Rakhi is a festival in India that celebrates siblinghood and the only day when siblings pamper each other with sweets and gifts. The festival is all about celebrating the hot and sour, bitter-sweet relationship between a brother and sister. This year due to COVID-19, we will not be able to celebrate the festival how we used to. There is a definite difference in enthusiasm hat surrounds the festival.
The markets are empty, people avoiding crowded place and are taking all the precaution to avoid this highly contingent disease. Even the sweetness of the festival will not be the same as people are avoiding to buy sweets from the store. However, you can always cook for your sibling to show how much you pamper them. An independent chocolatier, Vandana Garg from Ajmer shares a simple yet yummy dessert recipe that will help you impress your sibling.
Flan Cake/ Custard Cake (Eggless)
1 Cup Milk
1 Cup Yogurt (fresh)
1 Cup Condensed milk
1 tsp Vanilla extract/ 1/2 tbsp Vanilla essence
2 tbsp Custard Power
1/4 cup Sugar
- Take 2 spoon of milk and stir the Custard Power so no lumps are remaining.
- In a bowl add milk, yogurt, condensed milk & custard powder mix and blend with a blender.
- Add vanilla extract/ essence and mix very well. Keep aside
- In another pan, add sugar and keep it on low flam. Till it turns amber colour and all the sugar is dissolved.
- As soon as amber colour is visible in the sugar, pour it in a 6 inch tin and spread evenly.
- Let it sit for 2-3 mins. Check with a spoon if the caramel has set a bit.
- Pour the above mixture in the pan. Cover the pan with a foil or baking paper properly.
- Steam in a steamer for 35-40 mins.
- Let it come to room temperature.
- Then keep in the fridge for 4-5 hours.
- When serving, run a knife along the edges. Flip over a plate and serve.
Vandana learnt Artisan Chocolates from Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur.
To introduce Couverture chocolates in Ajmer, she started Impressions Choco Hub in 2017.