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Chocolate Brazil Nut Cake for Baking Partners Challenge 5

…y It and  Archana of Tangy Minds suggested recipes for this month challenge. I selected the recipe for Chocolate Brazil nut cake. However recipe is less flour and needs 6 eggs. My heart beat increased seeing so many eggs in the recipe, but I liked the idea of using Brazil nuts in the recipe, and that is new nut for us. We as a family love to explore the new tastes, whether it is in a dish, fruit or vegetables, we are in.  I was in search of braz…

Fruit Cake /Plum cake/Kerala style 2012

…ish it by the end of the year. However I made Finnish Christmas bread Joulimmpu, gingerbread cookies, chocolate brazil nut cookies and fruit cake ice box cookies. For making the plum cake I used my new bundt pan gifted by my hubby. I added less alcohol and use more dry fruits, like, fruit cake mix, currants, dates, cranberries, apricots, nuts like, cashew, almond, Brazil nuts. I thought of using pistachio however drop the idea after seeing lots…

Royal Milk shake/ Dates, Fig and Nuts Smoothie

…re is my version.  I was little curious when he made this smoothie/shake, as he is dumping, dates, figs, cashew nuts, almond, ground ginger, cardamom and milk. He used sugar as sweetener, but he also mentioned that he will serve this shake/smoothie with honey if you pay little more. I didn’t want any sweetener as dates and figs are naturally sweet. He named it royal shake as it has expensive fig, nuts and dates are there. I thought, it has all t…

Light Rye Sourdough with cranberry and Pine Nuts

Rye cranberry pinenut bread 1

…ished. I thought that why don’t I use the time wisely, and made this Light Rye Sourdough with cranberry and Pine Nuts. I used my trusted rye sourdough starter for this. Because they work really amazing, without any complaint. This is beautiful bread, it has balance of sweetness from the sweetened cranberries and nuttiness from the pine nuts, off course the sourdough brings out delicious altogether. I saw this recipe in fresh loaf for the first ti…

Plantain Cashew nut Nutella Wonton: Dessert you never say no

…gar in plantain makes it tastier. I wanted to add some crunch to my fired wontons, so added some crushed cashew nuts. I filled wonton wrappers with ½ teaspoon of nutella, ¼ teaspoon of crushed cashew nuts and a piece of ripe plantain. Riper is better, not ripest one as they tend to lose their shape.  Fry them for about 2-3 minutes, and enjoy with or without powdered sugar. It is delicious and addictive, nobody is going to stop with one or two an…

Dry fruit and nut bars: High energy bars

…sugar is low. So I decided to make these energy bars. The store bought energy bars has only a few dry fruits and nuts, either cranberry or raisins or almonds or pistachio. I haven’t seen anything with combo of dates, figs, apricot, coconut, currents, dry mango and cashew nuts etc. I made with almost all the dry fruits and nuts available in my pantry.   Since I used dates, and sweetened cranberries, I used only two tablespoon of brown sugar. I use…

Sweet and Spiced Pecans

…are foamy. Add sugar and spices to the egg white and combine very well so that there should be not lumps. Add nuts to mixture and  stir well  so that all the nuts gets coat with spice mixture. Spread nuts in a thin layer on a lined baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring half way through the baking. Remove from oven, and separate nuts with fork as they cool. When completely cool, pour the nuts into a bowl, breaking up any that stick to…

Christmas Fruitcake: Version Two

…range juice, surely the flavor will differ slightly, still it will taste good. This time I skipped adding cashew nuts and used a combination of hazelnut and blanched almond. I smeared the nuts in almond extract to make them more flavorful.  While looking at Dundee Christmas cake in the internet, I was inspired by that idea of topping the cake with almonds. I topped the fruitcake with both hazelnut and blanched toasted almond in concentric altern…

Semiya upma/ Vermicelli noodles cooked with Vegetables and Spices

…the vermicelli and then cooks with carrot, onion and spice up with green chili, ginger and adds peanuts, cashew nuts for crunchiness. Trust me every bite you get to feel nuts, vegetables and soft vermicelli. It is whole dish by itself doesn’t need any sides.  I usually buy roasted vermicelli, to make that step easy. If you can’t find roasted vermicelli in the store, try to roast the vermicelli with teaspoon of ghee/clarified butter for 3 minute…

Orange cranberry cashew whole wheat cookies

…o combine well. To this gradually add dry ingredients and mix everything. Finally gently fold in chopped cashew nuts and cranberries and mix everything so that every part of dough gets both nuts and cranberries and set aside.  Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Dip one side and press firmly in a bowl of coarse sugar if you want (you can also use granulated sugar instead), and place sugar-side up on baking sheet, evenly-spaced apart. Flatten with bo…

Plum cake/Rich fruit cake-Christmas cake

…easpoon Powdered cardamom: ½ teaspoon Powdered ginger: ¼ teaspoon How I made: Chop all the dry fruits including nuts into small pieces and soak them in brandy for at least one day advance. I soaked for them form 5 days. Smear the nuts with almond essence and keep it aside. To make caramel syrup take ¼ cup sugar and 1 tablespoon water in heavy bottom pan and heat it until sugar melts and change cherry brown color. Add few drops of lemon juice…

Rava Ladoo/Sweetened Semolina Coconut Balls

…om here What you need Semolina/Rava: 1 cupGranulated Sugar: ¾ cupDesiccated coconut: ½ cupRaisins: 20 noCashew nuts: 10 noCloves: 3 noCardamom: 3 noGhee/Clarified butter: 2 ½ tablespoonWarm Milk: 1/5 cup (microwave the milk for about 20 sec at high)Water: 1 tablespoon How I made Heat 1 tablespoon Ghee/Clarified butter in medium skillet and add cashew nuts and fry for minute or until the cashew nuts starts to brown slightly. Remove using a slott…

Karimbu Juice: Sugarcane Juice

sugar can juice 1

…s pressed to make sugarcane juice. It is consumed as beverage in   Southeast Asia, South Asia, Latin America and Brazil. In my home town, sugarcane juice is extracted along with that of small pieces of ginger and lemon or lime. According to Wikipedia, sugar cane juice  often added ingredients like  a squeeze of lemon or lime (in Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, India), pineapple (Brazil), passionfruit, ginger ( Zanzibar, India) or ice. Some time sugarcane…

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