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Showing posts with label bake. Show all posts

Sunday, 15 April 2018


poila boishakh, nabonorsho, cake art, fondant
Poila Boishakh theme cake

Subho nabobarsho 1425…..poila boisakh means Bengali new year started today. This day obviously very special to all Bengali. Actually Bengalis are very fond of food and festival and we wait throughout the year for our famous Durgapuja. But we have lots of occasions to celebrate with some sumptuous food and rituals. Poila boisakh is just one of them. In Bengali we have a famous proverb “bangalir baro mas e tero parbon”(in 12 months Bengalis have 13 festivals) and Poila Boisakh is the first festival of the year. How we celebrate this day…..generally in Bengal in this day maximum shops start their new account with some puja, which is called khata puja and that khata (book of account) is very special, that comes with red cover and knot with a thread, called ‘kheror khata’. Now a days so many people stay out of Bengal for their jobs. So they always try to make a gathering with their Bong friends with some cultural programmes.
Nabo Borsho theme cake toppings created with fondant

Crafting Nabo Borsho theme cake



Nabo borsho themed cake art with fondant
Poila Boishakh/ Nabo borsho theme cake art

For the last 10 years I am also out of Bengal, even out of India. So we also celebrate our Poila Boisakh with some bong friends with some mouthwatering dishes. And this time I made a cake on Poila Boisakh theme, where I tried to present few stuffs related to the occasion. As the gathering was arranged with the famous pot-luck concept, along with my cake, there were many mouthwatering traditional Bengali dishes brought by my friends. The menu includes dimer devil, Bengali pulao, chicken curry, mutton curry, bhapa ilish, amer chatni. The food was well accompanied by famous Bong adda with card games (taser adda). Overall, it was a fantastic day spent with some adorable friends. We enjoyed it thoroughly.
nabo borsho special menu
Poila Boishakh menu; PC: KInjal Mandal

One of the pic in this post is taken by my friend Kinjal.

Subho Naboborsho!!

Thursday, 28 December 2017

A few days ago when I was thinking about what can I try new that is simple but elegant, mouth watering but does not take much effort, I decided to try eggplant rollatini. This veggy dish, with its cheesy goodness of ricotta, mozarella and parmesan turned out to be super hit with my hubby and daughter. Both of them instantly requested me to repeat the dish as soon as possible. The aroma of this Italian delicacy is just irresistible. The mix of baked brinjal with tomato puree and the cheese was complementing each other perfectly. This is a perfect dish to make your children start eating brinjal if they do not like this vegetable. Please let me know how it turned out at your end. 

Ingredients:

Eggplant/brinjal - 1 medium
Salt
Pepper
Ricotta cheese -1 cup
Olive oil -1 tbsp
125 gms canned tomato puree
Chopped parsley-1 tbsp
Minced garlic -3 cloves
Egg - 1
Mozzarella cheese -3/4 cup
Parmesan greeted -1/4 cup




Recipe:

Cut the eggplant stem and end portion.
Cut the eggplant lengthwise  into 1/4 inch thick slices.
Arrange these slices on the baking tray and drizzle some oil’ salt and pepper.
Use baking sheet this time and bake it in 200c for 15 mins in preheated oven.
Take a mixing bowl and put ricotta cheese, chopped garlic, egg, chopped parsley, 1/4 cup mozzarella and Parmesan. 
Now take a bake proof tray and make a bed with tomato.
Take one baked eggplant slice and put some cheese mix and role it and place it on the tomato bed.
Make all of them one by one and place them on the bed.
Then again put some tomato on the eggplant role and cover with the remaining mozzarella.
Bake it again 15/20 mins in 200c.
Serve hot.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

This is a very yummy snacks recipe. First time I made for my daughter’s evening snacks and she liked it. Then I decided to make for one potluck party and there it was finished just like a hot cake. Not only kids’, elders also liked it. Then I decided to share in my blog. Most importantly it is very healthy and low calorie snacks because it is baked and made with lot of vegetables.
Actually “canapĂ©” is a small piece of bread with some savory toppings, served with drinks at party. This is generally a cracker topped and a type of finger food.
bread canapes with mixed vegetablr
Mixed Vegetables Bread Canapes

Ingredients:

Bread slices – 12 pcs
Chopped onion – 1tbsp
Chopped tomato without seeds – 1 tbsp
Chopped capsicum – 1tbsp
Chopped carrot – 1 tbsp
Sweet corn – 1tbsp
Chopped parsley – 1tsp
Chilli flakes – 1tsp or as per taste
Black pepper powder – as per taste
Salt
Grated cheese – 4/5 tbsp
Butter – 1 tbsp
Tomato ketch up – 3tbsp
Oregano – ½ tsp
Black olives – 6/7 slices
Oil – for brushing
yummy snacks recipe with bread and mixed vegetables
Mixed Vegetables Bread Canapes

Recipe:

1.      Take a bowl and put butter, 1tbsp tomato ketch up and grated cheese 1 tbsp and mix together. This is the spread.
2.      Take another mixing bowl and put all chopped vegetables, parsley, chilli flakes, pepper powder, salt, oregano and mix well. This is the filling of canapĂ©s.
3.      Now cut the bread slices in round shape with the help of a sharp edge glass or bowl or cookie cutter if you have.
4.      Now take half of the slices and cut the middle of the piece in round shape with the help of a smaller cookie cutter or sharp edged bowl. This will look like donut or a disc with a whole.  
5.      So you will get six pairs from 12 bread slices. Each pair will have once round shaped slice and one donut or disc shaped slice.
6.      Take one bread slice and spread the ketchup – butter spread prepared earlier.
7.      Now keep one disc slice on the bread and put some filling in the middle of the disc. Just lightly press once with your palm from top otherwise there will be a chance to detach both slices.
8.      Make more 5 canapes like this way.
9.      On the top of the canapes put some grated cheese and place an olive slice.
10.  Now brush some oil on the edges of the bread.
11.  Bake them into 200c preheated oven for 8/10 minutes or till the breads turn golden.
12.  Serve hot.



Sunday, 24 September 2017

Mango Baked Yogurt, this in a dessert with mango flavor and made of curd. Everybody knows that “Mishti Doi” is a very famous Bengali dessert. But this baked yogurt and mishit doi is fully different. I am saying this because I heard many people saying that both are same, but making process and taste both are fully different. I hope all will enjoy this easy recipe. And the actual cooking time is only 40 seconds, so I guess one of the quickest dessert recipe you can think of. I believe my recipes are always very easy but tasty and this time I am sharing one of my very easy and yummy dessert recipe. Hope you all will love it.
According to ingredients the below recipe will be for 4 persons.
Preparation time 5 minutes and cooking time only 40 seconds.

Ingredients:

Hung curd – 1 cup
Condense milk – 1 cup
Cornflour – 1tbsp
Mango pulp – 2-3tbsp
Mint leaves – for garnish
mishti doi or baked yogurt with mango
Mango Baked Yogurt

Recipe:

1. Take a mixing bowl and add condense milk and hung curd.
2.  Mix it very well with a whisker.
3.  Add corn flour and mix, don’t allow to make a lump.
4.  Add mango pulp, here I had used canned mango pulp.
5.  Mix well and you should get a smooth texture.
6.  Now take an individual dessert bowl and for this quantity you should need 4 bowls.
     Pour the mixture and keep it in microwave. Switch on the oven in micro mode full power for 40 seconds.
8.  Open the microwave door and if you can see the bubbles in edges of the bowls that means your baked yogurt is ready and immediately take out from the oven.
9. Garnish with mint leaves.


Let me know how did it turn out at your end. If you like the recipe, please let me know through comment or share in social media.

Checkout my other dessert recipes by clicking here. You can find more Bengali dessert recipes here.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Ingredients:

Whole wheat – 1 cup
Vegetable oil – 1/3 1/3 cup
Jaggery powder – ¼ cup
Sugar powder – ¼ cup
Butter milk – ½ cup
Hot water – ½ cup
Baking powder – 1tsp
Baking soda – ½ tsp
Grated fresh ginger – 1 tbsp
Crushed black pepper – ½ tsp
Cinnamon powder – ¼   tsp
Clove powder – ¼ tsp
Salt – ¼ tsp

Eggless ginger cake with cinnamon and clove powder
Eggless Ginger Cake

Recipe:

1.      Take a large mixing bowl and mix all dry ingredients like whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder, clove powder, crushed black pepper, salt and grated ginger.
2.      Sieve it once.
3.      Take another mixing bowl and mix oil, butter milk, jaggery and sugar powder with a spatula.
4.      Then add all dry ingredients and mix gently with one side direction.
5.      The batter should be ribboning. At this stage add some hot water to make the batter consistency ribboning.
6.      Now take a greased cake tin and pour the batter.

7.      Bake it in preheated oven at 180c for 25 -30 minutes.

Please let me know how it turns out. Happy baking. ...  J

Friday, 5 June 2015


Ingredients for Zebra Cake:

Flour – 1 cup
Butter – 50 gms
Egg – 2
Sugar – ½ cup
Coco powder – 1 tbsp
Chocolate essence – few drops
Vanilla essence – few drops
Milk

cake with zebra stripe
Zebra Cake

Recipe of Zebra Cake:

At first grind the sugar and keep aside.
Now take a mixing bowl and put butter and sugar powder and beat well. Then add an egg and beat it well and add few drops of vanilla essence.
Now take a mixing bowl and mix 1 cup of regular flour and baking powder.
Add this flour into beaten egg and mix well. If you feel the batter is thick, add lukewarm milk. Actually this batter should be ribboning.
Now pre heat the oven in convection mode at 180c for 5 minutes.
Divide the batter in two portions and keep them in two separate bowl.
Now add coco powder and chocolate essence in one bowl and mix it very well.
Now grease the baking tin and pour 2 tbsp white batter and wait for few second. When you see that the batter is spread in the tin, pour 2 tbsp chocolate batter and repeat this process. When two types of batter will is finished take a tooth pick and just cut some line over the batter. The lines make a nice design. Now place it into oven in 180c for 25 minutes.
Take the cake tin and gently prick it with a toothpick from top. If the toothpick comes out clean this indicates that your zebra cake is ready.
After sometime cut the cake and you can see the design like zebra.

Sunday, 15 February 2015


The word Ganache came from a French word “jowl”. This is a glaze made by chocolate and cream and is used for icing or filling of pastry. Ganache is like a sauce in texture and butter is used for extra shiny look. 

In my opinion, Ganache is a very easy and quick way to make a decorative cake. Actually last month I wanted to celebrate my princess' birthday. And I wished to make a birthday cake. But I am not comfortable enough to make a birthday cake. Sometime icing part is very difficult for us, who tries icing cake only for birthdays or any special occasions. Icing needs a bit of regular practice. So I thought of making a ganache cake for my little princess.

Chocolate cake with chocolate ganache
Cake With Chocolate Ganache


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Ingredients for Ganache cake:

For cake:

Regular flour – 1 cup
White oil – ½ cup
Sugar – ½ cup
Coco powder – 2 tbsp
Vanilla essence – few drops
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Egg – 2 pcs

For ganache:

Choco chips or any plain chocolate bar (without dry fruits) – 100 gms
Fresh cream – 100 gms
Butter – 1 tbsp

For decoration:

Strawberry
Cake sprinkles
Gems

v  How to bake chocolate cake:

At first grind sugar and keep aside.

Take a mixing bowl and mix 1 cup of regular flour, coco powder and 1tsp baking powder.

Now take another mixing bowl and put butter and powder sugar and beat well. Then add eggs and beat well. When it starts looking floppy add the flour mixture and mix well with a spatula. This mixing is most important step to make a good cake. It is called fold and the movement should be on the same side (clockwise or anticlockwise).

Now grease the cake mold. Pour the batter in the mold and gently place it into preheated oven in convection mode at 180c for 20 – 25 minutes.

After hearing the beep sound, take a toothpick and gently prick the cake from top. If the toothpick comes out clean this indicates that your cake is ready.

v  How to prepare Ganache:

Take 100 gms choco chips or chocolate bar (I have used choco chips). Then heat 100 ml fresh cream in a pan but do not boil it. So the ratio I used for Ganache is 1:1 for chocolate and cream. When this is slightly hot, add the choco chips and stir it. Remove the pan from the heat and stir. When the chocolate starts melting put 1 tbsp butter. Here butter will give an extra glaze. Your ganache is ready now.

Ganache is not very hot. So you can use it immediately. Now place your cake and take a ladle full of ganache. Pour ganache on the middle of the cake and you will notice that ganache is flowing down from cake and making a design. This will happen because of its texture.

Now, it is time to decorate your cake with fresh strawberries, sprinkles, gems or anything which you like.

Note: For Ganache, the proportion and temperature are very important and differs according to the purpose of use. For my ganache cake, I used 1:1 of chocolate and cream. For a thinner ganache, cream proportion needs to be increased upto 2. Pour the ganache over cake when it is still hot. It should not be too hot as then it will be too loose and will run down the cake. And it should not cool down completely; in that case it will be difficult to pour over the cake smoothly.


Saturday, 3 January 2015


Strawberry flavoured upside down cake
Upside Down Strawberry Cake

Ingredients:

Regular flour – 1 cup
White oil – ½ cup
Sliced strawberry – 1 cup
Sugar – ½ cup
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Egg – 2
Strawberry essence – few drops
Strawberry colour – 1-2 drop (optional)


Strawberry flavoured Upside Down Cake with strawberry
Upside Down Strawberry Cake

Recipe:

At first grind sugar to make sugar powder.
Take a mixing bowl and mix 1 cup of regular flour and 1tsp baking powder.
Now take another mixing bowl and put oil and powder sugar and beat well. Its good to use a beater. Then add eggs and beat well. When it starts looking floppy add strawberry essence and coulour (optional), flour and mix well with a spatula. This mixing is most important step to make a good cake. It is called fold and the movement should be on the same side (clockwise or anticlockwise).
Now grease the cake mold and make a layer with fresh sliced strawberry. Gently pour the batter in the mold above the layer of strawberry slices. Place it into preheated oven in convection mode at 180c for 20 – 25 minutes.
After hearing the beep sound, take a toothpick and gently prick the cake from top. If the toothpick comes out clean this indicates that your upside down cake is ready.

Now turn over the cake on a plate. As a result the strawberry layer will come on top. This is the specialty of upside down cake; the bottom side will come on top unlike other cakes. 

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

 
muffins prepared with oats flour and applice
Oats Apple Muffins

Ingredients:

Regular flour – ½ cup
Oats – ½ cup
Chopped apple – 1 cup
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Egg – 2 pcs
Butter – ½ cup
Sugar – ½ cup
Vanilla essence
Cinnamon powder – 1 tsp

Recipe:

At first, grind the oats to make oats flour.
Now take a mixing bowl and sieve the oats and regular flour, baking powder and cinnamon powder and keep aside.
Then take a mixing bowl and beat the sugar and butter. After 2-3 minutes add two eggs and whisk it. When you feel that it has become flappy, add vanilla essence and two types of flour, baking powder and cinnamon powder. Mix it properly. This is the most important step of making cake.
Now take the chopped apples and toss it with 1 tsp regular flour. then mix it with the batter.
Now take muffins mold and pour the cake batter and place it in the preheated oven in 180c for 20 minutes.

When time is over, take a muffin and gently prick it from top with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean this indicates that your muffins are ready.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

simple cake with vanilla essence
Simple Vanilla Cake

Ingredients:

Flour – 1 cup
Baking powder 1 – tsp
Butter – 50 gms
Egg – 2
Sugar – ½ cup
Vanilla essence

Recipe:

At first grind the sugar and keep aside.
Now take a mixing bowl and put butter and sugar powder and beat well. Then add an egg and beat it well and add few drops of vanilla essence.
Now take a mixing bowl and mix 1 cup of regular flour and 1 – tsp baking powder.
Add this flour into beaten egg and mix well. If you feel the batter is thick you can add lukewarm milk. Actually this batter should be ribboning.
Now pre heat the oven in convection mode 180c for 2 – 3 minutes.
Now grease the baking tin and pour the batter and place it into oven in 180c for 25 minutes.

Take the cake tin and gently prick it with a toothpick from top. If the toothpick comes out clean this indicates that your cake is ready. 

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Easy Christmas palm cake recipe
Christmas Palm Cake

Ingredients:

Regular flour – 1 cup
Egg – 2
Butter – 50 gms
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Sugar – ½ cup
Vanilla essence 2–3 drops
Rum – ½ cup
Cinnamon powder ¼ tsp
Nutmeg powder ¼ tsp
Chopped dry fruits and jelly belly
Grated orange zest ½ tsp

Easy palm cake recipe with rum
Easy Palm Cake Recipe

Recipe:

Soak the chopped dry fruits like dark and light raisons, nuts and jelly belly and grated orange zest.
 Now grind the sugar and keep aside.
Take a mixing bowl and mix 1 cup of regular flour and 1tsp baking powder. Sieve it well and add cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder.
Now take another mixing bowl and put butter and powder sugar and beat well. Then add eggs and beat well. When it starts looking floppy add vanilla essence, flour, soaked dry fruits and orange zest and mix well with a spatula. This mixing is most important step to make a good cake. It is called fold and the movement should be on the same side (clockwise or anticlockwise).
 Now grease the baking tin and pour the batter and place it into preheated oven in convection mode at 180c for 25-30 minutes.

After hearing beep sound. take a toothpick and gently prick the cake from top. If the toothpick comes out clean this indicates that your palm cake is ready. 

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

easy Banana Loaf recipe in microwave
Banana Loaf

Ingredients:

All-purpose flour – 1 cup
Ripe banana – 2
Egg – 2
Butter – ½ cup
Sugar – ½ cup
Baking powder – 1tsp
Vanilla essence

Recipe:

At first grind the sugar and keep aside.
Smash the bananas to make a smooth paste and keep aside. It is better to use a blender
Now take a mixing bowl and put butter and sugar powder and beat well. Then add eggs and beat well and add few drops of vanilla essence.
Take a mixing bowl and mix 1 cup of regular flour and baking powder.
Now, slowly add this flour into beaten eggs and mix well. And at last add the smashed banana and mix well. If you feel the batter is thick you can add lukewarm milk. Actually this batter should be ribboning.
Now pre heat the oven in 180c for 2 minutes.
Grease the baking tin and pour batter and place it into oven in 180c for 20 minutes.
Take out the cake tin and gently prick it with a toothpick from top. If the toothpick comes out clean this indicates that your banana loaf is ready.