Showing posts with label DESSERT. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DESSERT. Show all posts

Sunday, December 4, 2016

IRISH BARMBRACK RECIPE

Irish Barmbrack Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

A yeast free Irish tea bread (barmbrack), studded with dried fruit that was soaked in tea overnight or at least 4 hours.

A popular Irish  bread normally baked using yeast.  Today I tried a yeast free version. Used dried cranberries, apricot and sultana that have been soaked for 4 hours.

This Irish Barmbrack is uncomplicated to make if you plan properly.  It requires you to soak the dried fruit in black tea overnight in a refrigerator, the rest was just mix  and stir.

You can soak the fruits in any type of tea you like other than black tea.  Also this bread does not require extra brown/white sugar either as it is naturally sweetened by the dried fruits.

Irish Barmbrack is easily adapted to be a vegan recipe if you replace some of the ingredients :

whole milk  ------>   non dairy milk
1 egg           ------>   60 g mashed banana or mashed potato

Barmbrack is also eaten year round as a delicious treat at teatime when it is served with salty butter, a few days old brack  is also lovely toasted.

Irish Barmbrack Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Other quick bread recipes you should check out:

Fantastic Apricot Bread.

Blueberry Oatmeal Bread.

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Sunday, November 27, 2016

QUICK CHOCOLATE CHIP ALMOND BARS RECIPE

Quick Chocolate Chip Almond Bars Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

A quicker way to satisfy your sweet cravings by making this Quick Chocolate Chip Almond Bars,  made with chocolate chip cookies.

I have a few sleeves of chocolate chip cookies gifted by my close friend.  Am well aware that nobody is going to eat them right from the package.

My recipe below is adopted from graham crackers  where I replace them with chocolate chip cookies, reduce the sugar since the chocolate chips are already sweet.

As the cookies are round in shape, it has a small gap in between. Just   fill the empty space with a broken cookies.

Quick Chocolate Chip Almond Bars  are easy, yummy and  have been a total crowd pleaser.  This imitates a favorite candy bar.

Quick Chocolate Chip Almond Bars Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Other bars recipe:
Coconut Bars
Honey Oat Bars
Cocoa Banana Bars

Sunday, November 20, 2016

PEACH CAKE FROM SCRATCH RECIPE

Peach Cake From Scratch Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

A soft and lovely cake studded with diced peaches perfect for  breakfast, brunch or teatime treat.

I have a can of peaches halves  sitting in my pantry for some time. My son saw it and ask me to bake a  peach cake.

Have baked peach cake before, this  Eggless Peach Cake  was  egg free so I want to try with eggs this time.

Used canned peaches, well drained and dice.  Even after cutting, still place them tin the colander to completely drain the liquid. Not only that a quarter cup of flour is added to these peaches.

The process of making Peach Cake From Scratch is quite simple.  It starts by beating eggs with sugar until light and fluffy.  Afterwards combine the dry and wet ingredients together.

For a richer taste, you could use melted butter instead of vegetable oil.

Another tips, you must grease your pan extremely well with butter then coat with flour.   This step is important to  release the cake from the pan with ease.

This Peach Cake From Scratch  takes a long time to cook so make sure to test with a skewer that comes out clean  before removing from your oven.

Peach Cake From Scratch Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, November 13, 2016

EASY LEMON YOGURT CAKE RECIPE

Easy Lemon Yogurt Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Ultra  moist and slight tanginess makes this cake a favorite for everyone.

Incredibly tasty and you just can't  stop at one slice! Easy Lemon Yogurt Cake uses freshly squeezed lemon juice and grated lemon zest.   It is  packed with delicious lemon flavor.

I used a wire whisk to beat  sugar and  eggs until pale and creamy t or use your mixer to do the job.  Always love a simple recipe yet turned out wondeful.

You can ice the cake after it has cooled or pour lemon syrup on top while it is still warm.  Am not a fan of those so we have it as it is.

This Easy Lemon Yogurt Cake is the best lemon cake I have made in ages.  Even a couple of days later.  the last piece still tastes lovely.

Easy Lemon Yogurt Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, October 23, 2016

EASY CHOCOLATE CAKE RECIPE

Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

This is our new favorite chocolate cake that requires cooking of butter, cocoa, sugar, water and baking soda on stove top before adding the rest of the ingredients.

When I stumbled upon this Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe. am   tempted to try it out after reading its positive comments.

Have made slight changes by reducing the sugar from 1.5 cups to only 1 cup and used plain flour instead of self raising flour.

We are excited to bake this wonderful Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe that came out deliciously perfect and moist even without any frosting.  This is a  good cake to turn into a birthday or any other special moments with your favorite frosting.

Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

I have other chocolate cake recipes you should try too:

Chocolate Cake w/Chocolate Frosting

Best Cocoa Brownies

Eeggless Chocolate Cake

Sunday, October 16, 2016

EGGLESS BASBOUSA / SEMOLINA CAKE RECIPE

Eggless Basbousa/Semolina Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

A famous dessert originating from Middle East, made of semolina and drenched in sugar syrup.

Am looking for Eggless Basbousa / Eggless Semolina Cake Recipe over the net.  There are various recipes for making it, some used coconut or  ground almond and richer one with heavy dose of butter and eggs.

After checking so many recipes,  decided to give this recipe a try. This Eggless Basbousa / Semolina Cake recipe uses no eggs and least sugar for the  syrup.

Used a whisk to cream the butter and sugar together.  Need not beat until fluffy, just until well combined.

This Eggless Basbousa / Eggless Semolina Cake does not have a cake like batter but rather a thick mass of dough.

Am running short of whole almonds so I used almond flakes for topping.

We enjoyed a slightly chewy texture imparted by semolina, sticky and moistness by the syrup.  It is much better the day after since the lemon flavored syrup  will be completely absorbed.  We plan to make this wonderful Eggless Basbousa/Eggless Semolina Cake again for our family gathering.

Other dessert recipes you should check the out:

Cocoa Banana Bars

Blueberry Milk Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Eggless Basbousa/Semolina Cake Recipe  @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, October 9, 2016

BINGKA ROTI (HOMEMADE BREAD PUDDING)

Bingka Roti (Homemade Bread Pudding) Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.comB

Bingka Roti - A baked dessert using bread slices, eggs, milk and plain flour that was firmer and easy to slice.

I have a few slices of stale bread lying on the counter.  To rescue those bread  am making a bread pudding or Bingka Roti.

This Bingka Roti was slightly different from my earlier bread pudding recipe. as it was firmer and easy to slice due to addition of plain flour.

You can choose other add ins such as sweet corn, jack fruit or banana.   Also  instead of milk, opt for coconut milk instead.

Bingka Roti (Homemade Bread Pudding)  Recipe@ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Other recipes using bread:

Microwave Bread Pudding
Egg Free French Toast
Roti John (Asian French Toast)
Bread Paratha

Sunday, October 2, 2016

MOIST CHOCOLATE CAKE RECIPE

Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

A moist and delicious chocolate cake for any occasion.

I have tried various chocolate cake recipes.  Most of them are made using only a whisk.

This Moist Chocolate Cake is differs from what I have baked so far.  It requires to heat milk, sugar, cocoa and oil until the sugar is dissolved then cool to room temperature before adding the rest of the ingredients.

It rose beautifully, I baked it for 70 minutes in 8 in cake pan but you must check for doneness after 60 minutes as my oven would have different setting from yours.

Add your own twist by changing the frosting flavor but it is just perfect for me to eat it without glaze or frosting.

This Moist Chocolate Cake was  quick and easy  with delightful result.  Definitely a recipe to keep!

Other chocolate cake recipes you should try:

Chocolate Cake w/Chocolate Frosting

5 Minute Chocolate Cake

Eggless Chocolate Cake Diary Free

Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, September 11, 2016

CHOCOLATE PUDDING RECIPE

Chocolate Pudding Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

This Chocolate Pudding Recipe is made for a lighter  dessert after an indulgent meal.

It was made using agar agar powder, cocoa. milo and milk without egg and cornstarch, cooked  on stove top until it thickens.  If you don't have milo, you can increase the cocoa powder to 2 tablespoon. .

Used small mold for this pudding but you can use one large bowl or container then  cut into slices to serve.

If you want something that tastes  great  and easy to prepare  this Chocolate Pudding Recipe is for you.

Other pudding recipes you should try:

Chocolate Semolina Pudding.

Fruit Cocktail Pudding

Cconut Milk Jelly

Chocolate Pudding Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, September 4, 2016

BLUEBERRY BANANA CAKE RECIPE

Bluebery Banana Cake  Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Blueberry and banana go surprisingly well together,  make a very moist and flavorful  Blueberry Banana Cake.

When you have a bunch of banana and blueberries so this is a right time to combine both and turn them into a scrumptious treat.  If you are a fan of banana, you can check other cake recipes below using banana as a star ingredient.

Eggless Marble Banana Cake
Banana Chocolate Bread Marbled
Marble Cake

This recipe is a straight forward one and ready in a matter of minutes.   You can use a mixer or just a whisk to make this Blueberry Banana  Cake.

Really delicious, I love this combo , this cake was complete hit with kids and visitors/  Blueberry adds a juicy fruitiness  and a subtle flavor, not overpowering  by banana.

Bluebery Banana Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, August 28, 2016

STRAWBERRY CAKE NO JELLO RECIPE

Strawberry Cake No Jello Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

A homemade Strawberry Cake  No Jello and box mixes that was moist and a cinch to make.

Have been looking for strawberry cake  without gelatin all over the net but  can't find what I like. In the end, I used my regular cake recipe with slight adjustments.

This Strawberry Cake  No Jello can be baked in 8 in cake pan or bundt instead of loaf pan that I used.

Used fresh strawberry and did not puree  them  instead chopped them fine.

Accidentally, added a bit more of the liquid food coloring, I suggest you add drop by drop to obtain lighter color tone.

Baked this Strawberry Cake No Jello for first 30 minutes @ 180 C then reduce the temperature to 160 C and continue baking for another 10-15 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.  Apply frosting of your choice if desired.

Other cake recipes you should try:

Banana Upside Down Cake

Marble Cake

Eggless Chocolate Cake Diary Free


Strawberry Cake No Jello Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, August 21, 2016

EASY BROWNIES FROM SCRATCH

Easy Brownies From Scratch Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


These Easy Brownies From Scratch are made with cocoa powder, plain flour, butter and sugar. They come  together in minutes.

I found most brownies recipes  are made of almost the same ingredients  but  vary on the  quantity of butter, sugar, flour and cocoa powder used.  Previously baked  Banana Brownies Eggless  and Yeasted Chocolate Brownies Eggless  that uses more flour  and  turned out almost like a cake.

Recently  discovered that there is a brownies that use loads of  chocolate with least amount  of flour.  Am yet to try this.

Easy Brownies From Scratch does not require mixing the batter until fluffy, just combine until well blended and don't even use baking powder or baking soda.

These brownies come together in minutes.  For best result, do not over bake,  check them after 30 minutes.  You may want to add toasted nuts like walnut, pecan or cashew before baking.  Easy Brownies From Scratch  were chewy, chocolatey and simply wonderful.  By the next day, a pan of brownies was gone.

Easy Brownies From Scratch Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, August 14, 2016

CLASSIC BREAD PUDDING

Classic Bread Pudding Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

This Classic Bread Pudding is an easy dessert using a stale bread soaked in a milky egg mixture.

I used to make it using my white sandwich  bread, crust removed then cubed, but today I made this Classic Bread Pudding with multi grain bread, cut the slice into half length wise.

Also baked this pudding in my  9 x 11 in  baking pan instead of the heavy glass dish.  It does not matter what utensil you choose, it still turns out great.  The advantage of using a glass dish is that it can go from oven straight to dining table.

It can be customize to your liking by adding cinnamon, nutmeg or lemon zest.  If you are a chocolate lover, add a cup of  chopped bittersweet chocolate or add in fruits like banana (2),  blueberry, strawberry, raspberry (2 cup) or dried fruit (1 cup) just before baking.

This simple  Classic Bread Pudding came out beautiful and and  taste exactly the same  I enjoyed as a child.

Classic Bread Pudding Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


Other recipes using bread:

Microwave Bread Pudding
Egg Free French Toast
Roti John (Asian French Toast)
Bread Paratha

Sunday, July 31, 2016

FLAT TOP BANANA BREAD RECIPE

Flat Top Banana Bread Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


Flat Top Banana Bread Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


This classic Flat Top Banana Bread is always a favorite, whenever I have over ripen banana,  this is the bread I used to make.

It uses one and half cup of mashed banana, yogurt and butter to produce a moist and divine banana bread.  It took 50 minutes to bake it at 180 C.

Easily turned this basic banana bread to the next level by adding chocolate chips, peanut butter, coconut or blueberry.  So, if you're craving for a sweet, warm and super easy treat,  this Flat Top Banana Bread is the best option.

As this bread was extremely moist, place the bread  in an airtight plastic container then store in a refrigerator after 24 hours

Flat Top Banana Bread Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


Sunday, July 17, 2016

RED VELVET BANANA CAKE RECIPE

Red Velvet Banana Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

My Red Velvet Banana Cake was slightly different from the regular red velvet as I have added mashed banana  in the batter.    Am attracted to its color and curious to know how the combination  of chocolate  and red color turns out plus a little twist by adding banana.

This Red Velvet Banana Cake  uses yogurt and banana to moisten the cake  In case you're not keen to use banana, you may add 2 more eggs plus 1/4 cup of yogurt.

Sadly my cake did not turn out deep red in color but overall, it was amazing cake.  You're hooked after the first bite!   Used liquid red food coloring for this recipe.

The ideal pan to use is a 12 cup bundt pan as I don't have it,   bake them into  a small bundt and another 8 in cake pan.

Red Velvet Banana Cake turned out wonderful.   Extremely pleased with moist and tenderness of the cake.   Will bake again as my family enjoyed it.   Even my boy can't wait to devour it  after I removed it from the oven.

Other cake recipes you should try:

Banana Upside Down Cake

Marble Cake

Eggless Chocolate Cake Diary Free

Red Velvet Banana Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, June 19, 2016

AMAZING YOGURT CAKE

Amazing Yogurt Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Thinking hard what to bake this week,  am torn between baking  a cake or bread.  At the moment, I only have few cups of natural yogurt in the refrigerator.

Decided to bake this Amazing Yogurt Cake that was ultra moist and a snap to make.   The yogurt not only cut down the fat used but also moisten the cake.

In case  you don't have a  plain yogurt,  a flavored ones work just fine.   This Amazing Yogurt Cake can be customized in many ways like adding a cup of diced blueberries, raspberries, strawberries or other fruits as well.

I use canola oil for this recipe.  You can use almond oil, peanut oil or any vegetable oil or even replace oil with melted butter.

Why it is called "amazing"?  Simply because it uses staple ingredients from the kitchen and  made without a mixer but using a whisk yet it  produces a moist, tender and scrumptious treat!

Amazing Yogurt Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, June 12, 2016

BUTTERY LIGHT FRUIT CAKE

Buttery Light Fruit Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

No festive season is complete without fruit cake.  There were so many different ways to make one. But I always prefer the one with less fruit like this  Light Fruit Cake.  This Buttery Light Fruit Cake will cut down the time you soak the dry fruit.  Soak the fruit in orange juice, microwave for a minute to plump them then leave to cool.

If you mix your own dry fruits, you need to add  candied red and green cherries to the batter.   It would look prettier with those.  I used store bought mixed fruit that include both cherries.

The sweetness was just right,  adding more sugar isn't necessary.   We get natural sugar from the dry fruits.

This Buttery Light Fruit Cake is so simple to make yet tastes awesome.  I used this recipe successfully to get a quick festive treat. If desired, decorate with additional candied fruits and nuts.

Buttery Light Fruit Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, June 5, 2016

BEST EVER EGGLESS COCOA BROWNIES

Best Ever Eggless Cocoa Brownies Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

This Best Ever  Eggless Cocoa Brownies is a quick and easy recipe to satisfy those sweet craving. Made with cocoa powder, vegetable oil, condensed milk and water.

Purposely reduce the sugar since am adding half a cup of condensed milk but you could add more if you want.  Have added the coconut oil but other vegetable oil works too.  For a richer taste, opt for melted butter instead of oil.

The process is about as easy as you can get.  Combine dry ingredients with  oil, condensed milk, water and mix.  Add  in chocolate chips, stir and spoon batter into muffin pan.

Besides baking in muffin pan, a square pan of 8 x 8 in is a great alternative but adjust the baking time accordingly.

These Best Ever Eggless Cocoa Brownies were  fantastic!  They are so good, am planning to bake another batch tomorrow.

Best Ever Eggless Cocoa Brownies  Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, May 15, 2016

MOIST MARBLE BANANA CAKE

Moist Marble Banana Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com








Am obsessed with marble cake  or bread.  So far I have baked  Eggless Marble Banana CakeBanana Chocolate Bread Marbled and   Marble Cake  but that does't stop me from trying another recipe.

Most  of the recipes  call for melted butter but this  Moist Marble Banana Cake uses  vegetable oil.  It has a right amount of sweetness and stay moist even after the next day.

After experiencing and baking with banana.  I must admit that using a right banana is the key to perfect cake.  The banana should be ripe but  firm and not too soft because soft banana contains more water, it tends to make your cake slightly wet.

Another point was about cocoa powder.   Adding more cocoa means you have to add more sugar to sweeten the cake.   Just add a tablespoon or two  of cocoa in the batter is more than sufficient, you still get beautiful marble effect.  So glad Moist Marble Banana Cake turned out incredible!

Moist Marble Banana Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, May 1, 2016

PERFECT CHOCOLATE CAKE RECIPE

Perfect Chocolate Cake Recipe @ treatntricl.blogspot.com


I have tried various recipes of  chocolate cake and still looking for a perfect ones.  Stumbled upon this recipe on Facebook and decided to try it out one day.

At first glance, it looks complicated with a lot of ingredients, but actually another reason I love this recipe that it  uses a whisk to mix, combine both  wet and dry ingredients then you're ready to bake it.

This Perfect Chocolate Cake can be steamed but I chose to bake it.  Made slight changes by reducing the cocoa powder to 3/4 cup and increase the amount of flour to 1 1/2 cups.  Also reduce baking soda to 1/2 teaspoon.

Despite the changes I  made,  this Perfect Chocolate Cake turns out wonderful!  Perfect chocolate flavor with right amount of sweetness.When completely cool,  glaze as desired.  I don't do this since my family prefer plain good cake without any frosting.

Other cake recipes you should try:

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Eggless Peach Cake

Eggless Chocolate Cake Diary Free

Perfect Chocolate Cake Recipe @ treatntricl.blogspot.com