Saturday, April 1, 2017

Lactose free cake, olive oil chocolate frosting !

Lactose free cake - 
This was made during my Birthday when Niket was on a lactose free diet. It was an experiment and it was a hit, so we better keep a record of what we did !!
1 1/4 cup flour (I used multi-grain flour)
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1.5 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 egg
3/4 cup almond milk 
1 tbs vinegar
1/2 cup oil 
1 tsp vanilla

Usual - mix the dry first, mix the wet next, and then mix them together slowly. (Fold the dry in the wet)
Bake at 350 F till the cake is done. Let cool. 

The frosting-
Now this was really awesome. We used olive oil for the frosting!
6 tbs olive oil
3/4 cup cocoa
1.5 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup or less almond milk

This frosting does not harden.. So use the almond milk only enough to make frosting in the consistency you want it to be. 
Once the cake is cool (or not) just pour the frosting over. Lick the remaining like I did, it was my Birthday after all. 

1st April is my grandfather's birthday. He is no more with us. He passed away on January 9th this year. But I am dedicating the cake and my post to him. Cheers Baba !

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Samosas in puff pastry sheets

Niket and Yashi love samosas. But we cannot eat the ones sold in the stores because they are so spicy. I made a healthy stuffing of carrots, potatoes and brussel sprouts. And they were a hit. Please excuse the weird shape. I used a steel tiffin lid to cut circles in the rolled out puff pastry sheets. That was easy for me! No one even asked for ketchup as they disappeared before you could click pics.
I used this recipe-