Friday, 28 February 2014
Monday, 24 February 2014
Newton fig cookies
I've tried many kinds of cookies but this newton fig cookies is very different and interesting to make and also very tasty and delicious.Thanks to Sharanya for giving us such an wonderful recipe.
Recipe source:: http://www.ohnuts.com/blog/homemade-fig-newtons-recipe/
orange rind or orange marmalade- 2 tbsp
Egg white from 1 egg
vanilla essence-1 tsp
salt- a pinch
Any jam or nutella-1/2 cup
Combine butter and sugar beat well till soft and creamy. Using of powdered sugar will make your work easy.
Now add in orange rind/orange marmalade,vanilla essence,egg white,salt beat well then mix in flour and make a soft dough.
Wrap them with clingfilm or close in an airtight container and keep them in refrigerator for 2 hrs.To save time,you can place them in freezer for 1/2 hr to 45 mins.
Preheat oven to 180°c.
Use the dough after 5 mins taken from fridge before it reaches room temperature completely.Roll them in a long rectangular shape line them into three parts place jam or nutella in centre part and close with one another to make a complete wrap and smudge the edges.Bake them in 180°c for 12-15 mins and cut into rectangular pieces,cool and serve.
Friday, 14 February 2014
Eggless chocolate brownie with apricots
Hii friends Happy valentine's day. When we hear of the name valentine immediately our thoughts will go to chocolates and roses.It is an excellent gift for our valentine to make them happy.
This cake is very very chocolaty and delicious with crunchy nuts and apricots.Enjoy your valentine's day with this chocolate brownie friends.........
cocoa powder-3/4 cup or dark chocolate-200 gms
vanilla essence-1 tsp
milk-1/2 cup+2 tbsp(adjust milk to get ribbon consistency)
walnuts-50gms(can use anykind of nuts)
dried apricots-50 gms(soak them in hot water for 10 mins and cut them into pieces)
demarara sugar(brown sugar)-11/4 cup,powdered
baking powder-2 tsp
salt-1/2 tsp(adding salt to chocolate cake will enhance the taste)
dark chocolate-1 cup
Preheat oven in 190°c.
Sift maida,baking powder,salt,cocoa powder for 3 times to combine well and set aside.
In a mixing bowl beat butter/oil and powdered Demerara sugar till soft and creamy.
Add in vanilla essence and half of milk beat well then fold in maida mixture with wooden/rubber spatula add rest of milk according to the consistency,Now fold in walnuts and apricots.
Do not use the blender to mix maida mixture and nuts.
Pour in a greased baking tray or pour in a round/heart shaped cupcake mould and bake for 35-40 mins.
Heat cream till boil and stir in chocolates till it melts and combines well.
Cool them and can decorate with ganache and chocolate shavings or chocolate butter cream.Now give it to your valentine with love and affection.
Thursday, 13 February 2014
It is an awesome cake with layering effect.It looks easy but very hard to make with proper layering.This cake tastes soo good and gave me a confidence in baking.
eggs (room temperature)-6 large
pinch of salt
granulated sugar-1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons-
softened unsalted butter-1 cup minus 2 tablespoons
confectioner's (icing) sugar-3/4 cup
vanilla sugar-2 teaspoons
all-purpose (plain) flour (sifted)-2/3 cup
apricot jam (or any kind of jam i used mixed fruit jam)-1/3 cup
orange liqueur (optional)-2 tablespoons(you can use orange juice)
dark chocolate-1 cup
pure coconut oil-1 tablespoon (can use refined oil)
Almonds (Blanced)-200 grams
Powdered Sugar -200 grams
sugar syrup-1/4 cup
Almond/ Vanilla extract-1 tsp
Blend almond to a coarse mixture and add sugar blend well then add rest of the ingredients and knead to make a smooth dough.You can store them in fridge covered with clingfilm.
vanilla pod-1,cut into pieces
In an airtight container put sugar and vanilla pod close the lid tight an place them in a dry place for 1 week.Now the sugar smells vanilla.This is vanilla sugar.Instead you can use vanilla essense with sugar mix well and use immediately.I used vanilla pod but the scrapped sticks,which we through out unused.you can use them in making sugar syrup too......
1. Preheat your oven to hot 450°F/230°C/gas mark 8.
2. Line your cake tin with parchment paper, grease both paper and tin.
3. break eggs and seperate them.Beat whites until stiff with salt
4. Crumble finely the marzipan. Beat it with the softened butter, confectioner's (icing) sugar
and vanilla sugar until soft and creamy. Add the egg yolks one by one and beat well between each
addition. Add the stiff egg whites and flour and gently fold it into the batter. Trying not to lose
too much air.I seperated the batter into two and added cocoa powder to one half.
5.Pour the vanilla batter to coat the bottom keep the sides of the pan clean, and bake for (about) 4
minutes in the oven, until it is cooked and brown. Take the pan out of the oven, pour the next
portion of cocoa batter carefully over the first, and bake for another 4 minutes or until cooked and
brown. Repeat until all batter is used. If you need to flatten a bubble insert a tooth pick or similar
to deflate the bubble.
Let the cake cool down for a few minutes, take it out of the pan, remove the parchment paper and
let the cake cool completely on a wired rack. Trim the edges.
6. Heat the jam a little, pass it through a sieve, and add the orange liqueur (optional). Cover the
cake with the jam and let it cool.
7. Melt the chocolate with the coconut oil in a bowl above warm water or microwave them for 30
seconds. Pour it over the cake to cover completely, move the cake to a cool place and wait until
the glaze is dry.
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
caramelized pear with cream and nuts parline
This is my first recipe post for my 5ingredient fix challenge. When i planned to start this challenge I feared a lot but I've got good response from my friends and my fellow bloggers.I thank all of them who supported me and guided me to do this challenge.I'm so exciting to see my friends recipies,who have joined this challenge.
I thought in this month of love we can start with sweet dish to impress our loved ones.My kids don't like to eat pears that much,So I think of making it delicious so that they can't resist to eat it.It really happened yesterday they ate all of them without any argument and gave me a kiss for the lovely dish from my loved ones.
5 ingredients for february challenge
Here is that wonderful recipe try this and make your loved ones happy...........................
Pear-3,peeled and deseeded
brown sugar-1/3 cup
cinnamon stick-1/4 inch
whipped cream-2 tbsp
sugar-1/4 + 3 tbsp
Heat sugar with 1 tbsp water till it turns its color add crushed walnut and mix well to coat.pour them in a baking sheet or tray and allow them to cool.When cooled crush them in blender coarsely and store.You can store them in fridge for upto 6 months.
To caramelise pear:
Heat a non-stick pan add Butter to melt add brown sugar,water and cinnamon stick cook till sugar melts then place the pear upside down,Close lid and cook for 5 mins then flip them and cook for another 5 mins.Pour the sauce over the pear to coat well,close lid and cook for another 15 mins till the pear softens and cool them .
In a plate place cooked pear and pour the sauce over them.Squeeze the whipped cream over the pear and sprinkle nuts parline and decorate with cherries.Now enjoy the treat.........................
Wednesday, 5 February 2014
Spinach and potato curry
A good accompaniment for roti,naan,chapathi etc..spinach is a very healthy green leafy vegetable and good for kids.It will improve their memorypower and stamina.Many kids won't like green leafy vegetable.If you give them with good taste and appetizing then they will eat them.This dish is one of them.Do try this dish and impress your kids.
Potato-1/2 cup,boiled and diced
Redchilly powder-1 tsp
All spice powder-1/2 tsp
Cumin powder-1 tsp
Amchur powder(dry mango powder)-1/2 tsp
Kasurimethi(dried fenugreek leaves)-1 tsp,crushed
Salt to taste.
Heat water and put spinach for 2mins and drain them,this process is called blanching.Add garlic and greenchillies and grind to a smooth paste. In a pan add oil heat them and add cuminseeds when crisps add onion saute well add potato fry for a while and add spinach paste mix well add redchilly powder,cumin powder saute well add amchur powder,tomatoes mix well.add salt to taste and remove from fire then add amchur powder,all spice powder and kasurimethi and serve hot with rumali roti.
Tuesday, 4 February 2014
salt to taste
Mix all well and make a smooth dough with water.Rest them for 10mins.knead the dough again and make small balls,then roll one ball into a thin layer as thin as possible and roll another ball and stick one another and do in tawa with or without oil.when done seperate the layer and fold it like a handkerchief and serve.
Monday, 3 February 2014