Waffle Recipe-with Appe Pan

On usual days I use to travel to different cities due to professional commitments , and one of the best things of those official trips was to hog on my fav “Waffles”. I as craving for those for sometime, thought of giving a try on my simple sandwich grill, as it was quite old the batter got stuck.. but I gave a shot on my appe pan .. and tadda it came out perfect. Drizzle it with my Nutella. And tongue satisfied now.
Note: waffle will come super smooth in griller to if coating is perfect on those plates.. mine is tat bit old.

Recipe:

Ingredients:

1 Cup All purpose flour (Maida)

3 Tbsp Powdered sugar or castor sugar

1 Tsp Baking powder

1/4 Tsp Baking soda

1/4 Cup melted butter

1 1/2 Cup Warm milk

Nutella/Chocolate Syrup OR Honey

If you want to make in chocolate color , mix 1 tablespoon Choco Powder

I didn’t had chocolate powder so made it plain.

Method:

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Use whisk to mix so that air can go in it.
  2. Add milk in batches to the dry ingredient bowl, keep on mixing, make sure no lumps will form.
  3. Mix till flowing consistency
  4. Add melted or softened butter in the same bowls, and mix it.
  5. I have small appe pan , and was able to make 4-5 waffle easily.

6. We need to pour this batter in non-stick appe pan when the pan is slightly warm.

7. Try to pour very thin layer, and if you pour more batter, it will come out bit thick.

8. The tip is once poured the batter, pick the pan in your hand and move it in all direction so that batter goes in each crevice and fill itself. Please refer images.

9. Put the pan back on flame for 1-2 min and take out the waffle out.

10. It will come out easily, just tap it upside down on chopping board/plate.

11. Drizzle with honey, chocolate syrup. I poured Nutella on it.

Southern India touch- Sambhar, Dosa and Peanut Chutney

This blog started in 2014…an in midst of all chaos in my life and the demanding job.. I was not able to publish the thoughts I always wanted to. But this year 2020, thought to give a shot again and be consistent.

Working from home bought multi benefit in my personal lifestyle. We all started eating quite a healthy food with various meals in between to keep the energy level soaring. Although weekends are still cheat days.

So made the batter for dosa ..generally in ratio of 1:3 (1 cup white urad daal and 3 cups of regular rice), soaked for good 8-9 hours and grinded later.

Peanut chutney made with roasted peanut , garlic, green chilies and salt. Coarsely grinded with water. After tempered with little oil with Rai or mustard seeds, curry leaves and red dried chilly.

For sambhar I think I need to write a dedicated post. Whistled the toor(Tur/arhar) dal with veggies of you choice I prefer drumsticks, bottle gourd, carrots. Once cooked in pressure cook. Temper it with onion, tomato, green chilly, sambhar masala, curry leaves, salt , haldi , red chilly powder and tamarind paste.

Mix in daal and let it simmer for good 25 minutes so that all the flavor seeps in. Have it warm. Accompany it with Dosa, rice or idly.

Enjoy!!

 

Zebra Cake/ Marble cake

I generally bake pretty decent cakes…..self boasting :), so was wondering what next. so thought about baking a pattern cake.. the batter mix was quite clear to me. The cake may look complicated at first, but its not a big deal to make it. If I can make it, everyone can make it. I went through couple of  videos to understand exact trick to get that pattern, and Voila!!! I got it. Below I am sharing the recipe & the method of pattern for same. I thought of writing this some other time, but some dear friends requested for recipe, so thought of writing this Sunday afternoon.

Tips: are mentioned in italics. please take care for getting perfect result.

Batter Mixes- so we have to make two batches of batter. Same ingredient almost, only one variation will be chocolate/cocoa powder so that we can see those beautiful swirls or the zebra pattern.

Ingredient List:

All Purpose Flour / Maida – 2 cups / 240 gram
Sugar – 1 cup / 200 gram
Milk -1 cup / 240 ml
Butter/ Oil – 1 cup / 240 ml at room temperature
Vanilla Essence – 2 teaspoon
Salt – 1/4 tsp
Baking Powder –  1 tablespoon
Eggs – 3 egg, if eggs are small use 4 eggs (at room temperature)
Cocoa Powder – 3 tablespoon (for nice pattern, prefer using Urban platter)

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, vanilla powder, and baking powder. Keep aside.

  2. In a separate large bowl, combine the eggs and sugar. Using a mixer, beat until the mixture is creamy  about 5 to 7 minutes.

  3. Add the milk and oil/butter, and continue to beat. Add vanilla extract too. The batter consistency should be of idly/dosa batter.

  4. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and beat for sometime.The final batter should not have lumps and nicely mix.  Tip: Always add batches of dry ingredients in wet mixtures. always remember after adding a batch of flour use spatula to mix in clockwise and then make 6 o’clock and then 3 o’clock (with the spatula). this tip helped me to add air in the batter, which will make it light, airy and spongy.

  5. Divide the mixture into 2 equal portions. 

  6. Keep one portion plain white

  7. Add the cocoa powder to the other portion and stir to blend. Tip: Please add little milk of the batter is thick

  8. Preheat the oven to 180.

  9. Lets line a baking pan with butter first and then dust with plain flour(mix little cocoa too) so that cake will not stick while un-molding. I have used round baking pan of dia-12 cms. You can use any shape/size.

  10. Scoop 3 tablespoons of the plain batter into the middle of the baking pan. Then scoop 3 tablespoons of the cocoa batter and pour in the center, on top of the plain batter. Keep repeating the process, alternately!! Tip:Do not spread the batter or tilt the pan to distribute the mixture—it will spread and fill the pan gradually. I used a tooth pick and created that flower pattern, you can make any.

  11. Bake the cake on the middle rack of the oven for about 45 minutes.

  12. To check if the cake is ready, insert a toothpick in the center—it should come out clean when ready. 

  13. Remove the cake from the oven.

  14. Quickly, run a  knife around the edges of the cake to loosen it, then invert onto a cooking rack.

  15. Let the cake cool off and the slice it. Serve it with vanilla ice-cream. Yum Yum!!

  16. Enjoy and share your feedback.