Crispy Chicken Wings /Crispy Chinese Sticky Chicken Wings are one of the most ordered appetizer..Crispy chicken wings tossed in delicious sticky sauce taste absolutely delish ..Sticky Wings/Crispy Sticky wings are always a huge  hit at parties .There are many recipes for sticky wings on the internet which calls for too much baking powder  which leaves an alkaline taste in the mouth which most of us don't like .My recipe is simple and straightforward it has no baking powder no baking soda .You give this absolute crowd pleasing sticky wings a try and win many accolades.

1/2 kg  chicken wings
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 tbsp cornflour
1 tsp pepper powder

1 1/2 tsp soy sauce
1 tbsp chilli sauce
 2  tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp oil +for  shallow frying
4 to 5 cloves garlic minced
1 inch ginger minced
spring onion

  • Wash the chicken wings and drain excess water .
  • Apply salt ,ginger garlic paste pepper powder and lime juice and marinate well for 2 to 3 hours.
  • Add cornflour mix well .
  • Heat oil in a frying pan,once hot shallow fry until crisp and done.
  • remove the wings on a plate lined with absorbent paper.
  • In the same pan add minced garlic and ginger and saute for few minutes until light brown.
  • Now mix in the soy and the chilli sauce
  • And add the brown sugar ,mix well for few minutes until you get a sticky sauce.
  • Mix in the fried wings and let the sauce coat the wings well
  • Lastly add spring onion green and serve them right away.

you can bake the wings if you prefer you may need to add baking powder in that case.
make sure the chicken wings are completely dry,after draining excess water you may pat dry them on an absorbent paper.
sauces can be adjusted according to your taste

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Battenberg is a traditional British Tea Time Cake .Battenberg is believed to have named in honour of the marriage of queen Victoria's granddaughter  to Prince Louis of Battenberg in 1884 (source wiki) . Colourful and delicious Battenburg/Battenberg cake is sandwiched with jam and covered with Marzipan.This soft and delicious almond tea time cake is also called Battenberg Sqaure  
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Battenberg or checkerboard cake is a classic Tea time cake which is so pretty and delicious too .We often bake this  on Easter alongwith Simnel Cake But recently made it for my Mom's Birthday .Thought of sharing it on my blog's 7th anniversary which fell on the 9th this month but somehow it got delayed.  
Though it takes a lot of patience to make this beautiful cake it is quite easy .I have used my no cook no fail Homemade Marzipan recipe you can check the recipe clicking this link Do try this pretty Battenburg/Battenberg cake and share your feedback.
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150 gm all purpose flour/maida
180 gm butter 
180 gm powdered sugar
70 gm almond flour  
3 eggs
1 1/2  tsp vanilla essence
pink and yellow food colour/gel colour 
1 tsp baking powder 

for marzipan recipe  you can check my post click here
1 cup jam 

easy battenberg square cake

Grease a 8 inch square baking tin and line it with parchment ,use a thick cardboard covered with aluminium foil to divide the baking tin into two equal halves.
Sift flour,baking powder together.

In a bowl cream butter and sugar together with a whisk until fluffy.
Add vanilla essence and  eggs one at a time and beat well until the mixture is creamy.
Add almond flour and sifted flour,beat on lowest speed or fold in with a spatula till well mixed.

Divide the batter equally into 2 parts.
Add tiny drop of pink in one and yellow food colour in the other part and mix with spatula.

Pour the batter in the prepared baking tin.
Preheat the oven at 180 degree Celsius for 10 minutes.
Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until toothpick/skewer inserted comes out clean.
Allow the cake to cool completely.
Trim the edges and top of the cake  cut the into half lengthwise
In a saucepan take jam and heat on lowest flame
Apply the jam with a brush on the sides and top of the cake so that the cake sticks well.
Place one side of the cake upside down to give chequered effect.
Roll out marzipan placing it between 2 parchment paper .
Cover the cake with the marzipan .

Trim off extra marzipan .
Keep the cake in the refrigerator for an hour.
Slice it to reveal the beautiful square /chequered pattern.
Serve and enjoy with cup of Tea/coffee or as it is.

easy battenberg cake recipe with homemade marzipan

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Mince Hot Dogs taste absolutely delicious rolls/ hot dogs stuffed with  spicy ,sour slightly sweet mince . Making Mince Hot dogs at home is very easy .Once you have the mince filling ready you can make delicious hot dogs If the hot dogs roll are not available you can use the filling to make sandwiches or use ladi pav/dinner rolls as well .

Mince HotDog,chicken  Pattice and meatloaf sandwich was our regular Sunday breakfast after Sunday mass..We used to enjoy those delicious hot chicken Pattice from a nearby bakery and mom always made Meatloaf and mince for hot dogs for weekends  .Back then Mince hot dogs rolled in butter paper were popular party/picnic  snack .

for the filling
300 grams Mince(you can use beef/mutton/chicken)
2 big or 3 med sized onions finely chopped
2 to 3 tbsp oil
salt to taste

for the masala paste
8 to 10 kashmiri chillies
1 inch ginger
1 tbsp cumin seeds/jeera
8 to 10  garlic
4 to 5 cloves
1 inch cinnamon
8 to 10 peppercorns
1/4 cup vinegar or  as required
1 tsp sugar

Wash the mince and drain excess water
Apply salt and set aside.
Soak the dried  kashmiri chillies in warm water for 15 to 20 min.
Grind chillies,garlic,ginger cinnamon,cloves and pepper together adding vinegar to a smooth fine paste.
Heat a pan,add oil once hot add finely chopped onions and saute well till translucent and raw smell goes away.

Add the ground paste and saute for 10 to 15 min on low flame till raw smell goes away and the oil leaves sides .
Add the Mince and saute for another 8 to 10 min until all mixes well.
Add around 1/1/2 to 2 cup water and let it cook well over med flame
Add sugar ,check for salt add if required
the mince should be semi dry yet without  gravy/water.
Allow to cool completely  then stuff in hot dog buns and enjoy.
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mince hot dog roll

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