Recipe Ingredients for Muesli Cake: 1 cup muesli ½ cup rolled oats ¼ cup raisins 1 cup nachni chips 1 cup apple juice 1 cup flour 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp baking soda ¾ cup caster sugar 8 walnut halves 2 eggs
Recipe Method: Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas 4. Line and grease a 7 inch cake tin. In a large bowl, tip in the muesli, oats, nachni, raisins and apple juice and mix well to combines and leave to soak for 30 minutes. Sift in the flour and baking powder and stir thoroughly until well mixed together. In a bowl combine eggs & sugar. Combine the eggs & flour mixture. Turn the cake mixture into the cake tin, smooth over the surface and decorate with the walnut halves. Bake in the centre of the oven for 30 mins at 180C. A skewer inserted into the centre should come out clean when the cake is cooked. Let the cake cool slightly before removing from the tin and placing on a wire rack to cool completely. Ingredients for Crème Fraiche 1 cup whipping cream 2 tablespoons buttermilk
Method Combine 1 cup whipping cream and 2 tablespoons buttermilk in a glass container. Cover and let stand at room temperature (about 70°F) from 8 to 24 hours, or until very thick. Stir well before covering and refrigerate up to 10 days.
Ingredients for Fruit Glaze 1 cup assorted fruits ½ cup powdered sugar 2 tablespoons milk ¼ teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon nutmeg ½ teaspoon finely chopped ginger ¼ tsp clove powder 1 cup Crème Fraiche Method Prepare the glaze by whisking together the ingredients and toss the fruits.
Life always gives big opportunities in the form of small hints. The big move in Pankaj Bhadouria’s life came with a small step when she decided to leave her successful teaching career spanning over 16 years and enter India's 1st televised cookery reality show - MasterChef India on the leading GEC - Star Plus.
And as they say, fortune favours the brave, Pankaj went on to become a worthy winner and with it India's first ever MasterChef.
The comfort of the classroom gave way to the adulations, accolades and a host of achievements. Pankaj hosted her first cookery show - "Chef Pankaj ka Zayka" on Star Plus during Sep-Oct 2011 where she showcased her passion for cooking. The success of this daily show added another flavor to her sweet success.