Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Strawberry Bread

Baking breads is an absolute pleasure :)I enjoy it thoroughly, so after baking a whole lot of banana breads and also trying out some combinations in banana breads... thought it's time I give some other add ons to the famous quick breakfast breads.

Strawberries are getting noticed just about everywhere, so zeroed in on strawberry bread... Here's a keeper recipe from Joy of baking
Some changes I made to the original recipe:
1. Replaced all- purpose flour with whole wheat flour.
2. Used 2 large eggs instead of 3 eggs as mentioned in the recipe.
3. Added a few spoons of cold milk to the batter to get the required consistency.
4. As the recipe had an option between sour cream and plain yogurt, I chose the later.
5. My oven took an extra 20 minutes to bake the cake to perfection.
How We liked the bread:
The bread was super moist. Cinnamon combined with strawberry takes the taste altogether to another plane :) just heavenly!
It could be a great dessert if had with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream drizzled with chocolate sauce or even better as a filling breakfast with a tall glass of milk :)
I would definitely add this recipe to my list of favourites :)

Spring Onions stir fry

Spring onion stir fry:
Spring onions - 1 bunch
Saunf -1 tsp
Jeera- 1 tsp
Mustard- 1 tsp
Amchoor powder- 1/2 tsp
Sambar powder- 1 and 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves- 1 sprig
oil- 1 and 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
1. Wash the spring onions, finely chop(I pressure cooked them before hand) and set it aside.
2. In a kadhai/wok heat oil and splutter jeera, saunf, mustard and curry leaves.
3. Add the chopped spring onions, sambar powder, amchoor powder, salt and gently mix all the ingredients together.
4. cover and cook for a few minutes and turn off the flame.
5. Spring onion stir fry is ready to serve and tastes good with rice/roti/bread :)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Awards Shower!

Over a couple of months and till the recent times many of my lovely blogger friends Asha, Sushma Mallya , Babli, Indrani, Aruna Manikandan have showered me with beautiful inspiring awards. Thanks dearies and sorry I'd not been able to post it from a very very long time for some reason or the other. Now ends the wait ") and ya as it feels great to share and double the happiness ...please feel free to grab these beauties.
Bye and Take Good Care of yourselves :)