Sunday, August 4, 2013

SOFT GINGER COOKIES



These simple cookies are  incredible, whipped up from pantry ingredients.  When you first bite into them, you feel the warmth from ginger  and  a hint of  sweetness from  honey with slightly chewy texture.

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

Most of ginger cookies recipes call for molasses but this was not available in my kitchen, therefore  had used  honey instead.

These cookies  do really  stay soft.  Soft Ginger Cookies are rolled in sugar before baking,  great  for the lunchbox  or for gatherings.

MY TIPS

Slightly flatten the cookies,  it will spread a little as you bake.

Place them 1 in apart on baking sheet, to give room for them to expand.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

DAISY COOKIES/BISKUT DAHLIA

Daisy Cookies/Biskut Dahlia Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

These cookies made their appearance during festive seasons but they are now available all year round during Chinese New Year, Idul Fitri, Diwali and Christmas.

They are basically butter cookies that are light, crumbly and literally melt in your mouth. Daisy Cookies are just so pretty laid on a plate. There are few variations of Daisy Cookies, what make it different is the combination of ingredients used, some use condensed milk, dry milk or custard powder  but my recipe below does not use those.

This lovely shape was obtained using a special mold but if unavailable, a  cookie press will be the best option.

Special care is required for lifting the cookies from the baking sheet since it was extremely delicate.

Daisy Cookies/Biskut Dahlia Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, July 21, 2013

KATIRA DRINK

Katira Drink Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


Beat the heat with this cool Katira Drink. This fabulous drink sweetened with sugar syrup will inspire guests to linger for one more glass. It  is  available only  during  the fasting month  from Ramadan bazaar throughout the South East Asian  countries.

You'll be amazed at the pleasing flavors that pop out when you combined  katira (gond katira), basil seed, kembang semangkok (malva nuts) with  evaporated milk.

This drink is made to drive away the heat inside the human body, cure sore throat, to counteract toxicity also has positive medicinal  effects on human bodies.

Before assembling the drink you need to soak the katira, kembang semangkok overnight until they expand and  prepare the sugar syrup by boiling the sugar and water  until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool to room temperature. Also soak the basil seed in cold boiled water until it swells then drain.

Add a sweet twist to this basic katira drink by adding  chopped dates/sweet corn,   one or two drops of yellow, red or green food coloring to it. With added color makes it look  festive and more enjoyable to drink.

Katira Drink Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, July 14, 2013

EGGLESS LEMON TART

Eggless Lemon Tart Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com



eggless lemon tart recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


The intense lemon flavor and delicate texture of this Eggless  Lemon Tart make it a perfect ending for any meal. Made from scratch, the crust contains less fat than a regular recipe.

Since I really wanted something easy to make that was sweet and bursting with tangy  lemon flavors, I settled on this Eggless  Lemon Tart. It is also an egg free recipe for the filling as well as  for the pastry.

I tried it, my family tried it. We all agreed that it came out pretty darn tasty. It had zing. The only thing that it did not have was a lot of colors for that I have used one or two drops of yellow food coloring in the filling.

So this is my low fat and  Eggless Lemon Tart recipe. I hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.

Eggless Lemon Tart Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


eggless lemon tart recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, July 7, 2013

FRUITY JELLO

Fruity Jello Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


My son has been asking  jelly for quite some time now. I prefer to make my own instead of buying simply to avoid a ton of sugar, artificial flavors and coloring from those ready made ones.

Prepare this Fruity Jello before bed or while you are making dinner for a fast and filling breakfast the next day.  Using mixture of dried fruit. rolled oat and dragon fruit, this jelly is refreshingly fabulous.

You can use this recipe to make just about any kind of jelly. Which fruit to use is totally up to you, feel free to create your own combo of dried fruit and fresh fruit that suits your taste  also make use of unique mold that your kid would love.

Fruity Jello Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com