Sunday’s feature: Indian Dessert

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This is the picture of “Gulab Jamun ” I took this picture after I finished making this dessert. I had invited my daughter’s co-worker, who was kind enough to take care of our felines for a week, while we were in Montreal.As you can see there are quite a few.I intended to give him the remaining after our dinner. He chose to take a few. I took some with us and froze the ones left.

Here is the recipe for my dessert.

Ingredients:

  1. 2 1/2 full cream milk powder( you can use skim milk powder, which is what I used)
  2. 1 cup self-raising flour(Bisquik)
  3. 11/2 tespoon soda
  4. 250 g cream cheese package
  5. 2/3 cup milk
  6. 750 gram ghee( clarified butter)
  7. oil for deep frying
  8. Syrup
  9. 2 litres(8 cups) water
  10. 4 cups sugar
  11. 1 tablespoon rose water optional
  12. Method: Combine milk powder,sifted flour and soda in an medium bowl, rub in cheese until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.Using hand knead mixture in bowl, gradually adding enough milk until mixture holds its own shape and is slightly sticky to touch.Moisten hands with extra milk, roll level tablespoons of mixture into 30 sausage shapes.melt ghee(or clarified butter ) with enough oil to make depth of 5cm in medium pan
  13. Deep fry 8 sausage shapes at a time for about five minutes or until golden brown and cooked through, stirring occasionally , drain on absorbent paper.Prick well with tooth pick ,place into syrup, cover and refrigerate.
  14. syrup: combine water and sugar in a large saucepan,stir over heat, without boiling, until sugar is dissolved, bring to boil, boil uncovered without stirring , for 10 minutes(syrup should not change color. Cool syrup slightly, if you are using rose water this is the time to add it.
  15. Enjoy this dessert.
  16. ……………………………………. 🙂

DP Daily Prompt: Someone Else’s Island

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We’ve all been asked what five objects we’d take with us to a desert island. Now it’s your best friend’s ( or close relative’s) turn to be stranded.What five objects would you send him/her off with?

I am thinking of so many things to send with my best friend, but I’m allowed only five items. I need to think of the items she cannot do without.

I thought of a rice cooker, it wont be feasible, how will she plug it on in a desert, I know there will be no electricity, I wonder if there are battery operated rice cookers or better yet will the sand get warm enough to cook the rice? My friend cannot live without rice.

Rice cooker is out, I cannot send her with rice either,what’s the alternative she needs to eat something to live. I think a box of rice cereal is awesome, it’s as close to plain rice as one can get. Milk is not a problem I’ll give her a package of milk powder for her cereal. There is plenty of water in an island, she can mix the milk powder with water and voila she’s got milk for her cereal.

Let me see she’d need a bowl for her cereal, she can use it for any other food such as berries if she is lucky enough to find some.

It will be useless to give her money where will she spend it on a desert island?

She’ll need a set of clothes and a towel. I’ve already got the five items that I’ll send with her, let’s see they are:

1. one box of cereal

2. milk powder–one package

3.bowl—one

4.set of clothes — one

5. towel– one

I am checking the list, I am horrified to see the things I’m sending with my friend to a desert island.But they are very important, food and clothing everyone needs it.

Wait a minute if she knowingly goes to a desert island as a precautionary measure wouldn’t she herself take things she needs, when we go somewhere we take things with us we might need if we stay longer and run out of medicine, extra money for food and even more clothes?

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