Happy Diwali 2020

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Kesar Badam katli | Badam katli | Almond flour Katli | Diwali Specials

Kesar Badam Katli is a famous Indian sweet which can be found in most of the famous sweet shops. Katli is a kind of burfi made with nuts powder and sugar syrup. The most commonly seen Katli in all sweet shops is Kaju Katli which is made from cashew nut powder.Kesar Badam Katli is something similar to Kaju Katli and is made from almond powder and as the name said it's flavored with Kesar/Saffron and cardamon. 

I have added natural yellow food coloring to make it look different from kaju Katli, its totally optional. Also i have add some edible golden sheet to looks more festive, again its optional. Kesar Badam Katli tastes amazing without decorations :) I have tried many measurements / ratios of almond flour and sugar, this has worked out best for me. 

I have used store bought almond flour, it is a great short cut to this recipe. If almond flour is not available its easy to make almond flour with whole almonds. 

ALMOND FLOUR : Soak whole almonds for 4 hours. Remove the skin and pat it dry completely. Now in a blender grind the blanched almonds to a powder in very small batches.

Ingredients :

Almond flour - 1 cup 

Sugar - 3/4 cup

Water - 1/2 cup

Ghee - 1 tablespoon 

Saffron - 1 large pinch

Cardamom powder - 1/4 teaspoon 

Natural Yellow food coloring

Procedure : 

Measure all the ingredients keep it ready. Pound saffron to powder

 In a nonstick pan add 3/4 sugar and 1/4 cup water and boil till transparent

Add 1 cup of almond flour and mix well without lumps

Once mixture starts to get thicker add pounded saffron and mix

Once the mixture starts to leave the sides do a check test. Drop some almond mixture in a small cup of cold water 

Try to make a ball shape out of it. You must be able to form a soft ball

Quickly add 1 tbsp of ghee , food coloring and mix well.

Turn off the stove and add 1/4 tsp cardamon powder and mix well

Line a tray with butter paper and pour the mixture to the pan

Decorate with pistachios and edible gold leaves and allow it to cool a bit

While still warm remove katli for pan and trim the edges cut into squares 


Ghost Chocolate Bark | Halloween Treats

Halloween parties are not completed without 2 things -  Costumes and lots of themed treats. These scary-good treat ideas are a must at any Halloween party, whether you're hosting or heading to a friend's. 

These are really cute and fun to make. My kids enjoyed making them with me and who wouldn't love a bark of chocolates.

Barks are very versatile candy which can be designed accordingly to any occasion. 

Ingredients :

Semi sweet chocolate - 1
White chocolate - 1/4  cup
White Sprinkles 
Pearl candy few

Procedure : 

Line a tray with parchment paper.

Melt semi sweet chocolate chips in microware for few mins. Mix it until melted

Now mix vigorously until chocolate is nice and glossy

Pour the melted chocolate on lined tray and spread it to 1/4 inch thickness

Melt  white chocolate in same way. Scoop a spoonful of white chocolate and use a toothpick to form ghost shape

Pipe ghost eyes and mouth with melted semi sweet chocolate

Add some white sprinkles and some white pearl candy

Let it dry for 2 hours or until its harden 

Remove the wax paper and cut it into random shape (without cutting the ghost face) 

Step by Step Video :


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