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Guilty and creamy!

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Dec 8, 2017, 12:27 am IST
Updated : Dec 8, 2017, 12:29 am IST

It’s the perfect season to spread some cheer and sink your teeth into these delectable Christmas treats.

Prune Chocolate cake
 Prune Chocolate cake

Prune Chocolate cake

Ingredients

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 6 tbsp butter (90g), cut into cubes
  • 1 ¼ cup of boiling water
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped pitted prunes
  • 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate

Method

  • Grease a 9 inch round cake tin with butter and line the base with parchment paper. Pre-eat your oven to 170 degree celsius.
  • In a medium bowl, combine prunes, butter and boiling water and mix well. Let it stand at room temperature until its cools.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. With a wire whisk, stir sugar in.
  • Once the date and water mixture reaches room temperature, stir in a beaten egg but make sure water is not hot else egg will get poached.
  • Stir wet ingredients into the flour mixture and mix with spatula just until the flour is moistened and no lumps of flour remain in the batter.
  • Add the chocolate and mix well.
  • Pour batter into the prepared tin. Bake for about one hour or until the toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  • Cool the cake on a wire rack at room temperature before covering with the chocolate ganache or serve it just like that.

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Chifferi Rigati With Cheese

Ingredients

  • 2 cups, chifferi rigati
  • 2 tablespoons, butter
  • 2 tablespoons, all-purpose flour
  • 2 and a half cup, milk
  • ¼ cup cream
  • ½ cup, cheddar cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup, mozzarella cheese, grated
  • ¼ teaspoon, sage leaves, finely chopped (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sage leaves, dried oregano, chilli flakes for garnish (optional)

Method

  • Cook pasta as per packet instructions.
  • In a pan, melt butter, add flour and mix very well making sure that there are no lumps.
  • Add milk and whisk thoroughly until it’s blended and there are no lumps in it. Simmer for a minute.
  • Add sage, cream cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese; season with salt and pepper and mix. Cook for another minute until the cheese melts and it’s rich and creamy.
  • Add boiled pasta and mix well. Dish out in a bowl, garnish with some oregano, chilli flakes and sage. Serve hot.

— Recipes courtesy: Bloggers from an international food company

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