Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Beauties on the Red Carpet - Chocolate Whirls

With "Slumdog Millionaire" being nominated for every possible category, I must say that this year Oscar fever was running high at our place. Our big girl, RM, who loves anything Indian, couldn't be more excited especially after tragic outcomes for our Desis in American Idol and Superstars of Dance this year. L'il girl SS just had to hear "Jai Ho" and she would come charging down, 'Mommy, that's "Sumdog Minnaire!" '. We, too, were psyched at Rahman being nominated.

So, what do Chocolate Whirls have to do with all this? Well, I had this recipe from my mom's old recipe collection in mind for some time and decided to make it the weekend snack. After all the kneading and rolling and deep frying, and happy with the outcome, I thought it could be blogworthy. Soon, we were getting our Chocolate Whirls to pose for a picture and big girl RM goes "Mommy, they look like they're walking the red carpet!" (Whoa! She sure did learn a few technical terms around the Oscars!!!) So, to everyone who is still deciding which of the beauties on the red carpet were hot, or not, we have our winner - Chocolate Whirls!
A special wish also to one lady who definitely deserves the red carpet -Happy Birthday Amma! (After all we didnt turn out so bad, did we???!!!)

Flour - 1 1/2 cups
Powdered sugar - 3 tbsp
Salt - a pinch
Butter - 2 tbsp, cut in pieces
Milk - 2 tbsp
Mix the above ingredients together to get a crumbly mixture. I suggest you add the milk a little at a time to prevent the mixture from becoming too wet. Divide the mixture into 2 parts. Knead one part well, adding water if needed to make a stiff dough.
To the second half of the mixture add:
Cocoa - 2 tbsp
Knead it well, adding water if needed to make a stiff dough. Now we have plain dough and chocolate dough. Roll out each dough separately into 2 large squares.
Mix together:
Cornflour - 4 tbsp
Butter - 2 tbsp, melted.
Spread a thin layer of the above mixture on the plain dough square. Place the chocolate dough square over it. Roll the whole thing in jelly roll style from one end to the other. This makes one log of dough with alternating plain and chocolate layers. Cut the log into about 1/2" thick slices. Roll out each slice to flatten a little.
Deep fry in vegetable oil. Drain on paper towels. Dredge in Confectioner's sugar.


1 comment:

  1. What's the calorie factor on this, please? He haw haw haw