Butterscotch Mousse

Decadent eggless butterscotch mousse made from scarcth by caramelizing butter and sugar and setting with the vegetarian substitute of gelatin – Agar Agar!

Butterscotch Mousse Recipe | Easy Eggless Desserts | Eggless butterscotch mousse written by Kavitha Ramaswamy from Foodomania.com

Sometimes, you need to go the extra mile to tell the people you love how much they mean to you. **And with such a cheesy sentence, I make my debut as the romantic-at-heart lady** But seriously, I’m one of those who would starve to feed the people I love. Okay, okay, not starve. But I would happily sacrifice my share of a scrumptious cupcake for others… especially if I am the one who has made it!

Butterscotch is my mom’s favorite flavor. She doesn’t do over-the-top chocolate (I know, crazy right?!). But she’ll happily nibble on any form of butterscotch. This Butterscotch Mousse has been under development for quite sometime now just for her. Once I nailed the basic chocolate mousse recipe, I only had to find out how to make the butterscotch flavor stand out in the recipe. I needn’t have looked far, considering I’ve already made a smashing butterscotch pudding before!

Making butterscotch is very similar to making caramel… actually I think it is the same as making caramel. If you’ve taken care of a few basic points, then the rest of the recipe is simply a breeze to make!   (more…)

Basic Vanilla Ice Cream

My basic vanilla ice cream from scratch couldn’t be any easier! Using simple ingredients, you can now whip up a high quality ice cream at home!

How to make Basic Vanilla Ice Cream at home | Step by step pictorial | Art of making ice cream from scratch | Eggless ice cream recipes | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

I’m sharing a basic vanilla ice cream recipe with you today.

There are different ways of making ice cream. With eggs, without eggs, with cream, half and half or milk, with ice cream machine or without it, French style, American style and so on…! Making ice cream is an art that doesn’t take very long to master. Once you get the basics right, it is a matter of waiting and whipping – again and again and AGAIN!

And in my true style, I have perfected the “eggless” ice cream recipe for y’all. And yes, I make mine without an ice cream machine. Definitely time consuming, but so worth it! Try it, you’ll be surprised! This recipe yields a rich, creamy restaurant quality ice cream using very basic ingredients like milk and sugar!  (more…)

Praline Vanilla Gateau

Praline Vanilla Gateau is an elegant, yet simple vanilla sponge cake layered with delicious praline flavored whipped cream!

Praline Vanilla Gateau Recipe | Praline Whipped Cream Cake | Easy Vanilla cake recipe | How to make Praline step by step | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com This is the story of how I failed at making praline, and found a way to mitigate the wastage by turning it into a cake!

Okay, not exactly failed. But I did however read the recipe wrong. I ended up using a few more ingredients and landed with a soft candy instead of the quintessential hard praline. In my opinion, the soft candy turned out to be a divine revelation, for I wouldn’t have discovered the joys of soft, butterscotch flavored nuts if it weren’t for the failed regular praline.

Taste wise, I don’t think these taste any different than regular praline. If you are, however, particular about the texture as well, you could always use regular praline crumbs. And using Praline in whipped cream is simply a genius move on my part, I believe! 😛 (more…)

Strawberry Brownie Parfait

Simple recipe for Strawberry Brownie Parfait made with chocolate brownies, whipped cream & strawberries! You’re going to love this trifle dessert!!

Strawberry Brownie Parfait Recipe | Easy & Quick Trifle Desserts Creating the perfect trifle is part art and part daring experimentation. You should be willing to try all combinations of deliciousness before you land on that perfect trifle recipe that you love and cherish.

But then of course, I’d be lying if I said anything that involves chocolate brownies, whipped cream and lots of strawberries could ever go wrong! So, I’ve come up with a solution for you to impress your friends & family without having to put in too much work. And it is mighty darn good!

Just know this: As a result of eating one too many parfaits, adrenaline is is running through my veins and it’s the best thing that’s happened to me, ever. Wheeeeeee! (more…)