Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Express to impress him...

Where There is Love there is Life ~ Mahatma Gandhi Quote.
The season of Love is just arrived. Some might have planned ahead to book some of the overflow restaurant or willing to stand for hours in queue to get a place.
When you can cook so many flavorful dishes. Bring the ambience in your cozy home, certainly with the dish you and your family love. You can impress your soul mate with your Lovely dishes. My Valentine day spirit is Pink, Red and Chocolate. Two different hearts concoctions to delight sweet and savory flavor!

The heart shaped bread slightly toasted and spiced up with the mixture of mayo, chili, tomato and cilantro.

My dessert is a chocolate brownie whipped up with raspberry mousse, inspired by nestle recipes.

Chocolate Brownie

Brownie mix: one packet
Walnut: chopped ¼ cup (I added)
Follow the packet direction for cooking.

Once baked cool it for at least one hour. Cut it in any shape, but heart would be appropriate for the Valentine Day.

Cream cheese: softened 8 ounce
Raspberry: 3/4 cup slightly mashed
Vanilla essence: 1 tsp
Powdered sugar: ¾ cup
Whipping cream: 1/3 cup

Refrigerate the mixing bowl for couple of hours. Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla essence together. Add the cream and beat until it forms a soft peak, fold the raspberry in the mousse.
Whip the brownies with the mousse and refrigerate for one hour before serving.

Heart toast:
Bread: cut into heart shape
Slightly brush with olive oil and toast it in the oven.

Mayonnaise spread:
Mayo (light): 3 tbsp
Tomato: Chopped 1 tsp
Chili red: Chopped ½ tsp
Cilantro: ½ tsp
Mix the tomato, chili and cilantro in the mayo and spread over the toast.
Mayo can be substitute with whipped cream cheese or sour cream.

Didn't find any cupid around so my cute putty was the substitute!

The sweet and savory hearts go heartfully to “creative Pooja-Valentine’s Day”.

Happy Valentine Day!


Pooja said...

Lovely Entry , with nice colors cham. thats exactly what I expected fro ma creative girl like you :) .
Loves the tile of this post too ;) .
i am glad to have your entry buddy. Thanks a lot for participating .
Stay tuned...

Dhivya said...

lovely entry cham...looks yummy....can u parcel this to me now..i am drooling over here:))))))

Nags said...

thats such a nice combo of colors and flavours!

Asha said...

So beautiful, love the pink color Cam!:))

Cham said...

I think CC (color & creativity)work well for ur entry .
I am wondering how to wrap my Love too in the parcel :)
Nag & Asha : Thanks for ur comments - Need both flavors (sweet & savory)to balance right?

Mansi Desai said...

that looks nice and colorful Cham!:) thanks for visiting my blog:)

Sagari said...

nice entry

Archy said...

Lovely entry Cham.. Looks so yummy Pink pink :) Perfect color!!

Roopa said...

Lovely presntation:) Liked your putty :)