Saturday, July 26, 2014

Egg Puff

Hello Friends

It has been all time favorite Egg puff.. My family really enjoyed it. Thanks a lots Priya





Recipe Source:Egg Puffs

Ingredients:


  • Readymade Puff pastry single sheet.
  • 1 or 2 whole eggs( boiled and peeled off the shell)
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1 Tomato finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 Tsp oil
  • 1/4 Tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 Tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder(optional)
  • salt to taste.
Method:

  • Place the puff pastry on the countertop and let it remain at room temperature.
  • Cut into squares.
  • In a medium pan on medium heat, add oil, onion and let it cook till it gets transparent and add tomato cook well till it gets cooked.
  • Add all powders and cook well..
  • add salt to taste.
  • garnish it with coriander leaves if you want.
Assemble:

  1. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper.Preheat the oven to 250 F or 180 C.
  2. Place the cut squares on the baking sheet.
  3. Take 1 Tbsp of the filling and place  the whole egg or cut half of the egg and place towards the filling.
  4. At the ends of the square, bring it to meet diagonally
  5. Brush it with egg wash
  6. Allow it to bake for about 10 to 15 mins or the top and edges are brown in color.
  7. Serve hot with tomato ketchup

Enjoy!!
Happy Baking.




Baked Samosa

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Here the weekend came as I made it for my friends as we used to make something different on every fridays!!! I tried as Baking version of samosas.It tasted so good and it is healthy one than deep fried version.They are so happy and had it 
Thanks a lots Priya


Here goes the recipe

Recipe source: Baked Samosa

Ingredients:

For Potato Masala Stuffings:

  • 3 Medium potatoes Boiled,peeled off the skin and mashed.
  • 1 Large red onion finely chopped
  • 5 to 6 green chillies  finely chopped.
  • 1/4 Tsp Jeera
  • 1/2 Tsp mustard seeds
  • A spring of curry leaves finely chopped
  • 2 Tsp ginger garlic paste.
  • 1/4 Tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
Method:

  • In a wide pan,add the oil on medium flame, add the mustard seeds and let it splutter,add jeera,curry leaves and cook for few seconds and add ginger garlic paste.
  • Let it cook for few minutes till the raw smell goes. Add onions and let it fry till it turn light brown in color
  • Add green chillies, chilli powder,garam masala and add mashed potatoes.
  • mix well and cook it for about few minutes till the potato is well coated with spices.
  • garnish it with coriander leaves.
  • Keep aside and allow it to warm

For Samosa dough 


  • 1 Cup All purpose flour
  • 1/3 Tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tsp Ajwain seeds
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 3 Tbsp  Oil
  • Salt to taste
Method:


  • Mix all the ingredients as given as above for samosa dough except water. Mix well until it is well combined. add water little by little to for m a firm dough. Keep aside for 30 minutes and cover it with wet kitchen towel
Assembly:

  1. Divide the dough in to 4 balls.Each ball roll it and make into a circle.Once it is formed as circle,take a knife and cut in to halves (semi circle)
  2. Place the semi circle on your fingers hand. place the water at the ends with the help of a finger.
  3. Make it into a cone (triangle shaped) and pinch towards the end of the top triangle.
  4. Place 1 Tbsp of the filling into it and press it gently.
  5. Place the water towards the end of the dough side to seal it 
  6. Make into samosa shape.
  7. Place the samosa shaped sitting on the baking sheet.
  8. Brush it with oil or butter(melted)
  9. Preheat the oven to 350 F or 180 C..
  10. Repeat the same till the dough gets over.
  11. Allow it to bake for about 12 to 15 mins or until the edges on the sides and top and bottom gets light brown in color.
  12. Allow to serve warm or hot and dip it with your favorite tomato ketchup or tamarind chutney.
Enjoy!!

Happy Baking.


Buttermilk Tutty Fruitty Cake

Hello Friends!!!!

One day I was visiting my friend's place as my friend's mom in law was talking to me about Fruit cake and it was very tempting as they are Christians...I can't wait to bake on Christmas time...I missed to have a piece of cake they gave to my hubby at his office long back. I missed it as he ate it :) I was having tutti fruity box container..Why I can't try to make it?I had made it as an egg version last year..This time i want to try egg-less version and here it is.It is so tasty and lovely . I changed type of pan from round pan to loaf pan.You can use a round pan. Thank you Priya :)



Here goes the recipe:


Ingredients:


  • 1 1/2 Cups All purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Tsp salt
  • 1 Tsp freshly grated nutmeg or ground nutmeg powder
  • 1 Tsp ground cinnamon powder
  • 1 Tsp Baking soda
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/2 Cup unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1/2 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Tsp Rum extract(optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates(optional)
  • 1/2 cup raisins/tutti fruity
Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F or 180 C.Line the round 8 inch  pan or  loaf pan with parchment paper or grease it with oil and dust it with flour
  • Sift the flour,baking soda,ground nutmeg,ground cinnamon,salt into a bowl.
  • In an another bowl, add the wet ingredients such as buttermilk,butter,vanilla extract ,rum extract and mix well by whisking it.
  • Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture in 2 additions at a time.
  • Add the dates and tutti fruity to it and fold well 
  • Transfer it to the greased loaf/round pan and allow it to bake for about 20 to 30 minutes or until the tooth pick comes out clean
  • Allow it to cool on the cooling rack
  • Place the loaf cake on the cutting board and slice it ..
  • Best to serve it along with a cup of tea 
Enjoy!!

Happy Baking!!!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Oats Nut Bar

Hello Friends!!!

Oat is the best to have and It has  many recipes from breakfast to desserts... It is very healthy one and can replace anything with oats and oats flour for desserts..I have got energy blend box and it was lying it down and thinking what to do and make my family to eat..It is super healthy and crunchy one...My hubby loved it and said It will be like granola bars!!!! He used to take it to office if he has no time to eat at breakfast..I am feeling good to have oats nut bar as it is healthy and has fiber in it.....Go for it and give energy!!!! Thank you lots priya :)



Recipe Source : Oats Nut Bar

Ingredients:


  • 1 can Condensed milk
  • 250 Gms I used (3/4 cup Rolled Oats)
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut.
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries or if you have energy blend which has dried cranberriespumpkin seeds,sunflower seeds and almonds in a box) you can use.
  • 1/4 cup of mixed seeds such as pumpkin or sunflower.
  • A handful of chopped walnuts.


Method:


  • Preheat the oven to 160 C or 325 F.Line the square or rectangle pan with parchment paper.
  • Pour the condensed milk into the medium sauce pan and allow it to warm on medium flame.Switch off the flame.Once warmed and keep aside.
  • Mix all the seeds,coconut rolled oats,dried cranberries/ energy blend (1 cup) and walnuts to it.
  • Take a wide bowl pour the condensed milk  and add all the mixtures and mix well using rubber spatula or wooden spoon.
  • Transfer into the lined baking pan wither square or rectangle...spread evenly by using fork or rubber spatula
  • Bake it for about 1 hour or until the edges starts light browning....
  • Allow it to cool on the cooling rack..
  • Once warmed cut into squares and Oats nut bar is ready to serve 
Enjoy!!!

Happy Baking!!!!





Thursday, July 24, 2014

Vanilla Sponge Cake (Eggless)

Hello Friends!

I have chosen Vanilla Sponge cake as it has no eggs and replaced it with yogurt as It goes great for vegetarian friends who does not want to use cake with eggs. My friend wants mini yogurt based simple cake with little bit cream on the top for their taste approval... I have decided why not use cut out cakes with the help of cookie cutter circle size. I want to give idea and impress my friend...I made round shaped 8 inch cake and cut into round shaped mini cake with the help of round cookie cutter....Is n't it nice idea? My friend had enjoyed it with a big bite on it  and cannot wait to bake cake for their next order on birthday!!!Hoping to get through!!!!!



Here goes the recipe Thanks a lots Priya!!!!


Recipe source: Vanilla Sponge Cake (Yogurt based)

Ingredients:

  •  1 1/2 cup All purpose Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 cup plain yogurt (Room temperature)
  • 1/2 Tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 Tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tbsp  Milk( For brushing on the top of the cake)
Method:
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F or 180 C. Grease the 8 inch cake pan with oil and dust it with flour.Keep aside
  • In another bowl,sift the flour twice and keep aside.
  • In a wide bowl,add the yogurt, sugar to it and mix well by using whisk until the sugar gets dissolved.Add the baking powder and baking soda to it and whisk well and set aside for about 5 minutes.You will see bubbles..
  • Add oil and vanilla extract and mix well until it is well incorporated.
  • Add the flour in 3 additions.Gently fold the mixture and make sure it is all well combined.
  • Pour the batter into the greased cake pan.Tap it firmly to get rid of the air bubbles.
  • Bake it for about 30 to 35 minutes or until the tooth pick comes out clean.
  • Once it comes out of the oven,brush the milk on the top of the cake.
  • Allow it to cool on the cooling rack.
  • Once the cake is cooled down it can frost it with any buttercream and filling of any flavors!
For Making Vanilla Buttercream:

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 Cups Icing sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp Milk or cream to loosen the mixture.
Method:

  • In a wide bowl using hand mixer ,add the butter and powdered sugar to it and beat it on low speed and make sure it is well combined.
  • Add vanilla extract and beat it well on medium speed and scrape down the sides by using spatula..
  • It will be so creamy and stiff.Add milk/cream to it and it will loosen.
  • You can add any color food to the icing mixture bowl.  I added pink color.
Garnish:
Pearl sprinkles.


 My own cake to assemble!!!

  • Take out the cake,level it if you want and place it on the cutting board,Place the cookie cutter and cut into desired shapes and repeat it till you get all cut circle mini cakes.
  • Place each and every mini cake on the serving plate 
  • In a piping bag with star tip 21 wilton tip put the frosting inside the piping bag and decorate it as flower and place the pearl sprinkle on the top of the flower and it looks so simple.
  • If you want to add cream on all sides and top you can frost the white or any color buttercream..
Enjoy!!!

Happy Baking!!!!

Fruit & Nut Eggless Cookies

Hello friends!!!!

I have made  the fruit and nut cookies as it is on egg version and everyone loved it... I baked it on before Christmas times... I loved it..This time I had tried  an egg-less version so my friends who are not able to eat egg based cookies/cakes.. and my friends loved the taste and want more..as I made small batch cookies. I am so happy to hear it from my friends... My family loved it... It is best to have it along with a cup of milk or tea or as a snack!!! 



Here goes the egg-less version of the cookies as below


Ingredients:


  • 1 Cup All purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered sugar
  • 6 Tbsp Unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbsp Glazed cherries and green ones i added it too if you want..
  • 3 Tbsp chopped unsalted pistachios.
  • 1 to 2 Tsp Milk
Method;

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F or 180 C.
  • Sift the flour in a bowl.
  • In a wide bowl,add the butter,powdered sugar and mix well until it is well creamy by using your hand whisk or hand mixer.
  • Add the flour at a time.
  • Add the glazed cherries and pistachios.
  • Mix well to form a dough... Add milk if it is dry and still crumbly.
  • Place the dough on the counter top and make into log shaped by rolling it
  • Transfer the log shaped dough into the parchment paper and roll it until it is covered and seal on both sides.
  • Keep in the freezer or fridge until it is firm.
  • Place the long shaped dough on the cutting board .Take a sharp knife and cut into 1 inch thickness
  • Place the cut cookie dough on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake it for about 10 to 12 mins or until the edges of the cookies are light brown in color.
  • Allow it to cool on the cooling rack.
  • Serve it along with a glass of milk or a cup of tea.... 
  • Store it an air- tight container.
Enjoy!!!

Happy Baking.


Australian Lamingtons.

Hello Friends!!!

 I have been wanting this for long time...I didn't get time to bake it  as It is already in my list what to bake next!!! Always being as a baker I always try new different cakes and found out it is very chocolatey and coated with desiccated coconut. It is super challenging and It came out in my 1st attempt. It is originated from Australia...It is super sponge cake filled with chocolate frosting and coated with coconut flakes. It is so heavenly and it is super wet and it can never be dry inside.It tasted really like bounty chocolate  :)

It is the best mini cake and it is small sized bite ones. Here goes the recipe and try for it Thank you Priya!!




Recipe Source: Australian Lamingtons

Ingredients:

For Sponge Cake

  • 1 1/2 Cup All purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
For Chocolate Frosting
  • 1 1/2 Cup Icing sugar
  • 3 Tsp Unsweetened Cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp unsalted butter
  • 1/3 Cup Milk
Coating:
  • 1 Cup Dessicated Coconut flakes
Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F or 180 C. Grease 8 inch square pan with butter and dust it with flour or line it with parchment paper.
  • Sift the flour,baking powder,salt thrice in a bowl and make sure it is well combined.
  • In a wide bowl You can use it to beat by using whisk or hand mixer with paddle attachment, add the butter and sugar together and beat it until it is well creamy and smooth.
  • Add eggs one by one at a time.beat it well 
  • Add vanilla extract to it.
  • Add the dry mixture in three additions and also add milk at a time in the same 3 additions.
  • Mix well until it is well incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into the greased square pan.
  • Bake it for about 25 to 30 minutes or until the tooth pick comes out clean.
  • Allow it to cool on the cooling rack.
  • Once cooled down, flip the cake upside down and cut into squares(4*4) and place them  in the fridge until it is firm.
For making the frosting:
  • In a medium saucepan, Add the butter to it and add milk and allow it to boil until the butter is melted before reaching the boiling point.Switch off the flame.
  • In a bowl,add the icing sugar,cocoa powder and mix well.
  • Add the wet mixture to the bowl and mix well by using whisk until it is smooth and creamy
Assembly:
  • Take out the cake from the fridge.
  • Line the baking sheet with parchment paper....Place the cooling rack on the baking sheet 
  • Dip the one sponge cake into the frosting bowl with the help of your hand or using 2 fork and make sure the top and all sides of the cut squared cake is well dipped and covered it with frosting and place it on the cooling rack.
  • Repeat the same for the remaining squared cakes.
  • Now coat it with dessicated coconut by rolling it on the sides and top too.
  • Keep it back to the fridge until it is firm and set.
Enjoy!!!

Happy Baking!!!