Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Pasta Cooked In White Sauce


Hello. I prepared this recipe for the first time. I invented this recipe today. When ever I prepared cream of any soup the basic is to fry garlic , maida, salt  in butter and milk is a must. I did the same here. But, didnt have any herbs to add. So, I added the Domino's pizza topping here and that came out really well. 

I have used Britannia Masala Mania Cheese cube here. You can also use plain cheese.

pasta - 1 cup
cheese - 1 cube 
salt to taste
Oragano powder - 2 pacs
Red chillie flakes - 2 pacs
butter - 4 tbsp
maida - 2 tbsp
oil - 1 tsp
garlic - 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
milk - 1 cup

- bring water to boil. Add the pasta
- add 1 tsp of oil to it.
- cook for 3 - 4 mins
- drain. 
- again add cold water to the cooked pasta and allow that to stand for 5 mins. By doing this the pasta wouldn't stick to each other

- to prepare the sauce add butter in a pan
- add the garlic flakes and fry
- add the maida and salt and fry till the maida forms a nice paste
- add milk and mix well
- add the oragano powder and chili flakes
- add the cheese cubes
- drain the pasta and add  them to this mixture
- give it one good stir. serve.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Egg Appam


Appam batter - 2 cups
Egg - 3

- heat a appam kadai
- pour  the batter and swirl like an appam
- immediately break open an egg
- close the kadai with an lid
- cook and then then remove.

- Serve Hot.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

5 Min Microwave Cake



4 tbsp flour
4 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
2 tbsp whisked egg
3 tbsp milk
3 tbsp oil
3 tbsp chocolate chips
a drop of vanilla essence.

- mix flour, sugar,cocoa powder and mix well
- Add the egg and combine well. It gets pretty pasty at the point.
- Stir in milk and oil.
- Add chocolate chips and splash of vanilla. Stir well.
- Microwave for 3 - 4 mins at high. 

My microwave high is at 800W . SO I baked this cake for 4 mins at high.

This cake is still good half an hour out of the oven. In fact, I think it gets better the longer it sits, but I can't speak to how it does after that, since there's never any left!


Monday, August 1, 2011

Lemon Drizzle Cake


Butter - 100 gms
all purpose flour - 100 gms
sugar - 100 gms
baking powder - 1/2 cup
grated lemon skin - 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice - 3 tbsp
Icing sugar - 3 tbsp
salt - 1 pinch
Eggs - 3

- seive all purpose flour, salt and baking powder together thrice
- grind sugar to a fine powder
- add the sugar powder and butter and mix well until its creamy
- add the grated lemon and the eggs and beat until they are creamy 
- add the flour little by little and mix in one direction
- mix well 
- grease a baking tray with little butter
- pour the cake mixture and bake for 180 degress for 30 mins or until the tooth pick entered comes out clean.
- Allow that to cool down 
- mix the lemon juice and castor sugar until its well blended
- pour the lemon juice mixture on top of the cake and serve.

Tastes awesome when its warm and served with Coffee / tea..