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Sugar coated Butter Biscuits

20 Dec

Well!! Christmas season is on…Everyone celebrating Christmas party at office, schools and private get togethers. Its also time to keep baking trays, muffin forms, cookie sheets ready for the occassion.

Riya and I enjoyed this baking session together and  have plans for the next baking session already.

Keep looking :)… It was quite sometime since I blogged or caught up with my blogger friends. Hope to catchup with that during this vacation season…

Ingredients:

  1. All purpose flour –  4 cups
  2. Butter – 200 gms, at room temperature.
  3. Sugar – 1 cup
  4. Cardamom – 1/4 tsp Powdered.

Icing:

  1. Icing sugar – 100gms
  2. Food Color – desired color.
  3. Few drops of water.

Method:

1. Add the Butter and sugar in a bowl and mix it very well with spoon.

2. Add the remaining ingredients and knead it into dough.

3.Leave it aside for about 1/2 an hour and later roll it using rolling pin.

4. Using cookie cutter, make desired shapes and bake it preheated oven at 160C for 15 to 20 mins.

5. The next batches will take approx 10 mins. Allow the biscuits to cool thoroughly.

6. Mix icing sugar with few drops of water and color in to a sugar paste. Apply on the biscuits.( I also used some sugar sprinkles and ready made sugar tubes for outlines.)

 
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Happy Birthday my dear better half….

25 Nov

We Celebrated Kesav’s Birthday this week. Everyyear looking forward for this wonderful day to surprise him and make something special…This time I made this super yummy and moist Chocolate cake with Chocolate Ganache icing.

Here goes the ingredients and Method…

Ingredients:

for cake…

  1. Choco powder – 1&1/4 cup
  2. All purpose flour – 3 cups
  3. Sugar – 1 & 3/4 cup
  4. Egg – 2
  5. oil – 1 cup
  6. Buttermilk – 1 cup
  7. Coffee – 1 cup
  8. Baking Soda – 1&1/2 tsp
  9. Baking Powder – 1& 1/2 tsp
  10. Vanilla essence – few drops
  11. salt – 1tsp

for Ganache icing-

  1. Chocolate – 300gms
  2. Whipping cream – 300ml
  3. Butter -2 tbs (optional)

Method:

1.  For the cake, Mix all the dry ingredients and sift it in a large bowl.

2. Mix all the wet ingredients using a whisk.

3. Combine the dry and wet ingredients together and bake it in a preheated oven for 35min at 160C.

4. Once it is done allow the cake to cool down.

5. For Ganache Icing, Boil the cream in a medium heat for 5-10mins, before it starts bubbling up…and switch the heat off.

6. Scrap the Chocolate into tiny pieces and put it directly in hot cream.

7. Allow this mixture to rest for a while and mix it altogether.

8. Let this mixture sit in the kitchen top overnight or until it becomes to spreadable consistency.

9. Decorate the cake with the icing. I used some Buttercream icing as well for the decoration…

The Ganache icing is easy to handle for decorations and yummy too….Enjoy  making it at your kitchen!

 
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