Home Made Hot Chocolate Drink:
Cocoa powder 1 spoon
Gourmet coffee 2 spoons
Brown sugar as per taste
Farm fresh milk 2 cups.
Make a strong decocotion with coffee powder, set aside.
Add sugar and cocoa powder together and mix well using warm water. Heat this contents for few minutes, followed by add warm milk plus fresh coffee...pull the drink to bring some foam.
Serve warm to energize your day.
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries:
Strawberries fresh 1 cup
Dark chocolate bar 1 large
Sugar if necessary.
Melt the dark chocolate and dip the strawberries in it, pop it in your mouth...now tell me, what do you feel?
You know what...the first batch that I made disappeared in few seconds, before I could click them. So, this picture was taken' after scrapping up the berries with left over chocolate!
When I was in high school, I loved recess. Come on who didn't? Its a chance to get away from the regular boring classes. The usual obedient show' we put up on, will be broken in split second upon hearing the bell sound! We were allowed to run around like a maniac and act like a complete idiot for 45 minutes:):)
Every day, there were so many kind of fun options...goals' that need to be achieved quickly – the playground games, sneaking out to the nearby stores, meeting up at assembly hall for that loud noisy chat, I’d overwhelmingly join in any sort of group activity to pull other people's legs (invariably teasing anyone that passes by) Well, by doing so...we earned a title 'Worst Batch, Ever'...anyhoooo, nothing bothered us - duh.
The fun part is, every once in a while we would plunder our classmates lunch boxes!!! I know, I know we were such a shameless Kiddos back then, but for 14-16 year old, it was lot of fun. I have to tell you that the food tasting part got crystallized in my memory better than the pythagorous theorem, ha ha:):)
Well,I vividly remember the taste of Thayir Saadham and Masal vadai from Siva Kumar's box, how Damodharan used to bring Super-Spongy Idlies and Sathya Devi's Mom makes wonderful Ultimate Pattani Kuruma. Besides, did I tell you this...many juniors (7-10th grade)used to rob my lunch box ,every single day!!! That is before 9'O clock, in the school bus itself! Giridhari specifically completes the Lemon Rice without any mercy. Sometimes Harpreet would trade his Pulkahs to eat rice, sweet huh:) Aarthi and Gayathri loved my Mommy's Ellu Saadham so much, Naren, Suresh, Abdul Haleem, Harpreet, Vidhya Lakshi - hogged anything that I took:) Pavithra loved Pongal and Kotsu combo' a lot. Somehow, we never dined properly...but very satisfied:)
Did I tell you, I met my II grade classmate at orkut, which left me completely nostalgia:)
Unsweetened chocolate - as much as you want
Strong Coffee about 3/4 of a cup
Liquor 1/4 cup
Eggs - extra large 2 numbers
Milk - optional 1/4 cup
Salt 1 pinch
Sugar 4 spoons.
Beat sugar and eggs together for about 4-7 minutes. Once they are heavy like cream, add melted chocolate, milk, coffee and liquor to it, beat vigorously for another 7-10 minutes.
Transfer them into small cups, cover and refrigerate for at least 5-7 hours. Once they are kind of solid enough, its done.
Garnish with cherries, mint and whipped cream, serve chilled:)