Monday, 29 September 2014

Viennese Fingers

Viennese fingers  are soft melt  in mouth cookies which are absolutely yumm and hard to resist ..They are so delish that you cant stop on one..Soft buttery cookies dipped in melted chocolate are sure to win your heart Make sure you make a large batch of this mouthwatering cookies as they get vanished in a jiffy..Pack them for your kids tiffin or enjoy it with some coffee ..You will be making it very often its that addictive.

125 g butter softened
125 gm plain flour/maida
25 gm icing sugar
25 gm corn flour
1\2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp milk
100 gm chocolate melted

  • Whisk butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
  • Sift the flour,cornflour together.
  • Add Vanilla extract to the butter mixture and add sifted flour .
  • Whisk on low speed add milk whisk till thick and sticky.
  • Fit the piping bag with star nozzle.
  • Pipe into fingers and bake at 180 degree Celsius for 15-20 min.
  • Remove from the baking tray and place on wire rack to cool.
  • Dip in chocolate and let it set.

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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Everyday Chocolate Cake

I'm a chocoholic by birth I'm crazy for chocolates and so chocolate cake has to be my favourite..I always bookmark the recipes i love and the list keeps getting longer by the day.I had bookmarked this recipe long time back just happen to check the long bookmark list few days back and found this .The best soft melt in mouth cake i ever tested .. .This cake calls for dutch processed cocoa and I tried this with normal unsweetened cocoa so had to use only baking soda and no baking powder as mentioned in the recipe ..I was a bit sceptical of how will the cake rise and so many questions but it was amazing...The cake as perfectly baked and was very soft and delish ..I gave my neighbors and cousins too and they too loved it..The best part was my cousin's baby who is just 7 months old too enjoyed it..I actually gave her aunt ot taste and she just put a small bite in her mouth baby loved it and cried for more she had one slice which is really a compliment..

1.5 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 large or 2 small eggs
1 cup buttermilk (milk +2 tbsp lime juice)
1/2 cup butter
2 tbsp oil (optional)
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda

Cream the butter and sugar till smooth and fluffy.
Add the eggs and whisk till everything mixes.
Add the buttermilk,oil if using,vanilla extract and whisk well.
Fold in the sifted flour and cocoa powder and mix well .
Pour the batter in  greased cake tin lined with parchment paper .
Bake for 55-60 min or till toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Allow to cool completely before slicing it.
Enjoy this soft and delish cake

sending this to first anniversary event by mykitchenodyssey
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Monday, 22 September 2014

Chicken Tikka Masala

This is my version of a very tasty chicken masala..I just gave it a try and it was super yummy it went well with brown pulao..It tasted great with naans too..The recipe is very simple do try this simple yet delish chicken tikka masala.

1/2 kg boneless chicken
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
3 tbsp curds
salt to taste

2 tomatoes chopped
2 onions sliced
10-12 cashews
1/2 cup beaten curds
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp fenugreek leaves/kasuri methi
oil 3-4 tbsp

Marinate the chicken with salt,ginger garlic paste,curds,red chilli powder and keep aside for 20-30 min.
In a non stick pan drizzle some oil and place the marinated chicken you can even grill it,cook on med flame till done.
Saute the sliced onions in 1 tbsp oil until brown .
Grind the onion,tomato cashews to a fine paste.
Heat oil in a vessel add the ginger garlic paste saute till raw smell goes off.
Then add the ground paste and saute for few minutes until oil separates.
Mix in the powdered masalas kasuri methi and the beaten curds.
Add the fried chicken and mix well.
Add salt and little water,depending on the consistency of gravy needed.
Cover with the lid and cook on med flame for 7-0 min.
You could add cream if desired .
Serve hot with rice/naan/pulao/bread.

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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Chocolate Marble Bread

Some times you get instant cravings at any part of the day and the urge is so intense that there's no way you can suppress..It happens to me number of times..I was craving for some chocolate cake and also wanted to bake a bread then suddenly while mixing the ingredients in the bread dough i thought of mixing cocoa powder and  making a marble chocolate bread instead..I had bookmarked Chocolate Marble Bread long time back but that called for water roux and  i had almost started mixing the dough .So i just continued with the same  and was more than happy and satisfied with the result..The bread was cotton soft and looked very beautiful ....its was really difficult for me to resist but as i baked it at 3 am I sat quietly just staring at this beauty and waited for the morning to relish it...
 It was really soft and delish ,tasted good by itself and tasted more delish when had with nutella...

3 cup flour
1/4 cup cream
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup lukewarm water
1.5 tsp yeast
1/3 cup +1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp oil
2 tsp cocoa powder

  • Dissolve the yeast in water with 1 tbsp sugar let it sit till its frothy.
  • Mix salt ,flour sugar in a bowl.
  • Add the yeast mixture to the flour with the cream ,milk and knead for 8-10 min.
  • Mix in the butter and oil and knead to soft dough.
  • Divide the dough into two portion into the  smaller dough  one add cocoa powder
  • Knead till the cocoa is mixed well .
  • Cover and let the dough rise to double its volume.
  • Knock down the dough and shape it into balls.
  • Flatten each ball and roll into circle.
  • Place the chocolate circle over the plain dough alternatively.
  • Roll it into cylinder then flatten it by using rolling pin.
  • With the knife cut into three.
  •  Braid the dough. Put the dough in the lightly greased pan.
  • Cover and let if rise for 30-45 min
  • Brush  with milk and bake for 30-35 min at 180 degree Celsius.
  • Remove from the tin and cover with clean towel and allow to cool completely .

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Monday, 15 September 2014

Paneer Burji Buns /Paneer Stuffed Buns

I'm happy to share with you all that i won the first prize in Haffa's event back to school lunch ideas..My rose rolls made me the winner..These days i enjoy baking breads and buns i bake atleast once a week sometimes even twice or thrice..I made these soft paneer bhurji buns which were a huge hit..I made the paneer bhurji actually to enjoy with some roti but ended up making stuffed buns..
It was soft and delish..tasted good even the next day.Enjoy it with your tea/coffee or have them with soup for dinner ..You will just love them

2.5 cups flour
2 tbsp milk powder
1 cup water
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp yeast
1tbsp sugar 
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp  butter.

for the paneer bhurji filling recipe click here

Mix yeast in luke warm water with sugar let is sit for few min till its frothy.
In a big bowl mix the flour.milk powder,salt to this add the yeast
Start kneading to a soft dough adding milk,melted butter.
Once it turns to a soft sticky mass slowly add in the oil .
Cover with cling foil and let it rise till it double its volume ,it make take 45 min to 1 hr.
Divide  into equal balls and flatten each ball and place the filling
Cover it and tuck the sides in .Place the ball seam side down on a baking tray, lined with  parchment. Brush the top with milk,  Cover lightly and set aside for about 30 mins.
Preheat the oven for 10 min at 180 degree
Bake for 15-20 min .
Enjoy freshly baked paneer bhurji buns..

Here's what I won

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