My Kitchen Prayer

MY KITCHEN IS A HAVEN

THATS MINE AND MINE ALONE

IT BRINGS ME GREATER COMFORT

THAN I HAVE EVER KNOWN

SO LORD I ASK YOU KINDLY

TO BLESS THIS HALLOWED SPOT

WHERE I PERFORM MIRACLES

WITH OVEN, PAN AND POT

PLEASE ALSO BLESS MY COOKING

SO THAT EACH MEAL I MAKE

BRINGS DEEPEST SATISFACTION

TO ALL WHO MIGHT PARTAKE

AND LORD LET ME OFFER

MY WARMEST THANKS TO YOU

FOR GRANTING US OUR DAILY BREAD

AND OTHER BLESSINGS TOO.

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found on the fridge of a friends home….loved it so shared with you :)

Grilled pineapple

 Made grilled pineapple today ….  Used to ask more and more in whichever restaurant they served…. Nailed it finally 😃😃💃💃….Ingredients

One Fresh Pineapple slices bombay cut

Rum 2 tsp/ orange juice

Salt as per taste

Sugar 2 tsp

Red chilli powder

Cinnamon powder 1/2 tsp or as per taste 

Olive oil 2 tbsp

Mix the marination together and coat all the slices with it . 

Keep it in the fridge overnight.

Grill on high flame for 2 -4 min each side covered first and then till the grill marks come.

Yum yum yummy 👌

 

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Eggless Orange Cake

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IMG_7865.JPGHi Friends

Made this cake today for a friend’s Bday :)

The recipe I had seen sometime back on you tube Cook with Priyanka….Thanx for this lovely recipe Priyanka.

The only change I made was I put 1 cup sugar instead of 3/4 cup as in original.

so we need…

Maida 1and 1/2 cup

Baking Powder 1 and 1/2 tsp

Baking soda (meetha soda,cooking soda,soda -bi-carb or Eno salt ) 1/2 tsp

Salt ( a pinch)

Sift together the above ingredients three times with a seive to aerate the mixture and even distribution of baking agents in Maida. Keep aside.

Take the below in a large bowl….

Powdered Sugar 1 cup ( I like my cake sweet )

Canola Oil 1/2 cup

Thick curd ( i used Amul ) 3/4 cup

Orange Juice ( i had Real Orange juice so used that ) 1/2 cup

Yes I have not used any Vanilla Essence here. One can add orange jest if you have orange handy or marmlade 1 tsp too can be used.

Mix together these ingredients .

To the above add Dry mix in three batches.

Bake  it in a preheated oven for 30 min at 180 C . Start checking for doneness after 25 min . You can see mine has browned as Priyanka said 40 min.

My cake in my Panasonic Microwave Oven was done in 30 min. So i believe all ovens work differently.

Any new cake I try I always use Bundt Pan.

I did not glaze my cake.

Enjoy !!!

 

 

 

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I am still learning the ropes to ice a cake …:-P

Eggless chocolate cake in Microwave.

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The  Recipe is time tested and i have taught many to make this foolproof cake.The ingredients you will need are

Maida ( flour ) : 1 and 1/2 cup

Cornflour : 1/4 cup

Cocoa powder 5 tbspoons

Baking powder 1/4 tsp

Eno or soda : 1/2 tsp

Sugar  powder or castor sugar 1 and 1/4 cup

1 cup Milk (mix coffee powder in this for flavor if u like )

3/4 cup sunflower or canola oil

1 cup curd

1 tsp vanilla essence

1 tsp lemon ( if you are using soda and not eno)

1/2 cup mixed dryfruits (like cashew,walnut, hazelnut,raisins etc)

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The key to making this cake is

1.Keep all ingredients on room temperature.

2.Open a new Eno packet but you will need only half for this recipe .

3. Mix dry ingredients first and mix properly with a whisk.

4.Mix all the wet ones in a bowl and beat nicely

5.Add dry mix to wet mix in three portions. Do not overmix. Take care that no lumps are formed. I always use a wired balloon whisk.

6. Add dry fruits at the last after dusting them with 1 tsp maida. You can make muffins too in silicon moulds.You can use Borosil Tray or Tupperware Crystal Wave range of microwave proof vessel.

7. I usually use Multicook for 3/4 batter and with the leftover batter make a small cake in crystal wave or sometimes make muffins in silicon moulds.

8.On Microwave power high in my MW it takes 5 min to cook.Since all MWs have different power please check the rise of cake and insert a knife or stick to check the doneness . U will be happy with the result.

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These are the chocolate balls my kids made by mixing some muffins with chocolate ganache and rolling then in cake decoration and topping with gems. It was very tasty indeed.20141119-153406-56046830.jpg