Monday, 26 September 2011

Bread Halwa

Bread Halwa

There are lots of delicacies which our mothers used to make and we used to relish. But during the course of time, they are forgotten and we keep on trying our hands making cakes and chocolates and other baking goodies (Myself being on the top of the list). Even though I also don't know many of these but would like to share some of these with all my friends. I would also like my blogger friends to come out with more of these not so 'popular kinds'. Please leave a comment if u like them or try them or suggest any more possible changes.

Today I am starting with a very simple yet very delicious Indian desert 'Halwa'. Everybody makes halwa of some or other kind but I just love this. Though its loaded with calories but the devine taste will surely lessen the guilt . Do try it once.


10 Bread slices(white)
4 tbsp of thick malai ( fresh cream)
(substitute 2/3 cup of fresh cream if u don't get malai)
2 tbsp of ghee (clarified butter)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
pinch of cardamom powder
a few almonds, pistachos
a few strands of saffron


1. Soak the bread slices in milk and squeeze them.
2. Put malai and ghee in a kadahai (wok) and put it on the gas top.
3. Put the slices in it and bhuno (lightly roast) on low flame till a light brown colour.
(This will take a little time and energy)
4. As the bread gets it colour and starts to leave the sides add the sugar and bhuno for a few more minutes.
5. Turn off the gas.
6. Add the slivered almonds and a pinch of cardamom powder.
6. Garnish with saffron and pistachos.
7. Serve hot.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Choco Lava Delite

Choco Lava Delite

Its been a long time since I could post anything. My computer was not working properly. Some system files got corrupted and somehow it took more than ten days to get it corrected. Computer and internet has become a part of our day to day life that  I was feeling lost without it. Meanwhile I tried a few things which I'll be posting soon and also learnt a few photography tricks from Smita. 

Every body loves chocolate and molten lava cake has become so popular. Its so delicious, chocolaty and yet simple to make. The trick behind it depends on the time and the temperature . If its over baked, the flowy center also gets cooked and if its under baked it doesn't come out easily.  The temperature and timing have to be adjusted according to your oven. But I am sure whatever the end result is everybody would love it.


100 gms butter
1 cup powdered sugar
4 eggs
150 gms of dark chocolate ( cut into small pieces)
3/4 cup of flour
1 tbsp of cocoa powder( for dusting)


1. Melt the butter and chocolate in a bowl in microwave to a smooth consistency.

2. Grease the ramekins with a little butter and dust them with cocoa powder.
    ( u can also use muffin mold if u don't have ramekins)

3. Sieve the flour.
4. Beat the eggs and sugar till foamy.
5. Add the flour slowly.

6. Add the cooled down chocolate and butter mixture.
7. Mix in properly.
8. Pour them in ramekins till 3/4th of the cup.9. Bake them in a preheated oven for 12 mins at 200 o C.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Almond Torte

Alomond Torte
(Served with strawberry preserve and some whipped cream)

torte is a rich, usually multi layered, cake that is filled with buttercreams, mousses, jams or fruits.In easy words its a  cake made with many eggs and often grated nuts or dry bread crumbs and usually covered with a rich frosting. Here I am making an almond torte in which I have used almond powder or sometimes referred as almond meal (almonds grinded in ur mixie). Instead of refined  flour , I have used wheat flour which gives the cake its colour and very little butter just to give right amount of softness. Its a dry cake and should be served with some jam, sauce or cream of your choice.


50 gms butter ( I have used home made white butter)
3/4 th  cup pwd sugar

  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 th cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup almond powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 8-10 blanched almonds cut into thin slices

  • Method
  • 1. Cream the sugar and eggs together till light and fluffy. 
  • 2.  Add the soft butter.
  • 3. Add the flour, almond powder mixed with baking powder and salt.
  • 4. Put the batter in the tin.
  • 5. Put the cut almond slices on top.

6. Bake at about 180 - 200 o C for about 40 mins or till light golden colour.

  • 7. Serve when it is cool with any preserve and some whipped cream.

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