For those of you who read my post on baking, allow me introduce you to my baking inspiration and favorite baker in town, Sherlie Sarah Stephen!!!!
My favorite dessert by far is Chocolate walnut brownies. I started with baking brownies and ever since it has been a hit with my kids, my family, friends and most of all, my father. So, brownies is the dessert that I would bake at any time of the day. It takes an hour to two to prepare, bake and cool, but hardly any time to finish them.
What is a dream dessert that you'd like to bake?
Tiramisu or ‘ Pick me up’ is one dessert I would love to bake. So far I’ve not been able to bake it as I haven’t been able to find the savoiardi biscuits used in this recipe. Though it is mostly a coffee-flavoured dessert, it is baked with alcohol. There are other permutations and combinations available to make this dessert, but I would like to keep it alcohol free.
Who is the one celebrity you would love to bake for and why?
If given a choice to bake for a celebrity I would love to bake and design a cake for M.S. Dhoni. I’ve been a Dhoni fan for his cool temper and for his brilliant captaincy that has made every Indian proud.
What are the top 5 essential baking supplies every amateur baker should have in his/her pantry?
Measuring cups and spoons, Different sizes mixing bowls, Cake tins and muffin trays, Whisk or hand blender and Pastry bags with different nozzles
Can you give us a quick (15 minute) recipe for a yummy dessert we can try our hands at?
Cooled chocolate ganache
Coatings for truffles
-Dried and chopped nuts
Place your coatings for the truffles on a plate. Remove the cooled chocolate ganache from the fridge. Make small round or bite-sized balls. Immediately roll the truffle in the coating and place on a baking sheet or tray. Cover and place in the refrigerator until firm. Truffles are best served at room temperature.