Saturday, December 29, 2012

Bundle of Chocolate Fudge Bundts with Hot Cafe' Mocha for Christmas Eve !

"Christmas weaves a magical wand over this world, and behold, everything is more softer and more beautiful"                                                                                 Norman Vincent Peale

It was the night before Christmas. Millions of lights were twinkling..... The Christmas trees were lighted and decorated with keepsakes as per family traditions from zillion years. Many of us were busy tracking Santa on NORAD and eagerly waiting for their surprise gifts.....

Still from the bottom of the heart I was feeling pain for the Li'l angels at the Sandy Hook Elementary School who lost their lives to something so terrible, that - Logic, Reasoning, Religion and Technology all fail to provide us answers to what happened. So many questions are being asked of the psyche of the alleged killer, "why he did what he did?". His 'Actions' brought everybody around the world back to 'square one situation'. Everybody is perplexed looking into this complex 'human behaviour'. Being a Psychologist, my retrospection of the case reminded of the experiment done by Albert Bandura on Bobo Dolls. The behaviour of any individual is determined by interplay of both nature (genetic) and nurture(environmental). The results of the experiment recapitulates the very fact that the kids DO what they SEE. So a very important lesson for all the parents and guardians is to be a good models in front of the children as they learn loads from experiential learning. Let's give a present of 'Unconditional Love, Bond, Faith and Glowing Happiness' to our kids on this Christmas eve, so they grow up to be healthiest and happiest people, and be merry in every season on this planet !!!! 




While I was feeling very low, my Son thought of an idea to perk me up. He asked me how about baking a bunch of bundts on the very merry Christmas eve for all the special reindeer's, elves and the Santa on their annual mission of delivering presents.  I said Okay ! As he was setting the table for the Santa, calling the reindeer's too, now Dancer, now Dasher, now Prancer and Vixen! On Comet, on Cupid, on Donner and Blitzen and Rudolph, the red rose reindeer.... I quickly took an inspiration from this Nigella Lawson recipe at Food Network website and started off with my mission to bake a 'cake' for each one !!!
I skipped the icing part and instead of using sugar, made the cake with a special sweetener. I made these mini bundts with 'Sweet and Low' and soon had a bundle of bundts !!!!!!!!



Couple of days back I received a cocktail shaker full of 'Sweet and Low' samples to make and bake any dessert this festive season courtesy Dailybuzz Food.


Hence, instead of using white or brown sugar in my bundts, I used 'Sweet and Low'. I also made a warm cafe mocha using sweet and low.
Here is the quickest recipe of Hot Cafe' Mocha:

Ingredients: (Makes 1 cup Hot Cafe' Mocha)
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup half-and-half
1 tablespoon Cocoa Powder
1/2 cup coffee, strongly brewed
1 Sachet of Sweet & Low

Method:
Combine milk+half'n'half in a large coffee mug and microwave for 1 minute.
Use milk frother to make froth (takes ~1 min using hand frother)
Brew coffee separately [ I used my Keurig ;) ]
Add sweet and low & cocoa powder to the hot coffee, give  it a quick stir.
Slowly add coffee to the milk.
Sprinkle a pinch of cocoa powder on top & we are ready.
Enjoy a real comforting cup of hot cafe' Mocha made with sweet & low in the chilly winters.
Hot cafe' mocha to beat the chill in the holidays :)))


Isn't it a perfect accompaniment to these mini bundts.... 


These bundts are for all the kids around the world and those beautiful Li'l angels who are shining the lights on us.......God Bless everyone.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas, 

Sonia





Disclosure: This post is a part of DailyBuzz  feature publisher program.  I was reimbursed by Sweet'n'Low and DailyBuzz towards my expenses incurred towards preparing this post.


15 comments:

Prathima Rao said...

Looks too yummmmmm!!!!

Happy new year to u and your family!!

Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Sonia said...

Thanks Prathima for liking the post!

Wish you all a very happy and peaceful new Year !

Cheers, sonia

Vimitha Anand said...

Cute little bundts... Looks so yum. Happy new year to ur family.

Santosh Bangar said...

beautifully presented
happy new year

Priya said...

Damn attractive cute bundts, wish i get some rite now, beautiful bakes.

Hind said...

Superb, Delicious and Mind blowing bundts..Luv your Classic presentation.Clicks Super O Super.Wish You A Happy New Year.

Chloe and Sarah | Honey and Lulu said...

Yum Yum Yum! These bundt cakes look absolutely delicious and so very festive!

Hope you had a lovely christmas and a very happy new year full of good wishes and happiness :)

Looking forward to more on My Creative Flavours in 2013 :)

Chloe & Sarah

Sonia said...

Hi Guys, I extend my warm Thanks to each one of you for stopping by my space and leaving a note of appreciation and inspring me to make more and share with you !
Wish you and your family a very Happy and Blessed New Year!!!
Love & Regards, Sonia !!!

Angie's Recipes said...

Pretty little bundts!
Have a happy and sweet new year!

Maha Gadde said...

Cute litbundts... Looks so tasty n yum. Happy new year.....

Torviewtoronto said...

the mocha and the bundt cake looks wonderful happy new year to you and family

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A marvelous beverage and gorgeous Bundts!

Best wishesw for 2013!

Cheers,

Rosa

Kitchen Belleicious said...

you can never go wrong with hot chocolate and chocolate bundt cakes. I love using the bundt cake molds I won from one of your giveaways! they are just fantastic! Hope you had a wonderful christmas and new years and I am looking forward to many more delicious recipes from you!

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Happy New Year Sonia! I love your mini Chocolate Fudge Buntds! I could eat a few of them at one sitting... :D Love the mocha too. They will surely make me happy... :)

Sonia said...

Thank you to all the super talented ladies out there! I am so glad that you all liked the combo. Your comments are duly appreciated.
Wish you and your loved ones a Blessed Year!!!

Love & Regards, Sonia !!!

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