No No NOOO!!!
I haven’t disappeared off the face of the earth!!!!! I’m hereeeee!!! *waves both arms*
I am back after a hectic 3 weeks! Yes, 2 weeks of dedicated studies and one week of torturous exams.
They went okayish.
I should PASS.
Ahem, moving on!
I have SOOOOOO MANY THINGS TO TELL YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
October was a torture month but that was just the second half. The first half though, I cannot complain, WHATSOEVER!
I attended umpteen blogger meets and events and interacted with so many like-minded people who all LOVE TALKING ABOUT FOOD!
Ahhhhh yes!!!! The world sure is a wonderful place, eh! 😀
I’m usually a very shy person. LIKE. V-E-R-Y S-H-Y!
It really does take me a very longggggggg time to get comfortable with people but I decided to go against it anyway and I am so happy! Can’t say I can be more brave now but yes, 64.97 % I am there!
hahahah!! Yes, that was just a random number! 😀 😀 😀
Now, comes the BIG NEWS!!!!
Remember the IFBA awards that I had spoken about agesssss ago????
Yes its the Indian Food Bloggers’ Awards hosted by the Food Bloggers’ Association of India.
The event was FABULOUSSSS with the most well-known food personalities in the country bracing the award ceremony.
There was Rashmi uday Singh, author of the popular and bestseller Times Food Guide, Kunal Vijaykar, who hosts the Foodie show on NDTV, the editor of Good Food India Magazine, Sona Bahadur, Kajal Tesjsinghani, the famous food blogger of Aapplemint and my FAVOURITE Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal, owner of APB Cook Studio 🙂
apart from this esteemed panel were several other famed personalities of our Indian food industry namely Sanjeev Kapoor, Ritu Dalmia, Zorawar Kalra and many more who judged more than 700 entries of food blogs and selected 12 best across varied categories.
AND NOW PEOPLE!!! Hold your breaths!
I am soooooooooooooooooooooo HAPPPPPPY AND HONOURED to have received the BEST BLOG IN THE BAKING CATEGORY! Yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was one among the best 12 of the country!
I still CANNOT take it all in!
Sameer Malkani, co-founder of FBAI, I will forever be thankful to you for encouraging me to do better! 🙂
You can find the full list of winners here
Sadly, I was way tooooo excited to take any decent photographs! 🙁
There was food, wine and everything was on an extremely grand scale! The dessert table, oooooh the dessert table! Would you believe me if I said that all I ate at the event were items from the dessert table only? Well, you better believe it! Cz that’s exactly what happened! There were trifles, luscious cakes, meringues, lemon tarts, fruit tarts, tiramisu, petit fours and soooooo much more! And lovely dessert wine to wash it all down!
So, in this post today, I am going to be celebrating my IFBA award win! The only thing that really came to mind was this dainty little monster!
Chocolate fondant …. Ohhhhh! I know I could have added some insane twist to it and made it all fancy schmancy. But hey, this time I wanted it to be really simple and decadent. So here you go!
Makes 7 small sized fondants.
75 gms dark chocolate
75 gms butter
2 eggs +1 egg yolk
30 gms flour
30 gms sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Melt the chocolate and butter together in a microwave. Crack the eggs and the yolk into this chocolate mix and fold in well. Then add in the sugar and the flour. Add the vanilla and pour in greased and parchment lined steel molds. I used silicone molds simply because they are so easy to use! Chill in the fridge for nearly 45 minutes – 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C and bake in for just 6-7 minutes. If you’re making larger ones, the bake time will vary accordingly. The best way to judge it is by touching the top. It will be wobbly and you’re probably gonna feel that its underdone. But, once it rests for a couple of minutes, its gonna be perfect! 🙂
Serve with cream or vanilla ice cream or what the hell… just eat it the way it is! It tastes DEL-ICI-OUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀
I hope you enjoy this and celebrate with me by making and enjoying this lovely dessert! 🙂
Oh and btw, I forgot to thank the most important people who made this possible!
You guys!!! Who actually take the effort to read through all my rants every single week! I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU sooooooo much! :* <3