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Marbled Rose Cookies – Valentines Day Special

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As valentine’s day is nearing and being a food blogger thought of preparing a cookie or cake which binds to different dough, and when combined together gives a mass hit. Like how when two different people combine together in life and give a mass hit as a couple.


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Marbled rose cookies has wonderful flavor, excellent fragrance and melts in mouth, goes out well with a cup of milk. Also it’s very simple and easy to prepare right from beginners till everyone. Give a try and make your valentine surprise this valentine’s day with marbled rose cookies. It’s Friday and let me take it to Fiesta Friday #156 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner. Let me share the recipe…

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Marbled Rose Cookies – Valentines Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Maida / All-purpose flour – 2 cups
  • Butter – ½ cup
  • Egg – 1 no
  • Sugar – ½ cup
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
  • Baking powder – ½ tsp
  • Rose food colour – few drops
  • Salt – ¼ tsp

Making of Marbled Rose Cookies –

Preparation:

  • Take a wide mouth bowl, crack the eggs, pour the vanilla essence, sugar, butter and beat it well, until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add the salt, maida/all-purpose flour little by little and start folding them gently together with your hands.
  • Roll it to a ball, divide it to two equal portions, add rose food color to one portion and knead it well.
  • Now combine both the dough and knead it softly.
  • Dust the working platform with flour, flatten the dough and cut it to desired shape.
  • Meanwhile preheat the microwave to 180-degree C and bake it for about 8 mins at 180-degree C.
  • After baking, let it rest for 5 to 10 mins, and then gently remove it from the tray.

Store it in an air-tight container once it reaches the room temperature. Stays fresh for 2 weeks.

 

Gingerbread Cake with VIDEO

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Gingerbread is one most familiar recipe during winters and a must for Christmas and New Year feast. When I got see most of my blogger buddies sharing Gingerbread Men cookies, thought of sharing something different from that and this resulted me for this Gingerbread Cake.

Gingerbread cake consumes almost 5 mins more than the regular cakes, but it tastes heavenly, smells winter with moist texture and beautiful color. Let me share the recipe here, why wait, give a try and feel the winter before it moves off.

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Gingerbread Cake

Ingredients:

  • All-Purpose flour – 2 ½ cups
  • Brown sugar- 2 cups
  • Vegetable oil – 1 ¾ cups
  • Molasses / Palm Jaggery sryup – 3 tbsp
  • Baking powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Cooking soda – ½ tsp
  • Cloves powder – ½ tsp
  • Cinnamon powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Dry ginger powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Eggs – 3 nos (room temperature)
  • Butter milk – 300 ml
  • Milk – 150 ml
  • Salt – ¼ tsp

Making of Gingerbread Cake –

Preparation:

  • In a wide mouth bowl, sieve all-purpose flour, baking powder, cooking soda, cinnamon powder, salt, cloves powder and dry ginger powder, all together and keep it aside.
  • In another bow, break the eggs, add brown sugar and beat it until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add molasses/palm jaggery syrup followed by vegetable oil, butter milk and milk by beating them at regular intervals of time.
  • Meanwhile pre-heat the microwave to 180 degree C and grease the baking tray.
  • Add the sieved flour little by little to the wet ingredients and fold them gently (make sure no lumps are formed).
  • Pour the batter to the baking tray and bake at 180 degree C for 10 mins or until the tooth pick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  • Transfer it to plate, once it comes to room temperature.

Serve at room temperature.

For Icing:

Ingredients:

  • Cream cheese – 1 cup
  • Powdered sugar – ¾ cup

Preparation:

  • Bring the cream cheese to room temperature, transfer it to a bowl, add the powdered sugar and beat it well until the sugar dissolves.
  • Cut the cake into two equal halves, spread the cream cheese frosting over a piece of cake and cover it with the other piece.
  • Spread the cream cheese frosting all over the cake and refrigerate for 5 to 6 hrs.

Cut and serve chilled.

Buttermilk Biscuits

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Thought of trying out something new for breakfast for kids. My kids wanted to have a dish which is similar to English and so tired my hands over this Buttermilk Biscuits. These biscuits are soft, fluffly and buttery. These biscuits can be served with breakfast or may be a tea time snack or may be a brunch. It was only few mins, there biscuits disappeared once when they are out from the oven. Give a try and enjoy with your kids. Let me share the recipe…

Taking this to Fiesta Friday #127 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

Ingredients:

  • All-purpose flour / Maida – 2 cups
  • Unsalted butter – 6 tbsps
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Club soda – ½ cup
  • Buttermilk – ¼ cup
  • Egg – 1 no
  • Honey – 3 tbsp
  • Unsalted butter – 1 cup

Preparation:

  • Take maida/all-purpose flour and salt in a wide mouth bowl, mix them well with your hands.
  • Grate 6 tbsp of butter to the bowl, crumble the flour along with the butter, until the flour reaches crumbling stage.
  • Pour in the buttermilk and mix well with your hands.
  • Pour in the club soda and mix well to form a dough.
  • Fold the dough well 5 to 6 times to get a proper ball shape.
  • Beat an egg in a bowl, whisk it until it becomes fluffy.
  • Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Grease a baking tray.
  • Gently spread the dough evenly all over the tray, cut it to square or rectangular pieces, brush it with the whisked egg.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 mins at 180 degree C or until it fluffs and starts turning golden brown.
  • In a bowl, take the 1 cup of butter, pour in the honey with a pinch of salt and beat it well, until they are combined.

Serve warm with Honey Butter. Bring this room temperature and store them in an air-tight container for almost and refrigerate it. Stays fresh for month time.

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