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Showing posts with label Sugar. Show all posts

Friday, October 28, 2011

SugarSyrup

I used to think all the while, that this is really difficult, but thanks to my sister-in-law she showed me once with jaggery.

Sugar - as per the requirement to make the sweet
Water - 1/2 cup (small one)

Water to be added just to ensure that sugar doesn't get burnt off before it starts melting

  1. Mix Sugar and Water and heat them in a kadai
  2. Stir them occasionally
  3. Check as and when the syrup has become thick (when you touch the syrup in hand a sticky thread should be formed)
  4. Can add cardamom powder for taste
Once the thread is obtained, the syrup is ready for the sweet to be made.

Note: Instead of Sugar if Jaggery is used then Jaggery Syrup would be ready.

CopraPak

I was delighted to cook Coprapak on this Sunday evening. Thanks to my mother-in-law to teach me how it should be made.
This post is sent to My Diwali My Way Event announced by Kushi.


Ingredients:
  • Coconuts - 2 Nos
  • Sugar - 750g
  • Poppy Seeds - 2 tbsp
  • Cashewnuts - 100 gms
  • Ghee for frying - 2 tbsp
  • Ghee for grease - 2 tsp (depending on the plate size)
  • Cardamom powder (optional) - for taste - 2 tbsp
  • Baking Soda (optional) - 1 tbsp
Method:
  1. Grate the coconut
  2. Prepare the Sugar Syrup
  3. Fry poppy seeds and keep it aside
  4. Fry Cashewnuts and keep it aside
  5. Once the sugar syrup is ready, add coconut, poppy seeds and cashewnuts and stir continuously till all of them mix well into sugar syrup and it becomes thicker
  6. Grease a plate with ghee
  7. Pour the mixture and leave it to cool for sometime
  8. When the mixture is warm cut into desired shapes

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Raisin Muffins

Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 tsp. soda bi-carbonate
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 tbsp. orange squash
  • 1/3 cup cream
  • 1/3 cup castor sugar
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk
  • 1 tsp. orange rind, grated (optional)

Method:
  1. Sieve the flour, with the soda and keep aside
  2. Mix the butter, orange squash, orange rind and sugar till smooth
  3. Add the condensed milk, raisins, cream and flour and mix well
  4. Put the mixture into 10 greased and dusted muffin moulds.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degree Celsius (or 360 degree Fahrenheit) for 15 to 20 minutes or till muffin comes out clean.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Ginger Punch

Ginger Punch
  • 1 cup sliced ginger
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 bottle club soda
Bring the first 3 ingredients to a boil and cook for 15 minutes. Let them cool. When cool, pour in a punch bowl and stir in the fruit juices. Add the club soda and ice cubes and serve in punch cups.
Green Flat Cakes (Dosas)
  • 1 cup soaked/sprouted green gram
  • 1 piece ginger
  • coriander leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp. rice or plain flour
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes without seeds
  1. Grind green gram, ginger, cumin seeds, salt and coriander leaves to a fine paste by adding water.
  2. Add rice flour to make thin flat cakes (dosas) on a griddle.
  3. Add a teaspoon of grated carrot, chopped onions and tomatoes in the centre.
  4. Fold into half and make a tight roll and serve hot.