Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Caramel Cake

All purpose flour - 2 ¾ cup
Butter - 1 1/2 sticks
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Eggs - 3
Vanilla extract - 2 tsp
Cinnamon powder - 3/4 tsp
Cloves - 1/2tsp
Nutmeg - 1/2 tsp
Baking powder - 2 1/2 tsp
Salt - a pinch

For caramel:
2 cups sugar
2 tbsp water
1 cup water

Preparing Caramel:
Heat a heavy bottomed vessel and cook the sugar and a tbsp of water on
medium high heat. Sugar will melt and start to change its color. Don’t stir, you can swirl the vessel, once or twice. When the color has changed to a little darker or golden brown color, turn off heat and immediately, pour 1 cup of water very carefully into the caramel and stir to mix well. You will find that the liquid will splash when you pour the water into the hot caramel, so you have to careful with your hand and see that children are not around. Cool the caramel before adding to the cake batter.

In a large bowl beat sugar and butter till smooth Add eggs,milk and vanilla essense beat until fluffy.
Add cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and Caramel & combine well. Seive all purpose flour, baking powder,salt. Blend all the ingredients to get a smooth batter.Pour the batter into a greased baking pan.

Preheat the oven and bake the cake 350 F.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Liver Fry

Liver -1lb
Onion - 1 Large
Tomato - 1
Ginger - small piece
Curry leaves - Few
Mustard - tsp
Chilly powder - 1tsp
Ground Pepper - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Corriander Powder - 2tsp
Salt to taste & Oil for frying

Cut the liver into small pieces, mix well with a pinch of chilly powder, turmeric and salt and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, when it splutters add curry leaves, onion, ginger and satue for a while. Then add tomatoes and all masala powder and mix well. Then add the liver pieces and deep fry.

When done serve with Steamed rice, Chapathi.

Vegetable/Beef Puffs

Puff pastry sheet - 1
Beef - 1 cup (Boiled & chopped)
Onion -1
Potato - 1 or 2
Carrot - 1 no
Peas - 2 tbs (Fresh peas)
Ginger-Garlic paste - 1tsp
Corriander powder -1 tsp
Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Corriander leaves - few
Garam masala - a pinch (Optional)
Salt to taste
Oil for sauteing

Heat oil in a pan add onion, ginger-garlic paste and saute for few minutes until onion turns transparent. Then add chopped beef, carrot, mashed potato, peas &  all spices and cook until it becomes soft. Add corriander leaves mix it well. Remove from fire and let it cool.

Cut puff sheets into 5 pieces unfold the layers and stuff with the filling & seal the sides with
water or oil.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees & place the puffs in a baking tray. Bake them until golden brown.

Serve hot with Sauce