With the passing away of the laptop, I feel like I have become homeless. True I have a high tech phone which people promise me that easily take the place of my laptop. But I need to know how to use that phone for my benefit and I just do not. These extra sensitive touch pads are beyond me. My fingers slip and slide and all the work I had done vanishes in a second! By then I am ready to tear out my hair in frustration. So the only other way is to hijack my husband's laptop when he is not working. Now that is easier said than done, since my husband is surgically attached to his precious laptop. But I am no less cunning I have figured out a way....it has be very late at night or very early in the morning. Now my husband works well past midnight most days, I tried to wait, but fell asleep on the sofa and got a frozen shoulder. Now the morning, he leaves for work around 7.30 a.m., so I figured it has to be around 6ish for me to get at least a couple of hours. So dear friends my life has now become a waiting game, I am always on the lookout for my husband not to use his laptop and then pounce on it. Of course you must be wondering why I don't buy a new laptop, I very much intend to, once I get the money. Right now there just isn't any.
Hence my long absence from all of your blogs, but I shall come back soon, very soon.
Not that the sad part is over, lets get on with the happy part i.e. the food part.
For this month's Blog Hop Wednesdays I am paired with Jayasree's Samayalarai. My God the number of recipes she has in her blog is just awesome. And I loved the way she has organised it. I kept going through her recipes wondering what to make, of course when I could get hold of the laptop. Then I came across this recipe of Chocolate Nutty Rolls and I was hooked. Because ages ago, when I was a little girl, my mother had made this chocolate barfi with nuts. I remember it tasting great and me stealing bits of it from the fridge. I keep asking my mother for the recipe, but she has totally forgotten about it. But me, I just cannot get that taste out of my head. So reading this recipe, I felt this could be that one. It looked like a pretty easy recipe to make too. So I got together the ingredients and got to work. I have deviated a little, I have cut out the coconut from this recipe, also instead of making a roll, I have made these into little barfis.
Lets share the ingredients and the recipe.
1 tin of condensed milk
1/2 milk powder
6 to 7 digestive biscuits, finely powdered
4 table spoons of butter
1/2 cup of roasted nuts-- I used cashew nuts and hazel nuts
Roast the nuts and crush them roughly;
In a heavy bottomed pan, on low flame add the condensed milk and powdered milk and stir continuously, after a couple of minutes add the butter. Let it melt and mix properly. Then add the powdered biscuits a little at a time, mixing well. Once mixed, cook it for a couple more minutes, then add the nuts and mix well again.
Switch off the flame and oil your moulds and spoon in the mixture or turn these into rolls like Jayasree did.
It was not like the barfi my mother made. I do not know if I can ever find the recipe for that one. This one tasted yummy. Loved the flavour the biscuits added. This is on the sweeter side, so a little goes a long way. Also pretty easy to prepare in advance for guests.
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