Saturday, March 16, 2013

Simple-Raspberry Cake

You know you are blessed when you can share the love for food with your colleagues-loving not only to eat food but also to cook. You can spend endless time everyday chatting about the food you love and food you cook. So, when one of my coworker baked and brought this simply delicious bread/cake, I can not stop myself from bugging her to get the recipe. And she was kind enough to give me the recipe which was originally from a magazine. It is easy to make and goes so well with a cup of tea or coffee.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 50 minutes


All purpose flour - 2 cups
Sugar - 3/4th cup
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Salt-  1/2 tsp
1 egg
1 cup milk (original recipe said coconut milk)
1/3 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup raspberry jam, melted

Preheat oven to 350F and grease and flour a8 inch loaf pan.

Stir together first 4 ingredients. Beat the egg with milk (cold, otherwise the egg will get scrambled) and butter in a separate bowl. Add the egg mixture to the flour mix.

Stir the mix until well mixed and moistened.

Spoon half the mix into the greased pan and layer it up with the raspberry jam. 

Add the remaining batter on top of it. Using a knife swirl the jam through the batter. 

Bake it for 50 minutes or till the fork when inserted comes out clean. Cool it down completely before slicing.

Enjoy the warm yummy cake with a cup of tea. If you get time to read a book along, it becomes heavenly.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Quesadilla for Breakfast-How about it?

As a kid I barely had the option to choose my breakfast and that too from a list that consisted only of three to four different items.  Usually it was always "dudh-muri", puffed rice in milk. I remember many days when I did not want to eat it and my mom would say, "lokkhi meyer moton kheye nao", eat like a good girl without any fuss. And on sundays it was invariably luchi, sada aloor tarkari and jilipi. On few occasions my mother would have made chowmein with lots of vegetables for me (specially in winter). But living in a global village as we do, I try to make different types of easy and healthy breakfast from around the world. While browsing the net for simple yet healthy recipe of something that my lilA could eat, I came across this simple quesadilla recipe. Its made only with 3 ingredients and is super fast to make. Quesa in Spanish means cheese, but quesadilla can have any fillings of your choice, from beans as in Mexican style to keema curry as in desi style. 

Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: 8 minutes


2 store bought flour tortillas
1 cup of shredded cheese mix (I used a mix of jack, cheddar and asedaro)
3 eggs
2 tablespoon milk (optional)

Beat the eggs with milk and salt and pepper to taste. Heat oil in a pan. (It is best to use a pan of almost same size of the tortilla). Pour the egg mix. Top it up with half cheese mix.

Cook for 2 minutes and place a tortilla on top of it. Cook for another 1 minute. 


Flip the tortilla carefully upside down. And add the remaining cheese mix on top of it. 

Place the second tortilla on top it. Press with the spatula. It will be very fluffy. Cook for minute or so and then flip it again. Cook for another minute. Be careful not to burn the tortillas. Cut the tortilla into 8 pie pieces with a pizza cutter or a knife, if you don't have one (like me!).

Your quesadilla is ready to enjoy. And it tasted so good!