Sunday, December 30, 2012

Jelly Slice


I had guests over for dinner Friday night. And I finally got to try out the jelly slice recipe my sister, Shurooq,  had told me about. I'd bought all the ingredients required a month ago but never got into the mood to make it until now.

Like I said, Hafizka is not into sweets much so I didn't want to make unless I have people to eat them. Or else it would end up in my tummy... adding more pounds :-| ... and that's not good as I've been struggling to get rid of all the excess weight pregnancy has given me.

I had over 2 families... 5 kids and 4 adults.... just the occasion to make it!!

It's a simple enough recipe:

First I put one packet (85g) of Cherry Jelly powder(use any flavour u like) in a cup of warm water... stirred until it dissolved completely. Kept it aside.

Then I made the crust with 6-7 digestive biscuits and 3 tablespoons of melted butter. Pressed it firmed to the bottom of a medium sized square baking dish... then put it in the fridge for firming...

Next I made the middle gelatin + condensed milk layer... in half cup warm water I put 3 teaspoons gelatin powder. After it had completely dissolved I added the condensed milk (395g) ... mixed it well and poured it on top of the crust I made...

After the gelatin layer had firmed I added the jelly. For me it took hardly 10-15 minutes for each layer to firm. Check whether the gelatin layer is firm enough before pouring in the jelly...

Simple Ingredients. Easy to make. And Yummy yummy! :)


My guests seemed to love it. Hafizka liked it too. I'm not a big fan of anything jelly... but it was beautiful to look at. Everything we make should be beautiful coz first we devour with our eyes.. then we taste.. :)

Sunday, December 23, 2012



With this being my very first post I didnt know what exactly to write about. I thought why not write about my lastest cooking experiment.
I'm still new to this cooking thing... even though I've been married for more than 3 years now and have been cooking since then. And I don't like it very much. Especially the normal everyday meals. But I love creating beautiful things. Baking cakes. Sweet things... I love eating them too :D
Anyway.. back to my cheesecake. I had guests over in the weekends.. my husband's relatives. I managed to make some ghee rice, chicken curry, tandoori chicken, raitha, salad... and the cheesecake for dessert. I love it! Considering food, I value my opinion more than others coz guests/friends would usually say it tastes good even if it doesnt... :)
Had come across a strawberry swirl cheesecake while browsing through Youtube and I tried it out.... it came out great though not exactly how it looks like in the video: . I used Cherry Jam instead of strawberry.
 My husband, Hafiz, and son, Ayaan, loved it too. Hafizka doesnt like sweets much, so that was quite a compliment :)
Here's how it turned out:

The instructions were quite easy to follow. After the cheesecake had baked and cooled I topped it with some grated chocolate and red colour M&M's chocolate...

It was soft, creamy delicious!!!!
In the evening we went out with them... a bit of site seeing.... went to The Atlantis in Palm Jumeirah.... had dinner at Wangs Kitchen.... love the chicken sizzlers they serve.....

All in all we had a wonderful day... :)