** :)

"The power to forgive is one of the greatest powers given to human. Forgive and you rise above the pettiness of mortals."

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Dulce de Leche

I was hunting through the net using my beloved Google :D for a to die for recipie of brownie and look what i found, another amazing recipie. This i made and shared and was totally loved by everyone. Kudos to divya for this awesome treat. :)

You just need a pressure cooker and a box of milkmaid or amul mithai mate.

Step 1 - Remove the plastic lid from the jar[If you are using Amul Mithai Mate,or else skip this step].

Step 2 - Fill a pressure cooker with water half way through.

Step 3 - Immerse the can into the pressure cooker and close the lid.Switch on the gas on high.Wait for steam to come and then put on the whistle.After the first whistle, simmer the flame and let it cook for 30-45 minutes[depending on how thick you want your dulce de leche to be].I cooked for 30 minutes and I got a thick texture.

Step 4-Switch off the gas and let it cool down to room temperature. (this is very important)

Once it is cool, open the can and dig in ... you are going to love it!!!!!!!

Refrigerate immediately if not using on spot :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cheesy Baked Potatoes


Potatoes - Boiled (4 medium) and sliced
White Sauce - 2 Cup
Cheedar Cheese - 1 Cup
Salt and Pepper

Ingrediants for the White Sauce:
Maida - 1 tablespoon
Butter - 1 tablespoon
Milk - 2 cup
Salt to taste
Cheese - 50 gm (this is optional and you can increase or reduce the quanity)

Method for making White Sauce:
Heat pan, add butter, wait for 2 min and add Maida. Stir maida for 20 sec and
turn off the gas. Add milk, salt and cheese and stir for 1 min till it mixes
properly. Turn on the gas and simmer at medium heat. When the sauce starts to
thicken, turn off the gas

P.S: You can add herbs (Oregano, Basil, Parsley etc) to this if


Taking a Baking dish, grease using butter/ghee/margarine, Line it with the sliced potatoes, sprinkle salt and pepper, Cheese and spoon the white sauce evenly. Repeat the layers till the potatoes and the white sauce are not over.

Finish with the layer of white sauce topped with cheese.
Pre heat the oven to 180 degree and put the dish and bake it for 40 min.
Serve Hot.

P.S: If you do not have a Oven, you can use the microwave at 100% for 20 min.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Corn and potato bake with a cheesy crust

Creamed sweet corn 1 tin
Potatoes, boiled and diced 5 large
Oil 1 tablespoon
Onion , finely chopped 1 medium
Milk 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Black pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon
Butter 3 tablespoons
Bread crumbs 3/4 cup
Cheese, grated 3/4 cup


Heat oil in a pan, add onion and cook for 2 min. Add potatoes and butter (1tbsp) and corn. Cook for a few min. Add milk and salt and pepper. Let it thicken.

Pour in a greased baking dish. Cover with bread crumbs. Pour remaining butter in. Cover with grated cheese and Bake at 160 degrees for 20 min or until the cheese starts to brown.

Monday, May 16, 2011


Cooking Time : 20 minutes


Dark chocolate 100 grams
Refined flour (maida) 1 1/4 cups
Baking powder 2 teaspoons
Walnuts, peeled 1/2 cup
Butter 130 grams
Castor sugar (caster sugar) 1 1/4 cup
Vanilla essence 1 teaspoon
Milk 3/4 cup
Oil for greasing

Sift flour and baking powder and keep aside. Chop walnuts. Grease a round microwave dish and line it with butter paper. Combine chocolate and butter in a large microwave bowl and soften, uncovered, on Microwave HIGH (100%) for one minute. Beat in sugar, vanilla essence and blend well. Add the sifted flour and nuts and mix well. Add milk to correct the consistency of the batter. Pour the mixture into a greased bowl. Place the bowl on an upturned saucer and cook, uncovered, on Microwave HIGH (100%) for seven minutes. Allow standing time of five minutes. Insert a skewer, if it comes out clean it is done. If not, cook, uncovered, on Microwave MEDIUM (60%) for two more minutes. Place on wire rack to cool. Cut into squares and serve with tea or coffee.

Marble Cake - Eggless


Flour - 1 1/4 cups
Milk powder - 3 tbsp
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Butter - 1/2 cup
Powdered sugar - 3/4 cup
Milk - 3/4 cup
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Cocoa powder - 2 tbsp
Hot water - 2 tbsp
Grated Orange Zest - 1 tsp


Preheat oven to 170C.Grease a 6 cup Bundt pan or a regular 7' round/square pan.
Sift together flour,milk powder,baking powder and baking soda,keep aside.
Pour hot water on cocoa powder and mix well to form a paste,let it cool.
Cream the butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
Add the flour mix and milk alternately,starting and ending with flour to get a smooth batter.
Transfer a little less than half the batter to a pan.Add the cocoa paste to it and mix well,add the orange zest.
Add vanilla to the remaining batter.
Pour all of the white batter into the prepared pan.Top with the chocolate batter.Swirl the batter using a table knife-do not over do it.
Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.Cool in the pan for 10 minutes,then unmould and finish cooling on a rack.
Dust with cocoa powder on top and cut into thick slices.