Wednesday, March 30, 2011



This amazing home made Plum Pizza has a mouthwatering taste. It has a delectable combination of flavors that are sweet and tangy. This delightful dessert uses pizza dough as its base and is not short crust pastry.

To avoid sogginess, brush butter and arrange the sliced plum just  5  minutes  before you are about to bake them. Try this scrumptious dessert where everyone ask for second helping.

Monday, March 28, 2011


This is a simple and healthy one pot meal using mushroom. I used canned button mushroom but if you're using fresh mushroom cook it longer until it is cooked.. For basmati rice, soak for 30 minutes before cooking.

Adjust the spice level to your requirement. My family love this mildly spice and yummy rice.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


Flavors of chocolate and cinnamon blend together to make a wonderful combination in these favorite Chocolate Cinnamon Cookies.  

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

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Photobucket Cloverleaf Rolls Recipe @

Homemade rolls are a great way to retreat from a busy day.  This easy recipe of Cloverleaf Rolls turn out tempting whether you knead them by hand or shape them in the bread machine .Butter makes this roll very soft and delicious.

This beautiful rolls are light and yummy, there was a nice smell lingers thorough out the kitchen when baking this homemade rolls. But I enjoyed baking Cloverleaf Rolls,  probably will do again if requested.

Monday, March 21, 2011


Vegetable Patties Recipe @

If you have left over vegetables or craving for a satisfying spicy snack then you must try this. Made of vegetables and blended with spices, they are flavorful and nutritious as well. This patties  is a good way to let our kid to eat veggies. Some children may even avoid consuming veggies if serve as stir fry or added in the gravy simply it was tasteless or not to their liking but not with this cutlet.

The choice of  veggies is up to you to decide  but bear in mind that it should not be too spicy since you're serving small child and shape them into fun shapes and sizes. The herb used here is the coriander leaves which lend a aromatic and nice flavor to the patties.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Another banana cake? You might wonder why I'm repeatedly baking the same cake. But it is not the same,  method and ingredients slightly  differ. I have tried more than a dozen of them but this recipe is simply the best. Perfect taste and lovely texture. You have to try them to believe. Such an easy peasy banana cake with wonderful result.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Sourdough Orange Cake Recipe @

Everyone loves a piece of yummy cake with a glass of milk or a cup of tea. As my sourdough pizza turned out really well., I like to adapt them with other variation. Made this cake using sourdough starter and fresh orange. This is an excellent choice, they are healthy and taste amazing. For sourdough starter click here.

Homemade sourdough gives this cake a uniquely delicious flavor and keeps it moist. This  Sourdough Orange Cake is a light cake, mildly sweetened and the orange lends a different taste altogether.

Monday, March 14, 2011


Spinach Dal  Recipe @

This  classic Indian dish combining  mong dal with spinach  which  makes a healthy, nutritious and fabulous tasty dish  that  may be served  with rice or bread.

Including garlic, ginger and turmeric which had been shown to contain cancer-fighting substances and protein packed  ingredients in our diet not only delicious but at the same time a health booster too. Adjust the spicy level to your preference.

Spinach Dal Recipe @

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Raisin Citrus Cake Eggless Recipe @

My son requested to bake a cake for our afternoon tea and for lunch
 boxes.  Instead of  buying from the store, decided to bake an easy cake using ingredients available in my pantry.  The advantage of baking your own is that you can decide what goes inside, choosing a wholesome and better quality ingredients and make them healthier. My preference goes to easy method and as simple as possible

Raisin Citrus Cake Eggless Recipe @

Raisin Citrus Cake is  a great and quick cake to make, even tasted awesome without frosting. You can substitute with other fruit like apricot, cranberries or dates. Add more sugar for sweeter version.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


No Knead Butter Rolls Recipe @

If you love to make your own bread and hate to do the kneading then this No Knead Butter Rolls are for you. This is my first attempt baking no-knead bread. Inspired by Mark Bittman's Speedy No-Knead Bread, I took a challenge to bake No-Knead Bread using sweet bread.

The most significant character is that the dough is a bit gooey and not smooth compared with the kneaded ones. Firstly I intend to bake them after 4 hours, as you can see the photo but decided to let them sit for another 4 hours. At the end of 1st rise. the dough is properly fermented when it has developed a slightly darker tone and bubbles, also long thread-like strands that cling to the bowl when it is moved.

In any event, shorter rise is acceptable too if it has the above signs of good rise. After the 2nd rise, the bread has risen sufficiently if it holds the impression of your fingertip when you poke about 1/4 in deep into the dough.

Despite its sticky nature, do not add too much flour when shaping, use slightly floured hand with the help of spatula to lift the dough. After shaping, let rise another 2 hours before baking. So delighted, my effort is not wasted, No Knead Butter Rolls  were the best home made bread I ever baked!



Monday, March 7, 2011



A delicious and creamy rice pudding. If you prefer your rice pudding a little sweeter, add more sugar or jaggery. If you want to know more about jaggery click here . You may also use half coconut milk and half whole milk for a slightly subtler coconut flavor. This is a great dessert to end your meal.

Yield    :   4 servings

1 C uncooked rice
1/4 C moong dal
3 C water
1 C jaggery/sugar or to taste
1/2 C water
1 C milk
3 T ghee/oil
1/4 C cashew
1/4 C raisin
1 tsp cardamom powder
pinch of salt


*  Wash rice and moong dal then put them in a deep pot with 3 cups of water.

*  Cover and cook until soft, stirring in between, Add in milk and salt, bring to boil again.

*  Cook jaggery with 1/2 cup water until sugar is dissolved.  Strain.

*  In a separate pan, heat the ghee, fry the cashew until light brown, add the raisin. Pour these onto rice pot.

*  Now add the jaggery, stir well and add the cardamom. Remove from heat.

*  Ready to serve.

Linking to  Rice Contest

Saturday, March 5, 2011



Banana custard pie is so easy to make yet the result always taste so delicious. It is often served as light dessert during the summer months but can also be enjoyed them as a  special treat on Easter or Valentine's Day.

If  you want, an egg can be added to the custard. Fill the pastry only 3/4 full since it will create a mess if it's overflowing. Besides an individual mini pie, you can also use your 8 in pie dish.

If you love the tropical taste of banana baked in a pie, you will really love this banana custard pie. Try one today!


1 1/2 C all purpose flour
1/2 C plus 2 T cold butter
1 T sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3-4 T ice water
4 medium banana sliced


Combine flour, salt, sugar in a mixing bowl. Add butter, using your finger tip crumble until it resembles fine bread crumb. Add ice water a tablespoon at a time until a dough is formed. Chill 30 minutes.


1 C milk
2 T sugar
2 T custard powder
1/4 tsp vanilla extract


Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, whisk until smooth then strain.


Preheat oven @ 180 C and butter muffin/tart pan. Divide the dough into 9 balls. Press each ball into tart/muffin pan pressing the sides and bottom. Cut off excess dough. Prick bottom with a fork. Fill each pie   with banana slices, pour custard over the banana, 3/4 full.  Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on pan 5 minutes. Transfer onto rack to cool.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Prawm Balchao Recipe @

After checking the net for prawn recipes, I was attracted to this Prawn Balchao since it has unique name and something I never heard before. This  is a classic Goan recipe using dry chili and vinegar as its ingredients.

Prawn Balchao can be served as appetizer  or a side dish with plain boiled rice or mildly spiced pulao. Since it contains vinegar, it will stay well in the fridge for up to a week.

My family really love this spicy and tangy dish, it is best suited for spicy food lovers.

Prawm Balchao Recipe @