Monday 22 June 2009

Night Sky Cookies!

125gm /4 oz butter softened
3/4 cup /170g /5 1/2 oz caster sugar
1/2 tsp
1 egg, light beaten
2 cups/ 250 g / 8 oz flour1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup / 60 ml/2 fl oz milk
90gm /3 oz white chocolate, melted
125gm / 4 oz dark chocolate, melted


  • Place butter, sugar and almond essence in a bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in egg.
  • Sift together flour and baking powder. Fold flour mixture and milk, alternately, into butter mixture and mix to form a soft dough.
  • Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to 5mm/1/4 in thick. Using a star and a moon-shaped cookie cutter, cut out cookies.
  • Place cookies on lightly greased baking trays and bake at 190C / 375F for 10 minutes or until cookies are golden and cooked. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
  • Dip tops of moon-shaped cookies in white chocolate {I skipped this as I didn't have white chocolate with me :)} and tips of star-shaped cookies in dark chocolate. Place on wire racks to set.


  • As an alternative, brush the cookies with beaten egg and sprinkle with sugare before baking.
Recipe adapted from craving cookies recipe book.
This goes to Kids Delight event by Srivalli and to CFK - Chocolates guest hosted by Hema, mastermind of Sharmi
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Monday 15 June 2009

One-Bowl Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

Prep: 10mints Bake: 35 to 40 mints Serves:12

Here's a cake that's made for a party. Kids will love the chocolate chip icing, but this cake is also delicious served plain.......

1 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1 1/2 sticks (6 ounces) butter,cut up and softened
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
Fluffy Chip Frosting (Recipe follows)
  • Preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Beat in butter with an electric mixer on low speed until mixture is crumbly. Add buttermilk, eggs and vanilla. Increase speed to medium and beat until completely smooth, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn into a well greased 13 x 9-inch pan.
  • Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Let cake cool in pan on a wire rack. Frost top with Fluffy Chip Frosting


Prep: 5 mints, Cook: 3 to 4 mints Makes: 1 Cup

1 Large egg white
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1/8 tsp cream of tarter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
In top of a large double boiler over simmering water, combine egg white, sugar, 2 table spoons water, corn syrup, and cream of tarter. Beat with a hand-held electric mixer on high speed 3 to 4 minutes, or until soft but firm peaks form when beaters are lifted.
Remove from heat and beat in vanilla. Continue to beat until icing is very stiff, about 3 minutes longer. With a rubber spatula, fold in chocolate chips.

Let me take this opportunity to wish my dear brother on his birthday......

Your birthday brings to mind
all the reasons for which
I am proud to call you
my brother and how much
I love you for that.
It also brings to mind loving wishes,
for the best in life for you.
Happy Birthday !!

I am sending all these Cakes and Cookies to Ria's event!

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Monday 8 June 2009

Paningil (Meen Mutta) Varuthathu / Deep Fried Fish Roe (Eggs)

A very tasty cocktail snack!

Fish Egg -250gms
Shallots- 10nos, chopped fine / 1 medium Onion
Ginger-1" piece chopped
Greenchilly-2, chopped fine
All purpose flour/ Maida- 4-6 tbsp
Salt to taste

  • Wash fish eggs and tear the membrane or sack and scoop out eggs from it.
  • Add chopped shallots, green chilies, ginger, beaten egg, flour and salt to taste.
  • Mix well and drop a tea spoon of mix to medium hot oil and deep fry till golden brown.
  • Serve hot with sauce

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Tuesday 2 June 2009

Purple Cabbage Salad Recipe

I tried this wonderful salad from Elanas Pantry . You can see the original recipe here with the stunning photo...Thank you Elana for this really tasty and colourful salad recipe....
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