Sunday, October 25, 2015

PEAS & POTATO SAMOSA

Peas Potato Samosa Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


After a long gap, I haven eaten samosa and the last time I made was this  Mini Samosa .   Samosa  is made by two parts, the crust and the filling.  Traditionally shaped into triangle and deep fried,

I came across other interesting filling such as cheese, chocolate, fruit and nuts  instead of potato or meat.  Some make it  healthier by baking them. .

There are  ton of recipes for samosa with varied spice combo, some without onion, coriander, cumin or garam masala either way you choose it still turned out tasty, Done without mango powder but added  some lemon juice for this Peas & Potato Samosa.

The secret to perfect samosa was the way you fried them.  It needs time to get that golden brown and crisp exterior by using medium heat only so be patience.

You would like to pair these Peas & Potato Samosa with green chutney or ketchup but we enjoyed them without those.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

EGGLESS LIGHT BANANA CAKE

Eggless light Banana Cake Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

This Eggless Light Banana cake is incredibly easy to make, egg free and very flexible. If you're using self rising flour, you could avoid the baking soda and baking powder in the recipe.

Added  only half a cup of sugar since bananas are already sweet but add 3/4 cup if you want it sweeter. Also used canola oil and water to moisten the cake.  For richer taste substitute water with milk or  if you are a coffee lover, feel free to include coffee for making this Eggless Light Banana Cake. 

If you don't have time to bake this when your banana are fully ripened, stuff those bananas in a plastic bag and freeze them until  ready to make it (thaw them first before using).

So pleased with the outcome, the cake turns out gorgeous, extremely moist and no cracks on top. You won't be able to  tell this cake is  egg free and low in fat.  This can be baked in any size pan or muffin tins, just adjust the baking time.

Eggless light Banana Cake Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


EGGLESS LIGHT BANANA CAKE
Yield  :..10-12 servings   :

1.5 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
5 banana mashed
4 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoon water
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla essence

METHOD

Preheat oven @ 170 C. Grease your 7 in cake pan.

Sift flour together with baking powder and baking soda.

Mix in salt and sugar.

Combine banana, oil, vanilla essence  and water in a bowl.

Stir in banana mixture onto the flour,  combine well.

Pour the batter into prepared pan and bake for  50-60 minutes  or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Cool in pan 10 minutes, transfer onto rack to cool.

Eggless light Banana Cake Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

Other  Eggless recipes:

Eggless Peach Cake
Rock Cakes
Carrot Apple Muffins

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

HAWAIIAN SWEET ROLLS

Hawaiian Sweet Rolls Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


Am looking for a new bread to try out and saw this Hawaiian Sweet Rolls over the net.  The important ingredient for making this roll was  crushed pineapple.

So confused to go through the recipe, some added milk and some without,  can you tell me which  is the authentic recipe?   Not only that the quantity of butter, eggs and yeast differ from one another.

After browsing so many recipes, decided to try out mine  using the recipe below.   Be careful, the dough turned out quite sticky and hard to handle.  Add 1-2 tablespoon of flour when kneading.  Also the dough takes longer time to rise, mine took 2 hours.  After shaping, let sit for another 1 hour  more before baking.

Baked these rolls for 15 minutes @ 180 C but this depends on individual oven so adjust accordingly.

We are very pleased with the result, these Hawaiian Sweet Rolls turned out soft and  fluffy  with  just the right touch of sweetness.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

HONEYCOMB CAKE / KEK SARANG SEMUT

Honeycomb Cake  Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


Have been eyeing this cake for quite sometime and today I have a chance to try out Honeycomb Cake Kek Sarang Semut from my own kitchen. This cake got its name because it had a hole resembling that bee hive.

The method involves 2 parts.  First you need to caramelize the sugar until it turned  golden , honey like color. Do not attempt to cook beyond this otherwise your syrup would turn bitter.  Once you get this color, even sugar  did not dissolve at this point, you can add the water gradually and bring to boil until you get smooth syrup.   Be careful when adding hot water because this syrup would splutter.  At this point, you can add the butter.   Remove from heat and cool completely.

Second is combining  the rest of the ingredients to form a cake batter together with sugar syrup.  Let this sit for 2-3  hours before baking.  Next time I want to try other method that uses only  the  bottom heat.

Preheat the oven before baking and put the pan on the lowest rack , bake for 15 minutes then  place pan at middle rack and continue baking until it is done.

After the cake has cooled, invert the cake and trim the surface  as thin as possible.  Now you could see the hole resembling that honeycomb.

Am pleased the cake turned out soft, moist and insanely delicious.. . .

Honeycomb Cake Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com