Friday, February 28, 2014

Fruit Sandwich | ಫ್ರೂಟ್ ಸ್ಯಾಂಡ್ ವಿಚ್

ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ. 

As all of us know, fruits are very good source of nutrients needed for our body. For fruit lovers like me, anything that's made using fruits sounds delicious! Recently, we had enjoyed the season of grapes and enjoyed various dishes with fruits. Apart from regular fruit salad and ice creams, I wanted to try something new with fruits this time. What came to my mind is Fruit Sandwich which I had long back in a restaurant. I still remember the taste of that yummy sandwich filled with lots of seasonal fruits and cream. 
For various salads and ice creams, pineapple makes a good combo along with juicy grapes. I just used these two fruits along with cream for the filling. My family enjoyed eating this delicious sandwich for the evening snacks and everybody liked it. 
Below is the recipe of Fruit Sandwich for you! And here is a small tip before you go ahead for preparation..don't forget to keep all the ingredients refrigerated before using, coz the sandwich tastes better when its cool!

Preparation time: 30 - 35 minutes
Difficulty level: Medium
Yield: 8 pieces

  • Sweet bread - 16 slices
  • Pineapple chunks - 2 cup
  • Fresh grapes - 2 cup
  • Powdered sugar - 1/4 cup
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Fresh cream - 200 gm

  • Dissolve 3 tsp of sugar powder in 1 cup of water and keep it aside.
  • Beat the fresh cream well and prepare the whipping cream. Add sugar powder for taste and mix it well. Keep it refrigerated till use.
  • Place two bread slices on the plate. Sprinkle 2 - 3 tsp of sugar syrup on both the sides. 
  • Spread a thick layer of whipping cream on one slice of bread. Top it generously with pineapple chunks and grapes.
  • Cover it with another slice of bread and serve immediately!

  • Keep all the ingredients refrigerated before use. Fruit Sandwich tastes better when it is cool!

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Orange Shortbread | Orange Biscuits | ಆರೇಂಜ್ ಶಾರ್ಟ್ ಬ್ರೆಡ್ | ಆರೇಂಜ್ ಬಿಸ್ಕಿಟ್

ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ. 

I came across this recipe few days back. It was written on the back of All purpose flour packet. They had used orange zest in this recipe to give it a nice flavor. Orange zest means the grated peel of orange. This was the first time I used orange zest in my cooking. Loved this simple recipe and gave it a try! Shortbread was light and crispy with the nice aroma of orange zest.
I have tried this recipe several times already and the shortbread got over within 2 days every time. I'm sure, kids love this yummy and crispy shortbread. Also, you can give it as teething biscuits to babies for biting.
Wish you happy cooking :)

Preparation time: 40 minutes
Difficulty level: Medium
Yield: 25 pieces (depending on the size)

  • Zest of 2 Naval Oranges
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup (plus 2 tsp if you want to make it sweet)
  • All purpose flour / Maida - 3 cups (approx)
  • Unsalted butter - 125 gm

  • Transfer the sugar to mixie jar and make a fine powder. 
  • Let the butter be in room temperature. Beat it nicely and then add powdered sugar. Beat it till its fluffy and creamy. Add the orange zest and mix it well.    
  • Fold in the all purpose flour little by little and make a smooth dough. Keep adding the flour till you are able to make a dough ball out of it.  
  • Dust the rolling surface with some dry flour. Roll out the big dough ball into a large circle using a rolling pin and cut it into desired shapes. Rolling is not compulsory, you can make it into any shape of your choice.
  • Pre heat the oven to 170°C. Arrange the shaped shortbread pieces in the oven tray and bake them for 15 - 20 minutes or till golden brown. Take them out after 5 minutes and allow to cool.
  • Shortbread will become crispy once they cool down. Store them in an air tight jar and enjoy with your cup of tea or coffee!
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