PUMPKIN PIE BOURBON AND PEAR COCKTAIL

Ingredients: For the cocktail: 1 1/2 oz pumpkin pie spiced bourbon 1 1/2 oz pear syrup 1/4 oz lemon juice 2 oz sparkling water For the pumpkin pie spiced bourbon: 375ml bottle of bourbon 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice blend For the pear syrup (makes ~6-8 oz):  1 cup chopped bartlett pear (~ 1 large…

Cranberry & Cinnamon Whiskey Sour

prep 20 mins cook 10 mins total 30 mins author bakerbynature yield 4 servings This stunning cranberry and cinnamon whiskey sour is the ultimate holiday cocktail! Ingredients Cranberry & Cinnamon Whiskey Sour – Baker by Nature Makes 4 cocktails Ingredients: 2 cups fresh cranberries 2 cups water 2 cups sugar 2 cinnamon sticks 3/4 cup…

Candy Cane-Kahlua Hot Chocolate

Take that, peppermint mocha. LEVEL: EASY SERVES: 1 INGREDIENTS 1/2 c. whole milk 1/2 c. heavy cream 1 candy cane 3 tbsp. sipping chocolate 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1 1/2 oz. Kahlua whipped cream candy canes DIRECTIONS In a saucepan over low heat, warm whole milk and heavy cream. Add 1 candy cane and…

Mulled Wine Sangria

Give sangria a holiday twist by making a mulled wine studded with red and green fruit. It’s perfect hot or cold, so the choice is yours. Want to keep it warm during your holiday party? Pop the sangria in your slow cooker on the “keep warm” setting (or low). LEVEL: MODERATE YIELD: 6 TO 8…

Pear Mimosas

On its own, pear nectar can be a little, well, thick. But cut it with 2 parts dry champagne and you’re in business. TOTAL TIME: 0:05 PREP: 0:05 LEVEL: EASY SERVES: 4 INGREDIENTS 3/4 c. pear nectar 1 bottle champagne Pear slices, for garnish DIRECTIONS In champagne flutes, add pear nectar and top off with…

Pomegranate Moscow Mule

This festive twist on the classic cocktail will kill it at all your holiday parties.Moscow mules are even better with holiday flavors. LEVEL: EASY SERVES: 1 INGREDIENTS 2 oz. vodka 1 oz. pomegranate juice 1 tbsp. pomegranate seeds 1 tbsp. lime juice 1 tsp. honey 1/2 c. ice ginger beer Sprig of Rosemary DIRECTIONS In…

Pomegranate Mimosas

Sweet and slightly tart, these ruby-red mimosas are classy for any party. TOTAL TIME: 0:05 PREP: 0:05 LEVEL: EASY SERVES: 4 INGREDIENTS 1 c. sweetened pomegranate juice 1 bottle champagne Pomegranate seeds, for garnish DIRECTIONS In champagne flutes, fill with 1/4 cup sweetened pomegranate juice and top off with champagne. Garnish with pomegranate seeds.

Gingerbread Eggnog White Russian

Everyone’s favorite holiday drink gets boozy and a little spicy. TOTAL TIME: 0:05 LEVEL: EASY YIELD: 2 SERVES: 2 INGREDIENTS 1/2 tsp. cinnamon for rimming glasses 2 tsp. sugar for rimming glasses 4 oz. eggnog 4 oz. vodka 4 oz. Kahlua 3 tsp. 3 teaspoons molasses 1/8 tsp. ginger Whipped cream for topping Molasses drizzle…

Fireball Hot Toddies

This can cure your cold and your winter blues. LEVEL: EASY SERVES: 2 INGREDIENTS 2 c. boiling water 1/4 c. warm caramel 2 tsp. honey Juice of 1/2 lemon 1/4 c. Fireball 2 cinnamon sticks 2 star anise DIRECTIONS Bring water to a boil and dip glasses in caramel. Add honey to each glass and…

Recipe of Coconut and Litchi Creme Caramel

An Asian twist to caramel custard with lychees and coconut milk. Ingredients 400 ml coconut milk 100 gm sugar 6 eggs 100 gms chopped lychees 150 gms sugar for caramel 1 big pinch nutmeg 1 cup water How to Make Coconut and Litchi Creme Caramel Heat the coconut milk, add sugar, eggs and nutmeg. Don’t…

Recipe of Caramel Custard

Ingredients 125 gms sugar 1/2 liter milk 4 Tbsp custard powder (vanilla flavored) 1/2 tsp vanilla essence 2 tsp chocolate (powdered) How to Make Caramel Custard Caramelize 25 gm of sugar in a non stick pan with 1 tablespoon of water. Boil on a low flame for ten minutes till the sugar turns into golden…

Recipe of Bajra Tartlets With Fruit Custard

These pretty little tartlets come with the goodness of bajra. You can fill them up with any creamy delight of your choice, such as cream cheese. Top them up with fruits and serve them as tea-time treats. Ingredients For the Tartlets: 1/2 cup bajra flour 1/2 cup wheat flour 1 Tbsp caster sugar A pinch…

Recipe of Floating Islands

Fluffy meringue mixture cooks in the hot custard just off the stovetop. Ingredients 5 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 tsp salt 4 cups milk – scalded 1 tsp vanilla How to Make Floating Islands Beat three egg yolks and two whole eggs slightly. Add sugar and salt, mix well and add hot milk gradually, stirring…

Recipe of Fruit Trifle

Enjoy digging into this colourful dessert layered with fruits, cake, custard and jelly. Ingredients 1 tin stewed fruits Sponge cake bits to layer 1 cup custard powder 3 cups Milk 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla essence 1 bowl Jelly, any flavour Bourbon biscuits to layer How to Make Fruit Trifle Make the Jelly and…

Recipe of Microwave Caramel Custard

Golden custard made out of eggs, milk and sugar in a microwave. Ingredients 3/4 cup (180 gm) sugar 2 Tbsp water 4 eggs 2 tsp cornflour 2 cups (450 ml) milk 1 tsp vanilla essence A flat round microwavable dish, 6″-7″ in diameter, at least 3″ high How to Make Microwave Caramel Custard Place 1/4…

Recipe of Summer Fruits with Homemade Custard

Thick and creamy custard with the light flavor of vanilla. Served in a martini glass with chopped fruits of your choice. Ingredients 1 vanilla bean 500 ml milk 6 Tbsp sugar 8 large egg yolks Seasonal fruits of your choice, chopped How to Make Summer Fruits with Homemade Custard Open up the vanilla bean completely…

Recipe of Coconut Custard with Jamun Sauce

A smooth coconut custard with a beautiful looking jamun sauce. The jamun sauce has mild flavors of cardamom and rose water. Ingredients 250 ml coconut milk 4 eggs 100 gm castor sugar For the jamun sauce: 250 gm sugar 250 ml water 6 pc cardamom 200 gm jamun berries 2 Tbsp rose water How to…

Recipe of Lagan Nu Custard

‘Lagan-Nu-Custard’ is a Parsi dessert prepared during weddings. The name itself means ‘wedding custard’. Made with simple everyday ingredients like milk, eggs, butter and nuts. Ingredients Oven temp: 350 F-180 C 5 cups (1 kg) full cream milk 1/4 cup sugar 6 green cardamoms 1/8 tsp nutmeg – powdered together with the cardamoms 1/2 tsp…

Recipe of Fruit Custard

The good old custard made with eggs, sugar, milk, cardamom and a hint of vanilla. Ingredients 4 egg yolks 3 Tbsp sugar 400 ml milk 100 ml cream 1/2 tsp vanilla essence 4 green cardamom cloves 1 Tbsp flour, to thicken 1 1/2 cups freshly cut fruits How to Make Fruit Custard On a double…

Recipe of Detox Tofu Dessert

Ingredients 1 cup tofu 1 cup strawberries 1/2 tsp orange zest, grated 1 Tbsp honey How to Make Detox Tofu Dessert In a blender add tofu, strawberry, honey and orange zest. Mix well. Pour out in a cup. Garnish with orange zest and fresh strawberries.

Recipe of Lemon Tart

A lemony dessert to end your meal on a fresh note. Tart cases filled with lemon curd consisting of lemon rind. Ingredients For the Tarts: 100 gm flour 50 gm butter 50 gm sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla essence A pinch of powdered almonds A pie dish for baking Lemon Filing: 200 gm sugar 125 gm…

Recipe of Chocolate Chip and Almond Cookies

Life is better with some freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. Bake a batch today! Ingredients 2 eggs 1 bowl sugar powder 250 gm butter 3 cups flour 2 Tbsp cinnamon powder 1/2 cup chocolate chip 1 Tbsp baking soda 1/2 cup almonds How to Make Chocolate Chip and Almond Cookies Blend butter and sugar powder…

Recipe of Baked Paneer Samosa

Samosa cones filled with a delectable and tangy paneer stuffing, baked perfect! Ingredients 6-7 samosa bases 250 gm paneer 1 cup peas 1/2 cup onions 1 tsp ginger and garlic paste 1/2 tsp chilli powder Salt to taste How to Make Baked Paneer Samosa Take crushed paneer, add chopped onions, fresh peas, ginger & garlic…

Recipe of Margherita Pizza

The classic Marghertia pizza with mozzarella cheese and basil leaves. Ingredients Pizza dough Passata sauce 1 cup Grated mozzarella cheese Handful of basil leaves Extra virgin olive oil Pepper How to Make Margherita Pizza Pre-heat oven at its highest mark and flour baking tray. Roll out dough and place on the tray. Spread a thin…

Recipe of Home Style Baked Pasta

Pasta mingled with a fresh veggie mix, some tangy tomato puree and lots of cheese. Topped with breadcrumbs and baked golden. Ingredients 200 gm any short pasta 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 medium sized onion, chopped 1 Tbsp minced garlic 1 cup mixed bell peppers 1 cup sliced mushrooms 1 cup spinach, blanched, chopped 1…

Recipe of Dum Paneer Kali Mirch

A fragrant curry brightened with black pepper. Exclude the cream if you want to make it low fat. Ingredients 1 tsp oil 4 cloves 4 green cardamoms 1 inch piece cinnamon 1 onion fried till brown and blended with little water to make paste Paste of 1 tsp ginger and 1 tsp garlic with 4…

Recipe of Dum Aloo Lakhnavi

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 45 Minutes Fried potatoes stuffed with paneer, mingled in a rich, masaledar onion and tomato gravy. Perfect dish to dazzle a crowd. Ingredients 1/2 kg potatoes 100 gm mashed potatoes 100 gm crumbled paneer 1 tsp red chilli powder salt to taste 1 tsp garam masala 1 1/2 tsp…

AUTHENTIC SAMBAR RECIPE

INGREDIENTS Vegetables : Ash gourd – 100g, cubed Tomatoes – 2, cubed Drumsticks – 6 to 7 pieces -chopped medium size Lady’s finger – 15 to 20 pieces, chopped medium size Red Pumpkin -50g – cubed 1/2 cup – Toor Dal 1 small marble-sized ball – Tamarind (to be soaked in warm water) Vegetables such…

A RENDEZVOUS WITH RICE RECIPE

HOW TO MAKE A RENDEZVOUS WITH RICE: Wash the rice and soak in 4 cups of water and a pinch of salt for 15 minutes. Place on heat and bring to boil. Reduce heat and cook on low heat till done and all the water is absorbed. Cover and allow to stand for 15 minutes…

Grilled White House Pizza

“Sweet potatoes add welcome texture to pizza—and they’re delicious with tomato sauce!” — Cristeta Comerford and Sam Kass, executive chef and assistant chef of the White House TOTAL TIME: 1:15 PREP: 0:30 LEVEL: Easy SERVES: 8 Ingredients White Hamon sweet potatoes 2 Small Eggplants 2 tsp. red peppers ½ c. olive oil Salt and freshly…