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Parita from Parita’s World

As promised here is our guest blogger for today Parita from Parita’s World. What a better way to celebrate her 1 year of blogging :) by enjoying a wonderful baked recipe that she has shared with us. Congrats dear and way to go!!

Check her introduction here.

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This is my first guest post ever since i started blogging around a year back. I would like to thank Deepa for giving me this wonderful opportunity!! Thanks love :-) I am sure everyone who have known me and followed my blog know that I am crazy about baking. I live baking, drink baking and sleep baking!! But what many of you dont know is that I dont eat the goodies that I bake, its not like the things i have baked are aweful in taste, infact whenever I have shared my bakes with my colleagues and friends; I have always received fantastic responses. Many of my blogger buddies too have tried out my recipes and it gives me immense pleasure and satisfaction when they email me about how they loved my recipe!!  Strangely enough I am not fond of sweets though I adore chocolates and ice creams, but not cakes or cookies though I bake them every week! Weird isnt it?

Being working women, it is very difficult to balance one’s professional and personal life. After a long tiring day I hardly have energy to cook dinner but if someone requests me to bake, I would say YES without even thinking for a second. Baking for me is very therapeutic, it helps me to de-stress and rejuvenate. I have baked at 1’o clock in the night and even 5 clock in the morning…..yeah thats me passionate about baking!!! When Deepa requested me to write a guest post I immediately knew I would be baking! So when a dear friend requested me to bakes some chocolate muffins for her office party I knew my prayers were answered. So today I represent to you Mini Eggless Chocolate Muffins, eggless baking has always been a challenge for me and I am always on lookout for new eggless recipes and egg substitutes. I have tried baking with banana puree, curd and oil in the past and have got fantastic results! I have just used my Hot chocolate muffins recipe and twisted a bit.

Without any further delay, lets go directly to the recipe. I have made plain chocolate muffins, but you can add some roasted nuts to enhance the flavors!

Mini Eggless Chocolate Muffins – yields 12 muffins


Ingredients:-

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp instant coffee
a pinch of salt
1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla extract

Procedure:-

  • Grease and flour 12 muffin cups or pan.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 C degrees.
  • In a bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, coffee and salt. Mix lightly.
  • Beat sugar and oil together for 2 mins. Add in vanilla extract and mix well.
  • Add in flour mixture along with milk and mix well. If required throw in some roasted walnuts, make sure to roll the nuts in flour before adding into the batter, this will avoid them to sink to the bottom.
  • Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake them for 15 to 18 mins until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  • Enjoy them warm with a glass of milk or some vanilla ice cream.

My friends colleagues loved these and I even got a thank you letter from them! The recipe is full proof and very diverse in nature, you could also throw in some chocolate chips, dry fruits or any nuts, it would work well.

Love Parita

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Thanks so much Parita for such a wonderful and great recipe.. I must say its  perfect for the occassion. Do visit Parita’s World.

Strawberry Cookies

The red, yummy, and desirable fruit —————– Strawberry. I cant get enough of it!! There are so many delicious and lovely recipes you can make with this. In India, the general season for fresh strawberries is the winter season. How could I be left behind from making a lovely dish out of this fruit? I had plans to do a lot of things but specially today evening I had to do something nice. So I decided to make these delectable goodies. These turned out excellent. The flavor of strawberry gave the cookie a terrific taste, which I am cherishing while I write this post.

So enjoy and give this a try this winter!!

Ingredients –

Wheat Flour – 1 ¼ cup
Baking Powder- 1 teaspoon
Salt- ½ teaspoon
Strawberries (chopped and mashed) – 1 cup
Brown Sugar- 6 tablespoon
White Sugar- 3 tablespoon
Unsalted butter (softened) -100 gms
Milk – ¼ cup

 

Procedure -

  • Sieve together the flour, salt and baking powder 2-3 times. Keep it aside.
  • In a bowl mix together the butter, brown sugar, white sugar and with a hand mixer until soft and creamy. Beat till the sugar is properly dissolved.
  • Add the flour mixture and milk gradually till it forms a batter and take care no lumps are formed.
  • Add the mashed strawberries in to the batter and mix well with a spatula.
  • Pre-heat oven to 180° Centigrade.
  • On a non greased cookie sheet or an oven tray evenly place small amount of this mixture with the help of a spoon. Press gently so it forms a cookie shape. Take care that enough space is left between each cookie.
  • Place the tray in the middle and set the oven on both coils. Bake the cookies on 180 degrees Centigrade for 10-15 minutes or till the cookies become golden in color.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven. Let the cookies remain on the tray for 5 minutes. Later transfer them on a wired rack for cooling.

Tips -

I have used wheat flour instead of refined flour/ maida. You may use maida also.
For baking any dish please follow the correct weights and measurements with measuring cups.
Using a wooden spatula will always help.
You may increase the quantity of milk until a dropping consistency.

 

Strawberry

Parle biscuit cake

For a long time I wanted to prepare a cake in a pressure cooker than in an oven, only to try how it comes out. Today it’s a simple day, not any special occasion and ample time. I decided to prepare a simple pressure cooked cake. We generally have parle glucose biscuits in store ;). So I planned to make Parle G cake.

This is my first try, so it could be that there could be additions or subtraction to it as per your need.

Enjoy this simple cake made in a pressure cooker, especially made for people who do not have ovens but love to eat cakes.

Ingredients –

Parle G biscuits (powdered) – 2 cups
Grounded sugar – 1 ½ cups
Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
Vanilla essence – 1 teaspoon
Milk – 1 ½ cups
Dry fruits – of your choice

Procedure –

  • In a bowl mix the powdered biscuits, powdered sugar, and baking powder together.
  • Add milk and vanilla essence and whisk it properly for 2 minutes are so.
  • Transfer the batter to an 8 inch round baking tin.
  • Garnish with desired dry fruits.
  • Take a pressure cooker, remove the gasket (ring) and place the prepared tin in the cooker. Cover the cooker lid with the weight/ whistle on.
  • Bake the cake in the cooker, initially on high flame for 5 minutes and later on medium flame for 15 minutes. Check once by opening the lid. If a skewer inserted comes out clean the cake is done.
  • For the cake to bake from the top, turn off the gas for some time so that the steam inside the cooker helps the top side of the cake to bake.
  • Remove it out and let it cool completely.

Tips –

Change the quantity of powdered sugar according to preference. This in turn will change the quantity of milk to be added.
See to it that the cake batter becomes smooth and not runny. Add the milk according.
Do not add a very generous amount of baking powder, it should be mean.
Quantity of dry fruits may vary according to the taste.
Do not keep any water in the pressure cooker. See to it that you remove the gasket.

This recipe goes to Christmas Cakes and cookies events started by Saraswathi of Sara’s Corner along with the below mentioned reposts.