Sunday, December 21, 2008

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR TREAT

Year 2008 passed soo soon and also its the year I started my own food blog through which I got lots and lots of lovely sweet blogger friends. I appreciate your visits to my blog , your comments , ideas and that made me inspired to prepare varieties of recipes. I am really honoured to have you all. Hey guys, one more good news is in these forecoming days its gonna be long weekend, also my younger brother is visiting my place from Boston. So very excited to see him after long and also we are planning to enjoy these holidays going for a short trip. So this would be most probably my last post in this year and I would like to present you all with some delicious treat :)

CHOCO BREAD

I was carving for chocolatly dish when I got an idea of making this choco bread using hershely's
chocolate syrup. I know my previous post was also based on chocolate syrup. But the only difference is that was drink and this is sweet bread . Just wanted to give it a try for the first time. It worked up well and my little gal too loved it.


INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 Cup Maida.

2 Egg.

1 tsp Baking soda.

2 tsp Vanilla Essence.

1 Cup Sugar.

1 Stick of butter.

1/4 Cup Hershey's chocolate syrup.

Chocolate chips. (optional)

METHOD

Preheat the oven for 350 degree.

Combine maida and baking soda together. Keep aside.

In an bowl beat the eggs well till its becomes fluffy. Then add sugar, vanilla essence, oil and chocolate syrup. Mix well.

To this add maida baking soda mixture slowly. Stir and make sure no lumps are formed.

Pour the batter in the greased vessel nd bake them for 45 min or until it turns brown all over and well cooked.


UPSIDE DOWN APPLE CAKE

Heard of pineapple upside down cake, but never with apples until I browsed net. There were few leftover  apples and apple juice in my fridge so thaught of jumping into making an apple cake. With a touch of cinnamon powder , I loved the flavour of caramalised sugar with apples. That was great. 

INGREDIENTS

1 Apple.

2 Eggs.

1 3/4 Cup All purpose flour.

1/4 Cup Oil or butter.

3/4 Cup Sugar.

1 tsp Vanilla extract.

2 tsp Baking powder.

1/4 Cup Apple juice.

Few chunks of apples.

FOR CARAMALISATION.

5 tsp Sugar.

1 tsp Cinnaman powder.

Drop of water.

METHOD

Preheat oven to 325.

Peel the apple skin and cut into semicircle slices and arrange them on a baking bowl.

Heat a pan and add sugar,cinnamon powder and drop of water on medium heat till sugar starts to melt. Make sure not to stir. Its enough to shake the pan to spread the heat. Later when the sugar starts melting into brown colour, immediately pout it on the arranged sliced apples evenly. Take care not to let the syrup boil or burnt else it will taste bitter.


Meanwhile whisk the eggs in a bowl. Add sugar and baking powder and give a cont stir till its light and fluffy. Add oil and apple juice and the chunks of apples followed by adding the flour little by little making sure not to form any lumps. Gently pour the mixture evently on the caramalised apple slices. Bake them for 1 hour or until the cake is done. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool for half an hour. Now the fun part comes. Carefully turn them over on a platter and lift up the bowl. Serve just as it is.


A short note for the baking beginners.

Baking is just a simple easy process that everyone would prefer to bake food thesedays rather than standing infront of stove. Just mix all the ingredients , set time and the oven makes the rest of all. Makes life easier and the taste is just healthy and perfect.

MAIDA HALWA

This is the recipe which I adopted from 'Roopa' but basically she tryed from 'Easy craft'. This the such an easy recipe with less ingredients that I thaught it would be perfect to post them at the end of this year. Watch out for the ingredients here. Thank u Easycraft for this wonderful recipe and thanks to 'Roopa' because I would have missed this awesome recipe if you would have not posted it in your blog.

''WISHING U ALL A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS , HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A VERY HAPPY PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.''

ENJOY AND LETS ALL WELCOME 2009.

33 comments:

DEESHA said...

lovely cake & bread suma ..

Jeena said...

Your chocolate bread looks amazing!!

srikars kitchen said...

Wow.. super .. looks nice & delicious...nice colour.. Great click..

Curry Leaf said...

I love the choc bread and have been wanting to try out the apple cake.I saw one recipe a few days ago and it looked yum.Amazing bread and cake.Perfect entry for event.The halva platter looks very very inviting.HAPPY HOLIDAYS & A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR

anudivya said...

Oh boy! That chocolate bread makes me crave some now... looks very neat and nice crust too.

Laavanya said...

All the treats look so tempting.. perfect colour on the choco bread. Happy Holidays!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wish you the same and that's really a treat !!

Vandana Rajesh said...

Delicious choco bread and apple cake suma. Thks for the lovely entries and also the word of advice for the baking beginners. I am sure there would be many inspired by ur tasty recipes and take to baking.

avagdro said...

Suma..Delicious cake...Sounds yummy.Wish to bake one cake as such for this New year.

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Priya said...

Choco bread looks scrumptious Suma, loved ur pineapple cake,i did a similar one long back..awesome maida halwa, looks simply delicious..

sowmya said...

both the cakes look delicious...

Andhra Flavors said...

delicious cakes suma.

Nanditha Prabhu said...

suma , u r making me feel jealous!
your spread looks yummy!
wish i was there with you guys!
have a great vacation with our brother!....

Purva Desai said...

Choco Bread and Apple cake both look gorgeous.....Thank you for lovely and unique entry for the event...

Uj said...

You are on baking spree Suma. Looks yummy :D Perfectly done.

SriLekha said...

wow1 looks yum and inviting!

pooja said...

Hi suma both your bread and cake are looking great and perfect.

Usha said...

Your bread and cake both look delicious and inviting,loved the idea of using hersheys syrup in bread :-)

meeso said...

Great ideas, looks so delicious! Love the upside-down apple cake!

Yasmeen said...

Delectable spread of sweet treats,hope you have wonderful time with your brother,see you next year:)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Array of inviting and tempting foods. Happy holidays. enjoy your vacation. Take care. See you soon.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

oh my god.. choco cake looks terrific suma. enjoy ur vacation.

Shreya said...

the chocolate bread looks awesome! I still have not baked, and really would love to start some day. I have not tried Maida Halwa either. Enjoy your holidays.

Uma said...

teh bread, the cake and the halwa are a feast to the eyes. Everything looks delicious. Happy Holidays!

vidhas said...

Nice cake, bread. Very delicious recipe, so inviting.

Cham said...

Enjoy ur short trip lovely cake and halwa... Happy New Year!

priar's, said...

Hi suma,
hru? after a long time i am visiting ur blog...always the same innovative dishes...thanks for sharing.

Cynthia said...

Happy New Year!

Purva Desai said...

Wishing you Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Archy said...

Wow, lovely cake, bread an a sweet for a new year !! Happy new year !!

SriLekha said...

Happy New Year!

ranji said...

what a lovely treat suma...ur apple cake looks equally delicious..lovely caramelised color...the choco bread looks divine...wish i had a piece of that..we went to new york and dtayed with my bro for xmas...it was so much fun....happy new yr to u and ur family suma :)

Purnima said...

Suma, hv u used butter in choco bread, must b at room temp nave? N method oil mention kella..u mean butter, right? I shall make it n post feed back.