Tuesday, November 3, 2009

CAPPUCCINO MUFFIN


This easy cappuccino muffin is a great as your breakfast or afternoon snack. These are also handy for kids since it is smaller or even you could bake the mini one for their lunch box. Now you could easily purchase this muffin from nearby bakery with multiple flavors and gorgeous decor but bake you own is much healthier and better choice. You decide what you need to use or add for the batter.

If you're running short of time, just mix all the dry ingredients at night, the next day just add the liquid and stir until well mixed and now it's ready to be baked in the oven. This way you could enjoy your freshly baked muffin on your breakfast table.

Since the chocolate chip was not in hand, I omitted them but surprisingly it still  tastes great.

CAPPUCCINO MUFFIN
Adapted from Mr Breakfast

2 C all purpose flour
1/2 C sugar
2 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp instant coffee powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 C warm milk
1/2 C melted butter
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla essence

METHOD

* Sift flour and baking powder. Preheat oven @ 190C (375 degrees) and line your muffin pan with paper cups..

*  Mix instant coffee with the milk, lightly beat the egg.

* In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.

* Combine egg, milk and melted butter in a small bowl.

* Gradually add the wet ingredients to the flour, mix until just moistened, sprinkle the chocolate chip and stir.

* Spoon onto muffin pan 3/4 full, bake for 15-20 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean..

* Cool on pan 5 minutes and transfer into wire rack to cool.

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Monday, November 2, 2009

KEERAI KOOTHU


Vegetable Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


This dish comprises of spinach and the mung dhal.  Keerai Koothu  combination worked so well for this vegetable dish. As you may know, spinach is a good source of iron, niacin, zinc, dietary fiber, vitamin A/C/E/K/B6 and other nutrients, equally moong dal is also rich source of protein, fiber, vitamin C/K, niacin, iron and other minerals.

Combination of vegetables and dhal are very popular in southern part of India. Best eaten with naan, paratha or rice. What you need are:

RAVA PAYASAM

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Payasam is an Indian dessert similar to Western rice pudding. It is delicately flavored, usually serves in the end of spicy meal and also essential food during wedding.

The semolina is lightly roasted with ghee (clarified butter) then simmered in hot milk until thicken.It is sweetened with sugar according to your taste then sprinkled with roasted cashew and raisin.

It is best serve either hot or cold but this is not recommended for dieter since butter and full cream milk are used for making this wonderful dessert.

INGREDIENTS

1 litre milk
1/4 cup rava (semolina)
150g sugar or to taste
1 tbsp cashew nuts
1 tbsp raisin
¼ tsp cardamom powder
2 tbsp ghee

METHOD

* Heat the ghee, fry cashew nut and raisin until golden brown. Keep aside. With the same ghee fry the semolina until light brown. Remove.

* Boil the milk, add the roasted semolina and sugar, stir until thicken.

* Now add the cardamom powder, stir and remove from heat.

* Sprinkle with raisin and cashew.

* Serve hot or cold.

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

MEE GORENG


Mee Goreng Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


Mee Goreng or fried noodle is a famous hawker food in South east Asian countries. It is so delicious and spicy. Normally seafood, chicken or meat is added together with vegetable such as cabbage or bean sprout. What I used here is the precooked noodle made of wheat flour. If unavailable you could use dry egg noodle which requires boiling before you proceed to cook.

Addition of blended dry chili, sauces and tomato really enhance the flavor of this noodle. Kindly adjust the chili used according to your taste. You could easily omit the chicken or seafood making this a complete vegetarian dish. Here's the recipe:

COKDAM COOKIES



Cokdam Cookies

The cookies is named after the ingredients used that is cocoa and badam (almond), I have tried other cookies using almond but not this combo. It is extremely delicious and has a right amount of sweetness. Not only that the dough is is so easy to work with. So much easier if you roll out the dough in between plastic sheet. It is now becomes one of my favorite cookies collection.