Wednesday, March 30, 2011

PLUM PIZZA

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This amazing home made Plum Pizza has a mouthwatering taste. It has a delectable combination of flavors that are sweet and tangy. This delightful dessert uses pizza dough as its base and is not short crust pastry.

To avoid sogginess, brush butter and arrange the sliced plum just  5  minutes  before you are about to bake them. Try this scrumptious dessert where everyone ask for second helping.

PLUM PIZZA
Yield  2-12 in pizza

3  C  all purpose flour
2  tsp rapid rise yeast
2  TB sugar
2  TB  dry milk
1  C  warm water
5  TB  softened butter
1  tsp salt
4 plums pitted and sliced
1/4  C  sugar to sprinkle
Extra  butter to apply on the dough
and brushing the plum

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METHOD

*   In a mixing bowl, combine water, butter, sugar, salt, yeast and dry milk.

*   Add flour by a cupful and forms into soft dough.

*   Transfer dough onto floured board, knead by hand at least 10 minutes or use your stand mixer until elastic.

*   Place dough in a covered and oiled bowl, let rise until double about 1-2 hours.

*   Divide dough into 2. Roll out into 12 in round about 1/4 in thick each. Prick the dough with fork, let sit for 30 minutes. Towards the end or rising time, preheat oven @ 190 C.

*    Just 5 minutes before baking, apply the tops with butter, arrange plum wedges slightly overlapping to cover top of the dough. Sprinkle sugar evenly over top of each pizza. Brush plum with butter.

*   Bake 20-25 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown. Cool on rack.

Linking to Yeastspotting 4-1-11
                Plumcake Contest


Monday, March 28, 2011

MUSHROOM RICE

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This is a simple and healthy one pot meal using mushroom. I used canned button mushroom but if you're using fresh mushroom cook it longer until it is cooked.. For basmati rice, soak for 30 minutes before cooking.

Adjust the spice level to your requirement. My family love this mildly spice and yummy rice.


MUSHROOM RICE
Serving  :    4-6

2  C  uncooked rice
2  Onion chopped
1  C   mushroom sliced
1  Tomato chopped
2 green chili slit
2  tsp  chili powder
1/4  tsp turmeric powder
1  tsp fresh ginger paste
1  tsp garam masala
3 garlic chopped
1 in cinnamon
salt to taste
2 cloves
2  T oil/ ghee
coriander leaves
4  C water

METHOD

*  Heat the oil, fry cinnamon, cloves, add the sliced onion, fry until light brown.

*  Add the ginger, garlic, green chili and tomato, cook until tomato turns soft.

*  Now add the chili powder, turmeric, garam masala and salt, cook until oil separates.

*  Add the mushroom, stir until well coated and cooked.

*  Pour the cleaned rice and 4 cups of water, cook until water evaporates.

*  Using low heat simmer and covered for 10 minutes until rice is almost done. Sprinkle with coriander leaves

*  Serve hot.


Linking to Ginger Galore


Saturday, March 26, 2011

CHOCOLATE CINNAMON COOKIES



Flavors of chocolate and cinnamon blend together to make a wonderful combination in these favorite Chocolate Cinnamon Cookies.  

 For topping I had used sesame seed but you can also sprinkle with silvered almond or white chocolate Awesome scent when they are baking. Especially fabulous with coffee or hot cocoa.

CHOCOLATE CINNAMON COOKIES
Yield     42 cookies

1  C all purpose flour
2  T  unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2  C powdered sugar
1/2  C  butter
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1  tsp ground cinnamon
1/4  C sesame seed

METHOD

*   Cream butter and sugar adding salt, soda and cinnamon until pale.

*   Now add the flour and forms into a soft dough..

*  Roll out dough about 1/8 in thick and cut out using cookies cutter. Sprinkle with sesame seed and place onto baking sheet. Lightly press so the sesame seed will stick to the cookies. Preheat oven @ 160 C.

*  Bake the cookies for 15 minutes. Remove and let sit in the pan for 5 minutes. Transfer onto rack to cool.

Linking to The Chocolate Factory



Linking to Cinnamon

Thursday, March 24, 2011

CLOVERLEAF ROLLS

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Homemade rolls are a great way to retreat from a busy day.  This easy recipe of cloverleaf rolls turn out tempting whether you knead them by hand or shape them in the bread machine .Butter makes this roll very soft and delicious.

This beautiful rolls are light and yummy, there was a nice smell lingers thorough out the kitchen when baking this homemade rolls. But I enjoyed baking them, probably will do again if requested.

CLOVERLEAF ROLLS

3   C all purpose flour
3  T  dry milk
2 1/4 tsp dry yeast
1/4  C warm water
3 T sugar
6 T  butter softened
1 tsp salt
3/4  C warm milk
extra butter for coating

METHOD

*  Combine warm water, yeast and a tablespoon of sugar in a bowl. Let sit for 10 minutes until frothy.

*  In a mixing bowl, stir well warm milk, remaining sugar, salt, butter and yeast mixture.

*  Now add the flour, combine to form into a soft dough.

*  Turn dough onto floured work surface, knead by hand for 10 minutes or use your stand mixer.

*  Place in an oiled and covered bowl, let rise until double about 1 - 1 1/2 hours.

*  Lightly grease a standard 12-cup muffin pan. Roll dough into 1 in ball and coat with butter. Cluster 3 balls of dough in each muffin cup. Allow to rise again for 45 minutes. Preheat oven @ 190 C.

*  Bake rolls for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the rolls from the oven and brush  with melted butter.

*  Cool on rack.

Linking to  Yeastspotting 3-25-11
                 The Dough


Monday, March 21, 2011

VEGETABLE PATTIES


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


If you have left over vegetables or craving for a satisfying spicy snack then you must try this. Made of vegetables and blended with spices, they are flavorful and nutritious as well. This patties  is a good way to let our kid to eat veggies. Some children may even avoid consuming veggies if serve as stir fry or added in the gravy simply it was tasteless or not to their liking but not with this cutlet.

The choice of  veggies is up to you to decide  but bear in mind that it should not be too spicy since you're serving small child and shape them into fun shapes and sizes. The herb used here is the coriander leaves which lend a aromatic and nice flavor to the patties.