Thursday, January 19, 2012

Chocolate Kalakand - The Hershey's way for 1st Blogiversary

Ya you heard it right. My Culinary Trial Room turns "1" this month. What started as a personal journal has now flourished and has a minimum of 200 pageviews everyday. Thanks to all my blogger friends who have been visiting regularly and encouraging me with their valuable comments.
When I first ventured into the blogging world, my first post hardly got any comments and I was devastated. Thanks to my huss who encouraged me even then. As time passed the blog gained momentum. Readers increased and so did the hits.
I always wanted to blog but never did I think that I would blog about food, precisely cooking and more precisely my own cooking. As every girl of this century does, I ventured into the kitchen only after marriage and with the sole purpose of impressing my huss. Then came the purpose of noting down the ingredients and steps. Recipes written on bit papers, print-outs of recipes were strewn all through my room. That was when I started organising them in a diary... The count of diaries increased and that is when I got introduced to food blogs and the thought of starting my own food blog. I put out the thought to my huss and he told me to go with it. Born My culinary trial room.
I wanted to celebrate my baby's birthday with a give-away but with the 3 months break, I didn't feel complete. However I would definitely come-up with a give-away announcement by the end of this month. Stay Tuned.
So now for the celebrations, I made this simple Kalakand with Hershey's chocolate syrup. It was sweet, chocolaty and so yummy.

~*What U Need*~
Milk - 2 + 2 cups
Lime juice - 1 tbsp
Sugar - 1/4 cup(adjust)
Hershey's Choco syrup - 4-5 tbsps(adjust)
Nuts for garnishing (optional)

How I Made it:
Boil 2 cups of milk, add lime juice and heat till the milk curdles. Pour into a muslin cloth and show it under running water to remove the lime juice taste. Squeeze excess moisture and hang the cloth for 30 minutes to remove remaining moisture.
Bring the remaining 2 cups of milk to a boil in a heavy bottomed vessel. Reduce heat to low and allow the milk to 1/4 of its volume.
Crumble the prepared paneer and add to the reduced milk. Keep stirring until the mixture comes together.
Add sugar and the chocolate syrup. The mixture will get watery again. Keep stirring until it forms a thick dough.
Pour the mixture onto a buttered paper. Garnish with nuts of ur choice, dust with choco powder and slice the kalakand after it cools down.

Yummy kalakand ready.

Linking this to ABC series - Desserts @ Ramya's recipes and Chocolate fest @ Sravs CC.
So thats it Folks...
With Love,

Signs off!!!

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  1. So delicious and mouthwatering chocolate kalakand. Wonderfully prepared.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. Woohoo!! One year!! Congrats ... and interesting kalakand + chocolate syrup combination!

  3. Congrats dear...A perfect way to celebrate with chocolate...Love the twist to normal kalakand..

  4. congrats...and wishing u many many more....chocolate kalakand is yummy and a special treat for a special celebration!

  5. Congrats on your blog anniversary.
    A chocolaty treat to celebrate the ocasion

  6. COngratz on your blog anniversary and keep rocking...
    Mouthwatering chocolate kalakand!!

  7. Congrats dear !! keep Rocking !! Very tempting kalakand !! You can link to ongoing event !! thanks !!

    Ongoing event CC-Chocolate Fest

  8. Congrats Vimitha, v both r sharing a same month Blogiversary.. good na.. this looks abs yummy treat..All the best n keep blogging..

  9. Congrats on your blog anniversary,very yummy kalakand.

  10. my heartiest wishes dear...a perfect dessert to celeb the memorable moment..;)
    Tasty Appetite

  11. Congrats Vimitha,keep on going dear..droolworthy kalakand.

  12. Congrats Vimitha, many more years to come :)

  13. Congrats Vimitha, great going :) kalakand looks so delicious..

  14. Congrats ..yummilicious kalakhand !!wish you all d very best!!

    Erivum Puliyum

  15. Congrats dear...kalakand looks yummy...

  16. Congratulations! Perfect and yummy treat for celebration..

  17. happy blog anniversary delicious kalkand to celebrate

  18. Definitely the best way to celebrate your blog birthday with some chocolatey goodness! Congrats on the milestone Vimitha and wishing your blog many more years to come :)

  19. congrats on your blog anniversary..wish you many more happy years of blogging..This is a nice sweet for the celebration. Would you like to send this to my DESSERTS event

  20. Happy blog anniversary to you and to your wonderful blog!!keep rocking..

  21. congrasts and thanks 4 visiting my space......

    Kalakand luks superb dear

  22. Congrats on the great milestone:-) Happy birthday to ur lovely blog!
    And that is one sweet recipe to celebrate the event:-)

  23. thank you for linking..there was some issues with the link, so Ive added it again

  24. This looks superb dear, I've never tried it this way, bookmarked..


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