Thursday, September 27, 2012

Apple Oats Smoothie

A sweet drink for someone who doesn't like plain oats. You can substitute sugar with honey to make it more healthy. Drink soon after you make it otherwise it'll turn lightly brown because of the apple. Still the taste is nice.

  • Apple - 1
  • Oats - 1 tbsp
  • Milk - 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom - 3
  • Sugar - 2 tsp
  • Water - 1/2 cup

  • Wash, peel and core your apple. Slice it.
  • Cook oats in 1/2 cup water (I used Quaker oats)
  • In a blender add sliced apple, cooked oats (cooled), cardamom seeds, sugar and milk. Blend well.
  • Pour into a tall glass and enjoy.

Monday, September 24, 2012


Hi friends, I'm trying something after a break of almost 2 months. It is nice to be back and be among you all. 
I just wanted try a chocolate cake for little one, but then after the break forgot to get baking powder. So tried this recipe and it came out well. I had to cut it when it was just out of the oven as the big and small stomachs couldn't wait any longer. So it was very moist during the snap session. Do try

  • Maida - 3/4 cup
  • Eggs - 2 nos.
  • Butter - 90 gms
  • Cocoa powder - 1/2 cup
  • Instant coffee - 1/2 tsp
  • Granulated sugar - 1 cup
  • Water - 1 tsp

  • Sift maida and keep aside
  • Melt butter.
  • Mix together melted butter and cocoa powder until all lumps dissolve
  • Break the eggs one by one and add to the cocoa-butter mix. Mix well
  • Add 1 tsp warm water to instant coffee and add this to above. 
  • Into this add granulated sugar and blend well.
  • Fold in the sifted maida using your wooden spoon. It will be a thick batter.
  • Prepare your square dish with butter and pour the batter into it.
  • Preheat the oven and bake at 150 degree centigrade for 20 minutes. 
  • Bake until the toothpick inserted comes out with a little batter and few moist lumps. (as said in "Joy of baking"). Avoid over baking.