Tres leche cake is one of the best cake I have had .Tres leche means three milk cake A sponge or a butter cake soaked in three milks and topped with whipped cream .This is actually baked in a 9 ×13 pan but since It was made for a birthday I wanted to frost it completely with whipped cream so I used a 9 inch cake tin .This cake is soft and very moist..Its easy to make and utterly delicious and you can never go wrong with this. Have baked this many times and we love it..I had mentioned in my birthday cake post that I will be posting this soon but it completely forgot about it. Thought of posting this today as my little space turns 4 years old. 
This day 4 yrs back I started this little space to keep a record of my recipes .It has been a wonderful journey so far hope the coming years I am more active and am able to share more recipes .I would like to thank all my friends readers and all those who earnestly follow my blog and try the recipes.   
Do try this you and your family will love it.


For cake
1 cup all purpose flour/maida
1 cup sugar divided
5 eggs separated
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/3cup milk
1/4 tsp salt

1 can evaporated milk
1 tin condensed milk
1/4 cup heavy cream

1 1/2 cup  whipped cream
1 tbsp icing sugar

Method
  • Sift flour baking powder and salt and keep aside.
  • In a bowl whisk egg yolks with 3/4 cup sugar until pale and thick add vanilla and milk and beat well .
  • Mix in the sifted flour and mix well.



  • Beat egg whites till stiff add 1/4cup sugar and beat till egg whites reach stiff peaks.



  • Add the egg yolk and flour mixture in two to three additions and mix with a spatula until all combined.
  • Pour the batter in a 9×13 inch pan
  • I used a 9 inch cake tin lined with parchment.
  • Bake for 35 to 45 min until skewer comes out clean .
  • Allow to cool then prick holes with a skewer or fork.
  • Mix the condensed milk evaporated milk and fresh cream together with a whisk
  • Now add this mixture on the sponge pricked with holes.



  • Let the liquid soak up for 2 to 3 hours
  • Beat whipped cream with sugar till stuff peaks .
  •  Apply whipped cream and serve .


notes
1 cup =250 ml
I have used a 9 inch cake tin
For the milk mixture I have used amul fresh cream which is available easily here .
This cake is a bit messy to work with I bake it a day ahead and let the liquid soak up and frost it the other day.






Hakka Noodles or chowmein is very popular and loved equally by adults and kids. One of the most ordered restaurant dishes. It's an favourite in my family too ,be it a weekend meal or any dinner parties  .Noodles is always in our menu .We often keep playing with the ingredients sometimes it's veg sometimes it's schezwan ,prawns or Singaporean .

This Simple yet delicious Restaurant style Chicken Noodles is very easy to make and free from any MSG .It can be done within 15 minutes provided you have all the preps some ahead .You can use the chopped veg easily available in supermarkets  I always opt for fresh chopped veggies. 
chicken  chowmein
Ingredients
3 packets/300 gm noodles
1 carrot
8 French bean
1 capsicum
4 cloves garlic chopped
3 sprigs spring onion both green and onion sliced
250 gm chicken breast
1 1/2 tsp pepper powder/to  taste
1 tsp soy sauce
2 tbsp  oil
Salt to taste

Method

  • Boil the noodles in boiling water with salt,follow the instruction given on the packet .
  • Drain the water and wash with cold water and place in a  colander
  • Drizzle 1 tbsp oil and mix with a fork to avoid noodles from sticking.
  • Boil the chicken breast with salt and pepper and shred to pieces.
  • Chop all the veggies finely or length wise..
  • Heat a non stick pan or a wok keep the flame high
  • Add oil once the oil is hot add garlic followed by sliced onion
  • Add French means and carrot  saute it for 2 to 3 minutes
  • Add little salt and pepper
  • Keep the flame high always
  • Add the capsicum and stir for a minute or 2
  • Now add the shredded chicken
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper  powder
  • Add the soy sauce and give it a good stir
  • Add the noodles amd mix well to combine
  • Lastly add the spring onion greens
  • Check for salt add more pepper and salt if needed .
  • Switch off the flame and serve immediately.

easy  restaurant style  chicken  noodles

Dates full of iron and energy .What better way to consume dates than in a pickle form. Dates pickle /achar is very famous in Kerala . Usually served with biryanis. I had mentioned about this pickle in my Thalaseery biryani post but completely forgot to post this .
Here is a simple ,very easy to make Gets ready in just 5-8 minutes .So do try this amazing pickle .

 Ingredients
8-10 dates 
1 inch Ginger chopped in Julienne
1 sprig Curry leaves 
1 tsp Red chilli powder
1 1/2 tsp tamarind soaked in water
2 tsp Jaggery
1/8 tsp hing/asafoetida
Salt
1 tbsp oil


Method
Heat oil in a pan.
Add mustard seeds once it splutters add curry leaves and ginger.
Fry well till raw smell goes away.
Add chilli powder.
Stir well and add chopped dates.
Add tamarind water and the grated jaggery
Sprinkle salt and hing .
If you want the pickle to have gravy add water .
Switch off flame and serve with thalssery biryani  .




Yellow Cake with chocolate fudge frosting ..8super yummy cake which is soft and so delish. My family love simple cakes and butter cakes compared to chocolates. So we often bake simple tea time cakes .Had made this cake last July for moms birthday .It was super hit ,the chocolate fudge frosting complimented the soft and moist yellow cake well.


Do try this easy to make super moist yellow cake with lipsmacking fudge frosting

ingredients
For the cake
140 gm flour
1 tsp baking powder
125 gms butter
120 gm sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk

for frosting check here

Method

  • Preheat oven at 180 degree for 10 minutes
  • Sift flour baking powder together And keep aside
  • Line a 7 inch baking tin with parchment or butter paper and grease it with oil
  • In a bowl beat sugar and butter until creamy and fluffy
  • Break one egg add and beat






  • Add in the other egg,milk and vanilla and beat till it is creamy and fluffy.
  • Mix in the sifted flour and mix with spatula until combined .
  • Pour the batter in prepared cake tin .
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes at 180 degree until toothpick inserted comes out clean .






  • Allow it to cool completely.
  • Slice the cake into half
  • Apply a generous amount of fugde frosting


Cover the cake with the frosting and decorate with sprinkles or some chocolate chips .


Enjoy soft and delicious  cake with your loved ones.






Chocolate Fudge Frosting. One of my favourite frosting after Ganache this frosting is rich and delicious and easy to prepare .You can cover your cakes cuppies with this yummy frosting  .Check out my next post on how I used this yummy frosting to decorate a simple yet delicious cake.


ingredients
300 gm dark chocolate
150 gm butter
100 gm icing sugar
1 tbsp cocoa powder
milk

Method

  • Melt the chocolate with butter over double boiler or in a microwave.
  • Sieve icing sugar and cocoa powder in a bowl and keep aside
  • Melt butter and chocolate together
  • Then add sifted sugar and cocoa powder in a bowl .
  • Once the chocolate is smooth and melted add icing sugar and cocoa powder to the melted chocolate mix and beat with a electric beater .
  • Add milk if required for a thinner consistency.
  • Allow to cool before using it to frost the cake .

adapted from  her\e

One of the most loved and popular Gujarati  snack Nylon Khaman is a fluffy gluten free steamed savoury cake which is very delicious.
Its a famous dish in Gujarat and also popular in Maharashtra esp in Mumbai you will find almost every sweet  shop selling this and even some street vendors who sell this and other Gujarati famous items like fafda white dhilokla .

Making this Khaman at home is very easy with simple basic ingredient easily found in every household this instant Khaman can be made within 15 to 20  minute max .
Best option when you have unexpected guest at home or when you want something light and yummy yet quick to make


If yiu follow the recipe to the t in sure you will succeed in making this in you very first attempt.

Ingredient
1 cup besan
1 1/2 tbsp semolina or sooji
1 tsp eno/fruit salt
1 tsp critic acid or lime juice
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ginger and green chilli paste
1 pinch haldi
1 tsp oil

Tempering
1 tbspOil
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Sesame seeds
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup water

Coriander leaves to garnish
Fresh scraped coconut optional



Method

  •  In a bowl mix together sifted besan/gram flour,sooji,turmeric powder,salt sugar.
  • Add green chilli ginger paste ,lime juice and water and whisk well 

  • whisk well for a lump free batter. 
  • Grease the thali or a 8 inch cake tin and keep it ready .
  • Also add water in the steamer .
  • Just before putting the batter in the steamer add the eno and quickly whisk it well. 
  • Pour the batter in thali or mould quickly and steam for 12 to 15 minutes. 
  • Meanwhile prepare tempering/tadka  ,heat oil in a pan;to this add mustard seeds then add sesame seeds and curry leaves and green chillies add 1tbsp sugar and 1/2 cup water


  • Check with a knife /toothpick or back side of a spoon if it comes out clean the Dhokla is ready. 
  • Take it out of steamer and  let it cool for few minutes
  • cut into desired shapes
  • Pour the tadka over the Dhokla and spread it evenly 
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and grated coconut 
  •  Serve with chutney.

 Enjoy spongy delicious khaman with a cup of chai/coffee



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