Monday, January 4, 2021

Chocolate cheesecake recipe by King Authur baking

 Chocolate cheesecake recipe  by King Arthur baking



  • 24  Oreo cookies with vanilla.
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted


  • 1/2 cup  milk
  • 2 cups (340g) semisweet giradhelli chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coffee powder
  • Three 8-oz packages (680g) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a 9" springform pan.

  2. To make the crust: Grind the cookies together with the sugar.

  3. Add the melted butter, processing briefly or stirring until the mixture is evenly crumbly. Press the moist crumbs into the bottom of the prepared pan. 

  4. Bake the crust for 5-6 minutes. Remove it from the oven, and set it aside as you make the filling. The key is once you smell the cookie flavor that when you are done with baking your cookies.

  5. Reduce the oven heat to 350°F.

  6. To make the filling: 

    Combine the milk and chocolate chips in a bowl. Heat, stirring frequently, until the chips melt and the mixture is smooth. Remove from the heat, add in the espresso powder, and set the mixture aside.

  7. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and sugar at low speed, until thoroughly combined. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl, and beat briefly, just until smooth.

  8. Add the eggs one at a time, beating to combine after each one.

  9. Stir in the vanilla, then the flour.

  10. Add the chocolate/milk mixture, beating slowly until thoroughly combined. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl; beat briefly, just until smooth.

  11. Pour the batter on the crust pan. 

  12. Bake the cake 50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the cake 1" from the outside edge comes out clean. The center may not look set; that's OK.

  13. Turn off the oven, crack the door open several inches, and allow the cake to cool in the oven for 1 hour. Remove the cake from the oven, and set it on a rack to finish cooling. When it's completely cool, cover the cake, and refrigerate it until ready to serve.

  14. Garnish the cake with the reserved crumbs. Serve it in small slices, with whipped cream .

Stuffed Shell pasta

Last thanksgiving I learned a new dish. It came out really good. Sharing this recipe with you.

Big shells - 1 box
Marinara sauce - 2 bottle (I use Kirkland brand)
Zucchini - 3 nos
Broccoli - 1 cup
Bell peppers - 4 colors(red, yellow,green and orange)
Yellow squash - 2 nos
Garlic - 5 pods
Olive oil - 2 tbs
Italian seasoning - 1 tsp
Ricotta cheese 8 oz
Mozzarella cheese - shredded 8 oz 

Take a big pan add crushed garlic and chopped Onions. Once onion is cooked then add vegetables and  Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.

Once cooked ,  put it aside.  boil the shell pasta and once cooked, put it in the cold water.

Mix the vegetables and ricotta cheese stuff them in the shells. 

Take a deep brownie pan and spread a bottle of marinara sauce and then place the stuffed shells and put  the mozzarella on top of it and bake it for 15- 20 min at 375.  Once cheese is melted, then broil high for the cheese to melt. once cheese melts it is ready to serve.

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Pineapple Rava Kesari

Ingredients: Rava or Semolina - 1 cup 
Pineapple - 1/2 cup chopped pieces 
Sugar - 2 cups 
Water - 3 cups 
Ghee - 1/2 cup 
Cashew nuts - 12 
Orange food colour - a pinch 
Raisins - 15 
Cardamom - 4 pods powdered. 
In a thick bottom pan, add a tablespoon of ghee and fry the split cashews and transfer to a small dish. Then, add one more tablespoon of ghee and roast the rava in medium flame, till it turns light brown in colour and keep it aside. Pour three cups of water in the same pan and add the food colour. Once the water has come to a boil, simmer the heat to the lowest. Then, add the roasted rava and the pineapple pieces slowly, stirring it continuously so as to not form lumps. When there are no lumps in the mix, close with a lid and keep for two minutes and allow the rava and the pineapple to cook well in water. Open the lid and check if it is cooked. Then, add sugar and keep stirring. When the sugar is absorbed well and the kesari becomes thick, add the remaining ghee, little at a time and keep stirring. Kesari is done when it leaves the pan. Garnish with Cashewnuts, raisins (I like to add it without frying in ghee) and cardamom powder.
An easy and tasty sweet to prepare within 15 minutes. The pineapple added to it gives out a special taste.
Dieters Law - The food that tastes best has the highest number of calories.😀😀

Authentic street side Pav Baji


This is, by far the best pav bhaji recipe and is a super duper hit all the time.


Boiled potatoes  - 5 

Onions - 2


Bell pepper - 1 count

MDH Pav baji masala - 1tsp

Turmeric - 1/8 tsp

Ginger and garlic paste - 1 tsp

Tomatoes - 3 nos

Butter 2 tbsp

In a pan, add a  tsp oil and a tbsp butter . Add ginger and garlic paste. Once done add onions. Then add turmeric and let onions gets cooked. Next add chopped bell peppers and tomatoes and let it cook. Finally add pan baji masala and salt. Once oil oozes out,  add the potatoes and mash it. Please add a cup of water. It should semi- solid. Let it cook.  In another pan, add red chili, lemon juice and add it in the baji. Add the test of the butter and little sugar. Enjoy your side with Pav buns and when you serve the baji add lemon and chopped onions on the top. YUM YUM!!!!

Indian style Pizza

A long hiatus indeed due to new arrivals in the family .  Corona and work from home has created a need to satisfy the family with restaurant style food. 

I prepared Indian style desi flavoured pizza for my kids. They loved it.


All purpose flour - 4 cups
Sugar - 1 Tsp
Instant dry yeast - 1 envelope 
Salt - 2 Tsp
1 1/2 cups of water (110 degrees F)
Oil - 2 Tbsp

In a mixer bowl, combine flour, sugar, yeast, salt, oil and water. Mix well.

Grease a glass bowl with 2 tsp of olive oil and place the dough in the bowl. Cover it with a cloth and place it in the oven. Oven should be warm enough and this will help the dough to raise. Keep the oven light on throughout this process. Let it double in size, in one hour.

Pizza dough 
1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 Tsp turmeric
1/2 Tsp cumin and coriander powder - Depending on the spice level
1/2 Tsp garam masala
1/4 Tsp red chili (Kashmiri powder)
1/2 Tsp ginger and garlic paste
1/4 Tsp salt
1/4 Tsp lemon juice

Vegetables (chopped into small pieces)
Bell peppers - 3 colors chopped 
Pineapple - 1/4 cup 
Onion - 1 
Paneer 1 small box (8 OZ)
Oil - 1tsp
Kasuri methi - 1 tsp

Take a big glass bowl add yogurt then ginger garlic paste, coriander, cumin powder, turmeric powder, red chili, lemon and garam masala and salt. Mix them. Once mixed add all the vegetables. Mix them together in the bowl and cover and keep it in refrigerator for 2 hours. Once done take the dough split it in to two and half and roll the dough and place it on the pizza pan. Spread the pizza sauce and then put the marinated vegetables on the dough and add mozzarella cheese and place it in the oven for 400 degrees F for 15- 20 min.

Enjoy your yummy pizza!!!!

My kids loved it!!!

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