This weekend was an occasion for double celebrations. First, was obviously the Mother’s day and second was for the nomination of Versatile Blogger award bestowed by Nancy of Feasting with Friends . No wonder I was super excited. I may sound childish but I love awards and I can’t thank Nancy enough for nominating me.
The whole of this week, there were mother’s day reminders all over the place. Newspapers, whatsapp , Facebook and twitter were full of messages asking ‘What are you planning to do this Mother’s day‘, ‘How are you going to make this day special for your mom‘ and the like. I just was in a mood to tease my daughter who was sitting at home , enjoying her summer vacations. I asked her how she was planning to express her love for me on Mother’s day. She gave me a tight hug and told me, “Mom why does Mother’s day have to be once a year. I love you every single day”. Her answer set me thinking. I can understand birthdays, Uncles day, Aunt’s day, teachers day or for that matter even grand parents day coming once a year. But mothers are so wonderful that we need to make them feel special every single day of our lives.
Nevertheless, we decided to make something sweet and something different to celebrate . We wanted to twist the regular cookies into tarts and fill them with white custard. It was an experiment , but they turned out very very good. So we named them ‘ Cookie Tarts’
Ingredients for Chocolate Cookies
- 100 grams butter
- 125 g castor sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 180 grams plain flour
- 35 grams unsweetened cocoa
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
Beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Whisk the egg with the essence. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. Mix all these and knead into a soft dough. Cover in cling wrap and keep in the fridge for an hour. Grease cup cake tins or tart molds. Roll out small portions of the dough and line the molds. Prick them all over and bake for 15 minutes at 175 º C .Let them rest for about ten minutes. Remove gently. I use silicone molds because they are easy to handle and the cookies come out without breaking. Dip the rim of cookie tarts in chocolate syrup and then into chocolate rice or sprinkles.Fill them up with sweet white custard. Chill and serve.
This one Nancy is for you….
……… Celebrations Continue
Nancy of Feasting with friends has been kind enough to present me first with the Liebster award and now with the Versatile blogger award. Awards are a humbling yet enriching experience. Who doesn’t like their work to be recognized.
The rules of the award state that I have to thank and tag the person who nominated me , give 7 little known facts about me and on my part nominate 15 other deserving bloggers.
Thank you so much Nancy for making blogging a beautiful journey for me. Feasting with friends is a super blog which whips up the most amazing sweets and savories. They are accompanied always with beautiful photos making them all the more appealing and filling you with an instant desire to try them out in your kitchen.
- I am very sensitive and emotional.
- I am health conscious but I love dripping cheese pizzas.
- I hate organizing closets.
- I have done my Masters in English literature.
- I have to speak up when I see some thing wrong being done.
- I love books especially fiction.
- I love the smell of petrol(eeks I know it’s weird) and the smell of rain.
My nominees for the Versatile Blogger Award are:
- Caramel and Sheek
- A lot on your Plate
- My Simple delights
- Story of the kitchen
- 10 Evening flowers
- Tech Girl
- Celebrity Chef
- Vittle Monster
- All about queeneve
- Bobbins kitchen
- A spoonful of style
Congratulations to all the nominees.All the best….