Ragi and whole wheat crackers, no bake- yogurt Cake…..celebrating Dussehra

Chocolate yogurt cake and ragi and whole wheat crackers

After finishing our last navratra rituals we headed straight to a nearby mall and while going by auto my son clicked so many pictures of the effigies of Ravana, Meghnath and Kumbhkaran, waiting to be loaded in the truck for delivery all over North India.  This time I noticed so many teeny effigies also. We reached mall, which was beautifully decorated and looked very colorful , more tempting with the exhaustive range of home furnishing, crockery, diwali gifts and clothes.  I selected so many things in my shopping basket but later, came home empty handed because now there is no space left in my almirah to put more stuff.  We just bought one book for Virat and a magazine for me.  One more interested thing we noticed  in the mall was “Segway”.  He enjoyed riding it a lot.

dussehra

So now the fasting time is over and feasting time is here to stay with many festivals  lined up in a row Dussehra, Diwali, Karva Chauth, id, Gurupurva, Hoi and Christmas.  On Dussehra I decided to bake crackers and  no bake cheesecake.yogurt cake

The name Dussehra is derived from Sanskrit Dasha-hara literally means removal of ten referring to Lord Rama’s victory over the ten-headed demon king Ravana.  The day also marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the demons Mahishasur.  (Source – Wikipedia)

ragi and whole wheat crackers

Ingredients of Ragi and Whole wheat crackers

  • Ragi – ½ cup
  • Wholewheat flour – ½ cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper
  • Chillies(chopped finely)
  • Baking powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Warm water  to knead
  • Sesame seeds (white or black) – 2 tsp

Method

Sieve  together the sesame, salt, baking powder and both flours.  Add pepper,chillies and warm water and make a tight dough .  Cove the dough in a plastic wrap and let it rest for 30 minutes.  Preheat the oven at 200 degree c.   Dust a work surface with flour.  Press a piece of dough on the work surface with your hands to flatten it.  With the help of a rolling pin roll the dough into a large, very thin rectangle.  Use a pizza cutter to give the desired shape you want.  I always roll the dough directly onto the baking sheet  rather than on work surface.  Using a pastry brush apply some water and sprinkle sesame seeds over it and press slightly.  Bake for about 10 – 15 minutes.  Take them out and cool them on the rack.

Yogurt Cake

Recipe minimally adapted from Passionate about baking

Ingredients of yogurt cake

Biscuit base

  • 200g  marie biscuits, crushed
  • 100g melted butter

Chocolate ganache layer

  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 100g low fat cream
  • 2 tbsp honey

Yogurt filling

  • 350g hung yogurt, thick
  • 150g  single cream
  •  1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp – vanilla essence)
  • Gelatin –  2 tsp
  • Cold water – 2 tbsp

Topping

  • dark chocolate shavings for garnish
  • sugar candy

Method:

Biscuit Base

Grease a loose bottomed tart tin. Mix the melted butter and the crushed biscuits. Turn into the bottom of the prepared tin and press to form base. Chill for 30 minutes

Choc ganache

Place chocolate and cream in a heatproof bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir well until smooth. Stir in honey and 1 tbsp liqueur {optional}. Leave to cool.

Yogurt filling

Place cold water in a bowl and sprinkle gelatin powder over it and let stand for 5 minutes until the gelatin gets

Meanwhile heat cream over low heat  add sugar and continue to stir until the sugar dissolved.  Take off from the heat and add gelatin mixture  and set aside for 20 minutes to cool.

Assembling

  • Spread the ganache over the biscuit base.
  • Pour the yogurt filling over the ganache.
  • Then chill in the fridge for a couple of hours, or overnight.
  • Top with chocolate shavings  and candies etc.
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