04
Jul
09

Cream Cheese Sprials

This is the one treat for your self! Believe it or not  it soooooo good.

Try it you can not resist just eating one!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Cream cheese
  • 1 Egg white (lightly beaten, used for glazing)
  • 2 tsp Sugar plus some more for sprinkling.

For the Filling inside:

  • 1/2 cup Brown sugar (ling / dark)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon

Method:

Take a bowl add cream cheese, butter, sugar and beat it till it gets soft.

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Once its done add flour and combine it well. ( just like normal dough we do ) Take the dough and divide into 2 size ball.  Now flatten each half and cover in greaseproof paper / warp and  refrigerate for 30 minutes.

For filling combine all the ingredients  ( filling ingredients ) mix it well ,and set it aside.

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After 30 minutes take out the dough and Roll out thinly into circle about 10 inch diameter or more or less.  (i am using small dough ).Trim the edges with a knife.

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Bruse the surface with the egg white (so that the filling will be hold properly), then sprinkle the brown sugar mixture all over the dough evenly.

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Cut the circle into quarter and each quarter into 4 section, to form 16 triangles (just like we cut the pizza slice but more triangles)

Starting from the base of the triangles, roll up to firm spirals.

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Place on the baking sheet, brush the egg white . Sprinkle the sugar.

Bake at 375 F for 15-20 minutes. Let them cool and enjoy….

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30
Jun
09

Carrot Cake

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 and  Vegetable Oil
  • 4  Carrots (greated)
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp Nut meg (optional)

For icing

  • 1 cups Suagr (powdered)
  • 2 cups Cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup Butter (unsalted)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts or pecans.

Method:

In a bowl, add carrots, eggs, vegetable oil, sugar and beat for 2 minutes or so.

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In another bowl add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder, nut meg powder and mix it well.

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Add the flour into carrot mixture, in 3-4 equal batches. Mix well every time. So there will be no lumps.

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Pour the mixture to the greased baking round tin.

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Bake at 375 F for 35-40 minutes.   Bake until a skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.

Let it cool completely.

For Icing of the cake:-

Combine  everything except nuts. Beat until the smooth.

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To assemble everything, set one cake layer  and spread the icing and place the another cake on the top. Spread the remaining icing all over and side of the cake.

Sprinkle the nuts at the side or over the top.

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Also add some food coclor and decore on the cake.

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27
Jun
09

Savoury Cream Cheese Sprials

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This is savoury recipe for the cream cheese sprial.

Try it you can not resist just eating one!

Ingredients: (makes 30)

  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Cream cheese
  • 1 Egg white (lightly beaten, used for glazing)
  • 1 tsp Sugar

For the Filling inside:

  • 1 Onion (finely chopped)
  • 1-2 Garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 Tomato (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp  crushed Red chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Balck pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp Dry Mango powder
  • 1-2 tsp Sesame seeds
  • Shredded Cheese (used mozzarella) (optional)
  • Parsley (chopped)
  • Salt to taste.

OR For filling you can use your won favorite ingredients.

Method:

Take a bowl add cream cheese, butter, sugar and beat it till it gets soft.

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Once its done add flour and combine it well. ( just like normal dough we do ) Take the dough and divide into 2 size ball.  Now flatten each half and cover in greaseproof paper / warp and  refrigerate for 30 minutes.

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For filling heat the pan with oil, add garlic, onion and saute till they become tender or light brown coclor. Add tomatoes , cumin powder, balck pepper, red chili flakes, mango pwoder, slat and saute for1 -2 minutes. Set this aside and let it cool completly.

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After 30 minutes take out the dough and Roll out thinly into circle about 10 inch diameter or more or less. (i am using small dough ).Trim the edges with a knife.

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Brush the surface with the egg white (so that the filling will be hold properly), then place the onion filling all over the dough evenly. Sprinkle parsley and Cheese (if you are using)

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Cut the circle into quarter and each quarter into 4 section, to form 4 or 6 triangles.

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Starting from the base of the triangles, roll up to firm spirals. Place on the baking sheet, brush the egg white . Sprinkle the sesame seeds.

Bake at 375 F for 15-20 minutes. Let them cool and enjoy with tea or coffee…. And also check my  Cream cheese sprials (sweet).

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20
Jun
09

Savoury / Herb Popovers

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Ingredients: (makes 3-4)

  • 1/2 cup All purpose flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 tsp fresh Oregano (used dry)
  • 1/4 tsp fresh Thyme
  • 1/4 tsp fresh Rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp Red chili crushed flakes
  • 1/4 tsp Balck pepper
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1/8 cup Butter (melted and cool)
  • 1 Garlic (finely chopped) (optional)
  • Salt as per taste

Or can use fresh  small spring or Dill, Chives, Tarragon and parsley.

Method:

In a bowl mix flour, salt. Beat the egg, milk, and melted butter togehter until blended.  Now add flour mixture to egg mixture and combine thoroughly. All the herbs, red chili flakes, black pepper, garlic and mix it well.

Grease the moulds or baking cups with butter. Pour this barter half full. Bake at 375 F about 20-25 minutes.

Let them cool for 5 minutes then unmould them and serve Hot with Olive oil.

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Note: When its baking do not open the door of oven or the popovers may collapes. For more drier popover pierce each one with knife after baking completely or after 25 minutes. Then again bake for 5 minutes for more.

13
Jun
09

Blueberry and Cinnamon Muffins

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Ingredients: (makes 8 )

  • 1/2 cup Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup All purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup light Brown Sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1 Tbsp Baking powder
  • 3 Tbsp Vegetalbe oil
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1 Egg

Method:

In a bowl add all the ingredients except blueberries. Beat the mixture together  until smooth. Add blueberries and fold with a spoon/ wooden spatula.

Grease the baking molds with butter. Fill the mold with barter about 2/3 full.  Bake at 35 F at 25-30 minutes or skewer inserted in the centre of the muffin and comes out clean.

Let it cool for 8-10 minutes or so. Unmold the muffins and let them cool completely.

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Note: I like nuts any kind of nuts. So i always use them. If you don’t like then omit this step.

06
Jun
09

Chocolate chip Muffins

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Ingredients: (makes 8-10)

  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup Chocolate chip
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/8 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Milk
  • 2 Eggs, (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • Walnuts (optional)

Method:

In a bowl, add butter and beat until soft. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat everything at 1 at a time.

In other bowl sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon powder and mix it well. add this flour mix into egg mixture in batches. Add milk  while mixing everything.

Take the baking mold grease with putter or use paper cases. Divide half the mixture between the muffin molds. Sprinkle some chocolate chips on the top, then cover with spoonful of the barter. Sprinkle some more chocolate chips and walnut chunks on the top of the barter.

Bake at 375 F about 20-25 minutes. Let it cool for 5-8 minutes then turn out.

16
May
09

Lemon cup cake

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Ingredients: (makes 3-4)

  • 1/2 cup All purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Butter (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp Lemon zest grated
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1/4 tsp Salt.

Method:

Beat the egg yolks.

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In another bowl, with an electric mixer, cream the butter, sugar until the fluffy. Add egg yolks, lemon zest, lemon juice  and bet everything together.

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In another bowl , sift flour, baking powder ,salt and mix it well. Add this flour mixture to egg mixture. Add the flour in baches so that there will be no lumps.

Grase the baking molds with butter. Pour this mixture to the baking molds.

Bake at 350 F for 25-30 minutes.

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Let it cool for 5-10 minutes before turning out on the rack to cool completely. Once the they are cool.

Decorate with icing and lemon  zest.




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