Month: September 2014

4 Easy To Make Cocktails- recipe

Cool Cucumber cocktail Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz. gin 1 oz. apple cider (I prefer Scrumpy’s) 1 oz. organic cranberry juice 1/4 cup diced cucumber 3 mint leaves cucumber wheel Preparation: Muddle the diced cucumber and mint in the bottom of a shaker glass. Add ice, gin, cider and cranberry juice. Shake and strain in a tall glass filed with crushed ice. Garnish with a cucumber wheel Sneaky Tequila...

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups water 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed 1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped 1/4 cup yellow bell pepper, chopped 1 small red onion, finely chopped 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 lime, juiced 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds 1/2 cup minced carrots 1/2 cup dried cranberries salt and ground black pepper to Method ● Pour the water into a saucepan, and cover ...

Kapi Cho Potatoes- recipe

Ingredients Large peeled potatoes- 4 Chopped garlic- 1tsp Chopped ginger- 1/2 tsp Chopped green chillies- 1 tsp Tomato ketchup- 1 tsp Soya sauce- 2 tsp Chilli sauce- 1/2 tsp Cornflour mixed with 1/2 cup water- 2tsp Oil & Salt- accordingly For Garnishing 1/2  chopped cup green spring onion Method 1. Cut the potatoes into fingers using a serrated knife ( Scallop cutter) to get the crinkled shape...

Coconut Barfi- recipe

Ingredients 1. Grated cocunut – 1 cup 2. Khoya (ricotta cheese with low moisture) -1 cup 3. Milk – 1 cup 4. Ghee – 2 tbs 5. Sugar – 2 cup 6. Kewara essence -1 to 2 drops 7. Yellow color – few drops Method • Mix all the ingredients in a heavy bottom vessel and cook over a medium flame stirring constantly till the mixture leaves the pan. • Transfer in a greased plate/tr...

Mango Cheesecake- recipe

Preparation time: 30 min+ overnight chilling Serves: 12  Ingredients 150 g Arnott’s Marie Biscuits 80 g Butter, melted 2 x 250 g pkts Kraft Philadelphia Original Cream Cheese Block, at room temperature 1/2 cup Caster Sugar 300 ml Thickened Cream, whipped 1 tbsp Gelatin 1/4 cup Hot Water 4 Mangoes, peeled and sliced Coulis 1 Mango, peeled and chopped 2 tbsp Lime Juice  Method Process biscuits in a ...

Eggless Plum Cake- recipe

Step by step recipe of vegan and eggless plum cake: 1: chop the plums and keep aside. 2: sieve all the dry ingredients which includes the flours, baking powder and the spice powders. 3: add the oil to the dry ingredients and mix gently. 4: now add sugar. here i have used organic cane sugar. 5: mix well. the consistency and texture of the mixture looks like halwa. 6: add the chopped plums and cashe...

Vanilla Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting- recipe

Ingredients Vanilla essence 1 1/2 teaspoons Refined flour 1 1/4 cup Butter softened 1/4 cup Castor sugar 3/4 cup Eggs 2 Cornflour 2 tablespoons A pinch baking powder A pinch salt Buttermilk 1/2 cup Oil for greasing Icing sugar for dusting Chocolate chips for decoration Frosting Nutella 1/2 cup Icing sugar 2/3 cup Double cream 1-2 tablespoons Method Step 1 Preheat oven at 180°C. Step 2 Combine butt...

Red Velvet Cupcakes-recipe

Ingredients 250 grams plain flour 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (sifted) 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 100 grams soft unsalted butter 200 grams caster sugar 1 heaped tablespoon Christmas-red paste food colouring 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 large eggs 175 ml buttermilk 1 teaspoon cider vinegar for the buttery cream-cheese frosting 500 grams icing sugar 125 grams cream chee...

Pink Lemon Cupcakes

Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting Cupcakes: 2 1/4 cups flour 1 Tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup milk (I used 1%) lemon zest from two lemons 1/4 cup lemon juice, from the two lemons you zested 4 large egg whites 1 1/2 cups sugar 8 Tbsps (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temp 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract (or lemon oil if you have it) Frosting: 2 – 8oz pa...

Chocolate Chip Pound Cake- recipe

Chocolate Chip Pound Cake Prep Time: 20 minutes Baking Time: 1 hour Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: 1 3/4 cup flour 1/4 tsp salt 2 eggs 2 egg yolks 1 TBSP vanilla 3/4 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 cup chocolate chips Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray/Grease 9in loaf pan. In a bowl. whisk flour and salt.  Set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Approx 5 minutes. ...

Salted Caramel Apple Pie- Recipe

Makes 1 pie, 10-12 slices. The dough may be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 2 weeks. The pie is best served the same day, but may be covered tightly and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Ingredients: Basic Pie Dough 2 and 1/2 cups (315 grams) all-purpose flour 1 and 1/4 teaspoons salt 6 Tablespoons (90 grams) unsalted butter...