Sunday, October 27, 2013

CORNFLAKES COOKIES

Cornflakes Cookies Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com




Cornflakes Cookies are a favorite during festive times and they are my all time favorite biscuit. Crunchy on the outside and chewy in the center - they're addictive.

This buttery cookies were quite tasty and the crunchy crushed cornflakes added a great texture.

As usual, most of my cookies are super simple and easy. No extra trouble or special thing to use. It actually gives you a nice break to prep the rest of the ingredients.

They are delicious on its own but if you;re adventurous enough, feel free to add other mix ins such as coconut, sultanas, glace cherries or even chocolate chips.

Do you have your favorite Cornflakes Cookies recipe? Please share on the comment section, I love to try it.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

MINI PUMPKIN TARTS



This satisfying Pumpkin Mini Pie is the perfect size to snack on by itself or enjoy as an elegant finish to any meal.

I love making pie dough from scratch. It's really not that hard. This  crust was easy to handle and tastes good too. You can use canned pumpkin if you like the traditional thick texture and sweetness but I like  using fresh cooked pumpkin. It is not overly sweet and much lighter. You can freeze cooked pumpkin for many months so you can still make this pie whenever you want.


MINI PUMPKIN TARTS
Yield    :    20 mini tarts

CRUST
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoon sugar
1/4 tsp salt
10 tablespoon  cold butter
4-5 tablespoon ice water
almond halves for garnish

FILLING
1 cup pumpkin puree
4 tablespoon sugar
5 tablespoon evaporated milk
1 tsp ground ginger
1.5 tablespoon corn flour
1/8 teaspoon salt

METHOD

Place  flour, sugar  and salt in a mixing bowl.

Using your fingertips,  quickly rub in the butter until  the mixture  resembles bread crumbs.




Gradually add a tablespoon of ice water at a time, use your fingers to press the crumbs firmly together to form a ball of dough.

Wrap the dough in plastic,  chill for 30 minutes-1 hour.

For filling, combine sugar, cornflour, ginger and salt in small bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk. 

Punch dough down, pinch dough into 1.5 in ball. Press each ball into  tart mold starting from the base, push the dough outward with your thumb, Trim away any excess dough.  Fill up  tart 3/4 full  with  pumpkin  filling.    Place almond pieces on top.  Preheat oven  @ 180C.





Bake for 25-30 minutes until edges are golden.

Allow to cool before serving.





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Sunday, October 13, 2013

MACARONI PAYASAM



This South Indian dessert is always served during festivals and special occasions. Macaroni Payasam was delicately flavored with cardamom and nuts. A great dessert for anytime of the year that anyone can cook at home.

Made with macaroni, sauteed in ghee and milk,  it can be customized to your palate by adding more or less  sugar.  Using stove top, the delicious payasam will be ready in a matter of minutes  by simmering the macaroni in a pot of milk.

The flavor of this dessert improves with time, dilute it with a little warm milk before serving since it thickens as it sits. I'm using a seashell shaped macaroni but it is great with other type of pasta too.

MACARONI PAYASAM
Yield     :   8 servings

1 cup macaroni  (seashell shaped)
1 tablespoon ghee
1 liter milk
1 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 - 3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon chopped almond/cashew



METHOD

Heat the ghee in a deep pot, add in the nuts, fry until light brown.  Transfer nuts onto a plate.

Using the same pot, fry the macaroni for 1 minute.

Add the milk, simmer until the macaroni turns aldente, stirring in between.

Now add the sugar, stir well.

Add in ground cardamom and fried nuts, stir well.

Serve hot or cold.

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

EGGLESS PEACH CAKE

Eggless Cake Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


Eggless Cake Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


It's time for a treat that won't make you feel guilty, lightly sweetened, this dessert looks as good as it looks.

I'm using canned peaches but if you can get hold of the fresh ones, it would be much better. Make sure you drained the peaches pretty well before adding it to the batter.  If any of you want to switch out the peach slices for some other fruit, this cake would work with pears, plums and apricots.

An incredibly moist and light cake baked  without  egg. Everyone who has eaten it, loves it!

Eggless Peach Cake Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, September 29, 2013

ROTI JOHN (ASIAN FRENCH TOAST)

Breakfast recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

My son is craving for something simple yet fulfilling meal called Roti John.  This is an Asian style savory french toast. It is made with bread topped with a mixture of onion, red chili, garlic, minced meat or chicken and eggs are added as a binding agent. Season well with black pepper and salt. This goes straight to your kitchen for pan frying until golden brown. I used canned sardine this time.

Making Roti John is simple. I do not have to make the dough, just need to use bread as the base preferably baguette or hot dog bun. Now if you do not have baguette at home, you can use your normal bread, it will do just fine. Highly recommended to use wholemeal bread for a healthier choice.

Normally they are eaten with chili sauce but my son loves to eat them on its own. It is so fast and satisfying!