Home chef, caterer, food expert, United Punjab & Himachali Pop-up Specialist, first runner up on the food reality show, Grilled, Miss Shimla 2005 and the founder of A Girl From The Hills, Chef Sherry Mehta takes us on a nostalgic journey with her delicious childhood favourite Christmas recipe.
Sherry started her culinary journey at the tender age of 13. During that era, her mother was looking after the family business. Hence, after school, she used to help her grandmother in the kitchen. That’s when she discovered that cooking was her calling. Her grandmother had the biggest influence in her life. Hailing from a small town (Shimla), her neighborhood was like an extended family. They used to make pickles and papads together. All of them would gather around to help each other. Her grandmother would help them in refining their recipes, and Sherry would sit beside her and watch her tirelessly. This made her fall in love with things in and around the kitchen. Sherry also considers herself privileged as nobody apart from her had the access to her grandmother’s secret ingredients.
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Christmas White Chocolate Dipped Sugar Wafers
- 2 packets of 180 gms each Sugar wafer cookies
- 1 White chocolate slab
- 200 gms each assorted red, green and white sprinkles
- 250 gms corn starch
- Melt white chocolate in a microwave for two to three minutes.
- Make a slurry of corn starch of 3 to 4 tablespoons.
- Add the slurry mixture in the melted white chocolate and microwave for a minute.
- Dip 3/4 of a sugar wafer cookie in the candy coating, letting the excess coating drip off back into the container. Immediately sprinkle with sprinkles, as desired.
- Place on a wax paper and let stand for the coating to set.
- Repeat with the remaining sugar wafers.
- Store in an airtight container for up to a month.