Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Swiss Roll

Swiss rolls are something we think very difficult to make…..but its really easy.I didn’t have a bigger tray to make the sponge cake.So I made two small sized ones.Will try in a bigger tray next time.We can use any type of filling in this with jams,whipped cream etc.


3 Eggs
½ c All purpose flour
¼ c Sugar
¼ c Water
¼ tsp Baking powder
¼ tsp Vanilla essence

For filling:

1pkt Whipped cream powder
1pkt Caramel powder
¼ c Cold milk
1tbsp Grated chocolate
¼ tsp vanilla essence


1.In a bowl beat eggs and sugar till creamy and fluffy.
2.Mix flour amd baking powder to this mixture and mix with a metal spoon slowly.
3.Add the water slowly and mix.
4.Grease a flat baking tray or line with parchment paper.
5.Pour the batter to the tray.
6.Preheat the oven at 180 degree C for 15 mins.
7.Bake this at 165 degree C for 8 to 10 mins or till light brown shade appears.
8.Allow it to cool.
9.In a bowl beat the caramel powder,whipcream powder and cold milk with vanilla essence till fluffy.

10.Turn over the sponge cake and apply the cream and slowly fold the cake to form a log.
11.Grate some chocolate over it.
12.Cut into pieces and serve

This goes to champa's Bake-off event

Monday, November 22, 2010


Famous breakfast item for keralites……tasty and easy appam…..This goes very well with vegetable stew,egg roast,chicken curries and even fish moli…….here we all like vellappam, we love to have appam with fresh coconut milk and sugar…….

2c Raw white rice(Pachari)
1c Grated coconut
¾ c Cooked rice
Coconut water of one coconut
1tsp Yeast
2tsp Sugar

1.Soak raw rice for 4 hrs or overnight.
2.Grind soaked rice,grated coconut, cooked rice and sufficient water in a grinder.
3.Warm the coconut water and add sugar and yeast and keep aside.
4.When the batter should be pourable consistency.
5.Now add the yeast mixture to the batter and mix well and close with a lid and keep for fermemtation.
6.It will take 6 to 8 hrs to ferment and will less or more time due to weather.
7.Now after fermentation add salt and mix with a spoon.
8. Heat a appa chatti and pour a spoonful of batter and rotate the chatti.

9.Close the lid of the chatti and cook the appams.
10.When it is fully cooked take it out from the chatti and serve in a plate.
11.Serve along with any curry.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Mixed Salad

Again had to take a small break…….the climate change made my health so bad………what to do so that I had to stay away from blogging for few days…………hope you all do well……….
I’m back with a healthy and easy salad for anytime of the day………

5 Leaves of lettuce
2 Cucumber
1 Big Carrot
1 Mediem piece of purple cabbage
1 Big Pomegranate
For Seasoning:
2tbsp Lime juice
1tbsp Oats
1tbsp Olive oil
Pepper powder
Fried kubus

1.Chop the vegetables into small pieces and put in a bowl.
2.Put the seeds of pomegranate with vegetables.
3.While serving add the oats,lime juice,salt,olive oil and pepper powder and mix well or can use your on dressing also.
4.Put some fried kubus on top.
5.Serve with a bowl of soup or any other meal.
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