water for a few seconds. Keep aside. Melt the butter and add it to the sieved flour mix it so that the flour loses its raw smell. Now add milk while stirring the flour mixture. Take care so that lumps are not formed. Start heating again as soon as a smooth paste is made. Raise temperature to the boiling point. Stir from time to time till the sauce thickens. The whole process will take 3 minutes. Take the sauce off the fire. Stir in two tablespoons of the cheese. Now cut the stem off the capsicum. Scoop out the seeds and ribs with your hand. Cut three slices off it so you get pretty circular shapes. Chop the rest of the capsicum into tiny bits. Also slice the tomato into rings. Mix the capsicum with the macaroni and pour it into the oven proof dish. Pour the sauce over. Mix well. Smoothen the top. Arrange the capsicum and tomato slices on top. Sprinkle over the reserved cheese. When you are ready to eat preheat the oven to 180 degrees. This will take 10-20 minutes. Put the macaroni in and bake 20 minutes or till the top is golden brown and the macaroni is bubbling hot. Top


Recipes for Friends

Take life as a dish and friendship is the spice that adds flavour to it. Friendship Day is once again nearing us and so, here we bring you a handful of fantastic recipes to make your Friendship Day celebrations more flavorful. All these recipes are easy to make and appropriate to cook up on Friendship Day. So check out the splendid recipes given below and try them at home to give a delicious treat to your buddies. If you like these Friendship Day Recipes, click here and pass on this page to your friends and loved ones to let them make good use of these recipes too. Wish you a happy Friendship Day!

Tip: You can save this page by clicking on the top left file menu, and choosing the "Save Page As" option to get this recipe page as a ready reference at the time of cooking.

Mocha Cooler (Coffee and Ice Cream)

Ingredients (Serves 4)
250 ml: Milk
100 ml: Cream
25 ml: Strong Black Coffee
4 scoops: Chocolate Ice-Cream
4 tbsp: Drinking Chocolate

Method
1. Dissolve the chocolate in hot coffee.
2. Pour in milk. Chill. Whisk in cream.
3. Pour over ice cream in the glasses. Serve immediately. Top


Cottage Cheese Sizzler

Ingredients
500 gm: Paneer - mashed
2 slices: Bread - grated
1 tbsp: Garlic paste
1 tbsp: Ginger paste
1 cup: Onions - grated
1 cup: Mushrooms- sliced thin
1 tbsp: Cornflour mixed with 1 cup water
2 tbsp: Tomato Ketchup
1 tsp: Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbsp: Vinegar
1 tsp: Black Pepper powdered
Butter to drop on the plate as required
Oil to pan-fry
Salt to taste

Method
1. Mix the paneer, bread, garlic, ginger and 1 tsp: salt and form into 4-6 rounds. Heat a thin layer of oil and pan fry the paneer patties till brown on both sides. Keep aside.

2. Mix the cornflour solution, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and vinegar and keep aside.

3. In the same pan brown the onions, add mushrooms over high heat and stir fry 4-5 times.

4. Add the cornflour mixture, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat till a little translucent. Keep aside warm, till ready to serve.

5. Heat the sizzler plates till very hot?a drop of water thrown over should sizzle and evaporate immediately. Place 2 paneer patties over it, turning once so it is heated through. Pour some of the sauce over and place whatever accompaniments you are serving with it over the plate.

6. Drop a dab of butter directly on the plate and serve immediately. Top


Croissants

Ingredients
Oven temp: 190 C- 375 F
4 cups: Flour (maida)
2 tsp: Yeast - powdered
1 cup: Milk - luke warm
1 egg: Slightly beaten
1 cup: Butter - beaten to a soft consistency (like the dough)
1 tbsp: Sugar
1 tsp: Salt

Method
1. Mix sugar into the milk and sprinkle yeast over it. Leave in a draught free place to froth.

2. Mix flour and salt. Add the milk and egg and knead to a smooth dough.

3. Roll out the dough into 1" thickness. Spread small pieces of butter on 2/3 of dough.

4. Fold together into three layers like folding a napkin, first the part without butter. Roll out and fold again. Repeat three or four times.

5. Leave in a cold place for 1/2 hour between each rolling.

6. This is the dough with which many different kinds of Danish pastry is made. When pastry is shaped, place on baking sheet and leave in cold place to rise for 15 to 20 minutes, then brush with egg white and bake in a fast oven until golden brown.

7. For croissants, roll and cut into square pieces, spread filling of your choice and roll from one corner, diagonally towards the opposite corner.

Proceed as described in point 5. Top


Florida Conch Fritters

Ingredients
2 cups water
1 tbsp. accent
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. seasoned salt
1 tbsp. black pepper
3/4 tbsp. thyme
4-6 cups self-rising flour
3 lbs. conch meat (fresh ground)
1/2 cup ground sweet pepper
1/2 cup ground carrot
1/2 cup ground onion
dash hot pepper sauce

Method
Mix together first 6 ingredients. Add enough flour to form a thick batter, then add the remaining ingredients. Batter should be stiff enough to roll like a meatball. Roll in flour and drop into oil heated to 350 degrees. Cook until brown. Serve with tangy cocktail and tartar sauce. Serves 15 for cocktails. Top

Choco Friendship Crackers

Ingredients
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
salt to taste
To make the chocolate glaze
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp shortening

Methods
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Beat 1 cup of shortening, the brown sugar and honey in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed or mix with a spoon. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt (This is where I would add the cocoa for the chocolate cookies). Roll half of the dough at a time 1/8" thick on lighty floured cloth-covered surface. Cut into 2 1/2 inch rounds or squares. Place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool 1-2 minutes remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

To glaze - melt the chocolate chips and shortening over low heat stirring occasionally. Drizzle over the cookies. Top


Baked Macaroni Pals

Ingredients
1 cup elbow macaroni (about 100 grams)
1-1/2 slightly heaped tablespoons butter, preferably unsalted
1 -1/2 tablespoons flour
1-3/4 cups milk
salt - to taste
pepper to taste
3 tablespoons grated cheese
1 capsicum
1 tomato

Methods
In the larger pan, put 2-3/4 cups water, 3/4 teaspoon salt and a few drops oil. Boil the mixture before dropping the macaroni. Time 6 minutes. Then pour the macaroni into the strainer and hold it under cold, running water for a few seconds. Keep aside. Melt the butter and add it to the sieved flour mix it so that the flour loses its raw smell. Now add milk while stirring the flour mixture. Take care so that lumps are not formed. Start heating again as soon as a smooth paste is made. Raise temperature to the boiling point. Stir from time to time till the sauce thickens. The whole process will take 3 minutes. Take the sauce off the fire. Stir in two tablespoons of the cheese. Now cut the stem off the capsicum. Scoop out the seeds and ribs with your hand. Cut three slices off it so you get pretty circular shapes. Chop the rest of the capsicum into tiny bits. Also slice the tomato into rings. Mix the capsicum with the macaroni and pour it into the oven proof dish. Pour the sauce over. Mix well. Smoothen the top. Arrange the capsicum and tomato slices on top. Sprinkle over the reserved cheese. When you are ready to eat preheat the oven to 180 degrees. This will take 10-20 minutes. Put the macaroni in and bake 20 minutes or till the top is golden brown and the macaroni is bubbling hot. Top


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