2 February 2011

New challenge - recipe testing!

One of the nicest things about writing a blog is that along the way you get to meet lots of lovely people who are as obsessive about things as you are! Just as I had come to the end of my baking challenge I replied to a tweet request asking for people who fancied recipe testing. The tweet came from a lady named Vanessa Kimbell, who very excitingly is launching her first cook book later this year. After a chat on the phone it was decided that I would test Vanessa's recipe for Orange & Cardamon Barfi, I would continue writing my blog & that I had an invite to visit Northampton sometime in early June (Vanessa is a very persuasive person :-) So I'm happy to say that I am now a....
The ethos of the book is to provide recipes for time short foodies, allowing you to prepare as much as possible in advance, thus being PREPPED! I get so frustrated when recipes don't quite work for me, so I love the fact that Vanessa has shared her recipes for people to test, making sure that everything works as it should. So how did I get on?

I must admit Barfi doesn't have the most appealing name! It's a traditional Indian sweet made mostly from milk, flavoured with spices, fruit & nuts. Vanessa's version adds orange zest & cardamon powder which gives it a delicious fragrant flavour.

It was really simple to make & didn't require any real cooking (other than a bit of melting!) You just need to allow a few hours to leave it to set in a pan before you can cut it into pieces. Barfi has a deliciously rich flavour & I'd recommend it as something different to have with an after dinner coffee.


Thanks to Vanessa for the opportunity to test this & play a teeny tiny part in what I'm sure will be a very successful book!

Why not pop over to Prepped to view the this recipe & lots of other yummy ideas .

Good luck with the launch! Rebecca x

2 comments:

  1. Barfi is perhaps my favourite South Asian dessert. I've had chocolate and mint, and even rose barfi, but not orange. I'm excited about this new flavour combo. Looking forward to seeing Vanessa's book in publication.

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  2. wow! what a great challenge!
    i want to try it...

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2 February 2011

New challenge - recipe testing!

One of the nicest things about writing a blog is that along the way you get to meet lots of lovely people who are as obsessive about things as you are! Just as I had come to the end of my baking challenge I replied to a tweet request asking for people who fancied recipe testing. The tweet came from a lady named Vanessa Kimbell, who very excitingly is launching her first cook book later this year. After a chat on the phone it was decided that I would test Vanessa's recipe for Orange & Cardamon Barfi, I would continue writing my blog & that I had an invite to visit Northampton sometime in early June (Vanessa is a very persuasive person :-) So I'm happy to say that I am now a....
The ethos of the book is to provide recipes for time short foodies, allowing you to prepare as much as possible in advance, thus being PREPPED! I get so frustrated when recipes don't quite work for me, so I love the fact that Vanessa has shared her recipes for people to test, making sure that everything works as it should. So how did I get on?

I must admit Barfi doesn't have the most appealing name! It's a traditional Indian sweet made mostly from milk, flavoured with spices, fruit & nuts. Vanessa's version adds orange zest & cardamon powder which gives it a delicious fragrant flavour.

It was really simple to make & didn't require any real cooking (other than a bit of melting!) You just need to allow a few hours to leave it to set in a pan before you can cut it into pieces. Barfi has a deliciously rich flavour & I'd recommend it as something different to have with an after dinner coffee.


Thanks to Vanessa for the opportunity to test this & play a teeny tiny part in what I'm sure will be a very successful book!

Why not pop over to Prepped to view the this recipe & lots of other yummy ideas .

Good luck with the launch! Rebecca x

2 comments:

mangocheeks said...

Barfi is perhaps my favourite South Asian dessert. I've had chocolate and mint, and even rose barfi, but not orange. I'm excited about this new flavour combo. Looking forward to seeing Vanessa's book in publication.

juliana said...

wow! what a great challenge!
i want to try it...

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