One life to love

Bread pudding with a difference

I made this bread pudding inspired by this recipe of bread pudding from the food blog – Pioneer women cooks. The pioneer woman does amazing cooking and has a very elaborate style of sharing her recipe. Hers is one of the many interesting food blogs that I frequent. This would be my first cookery posting 🙂 and with this I am hoping to join the food blogger’s gang.

I made a simple white sauce to garnish this pudding. The ingredients were sugar, milk, flour and butter. On a slow fire mixed all the ingredients wile stirring it continuously. I am very poor when it comes to giving the exact measure of things used in the recipe. I usually go as per the recipe I refer (that too only while baking) or else do as per my gut feeling.

I love baking, but if it is cakes, then I prefer having a friend around to help me. Not that I do much of baking but during the time of Christmas. We forget our health diet and end up enjoying cakes without realizing the calories going in , which is another reason why I feel like avoiding baking.

My sweetheart loved this pudding. He was going all ooomph and aaahhaa while having it. :). Then my Best friend who is also an amazing cook, tried out this pudding. She also loved it. Its like getting a sign off / success signal when my best critics approve my cooking. 🙂

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August 18, 2007 Posted by | Cookery | Leave a comment

India marks 60 years of independence

We have come a long way from 1947 after a tough struggle to get freedom from foreigners. A struggle that people of our generation should always respect as we are now enjoying the fruits of this struggle by our elders.

Today on this occasion of our independence,
I salute all those great heroes of our nation who were instrumental in giving us this free democracy.
I also salute all the heroes who worked hard so that our nation today stands proudly in front of other developing countries.

Our national Anthem

The song, Jana-gana-mana, composed originally in Bengali by Rabindranath Tagore, was adopted in its Hindi version by the Constituent Assembly as the National Anthem of India on January 24, 1950. It was first sung on December 27, 1911 at the Calcutta session of the Indian National Congress. The complete song consists of five stanzas.

The first stanza contains the full version of the National Anthem:

Jana-gana-mana-adhinayaka, jaya he,
Bharata-bhagya-vidhata.
Punjab-Sindh-Gujarat-Maratha,
Dravida-Utkala-Banga,
Vindhya-Himachala-Yamuna-Ganga Uchchala-Jaladhi-taranga.
Tava shubha name jage, Tava shubha asisa mage,
Gahe tava jaya gatha,
Jana-gana-mangala-dayaka jaya he Bharata-bhagya-vidhata.
Jaya he, jaya he, jaya he, Jaya jaya jaya, jaya he!

The English translation of the song goes like this.

Thou art the ruler of the minds of all people,
Dispenser of India’s destiny.
Thy name rouses the hearts of the Punjab,
Sind, Gujarat, and Maratha,
Of the Dravid, and Orissa and Bengal.
It echoes in the hills of Vindhyas and,
Himalayas, mingles in the music of the
Jamuna and the Ganges and is chanted by
the waves of the Indian sea.
The pray for the blessings,
and sing by the praise,
The saving of all people
waits in thy hand.
Thou dispenser of India’s destiny,
Victory, victory, victory to thee

August 15, 2007 Posted by | Visheshangal | Leave a comment