Tuesday, March 13, 2012

VEGETABLE PASTA

Vegetable Pasta Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

This versatile Vegetable Pasta dish is so healthy and fun to make. It's quick to fix, delicious and always different. just choose the vegetables and any type of pasta (spaghetti, fusilli, fettuccine, penne) you have in stock. For non vegetarian version, you can include chicken, seafood or mince meat to the pasta.

The pleasing  Vegetable Pasta is a great accompaniment to most any lunch or dinner.

Friday, March 9, 2012

PEAS KACHORI

Peas Kachori Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

A popular crispy and spicy pastry found  in various parts of India and Pakistan.This snack is stuffed with  green peas and deep fried. Peas Kachori  consists of two parts, the dough and its filling.

There are other kachoris available which are filled with moong dhal, urad dhal. onion, potato and even minced meat. Kachoris are often served with a chutney made with tamarind, mint or coriander.

For perfect result, use medium heat when frying  and do not crowd the pan. They are great accompaniment to your cuppa and perfect snack on the go.

Peas Kachori Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

FRUITED PULL APART BREAD

Fruited Pull Apart Bread Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Treat your family with this sweet treat  made from scratch. Bake  with sweet yeast  dough, coated with butter, brown sugar and chopped nuts that's certain to satisfy.

Oozing with warm caramel and nuts, this makes a great breakfast or serve as a special treat for your family and friends.  The sticky and finger licking bread  is best eaten warm. It is well worth the bit of extra effort.

FRUITED PULL APART BREAD
Yield   :    8-10 servings

DOUGH
2.5 cups all purpose flour
2 Tablespoon sugar
2  tsp  instant yeast
4 tablespoons butter melted
1  tsp salt
1  cup warm milk

TOPPING
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup raisin/dates/cranberries
1/4 cup chopped almond/pecan
3 tablespoons butter melted

Fruited Pull Apart Bread Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

METHOD

Combine butter, warm milk, sugar and salt in a small bowl.

Place flour and yeast in a mixing bowl.

Gradually add milk mixture to the flour, forms into soft dough.

Transfer onto floured board, knead by  hand or mixer  until smooth.

Transfer dough into oiled and covered bowl, let rise until doubled for 1-1.5 hours.

 Generously grease 8 in round pan, sprinkle a tablespoon of brown sugar in a greased pan.

Combine remaining brown sugar, dried fruit, melted butter and nuts into a large  bowl.

Gently punch the dough down,  pinch the dough into 1.5 in  balls.

Drop the balls into brown sugar mixture, toss to combine. Arrange evenly in pan, sprinkle remaining nuts and fruit over top.

Cover and let sit in the pan  for 45 minutes. Towards the end of rising time, preheat oven @ 190 C.

Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

Let sit in the pan for 10 minutes, loosen the edges before inverting onto a serving platter.

Serve warm.

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Friday, March 2, 2012

DATES & CORNFLAKES COOKIES

Dates & Cornflakes Cookies Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

These Dates and Cornflakes Cookies are healthy and low in fat. They  are wonderfully  tasty, crunchy and crisp.  It  can  be made easily and enjoyed with a cup of tea.

Made with dates and conflakes but  if you are not a fan of dates, feel free to swap with sultana or apricot.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

SAVORY ONION CORN BREAD

Savory Onion Corn Bread Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

If you're looking for quick, easy and delicious bread this Savory Onion Corn Bread  recipe is what you should try. It was  sweet and spicy also a great make ahead meal or a good finger food.

Combination of creamed corn and spices blended so well to create a  flavourful  and  satisfying  bread, you will not be able to stop eating.. In fact I have hidden certain portion just for a photo shoot before it was eaten up. 

Sauteed onion and vegetables keep them light and savory. Addition of chili powder really jazz up this quick bread but it can be replaced with freshly ground black pepper. I used curry leaves as  I didn't have parsley. Perfect recipe for changing around and adding whatever it is you fancy. All the family were very impressed!