16 Feb 2011

Rose flavoured Cream with Chocolate dipped Cherries

  I am not that very keen on "Valentine's Day" nor the "mushy love things" .... even though mine was a "love marriage" by all means. Me and my hubby were classmates at medical college, were friends for 4 years and then decided to get married ... My friends often ask me what our love story was and how it happened.


          Truly speaking I don't remember we ever saying the "ILU" to each other at the beginning or even now..... All he asked me was wether we can share our lives together [later he confessed that he was scared about how I would react...!!!] and I said "Yes".
 
          Love is expressed through small every day gestures - and some emotions need no words to be expressed or felt.... This is my humble opinion but that doesn't mean I forego the presents on special ocassions :):):)
          I wanted to post something on that day but was busy. I wanted to try this recipe for a long time. Usually strawberries take the first place for dipping in chocolate but my choice is cherries.... the smooth texture, its red luscious colour, the sweet flavour sets it apart from the rest.
         

       I had some left over double cream .... combining both worked very well. It was sure fidgety to eat but thoroughly enjoyed it....

Chocolate dipped Cherries:
Ripe cherries [along with the stalk]: 10-12
Dark chocolate drops: a handful.
Parchment paper: 15 cms / 15 cms piece


1.Wash the cherries and wipe them clean and dry.
2.Place a heat proof bowl with the chocolate drops on a pan of boiling water. The bottom of the bowl should not touch the water.
3.Melt the chocolate drops until u have a smooth sauce. Put off the flame. Let the bowl remain on the pan to keep the sauce warm until u have done with the coating.


4.Dip each cherry in this sauce well so that all the sides are well coated. Gently swirl the cherry.
5.Work quickly until all the cherries are done.
6.Place on the parchment paper. Chill for about 10 mins for the chocolate to harden.

Serve with rose cream.


Rose flavoured cream
         Plain whipped cream wouldn't be nice, isn't it...!!!! What can be added which gives the colour, aroma and flavour to the cream and also comes first in kindling the love mood ......  Aaha..!!! thats it - ROSE
         Be careful when adding colour. Add a few drops, mix well and wait for 1-2 minutes to see the intensity of the shade. Add more colour only if needed. The addition of condensed milk gives a lovely mild mellow sweetness. Add 2 tbsp of condensed milk , check for sweetness and add more only if needed.


Double cream:100 ml.
Condensed milk: 2-3 tbsp.
Rose water : 1-2 tsp.
Rose food colouring: few drops.


1.Whip the double cream until u get a soft whipped cream.
2.Add the condensed milk and rose water and whip for a few more seconds until everything is well combined.
3.Add the rose food colouring and gently mix with a spoon. The cream should be light pink in colour.


To assemble:
Pipe a little cream on a decorative plate/readymade small tart case/chocolate cups. Place a chocolate dipped cherry on top. Serve with lots of love....


Note: I made the chocolate sauce without any butter. Hence it does not have a shine when it dries up.It forms a hard coat which I liked.
         If u want add 1-2 tsp of melted butter to get a shiny gloss finish and to soften the chocolate coating a little.
         Try using white chocolate instead of dark and also vary the flavours added to the cream. U can add icing sugar instead of condensed milk.

Original recipe go http://www.pastrywiz.com/dailyrecipes/recipes/530.htm

Sending this to "Food Palette Series-Brown" event happening in Tor view toronto.blogspot.com , "Cooking with fruits" by Smita of Tastebuds1.blogspot.com ,

 



Enjoy......


Scribbled by Reva.

37 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

They look so cute, beautiful clicks Reva...very tempting that I want to have a bite right away :)

Priti said...

I liked the post..written so beautifully but then the pics are same too ..looks very tempting

Gayathri Kumar said...

So pretty. Reva, You rock..

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Kongu naattu Kadhal Kadhaiyooo :)
Yummy recipe...

Harika's Kitchen said...

Awesome presentation................

Smitha said...

they look amazing....this is worth trying , such an easy recipe too...love ur presentation!
Smitha
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Kurinji said...

OMG, Reva summa kalakareenga...Keep rocking...

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S.Menaga said...

Looks so pretty...well written dear!!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Absolutely Mindblowing... You do everything with a difference :)..

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savitha ramesh said...

Thats lovely cherries and wish u many more valentines to come

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Revathi
Chocolate dipped cherries look heavenly. Could almost touch them.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

schmetterlingwords said...

Beautifully drafted post... Lovely clicks!!

SheenaBabu said...

Kadhal Kadhai...Superand your presentation is amazing

Mélange said...

Even I dont care about such a day Reva.But the way you have presented is fabulous.
The cherries look awesome and tempting .
superb clicks as usual !!

divya said...

Beautiful & too Tempting...

Ramya said...

Reva..the clicks r simple awesome..!!!!!
Totally in love with ur presentation:)

Chitra said...

lovely......

Indian Cuisine Blogroll said...

Nice clicks..looks yum....

Seema Kamath alias Seema Abbas Ali said...

Hey Reva,

Very pretty and cute they are indeed. I wouldn't have heart enough to consume them while admiring their beauty.

Thanks a lot for your comments on my posts. They really make my day...

Thanks and regards,
Seema
amchi-bong-konnexion.blogspot.com
seemabbas.blogspot.com

Priya's Feast said...

Happy love life...great post on valentine season....

Vimitha Anand said...

Cherries and chocolate. First time coming across the combination...
Looks cute and sweet. Arranging them on rose petals give it a glam.

Biny Anoop said...

I loved readg abt both of u...jey the recipe is beautiful and very well presented...loving it

Priya said...

Thats an excellent,yummy and beautiful chocolate dipped cherries, marvellous!!

Rachu said...

Reva, Absolutely amazing. The pic with the rose petal and Rose flavoured cream on it is a million dollar pic. Wonderful presentation.

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aipi said...

Aww..how adorable..cute love story :)
Chocolate dipped cheeries look fantastic..perfect for the season of love!!

US Masala

Shanavi said...

Reva, superb clicks and thatz a different friut to be coated withj chocy...loved it

kothiyavunu.com said...

Lovely beauties..really making me drool..

Vidhya said...

Chocolate dipped cherries look out of the world.

Torviewtoronto said...

beautiful colours looks delicious

Reshmi Mahesh said...

This looks awesome...Instead of eating it...I would be preserving it b'coz of its beauty:)

Preety said...

that looks perfect

The Foodie said...

These cherries r looking perfect to celebrate romance...love them.

Sweet Artichoke said...

What a lovely & creative dessert! That pink rose cream is a must-try :-)

sharada said...

picture perfect...love 'em.

Malar Gandhi said...

Whoo that sounds romantic, cute...perfect edible-gift

Torviewtoronto said...

thank you for linking these beautiful desserts

Saras said...

they looks sooo cute & beautiful, I am bookmarking it dear!!

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