Raksha Bandhan Dessert Recipes from Toshin Patisserie, The Ritz Carlton Bangalore, TYGR & KODE!

Recipe- Beyond the ozone

By Toshin Shetty, Chocolatiet & Patisier

Vanilla Sponge

195 g all purpose flour


30 g cornstarch


1⁄4 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking soda


200 g granulated sugar


1⁄2 cup melted unsalted butter

250 ml thick buttermilk


1 tsp. vanilla essence.

For mango cream cheese layer

  • 75 gms mango pulp
  • 300 gms mascarpone cream cheese
  • 125 gms  35% whipping cream 
  • 5 gms agar agar flakes soaked in 1/2 cup water

For Mango Pulp.

Cut fresh 6 alphanso mangoes

100gms Sugar (for 1 kg Puree)

For  mangoFilling.

50 gms mango pulp

50 gms chopped mango

Yellow chocolate spray

20 g white chocolate

20 g cocoa butter

1 g yellow food color

Method


Vanilla Sponge

Pre heat oven to 190 ° C. 


Sieve all dry ingredients in one bowl. Give it a quick mix. 


Mix all wet ingredients in another bowl. 


Now pour wet ingredients to dry ones and whip it until no lumps, do not 
over mix. 


Spread onto baking tray and baked at 190 ° C for 10-15 min. Once cool cut it, according to size of the mould.

Mango Cheesecake

  • Heat 25 Gms of whipping cream and add agaragar.
  • Fold the mascarpone cheese and mango pulp
  • Fold the mascarpone cream cheese and the heated whipping cream agar agar mix.
  • Whip 100gms of whipping cream,
  • Fold the Whip cream with mango cream cheese mix.

Assembly (fromtop to bottom) 


  • Pipe in the Mango cheesecake in half way and set it in refrigerator.
  • Spoon the mango filling in between of the cheese cake mix which is half set.
  • Pipe the Mango cheesecake till the top; lay the vanilla sponge at the Top. and set it in the freezer till it is rock hard.
  • Demould it and spray the yellow chocolate spray on top and place a desired chocolate garnish.

Dish Name – Cream Paris Brest

Paris–Brest is a French dessert, made of choux pastry and a praline flavored cream.

Ingredients:

Praline paste

  • 75 g whole roasted hazelnut
  • 75 g whole roasted almond
  • 100 g sugar
  • 30 g water
  • Pinch of salt

Choux pastry

  • 125 g flour
  • 200g milk
  • 10 g sugar
  • 2 g salt
  • 80 g butter
  • 4 whole eggs

Praline mousseline cream

  • 480 g milk
  • 4 egg yolk
  • 70 g sugar
  • 20 g flour
  • 30 g starch
  • 15 g butter
  • 200 g praline paste
  • 150 g butter room temp

Method:

  • To make the choux pastry, preheat oven to 340 degrees. In a saucepan add milk, butter, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil, and then remove from heat. Add the flour and mix vigorously with a wooden spoon. Return the pan to the heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly, then remove from heat and let it cool for 2 minutes.
  • Break the eggs into a large mixing bowl, then add the pastry mix and whisk until smooth. Mixture should hold its shape when a finger is run through it. Transfer this into a piping bag fitted with a 1/2-inch round tip. Pipe 6 large balls inside each donut ring, making sure they meet up fully in a circle. Brush the tops with egg wash, and then bake for 25 minutes. Brush each pastry ring with egg wash again, and then sprinkle with almonds. Bake for another 5 minutes, and then place on a wire rack to cool.
  • To make the praline: Finely slice the hazelnuts and toast them for 5 minutes in a saucepan, then allow this to cool. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • In a saucepan, add the sugar and water. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to a fast boil, keeping watch over it until it turns a dark amber color. Remove from heat and stir in the toasted nuts, then pour onto the parchment paper and allow cooling. Once cooled, blitz half of the praline to a fine powder in a spice grinder or food processor. Chop the remaining praline into small pieces and set aside.
  • To assemble: When the pastry is cool, cut each one into two pieces by slicing horizontally through the middle. Whip the cream to soft peaks then fold in the ground praline. Whip the cream again slightly, if needed, to bring it to a firm piping consistency, and transfer it into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe rosettes of cream all around the bottom half of the pastry, and then add a sprinkling of chopped pralines before adding the lid. Top with sliced almonds, dust with powdered sugar and serve.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore:

The first Ritz Carlton hotel in India, the Ritz –Carlton, Bangalore is situated in the central business district providing expansive city views featuring 277 luxurious guest rooms and suites, 6 contemporary food and beverage venues, city’s only luxury roof top bar, unmatched and dedicated wellness floor, exceptional meeting rooms for large and medium sized events coupled with the legendary Ritz-Carlton personalized service. To learn more, please visit www.ritzcarlton/bangalore

Chocolate Fudge

TYGR: Chef Sahil Singh

Dish: Chocolate Fudge

Following is the recipe for 10 portions of Chocolate Fudge from TYGR.

Ingredient

  1. Dark Chocolate 700 g
  2. Cream 500 g
  3. Thyme 5 g
  4. Gelatin 8 g

Method

  1. Melt Chocolate on a double boil.
  2. Heat cream in a pan.
  3. Add melted Dark Chocolate
  4. Add thyme sprigs  
  5. Bloom Gelatin separately in hot water
  6. Take cream off heat and add gelatin.
  7. Pour into mould and allow to set in the refrigerator.


Fake Scramble Egg

KODE- Chef Momin Faqi

·       Base – Brioche bun half – fried in butter
·       Fake Egg white – white chocolate ganache
– Fake egg yolk –
·       Mango fruit purée (tin) + gulco (strong calcium)
·       Drop in sodium alginate bath (ratio – 1 ltr water + 7 gm sodium alginate)
– Ice cream batch –
·       4 ltr vanilla ice cream
·       1 ltr heavy cream
·       350 ml peach syrup
Dry ice shaving –
For assembly
·       Place brioche bread on a plate
·       Pour white chocolate ganache
·       Place mango sphere
·       Pour ice cream mix from an empty egg shell in a bowl then gradually add dry ice shaving to freeze the ice cream mix
·       Plate the ice cream around the fake fried egg

Monsoon Guide by W and Aurelia!

Monsoon never fails to surprise us and its unpredictable nature probably makes us fall in love with the season each time.

With the beginning of monsoon, we are happily willing to bid goodbye to the scorching heat; keep the trend going when it comes to your fashion statements. This monsoon stay fashionable, choose from various styles and colors from the house of W & Aurelia.

Description

Blue round neck kurta with printed detail and mock placket on the front. Team it up white tights and ring-toed flats for a gorgeous look.

Brand and Price: Aurelia INR: 1499

Yellow round neck kurta with printed and tie-up detail on the front. Flaunt it with black pants and danglers for a chic look.

Brand and Price: Aurelia INR:1999/-

Blue round neck flared sleeve kurta with floral print detail. Up your style quotient by flaunting it with heels and danglers

Brand and Price: W INR: 2499/-

Black mandarin neck kurta with all-over printed detail. Pair it with black churidar and dupatta for that flawless look

Brand and Price: W INR:3999/-

Pink round neck flared kurta with floral print detail. This dress is perfect to flaunt with heels and danglers

Brand and Price: W INR: 2799/-

RC Bafna’s exquisite collection for special monsoon occasions!

RC Bafna Jewellers, one of the largest jewellery houses with a legacy of over four decades is known for its timeless craftsmanship, unique designs and exceptional product quality. This Monsoon, RC Bafna’s classic designs from across its collections embody the poetry, romance and elements the season stands for.

The rains in India are a perfect setting for breezy monsoon weddings, much-awaited proposals and ‘I Said Yes’ moments amidst the showers. Add that to the slew of festivals and family functions and you have every reason in the world for jewellery which is an expression of the season is memorable and adds to the beauty of the moment.

R. C Bafna’s creations feature striking colors like lush green, shades of blue and floral accents in diamonds and gemstones to spruce up each creation. The jewels are also intricately crafted based on nature inspired motifs including leaves, blooming flowers and the ever graceful-peacock.  Droplet designs and swirls depicting gusty winds are an excellent fit for the dreamy season and can be worn across attires right from traditional to contemporary wear. An array of designs is crafted out of purest of gold, finest diamonds and precious stones.


Mr. Sidharth Bafna, Director at RC Bafna Jewellers commented, “We always strive to offer creative jewellery designs that will appeal to our customers in every season and occasion.  Blending traditionalism with contemporary designs we are happy to present customers with designs fit for the monsoon and all the heartwarming occasions of the season.’’

RC Bafna has been able to carve its way and establish trust among the customers for generations.

About RC Bafna Jewellers:

RC Bafna is one of the most Trusted Jewellery brands in India. The wide array of choice combined with customer-first services, such as customization, jewellery cleaning & polishing and the karat meters makes every RC Bafna showroom one stop shopping destination for fine jewellery.

From being a Software Engineer to Baking the unique tale of Cook with Archi by Archita!

Hi Archita, welcome to the interview session of Anamitra’s Blog. To start with, we would request you to tell us a few lines about yourself.

I am Archita born & brought up in a small town of UttarPradesh. I am an electronics engineer by education, worked as a software engineer for quite some time before turning into a full-time baker.

How did you get started with baking? At what age did you bake your first cake?

I was always fascinated with the baking stuff. One of the main reasons is no one in our family or even relatives know anything about baking.

It was during my second year holidays of engineering studies, I had tried my first cake when I was 19. There is this friend of mine in college who used to bring few tea-time cakes after every vacation. So I got the recipe from her mom since I love her bakes it was a very basic vanilla cake recipe.

How was your first baking experience?

I tried the vanilla cake recipe shared by my friend’s mom. The cake rose nicely but sinked as soon as it was out of oven. When I tried to bake it again for some more time so that the center gets cooked, the cake got burnt on the sides.

How did you learn baking?

I tried few recipes from internet afterwards only to realize that my baking basics are all wrong. So after my elder son was born & during my maternity break from office, I attended my first ever baking class. I was in Pune during that time & it was a one day class with few basic recipes. I just fell in love with baking that very day. After that it was mostly practice at home for a long time & a few more advanced level classes later in Hyderabad.

When did you decide to become a professional baker and start your baking business? What was the inspiration behind the decision?

‘CookWithArchi’ (CWA) was founded with an intention to share the recipes related to both cooking & baking in a very detailed fashion. However, the blogging went on hold after my younger son was born. It was during this time that baking took a lead around 2016 & since then there was no looking back. The only inspiration behind this decision was my passion & love for this art. I am blessed to convert my passion into my profession.

Please tell us about your baking company Cook with Archi?

After baking for years, I had realized that in India very limited flavors of cakes are readily available. The knowledge of baked products is very little and there is this whole range of cakes both frosting ,non-frosting and healthy bakes which is completely unexplored. We at CWA focus a lot on this part of baking.

What are some of the challenging cake ideas that you have performed till date?

A Unicorn cake wherein each sponge layer has 3 different colors, frosted with three different color butter cream, has golden drip & last but not the least topped with assorted color macarons.

A whopping 2 tier – 5kg – all whipped cream – naked blackforest cake; all made from scratch without any prior knowledge of tier cakes.

What are some of the signature products of your company? Which one is your personal favourite?

I will tell you one in each category because we really have a big menu. Caramel cake under icing cakes, Fudgy brownies under brownies, Orange pound cake under non-icing cakes & Polenta budino with Plum Marmellata under dessert section. Each of these is different from another & my favourite but yes fudgy brownies anytime please .

Being a baker, you must have had to overcome challenges. Please tell us about them.

Having worked as a software professional for a long time to running my own business now, challenges are in every field. And I very strongly believe each challenge make you come out stronger & bolder.

The main challenge that I have faced initially as a home baker for most of my orders is the costing of the cakes & similar baked stuff. To overcome this I have started educating my clients on the reasons. I made sure to cover this topic at the end of my each workshop. Not just that, I have started writing detailed posts on my social media platforms so that the followers can relate & understand. It took me quite sometime though, but now I have a list of clients who order from CWA every time to celebrate any of their special days/ occasions.

Narrate some of your success stories.

I have always believed that ‘Success is a Journey & not a Destination’. With each achieved goal we set another goal, with each failure we acquire some skill & learn some lessons which we use further for our next goal.

What plans do you have to scale your business operations?

Currently my both hands are full with work. Raising two young kids & a full-time baking business is a lot of work and I really don’t want to compromise on any part of each one’s growth.

Having said that my final aim is to open a chain of nice picturesque baking studios across country where everything related to baking would be available. Starting with a workshop area, a baking products retail store, a production house etc. We are always going to work on pre-order basis & our product focus is and will always be to create healthy, innovative & high end baking products.

Your advice to those who wish to take up baking as a profession.

Cakes play an important role for making occasions even more special. So it’s important for people like us to not just make them look beautiful but at the same time they should taste great too. Irony is the focus of this industry is slowly shifting from healthy baking to only decoration.

How can all the customers stay connected with you as well as your baking classes?

I have an Instagram & Facebook page with name ‘CookWithArchi’ where I post most of my cake pictures, class details & even my daily life snippets. Follow & stay tuned!!

Facebooklink: https://www.facebook.com/cookwitharchi/

Instagram: CookwithArchi

Wardrobe Guide For The Festival Of Eid by Wishful, Aurelia & W!

One of the most popular tradition associated with the festival of Eid is dressing up in vibrant and colorful outfits.

From shimmering Anarkalis to Stylish Plazos, women want to look their best. There is a rise in demand for functional outfits that people can wear for ceremonial outings and Iftar dinners. As the holy month of Ramadan approaches its end, here are few wardrobe options that may make a perfect fit for the festival of Eid.

Beige Round Neck Embellished Kurta

This beige colored round neck full sleeves kurta from Wishful has an embellished printed detail all-over which gives it a rich look.

Yellow Round Neck Embellished Kurta Set

This set by W has a round neck embellished kurta, flared palazzos and contrast dupatta having tassels.

Green Round Neck Floral Print Kurta

This green round neck 3/4 sleeve kurta from Wishful has floral print detail and keyhole on the neckline.

A blue mandarin neck tie-up dress is Disha’s choice for special occasions. This blue dress by Aurelia is apt for an evening sortie as well as a traditional do. Flaunt it with a pair of jhumkas and ring-toed flats.

Pink Round Neck Embellished Kurta Set

This set from Wishful has a round neck kurta with embellished neckline, knitted churidar and embroidered dupatta.

From an EdTech enterprise start up at the age of 21 to Walnut Folks The unique tale of Sahiba Dhandhania!

1.Hi Sahiba, welcome to the interview session of Anamitra’s Blog. To start with, we would request you to tell us a few lines about yourself.

I am a digital marketer by profession & the co-founder of Walnut Folks. At a young age of 21, I had set up my first startup, which was an EdTech enterprise. The same got awarded as the best startup on the campus by Economic Times in 2015 for the unique business model & unparalleled growth. I have also worked in the capacity of Business & Marketing Head and Marketing Consultant for media giants in India & abroad. Presently, you can say I am the marketing wizard at Walnut Folks who seamlessly integrates thought-provoking designs with pertinent marketing strategies to create highly impactful campaigns for the brands we work with.

2.  How did you get the idea of starting Walnut Folks?

When anyone thinks of a big marketing agency, they assume for it to be based out of cities like Mumbai, Delhi or Bangalore. You’d barely ever think of anything beyond these, let alone Nagpur. I’ve been running a result oriented marketing agency that services leading brands of our country, through a city that can be traversed in an hour. The measurable impact on the brands and the young talent that I’m fortunate to work with makes me empowered. Every day at work I know that through my humble attempt I will be able to inspire a young girl to dream and achieve and that makes me feel empowered.

3. Please tell us more about your journey of Walnut Folks from the beginning till now?

My idea behind starting Walnut Folks was that no one ever tries to consider tier 2 cities like Nagpur & I wanted to change that. I wanted to make people believe that just to pursue their dreams & careers, they don’t need to move their lives outside their hometown, they don’t have to go to Mumbai or Pune; they can do it by staying in Nagpur. For the last year, running Walnut Folks from Nagpur, I have been nurturing young talent there, while at the same time providing our clients exceptional quality & working like any leading national agency would.

With a 30+ membered strong team we have worked on brand strategies and nationwide marketing campaigns for big and powerful multinational B2B brands like BVC Ventures – World’s leading precious logistics group, Sopariwala Exports – a leading export house with 100s of product lines, 4Fruitz – a multinational confectionery brand, Cranfield University UK – incorporated by Royal Charter of UK, KCC Construction Group, DP Jain, University of California Riverside and many more.

I aim to create a full ecosystem of highly skilled marketing professionals in the city and not just at Walnut Folks. Undaunted by the scale of the task ahead of us we are determined to put Nagpur on the Advertising map of India, and eventually the world.

4.   What challenges did you face as a woman entrepreneur and How did you overcome them?

I believe whether it is a man or a woman, whenever someone starts a startup they have to face some obstacles & so have I over the years. Apart from the regular challenges of funds, support, validating the business model I personally had to face some music because I was back then a young 21-year-old girl. It was difficult for my vision or intentions to be taken seriously.

My first startup shutdown due to circumstantial unforeseen reasons and that was one of the most difficult phases of my life. I had stopped being my normal self and lost all faith in my capabilities, up to the point, I had become clinically depressed. In addition to what I put my own self through, there were tons of people who found it an opportune time to tell me that this was destined to happen.

Pushing myself out of this, and propelling towards a new venture took over a year but has truly been the greatest experience. But now I see that quite a few people who were working with me in my previous venture have now become successful entrepreneurs, each working on a cause that truly motivates them. Having had the privilege to groom them and contribute to their journey in whatever way makes me feel really overwhelmed.

5 What is the USP for Walnut Folks?

We are a result oriented Marketing Agency that delivers outstanding growth to businesses through the use of data and creativity, powered by technology. We understand each of our brand’s business objectives and get done whatever is it that they need. From Website Development, Search Engine Optimization to Social Media Marketing and Brand Identity Design, we got it all covered.

We follow a unique approach towards creating marketing solutions for our brands. It is a process through which we uncover the finest elements of brands and create the most efficient communication and marketing stories from them.

Enamored by Growth Driven Marketing, we believe that marketing strategies should not be hit or miss. We research to understand the target audience, craft marketing strategies to suit them best and then iterate them on the basis the data that comes back from our campaigns. It helps our clients grow quickly without wasteful spends. For every brand that we work with, we follow a 5 step mechanism, to provide them the perfect service on our end. These 5 steps are highly essential & are as mentioned below.

Friendly Chat
We start with a quick conversation to get a sense of what the brand’s challenges are, what they’ve tried and if we’re the right digital marketing agency for them. Because we don’t believe in hard selling.

Marketing Opportunities & Capability Analysis
If we think we can help a brand, we put together Marketing Insights specifically for the company. Analyzing their business’ digital presence and effectiveness of specific channel strategies, we create an execution plan which maximizes all the opportunities we see for growth.

Strategy Simulation
We start with getting our brands as many quick and early wins as possible, while setting up specific, long-term and scalable digital marketing strategies.

Full rollout
We roll out our full execution plan, focusing on timely, tactical implementation, and setting up scalable growth opportunities. This frees up the brands to work on other high impact areas of business.

Learn and adjust
Our marketing team continually monitors results at every step of the process and then leverages that to get our brands more wins.

6. Narrate some of your success stories.

With a 30+ member-ed strong team she has worked on brand strategies and nationwide marketing campaigns for big and powerful multinational B2B brands like BVC Ventures – World’s leading precious logistics group, Sopariwala Exports – a leading export house with 100s of product lines, 4Fruitz – a multinational confectionery brand, Cranfield University UK – incorporated by Royal Charter of UK, KCC Construction Group, DP Jain, University of California Riverside and many more.


7. Do you encourage other women entrepreneurs who make similar ventures? What tips do you have for them?

Every time a woman decides to become an entrepreneur, you create a ripple of changes in your house, society and this country. Tread on this road wisely, because many young girls are watching you. First and foremost, believing in my own force without feeling undermined by anyone and at the same time not behaving like I have a chip on my shoulder because I’m a woman makes me feel empowered. Feeling equal, makes me feel empowered.


Website:

https://walnutfolks.com



Home Remedies for Glowing Skin!

Every woman wishes for a perfect skin irrespective of whether you are a housewife,student or a working professional and it is very important that we take care of our skin.

Our skin is delicate and exposing it to harmful chemicals is not the right thing to do. In today’s culture due to stress lifestyle, hectic work schedules, insufficient sleep, lack of nutritious diet, pollution, extreme smoking ,extreme drinking and UV sun rays have made our skin gloomy and dry. It is a part and parcel of our life and we cannot run away from them however the home remedies will save the skin from loss of glow and radiance.

As I have a normal skin I have tried three different home remedies which has worked on my skin and I really feel good after using these home remedies.

  1. Besan and Rose water

1- 1 1/2 teaspoon Besan ( You can select based on your requirement)

4 to 6 drops of Rosewater.

Mix both the ingredients well and apply it on your face. Leave it on your face till it dries and then rinse it with plain water.

Use this remedy twice a week.

2. Besan, Haldi, Lemon Juice and Rawmilk

1- 1 1/2 Teaspoon

Pinch of Haldi

1/2 to 1 teaspoon of Lemon juice

1 teaspoon of raw milk

Mix all the ingredients well and apply it on your face. Scrub the face gently in a circular motion. Once it is dried rinse it with plain water.

Use this remedy twice a week.

3. Besan, Curd, Tomato, Rosewater, Honey and Tumeric

1- 1 1/2 teaspoon of Besan

1 teaspoon of curd

2-3 drops of tomato juice

3-4 drops of rosewater

1 teaspoon of honey

Pinch of Tumeric

Mix all the ingredients well and apply it on your face by rubbing gently. Once it is dried rinse it with plain water.

Use this remedy twice a week.