Chocolate Banana Bundles /Chocolate Apple Bundles





Chocolate banana bundle is quick,irresistible dessert can be made in no time if the puff pasty is available in the refrigerator.Mostly I make the puff pastry in large quantities and store it in the freezer.

 The weather is getting cold and dull, as a result not much of sunlight,wanted to bake a quick recipe so that I can click it in the day light.As I have puff pastry in the freezer, got the idea of using it and make this dessert which I had it couple of weeks back in a party.

For this recipe,all you need is to stuff some sugar coated banana or apple in the pastry sheet,fold it and bake.Once it cools down drizzle it with some melted chocolate.




                        

                    Chocolate Banana Bundles /Chocolate Apple Bundles


                                                                  
  
   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 15-20 minutes
   Baking time ~ 18-22 minutes
   Makes ~ 10-12
  


   Ingredients


  
Ingredient
Quantity
Puff Pastry
 2  sheets
Banana (medium ripe)
2(sliced lengthwise)
Apple 
1 (sliced)
Brown sugar
2 tbs
Butter/vennai
2 tbs
Chocolate chips
1/3 cup
Powdered sugar
as need for
sprinkling

   Method
  • Line the baking pan with parchment paper and keep it aside. Preheat the oven in 400 F.
  • Now in a pan add the butter and sugar,turn on the flame.Let the sugar melts.Put off the flame.
  • Now add in the sliced banana and apple wedges,gently toss it well so that the sugar coats well.
  • Take the pastry sheet and on a floured surfaced gently roll it and cut it to 4x4 piece.Now gently keep the apple or banana slice in the center of the sheet.Overlap both the corners of pastry sheet over the banana as shown in the picture. 
  •  Pinch it well to seal properly.Arrange it on a lined baking tray. 
  • Bake it in the pre-heated oven for 18-20 minutes or until the bundles turned golden and crisp.Meanwhile melt the chocolate in the double boiler.Once the bundles are cool down,drizzle the melted chocolate on it.
  • Sprinkle the powdered sugar and serve it.




  • While overlapping both the sides,pinch it well.If it is too dry then apply some water and pinch it.
  • For the apple bundle sprinkle some cinnamon powder over the apple for extra rich flavor.
  • If needed egg wash or milk wash can be done.
  • Drizzle the chocolate on to the bundles,once it is cool down.



Enjoy...............................



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Saltine Crackers





Saltine crackers are thin,square crackers made with flour and baking soda,sprinkled with coarse salt.Saltine crackers are guilt free snack can be eaten as such or with some cheese,peanut butter or some dipping.

Coming to the recipe,these are  crunchy crackers,super easy to make and totally delicious.I made them in small squares,you can make it bigger with a different shape.Varieties of dried herbs can also be used for flavoring.These crackers are so tempting and both of my kids finished these cute as soon as I finished clicking.




  

                                      Saltine Crackers
                                      

                                                                  
  
   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 15-20 minutes
   Baking time ~ 15-18 minutes
   Serves ~ 3
  


   Ingredients


  
Ingredient
Quantity
All purpose flour/maida
1 cup
Butter/vennai
2 tbs
Olive oil
2 tbs
Salt
1/2 tsp
Baking Powder
1/4 tsp

   For the topping

Ingredient
Quantity
Olive oil
2 tsp
Coarse Salt
as needed to sprinkle
Dried herbs
as needed(optional)

Method
  • Line the baking pan with parchment paper and keep it aside. Preheat the oven in 400 F.
  • Now in a bowl all the ingredients given ,mix it well.Slowly add water and knead it to  a soft pliable dough.
  • Divide the dough into 2 equal portions and roll each portion to a thin round or rectangle using a rolling pin.With the help of cookie cutter or knife cut into small squares.Transfer it to the lined baking tray.
  •  Now  brush each cracker with olive oil and make 3-4  small holes using a fork on the cracker.Sprinkle some coarse salt and bake it in a pre-heated oven for 15-18 minutes or till the crackers turned golden.
  • After cooling store it in an air tight container.



    • While rolling,roll the dough to a thin sheet.
    • The crackers may be soft,when it is hot,after cooling it will be crispy and crunchy.
    • Dried herbs can be topped along with the coarse salt.


    Enjoy...............................



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    Paneer Puff Pastry Pinwheels / Paneer Puff Pastry Swirls





    Starting the second week of Bake-a-thon with a simple yet kid's friendly snack with puff pastry.These pinwheels /swirls can be made,sweet or savory with number of stuffing.
    Today I am sharing a savory version with paneer aka cottage cheese stuffing.The stuffing is so simple and all you need is to mix paneer with the dry spices,no need of any cooking.Once the stuffing is ready, spread a layer on the pastry sheet,roll it and cut into slices.Bake it in a pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes,a delicious and quick snack is ready.


      

                              Paneer Puff Pastry Pinwheels / Paneer Puff Pastry Swirls
                                          

                                                                      
      
       Basic Information

       Preparation time ~ 15-20 minutes
       Baking time ~ 18-22 minutes
       Makes ~ 12-14
      


       Ingredients


      
    Ingredient
    Quantity
    Puff Pastry
     2 (5X10 inch) sheets
    Paneer(crumbled)
    3/4 cup 
    Green chilly/pacha milagai
    2(finely chopped)
    Turmeric powder/manjal podi
    1/2 tsp
    Aamchur powder
    1 tsp
    Garam masala powder
    1/2 tsp
    Salt
    3/4 tsp
    Coriander leaves(finely chopped)
    2 tbs

       Method
    • Line the baking pan with parchment paper and keep it aside. Preheat the oven in 400 F.
    • Now in a bowl all the ingredients given except pastry sheet.Mix it well and set it aside.
    • Take the pastry sheet and on a floured surfaced gently roll it and spread a generous amount of stuffing.
    •  Now carefully roll from the one end and roll it to a log and pinch the ends and seal it.
    • Slice the roll into 1 inch thickness.Arrange it on a lined baking tray and bake it in the pre-heated oven for 18-20 minutes or until the pinwheels turned golden and crisp.
    • Serve it warm with ketchup or hot and sweet sauce.





    • While rolling the sheet,roll it tightly.
    • After slicing the roll,gently press and keep it on the tray.
    • If needed egg wash or milk wash can be done.

    Enjoy...............................



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    Eggless Vanilla Tea Cake



    Vanilla flavored tea cakes or pound cakes are my kids favorite and used to make it often.But these days due to diet conscious and gluten intolerance,baking takes back seat.For the year 2018,this cake was the first bake happened in my kitchen in last week of November.
    Coming back to the recipe,it's a recipe noted down from a good friend of mine.This is a butter less cake,uses olive oil and yogurt with some basic ingredients.This cake is mildly sweet and perfect to serve with a cup of tea.





                                                                        
                                                                
                                                     Eggless Vanilla Tea Cake


                                                                      
      
       Basic Information

       Preparation time ~ 15-20 minutes
       Baking time ~ 40-42 minutes
       Makes ~ 2 (6"x 3") loaf
      


       Ingredients


      
    Ingredient
    Quantity
    All purpose flour/maida
     1.5 cups
    Custard powder
    2 tbs
    Milk powder
    2 tbs
    Baking powder
    1 tsp
    Baking soda
    1/8 tsp
    Granulated white sugar
    1 cup
    Olive oil or any neutral oil
    1/2 cup
    Vanilla extract
    1 tsp
    Salt
    a pinch
    Yogurt/thayir
    2 tbs
    Milk
    2-3 tbs

       Method
    • Take all purpose flour,baking powder,baking soda,custard powder,milk powder and salt and mix it well.Sieve it for couple of times.Grease the baking pan with baking spray or oil and dust some flour.Keep it aside and preheat the oven in 350 F.
    • Now in a bowl take the,yogurt,olive oil and whisk in a hand blender or whisker for 30 seconds.Now to this,add the sugar and whisk it well until creamy.Add in the vanilla extract and mix it well.
    • To this add in the sieved flour mixture in batches and gently combine it well.If needed add in the milk and mix it well. 
    • Pour the batter into greased pan and keep this in a preheated oven.Bake it for 40-42 minutes(mine took 42 minutes) or until a tooth pick comes out clean.Let it rest it for couple of minutes and invert the cake to a wire rack and allow it to cool completely.
    • Slice and serve it.



    • The sweetness was just perfect with the given measurement.If you want the cake to be on the sweeter side add up to 1.25 cups
    • Slice the cake once its completely cool down.
    • As the batter raises,fill pan 3/4th with the cake batter.

    Enjoy...............................



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    Eggless Almond Cookies


    Today's recipe for Bake-A-Thon is a simple,eggless,mouth melting almond cookies.This cookie dough is a basic cookie dough recipe with almond flour,studded with almonds.The cookies turned out so crunchy and mouth meting and my kids loved it.The original recipe,I noted it from Land-O-Lakes and slightly tweaked it.Also it has an egg wash but I just skipped it as I want an eggless version.




                                                   

                                                     Eggless Almond Cookies


                                                                      
      
       Basic Information

       Preparation time ~ 15 minutes
       Chilling time ~ 10-12 minutes
       Baking time ~ 12-15 minutes
       Makes ~ 14-16 cookies
        


      Ingredients


      

    Ingredient
    Quantity
    All purpose flour/maida
    1 cup+2 tbs
    Almond Powder
    3 tbs
    Whole almonds(blanched)
    15-16
    Milk powder
    2 tbs(optional)
    Salt
    1/4 tsp
    Baking powder
    a pinch
    Sugar
    1/3 cup
    Butter/vennai
    1/2 cup or 1 stick
    Milk
    1 tbs(if needed)



       Method 
    • Soak the almonds in hot water for 15 minutes and remove the skin a keep it aside.Mix in all purpose flour,milk powder,baking powder and salt in a bowl and keep it aside.
    • In a bowl take the butter and powdered sugar.Cream it well,to this add the all purpose flour mixture,mix it well.If the dough is too crumbly then add some milk and knead it to a smooth dough.
    • Take a big gooseberry size of dough and roll in to smooth ball and keep it on a lined baking tray.Continue for the rest of the dough.Now gently flatten the dough ball and press in the blanched almond in each cookies dough.Refrigerate it for 10-15 minutes.Now pre-heat the oven at 350 F and bake it for 15 minutes or till the cookies turned golden and crunchy.Remove it and cool it on a cooling rack.
    • Store it in an air tight container after its completely cool down.



    • The cookies will be crispy once its completely cool down.Do not bake it more than 15 minutes.
    • The butter should be in room temperature.
    • If salted butter is used then no need of extra salt.
    • Here I used the store bought almond powder.


    Enjoy...............................



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