Monday, February 27, 2017

Orange Cake with Orange Icing - Vegan Recipe


Orange Cake

Vegan Orange Cake

It is one of the simplest and flavorful cake. I am sure you wont stop with a piece of cake ;) . It just vanished in 10 mins at my home. My daughter loved it and asked me to make again tomo. :)

Try this recipe and please share your feedback. Thanks 

Orange Cake

Step 1: Ingredients


Ingredients for Orange Cake:

All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cup
Orange juice - 1 1/4 cup
Orange zest - 1 tbsp
Baking soda - 1 tsp
Baking powder - 1/4 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Salt - 1/8 tsp
Canola oil - 1/3 cup
lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp

Ingredients for Orange Icing:

Icing sugar - 1 cup
Orange juice - 1/4 cup
Orange zest - 1 tsp

For baking:

9 inch springform Pan

Step 2: prepare the baking pan

Orange Cake

Grease the pan with butter and add some all purpose flour in it. Swirl the pan to flour coat the bottom and sides of the pan.

Step 3: Making of Orange cake

Orange Cake

preheat oven to 375 in bake mode.

Take all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. whisk until all incorporated.

In a separate bowl, take all the wet ingredients, zest of Orange and mix all well. 

Now add wet mixture into the dry mixture. Mix all together without lumps.

Now pour the cake batter into the prepared cake pan. Tap on the counter top, to release the air bubbles.

Bake the cake for about 20 to 25 mins. Check the cake after 20 mins of baking. Insert a toothpick in the centre of cake and it should comes out clean. If it's sticky in the toothpick, bake for 2 to 3 more mins. 

Orange Cake

Once it baked, remove carefully from the oven and let it cool down for sometime.

Step 4: Making of Orange Icing

Orange Cake

Take a cup of icing sugar in a bowl, add a tbsp of Orange juice at a time. Mix and check for the right icing pouring consistency.

Add orange zest to it and mix well.

Orange Icing is ready! It is soooo yumm!!

Step 5: Icing the cake

Orange Cake

Once the cake is completely cooled down, take out the cake from cake pan and place it in cake stand/plate. [ I inverted the cake for smooth flat base]

Pour the icing in middle of the cake and use butter knife or back side of knife to spread the icing all over the cake. I left the sides of cake as it is. [you can apply icing if you need]

Decorate the cake with sliced oranges and orange zest.

Before you cut the cake, make sure the icing sets well. Happy Baking :)

Orange Cake

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Butter Murukku Recipe


Butter Murukku is a traditional Indian snack made during festival time. Butter Murukku is made with rice flour, besan flour and gram flour.  It is easy to make, crispy and melt in mouth texture. There are wide varieties of Murukku recipes with different flour proportion. I have posted 2 varieties in my website. Click on the link to check

Ingredients

Rice flour 1 cup
Gram flour 1 tbsp
Besan flour 2 tbsp
Water 1 cup
Sesame seeds 1 tbsp
Asafoetida 1/8 tsp
Butter 3 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

Method


Take water in a pot and bring it to boil. Add in butter, salt and mix until it dissolved.

Add all flours into the boiling water , immediately remove the pot from flame and mix it all without lump using spatula. Knead well and the texture of the dough should be in thick. Add some rice flour if it's still sticky.

Keep the dough covered and let it cool down for sometime.
Once it is warm enough to handle, add in asafoetida, sesame seeds and knead all together.

Now divide the dough into 6 to 7 equal portion. Take a portion, place it in piping mold. I used star tip for making this murukku.  You can directly press it into the heated oil. But with the piping mold it's pretty hard to press. So I just pressed it in plate and transfered for frying.



Head oil in a pan for deep frying over medium high flame. Test oil with a pinch of dough, if it is rise up immediately, then the oil is ready for frying.

Gently drop the piped dough into heated oil. Fry them batchwise on both sides until it turns to golden brown color.

Remove excess oil in paper towel.

Note:

Don't forget to cover the dough to avoid from drying.
Since I dont have murukku press, I have used piping with star tip.
Fry it in heated oil, else it will absorb more oil and Murukku will become soggy.
Store it in air tight container.



Ring Murukku Recipe


Diwali is approaching in couple of days. I have a list of sweet and savory dishes to make for this celebration. I dunno whether I can make all of them, but sure I will try my best. Today I made this cute shaped ring murukku. It turned out so good.  Ring Murukku is a savoury dish, which is made of spicy rice flour dough, roll them into ring shape and deep fried in vegetable oil. Check below for the detailed recipe.

Ingredients

Rice flour 1 cup
Water 1 cup
Red chilli powder 1 tsp
Sesame seeds 1 tbsp
Asafoetida 1/8 tsp
Butter 1 tbsp
Cumin seed 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

Method


Take water in a pot and bring it to boil.

Add in butter, salt and give a stir.

Add rice flour into the boiling water , immediately remove the pot from flame and mix it all without lump to make dough. Knead well and the dough should be in thick texture. Add some flours if it's still sticky.

Keep the dough covered and let it warm for sometime.

Once it is warm, add in chilli powder, asafoetida, sesame seeds, cumin seeds and knead all together.

Take a small portion (like gooseberry size) from the dough, roll into a thin rope and join the end of rope to make ring. Repeat the same procedure for the rest of dough.


Head oil in a pan for deep frying over medium high flame.

Gently drop the ring shaped dough into heated oil. Fry them batch wise  on both sides until it turns to golden brown color.

Remove excess oil in paper towel. Once it is completely cooled down, transfer into air tight container.

That's all :) ADVANCE HAPPY WISHES TO YOU ALL!



Note:

Here I made this with store bought rice flour. It will taste so better if you try with homemade rice flour. 

Test oil by adding a pinch of dough, if it's rise up immediately, then the oil is ready for frying.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Rasgulla Recipe from scratch


The spongy and juicy rasgullas are my all time favorite. Rasgulla is one of the famous Indian delicacies. It is syrupy dessert made from ball shaped dumplings of chenna, cooked in a syrup made of sugar. This is my first attempt of making rasgullas at home. It came out so well. Follow these simple steps and make this delicious sweet for Diwali.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

How to clean Silver Items

Cleaning tarnished silver items are the toughest job. It takes a lot of time. But this method is works like a magic. There is no need for scrubbing or washing 2/3 times.  It is  so effective and time consuming method. Check it out!

How to clean Silver Items

Things you will need to clean silver items are

1/4 cup of Baking soda
Aluminium foil sheets 
A pot with enough water

Method

How to clean Silver Items

Bring water to boil on medium heat
Add baking soda and aluminium sheet to the boiling water.
Drop in the silver items carefully.
Let it boil for 5 to 10 minutes. (It depends on how much it is tarnished)
Then remove the silver items carefully from the pot using kitchen tongs. Viola! It shines like a new one. 
If you find any tarnished spots in the item, just clean with water, it will go off.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Coconut Water Fruit Jelly

Coconut Water Fruit Jelly

Coconut water fruit jelly is made with coconut water, gelatin and some fruits are infused in it. It is a perfect dish to beat the heat.

Step 1: Ingredients

Coconut Water Fruit Jelly

1 1/2 cups of coconut water
1 envelope of unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup of sugar [optional]
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
Some fruits

Step 2: Method

Coconut Water Fruit Jelly

Take 1/4 cup of coconut water in microwave safe bowl, add gelatin into it. let them sit for about 10 mins. After 10 mins, microwave the gelatin mixture for 45 seconds or until it dissolved completely.

In an another bowl, take the remaining coconut water and sugar, mix until it dissolves.

Add the gelatin mixture and extract to the coconut water, give a stir.

Coconut Water Fruit Jelly

Chop all the fruits you want to put that in the jellies.

I have used kiwi and peach.

Place the sliced kiwi on the bottom of the glass and pour some coconut jelly mixture in it. let them sit in refrigerator for couple of hours. once the bottom layer set well, add the second layer of fruits and pour some coconut mixture on it.

let it rest for 2 hours or until it sets well.

Coconut Water Fruit Jelly

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