February 19, 2017

Orange flavoured Milk Tea !!!

This is one of my favourite type of tea.  We can use fresh / dried orange peel for this tea.  A good cup of tea should be strongly brewed and well balanced with creaminess that isn't too rich, and sweetness that doesn't overpower.  Proportion of milk and water can be balanced as per your taste.  Instead of white sugar we can substitute with brown sugar or honey or without sugar too.  This taste great with milk orange flavour. 

Ingredients :
  1. Fresh Milk - 1 cup
  2. Water - 1/4 cup
  3. Sugar to taste
  4. Tea powder - 1 tsp, heaped
  5. Orange peel - 1 tbsp

1.   In a pan, mix together water, tea powder and orange peel.  Bring it to boil.

2.   Add fresh milk and sugar to taste.  Simmer the flame to low and let it boil for 3 - 5 mins.

3.   Strain using the tea filter and serve.

Serve hot.

February 15, 2017

Chocolate Himberry Loaf Cake !!

This is on of those awesome cakes that is deeply chocolaty without being overwhelming and that manages to get a little more list and crave-worthy as it sits for a few days tightly wrapped.  This is a great recipe for doubling and freezing. This can be used for ice cream sandwiches, or cubed and layered with cream and crushed meringues.  Simply delicious !!! 

Ingredients :

  1. All purpose flour - 1 1/4 cups
  2. Unsweetened cocoa powder - 1/2 cup
  3. Baking powder - 2 tsp
  4. Salt - 1/4 tsp
  5. Unsalted butter - 1/2 cup
  6. Sugar - 1 cup
  7. Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
  8. Eggs - 2 nos
  9. Milk, room temperature - 1/2 cup
  10. Him berry - 1/2 cup

Method :

1.   Preheat the oven to 180 C.  Grease and line up the baking loaf pan with parchment paper.

2.   Sieve together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.  Keep aside.

3.   Cream together butter, vanilla extract and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time and keep whisking after each addition.

4.   Add the dry ingredients, alternating with milk.  Start and end with flour mixture.  Gently, fold the chopped him berry and bake it for 45 to 60 mins or until the skewer inserted comes out clean.

5.   Allow them to cool completely and decorate some him berry on top and serve.

Happy baking :)

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