Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sugar Buns

Mmmmmm....they are crunchy, sugary and taste like Heaven.

Ingredients :
All purpose Flour - 3 Cups
Powdered Sugar - 2 Cups
Yogurt - 3/4 Cup
Egg, well beaten - 1
Baking powder - 1 Tsp
Baking Soda - 1/2 Tsp

1) Mix all the above ingredients to make a dough.
2) Let rest for 1/2 hour.
3) Make the dough into small balls.
4) On a floured surface, roll the balls with a rolling pin to make them flat but make sure they are thick.
5) They can be made into desired shapes with a cookie cutter, I kept them round.
6) Deep fry them in oil, and spread them on a kitchen towel for the oil to be absorbed.
7) Roll them in sugar powder while they are still hot and enjoy.

Monday, January 26, 2009

French Bread

Not a dessert in any sense but I wouldn't be doing myself a justice if I don't post my favorite bread here (its a big hit with my kids too).

Ingredients : (For 1 pound bread machine)
Water - 3/4 cup
Bread flour - 2 Cups
Salt - 1/2 Tsp
Active dry yeast - 1 Tsp
Flour to sprinkle
Slightly beaten egg white - 1
Water - 1 Tbsp

Procedure :
1) Add the first 4 ingredients according to Manufacturer's directions. Select dough setting
2) When Cycle is complete, remove dough from machine. Let rest 10 minutes
3) On a lightly floured surface, roll dough in 15x10-inch rectangle.
4) Roll up jelly style, starting from 1 end of the long sides; seal well. Pinch and pull ends to taper.
5) Place seam side down on a greased baking sheet sprinkled with flour.
6) Combine egg white and water; brush some of it over top of loaf.
7) Cover and let rise nearly double (35-45 minutes). With a very sharp knife, make 3 or 4 diagonal cuts about 1/4 inch deep across the top of loaf
8) Bake in a 375 degree oven for 20 minutes
9) Brush again with the remaining egg white and water mixture. Continue baking for 12-15 minutes till bread sounds holloew when tapped with your fingers
10) Remove from baking sheet and cool.

I use this for garlic bread. I slit the bread in half, brush with some olive oil or butter. I sprinkle grated garlic and dried oregano. I put it back in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. Goes superb with Pasta. This is the picture of how we love to eat this.

Swirled Cinnamon Apple Bread

The title itself is mouth watering. I love to stay in my kitchen and feel the fragrance from my oven enveloping me.

Ingredients: (For 1 pound Bread Machine)
Milk - 1/3 Cup
Egg - 1
Butter - 2 Tbsp
Bread Flour - 2 Cups
Sugar - 2 Tbsp
Salt - 1 Tsp
Active Dry yeast - 1 tsp
Shredded peeled Apple - 1/2 Cup
Finely chopped, peeled Apple - 3/4 Cup
Toasted chopped walnuts or pecans -1/4 Cup
Packed Brown Sugar - 1/4 Cup
Ground Cinnamon - 1 Tsp
Butter - 1 Tbsp
Powdered Sugar

Procedure :
1) Add the first 8 ingredients to your machine according to the Manufacturer's directions. Select Dough Cycle.
2) When cycle is complete, remove dough from machine. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
3) Meanwhile, for filling, in a medium mixing bowl, stir together the chopped apple, walnuts or pecans, brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
4) On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 14 x 9-inch rectangle. Spread with 1 tbsp butter and filling.
5) Beginning at both short ends, roll each end up, jelly roll style, to center.
6) Place loaf, rolled side up, in a greased 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Cover and let rise almost double (30 minutes).
7) Bake in a 350 degrees oven for 30 minutes or till bread sounds hollow when top is tapped with fingers (If necessary, loosely cover with foil for the last 10 minutes to prevent browning).
8) Remove from pan; cool on a wire rack.
9) Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Bread Pudding

This warm pudding will sure lift your spirits up on a cold winter night!


Milk - 2 Cups
Butter - 1/4 Cup
Sugar (white or brown, depending on taste preference) - 1/2 Cup
Eggs - 3
Cinnamon - 2 Tsp
Ground nutmeg - 1/4 Tsp
Vanilla extract - 1 Tsp
Bread, torn into small pieces (french bread works best) - 3 Cups
Raisins (optional) - 1/2 Cup


1. In medium saucepan, over medium heat, heat milk just until film forms over top. Combine butter and milk, stirring until butter is melted. Cool to lukewarm.

2. Combine sugar, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer at medium speed for 1 minute. Slowly add milk mixture.

3. Place bread in a lightly greased 1 1/2 quart casserole.

4. Sprinkle with raisins if desired. Pour batter on top of bread.

5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 to 50 minutes or until set.

Bread Pudding Sauce


Whole milk - 1 Cup
Butter - 1 Tbsp
Granulated white sugar - 1/2 Cup
Vanilla - 1 Tsp
Flour - 1 Tbsp
dash of salt


Mix everything together and bring to a boil for 3 - 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Set aside for 5 minutes, then pour on warm bread pudding.

White cake and milk Pudding

I made this for the New Year Eve Party. It is pretty simple but very very yummy.

White Cake Mix - 1
Condensed Milk - 2
Evaporated Milk - 2

1) Make White Cake according to the directions.
2) Mix the 2 tins of Condensed Milk and 2 tins of Evaporated Milk.
3) Once the cake is cool, prick with a fork.
4) Pour the milk mixture over and around the cake.
5) Keep in the refrigerator. Check after some time to see if the milk has been absorbed, add more.
6) Enjoy!!!