Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Corn and Cheese Tart - Indian Food Bloggers Meet - Freedom Tree Baking Challenge

Cheese and Corn are things that my little one loves. And Puff Pastry is another one of his favorite things. This corn and cheese tart (or Pizza as we sometimes call it) is one of his fav food. Its so tasty and easy to make. I even pack this for lunch.

This post is an entry to the IFBM and Freedom Tree Baking Contest. Check out the link here

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Watermelon Gingerade - Frozen Watermelon Ginger Lemonade - IFBM - Urban Dazzle Contest

Watermelon is an absolute treat to have in Summer. Nothing beats the summer heat like a bite into these sweet, watery fruit. And I am a big fan of juices made with it. Though I make juice with just watermelon or with lemon, I always crave for a Indian Street Drink. The Sugarcane juice with ginger is just out of the world. Something about that Ginger takes the juice to a whole new level. So today I have adopted that taste into my Watermelon.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Plum and Raisin Puffs - Indian Food Bloggers Meet - Kitchen Aid Contest

Did you know that the first Indian Food Bloggers Meet is happening in Bangalore on Aug 1st-2nd 2014? I am so excited to be in India at that time. You will understand my sentiment if you are a blogger. I am going to meet my friends of the last couple of years for the first time. It feels like I have known these gals all my life. Its hard to believe I have never met them. So now my dream comes true.

Check out this link for more details of what is happening at the event. There are so many wonderful sessions on Food Photography, Food Writing, Master Classes, a goody bag to take home and the opportunity to meet some wonderful food bloggers. Many of these people have helped me understand the world of blogging and baking. I would never be so confident if it had not been for the virtual support of these wonderful bloggers.

Now the event is studded with contests and prizes to be won. So here I am sending my entry to the Kitchen Aid Contest. I am a big fan for Kitchen Aid. My husband got me a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer for my last birthday. I have used it almost every day in the last year. Be it to make the humble atta for my daily Chapati, or my weekly bread fix or the cakes and cookies that I have whipped up. So looking forward to a chance to win the Kitchen Aid Chopper! What an addition it would be to my kitchen.

Ingredients (Makes 9)

Puff Pastry Sheet 1
Plums 2
Raisins 2 tbsp
Sugar 1 tbsp (more for sweeter pastry)
Cinnamon 1/4 tsp

Milk for brushing
Sugar for Dusting 1 tsp

Method of Preparation

1. Chop the Plums into small pieces.

2. Add the Raisins, Sugar and Cinnamon. Toss well.

3. Spread the puff pastry and cut it into 9 pieces.

4. Add a tbsp of the mix into each puff sheet.

5. Fold it into two and seal the edges.

6. Make small slits on top to let steam out while baking.

7. Brush on top with milk and sprinkle the sugar on it.

8. Preheat oven to 220 C and bake for 15-20 min till the top is slightly browned.

9. Cool on a wire rack.