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My  all time fav cookies, just them love ....These London Almond or Almond London are buttery cookies stuffed with almonds and then baked then coated with melted chocolate and garnished with almond nibs..
These are very popular cookies made specially on Chinise New year and other festivals  like Eid in Malyasia..
I had made these for Christmas and they were loved and well received by all who tasted them.As i got busy during the entire month of December I just forgot to post them..Anyways its better late than never ..
Now over to the recipe

Ingredients
125 gm butter
75 g icing sugar/powdered sugar sifted
1 egg yolk
225 g flour/2 cup
3tbsp cornflour
100 g ground almonds
1 tsp vanilla  essence
 350-400  gm chocolate compound
1 tsp baking powder # ( see notes )
70 almonds
50 gm almond nibbles

Method
preheat oven 170
Sift flour ,cornflour and baking powder
In a bowl beat sugar and butter together till creamy.
Add egg and  essence,beat  till pale yellow
add flour ,almond flour baking powder if using  and fold till you get soft  dough


If  the dough is too  soft  add more flour


  • Divide into marble sized balls
  • Bake /toast the almonds for 7-8  min
  • Cover the cookie with almond ,shape into oval shaped cookie
  • Bake for 20 min 180 degree
  • Over double boiler,melt the chopped compound chocolate
  • Cool before dipping in melted  chocolate



  • Dip the cookies in chocolate and with help of spoon/fork lift each cookies and place on paper cups.
  • Sprinkle nibbles before chocolate dries
  • Store it an air tight container..


Notes
you can skip egg you are a vegetarian..jus proceed with the rest of the ingredients.
if the dough is too soft to handle ,keep it in the refrigerator for 15- 20 minutes before you shape it to cookies
# i have tried both method adding baking powder and skipping it..both turns out perfect..i feel skipping is much better.
Call it a  tray pizza or sheet pan pizza/ Party Pan Pizza  I enjoyed every bite of this cheesy  yummy,toppings overloaded pizza..I loved baking this in the baking tray as I didn't had to make small and medium sized personal pizzas ,just one tray and there you go super yummy pizza in a go..
The base i used here is a whole wheat base and believe me it was super soft and yummy..I love using a lot of toppings and i always use whatever is in the fridge ..I had some Spicy Chicken Salami and some spicy marinated chicken chunks so just added them with mushrooms and olives ..To make this vegetarian you can paneer tikka  and other veg toppings..
Ingredients
for toppings
spicy chicken salami cut in small cubes
1 capsicum cut thinly
1 onion sliced finely
7-8 olives chopped
9-10 mushrooms boiled and chopped
spicy fried chicken chunks
oregano
chilli flakes
olive oil to drizzle
Parmesan and mozzarella cheese

I used my Basic Pizza Dough Recipe  for the pizza dough and replaced Wholewheat flour for Maida/APF

Method

  • Make the dough and place  it on a baking tray,Bake it for 10 mins,let it cool
  • Now Spread the Pizza Sauce  and add grated Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese
  • Sprinkle oregano and chilli flakes
  • Now add a generous topping,I added chicken salami , spicy chicken chunks,onion mushrooms ,olive and capsicum
  • Drizzle olive oil 
  • Add some more cheese from top.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  • Enjoy your yummy  homemade pizza.









These  little beauties are a winner..these cupcakes taste simply great, remember the  vanilla cupcakes posted earlier,they were a great hit ..I was happy to see the response I got when i shared it in different groups on fb.I received many messages and mails saying that they tried the cupcakes and turned out suer..These Cupcakes were really soft and delish..I thought of posting the ganache recipe first and then post these but coudnt find the stepwise pics ..Will be posting a detailed post on ganache very soon...till then enjoy these cupcakes..
Would love to thank my dear friend Amelia who send me these lovely cupcake liners n many more goodies ..Thank you dear I really loved it..

Ingredients
vanilla Cupcakes click here

For the Ganache frosting
150 ml fresh cream
150 gms compound dark chocolate

Method

  • In a bowl place chopped chocolate
  • Heat the cream over low heat,do not let the cream boil
  • Pour the cream over the chocolate and let it sit for a minute
  • Stir it till its melted and combined
  • Let it come to room temperature before frosting
  • Pour it in  a piping bag
  • Using a star tip pipe out the ganache or decorate as you please





Russian Cutlet /kebab are delicioous kababs/cutlets made from chicken ,vegetables and potato then coated with egg rolled in vermicellis and fried....Don't ask me why its named Russian  Kabab/Cutlets cos I'm still looking out for an answer...These cutlets are one of my fav snack from childhood..they are melt in mouth delicious chicken cutlet with veg and white sauce and a lovely crunch of sev/vermicelli...These cutlets are famous delicacy among Memoni Muslim's ..We used to enjoy these cutlets with brun pav/hard bread ..

Try these cutlets you will love them for sure..the best way to feed your kids vegetables you can add capsicum cabbage carrot french bean to this I always add sweet corn carrot and french bean .These cutlets can be freezed in an air tight container when you need to fry just dip it in egg and roll it in vermicelli before frying..

Ingredients
400 gms chicken ( i used breast piece)
2-3 med sized potatoes
1/2 cup sweet corn
7-8 french beans
1 carrot
1 egg
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp black pepper powder/as needed
4-5 green chillies chopped
1 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp flour/maida
salt
vermicelli to coat
oil to shallow fry

Method
Boil chicken with pepper salt  2-3 cloves,2 cardamom and 1 inch cinnamon
shred n keep aside ,reserve 1/4 cup stock for white sauce.
Make white sauce  by adding 1 tsp butter in a pan followed by flour saute for a minute then add stock and 1/2 cup milk cook till the sauce thickens.
Boil potato n sweet corn and keep aside.
Chop carrot and french bean fine.
Heat a pan add oil,add cumin seeds saute for few mins then add green chilli,ginger garli cpaste and saute till raw smell goes.
Now add chopped french bean, carrot pepper salt on low flame.

Make white sauce  by adding 1 tsp butter in a pan followed by flour saute for a minute then add stock and add 1/2 cup milk cook till the sauce thickens
Mix potatoes salt  pepper garam masala powder and chicken and mix well.
Now add white sauce and mix .

Mix all the ingredients well to form a smooth dough.
shape into oval or round shape  cultet
dip in egg n roll in vermicelli n shallow fry on both sides till the vermicelli turns golden brown.
Serve hot with tomato ketchup/any dip.


Notes
You can freeze the cutlets after shaping it arrange on a tray /plate in a single layer and freeze it whenever you want to fry just shallow fry till golden brown on both sides.


A  very flavourful and delicious fried rice ..I had tasted this in a restaurant when we went for a dinner which was a treat by my cousin..he insisted that we should order this as i was sceptical of ordering t..I never order fish or sea food from any restaurant  I just enjoy it homemade..But somehow i was forced to try it and i loved it..the burnt garlic gives this fried rice a real amazing flavour...

Ingredients
15-20 prawns cleaned and de veined
1 1/2 cup rice
3-4 spring onions chopped both green and bulb
8-10 cloves of garlic minced
1 tsp red chili flakes
1/2 capsicum cut in small cubes
1/2 tbsp black pepper crushed
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp oyster sauce
1 tsp chilli sauce
salt
2 tbsp oil

Method

  • Soak the cleaned rice for 15 min then boil it in sufficient water with salt ,cook till done strain the water and spread the rice on a plate and let it cool completely.
  • Marinate the cleaned prawns with salt lime and pepper and set aside.
  • Fry the chopped garlic cloves till golden brown and keep aside
  • Use the same oil for the rice.
  • Heat oil in a wok/pan
  • Add marinated prawns/shrimps toss for few minutes till it turns pink
  • Now remove aside then add spring onions and fry on high flame
  • Add the capsicum and saute for few minutes.
  • Mix in the  the  fried prawns ,
  • Add the chili flakes and the sauces and mix well
  • Now add rice and give it a nice mix
  • Add more chili flakes and pepper if needed
  • Lastly add the fried garlic and toss well
  • Garnish with some fried garlic and serve hot with some butter garlic prawns

Notes
A day old rice will work perfect ,you can use your leftover rice to make fried rice/ let the rice cool completely before cooking,the rice needs to be cold or it will break while tossing.


I have posted few pizza recipes before ,this was made and was supposed to be posted in the month of September but somehow it kept postponing and here I am finally  to share it with you all...Being a die hard non veg fan I seldom bake Veg pizzas but since baby corn and mushroom are hubby's fav i thought i would bake one veg pizza for him along with the other non pizzas which were made and I will be posting it soon..

Now this pizza was filled with lots and lots of cheese ,ya I used mozzarella,cheddar, cream cheese and Parmesan the pizza tasted great even though it was made with just vegetables...

Ingredients
 pizza base
Pizza sauce
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
1/2 cup mozzarella
3-4 tbsp Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp cream cheese spread
1 onion sliced
1/2 capsicum
8-9 baby corns boiled n cut
8-10 mushrooms  boiled n sliced




Method

  • Apply a generous amount of pizza sauce on the pizza base
  • Spread the cream cheese all over with a knife/spoon
  • Sprinkle oregano ,chilli flakes
  • Now add a generous amount of cheddar,Parmesan and mozzarella cheese
  • Place onion, capsicum ,mushrooms and baby corn 
  • Top it with some more oregano and Parmesan cheese
  • Drizzle some olive oil .
  • Preheat the oven for 10 minutes at 180 degree Celsius.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese melts and turns  bubbly and light brown.     


for the pizza base follow this  basic pizza dough recipe 
for the pizza sauce follow this  pizza sauce recipe

Notes:
I prefer baking the pizza base first ,you may bake the base and the pizza with the toppings together it may take about 25 minutes 
Adding cream cheese is optional ,you can any cheese spread if you wish.


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