Biscuits- Jam filled, Jam topped, Chocolate chip

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Preparation time- 10 min

Cooking time- 20 min

Yields- 35 biscuits

Ingredients-

  • 2 cup flour
  • 200 g butter cut into cubes
  • ½ cup castor sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs

Method

Mix flour, butter, salt and icing sugar in a bowl with your fingers. Make the mixture like that of crumble, break in eggs and knead the dough. Spread some flour on flat surface and roll out the dough with rolling pin to your desired thickness (  I kept rough measurement of 2 cm). Take the cookie cutters and cut the dough in desired shapes ( I used heart and triangle shape). Place the cut pieces on the prepared baking tray. Use the left over dough (usually the side trimmings from shapes) to make some round biscuits. Place chocolate chips on the heart shape biscuits , make thumb impression on the round biscuits and put some liquefied jam in the centre

Place in preheated oven at 170°C for around 12-15 minutes or when the biscuits start turning a bit brown. Cool them on wire rack.  To make the jam centered biscuits take the triangle biscuits and spread the liquefied jam and top with another same shape biscuit. Let them cool, dust some icing sugar and then transfer to air tight jar.

Mango Chocó chip Cake

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Preparation Time- 10 min

Baking time- 30min

Ingredients-

  • Flour- 1 cup
  • Salt- ¼ tsp
  • Baking Soda- ½ tsp
  • Baking Powder- 1 tsp
  • Chocolate chips- ¼ cup
  • Brown Sugar – 1/3 cup
  • Butter- 1/3 cup
  • Mango pulp- ½ cup
  • Eggs- 2
  • Milk- 2 tbsp

Method

Melt butter, blend eggs and sugar and mango pulp, mix butter gradually (butter should not be very hot). Sift flour, baking powder, soda and salt together. Mix flour and milk with butter and egg mixture. Fold in chocolate chips. Preheat the oven at 180°C. Pour the batter in greased cake tin. Bake for 30-40 minutes or till the knife comes out clean.

P.S- You can use this also:-

  • Condensed milk instead of Eggs for Egg less cake.
  • Dark chocolate bars broken into small pieces instead of chocolate chips.

Dry Fruits and Fruit Candies all in CAKE yummy-Fruit n Nut Cake

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Preparation time- 30min

Baking time- 60 min

Ingredients:-

All purpose flour- 1 ½ cup

Powder Sugar- ¾ Cup

Butter – ¾ cup; if using clarified butter – ½ Cup

Egg-2

Milk- ¾ cup

Baking Soda- 1/2tsp

Baking powder- 1tsp

Salt- ¼ tsp

Dry fruits – Cashew, Almonds, Raisins, Walnuts – 1 ½ cup

Fruit Candy- 1 cup

Method:-

Soak all dry fruits in 1tsp milk/ orange juice for 5-6 hrs. Chop them and keep aside. Sift the flour with baking soda, salt and baking powder twice hence mixing thoroughly.  Butter the sugar and when start adding egg gradually keeping it blending at low.  Start adding flour and milk gradually and mix thoroughly so as no lumps are left. Finally fold in the dry fruits and candied fruits. Preheat the oven at 180°C.  Pour the batter in greased cake could. Bake for 60 min. Cool on wire rack. Dust some icing sugar  before eating .

Cherry Cinnamon cake

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Preparation time- 20 min

Cooking time Cake – 35 min

Liquor topping- 30 min

Ingredients-

For cake

  • 1 cup Flour (maida)
  • ¼ tsp baking Soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 250 g de seeded fresh cherries

For crumble topping

  • 1/3 cup flour
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 25g butter diced

For Liquor Topping

  • 250 g cherry
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Red wine/ Rum- feel free to experiment

Preheat the oven to 180°C . Sift flour, Cinnamon powder, baking soda, baking powder in a bowl. In other bowl mix eggs, milk and butter. Beat well and then combine with flour mixture properly. Pour it in greased cake tin. Top it with cherries, press them a bit in the batter.

For crumble topping mix all the ingredients, rub in the butter with your fingers to make a crumb-like mixture, then work the mixture until it comes together in pea-sized pieces. Scatter the topping over the cherries. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the toothpick comes clean. Leave it in the tin to cool.

Boil all the liquor ingredients until thick on medium/ low flame. Pour on cake and allow it it to sit for sometime.

Enjoy

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