Sunday, June 22, 2014

BUBUR SUJI / SEMOLINA KHEER

Bubur Suji Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


One of the most popular desserts during Ramadan is this Bubur Suji that was made with semolina, milk and sugar.

It is fairly simple to make  but care should be taken once you've added the semolina to the hot milk. You need to stir constantly to avoid lumps and sticking to the bottom of the pot.

If you're not keen to use the ghee. just dry roast the semolina  until  you get nice aroma also you can bake  the almond  instead of frying.

Bubur Suji is individually served in a small bowl/cup and garnish with raisin and nuts.

Bubur Suji Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

It tends to thicken up  as it cools down. No worries, just add some milk or hot water to get the pouring consistency again.

Bubur Suji  can be served either hot or cold.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

3 INGREDIENTS OATMEAL COOKIES



Am looking for something healthier for my breakfast/snack  and bumped into various recipes using oatmeal.   That's where this  3  Ingredients Oatmeal Cookies can be a wonderful treat not only for me but for the whole family.

This is darn easy and the last ingredient  is variable according to your preference. The suggested add in are:
raisin/dried fruit, coconut, peanut butter chips or chopped nuts.

I love my cookies to be super cute so have shaped them into 1/2 in  tiny balls but this entirely up to you.

Banana adds sufficient sweetness and moistness to this healthy cookies so we can avoid those fat and sugar from our diet.



3 INGREDIENTS OATMEAL COOKIES
Yield :    18 cookies

1 cup rolled oat
1/2 cup mashed banana (2 banana)
3-4 tablespoon chocolate  rice (sprinkles)

METHOD

1.   Preheat oven @ 180 C and grease your cookie sheet.

2.  Combine oat and mashed banana in a bowl.

3.   Add in chocolate rice (sprinkles), mix to combine.

4.   Pinch mixture into small balls, flatten slightly.

5.  Place cookies onto baking sheet.

6.  Bake until  firm  for 15 minutes.

7.  Cool in pan for 5 minutes, transfer onto rack to cool.


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Sunday, June 8, 2014

EGGLESS SEMOLINA CAKE



A fantastic recipe and my family favorite that you can make anytime of the year.  This Eggless Semolina Cake  is a different version of semolina cake that was low in  fat and egg free.

Eggless Semolina Cake  has  a lovely texture that is distinctly different than cakes made with flour. Although it wasn't super soft as a normal cake but it was moist due to the addition of mashed banana.  I will make this again for sure only next time and  will  double this recipe.  I hope others find it delicious too!

Had used canola oil instead of melted butter. If you're allergic to dairy products, soy milk, almond milk or rice milk is a great substitute.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

ROTI BOYAN

Fried Roti Boyan Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Roti Boyan (Bawean) is a popular snack made with flaky pastry and stuffed with mashed potato.  It is a sort of cross between a samosa and empanada. It is most probably created by Baweanese  -  they are from an island in East Java, Indonesia.

It is either shaped into round or square, deep or shallow  fried  until crispy and golden. Roti Boyan is usually found and sold at roadside stalls.

Like most pastry recipes, the quantity of liquid is very important so take care  to add the water gradually until a pliable dough is formed.

Another important factor, heat the oil  to the proper temperature and maintain it throughout the cooking process.   If it is not hot enough, it will soak up extra oil.

If you're  allergic to eggs, simply omit them but sprinkle some water to the mashed potato just to bind them.

Also sprinkle some salt when heating the oil.  I noticed  my Roti Boyan   does not absorb excess  oil.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

EASY TOMATO RICE

Easy Tomato Rice Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


Easy Tomato Rice Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

There  are various ways to cook Tomato Rice either using fresh/canned tomatoes or  tomato puree. Even I have shared  another  recipe  that were differ slightly from one another due to the ingredients/spices used. If you want to check the recipe click  here. .

Easy Tomato Rice  is one of my favorite weekend meal. It uses tomato puree instead of fresh tomatoes. Please take note. different brands  of tomato puree produce extra  sour  to this dish. So  use your own  judgement as to how tangy  you want the rice to be.  Am using a concentrated tomato puree of Italian origin  but for other brand, highly recommended to add more than 2 tablespoon.

A blend of tomato puree, onion, garlic and spices are used to create a bed of delicious fluffy rice. Easy Tomato Rice goes well with spicy chicken, lamb or vegetable gravy if you're a  vegetarian.

Easy Tomato Rice Recipe  @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, May 18, 2014

CHOCOLATE SWIRL BREAD

chocolate swirl bread recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

chocolate swirl bread recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


This Chocolate Swirl Bread surprised my family and friends, it tastes so good. Don't be intimidated by the process of making the yeast bread, it's surprisingly  easy if you follow the basic steps.

If you have to choose a perfect time of the day to eat Chocolate Swirl Bread, it's probably snack time -  time when you come home from school or work and your  mom/wife   prepares  something warm and sweet to revive your fatigued  day.

For smoother spreadable filling, I strongly  suggested that you use icing sugar but this time had used castor sugar  since that was available in my pantry.  If you're pressed for time, opt for ready made  chocolate spread for the filling.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

BOTTLE GOURD DHAL CURRY

Bottle Gourd Dhal Curry Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Bottle Gourd or sorakkai (Tamil) or lauki (Hindi) was found in every Indian kitchen. Not only it was inexpensive but easily available in the market.

In fact this simple vegetable is loaded with fiber, vitamin C, zinc, iron and magnesium but low in fat. It is great for treatment of acidity, weight loss and constipation.

The combination of bottle gourd and mung beans produce a delicate and awesome flavor that you can consume it by itself but equally great with steaming hot rice and freshly baked chapati.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES


These  Peanut Butter Cookies are perfect dessert that can be prepared ahead of time and kept on hand for surprise guests.

Everyone's favorite cookies gets a double hit of peanut butter. Peanut butter is added to the dough and the balls of cookies are sprinkled with peanut before they are flattened.

Have used only 1/4 cup of brown sugar since I prefer a not so sweet cookies but add more if you want it sweeter.

You  can also omit the cherries by shaping the balls of dough then flatten them using a fork in a crisscross pattern.

PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
Makes  20 cookies

1/4 cup butter/margarine
1/4-1/2 cup brown  sugar
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 cup plain flour
1/4 cup peanut roughly chopped
red  cherries for decoration



METHOD

Cream butter, peanut butter  and sugar until creamy.

Sift plain flour and baking powder together.  Preheat oven @ 160 C.

Combine dry ingredients and butter mixture.

Shape into small  ball , lightly press a few  peanuts on each cookies.  Place them on baking sheet and dot each cookies with red cherries..

Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden.

Stand on baking sheet for 5 minutes, transfer onto rack to cool.

Store in an airtight container.



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Sunday, April 27, 2014

BANANA HONEY CAKE


I've been looking at these poor bananas getting more and more ripe every day for the last week.  Obviously baking banana bread came to my mind. Hmm.. this comforting Banana Honey Cake was the answer to what to do with those  banana.

I have used melted butter but it  can be substituted with vegetable  oil for healthier option. If you're allergic to milk,  soy milk, almond milk or rice milk  can all be     easily  replaced   for dairy  in  most recipes.

Am not keen on dressing up my bakes with frosting but you can go ahead to use your favorite frosting if desired.

In case you have overly ripe banana,  peel  the skin then  wrap in plastic individually, again keep them sealed in a zip lock bag before putting them in a freezer.  If you want to use,  thaw them in your refrigerator overnight.



BANANA HONEY CAKE
Serves :  12

230 g self raising flour
30 g corn flour
1/2  cup  brown sugar
3 medium banana mashed
1/4  tsp salt
1/2 cup oil/melted butter
3/4 cup milk or non dairy milk
2 tablespoon  honey
1 tsp vanilla extract



METHOD

Preheat oven @ 180 C and grease 7 in cake pan.

Sift together self raising flour and corn flour.

Combine mashed banana, sugar, salt, oil, honey and milk.. Whisk until well combined.

Add in banana mixture to the dry ingredients, add in vanilla extract, stir until well incorporated.

Spoon mixture  into prepared pan, bake for  30-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Cool in the pan 5 minutes, transfer onto rack to cool.

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

KUIH BAKAR KENTANG (BAKED POTATO CAKE)

Baled Potato Cake Recipe  @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com



It is baking  time again in my kitchen. We had this traditional kuih a long time ago. This is a simple dessert using coconut milk and mashed potato.

Am using milk but it would be  much tastier if you're using coconut milk.  For smoother and well mixed batter, a blender/food processor  is highly recommended..

Normally Kuih Bakar Kentang (Baked Potato Cake)  uses egg but my version is totally egg free.   You can bake the with or without sesame seeds but  I love the contrast of color it gives.

Make sure to grease the pan generously  to avoid sticking  since there isn't any fat in the recipe. Over all, they are awesome for breakfast or tea time snack.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

CARROT APPLE MUFFINS

Carrot Apple Muffin Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


Carrot Apple Muffin Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


Kick start the day with a hearty muffin and fill the kitchen with the enticing aroma of freshly baked muffins. The options are endless, use it to create your own by adding different fruits, nuts, vegetables, flavorings or various grains.

The key to making great muffin is mixing the batter just enough to combine all the wet and dry ingredients but without over mixing it.

These baked muffins are low in fat. super moist packed with fresh fruit, fiber and good for us fats. I added grated apple, mashed  banana and carrot also using coconut palm sugar but this is entirely up to you. You can use white or brown sugar, either one you  still get perfect result. For extra nutritional boost, replace half cup of the flour with whole wheat flour.

Carrot Apple Muffin Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, April 6, 2014

MICROWAVE BREAD PUDDING

Microwave Bread Pudding Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


Microwave Bread Pudding Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


If you're looking for quick and delicious treat, this Microwave Bread Pudding for one is what you need. You can use any type of bread you have in hand, torn in pieces or cubed.

Look easy right but wait, you'll end up spending more time for cleaning if you don't follow these golden rules:

1.  Sugar
     Use less sugar if you're using sweetened bread

2.  Bowl size
     Make sure it is microwave safe,  only half filled your bowl with the pudding otherwise overflowing will  occur and  you need extra  time for cleaning the mess

3.  Microwave wattage
     Mine was  800 W. Remember microwaves vary in power so your pudding might need  less or more time

Regular milk can be replaced with non dairy milk if you have a problem also you can add  other fruits of you choice.

Microwave Bread Pudding Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

Microwave Bread Pudding Bread @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


Sunday, March 30, 2014

PRATA PUFFS

Prata Puffs Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


Curry puffs or Asian pies are a favorite for many of us. It was made with flaky pastry,  stuffed with curried potato and deep fried until golden brown. But now they came with variety of fillings like sardine, minced meat and hard boiled egg.

Nowadays, most people resort to buying  from the malls instead of preparing them from scratch. It was tricky and time consuming affair.

I have seen a few of my friend making curry puffs using instant roti prata so this is a nice chance to try my hand making them.  First of all,  you need to prepare the filling and let it cool.  My filling are made using mashed potato and cooked green peas. You can even substitute the filling according to your preference .

Most importantly, do not leave the prata too long at room temperature, it becomes sticky and hard to handle.  You can start cutting and  shaping  immediately after you've removed them from a freezer.

If instant prata is not available. you can still  make these piping hot snack using puff pastries. Baking the puff is also a healthier option as it removes excess oil and fat.

Prata Puffs Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, March 23, 2014

SPICY CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP




Sometimes we love to skip our regular diet by having  various type of noodles, flat bread or even pasta. For today, I'm going to cook my favorite Chicken Noodle Soup.

My recipe was a bit different since I have added bird's eye chili,  to make it spicier and ground almond for slight nuttiness to the soup. This is the most loved chicken soup by my family.

Whenever I cooked any chicken dish, I make sure to remove the skin and excessive fat hidden in between the flesh. You can always ask the poultry seller to remove the skin and cut the chicken according to your requirement, how big you want it to be.

In addition of cooked noodle, you  can make this heavenly soup with pasta or rice cake (lontong) too. You can  control the spice of this Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup by adding more or less chili and also modify the vegetables  to your preference.

Instead of serving the chicken as it is, you can shred the chicken with your fingers as you pick it off the bone. Simply pull the meat apart into chunks.

Warm the belly and heart with  a big bowl of  Spicy Chicken  Noodle  Soup.  This endless  customized recipe is healthy addition to any meal or a great centerpiece  dish in its own right.

SPICY CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
Servings     :    4-6

600 g fresh yellow noodle/rice noodle
2 carrot peeled and thickly sliced
2 potato peeled and cubed
3 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground fennel
1/2  tsp turmeric
1 stalk lemon grass bruised
4 whole almond  ground
10 bird's eye chili or 1 tsp ground pepper
2 big onion chopped
2  big onion sliced and fried till  crisp
2 cloves garlic minced
1 thick slice ginger
6 cups water
salt to taste
chopped cilantro
1.75 kg chicken pieces  with bone still in
2 tablespoon oil


DIRECTIONS

Heat the oil in a deep pot, add in lemon grass and onion  fry until it turns translucent.

Add in coriander. cumin. fennel, turmeric,  ginger, garlic,  bird's eye chili and little water, cook until fragrant.

Now add the ground almond and chicken pieces, stir until chicken is coated with spices.

Add 6 cups of water, carrot and salt, let simmer until chicken is half cooked.

Now add the potato, continue cooking until potato turns soft and chicken is fully cooked. Check if more salt is needed.

Remove from heat. Bring a large pot of water to boil,  When water is boiling, put in noodles, let  cook   for 3-5 minutes (this is for fresh noodle). If using dried noodle, cook it longer.  Strain.

To serve, put the noodles in a bowl, add soup and garnish with fried onion and chopped cilantro.


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Sunday, March 16, 2014

EGGLESS COFFEE BROWNIES

Eggless Coffee Brownies Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


Eggless Coffee Brownies Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


Another brownies for you all. I just can't get enough of them at the moment. Not only because I happen to have a pantry full of their ingredients but also they are so easy to make and taste so delicious. This Eggless Coffee Brownies certainly take the cake.

There are so many brownies recipes out there and everyone has a favorite. I'm sure you have one that suits your taste. All these brownies have enough chocolate flavor but varying the amount of chocolate, butter, sugar and flour, the texture of each brownies is quite different.

I did minor changes to regular brownies recipe by adding  strong coffee. The contrast of flavor of this Eggless Coffee Brownies is extremely good.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

POTATO PANCAKE



A fried flat cake of grated potato with onion and freshly ground black pepper. Treat yourselves to a delicious and  easy breakfast that was less spiced and much reduced fat.

After peeling the potato, soak then in water to avoid discoloration. Had  used my hand grater but food processor works fine.

This is an egg free version. The most important factor for perfect potato pancake was controlling the heat, high heat will make them browned so quickly but the center was uncooked. Mine done using medium heat.

These were surprisingly perfect.  Potato Pancake  are best served  hot and fresh immediately after you  have fried them.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

DAIRY FREE AND EGG FREE ORANGE CAKE

Dairy Free and Egg Free Orange Cake Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


Dairy Free and Egg Free Orange Cake Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


When I bake a cake, I make sure to incorporate fruits into the batter, in this case I had used orange juice.  This Orange Cake is a dairy  free and egg free recipe.

It's amazing how this Dairy Free and Egg Free Orange Cake looks 'normal'. The texture is perfectly moist. There is a hint of orange that adds a mild   tanginess  to  the cake. I love how the orange juice perfectly compliments  the  flavor of cake.

The Dairy Free and Egg Free Orange Cake is  darn easy to make, you  don't need a mixer at all, simply combining the wet and dry ingredients to form into  thick but pouring  batter.

Make sure to preheat the oven prior to baking and  lightly grease  the cake pan.  Fill  only up to half  to give room for the batter to rise.

Dairy Free and Egg Free Orange Cake Recipe  @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


Sunday, February 23, 2014

BREAD PARATHA

Bread Paratha Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


I tried to experiment and coming up with a recipe to use up my nearly expired  bread slices. Since we prefer to have a savory over sweet dish to start our day, this Bread Paratha is created.

The bread slices were slightly toasted before processing them into bread crumbs. The bread crumbs along with flour, onion, mashed potato, green chili, chopped cilantro, minced ginger, milk and salt are then combined to form a pliable dough. Make sure you add the milk/water  little by little until you get a right  consistency. Adding to much milk will result a sticky and hard to roll paratha.

For the recipe below, you will get 4 small paratha but it can easily doubled to suit your requirement. They are best served hot immediately after you've fried them.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

RICE FLOUR PUDDING

Rice Flour Pudding Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

I always love pudding especially made with coconut milk. It has a special sweet flavor that you can't get with whole milk. After long time, my son requested to make corn pudding this weekend. So have sent him to purchase the most important ingredient for making the pudding,  sweet corn.

I'm aghast and extremely disappointed when he brought home  a can of  corn, guess what?  It's cut young corn. So I have to devise my plan for making another pudding.

This Rice Flour pudding comes into my mind. Have other obstacle, no fruit is available to add in, so go ahead making Rice Flour Pudding without any fruit.

So glad my son really enjoyed having this soft, sweet and creamy pudding.  We completed them in one sitting.

You can make this Rice Flour Pudding firmer by reducing the amount of liquid so as to facilitate easy slicing. Have used one cup of coconut cream or thick coconut milk but if  much creamier flavor  is required, do add more coconut  cream but cut down the water used.  For healthier option, white sugar can be replaced with palm sugar.


Sunday, February 9, 2014

PUMPKIN GALETTE

<img src="pumpkin-galette.jpg"alt="pumpkin galette"/>


A galette is a free  form pie, baked on cookie sheet instead of pie pan.  It is so versatile, you could actually filled with any seasonal fruit  or make it savory,  the  possibilities are endless.

Pumpkin Galette is made by rolling out pastry dough into large round. The filling is placed in the center of the pastry. The dough is pulled up around the filling and folded over to create a rustic looking tart.

My crust was hand made but it could also be made using a food processor. Another thing, if you are pressed for time, you can always buy ready made crust from your supermarket.


A really good tasting galette  -  the pastry must be light and the filling must not be too overly sweet. Try this Pumpkin Galette and you will see that sometimes simple is indeed the best.

PUMPKIN GALETTE
Servings  :   8

CRUST
1 3/4  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

DIRECTIONS

For the pastry. place flour, sugar, salt and butter in a mixing bowl.

Rub the butter into flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.

Gradually add ice water to form into soft dough.

Wrap with plastic and 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. 

Roll out  dough   into  14  in  circle on floured board. 

Transfer dough onto baking sheet. Spoon filling in the center of the dough, spreading evenly  but  leaving  1 1/2  in border. Dot with butter. 

Gently fold the border over the  filling  to enclose the dough, pleating it to make a circle. gh.

Bake for 30-35 minutes in a preheated oven @ 190 C until the crust turns golden brown.

Allow to cool. Serve warm at room temperature. 


<img src="pumpkin-galette.jpg"alt="pumpkin galette"/>




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Sunday, February 2, 2014

KUIH SAGO / SAGO CAKE GLUTEN FREE

Kuih Sago GF Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


Most South East Asian cakes or kuih as we call it are bite sized dessert or snack,   mostly made with rice flour, glutinous rice flour, sago, tapioca flour or mung bean flour. They are usually steamed than baked or fried.

Kuih Sago is a traditional Asian dessert that was chewy in texture, made of pearl sago. I chose a different method to prepare  instead of steaming it. My cooking style requires constant stirring until the sago turns translucent  after adding them  to the sugar syrup. After cooking it was leave to cool until set. When completely cool, they are sliced and rolled in grated coconut.

Most desserts made with coconut will turn rancid  really  fast so it must be consumed on the same day other wise stored them in a refrigerator.  A jar with resealable lid works perfect to keep shredded coconut fresh and handy  in a fridge.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

CHOCOLATE FUDGE SLICE

Chocolate fudge slice recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


Who can resist Chocolate Fudge Slice? This recipe was foolproof and pretty darn simple - just basic ingredients and egg free. It's better than any fudge I've ever tried.

I used 11 x 7 in rectangle pan, lightly buttered. The Chocolate Fudge Slice was easy to cut and remove from the pan. It's chocolatey and sweet enough to satisfy my cravings.

Meanwhile, a lot of vegetarian cookery books rely heavily  on eggs, especially for cakes, pastries and pudding. These recipes can be replaced  and the following should provide some ideas.

Eggs are used to bind a dish, when whipped, may  also incorporate air  making a cake very light. Many recipes can be adapted using one of the suggestions below.

Instead of one egg, you can use::

1 medium  mashed banana
1/4 cup apple sauce or pureed fruit  (avocado, pumpkin, squash)
1 tablespoon ground  flax seed + 3 tablespoon of warm water. Let stand 5 minute before using
1/4 cup pureed tofu

Chocolate fudge slice recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com



Sunday, January 19, 2014

COCONUT CAKE

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


In the weekend, I set aside some personal time and baked this Coconut Cake. It is egg free recipe and truly fabulous. It is moist and smells so good loaded with shredded coconut.

In case  you  have self rising flour in hand, you can use it but omit the baking soda and baking powder also you can add an egg, lightly beaten  if you're not a fan of banana.

My sons took a bite and declared this Coconut Cake as  our delightful  new favorite.

There is no reason why you're not baking this cake. It is super easy, all you need was to throw the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, mix well then  fold  in mashed banana, milk and vanilla extract. Stir to combine and  pour into prepared pan and it is ready to be baked in a preheated  oven for 20-25 minutes.

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

Sunday, January 12, 2014

SPICED COOKIES

Spiced Cookies Recipe  @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com


For most of my friends, cookies were served  during festivals  (Eid,  Lunar New Year or Christmas) but not in my household. We are serving them regularly as our tea time treat.

I  recently bake these Spiced Cookies  and my family raved about them because they are unusual and delicious.  However this cookies is my to go. Simple, easy and loaded with warm spices.

Would  definitely prefer to bake in a smaller portion to maintain freshness but you can easily double up the quantity if needed.  I also make use of orange colored sugar  instead of white one.

To speed up the process, you can leave the butter on your counter  for few hours prior to baking or else use your microwave oven to soften it a little.

Another combination of spices could be added to the dough are nutmeg, cinnamon or mixed spices.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

GLUTEN FREE BANANA BITES



                                                               HAPPY NEW YEAR!

This is my first ever post of 2014.  Although none in my family has issue with gluten but I always love to venture into something new. This time trying out Gluten Free Banana Bites.

A gluten free diet strictly excludes gluten in all of its obvious and disguised forms. Gluten is a protein found naturally in wheat, rye, barley and spelt.

As usual I had chosen a recipe that  uses less sugar and   egg free.   If you need to clear your blackened banana, this recipe fits that purpose too. This  gluten free and wheat free bites use corn flour and white rice flour with option to use either whole milk or coconut milk.

It was wonderfully tasty with  moistness  from  mashed banana  and sliced beautifully when it was completely cool.  Above all  it is really quick and no fuss to prepare.


GLUTEN FREE BANANA BITES
Yield  :  8 in loaf

1  cup   corn flour
1/4  cup  rice flour
2   cup  mashed banana
1/2  cup   brown sugar
3/4  cup  milk
2 tablespoon melted butter
1/4 tsp salt



METHOD

Preheat oven  @ 170 C and grease a 8 in cake pan.

Combine milk, butter, salt and mashed banana.

Place corn flour, brown sugar and rice flour in a mixing bowl.

Add banana mixture to the dry ingredients, stir until well combined.

Pour mixture onto prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Leave in the pan for 10 minutes, transfer onto rack to cool.

When completely cool,  cut into squares or thin slices to serve.

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