Mama i care...............
FOR some its Spring....for some its Summer ....but to us all its MOTHERS DAY CHEER......
My first memories begin with u,whether its when i conceived or as i Grew!
The love so intense, nothing can replace, the gift of Life u gave me, has created a path for my lifetime, that brings nothing but smiles , joy and glee!!
Oh how muc i love u, oh how muc i do.....
I can think not of a single day without u.............
I thank God for u and for all the precious moments with u.....
Ur smile ,ur hugs ...they rock my life................
Moments of ''us'' have me swell, whether its sitting on ur lap relishing my foodie instincts, venturing into ur loves of home farming, rearing and cooking ......to our shopping trips, sharing giggles at d coffee shop,as that guy gives the look.................or jus lying in bed,with nobody home,close to each other never to let go..............
I dont know what its to have a child [though being with u makes me feel i do!] ,and i havent walked the aisle , but u my mom , Knowing u and the excited joyfullness between us, i know its a dream.....a very Happy sunshine dream ...............
Mothers day ....can the love of a mother be limited to Mothers Day, oh no, and we all know that, i do too and for me its Mothers Day * 365, yet i Love Mothers Day!
Maybe the Pink Candy floss in me ,finds it romantic or maybe im jus a dreamer , but what i sure do know is that the love that Holds strong between a mom n daughter is awesome[ sons too, but i aint one ...LOL]
Mama's love their babies rite to d heart!
I said on FACE BOOK on its eve, Its sooooonnn gng 2be Mothers day,4me its always Mothers Day*365!!!
No gift will equal4wat she is2me,r I to HEr , but den it payback here, jus wanna love her, and more than anything im baking for her , its all my time and those little thoughful things i do everyday that count, even if it includes squeezing d T'paste on her t'brush every morn r havin a meal jus as she loves,r..............=LOVING HER LODS*365*4EVa
I mean d writer in us all is surely awakenned when we thinks of our adorable moms, dont we all love her:-)))
Doesnt she so muc brighten up our little lives, always there to respond, at those times when i reach out or i dont!!!
Its barely muc to say i can count on u and the love filled compassionate emotion that over whelms me everytime its ''u''....
Thank God for YOU.......always do..................
U have given so muc of urself to us all, and someday i hope i can be d same super mother jus like u ,to my little ones too!!!
MOM FOR THE D VERY BEST AND SWEETEST THINGS IN MY LIFE COME FROM U..
YEAH THEY R THE MOMENTS DAT U DO...
AND FOR DAT ,
ALONGWITH ALL OF U....ILOVE U...
AND VERY GRATEFULL FOR HAVING U...
I did mean to have the PEACH CAKE i baked her, for Mothers day here but am having this AMAzingly Jam tart Instead!!!
As also these Chocolate Baskets ,to place a Few Treats,
and u'll find the DELICIOUS RECIPE HERE
Now back to the tart, very exciting......
Its the best tart ever and has the easiest recipe too....the crust aint roll out, u jus need to press it into the well buttered ,TART TINS...and ur ready to go;-))
The base is buttery and cool and the buttery flavour intensifies the next day:-)
I had a couple of heart shaped Mini tarts and a large one with hearts on top too:-)))
And with the cookie cutters.,i had STARS and FLOWERS on the MINI HEART TARTS AND HEART ON THE 7" ROUND TART!
And this FLuted TART with the REmovable Bottom,makes it so so easy to support the baked crust while you slip off the pan's outer ring.
loose Pan bottom also aids in transferring the tart to a plate or cake stanD.
[BDW,my first SUNSHINE giveaway, is still on till 14th MAY , am sure u love LE CRUESET ,dont u ?
Hop by HERE, to win some!]
I do love HAPPY MOMMYS DAY @ 365,dont u?
EASY BUTTERY DELICIOUS JAM TART
adapted from the Gorgeous Smitten Kitchens, yup Deb Rocks!
1 1/2 cups (210 grams) all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (70 grams) stone-ground cornmeal or polenta [used corn flour and some cooconut powder here,alongwith ground hazel nuts:-)]
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
9 tablespoons (4 1/2 ounces or 130 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated sugar [used icing sugar]
1 large egg, whole
1 large egg, separated [ used only 1 small egg n some white]
1/8 teaspoon almond extract [ vanilla beans worked for me here]
1 1/3 to 1 3/4 cups (450 grams) jam [ didn measure out my Jam, jus used an assortment of all sorts and homemade Strawberry and mango too]
2 tablespoons (30 grams) coarse-crystal or granulated sugar [lods of this]
1.In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal,[or mix of cornflour,extra coconut powder and ground hazelnuts] baking powder and salt.
2.In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment or in a food processor, mix the butter and 1/2 cup (100 grams) sugar together until smooth.
[thats for those of u who have a stand mixer-for me it was whisking by hand in a mixing bowl]
3.Add the egg, egg yolk (keep the egg white from the second egg on hand for later) and almond extract [vanilla bean seeds] and beat until combined.
4.Gradually add the flour mixture and mix until the dough just comes together.
5.Transfer about one-third of the dough to a lightly floured counter and shape it into a log about 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter or roll out between cling wrap to desired thickeness.[used heat shaped cookie cutters to cut out shapes for the tops here and had a few flowers too]
6.Wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate it until needed.
7.now butter ur tart Pan real good, as Deb suggests,coz her tart did stick a bit:-)I did and was happy i did!
8.Transfer the remaining dough to a buttered 9-inch (23-cm) tart pan with a removable bottom of a 9-inch (23-cm) springform pan.
Using your hands, press the dough evenly into the bottom.
9.If using a tart pan, press the dough up the sides to the rim of the pan and set the tart pan on a baking sheet.
If using a springform pan, press the dough about 3/4-inch (2-cm) up the sides of the pan.
Now i used the TART PAN[7"] , which am giving one brand new one away in this giveaway + had a few heart shaped cuppy tarts so needed 1.5 recipe of the crust.
10.Refrigerate the dough-lined pan/PANS until firm, at least one hour.Freezer is the best place ,if u want the quick way here:-)
11.Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
12.Spread the jam or marmalade evenly over the dough in the pan.
i had fun here, coz i had different jams , including HOME MADE STRAWBERRY PRESERVE and MANGO JELLY, and these cutey JAm tubes ,that are a product i have fallen in love with, cute, so jus played along.
13.Cut the chilled dough into very thin discs with a sharp paring knife or roll out and cut out shapes with cookie cutters, get creative and u'll have a pretty design.
Arrange them slightly overlapped in concentric circles over the jam to form a top crust.
14.Whisk the remaining egg white with a teaspoon of water until frothy; brush evenly over the tart lid and then sprinkle with 2 tablespoons (30 grams) coarse sugar.
[ well i did sprinkle lods of sugar-way more than jus 30 grams for all i think]
Bake until the top crust is golden brown, about 25 minutes.[ my oven took me more than an hour]
Let cool completely.well i baked the little babies so i could Indulge rite outa the oven ,but they taste super buttery and fantastic the next day, and i bake at night.
HAZEL NUTS OILS N EXTRACTS......
Chaya had lods of deliciousness posted on her blog and her recipe with Hazelnut oil intrigued me so muc,a hard find here,that set me in the mode of the kind that says''nothing that we cant make @home'',and Googles our best pal here:-)I did find Hazelnut Oil around but was excited me was Hazel nut Extract:-))
I should probably post it with my Vanilla extract but it kinda had me excited and will post and tell u about my walk with it,till then here are some Awesome Hazlenut Extracts here and HERE and too!!!
AND FOR NOW ,I LOVE THOSE SPECS OF VANILLA BEANS ,IN MY BAKED GOODIES....
Well am giving a few of my Happy Sunshine Pals, a few of my fav FLUTED tart Pans:-)) with removable/loose bottom
AND the cutters too:-))))
Yeah 1 set in Flowers and 1 set in STAR
For now, Im extremely sorry , but will have to keep this for Indian Addresses, yeah all u pals there in Bombay, Bangalore , Goa and anywhere In India,this is for u!
thats d news for now, if possible we will mail it anywhere, so in that sense............ITS International.
well this is the confirmed part, coz the Supplier,who will be sending this directly to u is India!
Now at the same time ,am working in being able to Parcel this to International winners, coz id love to include u all, so every body DO [ internationally,anywhere], do join in, will see what best i can do with the mailing n shipping, else am sure that u can win it for a blogging pal in India:-)
and they would gladly win something for u 2!!!
Well i will Pick 3 WINNERS ON 28th MAY[random.org] , and the following will be the prizes:-)) the winners of which i will announce right HERE ON THIS POST.
1] 1 winner for 7" LOOSE BOTTOM,FLUTED TART PAN-1 PIECE
2] 1 winner for 3" LOOSE BOTTOM,FLUTED SHINY ALUMINUM TART PAN- 3 PIECES
3]1 winner for 3" LOOSE BOTTOM, FLUTED SHINY ALUMINUM TART PAN- 3 PIECES.
I may thrown in a few more cutters and pans,if there are lods of entries here:-)))
One of the prettiest features of a tart or quiche is the delicate, fluted crust. With this Tart/Quiche Pan, and its removable bottom, you can easily pop the fluted crust with any damage or problem!
Now to be a part of this GIVEAWAY, u have to be a follower of this BLOG!
If u dont have a blog or google account, jus say so and leave ur email id:-)) and maybe below u could get some more enteries
Now all the google followers, COMMent Below,that if ur Chosen ,which of the ABOVE PRIZES U'D love to win and what u might bake with it!!!
Ok ,i accept im curious ,but would so muc love to know!!
OF COURSE THERE ARE CHANCES TO ADD UR ENTERIES, THE MORE D BETTER:-)))
~~~ FOLLOW THIS BLOG ON NETWORKED BLOGS,IN THE RIGHT COLUMN HERE- for 5 added entries .OR FOLLOW BRIGHT MORNING STAR ON NETWORKED BLOGS TO THE RIGHT [right column] ,CLICKING FOLLOW BUTTON,OR HOP ON2 FACE BOOK HERE FOR 5 CHANCES, SO LEAVE 5 COMMENTS IF U DO.
~~~Follow THIS TWITTER ACCOUNT twitter HERE for added 3 entries
~~~Blog about this GIVEAWAY, add 5 entries
~~~~5 ENTRIES if u have a confirmed email subscription for this blog posts.
~~~LIKE BRIGHT MORNING STAR HERE on FACE BOOK or at the box to d right and add 7 entries.
~~~SHARE UR FAV ''MOTHERS DAY MOMENT OR MEMORY OR BAKE'' FOR an added 3 entries here:-)))
~~~2 ENTRies DAILY FOR TWEETS
~~~if any of u have any LINKS ,to get numbers for this comment section, would love to give u 7 entries:-)
I have googled and a few of my happy pals have given me links that worked for them too, but nothing happenned.
I so muc wanna tell u that , hey please, if u can do it for me, i make a set of the above products and mail it to u.
Coz i sure dont wanna make mistakes when manually counting d winners number,LOL.
~~~if u have Participated in my PREVIOUS GIVEAWAY , u add 3 entries.
and also where u would want it shipped,if u Won, like jus the name of the country is enough!
AND FOR EACH ENTRY, LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT ,TO BE A PART!
The products will be shipped directly by the Supplier, so for the Tart pans, got a pic but the product aint with me yet,[ yuppie me to order for some] so got these pics that are exactly like the product but aint of the products!
For the cutters, they are the actual products coz i already have them with me, so i took pics my self:-))
And will ANNOUNCE d WINNER RIGHT HERE,at this POST!!
Amd also give the Suppliers details to those who would like to order the same!
ALL d very best to u happy Pals, and Love and Hugs ..........till i catch u all again!!!!
"Disclosure: Review product was provided by me"
Am sending this delicious Tart to Erin of Apartment Kitchen , who is hosting the lovely Monthly Mingle this month, the theme of which is Special Sweet Treats!
Erin has one of the most wonderful blogs and m excited to embark a walk around her lovely world!