Do you remember my Chocolate Crinkle Cookies? This one is a twist to that recipe. I used oil in that recipe and I used butter here. And changed the flour and cocoa proportions and added food colour to get these cookies. My cookies turned out to be darker red, but if you want bright ones like my Red Velvet Cake, you need to change the proportion of flour and cocoa. I will give it in the recipe so that you can decide on the resultant colour. Sending this to Kid’s Delight – Cakes and Cookies hosted by Vidya and started by Srivalli.
After the two chocolate cupcakes in a row, here is a different one which is a favourite for most of the people I know. Red velvet is is my favourite too. Even though some are not very keen on the food colour used, I don’t mind tasting this once in a while. But still I need to try a recipe using beetroot for those who wants the all natural cupcake. These red velvet cupcakes are made with oil and so these can be decorated with cream frosting and can be refrigerated without loosing the moistness. And like most of the eggless cakes, this is a one bowl recipe. Mix everything in a bowl and bake.
Bread Bakers host Stacy wanted us to make sweet Holiday yeast breads this month. This Finnish Nisu / Nissua is a cardamom flavoured sweet bread which is also known as Pulla. This is a enriched dough with butter and eggs. And as usual, I tried it making egg free. This is one bread which is common in Finland and Sweden. In Finland it is called as Pulla or Nissua whereas in Sweden it is known as Kardemummabröd. This is also topped with a sugar glaze and almonds. I made it plain and toasted it while serving.
As I mentioned in my last post, candy is testing my patience. Yesterday, I had planned on a vegetarian marshmallow. The mixture turned out beautifully and I let it set for 2 hours. But even after the setting time, my marshmallow didn’t set and I found that the problem was with the veg gelatin I used. So I just skipped posting yesterday as I was so frustrated. But I couldn’t skip it today also. I was searching for a foolproof easy breezy recipe when I stumbled on white chocolate fudge. There are too many versions of the fudge, some were even complicated, but I stayed away from those recipes. I went for a microwave version of an easy recipe. This recipe is so easy that even a kid can do it.
This month has been very bad so far. I have been failing in many of my experiments and I am feeling so low nowadays. But still I couldn’t keep away from trying new things. Though I share my success stories here, my failures doesn’t make to the blog. But they are surely lessons learnt and I will never be repeating those mistakes again. I selected candies for this month and it is testing my patience too much. First I tried making honeycomb. The result was awesome, but I poured it into a smaller tin and it oozed out. Somehow I contained it inside the tin, but the paper I used for lining stuck to it. I had too waster all those paper stuck honey combs but still Sruti loves those bits and pieces which I recovered after breaking it. Next I tried making peanut brittle. This time I oiled the paper, the mixture came out perfect but again the brittle stuck to the paper. I tried a lot to remove the paper but couldn’t even remove a single bit of it. That is it, the whole batch got wasted.
After two sweets for Christmas celebrations, I am here with a savoury recipe. This is an enriched dough with butter and it is so soft. It was supposed to resemble a Christmas tree, but as the dough was very soft, it spread out too much in the tray. So the final bread didn’t even resemble a tree. But still they were so soft and when served warm, they just were gone in seconds. If you are trying this, try to make it in a 10″ round cake tin instead of the tray. You will get some beautiful pull apart rolls.