Monday, 29 December 2014

Chocolate banana swirled muffins :)

Prep time - 40 min 
Serves - 12

1.Eggs -1
2.White sugar- 1/4 cup
3.Brown sugar- 1/2 cup
4.All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cups 
5.Vegetable oil- 1/3 cup
6.Bananas - 3 (mashed)
7.Cocoa powder- 1/4 cup
8.Milk(hot)- 45 ml
9.Baking soda- 1 tsp 
10.Baking powder- 1 tsp 
11.Salt -1/2 tsp
12.Vanilla essence - 1/2tsp 

1.In a bowl mix together the bananas and the sugars till well incorporated .
2.Next , add in the egg, oil ,30 ml of milk and vanilla essence and blend the mixture till you get a smooth texture.
3.Add in the flour, baking soda , powder, and salt. 
4.Take 1/3 of the batter and add the cocoa powder to this mixture .Add the rest of the milk to this mixture and mix properly.
5.In a lightly greased muffin pan , pour the banana batter evenly topping each mould with the chocolate mixture . Swirl so that the chocolate and banana batter mix lightly.
6.In a pre-heated oven at 170 c , bake for exactly 22 min .
7.When a toothpick inserted into the cake
comes out clean , your muffins are ready ! Enjoy :) 

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Fudgy oatmeal chocolate bars !

Prep time - 5 min
Cooking time - 20 min
Serves - 8 

1.Unsalted butter- 1/2 cup (melted)
2.Brown sugar - 1 cup
3.Eggs - 1
4.Oats - 1 1/2 cup
5.All purpose flour - 1 cup
6.Vanilla essence - 1 tbsp
7.Dark chocolate chips - 1 cup
8.Sweetened condensed milk - half of 1 tin
9.Salt - a pinch

1. Mix the eggs , sugar , melted butter and vanilla together with the help of an electric whisk or a hand whisk.

2. Add the oats and flour alternatively until just combined ( you can do this with the help of a spatula to prevent over mixing of the mixture).

3.Spread 3/4 of the above mixture into a pan , smoothing it with a spatula to form a crust.

4.In a microwave safe bowl , heat the chocolate and the condensed milk for 45 sec on high and mix till both the ingredients and well incorporated.

5. Now pour the above mixture onto the oat mixture in the pan smoothing it evenly.

6.Spread the remaining oat mixture onto the chocolate mixture (it need not cover the whole chocolate layer) and bake in a preheated oven at 350 c for 25 min.

7.Set pan aside and allow the bars to cool for an hour before serving.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Chewy double chocolate chip cookies

Prep time - 10 min 
Cooking time - 8 min 
Serves - 20 big cookies 

1.Salted butter - 1 cup 
2.All purpose flour - 3 cups 
3.Sugar - 1 1/2 cups
4.Eggs- 2
5.Cocoa powder - 1/2 cup
6.Chocolate chips (or) chocolate chunks - 2 cups 
7.Baking soda - 1 tsp 
8. Vanilla essence - 2 tsp 
9.Espresso- 3 tbsp 

1.Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl.
2.Add the eggs one by one and mix until they just get incorporated.
3.Add the cocoa powder and espresso.
4.Add in the vanilla and baking soda and mix well.
5.Now add the flour cup by cup making sure that the flour got mixed well after each addition (you may use more flour if the batter is too sticky).
6.Lastly, add the chocolate chips and mix with a spatula until they are evenly distributed.
7.Now chill the dough for 15 min in the refrigerator .
8.With the help of an ice cream scoop , place equal amounts of dough in a pan lined with parchment paper.

9.Bake them for 10 min in a pre heated oven at 170 c .
10.Heat some marshmallows and make a marshmallow filling for the cookies like i did as seen below and enjoy !

Sunday, 24 August 2014

carrot cupcakes !

Prep time - 40 min
Makes 20 cupcakes 

1.Carrots (finely grated) - 1 1/2 cups
2.Eggs - 2
3.Sugar - 3/4 cups plus 2 tbsp
4.Cinnamon powder - 1 tsp
5.All purpose flour - 1 cup
6.Vegetable oil - 2/3 cup
7.Salt - 1/4 tsp
8.Baking soda- 1 tsp
9.Baking powder - 1/2 tsp

1.Beat the eggs till fluffy .
2.Add the oil and mix for half a minute.
3.Next add in the grated carrots.
4.Add the sugar and beat the mixture well.
5.In a large bowl sift the flour, salt , cinnamon powder , baking soda and baking powder and add this to the above mixture.
6.Pour the batter into cupcake moulds and bake in a preheated oven at 170 c for 20 min.
7.Cool the cupcakes before frosting them and enjoy!

 8. Pipe your cupcake with the frosting of your choice and decorate them with hundreds and thousands like i did !

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Red velvet vanilla swirled marble cake !

Serves - 6
Prep time- 40 min

1.Eggs - 2
2.Unsalted butter -100 g
3.Confectioners sugar- 120 g
4.All purpose flour - 100 g
5.Buttermilk - 50 ml
6.Cocoa powder- 1 tbsp
7.Red food colouring - 1 tsp
8.Baking powder- 1/2 tsp

1.In a large bowl whisk the eggs and sugar together.
2.Add the butter and blend the mixture till smooth.
3.Add 40ml of buttermilk and all purpose flour in an alternating fashion , starting and ending with the flour.

4.Add the baking powder and blend the mixture on high speed for 2 min.
5.In a separate bowl take two large scoops of batter and add the cocoa powder and red food colouring and the remaining buttermilk and mix until smooth.
6.Now in a greased bread loaf pan place the red batter and the plain batter in an alternating fashion and swirl in a zig zag manner until to get the "marbled effect" and bake it in a preheated oven at 160 c for 22 min .
7.When you insert a toothpick and if it comes out clean , your cake is ready !



You can do a rainbow swirled marble cake by mixing equal amounts(1 large scoop) of batter with different colours like i have done below 

How to season garlic bread ?

Serves - 4 
Prep time- 15 min

1.One big loaf of garlic bread
2.Garlic cloves- 12 
3.Butter- 100 g
4.Olive oil- 2 tsp
5.Salt- 1/2 tsp
6.A bunch of coriander leaves  
7.Ginger garlic paste- 2 tsp

1.In a pan combine the butter and olive oil and bring to heat.
2. Cut the garlic cloves into really small pieces and place them on the centre of the pan containing hot oil and butter.
3.Put the heat on sim and wait bathe the cloves in the oil-butter mixture and let the cloves infuse the oil 
4.Add the ginger garlic paste and salt and mix for a minute (Be careful to avoid burning of the cloves)
5.Now cut the garlic bread loaf into 4 large pieces and brush the above mixture onto the pieces with a pastry brush making sure that you covered every part of the bread piece.
6.Now place them in a pan and bake in a preheated oven at 170 c for 10 min.
7.When your bread turns golden brown , decorate your bread with coriander leaves and onions ( I decorated mine with mutton kheema and fried egg !) and enjoy !

Super moist chocolate cake topped with ganache !

Serves 6
Prep time - 60 min

1.Eggs- 2(large)
2.Unsalted butter - 100 g
3.Vegetable oil - 1/4 cup
4.All purpose flour -1 cup(divided into 3 parts)
5.Milk - 1 cup
6.Baking powder - 1/4 tsp
7.Baking powder- 1/2 tsp
8. Sugar - 250 g
9.Strong coffee - 50 ml (hot)
10. Cocoa powder - 1/2 cup.


1. Heat together milk , half of the cocoa powder and oil until well combined and keep aside .
2. In a separate bowl beat the eggs for a minute and add in sugar and butter and blend well.

3.Dissolve the remaining cocoa powder into the strong coffee and add to the above mixture.
4. Now add the milk- cocoa-butter-oil mixture and mix till well incorporated.
5.Add in the all purpose flour part by part making sure that it has been well blended after each part.
6.Add the baking powder and baking soda and blend the mixture on high speed for 2 min.
7.Pour half the batter into a 8"x8" pan and bake in a pre-heated oven at 160 c for 22 min.
8.Repeat the process for the other half of the batter.

Layering the cake
9.In a separate clean pan , combine 1/4 of water and 1/4 cup of sugar and heat it till the sugar gets completely dissolved in water.
10.After both the cakes are cooled , brush the sugar syrup made above onto the cakes with the help of a pastry brush.
11.Add a layer of chocolate ganache onto on of the cakes.
12. Place the other cake onto the cake with the ganache and cover the entire layer cake with the ganache.
13. Keep the cake in the fridge for at least 2 hours before you serve :)