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Gottu Chithraji!! thanks
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)
Eggless Doughnuts - Essentially a Bakery Item & hence is here !
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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.
Thanks Chithraji for the eggless cookie recipe!! Looks like just sent for me!!I will try the recipe and give you the feedback.
Eggless Chocolate Cake with Curds - with topping !
Maida - 2 cups
Salt - ¼ tsp
Cocoa - 3 tsp
Sodabicarb - 1 ¼ tsp
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.
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.
Apple Pie - Serve this with Ice cream, let people think you are a great Chef !
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Apple Pie using Food Processor
Apple pie one of the simple dishes using shortcrust pastry, that can be baked at home.
Flour - 200 gms
Cold Butter - 100 gms
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Salt - a pinch
Ice water - to mix the dough
Apples - 2, medium
Sultanas - 1 tbsp ( optional)
Sugar - ½ cup
Flour - 2 tbsp
Butter - 2 tbsp
Nutmeg powder - ½ tsp
Cinnamon powder - ½ tsp
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.
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,
The pleasure is not in eating !
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,
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!
Simple recipe request!!
May I request for a baked potato roast recipe from the scratch??
Thanks and Rgds