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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Orange Kiss-me cake




I almost bake every week. In school kids see other kids eating cookies and cakes which are store brought. i don't like store brought cake or cookies. So i end up baking a simple cake for the full week which i send to their school for snack time. I give them good lunch and the cake goes as snack.

Recently when i went to Sears outlet here i chanced upon Best of Pillsbury Bake-Off book. And i just loved the contents in this recipe book. Surely not going to do most of the recipes. But the pics tempted me to buy this book which was on sale. Brought this book last week and ended up doing this recipe.

The main thing in this recipe attracted is the notes on the recipe. It reads like this *Recipe by Lily Wuebel, Redwood City,CA. Bake-Off Contest, New york City, 1950*. So the year attracted me to go through the recipe. It's simple and little different recipe...We all enjoyed the cake and hope you to will enjoy making and eating it. Here goes the recipe :-

Ingredients:-

Orange 2
Raisins 1/2 cup
Walnuts 1/3 cup
All purpose flour 2 cups
Sugar 1 cup
Baking soda 1 tsp
Salt 1 tsp
Milk 1 Cup
Butter 1/2 cup
Eggs 2

Topping
1/3 cup Orange
Sugar 1/3 cup
Cinnamon 1 tsp
Walnuts chopped 1/4 cup

Method:-

Heat over to 350 degrees F. Grease pan with butter and lightly with flour.

Squeeze orange from one orange and another orange peel. Remove seeds if any and grind orange with raisins and walnuts.

In a large bowl beat eggs until fluffy. Add butter and other cake ingredients. Beat all with electric mixer on low speed util moistened. Then beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Stir in orange raisin mixture. Pour batter into pan.

Bake for 35-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Drizzle one orange juice over the warm cake.

In small bowl mix sugar  and cinnamon. Stir in 1/4 cup walnuts. Sprinkle over the cake. Cool completely about 1 hour.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Chef Harpal Chicken Curry


Since last few day i am getting Food TV. I became a big fan of that channel. I prefer watching cooking channel then watching those boring serials. Best part of that channel is the episode keeps repeating. The recipe i am posting is done by husband by watching chef harpal mom's chicken recipe.
Here goes the recipe...

Ingredients:-

Chicken 1 lb
Onions sliced 1
Tomatoes 2
Green chillies 3
Ginger and garlic paste 2 tbsp
Red chilly powder 1 tsp
Oil 3 tbsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves chopped.

Garam Masala powder

Cinnamon 2inch
Clove 2
Pepper 5-6 corns
Cumin 1 tsp
Coriander 1 tbsp

Grind into a coarse powder

Method:-

Take pan heat oil. Add onions and saute till light brown colour. Add ginger garlic paste.

Saute for a while. Add tomatoes.

Cook until nice tomatoes get changed into puree.

Add red chilly powder.

Then add chicken. Add masala powder.

Mix well add salt.

Cover and cook until oil ozes from the sides.

Add 1 cup water.

Cook until gravy thickens and add coriander leaves.

Serve hot.

Your are awesome chef......

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Kids Lunch box recipes e-book by Indus ladies and American Chop Suey

Hi my dear blog

I have not neglected you...I am really pressed with the time and not getting time to blog. I have quite a few food pictures i need to blog and also i am late in writing that my recipe has been published in a e-book at Indus ladies. I am thankful to Indus to include my recipe for Kids Lunch box recipes and this is the second time they included me in the ebook.Do check the yummy lunch box recipes shared by passionate moms and food bloggers. Previously in the year 2011 my recipe of Kadu Ka halwa was included in 100 Yummy sweet recipes. Click the picture below to check the lunch box recipes book. And due check out for my Mini pizza recipe.:)

Kids Lunch box recipes

Now coming to today's recipe is American Chop suey. This i ate first when my sister brought home a take away.I love this dish as your noodles are crispy with the sauce on the top. Has to eat hot.This i made for sunday's lunch. Yes sometimes instead of making biryani i order biryani for husband and elder daughter. And American chop suey for myself and younger girl.Here is the recipe :-

 What you need:-

Noodles
Oil 4 tbsp

For Sauce

Soya sauce 2 tbsp
Vinegar 1 tsp
Chilli Sauce 1 tbsp
Tomato Sauce 5 tbsp
Corn flour 2 tbsp
Pepper powder 1tsp

Take a pan. Mix soya sauce,vinegar,Chill sauce,tomato sauce and corn flour. Keep it on slow flame boil until the sauce thickens an add 1 tsp pepper powder.

For Noodles

Boil noodles and drain water. Spread them on a wide plate and let it cool down for 5 minutes. In a big tawa add oil and saute noodles until crispy.

Veggies

Take which ever veggies you prefer. I took Cauliflower,broccoli,beans,carrot and capsicum.

Heat 3 tbsp of oil and add chopped onions. Saute for a while. Add all the veggies and saute on a high heat. Sprinkle ajinamoto a pinch. Saute for a while and sprinkle salt.

Add these veggies in the sauce.

When serving. Pour the above sauce on the fried noodles and serve it individually.

Hope to come back sooooooooooooon....