Thursday, June 9, 2016

OATS PORRIDGE WITH CHOCOLATE COATED CAKE BALLS / KIDS BREAKFAST


Kids often refuse to have oats. We have to really be innovative and try out new dishes for them. This bowl of oats porridge garnished with chocolate coated cake balls will surely entice them to give it a try.

Ingredients:
Oats ...... 1 cup
Butter .... 1 tbsp
Milk ...... 2 cups or as needed. (you can use water + milk if you wish)
Vanilla essence ... 1 drop.(optional)
Sugar ................ 5-6 tbsps  (as per your liking)
Salt .... 1 pinch (to balance the taste)
Mango roundels .. for garnishing.

To make the chocolate coated cake balls.
Cake crumbs ..... 1 cup (use plain sponge cake)
Walnut powder ... 1 tbsp
Maple syrup or honey .. 1 tbsp (as needed to bind the crumbs)
Cooking / baking chocolate bar .... 100 gms

Method:



1. Crumble the cake. Add walnut powder and mix.







2. Add the honey or maple syrup and mix well to get a binding texture. If you are using a moist cake you may not need to add any binder..Make tiny marble sized balls.Set aside.





3. Using the double boiler method, melt the chocolate bar. Make sure the spatula and the bowl are dry.







4. Maintain medium heat and stir with a spatula until smooth.








5. Close the gas and still keep stirring for a while to remove any air bubbles.






6. Now using a fork or a tooth pick dip the balls in the melted chocolate.





7. Place them on the parchment paper in a tray. Refrigerate until they are firm.






8. Now melt the butter in a sauce pan and saute the oats for a minute.






9. Add one cup water and bring to a boil. Once they start cooking reduce the heat and simmer. Add sugar and a pinch of salt. When they are half done add the milk, vanilla essence and cook further for 5-6 minutes on low flame until you get the required consistency. Allow the porridge to cool.



10. Garnish with chocolate balls and mango roundels after it is cool enough at the room temperature or even better if it is chilled in the refrigerator.

6 comments:

  1. Must be a healthy and yuumy dish๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Yes Moumita.. specially kids will love it :)

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  2. wish my kids eat this breakfast so i dont have to worry.

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  3. What a lovely way to serve oats.I am sure the kids will gobble this up without any fuss.

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    1. Yes Nayna.. thanks for liking :)

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