Showing posts with label SNACK. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SNACK. Show all posts

Sunday, April 23, 2017

MANGO CAKE RECIPE


A homemade Mango Cake made with fresh mango.  Always love to add a fruit in my dessert.   I left with no more mango so unable to use this fruit for topping or as a prop.

Used fresh pureed mango but you can make use of canned one too. Make sure you drain the fruit well.

Adjust the sugar according to the sweetness of the mango, may be you need not use all the amount stated in the recipe.  For richer cake, opt for melted butter instead of vegetable oil.

Mango Cake turned out great without cracks on top.  You can definitely play around with your favorite frosting to dress up this cake.


Other cake recipes you should try:

Fresh Apple Cake

Eggless Chocolate Cake

Low Fat Banana Cake Eggless


Sunday, April 16, 2017

THE BEST SWEET YEAST ROLLS RECIPE

The Best Sweet Yeast Rolls Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

A slightly different way to make a fluffy rolls.  Am curious to know how The Best Sweet Yeast Rolls turned  out after watching a video by Today Food-Tasty..

It starts by mixing flour. sugar. warm milk and melted butter in a mixing bowl.  No kneading at this stage, cover and let rise for 60 minutes.

After the dough has risen, add baking powder, salt and additional flour little by little. Stir the dough together with your rubber spatula or wooden spoon. The dough is super sticky. Roll out on heavily floured surface into a rectangle, apply butter and sprinkle with brown sugar (I used orange colored one).   Equally cut into 10 slices.  Roll each into a ball and place onto a greased baking pan.

Original recipe is called Homemade Cinnamon Rolls but  I  change my mind and shape them into a round ball.

The Best Sweet Yeast Rolls turned out PERFECT,  rose beautifully. Amazing taste, worth all my effort.

Other bread recipes you would be interested:

Braided Nutella Brioche
Cinnamon Rolls
Chocolate Swirl Bread

The Best Sweet Yeast Rolls Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, April 9, 2017

PENNE PIZZA RECIPE

Penne Pizza Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Another twist to a classic pizza recipe using cooked pasta.

Mostly, it uses spaghetti but I have  replaced it with penne. I think spaghetti is the best choice since it is thinner, easy to clump together and you'll get perfect slice.

There  are so many different type of pasta available in the market   Most common are macaroni, spaghetti, angel hair, bow ties and spiral shaped

My Penne Pizza contains no meat but you could easily add  cooked chicken, sausages or meat with other mixture of vegetables of your choice.

You can use glass dish or cake pan with removable bottom part. This Penne Pizza needs a plenty of tomato/ spaghetti sauce, cheese and right balance of spices to become a tastiest one pot meal so adjust accordingly to your preference.

Other pizza recipes:

Pizza Rolls

How to make Chicken Calzone

Homemade Tuna Pizza

Penne Pizza Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, April 2, 2017

MILK BREAD ROLLS RECIPE

Milk Bread Rolls Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

A fluffy Milk  Bread Rolls that are  a treat for your breakfast or in between snack,

Another project on yeast bread, I made these Milk Bread Rolls that was slightly differ from my regular method.

Normally used instant yeast, added directly to the flour but this time, dissolved it in water together with sugar, the same way you did with active dry yeast.

If you intend to make use of active dry yeast,   add  a quarter teaspoon more =  1 1/4 teaspoons.

Kneading is another vital part of making bread if kneading by hand, you have to do it for at least 8-10 minutes until it is elastic and smooth.

Am so glad these Milk Bread Rolls turned out great, I love to dunk it in my coffee.

Milk Bread Rolls Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Other bread recipes:

Spiral Apple Bread  

Soft Butter Rolls 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

CHEESY QUICK BREAD RECIPE

Cheesy Quick Bread Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

This mix and bake Cheesy Quick Bread was a nice change from a regular sweet treats I have baked.

Am a fan of quick and easy bread that can be whipped up for less than an hour.  Never used cheese in quick bread so this is my first trial.

Most of the recipe called for cheddar or other sharp tasting cheese but I only have cream cheese so make use of that. Only added half the amount of cheese required.

Since this is a savory bread, added only a tablespoon of sugar.  You may add more for a sweeter version.

This Cheesy Quick Bread turned out great, my kids loved it and the best part it is super easy to make.

Other quick bread recipes you should check out:

Irish Barmbrack

Fantastic Apricot Bread.

Blueberry Oatmeal Bread.

Pumpkin Banana Bread


Cheesy Quick Bread Recipe  @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, March 19, 2017

CONGO BARS RECIPE

Congo  Bars Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Congo Bars are a delicious  dessert bars that are loaded with nuts and chocolate chips.

I have tweaked this  recipe by replacing some of the flour with whole wheat.  You can use other nuts as well like pecan or macadamia,

Don't have chocolate chips at the moment so substitute it with chocolate rice (sprinkles) instead.   Sadly, manage to add  about half a cup of the sprinkles since that was what I have.  It would look nice if you sprinkle the chocolate chips also on top.

These Congo Bars came out well and easy to handle,  used a spoon to level it out.   I found these bars  are pretty sweet,  would reduce the sugar further, but this is my personal preference..

Other  bars recipe you should check out:

How to bake No Sugar Date Oatmeal Bars

Blackcurrant Oat Bars

Healthy Breakfast Bars

Cocoa Banana Bars

Congo Bars Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


Sunday, March 12, 2017

MINI ONION SAMOSA RECIPE

Mini Onion Samosa Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

A favorite in our household, these savory bites are filled with curried onion and shallow fried.

I have made this Mini Samosa  in the past and now craving to eat them now. This time. I choose red onion to be stuffed in my samosa.

Make my Mini Onion Samosa smaller than the regular ones, it was just nice for one bite.  Feel free to vary the size by dividing the dough into lesser balls for bigger samosa.  Also used a combination of plain flour and whole wheat flour  that yield a slightly darker shade than  the normal samosa.

The onion stuffing was seasoned with chili powder to add some punch  but you can decrease of increase according to your tolerance.

As you know. regular samosas are deep fried but I prefer to shallow fry them.  This does not effect the taste of this Mini Onion Samosa at all, they are still turned awesome.

Come, enjoy these bite sized beauties  with a cup of your favorite drink.

Other snack recipes you should try:

Egg Curry Puffs from scratch

Apple Oatmeal Bars

Prata Tuna Rolls

Fruit Cornflakes Bars

Mini Onion Samosa Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, February 26, 2017

HEALTHY BANANA BUNDT BREAD RECIPE

Healthy Banana Bundt Bread Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Healthy Banana Bundt Bread  was made without oil or butter but still so moist and delicious.

If you're a regular visitor of my blog, you would notice, I have baked more than a dozen of banana cake/bread with slight variation on the ingredients used.

Stumbled upon this recipe while browsing Facebook.  Am eager to try it out since it uses yogurt and eggs to moisten the batter.

The original recipe uses 1/3 cup of honey but I have replaced it with half a cup of brown sugar.  This amount is just perfect for us. You can add more if you like it sweeter.

Am so glad, Healthy Banana Bundt Bread turned out incredibly fluffy and moist,   Less then 24 hours, it was almost gone, my family really love this bread.

Other quick bread recipes  you should check out:

Fantastic Apricot Bread

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Flat Top Banana Bread

Healthy Banana Bundt Bread Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, February 19, 2017

BRAIDED BREAD RINGS RECIPE

Braided Bread Rings Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

These rolls are made with sweet bread dough, shape into  long rope of 12 in folded into 2 and braided,

After browsing You Tube, I came across a bunch of gorgeous rolls with different braiding techniques. They used no special gadget but simply turning the dough by braiding and twisting. I borrow that idea to shape my Braided Bread Rings.

I was pleasantly surprised to see, how easy to turn your dough into something beautiful by looking at those videos.

For the dough, I used my trusted  Braided Masala Bread recipe or use your favorite bread recipe.   If sticky, do not be afraid to add a bit more flour.

Sometimes Braided Bread Rings do become a little squished but overall the results  are simply stunning.

Braided Bread Rings Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


Sunday, February 12, 2017

EGGLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE 2 RECIPE

Eggless Chocolate Cake 2 Recipe  @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

This simple chocolate cake is totally made without  milk, eggs or butter and no mixer is needed.  .

You would be surprised that this Eggless Chocolate Cake 2 turned out deeply flavored, moist and fluffy.

It all started by bringing  water, oil, sugar. cocoa power  to a boil. Allow to cool a bit then add the rest of the ingredients.

Eggless Chocolate Cake 2 was an excellent choice for those with dietary restrictions. It  was such a winner!  I felt no need for icing the cake but this is entirely up to you.

Eggless Chocolate Cake 2 Recipe  @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

I have other chocolate cake recipes you should try too:

Chocolate Cake w/Chocolate Frosting

Best Cocoa Brownies

Eeggless Chocolate Cake

Sunday, January 29, 2017

PERFECT BANANA CAKE RECIPE

Perfect Banana Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

The best banana cake that was moist and came out beautiful.

As you might notice, I have baked banana cake regularly be it plain,  contains fruit or chocolate ones and now adding another fantastic recipe called Perfect Banana Cake. 

Full banana flavor, so moist, just the right amount of sweetness and the easiest to make.

Perfect Banana Cake was baked using varied temperature.  At first, I baked at 180 C for 15 minutes on the lowest rack then transfer the pan to sit on middle rack for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Baked the cake on lowest rack since I love the bottom to be well browned.

Other cake recipes you should try:

Banana Upside Down Cake

Eggless Chocolate Cake

Low Fat Banana Cake Eggless

Perfect Banana Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, January 22, 2017

JAPANESE COTTON CHEESECAKE RECIPE

Japanese Cotton Cheesecake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

A soft and wonderful cake loaded with cream cheese and eggs  cooked in a hot water bath method.

After my successful attempt in making Butter Cheesecake, am eager to try this Japanese Cotton Cheesecake recipe.  It uses egg separation method and bakes in hot water bath.  This procedure ensures a gentle and uniform heat around the food.

It is much easier to separate an egg if it is chilled as it was slightly thicker than a regular egg.

My project to make Japanese Cotton Cheesecake went smoothly but I have one small problem though. My cake top did not turn golden brown  as done by others but  the edges do despite shifting the pan on the top rack.   Don't understand why this happens?

This cake baked up wonderful, no air bubbles in the cake, has a good taste and quality.  Everyone asked  for a second slice.

Japanese Cotton Cheesecake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, January 1, 2017

TRICOLOR MARBLE CAKE RECIPE

Tricolor Marble Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Another butter cake project that has 3 color and swirled to get a marbling effect.

We're just entering a new year and I like to dedicate this post to my wonderful readers.  Wishing you a Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

You might notice that I deeply in love with  anything matble, be it dessert or bread.  For example the following recipes that I have tried:

Moist Marble Banana Cake

Chocolate Marble Bread

Marble Cake

This Tricolor Marble Cake made of 3 colors, green, red and plain. Not only colors but you can add any flavoring like strawberry, coffee, blueberry, pandan or lemon that suits the color of your choice. I don't have those so added only food coloring.

My Tricolor Marble Cake turned faint in color since I have used only 2 drops of the food coloring.  I think you should add little bit more to get vivid color.  Nevertheless it turned out rich, moist and delightful.

Tricolor Marble Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, December 18, 2016

FRUIT CORNFLAKES BARS RECIPE

Fruit Cornflakes Bars Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

A combination of cornflakes and dried fruits makes these bars a wonderful treat.

It has been awhile I made breakfast bars.   Since my cornflakes are sitting idly in the cupboard. it is the right time to turn them into a delicious grab and go slices.

These  Fruit Cornflakes Bars  are so versatile, there are so many variations you can made from it.  Either add  fresh or dried fruit when mixing them,  I used  1 cup dried grapes and  1/4 cup of fresh blueberries or use a total of one and quarter  cup of fruit you have in hand..   You can even add chopped nuts like almond, walnut or pecan too.

These chewy, tender Fruit Cornflakes Bars are packed with tasty ingredients.

Fruit Cornflakes Bars Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, December 11, 2016

ZEBRA OIL CAKE RECIPE

Zebra Oil Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

An easy but impressive  cake using oil that has two contrasting colors.

Zebra Oil Cake is similar with butter cake but used oil instead with two colored stripes.

I used my electric hand mixer to beat sugar and eggs on high speed until it turns fluffy, thick  and pale in color for about 5 minutes.

The batter is divided into 2, one portion leaves as it is while the other mix in the cocoa powder. Now is the fun part, layering the batter by alternating between the plain and chocolate one until  both batter have been used up.  You need not spread the batter, it would spread by itself.

Do you know the difference between zebra and marble cake.? Zebra Oil Cake has almost even stripes where else marble cake has uneven pattern by swirling around the batter to create a marble effect.


Zebra Oil Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Other similar cake recipe you should check :

Eggless Marble Banana CakeBanana Chocolate Bread Marbled and   Marble Cake

Sunday, November 13, 2016

EASY LEMON YOGURT CAKE RECIPE

Easy Lemon Yogurt Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Ultra  moist and slight tanginess makes this cake a favorite for everyone.

Incredibly tasty and you just can't  stop at one slice! Easy Lemon Yogurt Cake uses freshly squeezed lemon juice and grated lemon zest.   It is  packed with delicious lemon flavor.

I used a wire whisk to beat  sugar and  eggs until pale and creamy t or use your mixer to do the job.  Always love a simple recipe yet turned out wondeful.

You can ice the cake after it has cooled or pour lemon syrup on top while it is still warm.  Am not a fan of those so we have it as it is.

This Easy Lemon Yogurt Cake is the best lemon cake I have made in ages.  Even a couple of days later.  the last piece still tastes lovely.

Easy Lemon Yogurt Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, November 6, 2016

NO YEAST BRAIDED SAVORY BREAD RECIPE

No Yeast Braided Savory Bread Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

A quick way to enjoy your bread without waiting and rising the dough by making this No Yeast Braided Savory Bread.

This is a wonderful recipe for a yeast free bread using few simple ingredients you already have in your pantry.  No Yeast Braided Savory Bread is very versatile and so easy to make.

Since my family requested for a savory filling,  I used  curried green peas and potato.  You can vary the stuffing  depending on your preference either sweet or savory.

Turn this bread into whatever shape you prefer -  a regular or decorative one.

I love this No Yeast Braided Bread very much,  it is very easy to work with, retain its shape and bake beautifully.

Other quick bread recipes you should check out:

Blueberry Oatmeal Bread.

Pumpkin Banana Bread

No Yeast Braided Savory Bread Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, October 30, 2016

TANGZHONG SWEET BUNS RECIPE


Tangzhong Sweet Buns Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

A soft and fluffy sweet buns recipe using water roux (tangzhong) method.

Tangzhong Sweet Buns  is a basic recipe that can be transformed into honeycomb buns, pull apart bread, chocolate, cinnamon rolls or stuffed with either sweet or savory filling.

Before proceeding to bake this bread, prepare the tangzhong.  You need to cool the water roux before adding it to the dough.

These buns need to rise twice, one after kneading into smooth ball and immediately after shaping them.

If you intend to turn into honeycomb buns,  shape into a tiny ball and stuff with sweet or savory filling.  Place these balls in a concentric circles.  After baking, pour sugar syrup or butterscotch sauce on top if you're using a sweet filling.

As for cinnamon rolls, roll out the dough into a rectangle,  spread with butter, sprinkle with cinnamon brown sugar mixture evenly over the dough, leaving 1/2 in border all around,  roll up and cut into 1 in thick slices.

Tangzhong Sweet Buns  turned out fantastic, remarkably soft  and very flavorful.   Importantly the dough is also very manageable, very nice dough to work with.

Tangzhong Sweet Buns Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Other bread recipes you might want to try:

Banana Yeast Tartlet.

Monkey Bread From Scratch

Stuffed Bread

Tangzhong Sweet Buns Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, September 25, 2016

MOIST PUMPKIN BREAD RECIPE

Moist Pumpkin Bread Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

A deliciously spiced and moist pumpkin bread recipe, no mixer required.

Moist Pumpkin Bread Recipe  has to be one of  my favorite quick breads.  I made it with fresh pumpkin from scratch.

This is the easiest to make by combining a dry and wet ingredients in one bowl with just a whisk.

This Moist Pumpkin Bread Recipe  is a pretty basic recipe, but fell free to add semi sweet chocolate chip, raisin, seeds or nuts to make it even full of good stuff.

Moist Pumpkin Bread Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, September 4, 2016

BLUEBERRY BANANA CAKE RECIPE

Bluebery Banana Cake  Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Blueberry and banana go surprisingly well together,  make a very moist and flavorful  Blueberry Banana Cake.

When you have a bunch of banana and blueberries so this is a right time to combine both and turn them into a scrumptious treat.  If you are a fan of banana, you can check other cake recipes below using banana as a star ingredient.

Eggless Marble Banana Cake
Banana Chocolate Bread Marbled
Marble Cake

This recipe is a straight forward one and ready in a matter of minutes.   You can use a mixer or just a whisk to make this Blueberry Banana  Cake.

Really delicious, I love this combo , this cake was complete hit with kids and visitors/  Blueberry adds a juicy fruitiness  and a subtle flavor, not overpowering  by banana.

Bluebery Banana Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com