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Chocolate pancake: A Guest post from Food and Thrift

…an all relate to, is “pancakes.” Not just any old pancakes, but made with your own homemade baking mix. I’m sure you all are familiar with Bisquick baking mix. It has been around for decades. I have used it for years, myself for pancakes, and various other baking goods. Making your own mix is so easy, so practical, that once you have the mix completed…which is such an easy process, you can keep it in your fridge for up to…

Christmas Fruitcake: Version Two

…having eaten neighbor’s cakes, we will seek some more, and appa will finally buy from the bakeries. In case of Fruitcakes either you love it or you hate it there is nothing in between. We are in the first type of cake lovers. Just the other day when I was talking to my friend Andrea, and told her that we had gone to Specs and bought some rum and brandy for making the cake, she was enthusiastic to know the name of rum and brandy. She also asked m…

Fruit Cake /Plum cake/Kerala style 2012

…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 of chopped nuts in the end. This time I used Rum and increased baking powder and added baking soda. Soaked the dry fruits in ½ cup water and ½ cup Plantation rum for about 5 days and m…

Thandai/ Spiced almond milk

…lessings from God Shiva.  Thandai  means” cooling drink”  and are of two types, when it made with mixture of almond, ,pistachio, cashew nut, fennel and magaztari seeds (watermelon seeds), rose petals, black pepper, poppy seeds, cardamom, saffron, milk and sugar then it is called “Sookhaa Mevaa ki thandai” meaning ” thandai made with dried fruits . It is rich in aromatic flavors. Thandai is also served as a booze t…

Nazook / Armenian pastry and Armenian nutmeg cake with cardamom and Pecans

…d from Banda islands of Indonesia, it also grows in spice land of India, Kerala. We add this spice to our spice mixture gram masala as well as sweet dishes like Boli (stuffed sweet flat bread).  If nutmeg is used in low quantities it is fine as in culinary uses, if it is used in large quantities, it is known to affect brain functions read from here.  I used freshly grated nutmeg as powder known to lose charm when stored for a long time. I only m…

Khanom Krok / Thai Coconut-Rice Pancakes

…cipe; some are using cooked rice, and some using lime stone paste. Street food vendors are usually making it by mixing Kharom krok flour and water and coconut milk. So I thought Kasma’s recipe will be more loyal. So after looking at YouTube video and sizzling sounds it makes, it put on my apron and started making it. I did first batch and it turned out the pan was too hot and burnt it. So next batch onwards I reduced the heat from medium to low…

Gluten free Buckwheat Crepe/ Pancake/Galettes/ Blini : Diabetic Friendly

…r than  from Whole Foods. After buying it, I was in intense search of recipes, but most was for blinis, or of a mix with All-purpose flour. I love to work with yeast, so I found recipe here and here. I liked the idea of adding sour cream to buckwheat flour, but not yet ready to add sour cream and yeast along with buckwheat so used only buckwheat flour, sugar and yeast for fermentation overnight in the refrigerator and next morning added sour cre…

Plum cake/Rich fruit cake-Christmas cake

…k of fruit cake here US, usually a laugh is on everybody’s face thinking of fruit cake throwing. Even a Great Fruitcake Toss event is held annually in Manitou Springs, Colorado every first Saturday of January. . May fruit cake for that event are rock hard and not edible. But in Kerala, South India, there is tradition of making rich and moist fruit cake for Christmas. After having a bite you always go for another one that is moist, aromatic a…

Red Velvet White Chocolate Chips Cookies

…daughter from her school. After baking for about 10 minutes at 375 °F you can get these delicious cookies. Also mix in half of white chocolate chips in the dough and rest you play with it  by sticking on the top of the cookie as soon the hot cookies come out the oven. Yes it is addictive.  You are not going to stop with one.  Try this for yourselves.  You are going to like them.  Print Recipe from here Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip…

Japchae: Korean sweet potato noodles with Gai lan (Chinese Broccoli) and Vegetables

…ately, then stir fry each vegetables separately, sauce is made with soya sauce, salt and sugar.  Then gradually mix in noodles with vegetables.  Finally it is served with toasted sesame seeds.  I read in an article that Korean People eat noodles for their longevity, “So it is served at birthdays, family gatherings, or any big party.”  I used Gai-lan instead of spinach in the traditional Japchae.  In order to save time, I cooked vegetables toget…

Garam Masala Zucchini Chips, Too good as it is baked

…n-stick aluminum foil and set aside. Using a mandolin cut zucchini chips into ¼ inch thick round and set aside. Mix Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, salt, garam masala, red chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder in a bowl and set aside. In another bowl mix tapioca starch and water to form a loose batter.  Take a zucchini round, dip it in tapioca starch water mix and dredge it in breadcrumbs cheese spice mixture and line it in baking sheet.  When…

Munthirikothu/ Roasted and Fried Moong Bean Sweet Balls: Gluten and Vegan free Snack

…ied. In munthirkothu, outer covering is made of only rice flour where as in the later one, it usually made with mix of all purpose flour and rice flour. Taste wise both are different as one is roasted and other is cooked. Munthirikothu is slighter harder while Sukhiyan is soft.  My munthirikothu turned out to be great, and not as hard as mentioned in the story.  Even my princess was able to take a bite of it. This sweet contains a filling a made…

Lauki ka kofta aur Kashmiri puri/ Bottle gourd balls in spicy tomato gravy and Deep fried Flat bread

…k I took a book of 660 curries by Raghavan Iyer, from the library. It is a good book, and I liked the all spice mix recipe he has given in that book. I need to compare the difference between his garam masala recipes stated to be from various states in India. While turning some pages I found the lauki ka kofta and Al Yakhini recipe both made with bottle gourd. So I decide to give a try. I used his kofta recipe and added little bit ajwan/ Carom se…

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