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  1. Seetha3

    Seetha3 Senior IL'ite

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    Gottu Chithraji!! thanks

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    Chitvish Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Viennese Walnut Cookies - eggless, this is !

    Flour - 1 ½ cups

    Butter - ½ cup

    Sugar - 1/3 cup

    Salt - ¼ tsp

    Vanilla - 1 tsp

    Finely chopped walnuts - 1 1/3 cup

    Cream together butter, sugar, salt & vanilla.

    Blend in flour & walnuts, using hands to form the dough into a ball.

    Chill for 30 mins.

    Roll on lightly floured board to a little less than ¼ “ thickness.

    Cut with 2” cutter.

    Bake on ungreased baking sheet at 350 degrees (180 degrees C) for 10-12 mts, until very lightly brown.

    Cool on a wire rack.

    Makes 50 biscuits.

    If preferred sandwich with butter icing ( cream together 50 gms butter & 100 gms icing sugar)
    viennese walnut biscuits.JPG
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2010
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    Chitvish Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Eggless Doughnuts - Essentially a Bakery Item & hence is here !

    For SBS photos, please go to
    http://www.indusladies.com/forums/966557-post13.html

    Maida - 2 heaped cups+1/4 cup

    Milk - Slightly less than 1 cup

    Salted butter - ¼ cup

    Fresh yeast - 1 tbsp

    Baking powder - ¾ tsp


    Sugar - 1/4 cup


    Salt &. any jam


    Powdered sugar - 1/2 cup


    Oil - to fry

    Heat the milk & pour over ¼ cup sugar & !/4 cup salted butter.

    Let cool to room temperature.

    Meanwhile add 1 tbsp fresh yeast with little sugar to ¼ cup warm water & sprinkle ½ tsp maida & keep for 10 mts.

    Add this & 2 cups maida to milk mixture.

    Beat well after each cup.

    Let rise until double in bulk.

    Now add 1/4 tsp salt & 3/4 tsp baking powder to ¼ cup maida, mix well & add to the dough.

    Let rise again.

    Roll, make small balls with a little jam inside.

    Deep fry & coat with powdered sugar.

    The oil should be hot & the frying quick.


    The colour is rich brown.


    Cool a little & then eat – otherwise it may be “doughy” inside.

    This makes about 20 doughnuts.


    The dough is a little messy to handle, but keep a cup of water near & keep immersing your hand in water to manage the dough.
     
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    Seetha3 Senior IL'ite

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    Thanks Chithraji for the eggless cookie recipe!! Looks like just sent for me!!I will try the recipe and give you the feedback.


    Seetha
     
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    Eggless Chocolate Cake with Curds - with topping !

    Sieve together:

    Maida - 2 cups

    Salt - ¼ tsp

    Cocoa - 3 tsp

    Sodabicarb - 1 ¼ tsp

    Other ingredients:

    Sugar - 1 ¼ cups

    Curd - 1 ¼ cup

    Odourless oil - 125 ml

    Vanilla essence - 1 tsp

    To the sieved ingredients, add sugar, curd, oil & essence.

    Blend everything Till smooth.

    Bake at 350 degrees F ( 180 degrees C) for 30-45 mts or till done.

    Topping:

    Cashew - ¼ cup, coarsely powdered

    Maida - 1/3 cup

    Powdered sugar - ½ cup

    Butter - ¼ cup, heaped

    Mix together & spread on the cake with a palette knife.

    Put in the oven for about 10 mins till done.
    choc cake.jpg

    Eggless Cake.jpg
     
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    Apple Pie - Serve this with Ice cream, let people think you are a great Chef !

    Please go to
    Apple Pie using Food Processor

    Apple pie one of the simple dishes using shortcrust pastry, that can be baked at home.

    Pastry:

    Flour - 200 gms

    Cold Butter - 100 gms

    Sugar - 1 tbsp

    Salt - a pinch

    Ice water - to mix the dough

    Filling:

    Apples - 2, medium

    Sultanas - 1 tbsp ( optional)

    Sugar - ½ cup

    Flour - 2 tbsp

    Butter - 2 tbsp

    Nutmeg powder - ½ tsp

    Cinnamon powder - ½ tsp

    Pastry:

    Mix flour, salt & sugar together.

    Add cold butter cut into pieces to the above &mix them both to breadcrumb consistency.

    This should be done thoroughly – if you have a pastry cutter or a whisk, use it.

    The idea is to aerate the mixture so that the pastry will be crisp.

    Add ice water – enough for the mixture to just hold together.

    Do not knead it much, just lightly.

    Make into bigger & smaller portions.

    This amount is correct for a 8” pie dish.

    Lightly flour the surface & roll the bigger portion into a circle 10” diameter.

    Fit it into the pie dish so that the sides are also lined with the pastry.

    Keep it in the fridge for 30 mts.

    Roll the smaller part into a small circle, cut into ¼ “ strips & refrigerate them also.

    Peel, core & slice or grate the apples.

    It is preferable to grate them eventhough slicing gives an attractive look.

    Mix flour, sugar, spices & sultanas in a bowl.

    Stir in the apples.

    Take out the pie dish & pour the filling into the dish.

    Dot with butter all over.

    Place the strips on it criss cross.

    Bake at 375 – 400egrees F for about 45 mts or till the strips turn brown & apple juice starts bubbling through.

    Cut into wedges & servw with ice cream.


    Given below is the photo of apple pie.
    Mini apple pie is easy to serve.
    mini applepie.jpg
    apple pie-baked.jpg
     
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    doughnuts

    Chithra,
    Yummy recipes and the apple pie pic makes it so tempting! I don't take the trouble to bake - there are good patisseries close by, so who will make the effort! But doughnuts I must attempt to make - it seems so easy! Or perhaps u make it seem that way cos ur such a good cook.
    Will send u feedback after making and eating the doughnuts,
    Sharada
     
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    The pleasure is not in eating !

    Dear Sharada,
    Thanks for your mail. The pleasure of baking is not only in the eating, but in the aroma that fills the house ! Last evening my whole flat was filled with the aroma of cinnamon, so pleasant ! Probably that also is a part of the energy, Varalotti talks about in his new thread !
    3 days back, we went to Pizza Hut where we ordered apple pie with icecream - the
    amount served was ridiculously small, compared to the amount they charged. So yesterday I tried applepie with a " vengeance" & realised that for a fraction of the amount, we all ate applepie to our heart's content (or stomach's content ?!).
    Now, I am sure you are going to send me the feedback for applepie as well !
    Love & regards,
    Chithra.
     
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    The aroma, the baking and the satisfaction of "homemade" seeps through your writing Chithra! Why don't u start a parcel service - and my name will be on top of the list. Frankly I like the eating part best - the making I'll leave to experts like u, and after a lot of dilly-dallying I might try out a few recipes!
    Sharada
     
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    Simple recipe request!!

    Hi Mrs.Chithra,

    May I request for a baked potato roast recipe from the scratch??

    Thanks and Rgds
     
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