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Gulab Jamun

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Gulab jamun are imo the best desi dessert. Ever. They are basically powdered milk balls fried and soaked in sugar syrup. 🤤

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 a cup of powdered milk.
  • 1/2 cup of semolina
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp. ghee or clarified butter*
  • milk as required for kneading the dough approx. 3-4 tbsp.

For the sugar syrup:

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • lemon juice 1 tsp

Optional add-in for the syrup:

  • a few strands of saffron
  • rose water 1 tbsp.
  • cardamom

Method:

  1. Add all the dry ingredients to a bowl and stir.
  2. Now add in the ghee and sort of crumble it up so its like moist sand.
  3. Now slowly add in the milk until it forms a firm dough.
  4. Now add the ingredients for the sugar syrup to a pan and cook until it boils.
  5. Now start making small ball of the dough and try to make them as uniform as possible.
  6. Fry the balls at a low flame until brown.
  7. Immediately add it to the sugar syrup which you should have poured out into a bowl.
  8. Let them sit for about half an hour so they soak up the syrup.

yay

your done.

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Coconut Macaroons

Ingredients:

  • 3 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup of powdered sugar
  • 2 cups of unsweetened shredded coconut
  • lemon/vanilla extract{optional}
  • food color{optional}

Method

  • Add your egg whites to a large bowl and start whipping them.*
  • Once the egg whites have started to get a bit frothy, add the sugar in batches.
  • Once all he sugar is added in, add in your coconut, flavorings and food color and gently fold in with a spatula.*
  • Drop blobs of your batter on a parchment lined baking try and bake at 350 for 15-20 mins or slightly golden**

*be sure the bowl is completely dry and there is no grease or egg yolks. AT ALL. If you want you could wipe down the bowl with lemon juice; it won’t affect the flavor.

**GENTLY. Please. You whipped so much air in there don’t lose it now.

***please. Keep an eye on them. Thanks.

also try dipping them in chocolate. they taste really good. this step shouldn’t be optional but it is. Or maybe not. Aha!