Sunday, August 10, 2014

Blackforest Trifle

Hello Friends!!!


Here It is super weekend as I made very much light mini dessert called Black forest trifle!!! It is so easy and if you got homemade egg less/ egg based chocolate cake!!! I used to make black forest cupcakes, Blackforest cake and now black forest trifle in a serving glass!!!!

It is so rich in texture and amazing..Go on try for it!!! Black forest cake is purely made from chocolate cake cut into each and every layer filled with whipped cream and chopped cherries and soaked in cherry or sugar syrup and filled with top and all sides of whipped cream and decorate it with chocolate shavings and cherries whole on the top!! It is so light and moist cake!!!! 

Thank you priya!!!

Here goes for it!!



Recipe Source :  Black forest Trifle

Ingredients:


  • Chocolate Coffee Cake/ Chocolate cake or Brownie( I used Chocolate coffee cake)
  • Cherry with syrup
  • 1/4 Cup Whipping cream
  • 1/4 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • Chocolate shavings(Any chocolate preferably dark) for garnish on the top
  • Fresh Cherries on the top for garnish.

Method:

  • Place the bowl with whisk attachment into the freezer for about 1 to 2 hours before you  make cake.
  • I made chocolate coffee cake at the same day so you can use any chocolate cake or store bought chocolate cake or brownie.. I made 6 inch chocolate coffee cake and cut into the shape of the glass.
  • Slice into 2 layers from the cake.
  • Place the 1st cake slice on the bottom of the serving glass.
  • Pour a tablespoon of cherry syrup and let it soak for about few minutes.
  • Meanwhile pour the whipping cream into the chilled bowl with whisk attachment.Beat it for about few minutes until it is well formed 
  • Add sugar and vanilla extract to it and scrape out all the sides and whisk it well until it gets peak formed stiff..
  • Place the dollop of whipped cream over the soaked cherry syrup cake
  • Repeat the same for another slice of the cake along with  cherry syrup and spread evenly with whipped cream
  • If you have the remaining whipped cream,Transfer it into the piping bag with wilton 1 M or 21 tip then decorate it with stars or rosette.
  • Garnish it with chocolate shavings and cherry on the center :)
Enjoy!!!

Happy Baking!!!!


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Pineapple Gateau

Dear Friends!!!


I have been waiting  for the day to bake it after very long time.. I have been asked my hubby what cake you like the most. ? He said anything is fine but want very light sponge cake filled with lightest and melts in mouth..I thought that I would like to try pineapple gateau / Pineapple pastry cream cake... I have got everything so I am ready to wait for the day!! Finally it happened as I made him and my daughter very surprising cake with a praline on it and to the sides. It tasted amazing and totally loved it as it is very sponge and moist, filled with each layer cream and chopped pineapples cubes and topped with pineapple slices and praline to the sides.It tasted so heavenly and it got finished within 2 days !!! Am so happy seeing my family's faces and they are happy eating the slice of a cake with crunchy pralines. I am gonna bake it again for my friend's and family on any occasion. It is the best cake ever!!! Go on try for it. 




Thank you priya :) Here goes the recipe :

Recipe Source: Pineapple Gateau

For the Pineapple Cake!!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups All purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking powder
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 Tsp pineapple extract

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F or 180 C.Line the baking pan 8 inch with parchment paper or grease it with butter and dust it with flour and keep aside.
  • In a wide bowl, sift the flour,baking powder and sieve twice.
  • In a big bowl, Add the eggs one by one , sugar,vanilla extract  and pineapple extract and mix well until the eggs are well beaten. Do not over beat.
  • Add the flour mixture  in 3 additions into the egg mixture and fold gently by using spatula or wooden ladle..
  • Make sure it is well incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into the greased cake pan and bake it for about 30 minutes.
  • Once the tooth pick comes out clean after inserted the cake
  • Allow it to cool on the cooling rack.
  • Slice it for 2 or 3  layers from the cake and place it on the plate.
For Making Pineapple sugar syrup to help the cake feel like moist and wet once soaked:

Ingredients:
  • 2 Cups Pineapple syrup
  • 4 to 5 Tbsp Powdered sugar
  • 2 Tsp Pineapple Extract
Method:
  • Mix all the ingredients given and whisk once. Keep aside.


For making Whipped cream:

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of heavy whipping cream I used (US product named Landolakes)
  • 1 Cup Icing /confectioners sugar
  • 2 Tsp Pineapple extract
Method:

  • Freeze the bowl with whisk  in the freezer for about 2 to 3 hours atleast.
  • Refrigerate the cream for minimum 3 to 4 hours or its already refriegerated inside then it is fine.Once you start making take out the cream can from the fridge.It must be nice and cold.
  • Whisk the cream for 2 minutes and then add the extract and sugar to it.Do not overbeat.
  • Beat it until the peak forms stiff.
  • Transfer into the bowl and keep in the fridge before you start to assemble the cake
To make Praline:


Ingredients:

  • 5 Tbsp Sugar 
  • 7 to 8 Whole almonds chopped finely.
  • 2 Tbsp Butter(optional)
Method:
  • In a wide saucepan,add butter and sugar mix well...Let the butter melt and the sugar is getting dissolved and will let it to turn as caramelized. it will turn brown in color. It will take few mins to get the exact color,Add the nuts and mix well.Switch off the heat.
  • Transfer it into the parchment paper on the baking sheet. Let it cool for about 10 minutes.
  • Place the other parchment paper on the top and roll it by using rolling pin ,crushing it and getting crumbs..
  • Keep aside.

Assemble:
  • Slice the cake in 2 or 3 layers.
  • Take a pastry brush or spoon, pour the soaked pineapple syrup evenly...let it sit for about few minutes.
  • Take out the whipped cream from the fridge,Take  a dollop of whipped cream and spread evenly on each layer.
  • Place the chopped pineapple chunks evenly on the whipped cream mixture cake.
  • Repeat the same for the another 2 layers.
  • Once layered,spread the whipped cream on the top and to the sides evenly
  • Let it sit for few mins in the fridge.
  • After few minutes place the praline on the sides of the cake with the help of your hands.
  • Decorate it with whipped cream and pineapple slices or as you like to design on the cake!!!!
  • Let it sit in the fridge for about 10 to 15 minutes or until the cake is set.Place the cake on the counter top at least  10 minutes before family or guest comes.
Enjoy!!!
Happy Baking!!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Oatmeal Cookies!!!

Hello Friends!!!!

I was looking for a snack at evening as I am thinking what to do for snack in the evening!!! I saw big pack of oats and would like to try..Already tried  American version of oatmeal raisin cookies and it was chewy inside..I would like to do differently and visited my friend's blog and found it so yum and it will b crunchy inside and outside too if you allow to bake little bit longer..It is very healthy one along with nut.It is great for kids for a snack box.

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





Recipe source : Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:


  • 135 g unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 80g brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 190 g All purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2/3 cup or 60 g of rolled oats
  • A handful of sliced almonds for decorating on the top of the unbaked cookie.

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F or 180 C. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.Keep aside.
  2. Sift the flour along with baking soda,ground cinnamon,salt in a bowl.Keep aside.
  3. In an electric stand mixer or hand mixer with paddle attachment,beat the butter along with 2 types of sugar and mix well until it is well creamy and smooth in texture
  4. Add egg and mix well.
  5. Add vanilla extract to it and mix well.
  6. Add the flour mixture to it in 3 additions.Mix well until it is well incorporated.
  7. Add the rolled oats to it and mix well.
  8. Make into balls from 1 Tblspoon of the dough for each and every cookie ball,flatten it and press gently and place 2-3 almond slices on the top of each and every cookie. so all will be having the same size of the cookie.
  9. Bake it for about 12 minutes or until the edges starts browning.
  10. Allow it to cool on the cooling rack.
  11. Serve it along with a glass of milk or a cup of tea/coffee or as a snack time for best taste and crunchiness 
Enjoy!!!

Happy Baking!!!!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Dark Chocolate Scouffle!!!

Hello Friends!!

Here We are so fan of hearty chocolates... I want to surprise my family as I made it at late afternoon...I served it after dinner.. IT was so good..Its the most gluten free recipe and it is very soft and lovely and can garnish it with whipped cream or chocolate sauce or fruits!!!

Thanks a lots Priya




Ingredients:

  • 50 G/ 1/4 cup Chopped dark chocolate
  • 2 Tsp corn flour
  • 1 Tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 Tsp Instant coffee powder
  • 4 Tsp caster sugar(divided)
  • 150 ml skimmed milk
  • 2 Medium eggs(separated)
Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F or 180 C....Place the ramekins on the baking sheet and keep aside.
  • In a medium saucepan on medium heat,put the chopped chocolates with all powders and 2 Tsp of sugar and add milk...bring it to boil...Whisk gradually till it gets thickened.
  • On low flame,whisk the egg yolks only and stir well until no lumps are found.
  • In a separate bowl with whisk attachment of hand mixer ,beat the egg whites until it is frothy and add 2 Tsp of sugar to it and beat well until it is well foamy and stiff peak form.
  • Fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture by using spatula...one by one at a time. Mix well until it is well incorporated.
  • Pour into the ramekins and allow it to bake
  • Bake it for about 12 minutes.
  • Serve warm or cold along with whipped cream or chocolate sauce or a dash of a fruit ( I served it with chocolate sauce)
Enjoy!!

Happy Baking!!!

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

Hello Friends

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!!!