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Monday, 30 January 2012

Chequered or Cheque board eggless cake---For our Wedding Anniversary

I was waiting for this occasion from many days because from the day when I saw this Chequered or Cheque board cake in some of my blogger friends blog I have decided that this cake is for our Wedding Anniversary......and finally its here..Yes..it was on 27th of Jan we have finished our 6 successful wedding years....Now the cake preparation was not so easy... even thought it looks bit easy to prepare.....its quite difficult and more time consuming.....
so as i told u this is very special occasion I wanted to preapre the best cake in the world....almost whole day I spent to prepare this cake.....but my bad luck...even thought I followed the correct method....the cake was so bad that...it was very sticky and one of the worst cake I have ever made..I was shocked to see the cake,,because this is not my first time cake..god only knows what happened to that cake..but it was not the cake I was preparing for....I was feeling so sad..

But I did gave up....I again prepared one more time by fresh ingredients and this time....prepared batters for both the cake seperate by using different method.....and this time finally...I had that my dream anneversary cake in my hand ...but I was not so much happy with the result(look wise) may be because I have used supper soft sponge flour ..the cake was very very soft and by the time I kept it on the rack to cool down it started breaking..and when I cut the rings.....it didn't come out very good as it was very soft..I was not able to lift it and put it in to the other cake.......but the taste was super yumm......as you can see the cake was very spongy and lite........only looks wise I don't give it 100%...but taste wise..I am very very happy and even my family liked it very much........


And this time I have used Flax seed powder as Egg replacer for my recipe....Its really a good egg replacer...
So after long long story...here comes the recipe....




Ingredients:

For while sponge:

Self raising flour 1 and 1/2 Cup(I have used Supreme super sponge flour)
Ground almonds 3TBSP
Baking powder 1tsp
Bicarbonate of soda 1/2tsp
1 c of milk
1/4 C of vegetable/sunflower oil
White sugar 1/2 cup
vanilla extract 1tsp
salt 1/4tsp
Lemon juice 1TBSP
Ground Flex seed 2tsp(this works as egg re-placer)
warm water 3-4TBSP

For chocolate sponge:
for chocolate sponge I have used the same ingredients and followed the below recipe of my blog only......just added 3TBSP of ground almonds along with the flour...and this time I have used supreme super soft sponge flour
click here Egg-less-chocolate-cake

For glueing, filling and covering-


I have used Double cream for everything....

2Cups of double cream, whipped with 1tblsp of sugar till stiff (to make chocolate frosting add 2tsp of coco powder to one portion of cream whipped with 1tblsp of sugar till stiff and keep refrigerate for 1/2 hour and then take out and use it) ( if you like you can also use jam instead of the cream to fix the pieces together and then cover with cream...also u can use butter cream frosting....


How to prepare white sponge:

Pre heat the oven at 350c/180 deg/gas mark 4. Line two greased(one is for white sponge and another one is for chocolate sponge) and foiled 9 inch round pans .
Add the flax seed powder in the warm water and keep it aside.
Sieve together flour,ground almond ,baking powder, baking soda and salt and mix well .



In another bowl, whisk together the milk, sugar,venilla exract,lemon juice and oil.


now add the dry ingredients in to the liquid slowly and fold in till everything is just mixed together.

And also prepare the chocolate cake batter as per the recipe....



Now spoon the mixture into the lined pan(also prepare chocolate cake batter and spoon in to the another lined pan).Tap the pans to spread the mixture and keep aside for 5 mins to release air bubbles.




Now Place the pans in the centre of the pre heated oven and bake for about 30-35 mins(mine took 40 mins)till the top is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool the cakes in the pans for two minutes and transfer to a rack, upside down (to cool completely)peel off the foil.
Once cooled, cut out both the sponge in following method by cookies cutter or any other circle ring...







Now fix the rings as below and also both the cake by applying prepared cream..



Now apply cream on top of one sponge and keep another sponge on top of it carefully to make 2 Tyre cake...
and I have not done much icing for my cake.because by the time i finished my 2 Tyre cake i was tooo tired....and also it was late... so Just I have made borders by using white and chocolate prepared cream .............




Finally the cake is ready to eat........



and finally I made it.......




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Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Apple Pie..With Summer Berries Twist--My Ultimate baking..

The Valentine fever is in the air now.........so we can get see lots of Valentine dishes all around.....Even I decided to update some dishes on this occasion........Well this is my ultimate baking till now..so thought of dedicating this recipe for "Valentine's Day".....

I really love baking now a days and even my family love to eat it..so I am very happy..and especially this pie is been loved my husband so very much that i should call this as my Valentine's dish.....which is liked and loved by my Valentine.......


Ingredients:

Short crust pastry sheet 2nos(I have used store bought,u can use home made also)

Fillings:
Granny smith or baking apple 2-3 big(or u can use more if u like)
white sugar 1/2 cup
Ground cinnamon 3/4 tsp
salt 1/4 tsp
Ground nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon
lemon juice 1tsp
Summer mixed berries 1cup(I have used frozen mixed berries like strawberry,blue berry,black berry, raspberry)
All-purpose flour 3-4TBSP


How to Prepare:

Quarter, core, peel and slice the apples about 5mm thick and soak in salted water for 5 mins then remove....




heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas mark5.
In large bowl, add all the filling ingredients(as given order above) gently mix it.





Place 1 pie crust in ungreesed pie plate(dish).Press firmly against side and bottom.Trim the edge with a sharp knife.




Spoon the above apple mixture into crust-lined pie dish.


Top with second crust carefully. Wrap excess top crust under bottom crust edge, pressing edges together to seal flute. Cut slits or shapes in several places in top crust(make little slashes)for the steam to escape.




Bake for 40-45 mins, until golden, Cover edge of crust with 2- to 3-inch wide strips of foil after first 15 to 20 minutes of baking to prevent excessive browning.Once done remove and let it sit for 5-10 mins..




Serve hot.......




Along with cream or Ice cream......


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Friday, 20 January 2012

Avocado---salad or Grilled Sandwich (filling)

I am trying different recipe from avocado......so This time i thought of making 2 in one dish....I have all simple and similar ingredients which are used for guacamole.this was a one more in my family...hope u all love it...and try this at least once...







Ingredients:(to make salad or filling)

Avocado 2(halved, seeded and chopped)(not too much ripe)
Finely chopped tomato 1
Finely chopped onion 1 medium(optional)
Grated garlic cloves 2
Finely chopped Jalapeno 1/4 cup(or as per taste)
Boiled sweet corn 1/2 cup
finely chopped cilantro 4-5 TBSP
Chopped Olive 1/4 cup(optional)
1tsp roasted cumin powder
salt to taste
1tsp lime juice


Other ingredients:

Red chilly sauce and tomato catch up(as required)
Cheese slice (optional) as required
Bread slice 6-8(to make 3-4 grills)

How to prepare:

mix all the above ingredients(to make salad or filling) in a bowl and easy salad is ready to serve.....








If you wish to use this as main course the it can be used as filling inside the grilled sandwich...

Just take 2 slice of bread...spread 1/2 tsp each(use more if u like more) now spread around 4-5 TBSP of above mixture keep the cheese slice on top of it and cover it with another bread slice..
Repeat the same step for all the grills



Now grill it for around 3-4 in pre heated grill......



Once done...take out from the grill ,cut it and serve hot.....

with out cheese..i like this....


with cheese..my hubby's fav...





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