Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Coffee Cake



This is a simple and easy recipe of coffee cake. Simply happiness!  


  • Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour (sift before measuring)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Topping. In small mixing bowl, combine topping ingredients. Blend with fork until crumbly. Set aside.
Sift  sifted flour with baking powder and salt into a bowl. In a medium bowl, beat together egg and  sugar and melted butter. Add milk and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture and mix well.
Pour batter into a greased and floured 8-inch square or 9-inch layer-cake pan. Sprinkle topping crumb mixture evenly over batter. Bake at 375° for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cake tests done. Partially cool in pan on wire rack. Cut coffee cake into squares while still warm.

  • 1-1/2 stick Butter, Softened
  • 3/4 cups Flour
  • 1-1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 cup walnuts, Chopped

Monday, 23 July 2012

Custard Teacake

A traditional lovely recipe of custard teacake,made with several variations and always likable. Here is one of the best ones.
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
1/2 cup fine sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup custard powder
1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
2 tsp granulated sugar
For custard:
2 tbsp custard powder
1/4 cup superfine sugar
1 cup milk
1 tbsp unsalted butter
2 tsp vanilla extract

For the custard, whisk together custard powder and fine sugar in a small saucepan. Whisk in the milk and bring mixture to a low boil until thickened, whisking constantly. Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla extract. Stir to combine and place a layer of plastic wrap directly on top of custard to prevent a skin from forming. Set aside to cool.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper.
In a mixing bowl, blend butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in one egg at a time and gradually add flour, baking powder, and custard powder until combined. Spread 1/3 of the batter in the bottom of the springform pan, using a spatula (or your hands) to spread. Spread the custard mixture on top of the batter and drop spoonfuls of the remaining batter on top of the custard.Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
Bake for approximately 1 hour or until cake is golden brown and set. Let cool completely before serving.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Apple Pie

From my favorite nigella's recipes:

  • KITCHEN | Books | Nigella Lawson

    www.nigella.com/books/view/kitchen-33Cached - Similar


    • 2 cups (220 grams) all-purpose (plain) flour
    • Good pinch salt
    • 5 ounces, or 10 tablespoons (145 grams) unsalted butter
    • Ice water
    • 5 apples, any eating variety you like (e.g. 2 Macintosh, 2 Cameos, 1 Gala)
    • 1/2 cup (115 grams) unsalted butter
    • 3 tablespoons all-purpose (plain) flour
    • 1/2 cup (115 grams) superfine sugar
    • 1/2 cup (100 grams) packed light brown sugar
    • Pinch of salt
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) water
    • Ground cinnamon, to taste
    • Milk
    • Superfine sugar


    1. Heat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C, gas stove mark 7).
    2. Make the pastry... cut the butter into small squares, and refrigerate. Measure the flour and salt into a large bowl. Add the butter, and using a pastry cutter, blend in the butter until it resembles wet sand. Bring together, using a few tablespoons of ice water at a time, until almost totally cohesive, then work it for a bit to make it a nice dough.
    3. Cut in half, and form each half into a disc. Wrap in plastic wrap (clingfilm) and refrigerate till needed.
    4. Peel, core, and quarter the apples. Then cut each apple quarter in half lengthways, then each of those pieces in half horizontally (to give you 16 chunks per apple). You don't have to be this precise... this is just how I find it easy to do...
    5. Cover the apples directly with plastic wrap (clingfilm) to prevent browning. Place in the fridge.
    6. Melt butter in a 2-quart (about 2 litre) sauce pan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add sugar, brown sugar, salt, and water; bring to a bubbly simmer. Reduce temperature, and simmer 5 minutes, stirring a lot.
    7. Meanwhile, roll out your pastry and place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Sprinkle over your desired amount of cinnamon (I like a lot).
    8. When the sauce is done, slowly and evenly pour it over the apples.
    9. Place the top crust on, seal edges (I put a little water between the two crusts, to help them adhere), roll the excess under, and flute edges. Cut four steam slits in the top to look like a cross but don't connect at the middle. Paint the crust with the milk, and generously sprinkle over the sugar.
    10. Bake 15 minutes at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C, gas stove mark 7). Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C, gas stove mark 4), and continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes. Enjoy!

    Monday, 9 July 2012

    Creampuff Rolls

    A super delcious, rich , and delectably sweet pleasure that can't be ignored!
    Note down the ingredients and enjoy every bit of it..


    -Puff pastry 500gms
    -Whipped cream 1 1/2 cups
    -Icing sugar 1 cup
    -Dry fruits mixed 1/2 cup ( optional )
    -Egg 1 for wash.


    Roll the puff pastry dough into a 1/4inch thick flat. Cut out squares enough to roll onto a cream roll mould which is like a tube broaded at one end. Cover the cut out on it, apply egg wash  and allow it to bake for 10-15 minutes in a preheated hot oven 200 degrees C ). When cooled fill with cream, whipped with icing sugar. Mix with dry fruits if you like.

    Wednesday, 4 July 2012

    Chocolate biscuits

    Awesome. Kid's favorite..!




    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup sugar 
    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 1 tsp vanilla essence
    • 2 cups plain flour
    • 1 tbsp baking powder
    • 1/2 cup cocoa, sifted


    Preheat oven to 180°C. Cover a baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
    In a bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla until well combined.
    Stir in flour, baking powder and cocoa.
    Roll spoonfulls into balls and press with a fork to slightly flatten.
    Bake for 12-15 minutes. Leave to cool on the tray for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.

    Tuesday, 3 July 2012

    Lemon Citrus Cake with Butter Frosting

    A simple rejenuating treat for summers, It has peculiar and very soothing touch of citrus and the moist and soft texture of this cake is just celestial. I tried it yesterday for a my dad's birthday and i can't express how much he loved it!


    -1 1/2 cups good quality self raising flour
    -3 eggs
    -Castor sugar 1 cup
    -1/2 cup vegetable oil
    -1 cup water
    -Lemon zest 1 tsp
    -Milk 1/2 cup
    -Lemon juice 1 tsp
    -Honey 1 tsp
    -Soda bicarb 1/4 tsp
    -Salt a pinch


    Grease a 13X9 inch pan.
    Beat sugar and eggs well until light and fluffly and the sugar dissolves completely. Gradually add oil while keep beating. Add zest and lemon juice with honey and salt. Keep beating for a while.

    Sift flour and soda bicarb together. Fold egg mixture gradually into the dry ingredients and then add water and milk. Fold lightly together. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake on 180 degrees C for about 30 minutes or the skewere comes out clean.

    For Butter Frosting:

    -Icing sugar 1 cup
    -Butter 50 gms
    -Hot water 1 tbsp

    Beat all together to get a nice spreadable consistency. Spread on cooled cake. Sprinlke with decorations if you like.