Friday, August 4, 2017

The Coconut Collaborative: Little Lemon Temptations-Lemon

Talk about summer flavours and the citrus lemons is the first thing to pop in my mind. Back in India we never use lemons in dessert; I became a lemon dessert enthusiast only after coming to the UK. It all started in a tiny petite cafe where I tried a lemon cake for the very first time. The secret love affair with lemony dessert grew stronger when I baked this Lemon Bundt Cake at home-perfect summers treat!

Today, let me introduce before you another lemon dessert luxury-The Coconut Collaborative's brand new dessert - Little Lemon Temptations. These perfect pots of goodness are made with coconut cream and real lemon juice for that extra zing, making for a delicious and creamy dessert.

Honestly these are just amazing and you do not need to have a sweet tooth to enjoy this tantalizing tartness of a dessert made with lemon. Look how cute they are- perfect size pots; I carried it sometimes in my office bag to help me boost my energy and uplift my mood.

Like me if you like coconut and lemons then this dessert is surely going to cheer you up. Great taste, beautiful creamy texture and health benefits of coconut. Another good news-this is dairy free, free from gluten & soya and its vegan- what else can you ask for.

If are not a lemon fan, no worries, there are so many different choices-Go grab yours.

Disclaimer: I was not paid or told to write positive review. The post is based on my experience and is unbiased. Thanking The Coconut Collaborative  for sending Little Temptations-Lemon  for review.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Hello Folks! Sun is shining in London and some of them are finding it too hard to digest. Have you ever come across people who complain about almost everything? Too hot, too cold, too windy, too rainy- it is nature and change is the first law of nature, so please stop complaining because the good weather or the bad-it will change. Ah! That’s my rant for today ;-)

I needed brownies today. The fact that sun is shining and it is Friday-what could have been better then brownies, right? These are Chocolate Chunk Brownies- very chewy and chocolate bits oozing around. To be honest brownies is the easiest dessert and it gets ready in a jiffy if you have all ingredients handy. And the serving options are endless- think about scoop of icecream, chocolate sauce, salted caramel sauce or just some milk or coffee.

Chocolate Chunk Brownies are like any other chocolate brownies but loaded with chunks of chocolate-yes thats right! Crusty on the outside and melted bits on the inside is absolutely enticing and takes brownies to another level.

⅔ cups unsweetened cocoa powder
½ cup unsalted butter
1 cup + 2 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
½ teaspoon baking soda
¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup coarsely chopped dark chocolate

Preheat the oven at 180C. Lightly grease 8x8 inch pan. Line it with parchment paper.
On a low heat melt butter in a pan. Once melted add sugar and cook for 1 minute.
Remove from heat and let it cool for 30 seconds. Add cocoa powder and salt. Mix.
Add vanilla essence. Mix one egg at a time and mix. The mixture should be smooth.
Add all purpose flour and baking soda. Combine the ingredients to smooth batter.
Fold in chocolate chunks.
Spread the mixture on the prepared pan and cook for 20-25 minutes. The top will be crusty and centre will be moist.
Let the brownies cool. Cut and serve.