Saturday, October 18, 2014

Chips and Salsa

Well, well, well. This is not any ordinary chips and salsa. This is leftover chapati chips and peach salsa!  Yes, you heard it right. I had a few leftover chapatis that I need to use up. I normally don’t have this much leftover chapatis.  So I was wondering what’s the best and quickest way to use them. So, I cut them up, brush with melted butter, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon and baked in the oven till crispy. And serve them with this easy peasy peachy salsa. Just cube the peaches, add sugar, a pinch of salt, chopped red onion, lemon juice and serve. This salsa, though, the longer it sits in the fridge, the more intense the flavour. So make sure to make yours ahead of time. And yes, make some extra chaptis tonight!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving To All My Canadian Friends!

Our traditional Thanksgiving Spread!
May God Almighty bless us all now and forever as we have joined hands together to thank HIM!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Nutella Swirl Pound Cake

Another tasty treat that can truly satisfy your late night craving!  I keep on buying Nutella when it goes on sale. I bet you can find at least 4 large jars of Nutella any given day. Now really that’s not too much Nutella. There is no such thing like too much Nutella. I know you all agree with me. My family loves to eat it as spread on toasts and I can make so many things with it. This is exactly what I needed the other day. I wanted to bake something. And yes, I didn’t go for healthy bake. If you are looking for a healthier version of pound cake, stop right here. This is loaded with sugar, butter, eggs, Nutella and yes, LOVE! Love for my family, love for Nutella. Precious!  
Here’s how I made it: 
Nutella Swirl Pound Cake
4 large eggs
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups AP flour
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 cup unsalted, room temperature butter
¾ cup sugar
1 cup Nutella
How to: 
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Spray either a loaf pan or a small bundt cake pan with non stick spray.
In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt. Set aside
In another bowl, whisk eggs with vanilla.
In another bowl, using the hand mixer, cream butter and sugar together on medium till soft and light in colour.
Slowly add all the dry ingredients and incorporate with butter.
Add egg mixture to it and whisk for about 1 minute.
Spread half the batter in prepared pan.
Warm up Nutella in microwave for about 30 seconds.
Drizzle on batter.
Now spread remaining batter on top of Nutella.
Take a skewer, make swirls in batter.
Bake for about an hour or until the tooth pick comes out clean when inserted in cake.
Cool completely on a rack.