Monday, August 23, 2010

Peanut Butter Cups from the 'inventor of recipes"!

I love compliments, its’ something a friend has been ragging me about off late but I continue to be a sucker for them! And the compliments I love best are the ones I get on my cooking. So I was thrilled this week to have several compliments come my way for the cooking I have been doing.

So you can imagine how thrilled I was when Sourish Bhattacharyya, an extremely discerning Delhi based food and wine journalist and Executive Editor, Mail Today, loved the Pistachio Pesto Pasta I cooked up at the US F&B launch and graced me with a new title “inventor of recipes” in his column!(His writing is not available online, unfortunately but you will find stray articles here and there. I recommend you go look for them, he writes really great stuff!)

Here is a sneak peek at the Peanut Butter Cups I am doing on the 28th at my cooking Demo at Nature’s Basket, these were originally designed as part of the Amuse Bouche series for the launch of the Delhi store of Nature’s Basket and are a classic example of the endless ways one can get creative with food. A melange of flavours created using ready ingredients in the US F&B showcase, they are sophisticated to look at and yet simple enough for a child to make!

Peanut Butter and Cranberry Cups (Time 10 mins, Serves 4)

120 g Peanut butter
60 gms Sunsweet Cranberries, chopped
80 ml Hershey’s chocolate sauce
100 g Mascaporne cheese
60 g Chopped Pecan nuts
4 transperant shot glasses or tiny bowls.
A piping bag or syringe

To make
Lay out four shot glasses or bowls on a platter. Use a piping bag to pipe the peanut butter into swirls at the base of each of the four little glasses or bowls. Top with a fourth of the chopped cranberries. Drizzle with the chocolate sauce, it should  fill any crevices left by the piped peanut butter and cranberries to make a pretty pattern on the sides of the  glass containers.  Add a dollop of mascarpone cheese and sprinkle with a fourth of the Granola mix. Chill untill ready to serve.

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