“Good cooks waste nothing.”
In order to become one I followed his advice and try to waste nothing. Leftover is something which used to occupied lots of space in everybody’s freeze and I believe like in ours house nobody wants to have them again (most of the food items) they prefer freshly made. But sometimes when I am in mood I take my magic wand and convert them into a masterpiece. Likewise rice is something I love to have regularly and somehow my proportion of making it always go wrong and next day when everybody rejects having them. I cut whatever like cucumber, carrot, nutrella or whatever and when I bring my bowl of that same rice with a makeover they all start drooling and asking me to give them some.
Similarly recently I saw a show on foodfood channel and I was really amazed how she makes beautiful chapatti noodles with leftover chapatti by cutting it into thin slices. Likewise there is always rusk crumbs left in the packet I use them to decorate my cake or use them in making cheesecake. Leftover is something we can’t avoid but using them is an art. I believe variations are endless.
- Sugar syrup made by boiling ¼ cup of water with ½ tsp sugar
- Whipped cream
- Roasted nuts (optional)
- 2 – Apple
- 2 tsp – Brown Sugar
- 1 – small lemon Juice
- Zest of 1 lemon or ½ orange
- 1/8 cup of water
Method of Apple Compote
Place all the ingredients in a heavy bottom pan, covered till apples are soft and liquid almost evaporated. Stir from time to time.
Method of assembling
Give a quick blitz to sponge in the mixer to make crumbs.
Make a layer of crumbs at the bottom of a serving glass.
Some whipped cream on the crumb top.
Spoon some apple compote
Continue this layering until the glass filled.
Chocolate Sponge – 2 cup
- Chocolate truffle – 2 tbsp (make this by adding 2 proportion of chocolate and 1 proportion of fresh cream) you can add more if your sponge is not coming together.
- Rum – 1 tbsp
- Nuts – cut into small pieces
- Cocoa powder to coat
Method of Rum truffle balls
Make dough by combining all. Roll them into cocoa powder. You can also coat them into nuts or in melted chocolate.