Showing posts with label SNACK. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SNACK. Show all posts

Sunday, June 26, 2016

EGG CURRY PUFFS FROM SCRATCH

Egg Curry Puffs from scratch Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


It was a long time, I have make these curry puffs.  Presently, the store bought puffs are sky rocketing in price,  So it is time to make your own.

These Egg Curry Puffs from scratch are time consuming but worth to make.  They consist of two parts, the pastry and the filling.

Most popular filling was potato but I want to try something different that won't take much time to prepare.  I chose these Egg Curry Puffs, made with eggs, onion and spices,

Managed to shorten prep time for filling but important task are rolling, filing and frying them.  If you think this method was too much of hassle,  opt for a special mould that seal and crimp the edges well. But I still did it manually.

Be careful when adding ice water,   add little by little until it forms into a dough.  Find the pastry crispier than my earlier attempt where I did not add rice flour.

When frying these Egg Curry Puffs from scratch. make sure to use medium heat or else  they browned fast but inside still uncooked.  Do not crowd the pan, once it turns golden brown on both sides, remove and place on kitchen towel to drain.

Egg Curry Puffs from scratch 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 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 29, 2016

EASY DINNER ROLLS

Easy Dinner Rolls Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


These homemade yeast rolls are well worth the effort.   Easy Dinner Rolls  go perfectly with any meal.  I like to dunk it in a cup of coffee or dip in a bowl of spicy gravy or soup.

I still remember, how my first time making bread,  It turned out miserably.  After years of playing with yeast and successfully baked them, I think everyone can bake a better bread, just  keep practicing!  In fact baking bread isn't that hard if your follow these basic rules.

!.  Yeast
Should be fresh and active..  To check, sprinkle  yeast in lukewarm water with little sugar and wait for 10 minutes until bubbly, if not discard the yeast,

2.  Water
Must be warm to touch and not very hot otherwise you killed the yeast. More water you get in the dough,  the bigger air bubbles you'll get, it makes fluffier bread

3.  Texture
It should be soft like baby's cheek  to get soft and fluffy bread.  Adding too much flour , makes a dense and dry loaf.   Add flour gradually and only the minimum

Easy Dinner Rolls Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


Today. I will show you how to make these Easy Dinner Rolls that was easy.   Made  by hand but you can use a mixer or bread machine too.  It involves mixing the dry and wet ingredients, knead it then leave to rise until doubled, it may takes shorter or longer time,   don't rush this  final step.  Shape into desired shape then again let sit to rise for  another 60= 90 minutes.

Add variety to your bread by forming the rolls into different shapes or fill these rolls with your favorite filling like chocolate, custard, red bean etc.   Even the plain Easy Dinner Rolls  tasted so good.

Other bread recies you should check:

Red Bean Swirl Bread

Fruited Pull Apart Bread

Eggless Custard Buns

Sunday, May 22, 2016

QUICK BLUEBERRY OATMEAL CUPS

Quick Blueberry Oatmeal Cups Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


Do you miss your breakfast due to lack of time?  These Quick Blueberry Oatmeal Cups  are the solution. You  make these night before,  pack in your lunch box or eat it while travelling to your work place.

This grab and go meal not only a snap to make but healthy too.   Made with rolled oat, no flour and no butter with endless choice of topping,  choose either  fruits, nuts even chocolate chip.

We  love to have  Healthy Oatmeal Banana Cookies , Cornflakes Crisp Bars, and Mango Oatmeal Bread   alternately for breakfast.  They are great for tea time treat or in between snack..

Am using a standard muffin cup and filled them  3/4 full, it yields only 10.  But you  will get more if using a smaller ones.

I did not mix in the blueberry in the batter but put them in between.  Quick Blueberry Oatmeal Cups are mildly sweeten with brown sugar but this is okay for me,  if necessary  adjust  accordingly to your liking.  more.

Quick Blueberry Oatmeal Cups 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 8, 2016

BLUEBERRY SCONES RECIPE

Blueberry Scones Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


I can never get tired of quick and  yummy food for breakfast or tea time treat. It has been some time, I baked scones for my family.  They are so versatile since you can customize  the add-ins.

Blueberry Scones  prep is similar as making a pie where you cut in butter, using your fingertips  until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  You can make scones using a food processor but made by hand is much lighter. The secret to  good scones are not to handle them too much before baking.

Divided them into 2,  patted one portion onto baking sheet into a round shape and cut into 8 wedges while the balance  I cut  rounds with 2 in cutter. .

These buttery Blueberry Scones are tender, fluffy  and sweet enough to eat on its own, no jam required, but this is entirely up to you..

Other breakfast recipes you should check :

Apple Raisin Scones

Pomegranate Mango Baked Oatmeal

Dry Fruit Scones

Blueberry Scones Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, April 24, 2016

KUIH DADAR LABU / PUMPKIN CREPES

Kuih Dadar Labu/Pumpkin Crepes Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Most South East Asian  kuih or bite sized dessert uses natural products such as coconut, banana or tapioca.  One of my favorite kuih is Kuih Dadar or kuih ketayap, a rolled crepe stuffed with sweeten grated coconut.   It was made by 2 parts, outer cover and the filling normally made  with coconut.

Kuih Dadar  uses natural food coloring by blending  pandan leaves with liquid then strain.  Pandan juice is added back to the batter.  These leaves not only gives a beautiful color but also a nice fragrance.   You can simply omit pandan leaves if it is not available at your area, just add green food coloring or a tablespoon of pandan paste.

Made a substitution for the filling using mashed pumpkin instead of grated coconut.  Also prepared it using milk and not coconut milk.   This filling will keep well in a refrigerator if you cook it longer. Adjust the sweetness to your liking  by adding more sugar.

Kuih Dadar Labu/Pumpkin Crepes Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


Other kuih/dessert you should check out:

Kuih Dadar with coconut filling

Bingka Pisang

Wajik (Palm Sugar Glutinous Rice Pudding)

Sunday, April 17, 2016

CORNFLAKES CAKE RECIPE

Cornflakes Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Having cornflakes with milk  are a regular affair  for morning breakfast.  This time I intend to transform this favorite cereal into a quick and  yummy treat for the whole family.

It's a simple mix and bake recipe.   This Cornflakes Cake uses  cornflakes that can be crushed by hand or use your  rolling pin to do the job, either way you choose is fine.

You probably want to serve this as a grab and go breakfast for your kids.  Simply bake this in a muffin pan for 15-20 minutes and get their favorite cereal  turns into a muffin.

In case you're running out of buttermilk use yogurt instead.

This Cornflakes Cake  is sweet, easy to grab and tasty,  sure to start your day off on a right foot.

Other breakfast recipes you should try:

Healthy Oatmeal Banana Cookies

Cornflakes Crisp Bars

Apple & Raisin Scones

Cornflakes Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, April 3, 2016

CRANBERRY YEAST BREAD RECIPE

Cranberry Yeast Bread Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

I always love to bake my own bread, trying out classic recipes and sometimes adding my little twist to the original  creations.

So far I haven't tried cranberry in my baking  and this is going to be my venture this week.  If you have a bread maker, it will cut down all the manual work but I made my bread by hand from start to finish.  This gives a great satisfaction and learning process,  you can tell by mixing the dough whether it has a perfect balance of water, butter and flour.

This Cranberry Yeast Bread makes one big loaf but I  turned mine into 3 strand braided loaf.  The method varies slightly from regular yeast bread  by  spreading  some butter and sprinkle with brown sugar before final shaping.  Am surprise to see the bread still not very sweet, the way I like it.

Everyone in my family  loved this Cranberry Yeast Bread,  It was a complete success!  This recipe is definitely a keeper and will be used often.

Cranberry Yeast Bread Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, February 28, 2016

MINI SUGAR BUNS RECIPE

Mini Sugar Buns Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


This week trying my hand making Mini Sugar Buns that I have eaten during my school days.  This is a typical bread recipe that requires kneading, shaping and proofing the dough.

I usually make my bread by hand and in small quantity, just enough to feed a small family.  Double or triple the recipe  to feed a crowd.

Used instant yeast that can be added straight to the flour.  If using active dry yeast, activate it by adding sugar and warm water, let the mixture  sits until it becomes frothy.

You need to melt the butter then add in the milk.  Make sure this mixture should be warm to touch before adding to dry ingredients.

Divide the dough into 9 equal balls but easily turns it into one big loaf if your like.  You'll be glad to put in your time making these delicious rolls.  There's something about freshly baked Mini Sugar Buns that are perfect for any time.

Mini Sugar Buns Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, February 14, 2016

HOKKAIDO MILK ROLLS RECIPE

Hokkaido Milk Rolls Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


Had been eyeing this tangzhong bread for quite some time.  Today I have a chance to bake them in my kitchen.

Hokkaido Milk Rolls use a "roux" starter  known as tangzhong  in the dough.  You have to prepare it before proceeding to mix the dough. This tangzhong is made by whisking  water, whole milk and flour until no lumps  then cook over  low heat, stirring constantly until it thicken. The cooled roux is added to the rest of the ingredients to combine and kneaded,  forms into a soft pliable dough.

After the dough has doubled in size. you can easily shape this  into a big loaf but I shaped them into rolls.  I get 12 rolls out of this recipe.

From this basic recipe, it can be used to make cinnamon rolls, monkey bread, pull apart or stuffed bread either sweet or savory.  The options are endless.  When you have a base, you can add all type of variations.  So glad the dough  turned out perfect and  I don't even need to flour my work space.

Hokkaido Milk Rolls  stay soft  and fluffy even after a few days.  We really enjoy the roll as it is, feel free to slather it with you favorite spreads.

Other bread recipes you might want to try:

Back of the Bag Oatmeal Rolls

Monkey Bread From Scratch

Butterhorn Rolls

Hokkaido Milk Rolls Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, January 24, 2016

PRATA TUNA ROLLS RECIPE

Prata Tuna Rolls Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


My boy used to like frozen prata for a quick meal but now that has changed.   He doesn't like it anymore.    Other  snack of his favorites  are  Roti John (Asian French Toast),  Peas Kachori and Potato Cups

Since I have bought a pack of frozen prata from our nearby supermarket so need to clear them for good use before it passes its expiry date.

The best choice is turn the prata into baked Tuna Rolls and serve it during breakfast or tea time snack.

Prata Tuna Rolls  are pretty simple  to put together,  you just combined the  drained tuna with mayonnaise, onion, black pepper or chili flakes before stuffing. Added extra chili powder  since my boy like them extra spicy.

If you don't like savory ones, you can turn the prata  as dessert by filling it with fruit then drizzle with chocolate sauce.   In fact there are endless option, just use your imagination.

Most importantly, do not leave the prata too long at room temperature, it becomes sticky and hard to handle.  You can start cutting and  shaping  immediately after you've removed them from a freezer.

Before baking you can brush these Prata Tuna Rolls with egg wash but  done without it.  Frozen prata is a great substitute for puff pastry too.


Prata Tuna Rolls Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, December 20, 2015

CORNFLAKES CHIVDA I SAVORY SNACK MIX



I had a box of cornflakes that is  sitting in my cupboard.   Normally we had  our breakfast with cornflakes  or adding this cereal for making cookies or coating the batter.

So I need to  do something  to save the cornflakes  before  it  passes its expiry date.   What I have in mind were turning them into dessert or a snack.

For  long long  time. I have prepared a crunchy and savory snack so this is the perfect time  to make my favorite Cornflakes Chivda that is  made from roasted nuts, roasted gram, curry leaves and spices. You can vary the selection  from among peanut, cashew, walnut, pistachio, pumpkin seeds  or sunflower seeds.

Turn this chivda into a healthier  version thus cutting out the oil used. Did not fried the peanut and roasted gram in oil but dry roasted them.  The only time I used oil when frying the curry leaves along with chili powder and turmeric.

Adjust the chili used according to your heat tolerance and  add sugar if you like but love without it.

Cornflakes Chivda  to  be enjoyed any time and would last for good 1 week if kept in airtight container.


Sunday, December 6, 2015

CORNFLAKES CRISP BARS

Cornflakes Crisp Bars Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


It is always fun to bake each and every week. While scratching my head as what to make this week, I stumbled upon a box of cornflakes that was sitting in my cupboard.

Used my  M & M Cookie Slices  as a guide and little tweaking. I made this Cornflakes Crisp Bars for the kid to nibble,

It is super easy to bake and most of the ingredients are mostly available in your  kitchen.  For smooth cutting, you can blend the cornflakes but not too fine,  Just crushed mine with rolling pin and you'll find some still in a bigger piece.  This is what give these bars a crunch when you bite into it.

For final touch, you could dress them up however you like by adding  chocolate chips or even  mini M & M  but this is optional.  Added a bit of grated chocolate since that is the only one I have.

These Cornflakes Crisp Bars are truly delicious,  a satisfying crunch  with simple ingredients make these a wonderful snack.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

BRAIDED MASALA BREAD

Braided Masala Bread Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


Most of the time, I baked sweet bread with filling but this week trying a savory ones  made with  my trusted bread recipe. .  .

This Braided Masala Bread is a small buttery bread, braided and stuffed with onion, green chili  and cilantro.   The filling compliments this lovely loaf perfectly. It is braided from three strand of dough, a similar fashion how you braid your hair.

If you have a mixer or bread machine, the process is even easier because these gadget knead the bread for you.  But if you don't have them, no worries, kneading with your hands is perfect and a good workout too.

Since I opt for buttery dough and stuffing  it  with onion, it becomes more sticky and hard to handle, Adding more flour is required  in order to make it easier to shape.   Actually you can shape into any shape you like but I want my bread in different shape.  Despite it turns out not so pretty ( poor braiding)   but  the taste was *so* good.  .

Braided Masala Bread  is an awesome bread!  It takes a bit of extra time to assemble but the  bread itself is very soft and baked beautifully. .

Braided Masala Bread Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, November 15, 2015

PIZZA DOUGH APPLE HAND PIES

Pizza Dough Apple Hand Pies Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


These  Pizza  Dough Apple Hand Pies  are  made from yeast free pizza dough.  I follow this  recipe with slight changes.  Omitted dry milk and use evaporated milk instead.

The crust is less buttery since we are using 5 tablespoon of melted butter/oil when compared with regular pie crust.   This suits for those looking for lightened up pie crust that was flavorful,  easy to handle and bake beautifully.

Cut  the apple into a half inch  cubes then coat  with the rest of the ingredients for the filling. You will get some liquid after some time, only scoop the apple but leave behind the liquid  when stuffing the hand pies.

Any variety of apple such as red delicious,  gala or  macintosh  can be used instead of granny smith. Another tip is to bake these Pizza Dough Apple Hand Pies on the lowest rack of the oven for 10 minutes,  This trick  ensures a nicely cooked, never soggy bottom.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

PUMPKIN BARS

Pumpkin Bars Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


When my friend gifted me with pumpkin, am thinking what to do with it.  So far I have baked Pumpkin Galette,  Mini Pumpkin Tarts. and  Pumpkin Banana Bread, all made with pumpkin.  So decided to bake Pumpkin Bars this time.

The main ingredient for this recipe is pumpkin puree, to get this I steam the pumpkin until it turns soft. Mash the pumpkin while it  is still hot.  Now it is ready to be used.

Used  only ground cinnamon but you can add nutmeg and ground ginger as well.   Making these Pumpkin Bars are incredibly easy, no  mixer needed.

It turns out fabulous, super moist and beautifully sliced.   Feel free to add frosting of your choice to dress it up a bit.

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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