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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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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Homemade Nutella spread

Yes,it’s my all time favorite and it’s soo addictive.

Nutella hazelnut spread can be spread on bread toast,pancakes, waffles ,fruits or just have it in spoon!!

Homemade is no less than store bought and why not?? Preservative free ,fresh,tasty and healthy.

Do try and believe me it takes less than 20 mins to prepare.

Ingredients

1 cup/ 8 oz – roasted hazelnuts ,
1 cup – powdered sugar,
3 tablespoons – Dutch processed cocoa powder / dark cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon – salt
1/4 cup – coconut or hazelnut oil
1 teaspoon – vanilla extract

Description

Preheat your oven @375 degree F.

Spread whole or chopped hazelnut on a parchment covered baking tray.

Roast it for 10 – 12 mins (chopped ) or 15 -18 mins (whole).

Let it cool.

Note – skip the above step,if u have bought roasted hazelnuts.

In a blender, blend roasted hazelnuts for 2 -3 mins until it leaves the oil and becomes hazelnut butter.

Add powdered sugar and cocoa powder (Dutch processed or dark). Blend again for 2 mins.. scrape the sides and mix.

Add coconut or hazelnut oil, salt and vanilla extract.

Blend well until everything incorporates.

Take out and store in mason jar or air tight container at room temperature for 3 to 4 weeks.

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Fresh Fig milkshake

Fig milkshake with almonds ,honey ,milk and avocado is a delicious drink.
Rich in iron,calcium,potassium etc..
Tastes awesome and can be prepared in 2 minutes.

Ingredients

10 to 12 – fresh figs,
5 to 6 – almonds,
1/2 small – Avocado,
2 tablespoons – honey
1 cup – whole milk

Description

Wash and cut the stem of fresh fig. Peel the skin(optional).

In a blender,mix fig,almonds,avocado,honey and milk. Blend until smooth .

Pour to cups and enjoy the delicious and healthy drink.

Note

Can use dried figs but soak them in warm water for an hour
before putting in the blender.

Add more milk if required

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Paneer Tikka

Paneer Tikka is a Indian dish, prepared with paneer (cottage cheese), capsicum, onions.marinated with Indian spices and squeezed some lemon juice.grilled in hot tawa or oven by arranging marinated cheese and vegetables In a stick.

I have used sour cream to marinate .

Try this simple recipe .done in 30 mins with very simple ingredients.

Ingredients

1 cup – sour cream,
1/4 teaspoon – turmeric powder,
1/2 teaspoon – chili powder,
1/2 teaspoon – garam masala,
1/2 teaspoon – coriander powder,
1/2 teaspoon – cumin powder,
1/2 teaspoon – salt,
1 teaspoon – ginger garlic paste,
1 small – diced onion,
1 small – bell pepper cubed,
1/2 lb – cubed paneer
1 tablespoon – lemon juice ,
Oil,
Chat powder,
Mint chutney

Description

In a medium sized bowl, add sour cream,turmeric powder,coriander powder,garam masala, cumin powder,red chili powder,salt,ginger garlic paste ,lemon juice and mix.

Now add cubed onions,capsicum/bell pepper,panner and mix well.

Set aside for 20 to 30 mins to marinate.

Heat a non stick pan, add oil.

When oil is hot ,add marinated vegetables and fry both sides until crisp and light brown.

Take out arrange in a stick or plate it.

Sprinkle some chat powder and serve hot with mint chutney.

NOTE : can replace sour cream with yogurt/curd and 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour/maida and marinate for 2 hours.

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Coconut chutney recipe (for Idli,Dosa,vada etc)

Chutney is a sauce of Indian cuisine. It is a side dish and have many varieties like coconut chutney,peanut,mint, mango ,tomato chutney etc..

Coconut chutney is a must side dish or sauce for Idli(rice pancakes),Dosa or Vada.

Try this simple and easy recipe to do Coconut chutney.

Ingredients

1 cup – Frozen or fresh coconut,
1/2 cup – roasted peanuts,
3/4 cup – hot water,
Piece of ginger,
3 to 4 – green chilies,
1 teaspoon – salt,
1/2 teaspoon – jeera/cumin seeds
Small ball of tamarind

For seasoning

1 tablespoon – coconut oil,
1 tsp – mustard seeds,
3 to 4 – curry leaves,
Pinch of Hing or Asafetida

Description

In a mixer, grind fresh or frozen coconut (grated or chunks),roasted peanuts,ginger, green chilies , cumin seeds/jeera, salt and tamarind by adding hot water to coarse consistency.

Take out chutney in a bowl .

For seasoning

Heat coconut oil in a pan with medium low heat,when oil is hot ,add mustard seeds, hing/Asafetida and curry leaves.

Add and mix to chutney.

Serve with Idli,Dosa or Vada.

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