Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Original Brownies

What's lovlier than a munch out of a yummy, choclatey, brownie treat. What's even better is that it is very quick and easy to make. Anybody can make it without any professional help of an adult cook! Here's the recipe of the original brownie.
what you will need:
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 drops of vanilla essence
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp coffee powder
  • 3/4 cup (ground) walnuts (this is an additional ingredient)

Separate the yolk from the egg whites. Beat the egg whites until it become a foamy mixture. Now add the yolks. Beat and mix them with the whites. Add sugar. Beat until sugar melts. (mixes fully)
Now add baking powder and vanilla essence. Beat. Add oil slowly and gradually while beating well. When it is properly mixed, add cocoa powder and mix in the coffee with your beater. When you are done, add the ground walnuts and flour. Mix with a spoon.

Bake for 25 minutes at 180*C

Friday, February 19, 2010

Chicken on Toast

(image credit: Slimming Eats)

Chicken on toast is a quick-to-make, tasty snack. Certainly a delightful treat for you and for your little ones after their long hard day of school classes. Whatever the occasion, do try and enjoy these yummy muchies.

What you will need:

  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 cup flour

  • 1/2 cup cornflour

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp vinegar

  • 1 tsp soy sauce

  • 1 cup chicken (finely cut, cubes, very small)

  • 3-4 green chillies (according to taste)

  • 4-6 bread slices


Mix flour, cornflour & baking powder. Into it, add the egg. Pour some water to make a batter. Leave for 10-15 minutes.

Add the spices and mix in the chicken.

Cut the bread slices into four triangles. Dip into the batter with both sides. With a spoon, spread the chicken on one side of the bread slice, and deep fry with chicken side down. Your pizza toast is ready. Enjoy !

Date and Nut Tarts

Okay people, here is a simply delicious, personally tested recipe of Date and Nut Tarts. Basically if you have a plain cake that's gone old and hard, you can grind it into crumbs and use those in making these mouthwatering eatables.

What you will need:

  • eggs 3

  • bread crumbs/cake crumbs 2 cups

  • sugar 3/4 cup

  • oil 3/4 cup

  • baking powder 1/2 tsp

  • vanilla essence 4 drops

  • dates 3/4 cup (chopped)

  • Walnut 3/4 cup (cut big)


Take the three eggs, separate the yolk from the egg white. Beat the egg whites until bubbles appear. Now add sugar and yolk. Beat more. When the sugar is mixed well, add vanilla essence and baking powder. While doing so, gradually add oil as well. Beat some more. When the material has softened, stop the beater. Now add crumbs, dates and walnuts. Mix with a spoon.

Pour the mixture into the oiled baking tin. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 180 *C. Yummy Date and Walnut tarts are ready. Quick to make, perfect for tea. :)

Note: There is no suggested garnishing for this recipe, you may do the final finishing of the look with a knife, to make the tarts look more presentable.