Monday, November 08, 2004

Happy Diwali & Prosperous New Year (12/13th November) to all Readers of kidsfreesouls. It's time for celebrations and as I remember the aggressive arguments of Suhel Seth in his print article in Asian Age and also on 'We the People' NDTV Debate, I feel 'Celebrating Diwali & New Year is like the feel of the Music & Dance during Christmas.' In the name of celebrations, yeah, we sure have a lot of gifts, give and takes, a lot of eats and socialising but isn't this so good feel when we take out time from our busy routines to relax and enjoy?

Anyways, I remember I once got a Softel Icecream Maker Machine from Times of India Advertisement response department for submitting Ice-cream making Recipes and here is a delightful Chocolate Cook Book I use for making chocolates during Diwali.

Wish could pass on some to Suhel Seth as a Gift...with a note 'Happy Diwali & Happy New Year..LoL

I tried The Chocolate Lovers' Cookbook and ever since then, a great Chocoholic. As some ingredients were not available in town, I grabbed this book 'Art of Chocolates: Techniques & Recipes from a friend. The books says in detail:
Start to Finish -
Ingredients and Tools
Melting and Tempering Chocolate
Spectacular Chocolate Confections
Chocolate Magic Tricks
Spectacular Chocolate Gifts
Spectacular Chocolate Cakes and Desserts
Basic Cakes, Fillings, Frostings, and Sauces

Easier to go through step by step with simple Instructions. The magic tricks are great I like most because once you make a chocolate, the appear has to be cool. So here's a mould,chocolate plates, bowls, boxes, cups, leaves, bows, flowers, tree bark various cutouts.Chocolate baskets, decorated boxes and various tricks is sure catchy. Of coz, some ingredients fall short in India, there's always some substitutes to use and I find it much easier to try my hand on one or two recipe but yeah, reading is cool n the taste touches the sweet tooth jes seeing the pics. A good pick.

- Blossomsmile ilaxi
Editor, Kidsfreesouls

1 comment:

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