The Sugar-Free Dessert.
It is always said that we should save the best for the last. That somehow justifies why we eat Desserts at the end of any meal. The other reason why Desserts are eaten after stomach is full is because they don’t have to reach the stomach actually. They directly reach our hearts. To judge any meal, last impression is the only impression. If the desserts are good, they take the cake. (Or we take the cake?)
Everybody has a soft corner for sweet things. But a sweet food without sugar? A nightmare before Sugar-free showed sweetness exists beyond sugar. While I was happily moving towards Diabetes in my love for Desserts, the Sugar-free challenge came by. What can be sweet, keep people healthy and make people eating it love it so much?
Sweetness, Health and Love
synonyms: Sugar-Free Natura, Apple and Rose.
Apple-Rose was the answer.
What we need?
1 Tea-Cup of Flour
3 Table-Spoons of Honey
1/4 Table Spoon of Salt
120 Grams of Butter
The first step is to make Puff-Pastry for which we need 100 gram butter, 1 tea-cup flour, 1 table spoon water, and 1/4 table spoon salt. All of this is put in a bowl and mixed thoroughly to make a dough. Once this is done, we cover the bowl with air-tight plastic.
Meanwhile, we cut the apples in half, remove the core and cut the apples in paper thin slices, as shown in the picture below. We may leave the peel so it will give the red color to your roses.
Right away, we place the sliced apples in the bowl with lemon and water, so that they won’t change color.
We microwave the apples in the bowl for about 1-2 minutes to make the apples softer.
Now, we unwrap the puff pastry and use a rolling pin to stretch the dough. We cut out three rectangular strips from the stretched puff-pastry and spread a table-spoon honey over it. Next, we place the apple slices as shown in the picture below.
Sprinkle a table-spoon of Sugar Free Natura on the strip and then fold the strip from the bottom and then roll it from one of the sides. At this stage, we got so elated that our dough and ‘Apple Petals’ actually took the shape of a rose, we ran around the house showing everyone how it looked to finally place it in a silicon muffin cup.
We do the same for the other two roses and bake them at 190 degrees C for 30-35 minutes until it is fully cooked.
While it is getting baked, we prepare Sugar-Free chocolate sauce with Sugar-Free, Chocolate Powder and 20 Grams of Butter. we mix all of them in 1/3 cup of water and boil them to get a sizzling chocolate sauce to add Happiness to Health, Love and Sweetness!
You don’t always share desserts, but you also cannot eat them alone. The question about doing it alone? Anyday, it will be a No! All Marwari Mothers get so anxious and curious as soon as you get close to the kitchen. “Kela Khaa lo”, “Juice Peeyega?”, “Muri banaa rahe hai.”. Imagine their excitement when you try to make something for yourself. They have to help you and smile at the things you are doing wrong. Then there was Vishakha, my younger sister, who knows kitchen tricks way better than me. Bua, Daadi-maa, Taiji, all pitched in with their tips. They really were the most important part of the recipe. Sweetness does go beyond sugar. Sugar-Free Natura shows you that. Family makes you believe in it. Life’s uncertain, eat Desserts first.