Friday, September 30, 2011

DATES YOGURT CAKE

Dates Yogurt Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Another easy recipe to whip up a delicious cake. All done by hand, simply mix and bake. The only extra work is removing the stone from the dates and chopped them.  Best to chop up the dates in larges chunk so it is visible on your cake.

It is so moist and delicious. I'.m having hard time to preserve the bake before it disappears. Will definitely bake them often.

Dates Yogurt Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

VERMONT OATMEAL BROWN SUGAR BREAD



One of my favorite ingredients in baking is oat. I had muffin, cake, rolls and bars made with oat. Did you notice that I'm obsessed with bread baking too. When checking a new recipe on the net, I just can't resist to visit KAF since  most of their recipes showed up and really to my liking. They are fail proof and exceptionally good.

This recipe also adapted from their site but with slight adjustments. Have baked half of them using muffin pan instead of a loaf.  Despite all the changes,  they turned out fantastic and full nutty flavor of  oat.

VERMONT OATMEAL BROWN SUGAR BREAD
Adapted from here

2  C  all purpose flour
1/2 C  whole wheat flour
1 C  boiling water
1/2 C  rolled oat
1/4 C  brown sugar
1 TB  white sugar
2 TB butter
1/2 TB  salt
1/2 TB  instant yeast



DIRECTION

In a mixing bowl, combine boiling water, oat, brown sugar, white sugar, butter and salt. Let cool to lukewarm.

Sprinkle yeast to the sugar mixture, stir well.

Add the flour and forms into soft dough.

Knead by hand 10 minutes until smooth and transfer onto greased and covered bowl. Let rise until doubled about 1 hour.

Shape into a  loaf or rolls and slide into loaf pan. Let sit for an hour. Towards the end of rising time preheat oven @  180C.

Bake until golden brown for 25-30 minutes. Cool on rack.


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Monday, September 26, 2011

POTATO CUPS


Potato cup makes tasty appetizers. Prepare them ahead and  reheat them  just before serving. You can also freeze them. Run a sharp knife around the edges to loosen them from the cups.

These are made of grated potato, onion, garlic, cilantro and cornflour. It is ready in no time since I have cooked them using microwave. For crusty cups you can bake them in muffin pan.

POTATO CUPS
Serves   2-3

3 larges potato grated
3/4 C water
3 garlic chopped
1 onion chopped
3 green chili chopped
1 tsp black pepper
salt to taste
3 TB corn flour
1/4 C chopped cilantro
oil to grease

METHOD

Place potato, salt, black pepper, garlic, onion and cilantro in a mixing bowl.

Add in corn flour, gradually add water to form into thick batter.

Grease small microwavable plastic cups, pour the batter 3/4 cup full.

Microwave on high for 4 minutes. Let sit in the cup for 10 minutes, remove and serve.

You can also cook bake them in a preheated oven in muffin cups.

Friday, September 23, 2011

FRUITY COOKIES

Fruity Cookies

Adding dried fruit in biscuits  not only help to sweeten this snack but also add a chewy quality. You can add any dried fruit available like dried cranberries, apricot, fig or fruit mix to them.  Along with dried fruit, chopped toasted nuts can be incorporated in the dough but this is optional.

These were very easy to make and so good.  They disappear fast once you laid them on the table.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

HONEY WHEAT BLACK BREAD


Sightly sweet and has a subtle flavor of coffee.  Combination of honey, coffee and cocoa make this bread a special treat with your cuppa.

The dough is quite sticky and you need to add extra  flour to work with.  It rose quite substantially  after it has been baked. Give it a try friends! I think you will be amazed at how tasty  and fluffy it turns out.


HONEY WHEAT BLACK BREAD
Adapted from  here
Yield      :     6 rolls

1 and 1/4 C  all purpose flour
3/4 C  whole wheat flour
1/2 C  warm water
1/4 C  honey
1/2 TB  cocoa
1 tsp instant coffee
3/4 tsp salt
1 and 1/4 tsp instant yeast
2 TB melted butter

METHOD

Place flour, cocoa, yeast and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir to mix.

Add in honey, butter and warm water. Mix and forms into soft dough. If too sticky, add 1-2 tablespoons more flour.

Transfer onto floured board, knead by hand for 10 minutes.

Place dough in an oiled and covered bowl, let rise until doubled for about an hour.

Gently punch the dough, divide into 6 ball. Shape as desired and let rise for 60 minutes. Towards the end of rising time, preheat oven @ 180C,

Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Enjoy!

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