Saturday, December 17, 2011

Dive In

Am late as usual for the treasure hunt. This chocolate quickie has been doing rounds quite a bit and it's not even a great find any more. (And though I got this ready a while before, now, by the time am posting it, Christmas is jus round the corner!!) But I thought I should post this for Rashmi (see below). Being a skydiver she chats up with the clouds quite often and a short trip to chocolate heaven is not a bit of blight!

Let's make the cake.

All-purpose flour (maida)-3 tbsp
Powdered sugar-3-4 tbsp
Cooking oil-3tbsp
Milk (lukewarm)-3 tbsp
Cocoa powder-2 tbsp
Choc chips-2 tsp 
Vanilla essence-1/4 tsp
Cooking soda (soda bicarb)-1/4 tsp
Salt-a pinch

In a microwave safe bowl or coffee mug or whatever, mix the maida, sugar, cocoa powder, cooking soda and salt. Add oil, vanilla essence and milk to it. Stir well for a smooth batter without lumps. Add the choc chips and stir it again once or twice. At maximum power microwave this for 2.5 mins if it's a 700 Watt. Two mins for 900 W. Mine is 800 W and I did it for a lilover 2 mins. The cake drops down once cool. It's a lil dry and it's most natural for you to reach out for some choc sauce (Hershey's or Fun Foods) or vanilla ice cream. A generous portion for two. (Adapted from here.)

I look at her and can hardly believe here's a woman who has fallen meticulously from a 10,000 ft above ground level. There's none of the swollen pride in her at being tagged such exclusiveness in the world's fastest non mechanical sport-Sky Diving. She's totally humble and uber-cool. After getting trained in Gorakhpur in 2001 for Static Jumps, she joined her husband Rajiv for a stint in Brisbane to qualify for Free Falls (where she fell at the rate of about 200 ft per sec; she has qualified 450 jumps)! She took her qualifying flying training from the U. S. and holds a civil flying licence.

She says the most exciting moment is in that split second of aircraft to air, where gravity changes and you levitate for a while. Then it's a "normal feeling"...brrrr...folks do you dare to agree???

Check out this link for a live demo! It's so cool!

Rashmi's own words about her Free Fall experience:

Rashmi, along with Rajiv, are currently discovering the new found joy of parenting Kabir. Rashmi, hope you enjoyed the chocolate cinch; and a nip of it for Kabir too!! :P

I have a hive of activities in the pipeline for Christmas and it'll be well after New Year I end up posting my next. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!! Will meet you all in your blogs for the masterpiece Christmas posts!!!!!