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Chocolate Croissants (just 2 ingredients )

Chocolate croissants !!You all might have tasted this from Starbucks or any other pastry shop. It’s a snack to die for😋😋

My kids addiction towards it , made me try this Instant , easy, just 2 ingredients chocolate croissants recipe . Hope you all like it!!

Ingredients

1 package - frozen Puff pastry ,thawed

114 grams/1 bar - Semi sweet chocolate bar/chips ,

2 Tablespoons - Unsalted butter (optional)

Description

Thaw the puff pastry for 40 minutes to bring it to room temperature.

Preheat the oven at 400 F and line parchment paper on a baking pan.

Chop the chocolate bar into tiny pieces .

Unfold the pastry sheets on a slightly flour dusted surface.

Cut each into 3 squares , making total 6 squares.

Now add 2 tablespoons of chopped chocolate into center of each pastry square.

Fold and seal the sides.(use little water to seal).

Brush some melted butter on top.

Arrange on lined baking pan and bake it in oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Take out ,allow it to cool little bit and drizzle chocolate syrup or sauce.

Serve warm with hot coffee/cocoa 😋😋

Note – best to have while it’s still warm. Not a good idea to save and eat.

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Homemade peanut butter

Have you ever tried making peanut butter at home? It’s so easy ,just 3 to 4 ingredients and you can make delicious peanut butter.

It takes less than 5 minutes and believe me you might never like store bought anymore (warning🤔).

Ingredients

1 cup – raw peanuts

1/2 tsp – salt

1 tsp – sugar

5 to 6 teaspoons – peanut oil

https://youtu.be/nbUhPyEEoao

Description

In a pan,Dry roast the peanuts ,at medium heat.

Let it cool slightly.

In a food processor, grind roasted peanuts .

It will become powder and grind for a minute ,turns into paste and starts leaving oil.(natural oil from peanuts)

At this point, add salt,sugar, oil and grind until you reach the desired consistency.

Keep it in a airtight container and refrigerate.

Enjoy your homemade fresh peanut butter topping on bread, fruit or cookies etc..

Notes

— you can also roast peanuts in oven at 350F for 3 to 6 minutes until lightly brown and smells nutty.

— can use store bought already salted roasted peanuts and skip all steps ,Just grind them until you get desired consistency.

— it thickens up in the refrigerator,so watch out the consistency while making.

— To make crunchy peanut butter, crush 2 tablespoons of roasted peanuts and add to the prepared peanut butter.

— add/ grind 1 teaspoon cocoa powder to make chocolate peanut butter and 5 to 6 roasted almonds to make almond peanut butter.

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Brussels sprouts fry

Brussels sprout is a vegetable,belongs to cabbage family.popular in Belgium (were grown as early as 13th century).

Brussels sprouts is rich in vitamin , minerals ,antioxidants ,a nutritional addition to your diet.

This recipe is the easiest and quick .

I always have Brussels sprouts as a snack or side dish.

It tastes delicious when cooked properly Crunchy outside and caramlized ,slightly soft inside. It is always a super hit.

Ingredients

2 cups – Brussels sprouts

1 teaspoon – cumin powder

1 teaspoon – salt

1/2 teaspoon – ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon- ginger powder

2 -3 tablespoons – pumpkin seeds

Olive oil

Description

Wash Brussels sprouts and trim the edges,cut into half lengthwise ,collect the leaves which got separated while cutting (which we fry at end for crunchier taste)

In a thick bottomed pan or a cast iron pan heat olive oil.

Add the chopped sprouts, salt and spices . Close the lid and cook for 5 minutes.

Open the lid add pumpkin seeds and collected leaves . Fry by stirring for few more minutes until it is well roasted and golden brown(watch out don’t burn them).

Plate it and it’s ready to eat!!

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Cauliflower fry

Cauliflower is a superfood with lot of important nutrients. High in fiber and vitamin B. Helps reduce weight and had choline that is essential for learning and memory.

Adding cauliflower for your regular diet is so easy and one of those recipe is cauliflower fry baked in oven or on stove top.

Can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups – cauliflower florets

3 tablespoons – corn flour

2 tablespoons – rice flour

1 teaspoon – salt

1 teaspoon – chili powder,

1/2 teaspoon – garam masala

1 teaspoon – lemon juice

Olive oil

Description

In a bowl, Soak the cauliflower florets in salt water for 20 minutes.(my method of cleaning the cauliflower florets)

Preheat oven at 400 degree Fahrenheit.

Place parchment paper on a baking sheet.

Discard water and place cauliflower florets in a separate bowl , add corn flour, rice flour, chili powder, garam masala and salt.

Add 2 tablespoons water and Mix to coat the florets.

Rest them for 15 minutes.

Apply olive oil to parchment covered baking pan and spread the coated cauliflower florets .

Sprinkle some more oil over the top.

Bake for 15 -18 minutes or until you see golden brown florets.

Enjoy hot and crispy cauliflower fry with hot sauce or chutney

Note – can be done in stove top. Place the marinated cauliflower florets in a thick bottomed pan .Close lid and cook for 4 minutes and Fry them until golden brown by stirring continously .

Carful not to burn or overcook and make it s mushy.

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Avocado chocolate pudding

Avocado pudding is delicious and not much sugar used. Infact you get all goodness from avocado and cocoa powder.

Why not try this easy recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth?

Avocado pudding done in 10 minutes.no cooking or baking.

Description

Melt chocolate chips in microwave until it melts and smooth @ 30 seconds interval.

Scoop avocado into bowl, using fork or back of spoon ,smash into smooth paste .

Add melted chocolate chips, milk, cocoa powder, salt, maple syrup, vanilla extract.

Using hand mixer , blend until smooth and silky(Approx 2 to 3 minutes).

Note – always take good avocado, not overripe one.

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Apple upside down cake

Believe me, any upside down cake(inverted) is regular /anytime treat in our house. Let it be banana,pineapple or Apple. We just love the caramelized fruit ,which is juicy at top of the cake and well baked delicious crust at bottom of the cake .

Don’t overbeat the batter and follow the instructions for fail proof ,yummy upside down cake.

Ingredients

Sauce ingredients

1/2 cup /1stick – unsalted butter,

1/2 cup – brown sugar

2 sliced apples

Batter ingredients

1 stick /1/2 cup – unsalted butter,

1 cup – granulated sugar,

3 eggs @room temperature,

1 teaspoon – vanilla extract,

1/2 cup – milk,

1 cup – All purpose flour,

1 teaspoon – baking soda,

1 teaspoon – cinnamon powder,

1/4 teaspoon – salt,

Description

Preheat the oven at 350 Fahrenheit. Grease 9 inch pan evenly with butter.

Slice 2 apples into pieces .

Sauce preparation

In a pan, at medium heat, melt butter and add brown sugar.bring it to boil, switch off the stove. Whisk vigorously and pour to greased pan.

Arrange the apples over the sauce.

Cake batter preparation

Beat softened butter and sugar until well combined.add vanilla,eggs and milk.

Mix all dry ingredients,flour,baking powder,salt and cinnamon powder.

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well. Cake batter is ready.

Pour the prepared batter to pan over the arranged apples.

Bake for 45 mins or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Take out of the oven. Let it cool for 5 mins and invert on a plate .

Allow it to cool completely and serve with vanilla ice-cream.

 

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Brazilian coconut Brigadeiro /coconut truffles

Brigadeiro is a famous Brazilian dessert made up of condensed milk,butter and coconut cream/milk.

Easy and delicious dessert.

Make and share with your family and friends.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon – unsalted butter,
14 oz – sweetened condensed milk,
1/2 cup – coconut cream,(or coconut milk)
1/2 cup – desiccated coconut flakes

Description

In a large heavy bottomed pan, at medium low heat, melt butter ,condensed milk,coconut cream.

Stir continuously until the mixture is thick(takes 5-10 mins) and when scraped from spatula ,should be able to see the bottom of the pan for few seconds.

Pour to a greased plate and refrigerate for an hour(can skip, but easy to work with).

Take out ,make lemon sized balls of the mixture and roll onto the coconut flakes.

Ready to Enjoy!!

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Dry fruits Ladoo (for new moms ,postpartum diet)

https://youtu.be/cLClI8yKQQU

Dry fruits Ladoo is healthy,nutritious and tasty too.
In India,traditionally offered to new moms to regain their strength and it’s made up of best chosen ingredients to help to cope with delivery . I find it helpful to growing kids too.

Ingredients

1 cup – almonds,
3/4 cup – dried dates,
3/4 cup – raisins,
1/2 cup – edible gum,
1/4 cup – poopy seeds,
1/2 cup – shredded dry coconut,
1/2 cup – jaggery,
2 Tablespoons – water,
1/4 cup – ghee,
1/4 cup – cashews(optional)

Description

Break the dried dates into small pieces.

Dry roast the poppy seeds until it puffs and keep aside.

Add little ghee to pan and roast almonds and pieces of dried dates until it’s little crisp.

Take out to a plate.

Now ,add some more ghee to same pan and roast raisins until it puffs.

Allow it to cool and grind roasted dry fruits into coarse powder.

Now add little ghee to fresh pan and fry gum in batches at medium low heat. When it puffs like popcorn it’s done.take out to plate and break them into pieces by hand.

Now mix powdered dry fruits,crushed gum, roasted poppy seeds, shredded dry coconut .

In a pan, at medium heat, heat 2 tablespoons ghee .when ghee is hot ,add powdered Jaggery ,2 Tablespoons water and mix.

Jaggery melts and starts to boil. Stirring occasionally Boil until you get one string consistency(when u take little syrup between your thumb and index finger and tries to stretch ,it should form a string).

When syrup reaches one string consistency,it’s done. Switch off the stove and pour syrup on the prepared mixture .

Mix it with spoon and when it’s warm ,grease your palm with ghee and start making round balls/ Ladoo’s about 2 tablespoons each.

Work quickly and finish making Ladoo ‘s when it’s still warm.

Enjoy!!

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Ice cream truffles

Chocolate and Ice cream with favorite toppings, It’s a Desert to die for!!

Everyone love this and can be made with zero effort. Can be done few days ahead and can be served on any occasion.

Can try with different flavors ice creams.

What’s your favorite Ice cream??

Ingredients

Vanilla Ice cream or any flavor,
Semi sweet white chocolate/ chocolate chips,
2 tablespoons – coconut oil/vegetable oil,
Crushed nuts ,sprinkles or your favorite toppings,
Wax /parchment paper

Description

Take a freezer safe tray,line with wax or parchment paper and place in freezer for 15 mins.

Remove tray from freezer,scoop round balls of Ice cream using small Ice cream scoop or melon scoop.

Arrange on the tray and freeze for 30 mins or more if required.

Take chocolate chips in microwave safe bowl and melt chocolate in 20 mins interval until it melts. Add 2 tablespoons of oil to it and mix well to smooth and silky.

Using fork and spoon,Dip the frozen Ice cream balls into the melted chocolate and immediately take out to the lined tray..

repeat with the remaining Ice cream balls.

Sprinkle your favorite toppings before chocolate hardens.

Freeze the decorated truffles for 2 hours until firm.

Store Ice cream truffles in air tight container and keep frozen.

Tip – work quickly before Ice cream melts and remelt chocolate for few seconds if it’s getting harden in middle of the process .

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Baked Broccoli Tots

Broccoli Tots are Quick and healthy snack made with finely chopped broccoli ,cheese and egg. Baked and dipped in your favorite ketchup or ranch.

Easy way to add broccoli to kids diet.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups – broccoli(cut into florets),

2 slices – bread /bread crumbs,

3/4 cup – mozzarella/cheddar cheese,

1 – egg( beaten),

1/2 teaspoon- cumin powder,

1/2 teaspoon – garam masala,

1/2 teaspoon – salt,

2 tablespoons – hot sauce,

Diced onions(optional)

Description

Preheat the oven at 375 Fahrenheit’s and line the baking tray with parchment paper.

Bring a pot of water to boil. Sprinkle some salt and add broccoli florets and cook for 4 to 5 mins until tender.

Take out,drain and transfer to food processor or mixer. Pulse for 20 seconds breaking it into small pieces.(don’t over mix)

Tak broccoli into a large bowl, add bread crumbs(use readymade or make powder of bread in food processor) , salt, cumin powder, garam masala, beaten egg,hot sauce and mix well.

Now add cheese to mixture and mix until thoroughly combined.

Take 2 tablespoons of mixture and shape/ mold into tots shape. Arrange them on lined baking sheet .

Bake for 20 mins ,flip and cook for another 20 mins until crispy and light brown.

Take out from the oven and serve with your favorite dips like ketchup,Ranch etc..

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