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A party-dessert made with egg whites & milk
Published On: 01 Feb 2006
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hindi: Cheeni / Shakkar
malayalam: Kumkumapoovu / Kesari
kannada: Kumnkuma Kesari / Kesari
Marathi: Keshar / Kesara
Punjabi: Kesar / Zafran
For making Snow Balls:-1)Carefully separate the egg whites from the yolk.
:- Keep by the egg-yolks for the custard.
Vigorously beat the egg whites(preferably with an electric egg-beater/mixer), until it is stiff.
While beating the egg white, gradually pour in the sugar into the mixture, a small portion at a time.
Boil the milk in a large & flat bottomed pan.
Scoop out (prerrably with a round-shaped spoon to form the shape of a ball) one spoonful of the stiffened eggwhite mixture and put into the milk.
Lower the flame.
Turn the eggwhite-ball.
:- The balls will cook within 1 minute.
When fluffy and increased in size, carefully take out the ball from the milk and keep by in a plate.
Repeat the process with the remaining egg-white mixture and make around 15 - 20 balls.
For making the custard:-1)Reduce the milk to 1/2 litre and allow it to cool at room remperature.
Lightly beat the egg yolks.
Mix in the sugar, saffron (soaked in lukewarm milk for 5 mins) and cinnamon powder.
Pour in the egg-yolk mixture into the milk.
Cook this mixture on a very low flame.
Stir continuously, until the mixture is reduced to the consistency of custard.
Pour the custard in a flat bottomed (preferably) decorative plate.
Cover the plate with the custard.
Make a plane base with the custard and on top of it, carefully place the snow balls side by side.
Sprinkle the snow balls with instant coffee powder.
:- Serve chilled.
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