Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Frozen I Nutella Fudgsicles or Hazelnut Chocobars



Ok I know that I am posting back to back Nutella recipes. But there is a reason. Believe me there is. After making that fab Banana Nutella Ice cream I was left with half a jar of Nutella. It lay on the counter staring at me for a day and I was mighty tempted to cram it all into my mouth.

The only way I could stop myself from eating the rest of the jar was by making something. I needed to make something quickly with minimal fuss because I couldn't see myself standing in the kitchen for too long. It was just that hot.



As I spied the popsicle mould perched in a corner, I realised what I wanted was to make something cold that I could eat at the end of the night. And so fudgesicles it was.

Super quick, almost mess-free these Nutella Fudgesicles are a dream to make. Just make a large cup of hot chocolate and add half a jar of Nutella into it and freeze. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

I have to say, nothing but nothing was a bigger hit than these ice lollies. My brother, whose visiting ate one almost after every dinner and my husband wanted these for breakfast. They were really that good.

Ofcourse you can fiddle with the recipe, make it sweeter or more chocolatey, but for me this recipe worked just wonderfully.

Bottom line it, forget what I am saying - just MAKE. IT. NOW



Nutella Fudgesicle or Hazelnut Chocobars
Makes 6

Ingredients
250 ml milk
2 tbslp condensed milk
3 tblsp drinking chocolate mix  (if you're using plain cocoa use 2 tblsp)
150 ml Nutella
a pinch of salt

Method

1. In a saucepan add all the ingredients and heat gently until combined well.
2. Pour into popsicle mould. Freeze for atleast 6 hours or overnight.
3. Demould and eat.




Home Delivery I Lodi Restaurant


Have you guys been to the Lodi restaurant on Lodi Road next to Lodi Gardens yet? If you haven't, then you've been missing a gorgeous restaurant smack in the middle of Delhi. Beautiful trees, mist fans running and fairy lights, it does make for an amazing dining experience

I know I know, it's way too hot to go an eat out, especially nowadays, which is perhaps why you can bring back a bit of Lodi into your homes.

They've started delivering at home you see. Packaged neatly in cardboard casing, with dressings and relishes in mini jars. In fact so amazing is the packing from Lodi that you have to see for yourself.


We'd got a whole range of things to eat. It started with a portion of the Summer salad - summer greens, fresh tomatoes, pears and sun flower seeds with a dollop of goats cheese. On the side was the EVOO and honey dressing. The salad retained its shape through and through. In fact it even arrived slightly chilled. Which was fantastic I thought. Plus with the dressing on the side, I could opt to put in as much. Oh and the cutlery. Those I loved so much.

The homemade chicken liver pate came with own toasties and a side of fruit compote made for a great appetiser. Like the salad, this was chilled too and I truly enjoyed eating it.

Up next was the sole infused with chilli and ajwain. The fish was light and delicate and the little salad that it came with paired very well with the fish.




I'd also opted to eat the penne with smoked chicken with Parmesan cream and sun dried tomatoes. The tomatoes were dried in house and added a wonderful dimension to the pasta. Sent to me piping hot, I devoured this almost as soon as it arrived.




Finally, the meal ended with the Chocolate Mousse. A signature of sorts of the Lodi, it was light and airy and very delicious.

I have to say that the portion sizes are great. This sort of a meal would easily work for three people and to be fair the two of us ate it over two meals. But the truth is, they had me at their packaging. 

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