Monday, June 23, 2014

Raisin Bun

All Purpose Flour: 1 ¾ cups
Milk: ½ cup
Milk Powder: 1tbsp
Water: ¼ cup (or as required)
Egg: 1 (take ¾ portion and balance keep for egg wash)
Sugar: 1  ½ tbsp
Oil: 2tbsp                   
Melted Butter: 2tbsp
Yeast: ¾  tsp
Salt: as needed
Raisins: ¾ cup

Method Of Preparation
Sieve the flour, then add milk powder, sugar, yeast and salt. Then add the oil and butter and the egg, and mix together. Now add all the milk. Start kneading together and gradually add the water a little at a time. You might not need it all, so add it sparingly until your dough is nice and soft. Knead for 8-10 minutes. The more you knead it the softer the buns will be.
Touch a bit of oil with your fingertips and apply all over the ball of dough. Cover in a bowl and set aside for 40mins to an hour for it to double in size.
Punch it down, and break off tiny bits of dough.  Add the raisins to it and just knead it again. Divide the dough into small balls. Grease your pan. Place the balls of dough into the greased tray. Leave enough spaces in between.
Cover the pans and set aside for a second rise, about half an hour.
Now apply egg wash on the balls, preheat your oven to 180 C and bake for about 30-35 minutes, or until the bread is nice and golden on top.
Remove from oven ad cool on a wire rack.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Punjabi Fish Fry

Fish (any bis fish): 500gms
Ginger: 2” piece
Garlic: 4 cloves
Green chilli: 2
Jeerakam/cumin seeds: ½ tbsp
Coriander leaves chopped: 2tbsp
Salt: needed
Besan/gram flour: 1 cup
Rice flour: 2tbsp
Baking powder: ¼ tsp
Egg: 1
Oil: needed to fry

Method Of Preparation
In a bowl add egg, chopped coriander, ginger, garlic, green chilli, jeerakam, besan flour, rice flour, baking powder and salt. Add little water and make to a thick batter.
Heat oil in a pan, dip each piece of fish in the batter well and deep fry in oil. Take out when it turns golden brown colour on both sides.
Serve hot.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Simple Vanilla Biscuit

Egg: 2 (at room temp)
Sugar: ½ cup
All-purpose Flour: ¾ cup
Baking Powder: ½ tsp
Vanilla Extract: 1 ½ tsp
Salt: a pinch   

Method Of Preparation
Combine flour and baking powder and sift and keep aside.
Take another bowl. Add in egg, sugar, salt and vanilla essence. .
Beat well with an electric beater till it becomes pale yellow and doubles the volume.
Now add the flour mixture to it and combine by using a wooden spoon. At this stage don’t use electric beater.
Line the baking tray with greased butter paper.
Scoop out the batter with a spoon and lay on the prepared tray.
Preheat the oven at 180 deg C.
Bake in preheated oven to about 20-25minutes or till it become light brown colour.
When done remove from the oven and let it cool. These biscuit will be slightly soft at the stage while we are removing from the oven, it will go crisp when it cools. So don’t over bake.
When cooled, store in an air tight jar.