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Showing posts with label Baking Bloggers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Baking Bloggers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Baking Bloggers. Show all posts

Baked Creamy Rice Pudding With Peaches For Two#BakingBloggers

When my hubby is not well, then he eats, healthy and oil or butter free food and he is not a lover of fruits.  Made this healthy, gluten and butter free yet delicious fresh peaches filled pudding with toasted almonds on top for him.  
For this recipe you can use leftover rice  and canned peaches  to make it, but, I made it with freshly cooked rice and peaches.
He relished this for his lunch and dinner with a glass of milk.  This is real comfort food, satisfying and filling.

This month theme of Baking Bloggers is Baking with Peaches and Nectarines.

Serves 2

1 Large Egg
3/4 Cup Whole Milk
3 Tablespoons Packed Brown sugar 
¼ Teaspoon Salt ¼ Teaspoon Cinnamon  powder½ Teaspoon Vanilla essence
1 Teaspoon lemon zest
1 Big  Peaches - diced 
¼  Cup Toasted Almonds -sliced
1/3 Cup Rice - boiled (made 1 Cup packed cooked rice)


Preheat oven to 170 degrees C. 
Lightly butter a small Pyrex dish. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, sugar, salt, cinnamon, vanilla and lemon zest. Stir in the peaches, toasted almonds and cooked rice. 
Pour into prepared baking dish. Top it with some more sliced toasted almonds. 
Bake over water bath ( bain marie (ban mah-ree, is the fancy term for a hot water bath) and  bake for 55 minutes,
 until lightly browned and set. 
Cool slightly and Enjoy.
Labels : Baked, Peach, Pudding, Cooked Rice, Baking Bloggers, Toasted Almonds, Healthy, Gluten free, Serves Two

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Alfajores ( Sandwich Cookies With Dulce De Leche)#BakingBloggers

Welcome to Baking Bloggers event, today we are posting recipes from Central America to South America, from Mexico south to Argentina and all points between.
Made these tender crumbly cookies which are sandwiched with dulce de leche – Alfajores are such delicate kind of cookies that are mouth melting and you will love it.
I have used my homemade dulce de leche to sandwich these tender cookies, it take's these cookies to another level... almost irresistible.. you can't stop at one.. they are too good.
Makes 12 sandwich cookies
100 Grams Unsalted Butter - the butter should be cold
25 Grams Salted Butter - the butter should be cold
50 Grams Powdered Sugar
1 Egg Yolk - only- from the refrigerator
1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
105 Grams All Purpose Flour
105 Grams Cornflour
1/2 Teaspoon Level Baking powder
1/8 Teaspoon Baking soda
5 - 6 Tablespoons Dulce De Leche - Homemade
Icing sugar or Shredded Coconut for dusting


Sieve the cornflour and all purpose,sugar, baking powder and soda, keep aside.

Grate the cold butter in a big bowl, rub the sieved ingredients into the butter lightly with your hands, add the egg yolk and essence lightly bring it together into a ball. Wrap in cling film and chill for 30 minutes ( chilling the dough is must). Do not knead the dough too much or else the cookies will become hard and loose that crumbly texture.
Once the dough has cooled, roll out the dough between two sheets of parchment paper and using light pressure as possible roll it approximately 1/4 inch thick and it into cut small circles with a cookie cutter. 
Place them on a lined cookie sheet/baking sheet/tray. Repeat with the rest of the dough. Place the tray back into the refrigerator to chill for at least 15 minutes. 

In the meantime preheat the oven to 170 C. 
After the cookies are cold then bake the cookies for exactly 11 to 12 minutes until they are just starting to brown very slightly at the sides. They should still be very pale. Leave to cool for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack. 
When the cookies are cool, put a small spoonful of dulce de leche on one cookie and press another on top lightly (these tend to break if extra pressure is used while sandwiching these) . 
Hold them in the center lightly while sandwiching so that they don't break. 
Dust them with icing sugar.
Enjoy these mouth melting cookies. 

My Notes
If you are using unsalted butter then add a pinch of salt.

The number of cookies is based on the cookie cutter size - I have used  a 2.1/2 cookie cutter and then when a little dough  made small ones with 2 inch cookie cutter. The small ones look cute and are also easier to sandwich they do not break. Would suggest using a 2 inch cookie cutter.

I wanted to roll these in coconut, but my hubby said no, he prefers icing sugar. 

Labels : Biscuits & Cookies, Baking Bloggers, Dulce De Leche, Homemade, Sandwich Cookies, American, Baked

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Central and South American Desserts

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Bora Berry Tart#BakingBloggers

Bora berries are a popular fruit from India. It is commonly found at road side carts. 
As kids we use to buy this fruit to eat after school and enjoy it with salt. I go climbing the forest hills every day this fruit is widely available there, we collected these and made this tart for my friends. 

For the Shortcrust

200 Grams All Purpose Flour
100 Grams Butter

A Pinch Salt 
1 Tablespoon Water

For the Coconut Filling

1 Tablespoon Butter - softened
1/4 Cup Sugarcane Jaggery
1 Egg
1/2 Cup Coconut flour - Homemade
50 Grams All Purpose Flour
Pinch Cinnamon powder  & Nutmeg powder

1 Tablespoon Milk
1/2 Cup Bora Berries - deseeded and chopped
Bora Berries for garnishing as required


Mix all the ingredients to make the short crust pastry. Work the dough well out and smooth and let it stand for at least 1 hour in refrigerator. 
Remove the dough from the refrigerator (if refrigerated longer than 1 hour, let stand at room temperature until workable). Unwrap and roll out between 2 lightly floured large sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap to a round according to the size of the pan ( used a 6.1/4 inch tart pan). Transfer the dough to the tart pan. Ease the dough into the pan corners and press the dough against the fluted sides of the pan. If some sections of the edge are too thin, reinforce them by folding the excess dough back on itself. Run the rolling pin over the top of the tart pan to remove the excess dough. Prick the bottom and sides of the dough all over with a fork. Set the dough-lined tart pan on a large plate and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 180 degrees . Set the dough-lined tart pan on a baking sheet, press a  foil into the frozen tart shell and over the edge and fill with  ceramic pie weights or beans. Bake for 15 minutes, rotating halfway through the baking time. Remove from the oven and carefully remove the foil and weights. Continue to bake until deep golden brown, 5 to 8 minutes longer. Set the baking sheet with the tart shell on a wire rack and cool to room temperature.

In the meanwhile let's prepare the filling. 

In a bowl mix butter, jaggery till smooth. Add the Coconut flour, flour, eggs, milk and cinnamon and nutmeg powder. Mix it all well add  the  chopped bora berries and  fold in well.
Once the tart shell is cooled completely then fill the coconut paste mixture and arrange the bora berries on top. 
Bake the tart for about 35-40 minutes or until golden at 180 C. Do the poke test to see if it's done in the center (if anything sticks on the fork or tooth pick, it will need some more baking time).  
Cool it and slice it
My Notes
I made my own Coconut flour, by drying the scraped coconut in the oven for 30 minutes a 100 C. Then  ground the dried coconut to a fine flour. Store it in a airtight container.
Lables : Tart , Baked, , Bora Berry, Homemade, Coconut Flour, Jaggery, Baking Bloggers, Healthy, Sweets & Desserts

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Baking with Summer Berries

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Choco Orange Brownies#BakingBloggers

Brownies are the quickest to make. Not too much of washing to be done. Just one bowl and that's it. Our friends whenever their visit is pre planned they will ask me to bake brownies for them. They love brownies, but, do you know I, am not a brownie fan. I love cakes that too without any icing, like to have them with a cuppa of tea or coffee.

3/4 Cup Butter
150 Grams Dark Chocolate chips - chopped
3 Eggs
1 ½ Cup Caster Sugar - I used Brown Sugar
¼ Teaspoon Vanilla Essence
1 Teaspoon Orange zest
1 Cup All Purpose Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking powder 1 tsp
100 ML Orange juice 

Mix all together in a bowl beat for 3 minutes, pour in a greased 8 x 8 inches square pan, and bake on 180 degrees for 25 minutes. 
Cool, cut it and enjoy.
Labels : Cakes, Orange juice, Brownies, Baking Bloggers, Baked, One Bowl
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Chocolate Orange Shortbread by A Day in the Life on the Farm
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Fast and Easy Petit Fours by Our Good Life
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Ploughman's Scones with Ham Filling by Sid's Sea Palm Cooking
Raspberry Lemon Macarons by The Redhead Baker
Southern Cheese Spread Tea Party Biscuits by Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
Victoria Sponge Cupcakes by Cookaholic Wife

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Baked Mixed Veg Pasta#BakingBloggers

Carried this Baked Mixed Veg Pasta for a party with my vegetarian friends.

Have used two sauces,Homemade Pasta Sauce and Cheesy Bechamel sauce to make this.


250 Grams  Pasta -  used Macaroni
1 Cup Pasta Sauce - Homemade
2 Cups Thick Bechamel sauce
1 Teaspoon Italian Seasonings
100 Grams Cheddar Cheese
100 Grams Mozzarella Cheese
For Assembling the Pasta  

Coloured Capsicum - diced
2 Tablespoons Boiled Sweet Corn
1 Tablespoon Italian Seasonings
For the Sauted Veggies  

150 Grams Mixed Vegetables - I used frozen
1 Green Capsicum - chopped
1/4 Cup Sweet Corn - boiled
3 Baby Corns - chopped
1 Medium Onion - finely chopped
1/2 Teaspoon Pepper powder
1/2 Teaspoon Chilly flakes
1/2 Teaspoon Italian Seasonings
1/2 Teaspoon Fresh Thyme
2 Big Cloves Garlic - finely chopped
Salt to taste
1 Tablespoon Oil
1 Tablespoon Butter

Boil the  pasta as per the package instructions till al dente. Keep aside.

In a pan heat the Bechamel sauce , add 2 to 3 tablespoon of cheese ( both cheddar and mozzarella ) and Italian Seasonings, mix well till cheese is melted. Take off flame,  add in the pasta and toss it well till pasta is coated. Keep aside

For the Veggies 
In a pan heat oil and butter add the garlic and saute till the it releases an aroma, then add the onion and saute till translucent. Add the mixed veggie and saute on high flame for a two minutes, now add all the spices and herbs mix well and cover and cook till veggies are nearly done. Now add the sweet corn, baby corn and capsicum, salt to taste and mix well again cover and saute on medium high flame for 3 - 4 minutes. Take off flame and cool it,  veggies are done.
In the prepared veggies add the pasta sauce and mix well, keep aside.

To assemble the Pasta.
Grease a 8 or 9 inch round Pyrex dish with butter. 

Arrange 1/2 of pasta. 
Sprinkle 2 to 3 tablespoons of the cheese
 Then spread all of the veggie filling and press it well, 
Add the remaining pasta
 Sprinkle all off the remaining cheese, garnish with coloured capsicum, sweet corn,   sprinkle a little Italian Seasonings.
 Dot it with butter and spread all of the remaining cheese. 
Cover this with a foil and bake for 20 to 25 minutes in preheated oven at 200 degrees. 
After 20 minutes remove the foil and broil it for 5 minutes till the top is browned a little. 
Cool it slightly and Enjoy...
Check here for Pasta Sauce - Homemade and here for Bechamel sauce
Labels :Pasta & Noodles, Vegetarian, Mixed Vegetable, Baking Bloggers, Baked, Italy, Italian seasoning, Italian, Cheddar Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese
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Baked Kabak Mücver#BakingBloggers

Zucchini is called  kabak  and  Mücver is a fritter in Turkish.  This  Kabak Mucver is  similar to a pancake, made from grated zucchini, potatoes, egg, onion, dill, cheese and flour. You can enjoy this  as a main course  for dinner  or  a light lunch or as an appetizer
This makes a perfect meal, brunch, lunch or dinner. The spice level in this recipe is just right..perfect.   In my view do not increase the spices, it will ruin the taste of dish.
Serves 4

1 Large Courgette/Zucchini
1 Medium Carrot
2 Medium Potatoes
1 Medium Onion - finely chopped
3 Large Eggs

3 -4 Tablespoons Grated Cheddar Cheese
3/4  Cup All Purpose Flour
1/4 Cup Heaped Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Fresh Curly Parsley - finely chopped
1 Tablespoon Fresh Flat Parsley - finely chopped
1 Tablespoon Fresh Dill - finely chopped
1 Tablespoon Dried Mint
¼Teaspoon Red Chilly flakes
1 Teaspoon Level Baking powder
½ Teaspoon Level Salt
¼ Teaspoon Level Black Pepper powder


Preheat the  oven to 180 degrees C.
Grease an 8 inch pan with oil well, keep aside.
Sieve  the flour, baking powder, add  the dried mint, chilly flakes, salt, pepper and mix,  keep aside.
Grate the zucchini , carrots and potato.
In the large bowl add the grated veggies,  finely chopped onion. Mix the ingredients together and now add the cheese, parsley, dill, mix them too.
Beat 4 eggs and pour this over mixture  and stir everything together.  
Stir  in the sieved  flour  till it is well combined.
Pour the oil over the mixture and  give it a good stir.
Pour this over the greased pan and spread it to the edges to make the thickness as  even  even as possible all over. 

Place the pan in the  pre heated oven and bake for around 40 - 45 minutes.
To check for doneness, the sides will start to leave the sides of the pan and insert a toothpick in the center, if it comes out clean take it out of the oven.
Run a offset spatula around the sides. Let it cool before cutting into slices. 
Enjoy this  warm, with freshly set  yogurt on the side and a soft dinner roll or bun. 
It's a  change from the normal meal that you  have and  so satisfying, you will love it.    This Turkish  baked  dish was  loved by my hubby too!
My Notes
Any leftovers, just heat it in the Air fyer at 180 degrees C for 3 to 4 minutes or Microwave it for a minute. 
 Labels :  Baked, Pancake, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Egg, Zucchini, Carrot, Potato, Baking Bloggers, Main course, Appetizers, Turkey, Continental Cuisine  

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Baking a Greek, Turkish or Cypriot recipe
Alevropita (Greek Thin-Batter Feta Pie) from Tara's Multicultural Table
Apricot Sekerpare (Turkish Thumbprint Cookies) from Faith, Hope, Love & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
Baked Kabak Mücver from Sneha's Recipe
Bougatsa from Simply Inspired Meals
Cypriot Lamb Tavas from Pandemonium Noshery
Flaounes (Cypriot Cheese Pastries) from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Kalo Prama - Cypriot Semolina Cake from Food Lust People Love
Kreatopita from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Sekerpare from The Schizo Chef
Simit (Turkish Sesame Bagels) from Karen's Kitchen Stories
Tiropita (Greek cheese pastries) from Caroline's Cooking

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