Wednesday, August 17, 2011

COFFEE CREAM WHEEL...time to roll!

Coffee Cream Wheel
We are on a roll these days.Rolling from one part of the country to another.It's just the beginning of our journey. When we booked the tickets, Amma & I insisted that we go in a train so that we get to rest atleast for that many hours!To be at home, is the best thing to ever happen to many of us and that's even more awesome if you can lose some weight, even though you are gorging on endless yummy Amma-made food!

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This recipe is sensational. It is such an easy one and something you just cannot go wrong with! Did it seem that easy to you? If you just look at it, you wouldn't think so but when you actually make it, you would wonder how something so simple to make can turn out to be so tasty! Amma got this recipe from Amma's twin sister, Daisy.
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Yes,my Amma,Susy, has a twin.They are identical twins, in almost everything.Sharing recipes is one of their favourite hobbies which is also passed down to me.I recently started writing another diary with just homemade recipes...mostly passed down from my aunt's and cousins. I hope to fill it by the time this vacation of mine, is over.
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I have been itching to put this recipe here for a long time while I was in Minneapolis but it never happened. Today, finally it is here for you all. This is an excellent make-ahead snack/dessert and it freezes very very well! The only thing that you need to remember here is that, you have to refrigerate it. Don't leave it outside for too long or else the filling will become soft yet the taste won't be compromised :-)
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You can make these really small, like a candy or big like a summer sausage. It's totally upto you as to how big or small you want these to be. Whatever size it maybe, make sure you wrap it well so that once you store it in the fridge, it doesn't get any 'fridge' taste. I always feel if desserts are not covered when left in the fridge,it get's a fridge taste and I don't like it. So whatever you keep in the fridge, cover it well. You don't want all the flavours to be mixed up or do you? ;-)
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So are you all ready to make this easy peasy snack/dessert with some biscuits, butter and sugar? Say YES! please! :-)

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Recipe source: Amma via Daisy Mummy

Ingredients:
250 g Marie biscuits/ Graham crackers, powdered superfine
150 Sugar, powdered fine
1/2 c Warm water plus 1 or 2 (if needed)
1 tbsp Instant coffee granules
100g Salted butter,softened
1/4 tsp Vanilla extract

Method:
In a large bowl, dump in the powdered biscuits.Dissolve the coffee powder in warm water and add it to the biscuits and knead to form a smooth dough. It should not be too dry nor too wet. You should be able to kind of knead it. It will be smooth and soft, almost like a Chapathi dough.Divide it into 4.
Cream the butter and sugar. Add vanilla and beat to mix. Reserve.
Take a rectangular sheet of foil and roll out one ball of dough. It should be about 1/4" thick,as seen in the photographs above.
Spread some buttercream over it making sure it's spread all over. It need not be very thick,just a good coating would do.
Now, start rolling from the shorter side. You should roll it away from you, with out the foil. Take the help of the foil to lift the dough and to aid in rolling.
The dough will crack at the first roll but it's OK, it won't be seen in the end. Keep rolling and  it will come off the foil easily.
With the seam side down, wrap the assembly in the same foil and secure the ends tight. Refrigerate till firm.
Cut into thin circles with a serrated knife, carefully with the seam side down.
Enjoy!!

Verdict: Dee-li-cious! If you like, you can serve it with an ice cream of your choice. This is something I've grown up eating and it's still one of my favourites!

28 Comments:

magpie said...

This is awesome Ria!Thanks to your Daisy Aunty from me :)

Vijitha said...

Simple and looks exotic! Gorgeous pics as always.
You should put a step-by-step photos for people like me to learn :-(

DEESHA said...

Delicious ..

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Looks super delish indeed..
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Vidhya said...

looks wonderful. nice clicks

Divya Vikram said...

That looks so elegant Ria!!

An Open Book said...

this looks really yum, just that im so bad at the rolling out bit i could easily screw it up..and seriously hats off to you girl for actually taking time out and blogging even while on holiday. I would forget the fact i even have a blog the moment i step out of home hehehe

manjooo said...

wow!!! thanks!!! it looks so tempting :)...i will try it once...

Hey forgot to say... I tried Nutella Bread pudding. and it turned out too gud...I gave it to my neighbour on her bday :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, they have come out really really neatly and look mouth watering :)

Lisa~~ said...

This looks delicious, I'm saving it and will give it a try.

Lisa~~
Cook Lisa Cook

divya said...

Slurp...slurp!!! Looks sooo.... good!!!! awesome pics..

Divya Kudua said...

Sometime back,my sis-in-law made this and the recipe is very similar too,I think she added milkmaid to bind the dough.Whatever the recipe,it tasted so good and I am sure to try this one out too!!

Vimitha Anand said...

Nive flavorful rolls. Kids would love it

Rinku Naveen said...

So glad you posted this. One of my fav too.. Perfect pinwheels!

Sarah said...

how gorgeous they look!

Meena Kannan said...

looks good....eyes wide open n tempting here...is there any 16G or KG technology that allow me to grab these cuties from the monitor...;-) Meena's Kitchen

La said...

These definitely look classy and tempting. can't believe they have such a simple recipe. Thank you for sharing.

Eat & Burpp said...

I agree with Vijitha Ria....some pics would have made it super easy..though u say it is...but seems difficult on reading the steps :P....lovely & delish!!!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Beautiful looking pinwheels..very tempting too

sarah said...

YUM YUM YUM....

Anna said...

Well done Ria...really pleased to see your write-up's & recipes on almost alternate days since your holidays, catching up on it is turning to be a habit...if your post gets delayed, I start to wonder-is she out of range from her computer...! Keep up the great passion of yours..and now since you have finally announced that it is not just one genius of a mom you have, but twins ( God bless them) and that too identical, your ardent fans plan to raise the benchmark bar a bit more higher, what say??...so here we wait for more and more collections from Ria:)

neetha said...

looking yummy ria..my kids will love it..will try it this weekend for sure..

Priya said...

Marvellous,excellent,elegant n pretty addictive pinwheels..

maddy said...

It seems a great work Ria. Well done.

nivedita said...

give me your address :-))))))

veena said...

This looks great! i make the same kind but add a dash of cocoa to the biscuits..i used to call this as fudge rolls..!!

Archana said...

bookmarked.

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Unknown said...

Thankyou Ria.I have been looking for some recipe for these mini coffee wheels for a while.I did add a litle extra coffee to the mixture and yes,it needed that extra 2 tablespoons of water for the dough. The taste takes me back to my school days.

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