Coconut Snow Balls


It's Festive time and am glad to show you this simple and easy recipe. These Coconut Snow Balls aka Truffles are so easy to make. This is a Kid's friendly recipe. I made these balls in a simple way, you could stuff these balls with your choice of nuts or flavor with mint or orange peel. I came across this recipe in cookingwithalia channel and decided to make these. People who like coconut, should definitely give this a try! 





To Make This Recipe, You'll Need : 


White chocolate
250 Grams
Desiccated Coconut
50 Grams + extra for rolling the balls
Vanilla Essence
1 Teaspoon
Heavy Cream/ Whipping Cream
75ml



Method :

Heat the cream in a sauce pan until it reaches the simmering point, add it to the chopped white chocolate and mix well until it becomes smooth. To this add vanilla essence, coconut powder(50 grams) and mix well again. Refrigerate this coconut ganache mixture for about 1 hour or until its firm to shape them. (I refrigerated it for whole night) 
After refrigeration, remove and make it into equal size of balls and roll them in the coconut powder immediately.



After Refrigeration : 


It's Done !!






 Enjoy !

Notes : 1. Chop the chocolate into fine chunks, so that they'll melt faster.
2.  If your chocolate has not melted and there is no enough heat in the cream , pop it into the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute. You may find the fat getting separated , at this point mix with a spoon swiftly and everything gets set. If you don't have a microwave, do it on the double boiler. 


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Fried Cookies/ Biscuits/ Cut out cookies



Making of  these Fried cookies reminds me of my childhood days. These were prepared during the festive season in the month of December. These are one of my favorites which I'd prefer munch on.  These cookies has got many names, some might even call these as doughnuts. You could also make Kulkuls( shells) with this recipe. Few points to remember, fry on the medium heat, otherwise you'll end up with under cooked cookies. Also the cooking time varies according to the thickness of the cookies. Do not add water while mixing  the ingredients .
So lets start making these simple cookies!






To Make This Recipe You'll Need : 


All purpose Flour/ Maida
2 Cups + extra if needed
Sugar Powder
1 Cup
Sooji Rawa/ Semolina /Bombay Rawa
2 Tablespoons
Eggs
2 Nos
Vanilla Essence
1 Teaspoon
Unsalted Butter
2 Tablespoons
Salt
1 Teaspoon
Oil
To deep Fry






and Oil( No picture)




Method : 

Begin by adding the butter,salt and semolina to the flour. Rub the butter into the flour mixture. (Just like how we do it for the shortcrust recipes).


Now, beat the eggs until it goes pale. To the eggs add the sugar powder and beat well until it gets light and fluffy. Add the vanilla essence to the eggs and the sugar mixture followed by the flour mixture and make it into a Chapati/ Tortilla dough.


Roll out the dough, cut the shapes and deep fry them in the medium hot oil until the biscuits turn golden brown on the outside.


Dust the cookies with the powdered sugar.





Enjoy!

Notes : 1. If 2 cups of flour was'nt enough to make the dough, add enough flour to form a good dough. 
2. Follow the measurements , not the quantities in the pictures. 
3.  I've used ground semolina (I put the semolina in a mixer and blended into even more fine texture)
4.  You could increase the sugar according to your taste.


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Banana Bread/ Cake/ Loaf



This is moist,soft and delish. I never got a No for this bread. As soon as they eat this, they say, Blessy, it's super! It's got that lovely banana flavor.One could use a loaf pan , muffin cups or a cake tin to make this recipe. I personally love the loaf  way! One can substitute half of the All purpose Flour / Maida with Wheat Flour for a healthy version of Banana Bread. Over ripen bananas are the  best for this recipe. Here I have used chocolate chunks for the taste and texture . You could substitute with your own choice of nuts, combination of chocolate chips etc. *Banana and chocolate, whatta lovely combination ya!! 
I wanted to make 2 loaves of Banana Bread, since I dont have 2 loaf tins, I used a square cake tin for the second batch. To make 1 loaf of Banana Bread, measure half the recipe which in given below.


To Make This Recipe You'll Need :


Margarine/Unsalted butter
226 grams
All Purpose Flour/ Maida
3 Cups
Granulated Sugar
2 Cups
Baking Soda
1 ½ Teaspoons
Salt
1 ½ Teaspoons
Vanilla Essence
2 Teaspoons
Milk
½ Cup
Eggs
4 Nos
Banana Puree
6 Bananas
Dark (or) Milk Chocolate Chunks
1 ½ Cups (or) as needed







                                     

Method : 
Begin by beating the butter with sugar until well combined. To the Butter-sugar mixture add the eggs one at a time and mix well. Also add the vanilla essence and mix well.


Now,add the Sifted flour( flour+baking soda+salt) slowly and mix well using a spoon/ whisk or spatula(if using a mixer), add the milk and mix, add the banana puree and mix well with the spoon /whisk or spatula. Now, switch to the mixer(if used in the previous process) and blend everything well . This should take about 1 minute. Do not over mix. Using the mixer is to ensure there are no lumps, less physical work and less time consumption. If your using a whisk/ Spoon or spatula from the beginning , continue with it.


Now add the chocolate chunks, mix well and pour in the prepared loaf pans. 


Bake in the pre-heated oven 160 degrees C for 1 hour. (I pre-heated the oven for about 7 minutes). The loaf tin took extra 15 minutes here. as I put both the tins. If your baking only the loaf , then it would take 1 hour or until the tooth pick comes out clean when inserted in the centre. Remember, each oven's functionality is different. Keep an eye on your bread while you bake. I baked this Banana Bread/ Banana Cake in the OTG Oven.








Enjoy !

Notes : 
1.Follow the measurements, not the quantity in the pictures
2. Whisk the butter and sugar until the sugar gets dissolved.
3. If your bread starts browning dark in color on the top, cover it with the aluminium foil after around 30 minutes.
4. New ovens gets preheated quickly and cooks food quickly. So always keep an eye on the bread. Once you understand your oven's functionalities its tension free.Set the temperature, preheat, put the food, set the time and bake!

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Egg Fried Rice


Egg fried rice is a quick and easy recipe. One can make the fried rice with left over rice. Important things to be noted when making fried rice is to have perfectly cooked, non- sticky rice. So pre cook the rice, let it sit in the open air, let the moisture get evaporated before making it. One can also use the regular rice instead of basmati rice. This recipe have no specific measures , you could add all according to your taste. M.S.G (Mono sodium glutamate china salt or tasting salt) , Soy Sauce and Plain Vinegar are suppose to go in with little quantity. You want light flavour of them, not to over power the dish. Many are worried about using the M.S.G. Using it in little quantities won't bring any harm. However families who have kids below 5 years and pregnant woman skip M.S.G in their diet. I  suggest you to do the same though its not proved scientifically about its harmness !! So, lets get back to the recipe! 



To Make This Recipe You'll Need : 

Cooked  Rice

Eggs

Carrots

Green Bell Pepper / Capsicum

Cabbage

Salt

Pepper Powder

M.S.G

Soy Sauce

Plain Vinegar
Oil
Spring onions


























Its better to use Aged Rice . It expands more and does not stick. 





Taste while you cook, don't add seasonings accordingly to this picture. 



And Oil, Vinegar , Spring Onions ( No Pictures) 


Method : 

Begin by beating the eggs , on the other hand heat the kadai or wok on a high flame, add around 3 tablespoons of oil ( coat the whole kadai or wok with the oil), let the oil heat up and add the beaten egg mixture. Let it get cooked slightly and gently fold in the egg mixture as shown in the pictures below and gently scramble it. ( Now, you could season your eggs with salt and pepper )


Add, the veggies to the cooked egg quickly (work fast, your on high flame ) toss them for 1 minute, now decrease the flame to low, cook the veggies with the lid covered for about 2 minutes if your not used to eat semi cooked veggies. Next add the cooked rice, followed by salt, pepper, M.S.G, Soy sauce and Vinegar. Toss well together (High flame again). Check for seasonings and serve !! 



Mix well , add spring onions ( my favorite) :) .... Serve !!!