Monthly Archives: October 2012

Lal’s Patisserie The House of Chocolates Open Another Door!!

Karachi, November 1st, 2012: After the success of three chocolate boutiques in Karachi and Lahore, the chocolatier extraordinaire, Lal Majid spreads the luxuriousness of all things chocolate from an intimate chocolate shop in prestigious Zamzama to a flagship multi story Patisserie on Khayaban-e-Shahbaz, opening on Thursday, 1st November, 2012.

Bedazzled by her favorite childhood story book, “Hansel and Gretel”, Lal Majid dreamt of her own house of chocolates oneday. Her dream soon transformed into a reality when she started her own luxury chocolate company, Lals.

Determined to lead a confectionary renaissance, inspiring chocolate artisans and pastry aficionados, Lal’s creates handmade edible masterpieces made with the finest ingredients.

“We believe that passion is what makes an artist; it¹s the difference between those who settle for ‘good” and those who can’t stop at anything less than ‘great’.”

“Lals patisserie, offers its customers an array of sweet and savory concepts to choose from. This intimate patisserie serves customers premium Italian style gelato made fresh daily as well as blended frappes. The coffee bar serves a wide range of hot and iced coffees made from Lavazza’s 100% Arabica beans. Aside from the wide range of chocolates normally on display, this patisserie will have a wide selection of home made fresh pastries such as eclairs, chewy cookies, assorted cupcakes, Recipe of brownies and other decadent delights. All made upstairs in our kitchen under Lal Majid’s personal supervision.

The most exciting part of this flagship patisserie is the Make Your Own Chocolate Bar concept. Here you can choose from milk, white or dark chocolate and combine either of those with numerous toppings to have a customized chocolate bar made just for you! In the coming months we will be adding to our menu scrumptious sandwiches, pastas and other savory delights. “

EVENT: Madiha Majid who is the daughter of lal Majid helps the business to run ahead. She is also a magnum brand council member and will be present wirth brand council at the launch ceremony

Apart from delicious tasting and live jazz music Lals offers the guest to have an extraordinary experience of making their own chocolates with help of an expert.

Surrounded with magnificent chocolate girls, this event will be

attended by socialites and celebrities.

Let’s have some Eid Ul Adha Top Special Recipes for a taste Full Eid!

Eid-ul-Azha is a time to strengthen family and community ties. People share meat as per Islamic rule and also invite one another to share some special meat dishes in this Eid-ul-Azha or Bakra eid. It is important religious holidays celebrated by Muslims worldwide and prepare many special dishes by using sacrifice meats to make this eid more delightful. Every nation of the country have different taste which known as there tradition or specialty. Pakistani cuisine is a blend of cooking traditions from regions of the subcontinent. Although there are great variations from one area to another, Foods from Sindh province, and the Punjab region are identical to north Indian cuisine due to the strong similarity of taste.

Some of the popular Pakistani-cuisine that are specially prepare during the month of Eid-ul-Azha are as follow.

Bhuni Hui Kaleji: it is a typical instant dish to serve just after ritual of slaughter everyone cook & eat it..

Paaye: It is not a common dish because we usually prepare this recipe on big occasion like Eid-Ul-Azha or any celebration day at our family. People like Paaye with different kinds of Naan.

Hunter Beef: It is the most common recipe prepare at our home on Eid-Ul-Azha, people usually separated the leg part of a meat for Hunter Beef recipe.

Mutton Karhai: It is a familiar dish for almost every occasion like wedding and parties, Eid-ul-Azha.

Seekh Kabab : It is a simple and full of flavor recipe. It’s perhaps our desired way to make beef, it is usually consists of marinated barbecued beef, or you can also make it with chicken but on an occasion like Eid-Ul-Azha its best with Beef.

Beef Biryani: It is a desired dish for everyone, but with Raita, Salad and any spicy sauce, it makes your mouth scrumptious on a day like Eid-Ul-Azha, so make this Islamic day a splendor for your family and friends by making appetizing Pakistani top recipes that turn out well on a this traditional carnival of Muslim.

Bihari Kabab:  It is also a most loving BBq Item & in BBQ party during Eid UlAdha it is a compulsory dish.

Karachifoods has wide range of Eid-Ul-Adha Special recipes that make your each day remarkable!

Eid al-Adha 2012 is Just Near to Come!

Eid al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival starting later this week. It is one of two ‘Eid’ festivals, and is celebrated by both Sunni and Shia Muslims. According to location, it’s also known by many other names, including Greater Eid, Id-ul Zuha, or Baqri Id (Bakrid).

The Hajj – a special pilgrimage to Mecca – this year it starts on or around October 26 (2012) and lasts four days. It’s an important time of prayer, remembrance, gift giving and sacrifice.

Food is shared. Charitable acts are important to ensure the less well off can also celebrate.

Its roots are in commemorating which commemorates Ibrahim’s (Abraham’s) willingness to sacrifice his much loved son in obedience to Allah – the ultimate sacrifice.

If you’re Muslim, why not use the Eid, as many do, as a chance to invite non-Muslims work colleagues to Eid festivities as a way of introducing them to Islam and Muslim culture?

And if you’re not Muslim, but work with Muslim colleagues, it’s important to respect the celebration, and not expect them to be working over the period. It’s a time for family and friends, as important in the Muslim calendar. Why not ask about the celebrations and plans? Colleagues usually appreciate you asking about what’s important to them, and you’ll know what you can expect over the coming period.

Let’s Come to Know Some Handy Information for Slaughtering!

In Eid-Ul-Adha first day the Muslims are put on fresh new clothes and go to perform Namaz at Eidgah & then perform slaughtering According to the Islamic Rule after it divide the m eat in to three parts uniformly, one for the poor and 2nd part for the relatives, friends & neighbor, the rest keep their self. Eid Prayer is compulsory according to Islam & the Prophet (P.B.U.H) always performed it and instructed to the Ummah to perform.

During the Slaughtering you must have to follow following Instruction:

  1. The animal is slaughtered by a sharp object which is capable of making it bleed by severing blood vessels.
  2. Zabihaa is an Arabic word which means slaughtered. The slaughtering is to be done by cutting the throat, windpipe and the blood vessels in the neck causing the animals death, but without cutting the spinal cord.
  3. The blood has to be drained completely before the head is removed. The purpose is to drain out most of the blood, which would otherwise serve as a good culture medium for micro organisms. Hence, for this purpose, the spinal cord must not be cut; otherwise the nerve fibers to the heart would be damaged during the process causing cardiac arrest, resulting in stagnation of the blood in the blood vessels.
  4. Blood is a good source for germs, bacteria, toxins, etc. Therefore the Islamic way of slaughtering is more hygienic due to eliminating of maximum bloods.
  5. According to the Islamic slaughtered method Meat remains fresh for a longer time due to deficiency of blood in the meat as compared to other methods of slaughtering.
  6. The swift cutting of vessels of the neck disconnects the flow of blood to the nerve of the brain responsible for pain. Thus the animal does not feel pain. While dying, the animal appears to struggle, writhe, shake and kick, not due to pain, but due to the contraction and relaxation of the muscles deficient in blood and due to the flow of blood out of the body.

How to Celebrate This Eid-ul-Azha!

Some years ago Eidul Azha or Bakra Eid, as it is commonly referred to, used to be a simple affair. A designated person would purchase the goats/cows for their family and the qasab/kasai would slaughter the animals and remind us of the great sacrifice taken by Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) to show his devotion to God.Eid-al-Adha

Where Eid-ul-Fitar is all about Eidi, vermicelli, hot n spicy channa chaat, fruit trifal and sweet delights, Eid-ul-Azha is about Mutton roast, Kababs, Biryani and fun-filled family BBQ night. But off course choriya, mehendi and mesmerizing Eid dresses are always a part of every festival, after all girls are all about ‘Sajna Sawarna’.

The central attraction of Eid-ul-Azha is the slaughtering of goats and cows Eid-al-Adha Special Disheseverywhere. A day before Eid, where girls are busy applying henna and facial cleansers, boys and kids take their bakras to ‘Fancy Bakra Walk’ where Bakras are all dolled up in beautiful costumes, balloons, ribbons and sparkling glitters. Eid-ul-Azha comes with bringing thousands of childhood memories about some unforgettable memories of favorite bakra and the fancy bakra walk, the family moments of cold and foggy BBQ nights, the charm of childhood bakra wrestling…etc.

Have a blast this Eid with your friends and family enjoy some traditional bakra eid special recipes that you’re your each bite remarkable by karachifoods.com and also don’t get yourself hurt by Bakra’s Seeng! Stay blessed and stay safe.

An easy Way to Make a Rainbow Cake!

Rainbow cake is a colorful treat to serve on various occasions like birthdays, anniversaries etc. The various layers of this delicious cake automatically grab the attention of your guests. Making a rainbow cake is no doubt a laborious process as compared to general cake but the taste and color it provides you at the end deserves a little extra effort. Once you cut the cake, the color full layers of this delicious cake gives you a real feeling of a colorful rainbow right in front of you.

Once you make rainbow cake, you can frost it and decorate it, if you want. Otherwise the colorful layers of the cake do not required any specific decoration.

Now if you like rainbow cake and want to make it a home just go through the simple steps given below:

Preparation Time: 40 Minutes, excluding the refrigeration period

Serving Size: 8 to 10

Utensils Needed: Baking tins, baking sheet, baking paper, five medium mixing bowls, large whisk, large spoon, wire cooling rack, palette knife, revolving cake plate, refrigerator, oven, gloves

Ingredients:

- 500g butter – softened

- 500g caster sugar

- 10 eggs, large -

500g self-rising flour -

Gel color pastes – easily available online and in your nearest bakeries

Filling / Frosting

- 70g butter – softened

- 200g cream cheese

- 400g icing sugar – sifted

20 Steps For How to Make a Rainbow Cake

Step 1: Pick four baking tins and line them with a fine quality baking paper. Set them aside and pre heat your oven at 160 degree centigrade (C°). Note: The shape of your rainbow cake depends on the shape of your baking tins. For example, you can use rectangle, square or circle tins to get the desired shape.

 

Step 2: Now, grab a large mixing bowl and place 500 grams of butter and 500 grams of sugar in it. Take a large whisk and mix together both of the ingredients until mix well and smooth.

 

 

 

Step 3: Crack in one egg at a time and a spoonful of self-rising flour along with it. Continue until you cracked in all of the 10 eggs. Once the egg and flour incorporated well add in the remaining flour and blend them for another few minutes with the help of a large whisk or spoon. Continue mixing until forms a batter. Note: Make sure just to mix the ingredients and do not beat it as it can form large air bubbles which will automatically forms pockets in the baked rainbow cake.

Step 4: Take 5 medium mixing bowls of same size and equally divide the cake batter among them.

 

 

 

Step 5: Pour some red gel paste color into the first mixing bowl and set it aside for the time being. Add some yellow gel paste color into the second bowl, blue into the third mixing bowl, green into the fourth bowl and orange into the fifth mixing bowl. Set all bowls aside for some time and move on.

 

 

Step 6: Pick the first mixing bowl with red gel paste color and blend it again for few seconds. Place it in the lined cake tin and spread it all over the base.

 

 

 

Step 7: Repeat the above procedure with the yellow, blue, green, and orange gel paste color into the remaining four line baking tins.

Step 8: Place the baking tins in the pre-heat oven and bake kit for 15 to 20 seconds until soft and spinky to touch. Note: Make sure to wear thick gloves during the baking of the rain bow cake in order to protect your hands from heat.

 

 

 

Step 9: Remove the baking tins from oven and set them aside at room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes until cool enough to handle.

Step 10: Now, lift out the cake layers carefully and place them on a wire coolingrack. Wait until they cool well.

 

 

 

Step 11: Meanwhile, prepare the rain bow cake frosting. Add 70 gram butter to medium or large mixing bowl and beat it until soft and smooth. Add in cream cheese and mix for another few seconds until both ingredients merge into one another and form a smooth mixture.

 

 

Step 12: Pour in 400 gram sifted icing sugar and mix it with the butter-cheese mixture until smooth and forms a batter. Now, if the batter is runny, then place it in refrigerator for few minutes until thick.

 

 

Step 13: Until then, remove the layers of cake from cooling rack, and place them on a revolving cake stand. Pick a serrated break knife and give a desired shape to the first layer of your rain bow cake. Use the same knife and smooth the surface of the layer of the cake as well.

Step 14: Place few spoon full of frosting at the top of the surface of the first layer and spread it with the help of a knife.

 

 

 

Step 15: Now, stack the second layer on the top of the first one. Place some frosting on the top of the second layer of cake and spread it and evenly all over the surface. Repeat this method until you stack together the remaining three layers of the cake.

 

Step 16: Place the staked rainbow cake in refrigerator for few hours until cool. Proper cooling will help at the time of cutting the rainbow cake into slices as the cuttings will not rip and you will get perfect cake slices.

Step 17: Pick a large sharp knife and trim the uneven sides of the rain bow cake to give it a perfect shape.

 

 

 

Step 18: Place some frosting at the top of the staked cake and spread it all over the surface with a palette knife.

 

 

 

Step 19: Apply the frosting to the sides of the cake as well. Apply the frosting until every inch of the cake is well covered, smoothing the edges as well. In case if you are yet not clear about applying the frosting, then learn stepwise how to frost a cake. Place the frosted rainbow cake in your refrigerator for couple of hours to chill and firm to touch.

Step 20: Once your rainbow is chilled well, remove it from refrigerator and decorate it if you want or serve it as it is. You can give an Ombre Petal Cake touch to your rainbow cake.

 

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