Coffee lovers’ dessert

A few year ago, after a decent Italian dinner at a local restaurant, my friends and I shared this delicious dessert. Soft yet rich, sweet and subtle on the palette, this coffee flavored dessert was the highlight of the dinner.
tiramisu-layers
Later when I started blogging, it was mostly about jewelry and art until I decided to create a go-to place for all my recipes. The recipe for this Italian delicacy tiramisu and home-made ladyfinger had to go up here…
Tiramisu
Buy it ready-made or bake it at home, good lady-finger cookies are a ‘must have’ to make tiramisu. On my first try, I adapted the food network recipe to make the ladyfingers, which turned out pretty good. But this time,  I took a short-cut and used the ‘store brought’ ladyfingers. Tiramisu & coffee
Recipes
There may be a various ways to make tiramisu, but the traditional method is to make it with mascarpone cheese with egg yolk. Adding whipped cream just spoils the authenticity of this delicacy.
Find how to double boil the eggs for the authentic tiramisu recipe and how to make home-made lady fingers below… Continue reading
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Why is homemade pizza better?

With whole wheat base and healthy veggie toppings, the custom-made pizza is got to be better than anything you find outside. Moreover, I like my spices and trying out variety in cheese. Sometime marinated mozzarella or provolone and cheddar.

Cooking is more fun than I thought it would be. My husband brought me cook book called simple vegetarian and took hints from the book to make the pizza base. The other thing, a new camera, Yay!

There are three important factors that make a great food blog. The recipe, the presentation and the timing of photography. I always happen to screw up either the lighting or background. For once I’m happy with these photograph, I always have felt that I could be better in my previous posts. 

Ingredients

Pizza base

Whole wheat flour 1.5 cup

All purpose flour 2 cups

Dry active yeast 1 packet

Oil  3 table-spoon

Sugar 1 table-spoon

Salt as needed

Warm Water 2 cup

Oven temp – 425 F for 25 mins

Toppings

Onion 1 small

Yellow and Green bell pepper 1/2 each

Tomatoes 1 small

Pickled jalapeño as needed

Provolone cheese 7 slices

Parmesan cheese as needed

Pasta sauce 1 cup

Red chili powder 1 t spoon

Salt as needed

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Lasagna for supper

Priya’s Kitchen usually provides home-cooked indian meals, a little spicy, a little healthy. In recent days, my DH’s craving taste buds and my food blogger friend’s enthusiasm has opened new pantry door through my kitchen….I’m all about trying out easy, breeze, not-so-usual food. I’m surprised how easy and yummy they turned out  for a first-timer. This is my version of  Vegetarian…hmmm actually, Eggetarian Lasagna! 

Veggie lasagna

Ingredients

  • Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Wheat Lasagna sheets
  • Formaggio Fresh Marinated Mozzarella Cheese with Fresh Basil & Chopped Garlic 
  • Finlandia Jalapeño Muenster cheese – The real recipe calls for Ricotta cheese
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Prego tomato garlic italian sauce
  • Fresh and frozen vegetable of your choice
  • Onions
  • 3 Eggs & Spinach omelet
  • Garlic, parsley italian herbs
  • Red chili flakes
  • Butter/ Olive oil
  • Salt

Watch the slide show for the layering steps:

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Procedure 

Boil enough water  to immerse the lasagna strips, add 1/2 spoon of salt and few drops of olive oil. Cook until soft, usually 15 to 20 minutes. Continue reading