12 years ago I embarked on a journey that changed my life forever! I posted my first recipe (Methi paratha) on 4th August 2006 here on My foodcourt. I started My Foodcourt as an online journal to document the recipes that I have learnt along with my experiments in the kitchen.I am surprised and amazed at all the wonderful opportunities that this blog has brought into my life ever since. Thank you all for your continued support and encouragement.
Today, My Foodcourt turns 12 and I have a special surprise for you. A guest post by a special friend! Medha is a fantastic cake artist, a magician and creates mind boggling pieces of art in the form of cakes and desserts. Her creativity just blows me away each time. Her labour of love PieceO’Cake is a gourmet home bakery specializing in customized cakes and desserts. If you haven’t seen her work please do see it here and here. I have to warn you, you are in for an addictive visual treat! Most of the times I am overwhelmed just reading the description of her artistic creations!To celebrate the blog anniversary, Medha is sharing her recipe for this stunning Swiss roll – Hurricane Swiss roll. Simple and stunning that’s how I like it J Thank you tons Medha for the recipe, beautiful photos and yet another stunning treat! Over to Medha When I got a call recently from my friend Madhuli, I was both excited and terrified at the same time. Excited because she wanted me to write a guest post for her blog anniversary…terrified because she wanted me to write! I mean i can make as many desserts for you if you ask …but asking me to “write” a blog post is quite worrisome… for me! But then you can’t refuse good friends and you can manage to overcome your fears for them…. so here I am …writing a blog post!
Madhuli specially requested that the recipe be simple yet look good at the same time.Here is a Hurricane Swiss Roll that has become the latest Instagram challenge/ trend of sorts. It is nothing but a chiffon sponge roll comprising of contrasting layers of swirls that look like a hurricane and hence the name. This is achieved with a small technique applied at the final stage before baking to give it the hurricane effect. Mind you it is a very easy recipe but your first attempt may not end up looking so perfect…I too needed a second attempt at getting a more prominent hurricane effect. But irrespective of the optics the cake turns out moist and oh so tender…a perfect accompaniment to your evening cuppa!