Sunday, March 29, 2015

CHOCOLATE ALMOND (COKDAM) COOKIES



Chocolate Almond (Cokdam)  Cookies  are deliciously simple to  make yet elegant and tasty dessert or snack  You might wonder what :cokdam" stand for.  It's a short form for chocolate and badam (almond).

Some cookie dough needs minimal chill time in the  fridge but these cookies are not required.

Highly  recommended  not making these  Chocolate Almond (Cokdam) Cookies too thick  and  if possible make them almost the same size to ensure even cooking time.   I used small cookie cutter and pleased with the result. I got about 100 cookies  for the following recipe. Each time you use the cookie cutter, dip it first in flour so you will get beautifully shaped cookies without sticking.

Make sure the almond is finely chopped in order to get beautiful shape otherwise the dough tends to break when cutting them.


Sunday, March 22, 2015

CAKE, FRUIT & YOGURT PARFAIT

Cake, Fruit & Yogurt Parfait


When I have extra slices of my  Eggless Chocolate Cake DF  , I intend to turn this into a delicious  chilled dessert.

Eating a smart breakfast leads to healthier choice all day long. This Cake, Fruit & Yogurt Parfait is one of them. It is quick and easy to make, has only a few ingredients and also no bake. But when you put  a spoonful of Cake, Fruit And Yogurt  Parfait in your mouth, it creates a wonderful textures to tantalize your taste buds.

I used banana and mandarin orange but  you may use any fruit you have, In fact the amount and the way of layering it is totally up to your preference.

Instead of tall glasses, I made use of 12 oz mason jar  to fill my  Cake,  Fruit & Yogurt Parfait.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

MARBLE BANANA BREAD

Marble Banana Bread



The overripe banana combined with cocoa powder gives you an incredibly moist and subtly sweet loaf.   Get rid your blackened banana by making this Marble Banana Bread, it uses  one and half cups of mashed banana.

Marble Banana  Bread is a delicious twist on regular banana bread with a chocolate swirl.  Not only it was delicious but pretty. In fact I'm so obsessed with the word "marble", you can find my recipe for marble cake and bread below.

The texture is absolutely wonderful and each slice is beautifully and properly swirled.  I thought  there was no way. my bread would look wonderful as the pictures but  every piece really turn out  great!

Marble Banana Bread

Sunday, March 8, 2015

KAYA PANCAKE MUFFIN

Kaya Pancake Muffin


I had half a botlle of kaya (coconut jam) left after making my Heart Shaped Kaya Rolls  . At first, I thought of  preparing  a pancake stuffed with kaya but changed my mind and chose Kaya Pancake Muffin instead.

Kaya Pancake Muffin is much quicker and importantly less messy and save your time.  Just imagine, frying the pancake,  stuffing then roll them up one by one.

These are versatile, on the go and delicious meals.  There are  ways to fill up these muffin  with sweet or savory stuffing. Pancake don't have to be sweet.  You can also make incredible meals with savory pancake too.   Just omit the sugar if you opt for  savory stuffing like cooked  shredded chicken, turkey, bacon or even mushroom, spinach or garbanzo beans..   Vary your fillings with  blueberry, apple, fruit pie filling,  nutella, chocolate, peanut butter instead of kaya.

Make it lactose free by using soy or coconut milk in place of milk. Go eggless by adding 1/4 cup yogurt or 1/3 cup of apple sauce  instead of an egg.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

PEACH CRUMB SLAB PIE

Peach Crumb Slab Pie


Peach Crumb Slab Pie is a fun way to serve pie like a bar.  The crust is rolled  to fit a rimmed jelly roll pan and shaped into a rectangle instead of round.

You can experiment with other fruits that are available throughout the year.  If using fresh fruits add juice of one lemon to avoid browning but now I used canned peaches that have been drained well.

We are not adding much sugar to the filling since the peaches are already sweetened.  Adding sugar to the crust as well but this is entirely up to your preference.

Don't worry if your crust tears while you're rolling it out, just patch it back together. You'll know it's good when you press the dough into ball shape.  If it is overly dry, add one tablespoon of ice water at a time.  At this point, you  can cover and refrigerate it.