Sunday, September 22, 2013

Eggless Choco Vanilla Marble Cake

I have been wanting to bake this eggless marble cake for a while ever since I was not very successful the last time I baked. I made few modifications and it turned out to be a hit! Here is the recipe!!

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 40 minutes

AllPurpose Flour1 1/4 C
Baking Powder2 Tsp
Baking Soda1/2 Tsp
Cocoa Powder2 Tbsp
Hot Water2 Tbsp
Brown Sugar/Regular Sugar3/4 Cup
Butter/Oil1/2 Cup
Vanilla Essence 1 Tsp
Milk3/4 Cup

Evaporated Milk                        2 Tbsp

  • Pre heat the oven to 170 degree C or 340 degree F
  • Sieve the flour with baking soda and baking powder.
  • Add 2 Tbsp of cocoa power to 2 Tbsp of hot water, mix well with out any lumps and keep aside.
  • Add Sugar and Butter/Oil  in a bowl and mix them well until incorporated. If using butter, bring it to room temperature.
  • Mix milk and evaporated milk
  • Mix in the flour, milk, sugar and butter mixture together little by little to form a lump less nice batter.
  • Pour the batter to a pre greased and dusted container of your choice. (round tin, bread tin, square tin)
  • Now add the cocoa mixture in a spoon on top evenly on the batter, take a fork and make swirls as shown in the pic.

  • Bake in a pre-heated oven for 40 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean. 
  • Let it cool on the cooling rack for 10 mins and enjoy the warm cake

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Plum Rolls

I call these Mysterious Plum Rolls, because you wont believe the ingredients that combine and make these delicious rolls. I had Plums in my refrigerator and was thinking what can i make from them, other than the usual jams, cakes and chutneys? My colleague shared this recipe with me and when i tried it, it turned out to be awesome. Simple ingredients, quick and simple recipe with awesome result!!
Plum Roll

Prep. Time : 10 mins
Cook Time : 5 mins

3 small size plums
3 Sugar cubes or Granulated Sugar
3 medium boiled and mashed Potato
1/4th cup Flour
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 Tbsp Butter
1/4th cup Bread crumbs
Salt to taste

Wash the plums, take the pits out and leave them to drain in a strainer.

In a pan melt butter and add bread crumbs, mix and stir until they are light brown in color. Add 1 Tbsp sugar and cinnamon.

In another medium sized bowl, add mashed potatoes, flour, salt. Mix everything, until a soft dough is formed. 
Put one sugar cube or granulated sugar in middle of every plum and place them on a plate.

Keep one pot of water to boil.  Divide the dough into three portions. Make balls of each portion, flatten with your hand and put a plum in each one. Then, round the dough around the plum covering the entire plum with the dough. Repeat for all plums. Add the dough covered plums in boiling water. The plums will rise above in water when they are done. Once they come on surface, remove them with the help of a slotted spoon and place them directly into the bread crumb mixture. Roll them well in the mixture and they are ready to be served !!