2 Sep 2013

FMS Prompts: # 3...

Quick note: I won't be posting on weekends until I get my internet fixed. 


 Your favorite recipe, even if you are the worst cook in the world...

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Okay, so there is this thing I do when I’m down or when I need a quick pick-up or mostly when I settle down with a book. It’s not so much a recipe, its not even solid food but to me its tradition, it’s one of those things that tell me that all WILL be right with the world. 

So, next time you go to the supermarket, pick up five-six 5-buck packets of a regular chocolate drink - I prefer Bournvita but you can get Boost as well, I suppose. Take a big white (because white brings out the richness chocolaty color of the chocolate) mug, empty three packets into it, add one mountainously heaped spoon of milk powder and mix up the powders until its speckled chocolaty-types.

The next part is tricky. If you like a smooth consistency, add a bit of hot water and mix it up. If you’re like me and like it lumpy, go with cold water. BUT add VERY little water because the idea is to get a pasty, thick consistency and it is very easy for it to get runny, if you don’t pay attention. So once you get the right consistency, stick a spoon in it and take it with you to your reading nook or under the comforter.
I wish I could give you my own pictures of it but I instinctively dive in every time I put it together that I forget photography till I’ve licked it clean, so sorry.
Possible additions/garnish: crumbled English Marie, raisins, almonds, a small dollop of marmalade, a pinch of coconut shavings… well, go crazy. 
Warnings: Don’t let your mother catch you at it; if yours is anything like mine, you’ll get a good solid yelling for stealing the chocolate powder. Also, don’t try this with cocoa powder, not even the sweetened kind. Unless you want to walk around with a ‘yegh’ face for an hour or two.

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P.S: What is your food tradition/quick-fix for blues?


18 comments:

  1. I have gotta try this one.. soon.. My quick-fix for blues is a big bar of chocolate.. :) :)

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  2. Hmm. My quick fix is usually, a drink or cold coffee or flat white or a walk to waterstone's to buy a book or go online and order books or go shopping at bond street and latest addiction is tiffany's. :/ Trust me, my mood swings have been getting worse each day and that is why I am back to blogging to gain some sanity. Sigh.

    Last I was here you were planning to move on, weren't you? From chocolate? I am glad you did not....I needed my TLC <3

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    1. Shopping for books, yeah... I should try that sometime...
      Welcome back, woman:) I was planning to change the name of the blog but I ended up just reinforcing it:D

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  3. me and my sister made this sweet and sour lump when we were young...a small ball of tamrind dampened, a bigger ball of jaggery, salt, a little chilli powder, ground groundnuts, put them all in a mortar and pound it till it all mixes well, make a lollipop and plonk it on a stick and lick away to glory!!

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    1. Woah.. That sounds super yumm, like that imli toffee that we get! Thanks for the recipe!

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  4. Shall try that out someday :)

    For me,I seek comforts in ice creams :D

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  5. If you are in Bangalore. Head straight to Mantri Mall, visit the Choco Bliss and get yourself a cup of Dark belgian hot chocolate. :) That's my fix. :P I like my chocolate dark, you can try the milk option as well.

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  6. Icecreams any day!! The solution to all problems when I m angry and upset :D

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  7. damn. i cant believe i read a hundred books and never did this!

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  8. Your blog gave me a strong temptation for chocolates!!!

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  9. Hot chocolate...that's what gets me snuggling more comfortably than ever before...the chocolatier the better...specially in winters...hmmmmmm....

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  10. I will definitely definitely try this out and let you know how it tastes like. Okay? :D

    I dont know why I loved the first picture so much. You can probably write a post on that.

    Come back soon. You are one of my fav bloggers and I like to read your posts.

    My quick fix for blues are comfort foods. and if I dont feel like having comfort foods, I prefer lots and lots of junk food. :)

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  11. my quick fix i a huge bar (or if i can get my hands in bars) nutty chocolate :D

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  12. That's an awesome tip you have given me. Thanks a ton babe!

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  13. A chocolate bar is my quick fix when stressed out. :-)

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  14. Have you tried the chocolate cake in a mug recipe? I did. And it was an epic fail. What really picks me up from a bad day is curd rice the way my mom used to make it when I was in school - hot rice, lots of curd, water and salt blended together. It may look like baby food but nothing comforts me more. Oh, with a side of pickle or color color appalam.

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Go on, you can say it.