Eggless Christmas Cupcakes
Feb26

Eggless Christmas Cupcakes

Ingredients • Self raising flour – 450g + Plain flour – 50g • Mixed dried fruits (I used a mixture of dates, apricots, prunes, cranberries, raisins, sultanas and cherries) – 350g • Dark brown sugar (such as muscavado) – 320g • Sparkling water – 250ml • Chopped pecans – 80g • Ground almonds – 100g • Baking soda – 1 tsp • Baking powder – 2 tsp • Ground mixed spice (cloves, nutmeg,...

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Fruit and Nut Cookie Bars
Feb26

Fruit and Nut Cookie Bars

Ingredients •1 ½ cup flour (I use 1 cup regular flour and ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour) •½ cup butter, 1 stick •2 cups sugar •1 tsp baking powder •1 tsp vanilla •1 tbsp flaxseed meal, optional •1 ½ tsp egg replacer, mixed with 2 tbsp warm water •½ cup butterscotch pieces •1 cup chopped mixed nuts •½ cup mixed dried fruit bits, coarsely chopped •½ cup coconut Preparation 1.Lightly grease a 8x8x2-inch baking pan. 2.In a medium bowl,...

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Cardamom-Orange Butter
Feb23

Cardamom-Orange Butter

This butter can be made with either orange juice concentrate or orange marmalade, both yielding vibrant results. Equally delicious is a variation made with rose petal jam. Both orange and rose are compatible with cardamom. Best served on morning breads, muffins or crackers. Preparation time (after ingredients are assembled): a few minutes Ingredients • Unsalted butter, preferably Homemade (page 104), at room temperature – 1-1½...

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Mango Muffins (Eggless)
Feb18

Mango Muffins (Eggless)

Ingredients  •Maida – 200 grams •Salt – 1/4 teaspoon •Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon •Baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon •Sugar – 100 grams (adjust according to taste) •Oil – 50 grams •Mango pulp – 1/2 cup •Milk – 1/2 cup Preparation: 1. Mix maida, salt, baking soda, baking powder and sieve them together. Keep aside. 2. Next, add sugar to the mango pulp and grind them together. 3. Next, add oil...

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Cardamom Shortbread Cookies
Feb10

Cardamom Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients: • Unsalted butter, at room temperature – 1 cup • Crushed cardamom seeds -1 tsp or Fresh ginger paste – 2 tsp • Superfine sugar or jaggery – ½ cup (110g) • Unbleached white flour – 2½ cups (300g) • Fine semolina (pasta flour) – ½ cup (85g) • Salt – ¼ tsp • Baking powder – ¼ tsp Preparation: 1. Preheat the oven to 250 F (120 C). 2. Cream the butter and cardamom or ginger in a mixing...

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Carob Fudge Cake
Feb05

Carob Fudge Cake

  Ingredients: • Butter, room temperature – 125g (4 ounces) • Caster sugar – 1 cup • Vanilla essence  – 1 tsp • Carob powder – 1 cup • Hot water – ½ cup • Fresh lemon juice – 2 tsp • Milk – 1 cup • Plain flour – 1 2/3 cups • Baking powder – 1 tsp • Bicarbonate of soda – 1 tsp • Salt – a pinch • Carob Vienna Icing For Carob Vienna Icing • Butter – 125 g (4...

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