23 décembre 2009

Malabar Christmas Cake - Rich Fruit Cake

Rich Fruit Cake Ingredients50g sultana 50g raisins150g candied fruits 25 g cashewnuts (chopped)50g glazed cherries(chopped)Grated lemon rind ( half lemon)Half cup black rum***100 g sugar2 tbsp water***250g butter150g sugar250g flour5 eggs3 tsp baking powderA pinch of salt1 tsp vanilla essence1 tsp almond essence***7 cloves2" cinnamon stick7 cardomoms1/2 nutmegMethodSoak the raisins overnight in a little rum.Dry roast the spice & grind to a fine powder.Make caramel using sugar & water.Preheat the oven to 180°C.In a bowl... [Lire la suite]
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21 décembre 2009

Reformation Wall / Reformation Monument - Geneva.

Reformation Wall Reformation Monument  is a giant wall of 100m long set in the Bastion Park/ Parc des Bastions. In the centre of this wall there are four statues of major Genevan Reformers each 15 ft tall - Guillaume Farel (1489-1565), Jean Calvin (1509-1564), Théodore de Bèze (1513-1605) and John Knox (1513-1572). Behind these statues stands the motto of the Reformation and of Geneva: "Post Tenebras Lux." This was inaugurated in 1909, for the 400th birth anniverasary of John Cavin & 350th... [Lire la suite]
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21 décembre 2009

National Monument, Geneva.

National MonumentNational Monument is a bronze statue of two ladies created by Robert Dorier in 1869. It's located in the Jardin Anglais & represents the union of Independent Republic of Geneva to Switzerland on Sept 12th 1814.
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18 décembre 2009

Blinis - Fluffy Russian Pancake

      Blinis    Ingredients25 cl luke warm milk1 tsp sugar20 g fresh yeast 80g flour80 g buckwheat four2 eggsSalt to taste Method Dilute yeast in luke warm milk with  sugar.Keep aside for 10mnMix both the flours & add the milk.Then add beaten eggs & stir well .(without any lumps). Keep aside for half an hour.Heat a nonstick pan / griddle with little oil. Pour a spoon full of batter. Cook on both sides .   Eat with the topping of your choice.( smoked salmon/ foie gras/salmon eggs/... [Lire la suite]
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17 décembre 2009

Snowing in Paris

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14 décembre 2009

Le Fiadone - Corsican Cheese Cake

Le Fiadone Ingredients150 g Spéculoos(cinnamon biscuits)50g butter300g brocciu (Corsican cheese)2 tbsp flour150g sugar3 eggs1/2  tsp nutmeg powder2 tsp baking powderA pinch of saltWalnuts MethodPowder the biscuits in a blender & miw it with melted butter.Preheat the oven to 180°C.Cream together the cheese & sugar.Add beaten eggs.Sieve the flour and baking powder together and fold into the cake mixture.Add nutmeg powder & stir well.Pat the biscuit mixture in the bottom of the greased cake tin.Pour the batter over... [Lire la suite]
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10 décembre 2009

Cabbage Pulav

Cabbage PulavIngredients2 green chilliesA piece of ginger4 cloves of garlic3  cups cooked Basmati rice150g cabbage ( thinly sliced)1 cup cooked green peas (optional)2 onions (chopped)2 tomatoes (chopped)1 tbsp coriander powder1 tbsp fennel seeds1/2 tsp turmeric powderSalt to tasteCoriander leaves2 tbsp ghee / oil MethodBlend first three ingredients in a mixer & keep asideHeat the oil/ ghee in a frying pan. Add the chopped onions & fry till light golden brown.Then add blended mixture, turmeric, coriander powder, salt ... [Lire la suite]
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04 décembre 2009

Crispy Butterfly Shrimp

Crispy Butterfly Shrimp Ingredients500g prawns ( fresh/frozen)1 tsp chilli powder1/2 tsp turmeric powderSalt to tasteCurry leaves (chopped)2 eggs3 tbsp cornflourBread crumbsOil for fryingMethodShell, devein and wash prawns using salt and turmeric.It you want to make butterflies, leave the tail.With a sharp knife cut upto the tail,wide open with your hands & flat them on a plate.Mix first 4 ingredients & keep in the refrigerator for 5 hours.Beat eggs along with cornflour & chopped curry leaves.Take a shrimp, dip in beaten... [Lire la suite]
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03 décembre 2009

Geneva's Flower Clock / Horloge Fleuri.

Flower Clock Geneva is famous for it's watch industry. Some of the famous manufacturers are Patek Phillipe,Mont Blanc, Tissot, Jaeger Le Coultre, Breitling, Tag Heuer etc. Flower clock / Horloge Fleuri is located in the heart of Geneva town since 1955 ie in between the Mont Blanc bridge & the Jardin Anglais. The seconds hand of this clock is 2.5m long & it's the longest second hand in the world.
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