Sunday, December 25, 2016

TOP 10 RECIPES OF 2016

Top 10 Recipes of 2016 @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

We come to the end of 2016 and it is the time to look at my popular post this year.

Once again the top spot goes to Eggless Marble Banana Cake that was chosen for past 4 years,

This year my new cookie recipe that makes up this list  is Coffee Biscuits   Have you tried any of my recipes?  Do let me know in comment section.

You can view the full recipe by clicking on the the title of each photo.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

FRUIT CORNFLAKES BARS RECIPE

Fruit Cornflakes Bars Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

A combination of cornflakes and dried fruits makes these bars a wonderful treat.

It has been awhile I made breakfast bars.   Since my cornflakes are sitting idly in the cupboard. it is the right time to turn them into a delicious grab and go slices.

These  Fruit Cornflakes Bars  are so versatile, there are so many variations you can made from it.  Either add  fresh or dried fruit when mixing them,  I used  1 cup dried grapes and  1/4 cup of fresh blueberries or use a total of one and quarter  cup of fruit you have in hand..   You can even add chopped nuts like almond, walnut or pecan too.

These chewy, tender Fruit Cornflakes Bars are packed with tasty ingredients.

Fruit Cornflakes Bars Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, December 11, 2016

ZEBRA OIL CAKE RECIPE

Zebra Oil Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

An easy but impressive  cake using oil that has two contrasting colors.

Zebra Oil Cake is similar with butter cake but used oil instead with two colored stripes.

I used my electric hand mixer to beat sugar and eggs on high speed until it turns fluffy, thick  and pale in color for about 5 minutes.

The batter is divided into 2, one portion leaves as it is while the other mix in the cocoa powder. Now is the fun part, layering the batter by alternating between the plain and chocolate one until  both batter have been used up.  You need not spread the batter, it would spread by itself.

Do you know the difference between zebra and marble cake.? Zebra Oil Cake has almost even stripes where else marble cake has uneven pattern by swirling around the batter to create a marble effect.


Zebra Oil Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Other similar cake recipe you should check :

Eggless Marble Banana CakeBanana Chocolate Bread Marbled and   Marble Cake

Sunday, December 4, 2016

IRISH BARMBRACK RECIPE

Irish Barmbrack Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

A yeast free Irish tea bread (barmbrack), studded with dried fruit that was soaked in tea overnight or at least 4 hours.

A popular Irish  bread normally baked using yeast.  Today I tried a yeast free version. Used dried cranberries, apricot and sultana that have been soaked for 4 hours.

This Irish Barmbrack is uncomplicated to make if you plan properly.  It requires you to soak the dried fruit in black tea overnight in a refrigerator, the rest was just mix  and stir.

You can soak the fruits in any type of tea you like other than black tea.  Also this bread does not require extra brown/white sugar either as it is naturally sweetened by the dried fruits.

Irish Barmbrack is easily adapted to be a vegan recipe if you replace some of the ingredients :

whole milk  ------>   non dairy milk
1 egg           ------>   60 g mashed banana or mashed potato

Barmbrack is also eaten year round as a delicious treat at teatime when it is served with salty butter, a few days old brack  is also lovely toasted.

Irish Barmbrack Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Other quick bread recipes you should check out:

Fantastic Apricot Bread.

Blueberry Oatmeal Bread.

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Sunday, November 27, 2016

QUICK CHOCOLATE CHIP ALMOND BARS RECIPE

Quick Chocolate Chip Almond Bars Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

A quicker way to satisfy your sweet cravings by making this Quick Chocolate Chip Almond Bars,  made with chocolate chip cookies.

I have a few sleeves of chocolate chip cookies gifted by my close friend.  Am well aware that nobody is going to eat them right from the package.

My recipe below is adopted from graham crackers  where I replace them with chocolate chip cookies, reduce the sugar since the chocolate chips are already sweet.

As the cookies are round in shape, it has a small gap in between. Just   fill the empty space with a broken cookies.

Quick Chocolate Chip Almond Bars  are easy, yummy and  have been a total crowd pleaser.  This imitates a favorite candy bar.

Quick Chocolate Chip Almond Bars Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Other bars recipe:
Coconut Bars
Honey Oat Bars
Cocoa Banana Bars