Showing posts with label Fruits. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fruits. Show all posts

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Strawberry Scones





Ingredients:
Self raising flour-200g
Butter-40g
Salt-pinch
Sugar-1tbsp(optional)
Natural yoghurt-125ml
Strawberries-10-12
Milk to glaze

Method:
1.Preheat the oven to 220'c/gas 7/425'F,place a ungreased baking sheet to heat up in the oven.
2.Add the flour, salt,sugar and butter in a bowl,mix with hands until the mixture turns into crumbs.Now mix yoghurt gently and make a dough.
3.Chop the strawberries roughly  and keep it aside
4.Knead the dough lightly on a floured surface to make a smooth dough,mix the berries gently into dough,make a free-form balls on a palm.
5.Gently lift the scones onto preheated baking sheet. Brush the tops with milk and bake for 7-10 minutes until the scones are risen and  golden brown on top.
6.Cool on  a wire rack.Serve with Butter or jam.
Note:
1.You can use any fruits of your choice.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Fresh Fruit Flapjacks



Ingredients:
Raspberries or Blueberries or other soft fruit-1/2cup/(i have used raspberries)
Wholemeal flour-3tbsp
Caster sugar-2tbsp
Oats-3tbsp
Butter-3tbsp 

Method:
1.Take any soft fruit  squash them lightly on a plate  and keep it aside.
2.Take a bowl mix wheat flour,caster sugar,oats and butter and rub them
 in your finger until it becomes crumbly.
3.Grease a loaf tin,put half of the crumbly mixture into loaf tin and press
 it down firmly,now spread the squashed raspberries evenly.
4.Pour the remaining crumbly mixture on top of raspberries and pat it evenly
all over, nice and hard.
5.Tranfer the flapjack loaf tin  into preheated oven at 180'C for 20 minutes.
6. When it is cooked,leave it to cool flapjack completely before cutting into slices.
Note:1.This dish can be frozen for up to one month.
2.This flapjack is ideal for kids lunch box snack.
3.You can use any soft fruit of your choice.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Strawberry Cake


Ingredients:
Plain flour-200gms
Caster sugar-150gms
Oil-100ml
Yoghurt-1/2cup
Eggs-2
Strawberries-10-12
Baking powder-2tsp
Vanilla essence-1tsp



Method:
1.Wash and squash the strawberries roughly and keep it aside.
2.Sift baking powder and flour and keep it aside.
3.In a bowl mix oil,sugar and eggs with vanilla essence and beat nicely.
4.Now add  yoghurt and  mix throughly with wooden spatula or hand mixer.
5.Add flour part by part and mix gently with wooden spatula or hand mixer.
6.Now add squashed berries and mix gently into the mixture.
7.Transfer the mixture to greased and dusted square cake tin and bake in a
preheated oven at 180'c for 30-35 minutes.Take out and cool and cut into square's.
Note:To check whether the cake is done,insert tooth pic or knife into cake, if the knife comes out clean then the cake is done if not bake for another 5-10minutes.

You can use the same batter to make muffins,instead of cake tin use muffin tin,line the muffin case and pour the batter into each case and bake as normal but time may vary so first keep it for 10minutes then you can increase further 5-10 minutes until muffins are done.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Chunky Strawberry Jam


Bread and Jam who wouldn't like it,its every child's favourite snack to eat right..So what better than homemade jam,which is very easy,tasty and healthy to make at home because you can customise sugar addition according to your taste and preference,takes only few minutes to prepare.I have used few raspberries for flavour and colour.It can be prepared with any kind of fruit you like..It can be stored upto one week in the fridge.
 
 


Ingredients:
15-20 strawberries, chopped
Raspberries,few (optional)
1/2 cup sugar or to taste
2tsp tablespoons lemon juice

Method:
 1.Place the strawberries and raspberries into a deep saucepan. Using a masher,squash the strawberries roughly. Add sugar and lemon juice and stir lightly.
 2.Place saucepan on the stove top and heat over low  medium heat until  the mixture becomes thick and glossy.Remove from heat and let cool about 5 minutes.
 3.Pour jam into a jar and chill for at least 1 hour.This will last upto 1 week if you keep in the fridge.


4.Serve with any kind of  bread,perfect for breakfast.

Friday, 25 March 2011

Fruit Chaat



Fruit chaat is a very tasty and healthy way to eat fruits and encourage to add fruits to our daily diet(5 a day) regularly.You can prepare this chaat with Any fruits you like apple,banana,pear,grapes,pineapple,watermelon,papaya etc...


Ingredients:
1 bowl of mixed fruits,cut into bite size pieces(don't chop finely)
1tsp-honey
1/2tsp-chaatmasala
1/4tsp- chilli powder
1/4tsp-blackpepper powder
1/4tsp-black salt
1tsp-lemon juice


Method:
Mix every thing with fruits and serve immediately.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Pancake with Carmelised Apples



Ingredients:
Flour-150gms
Eggs-2
Baking powder-1tsp
Milk-150ml-200ml
Salt-pinch
Sugar-1tbsp
Zest of orange-1tsp
Butter/oil for frying


Method:
Mix everything like a dosa batter consistency.
Heat a non stick pan,add 1 or 2tsp of sunflower oil.
Pour 2tbsp of batter and allow to spread itself.
Cook on both sides until golden brown.


Carmelised Apples
Ingredients:
Apples-2,thinnly sliced
Light brown sugar(muscavado)-2tbsp
Cinnamon powder-1/2tsp
Butter-1tbsp


Method:
Heat a pan add butter when it melts add sliced apples and sugar,
mix well closed the lid and on a low medium flame.
When apples becomes nearly soft and brownish,take out from the flame.
serve warm on pancakes.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Apricot Bars



Ingredients:
Dried apricots,chopped-175g
Unsweetened orange juice-4tbsp
Margarine,melted-6tbsp
Honey-6tbsp
Semolina flour or fine semolina-50g
Plain flour-125g+2tbsp

Method:
1.Cook chopped apricots with orange juice in a pan and simmer for 5 minutes,drain if the juice is not absorbed by the fruit.
2.Heat the margarine and honey in a pan until melted,add semolina and plain flour and mix well.
3.Lightly grease a small square cake tin or loaf tin,press half of the semolina mixture into the base of the prepared tin.
4.Spoon on the fruit mixture evenly and top with the remaining semolina mixture,covering the fruit completely.
5.Bake at 200'C/400'F/Gas6 for 35minutes until risen and golden brown.
6.Cool for 5 minutes in the tin, then cut into bars,again leave the bars to cool on a wire rack completely and serve.



Sunday, 18 April 2010

Apple Cake

Apple Cake is a versatile dessert, you can use any fruits like pears,strawberrys,blueberry and raspberry etc.
Dorset apple cake and Somerset apple cakes are the traditional forms of this cake,respectively from Dorset and Somerset,England.It is a English country style,rustic cake...Hope you enjoy my simple and easy version....





Ingredients:

Apple-3-4(peeled,cored and diced)any apples,i have used royal gala
Plain flour-1cup
Eggs-2
Sugar-6tbsp
Salt pinch
Butter-4tbsp(soft)
Baking powder-2tsp
Cinnamon powder-1/2tsp
Nutmeg powder-1/2tsp
Custard/whipped cream to serve
Icing sugar for dusting


Method:
1.Sift plainflour with baking powder and salt.
2.Blend butter and sugar until soft and creamy with a wooden spoon.
3.Add eggs one by one blend nicely with wooden spoon.
4.Now add sifed plain flour to the mixture part by part mix well.
5.Add diced apples and cinnamon powder,mixwell,tranfer the mixture into 
greased square cake tin.
6.In a preheated oven at 180'C for 30-35 minutes.
7.Remove from the oven, leave it to cool on a wire rack.
8.Dust with icing sugar,serve with custard or whipped cream.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Strawberry Milkshake








Ingredients:

Strawberries-10-12,chopped roughly

Strawberry jam-1tbsp

Cold milk-2glasses

Sugar to taste

Cream-1tbsp(optional)

Crushed ice(optional)

Method:

1.First blend the strawberries then add all the ingredients blend until nice and frothy.

2.Pour into glasses and serve.


Sunday, 3 January 2010

Apple Crumble




Ingredients:

Apple-3(any variety,i have used royal gala)
Brown sugar-6tsp
Lemon-1
water-11/2cup

For crumble:

Oats-3/4cup
Plain flour-1/2cup
Butter-2tbsp
Desiccated coconut-1/2cup
Brown sugar-1/2cup
Dry fruits-1/2cup

Method:

1. Slice the apples,in a vessel,add apples, brown sugar,juice of
one lemon and water,cook until apples become soft.

2. In a bowl mix oats,plain flour,butter, brown sugar,dessicated
coconut and dry fruits.

3. Arrange the apple slices in a greased baking dish,then top
it with crumble mixture.

4. Bake in a preheated oven at 180'C for 20minutes.

5. Serve warm with yogurt or ice cream.





Sunday, 27 December 2009

Figs with Yogurt



Ingredients:

Greek yogurt-1cup

fresh figs-2,chopped

hand ful of raisins and chopped walnuts

honey-2tsp

Method:

1.In a bowl add yoghurt,honey and chopped figs mixwell.

2.In a serving bowl add yoghurt mixture topped with raisins and chopped walnuts.

3.Serve chilled.


 
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Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Banana Cake




Ingredients:

75gms-Butter
150gms-Brown sugar
175gms-Maida/plain flour
1 1/2tsp-Baking powder
2-Eggs
2tbsp-Milk
1/4cup- Raisins
1/4cup-Walnuts
2tsp-Lime/Lemon juice
2-3-Ripen banana's

Method:

Mash the banana's like a paste and keep aside.

In a bowl beat butter and brownsugar in a wooden spoon or an electric blender.

Add eggs, one by one continue blending and add mashed banana's blend well.

Now add flour in two parts,blend well,if it is thickens add milk.

Add dry fruits blend well and pour into greased loaf cake tin.

Bake in a preheated oven at 180'C for 50 minutes.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Pineapple chaat



Ingredients:

1cup-Pineapple,chopped

1tsp-Green chutney

Salt to taste

1/2tsp-Chaat masala

1tsp-Lemon juice


Method:


In a bowl mix all the ingredients.Serve immediatly.

Sunday, 13 September 2009

pomogranate shrikand


INGREDIENTS

Greek-style yoghurt-1cup
milk- 1/4cup
saffron threads-½ tsp
icing sugar, or to taste
cardamom powder-1/4tsp
chopped unsalted pistachios-2 tbsp
flaked or sliced almonds-2 tbsp
pomegranate seeds

Method

1. Line a large sieve with a double layer of paper kitchen roll. Place a bowl under the sieve and pour in the yoghurt. Refrigerate for as long as possible to allow the liquid to drain off the yoghurt. This will take a minimum of 5-6 hours.

2. Heat a little milk in a small pan. Place two teaspoons of the milk into a small bowl and crumble the saffron strands into it (the rest of the milk can be used in another dish). Allow the saffron to infuse the milk for about ten minutes using the back of a spoon to crush the saffron further into the milk.

3. Remove the yoghurt from the fridge (the liquid in the bowl below can be discarded). Sift the sugar into the thickened yoghurt, then add the saffron milk and ground cardamom. Cover and chill in the fridge.

4. To serve, divide the yoghurt among four bowls and garnish with the nuts and pomegranate seeds.

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Rasayana



Ingredients:
Ripe bananas – 5 to 6
Grated coconut – 2 tbsp
Jaggery powder – 2 tbsp
Sugar/ honey – 1 tsp
Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp
Ghee (melted) – 1tsp

Method:
1. Cut bananas in to roundels
2. Add all the ingredients with bananas and mix well.

Melon Shake



Ingredients:
Melon (cubed) – 1 cup
Milk – 2 cups
Sugar to taste
Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp

Method:
Blend everything in a blender, serve chill.

Chocolate Banana Shake



Ingredients:
Banana – 2
Chocolate sauce – 2 tbsp
Milk – 2 tbsp
Sugar – 2 tbsp

Method:
1. First blend the banana, chocolate sauce and sugar into smooth consistency
2. Add milk and blend well
3. Serve chilled

Thursday, 23 April 2009

DATE'S SHAKE




Ingredients:


Dates-12,pitted


Milk-3cups


Vanilla icecream-2scoops


Vanilla essence-3drops


Sugar-2tsp(optional)


Method:


Blend everything in a blender.Serve chilled in glasses.

Monday, 13 April 2009

Blueberry Cake







Ingredients:
100gms-Plainflour
100gms-Castersugar
100gms-Butter
2-Eggs
3-4-Drops of vanilla essence
1tsp-Baking powder
1cup-blueberries

Method:
1.In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar with blender.
2.Add eggs one by one and mix well.Add vanilla essence.
3.Add flour in two parts,blend well.Add blueberries and mix gently with wooden spoon.
4.Transfer the batter to greased loaf tin.
5.Bake in a preheated oven for 50-60 minutes at 170'C-180'C.