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Saturday, June 23, 2018

NUTELLA POPSICLE

Nutella Popsicle is a super quick, super easy chocolate Popsicle which requires just 3 ingredients and it tastes super yum and is favorite among kids.

I am a big fan of Nutella and have tried many recipes using it like Nutella ice-cream, Nutella cookie, Nutella pancake, Nutella filled cupcake, Nutella brownie.

So let's start making this super easy recipe.

INGREDIENTS
1 cup milk

3/4 cup Nutella
1/2 cup condensed milk or powdered sugar

METHOD
Blend together all the ingredients using blender.



Pour in the moulds.

Freeze 7-8 hours or overnight.

Enjoy!!

Pictorial:









1. Blend all the ingredients.










2. Pour in the moulds.










3. Cover and freeze.













4. Kids enjoying.

Success Stories:

















Connie Almeida tried and shared her valuable feedback and this super yum pic of Nutella Popsicle...Thank you so much Connie I am elated...Let more pics and feedback coming....

Thursday, June 21, 2018

BERRY MUFFINS

Berry Berry everywhere....yes...my house is filled with the aroma of these berry muffins....this super healthy and super tasty muffins are made with whole wheat flour so that kids can enjoy unlimited!!


INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (Atta)
1 cup powdered sugar

1/2 cup canola oil or softened butter
2 large eggs or 3 small eggs
1 TSP baking powder
1/2 TSP baking soda
1/2 cup milk
1 TSP cinnamon powder
1 TSP vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped dried blueberries and cranberries
2 tbsp pistachios (optional)
handful of raisins, chopped almonds and walnuts 

METHOD
1. Sift together flour, cinnamon powder, baking soda and baking powder. Keep aside.

2. Mix together oil and sugar. Beat well.

3. Add eggs and beat again.

4. Add in flour and fold.

5.  Add berries.

6. Transfer in lined muffin molds.

7. Bake at 180°C for 20 minutes or until skewer comes out to be clean.

Pictorial:
 






1. Sift the flour, cinnamon powder, baking soda and powder and keep aside









2. Beat together oil and sugar. 








3. Add egg and beat again.
 










4. Add in flour.











5. Mix well.










6. Add almonds, berries and raisins.










7. Bake at 180°C for 20 minutes or till skewer comes to be clean.













8. Out of the oven......













9. Let your kids enjoy!!



Wednesday, June 20, 2018

BLUEBERRY ICE-CREAM / BERRY ICE-CREAM

Ice-creams are children's biggest weakness and so do my. My family loves ice-creams whether it's Nutella ice-cream, Dates ice-cream, Mint ice-cream, paan ice-cream, Lauki ice-cream, Muskmelon ice-cream, Peach kulfi or whether it's homemade Choco-bar which encourages me to try different flavors. I try not to buy market made ice-creams more because of stabilizers they use and of course preservatives.

I made berry muffins and berry cookies so I had leftover packet of blueberry and cranberry. Instead of combining both the berries I made individual ice-cream with both blackberry and cranberry. 

It's a wonderful amalgamation of both European and Indian berry. European berry for taste and Indian berry for colour.

Trust me it was a great change in taste and we all loved it, but only problem was the colour effect. Kids like bright colour in food which attracts them and tempt them. When I added berry paste in cream I realized the colour was very dull, so I used my innovation and came up with the idea of giving it natural colour as again artificial colour is a big NO for me. 

So I looked around in the pantry to give it some natural colour, I realized I have Jamun lying which I use to make jamun drink. I blended it with some sugar and strained it and added it in cream and VOILA! beautiful natural colour.....

Adding jamun is completely optional as I wanted to make it bright and tempting for kids. It doesn't make any difference in taste. 

But make sure not to add too much of it or it will dominate it's taste which kids might not like. I added sugar with it to balance the taste and milk will help in easy blending. 

I strained it to get smooth and creamy texture which is optional.  

Do try this super yum ice-cream and share your feedback. So let's begin.

INGREDIENTS
1 cup dried blueberries

1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup heavy or whipping cream
1/2 cup milk

For natural colour:
10-15 Jamun or Indian black berry
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk

METHOD
1. In heavy bottomed pan add water and sugar. Add berries and cook till it's soft and just little water is left.

2. Blend it to rough paste. Don't make fine paste.

3. Let it cool down completely.

4. Whip heavy cream till soft peaks are formed.

5. Add room temperature berry mix.

6. Add milk and whip again.

7. If you don't want to give colour freeze it.

8. For natural colour blend together Jamun, sugar and milk. Sift it.

9. Add in cream mix well.

10. Freeze for 8-9 or till firm. Enjoy.

Pictorial:











1.This is the brand I used.










2. Add water and sugar.










3. Add blueberries.











4. Once it's soft and little water is left blend to rough paste. Keep aside to cool.













5. I like to keep it little rough and not fine.











6. Take heavy cream.










7. Whip till soft peaks are formed.










8. Add milk.










9. Add blueberry paste.










10. Whip again. If you don't want to add colour just freeze.

For Colouring:









1. Wash and de-seed the berries.










2. Add sugar and berry in blender.










3. Add some milk so that it becomes easy to blend.










4. Strain it.










5. Add in cream and set. 














 6. Scoop and serve chilled.













7. Enjoy!!







Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BERRY PISTACHIO COOKIES / WHOLE WHEAT BERRY COOKIES

Summer holidays mean loads of fun and masti. The holidays have begun and kids start demanding more and more. I had big packets of both cranberry and blueberry. I wanted to make something different for kids with it.

So tried my hands on beery cookies. First I tried making pistachio and cranberry cookie, it was quite good then tired hands on both cranberry, blueberry and pistachio...trust me it turned out amazingly yummy. The berry in each bite makes it simply irresistible. 

The best part is, it is made with whole wheat flour....no maida...which makes it all the more healthy. 

Do try out today and share with your family and friends, they gonna love it......


INGREDIENTS
1 cup whole wheat flour (Atta)
1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup chopped pistachio, dried blueberries and dried cranberry

METHOD
1. Mix together butter and sugar, and whisk it well till creamy and pale with the help of hand whisk or hand beater.

2. Add flour and mix well.

3. Add chopped pistachio, blueberries and cranberries.

4. Combine all the ingredients to make soft dough.

5. If you find any difficulty in combining the ingredients add 1-2 tsp milk.

6. Roll the the dough in log shape and wrap in cling film.

7. Keep the log in fridge for 2-3 hours.

8. Remove the cling film after 2 hours and slice them.

9. Keep on baking tray lined with parchment paper.

10. Bake at 170°C for 10-12 minutes.

11. Let your kids enjoy with milk.

Pictorial:







1. Mix together butter and sugar.








2. Beat till becomes creamy and pale.










3. Add flour.








4. Add chopped pistachios and cranberry.








5. Combine together to make a dough.








6. Make a log.








7. Wrap in cling film.








8. Cut into slices and place on lined baking tray.








9. Bake at 170°C for 10-12 minutes.


 10. It's done.













 11. These are super tasty cookies...













12. And super crunchy.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

NUTELLA BROWNIE


Perfect brownie is one which has crisp crackly top, super fudgy center, chewy or gooey in all the right places.

I make different versions of brownie, like  walnut brownie, lava brownie and now this brownie with Nutella. 

You can make ample to dishes using Nutella like: chocolate pudding, Nutella filled pancake, Nutella flower cookies, Nutella filled cupcakes, Nutella ice-cream, Nutella doughnuts, Nutella no-bake cake

In this recipe I have not used dark chocolate at all, which is the main ingredient of brownie which helps in getting crackly top...instead I used Nutella to get that effect. Spreading Nutella on top of batter is MUST to get that effect. 

Topping Nutella over batter, not only gives the flaky top but also makes it super gooey from inside.

It's one of the simplest brownie to make with very less ingredients and that too when the outcome is perfect.


INGREDIENTS:
1 1/4 cup Nutella
1/3 cup  softened butter

1/2 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 eggs

METHOD
1. In a bowl beat together sugar and butter.

2. Add eggs and beat well.

3. Add 3/4 cup Nutella. Mix well.

4. Transfer in greased baking pan.

5. Now spread remaining Nutella on top and spread all over with light hands making sure not to mix it with batter. This is a very important step for flaky top.

6. Pop in pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes or till skewer comes out to be clean at 180°C.

7. Slice and enjoy.....

 Pictorial:










1. Beat together sugar and butter.










2. Add eggs.











3. Beat well.













4. Add 3/4 cup of Nutella.










5. Add in flour.

6.Mix well.










7. Transfer in lined baking pan.










8. Top rest of the Nutella.










9. Swirl or spread like this. Bake at 180°C. for 20 -25 minutes or till skewer comes to be clean.








10. Mine was done in 20 minutes.












11. Slice.












12. So gooey from inside.