Thursday, 3 January 2013

Guest Post by Vimitha Anand: Grilled Honey Pineapple in Chocolate Sauce

It seems like the year 2013 was just born but it's already the 3rd day, today will be the final day of celebration with Guest post from my fellow blogger sisters. To end it I have invited our lovely Vimitha Anand again to a guest post for me, she's not someone new to my space. Her first guest post for me was Sabudana Vada on 23rd October 2012, she shared a lot of wonderful recipes in her blog My Culinary Trial Room. Now let us see what she have prepared for us;

Like all the food bloggers out there, I wanted to end 2012 with a recap, a thankyou note and a wish. But then the kid never allows me to sit in front of the laptop these days. So giving up on the replay post, I moved on to other thoughts. A whole lot of ideas have been going through my mind on what to post on new year's eve. Orange curd tartlets or a chocolate mudcake.. why not butterscotch blondies (..oh the blondies have been in my to-do list for a long time) or nutella brownie bites. Ideas seem to come pouring. But I just couldn't bring myself together to bake something. And just like a booster, came by the FB msg from Karthi. She wanted another guest post for her beautiful blog and the theme was Xmas and new year. Since I had already posted a Christmas fruit cake for this year, I took up the theme of New Year. Not wanting to do an elaborate bake, I wanted to keep it simple and when I saw a fully riped pineapple sitting on my kitchen counter, I knew what the recipe was going to be. Its a simple but elegant dish and is best served hot, topped with a dollop of ice cream and drenched in chocolate sauce.

WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY AND SAFE YEAR AHEAD


~*What U Need*~ For the chocolate sauce/gravy Butter - 2 tbsp Unsweetened cocoa powder - 1 tbsp Flour - 1 tbsp Sugar - 2 tbsp Milk - 1/2 cup Vanilla - 1/2 tsp How How I Made it: Chocolate Sauce: Heat butter in skillet. Stir in flour, cocoa powder and sugar and continue to cook over low heat for 2-3 minutes. Add the milk slowly say 1 tbsp at a time, whisking till incorporated. Cook for another 2 minutes, until thick. Add vanilla and remove from flame.

Store in air tight containers...



~*What U Need*~ For the Grilled Honey Pineapple Pineapple slices - 4, fresh or drained Honey - 2 tbsp Butter - 2 tbsp How I Made it: Grilled Honey Pineapple: Heat butter in a grill or griddle. Place the pineapple once the grill is hot, drizzle honey around the sides and cook for 3-4 mins till nice and caramelized. Flip, drizzle more honey and cook again. Once caramelized remove from pan.

Serve hot, with a dollop of ice cream (..which I missed) and drizzled with chocolate sauce.


** My Notes: ** Use fresh pineapple or canned ones. If using canned drain the juices fully. ** Using a grill gives the beautiful lines, but since I didn't have one, I used a griddle. But I highly recommend using a grill. ** You can also add 1 tsp of lime juice and 1/4 tsp of cinnamon. ** I used Cadbury's cocoa powder and hence skipped the vanilla. ** Cook till forms a thick custard and if it is too thick, dilute using milk to the desired consistency ** The sauce can be stored and used within 2 days. Serve as a dip for fruit bites or breads. So that's it Folks... 

With Love, Signs off!!!

32 comments:

  1. Thanks for the second opportunity dear. It was a pleasure writing for you...

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    1. Its my pleasure to invite you dear...glad u agreed for it....more to come...

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  2. wonderful guest post by Vimi.....Super yummy...

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  3. Lovely sauce with grilled pineapple.love it.

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  4. Totally different n looks tempting me...

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  5. totally diff and looks perfect for chocolate lovers
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  6. Cant take my eyes from those grilled pineapple topped with chocolate sauce, drooling here..Wonderful guest post by Vimi.

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  7. Delicious grilled pineapple, love that sauce too, Thanks for great guest post Arthy and vimitha.

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  8. grilled pineapple in choco sauce..Sounds new.,luks Delicious too,

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  9. Lovely guest post.. Interesting and delicious combo.. Love it..

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  10. Lovely guest post. Great going Vimitha. Perfect bbq dessert

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  11. Wow sounds so yummilicious :) Nice combo Vimitha :) Cheers Arthy for a lovely guest post!!
    Fruit Salad With Custard | Custard Fruit Salad

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  12. That is so mouthwatering! Wonderful GP dear...:)
    Happy New Year sis!!!

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