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Honey Crunch Cookies

OK, so I am early from work, and suddenly I don’t know why  I am having a strong craving for something sweet… extra sweet. Ok! ok! ok! Not suddenly! It’s very regular. Something sweet before meal, after meal, in between meal. I have a sweet tooth,  sorry. jaw!

Let’s talk about comfort food.

Chocolates. Potatoes. Chips. Ice-cream. Pizza. A big bowl of corn flakes, with  milk, jam and a generous serving of Hershey’s chocolate sauce! Absolutely sinful.

As a child I remember I was way too much into mixing the odd things, which sometimes used to be as delightful as the one mentioned above or… a total disaster! And no! I am not going to talk about the disaster part here.

Can we talk about the cookies now?

All set!

I am a huge fan of the Baskin Robin’s Honey-Crunch Ice-cream. So these cookies are inspired by the Honey Crunch Ice cream.

These are gorgeous, chewy, little treats, with brown sugar. These are like the chocolate chip cookies, without the chocolate, of course!

Cookie Dough

And they sound so simple- Honey Crunch cookies

Honey Cinnamon and Sesame. A combination that feels so utterly refined and pleasingly natural. And yes! They just take about 5 minutes to bake.

If you want to throw in some chocolate chips, then we are so totally friends for life! 🙂

HONEY CRUNCH COOKIES- RECIPE

Makes 6 cookies

2 cups -Cornflakes (Crushed)

2 tsp- Honey

1 tsp- Milk Powder

1 tsp- Wheat Flour

1 tsp- Brown Sugar

1/2 tsp sesame seeds

1/2 tsp Cinnamon Powder

1 tsp Butter

Mix the butter with sugar, milk powder, cinnamon, honey, sesame seeds and wheat flour. Once they ingredients are properly mixed, tip in the cornflakes and mix well.

Make round shaped cookies. Just in case the mixture doesn’t come together, 1-2 tsp of milk would bind it well.

Bake the cookies for 5 mins at 150 degrees. Allow it to cool and have it with a steaming cup of coffee.

Now if you excuse me, I have a cookie bowl to lick…

Thank you very much.

More to come…..

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Stewed Pears in Orange Juice With Dry Fruit Chikki

Is it evident that I have a sweet tooth?

Let me give you a sneak-peak into my bag. You will find, a bar of chocolate, a box of raisins, a lip-balm, few cadbury eclairs, lots of chocolate wrappers and a phone. So basically it’s not sweet tooth, it’s a  sweet jaw!

It feels great when you wake up early morning, only to realize that you have a day off! Cooking is my way of relaxing. I had to make something using whatever ingredients I had. My mom always tells me, a good cook always makes the best use of whatever ingredients available and mothers are always right!

I had some crunchy pears in my fridge. Pears it is!

Juicy and crunchy Pears

Its a very comforting feeling when you know that you have all the ingredients ready and there is no need to run to the store.

I am armed! 🙂

A new addition to my kitchen! Scrapper cum fridge-magnet! Cool stuff! 😀

Baby Scooper. Can I just go awww?!

This dessert is a tool. It combats:

a. Impulsive craving for sweets.

b. Irregular grumpies

c. Panic attacks. (In my case, I have too much to do in the coming week and a wedding to attend. I should have started on with my diet today! damn! )

Orange Juice

After I am done with this, I will surely lose start exercising regularly and lose some weight. Promise. (but my fingers are crossed behind my back.)

Crisp, Buttery- Dry fruit chikki/praline

All set to be stewed

There are some simple rules of enjoying this dessert

1. You are not allowed to eat the crunchy chikki/praline all at once.  Not unless you live by yourself… then you totally can!

2. You must eat this dessert with ice-cream. Vanilla and Butterscotch preferred.

3. You should appreciate the light mauve color, the pear takes after it is stewed. It’s really beautiful.

Oooh la laaaaa!

 STEWED PEARS IN ORANGE JUICE WITH DRY FRUIT CHIKKI- RECIPE

2 Pears- Scooped in the middle

1 cup Orange Juice

1 tsp Cinnamon powder

1 tsp Nutmeg

2-3 tsp Sugar

For the Chikki

1 tsp butter

1 cup Dry Fruits of your choice ground coarsely

3-4 tsp sugar

Water

Scoop out the seeds of the pears, with a scooper/spoon. In a pan, take the orange juice, sugar, water, cinnamon and nutmeg and bring it to a boil. Tip in the scooped out pears and cook for about 10 minutes. Now take the pears out and microwave them for about 6 mins. Put them back again in the orange-spice syrup and allow it to simmer.

In a separate pan, take the butter and sugar. Add water, just enough to wet the sugar. Bring it to a boil and add in the dry fruits. Give it a mix and spread it out on a greased plate and allow it to cool.

Take a bowl, scoop out some ice-cream, take the pears and place the dry fruit mix in the scooped out part of pears. The pears should be hot/warm.

Enjoy this wonderful hot and cold dessert!

More to come 🙂 …….

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