Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Puttu Upma And Some Awards!!!!!!!!

This is an easy dish for breakfast or evening snack.This is done with rice flour steamed cakes (puttu).If u have left over puttu u can make this in 5 to 10 mins.This is tasty too......


4 or 5 Pieces of puttu
1 Big onion
3 Green chillies
1 Small piece ginger
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Chilly powder

For Tempering:

Curry Leaves
1/2 tsp Urud dal
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
2 Whole red chillies


1.Crush the puttu with hand and keep aside.
2.In a pan heat oil.
3.Splutter mustard seeds and urud dal.
4.Put Whole red chilly and curry leaves.
5.Add the chopped onions and saute.
6.Add the chopped green chillies and ginger and saute.
7.Add the turmeric powder and chilly powder.
8.Add salt as per taste.
9.Now add the crushed puttu and mix well in this .Once mixed well off flame.
10.Serve hot.

These lovely awards are passed to me by prathima shivraj of indian recipes.Do visit her lovely blog and thanks a lot prathima.

I would like to share these awards with 15 of my fellow bloggers.

Pass this awards to another 15 bloggers and post a comment in their recent post to collect the awards.And keeep the ball rolling......

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Barbie cake

This is my first barbie cake and was so happy to see after finishing it.........I made this for my daughter's birthday.The kids were really happy to see the cake.......it took half a day for me to finish the cake......I made a rectangle shaped sponge cake to keep the barbie cake.And for the barbie I made 2 round shaped cake and a dome shaped cake......

Ingredients For Sponge Cake:

6 Eggs separated
1c All purpose flour
1c Powdered Sugar
1/2tsp baking powder
1tsp Vanilla essence
2tbsp Melted butter

For Barbie Cake:(round shaped)

3 Eggs
2c All purpose flour
1c Powdered sugar
1tsp Baking powder
1tsp Vanilla essence
1/2c Milk
3tbsp Oil

For Dome Shaped Cake:

3 Eggs
1 1/2 c All purpose flour
1c Powdered sugar
1tsp Baking powder
1tsp Vanilla essence
2tbsp Oil

For Frosting Layers and sponge cake:

3Sachets Dreamwhip Powder
3tbsp Cream cheese
1/2tsp Vanilla essence
1/2c Cold Milk

For Frosting The Barbie:

350grms Butter(room temp)
3c Icing sugar
4tbsp Cream cheese
1tsp Vanilla essence
2 or 3 drops Any colour of your choice

Method of rectangle Sponge Cake:

1.For sponge cake separated the 6 eggs.
2.Beat the egg whites slightly and add half amount powdered sugar and beat till peaks appears.
3.Beat the egg yolks in another bowl with the rest of powdered sugar and vanilla essence.
4.Now sieve the dry ingredients.
5.Slowly add the egg yolk mixture to egg white and slowly mix.
6.Now add the flour mixture slowly to the egg mixture and fold in with large strokes.
7.Incorporate all the mixture well.
8.Now line up 2 rectangle or any shaped pans and pour equally to the prepared pans.
9.Slightly spread evenly.
10.Preheat the oven at 200 degree C for 10 mins.
11.Now bake the cakes at 165 degree c for 10 to 12 mins.
12 When touched in the middle of the cake it will springs back.This is the correct texture of the cake.
13.Now invert the cakes to a wire rack and allow it to cool.

Method Of Round cake:

1.In a bowl put the eggs whole and powdered sugar and beat well till fluffy.
2.Sieve the dry ingredients.
3.Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and fold in with spachula.
4.Add the milk in between and mix.
5.Add the oil and give some more strokes.
6.Grease 2 round small cake tins.
7.Pour the batter equally to the tins.
8.Preheat the oven at 200 degree C for 10 mins.
9.Bake the cake at 170 degree C for 30 to 35 mins or till the inserted tester comes out clean.
10.Take the pans out of the oven.After 5 mins invert the cakes on a wire rack and allow it to cool.

Method For dome Cake:

1.For this cake also same method done for the round shaped cakes.
2.Grease a dome shaped cake tin pour the batter into the tin.
3.Bake at same degree for the round cakes.
4.After baking allow it to cool on wirw rack and put all the cake in the fridge before icing for 30 to 45 mins to control the crumbs while cuting the layers.

Method Of making Icing:

1.For the layers whip the dreamwhip powder with milk and vanilla essence.
2.Add the cream cheese and keep on whipping till peaks appears.

Butter Icing:

1.In a bowl put the softened butter and icing sugar and beat till soft.
2.Add the vanilla essence and cream cheese and beat well.
3.Add the required colouring and beat till you get the spreading consistency or if you needed can add more icing sugar.
4.Add if u feel the icing is more stiff u can add a little amount of milk to make it spreading consistency.

Assembling the cake:

1.After refrigerating the cakes take out the sponge cake and spread a good amount of dreamwhip icing on one side of the cake and sandwich with other cake.
2.Now spread the dreamwhip icing on the top and side of the sponge cake.
3.Now keep this in the fridge for 20 mins.
4.Now cut out the domes of the round cakes and level it.
5.Cut those cakes into two portions.
6.Cut the centre of each portion with a cookie cutter or a small glass mouth.
7.Now keep one piece over the sponge cake we did icing and spread the dreamwhip icing on top of the round cake and arrange the cake on top of the other till all the four layers done.
8.Now just take the half portion of the dome cake.
9.Cut the centre of the dome also.
10.Place the cake over the layer of icing placing the dome shaped up.
11.Now do the butter icing all over the cake smoothly.
12.After the icing done keep it in the fridge for 1 hr.
13.After one hr take out the cake and insert a barbie doll wrapped in plastic throught the cut hole in the cake.
14.Now fill a decorating bag with small star nozzle and pipe stars on top of the doll like it covers all the top portion of the doll like dress.
15.Now with big star nozzles can give big stars on the lower portions and decorate as your wish.
16.Keep refrigerated for couple of hrs or over night.
17.This will bring a huge smile on our kids face.
18.Slice and enjoy the party.............

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Chocolate Swiss Rolls And Awards!!!!!!!!!!!

This rolls were so soft and tasty........u can use any fillings with fruits and
cream.......I used dreamwhip filling and topped with chocolate chips and dreamwhip chocolate cream.......


3 Eggs(room temp)
2tbsp All purpose flour
1tbsp Cocoa powder
1/2 to 3/4 c Powdered sugar
1/4 tsp Baking powder
1tbsp Melted butter or oil
1/2 tsp Vanilla essence

For Frosting:

2Satchets Dreamwhip powder
2tbsp Melted cooking chocolate
1/4c Cold milk


1.Seperate egg whites and yolks.
2.In a bowl beat egg whites and half amount sugar till peaks appears.
3.In another bowl beat egg yolks and vanilla essence and rest of sugar till fluffy.
4.Sieve dry ingredients.
5.Slowly add egg yolk mixture to egg white mixture and fold in slowly.
6.Add flour mixture slowly and foldin with big strokes.
7.Add the melted butter and milk and mix slowly.
8.Grease and line a rectangle shaped pan with parchment paper.

9.Pour the batter to this tin and just spread slowly to make it even all sides.
10.Preheat the oven at 200 degree C for 15 mins.
11.Bake the sheet at 175 degree C for 12 to 15 mins.
12.When we touch in the centre of the cake slowly it will springs back.That is the correct texture.
13.Now invert the cake and sprinkle icing sugar on it and place it on a kitchen towel and roll it and allow to cool.
14.Now in bowl beat all ingredients except melted chocolate for frosting till peaks appears.
15.Take out half of the cream and add melted cooking chocolate to it and mix well.
16.Now unfold the towel and spread the plain cream inside the roll and roll it again.
17.Outside the roll spread the chocolate cream and spread nicely.
18.Decorate with chocolate chips.
19.Refrigerate for 1 or 2 hrs.
20.Slice and enjoy.....

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