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Eggless Quick Oat biscuits

Yello peoples! Good to be back in action again! And, oh yes….happy happy new year! Wishing you all a year full of kodak moments and smiles! πŸ™‚

One of the resolutions (me and resolutions have never been good friends!) for this year has been to blog more. Ya ya….its been a while since I blogged or posted anything here….seriously hope to change that! πŸ™‚ And I hope this gets me out of my comfort chair and gets me going both for baking and crafting.

The past year has been busy, both on the creative and personal fronts. Paperz Craftz has been busy with a load of crafting projects we did through the year. Just that sometimes, I actually forgot to take pictures for my library!!!! Imagine that! Totally palmface-to-forehead thing! πŸ˜€ So, I lost a few chances to share that with you 😦 My baking has gone on and I just stopped reaching out for the camera, as nothing much would be on the table after it cooled πŸ™‚

But it has been loads of fun chatting with you and we now start on a sweet note πŸ™‚ I am sharing a biscuit (or cookie) recipe that my friend Kavitha, shared on her blogΒ and she very sweetly allowed me to share it with you all too! πŸ™‚

As a new feature this year, I will be adding my little tips and notes, for those who are new to baking. My friend Iram, is now following this blog as her daughter is into baking. I was so touched that she found this blog useful and I decided to include as many tips as I could share with you all, as I also learn along the way! I have learnt a lot from other blogs and am just spreading the happiness! πŸ™‚

EGGLESS QUICK OAT BISCUITS

This can be made by beginners also and is very easy to make. No major kneading or consistency to worry about!

Cardinal rule for baking – Always, always have ALL your ingredients all together, in front of you, before you start putting things together. Trust me!

All stacked up!

All stacked up!

 

You will need –

Pre heat your oven to 200 C (400 F).

1 cup – whole wheat flour

1 cup – plain flour

1 1/2 tsp – baking powder

1/2 tsp – baking soda

1/4 tsp – salt

1 cup – powdered sugar (I used regular castor sugar)

100 gms – butter, soft

3-4 tbsp – oats, processed to a coarse powder (I used the quick cooking ones)

Mix everything together in one bowl. You should have a soft dough and should be able to see traces of butter on your palm.

Now, the first time we tried this (we as in, myself and the lady who helps with cooking in our house. She is quite a hand with baking now!), mami (as we call her) was in a hurry and put in butter that was still a bit hard. So the result was more of a crumb texture than a dough! So we added a bit of milk (I would suggest take about 1/4 cup, start with little and see how the consistency comes and then add more if needed) and voila! The dough came to life! πŸ˜€

Roll it out and cut with cookie cutters or make little cutlets, if you have the patience πŸ™‚

Place on greased cookie sheet and bake away for 8-10 minutes only!!!! The cookies might look white when you take it out and a bit soft centered. Let it cool and it will come into its own! I baked for 10 min for a crunchier bite.

Cooling!

Cooling!

Got thumbs up from my kids as well and had to make another batch today! πŸ˜€

Do have a little patience and try it a couple of times before you nail the cookies! More for you to eat! πŸ˜€

Healthy goodness in a jiffy!

Healthy goodness in a jiffy!

Happy baking and I hope to salvage something crafty for you next! Fingers crossed πŸ™‚

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Simple Honey Oat Bread

Hello!

After the chocolate storm yesterday, I baked a simple bread today. My second son loves homemade bread and keeps pestering me to make it for him. The last couple of days were cloudy and so I decided against bread but today I went ahead and used my oven to get the yeast working. Worked beautifully and the bread came out just lovely! πŸ™‚ Took the recipe from bakingdom.com and it is a bakers delight that blog! πŸ™‚

You get a lovely soft loaf that is so tasty! πŸ™‚

You will need –

3 cups – flour

3/4 cup – oats (instant or rolled)

2 1/4 tsp – yeast

1 1/2 tsp – salt

1 cup – milk

1/4 cup – lukewarm water

2 tbsp – butter

1/4 tsp – honey

To brush on

1 1/2-2 tbsp – honey, warmed

1 1/2 – 2 tbsp – oats

Let the yeast rise with the water and keep aside.

Heat the milk (not boiling) and put the butter into it so that it melts. Add honey to this and mix well. Keep aside.

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, oats, and salt till mixed well. Add the milk mixture to this and the yeast. Mix well into a dough and then knead till incorporated together into a smooth dough.

Place in a greased bowl and cover to rise for an hour to an hour and a half.

Punch down the dough and knead for about two minutes. Roll the dough into a rectangle and roll from one end to the other into a log. Pinch the ends and sides and place into a greased loaf tin. Cover and let rise for another hour.

When ready to put into the oven, crank up the oven to 350 F (180 C). Brush the risen bread with warm honey and sprinkle oats over it. Bake for 40-50 minutes. I went for 45 minutes as I have a dark loaf tin.

One tip for getting soft breads is to have a tray at the bottom of the oven rack with some hot water. It keeps the oven humid and the bread will not come out dry.

Lovely touch of brown to the crust and soft inside πŸ™‚ Just yummy!

See what I mean?!?! πŸ™‚ Have a go and do let me know how it came out for you!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Eggless Sugarfree Chocolate Banana Cake

Hello! Its the weekend and a busy one at home! My second son turns 10 tomorrow and he starting the celebration today with a friend coming for a sleepover! πŸ™‚ And he does not want me to bake the cake 😦 Oh well! There will be a day…..maybe he does not want to share my yummy cakes eh? Wishful thinking! πŸ™‚

Anyway. My aunt wanted an eggless sugarfree cake and I challenged myself to baking it. There is an amazing forum on Facebook called the Home Bakers Guild and it is a tresure trove of information and a 24/7 helpline πŸ™‚ Amazing bakers and wonderfully talented people to showcase their bakes! Check it out and see for yourself!

There was a thread about eggless cakes and one of the links was for egglesscooking.com – a site by Madhuram who has an amazing range of eggless bakes and cooking! Wow! πŸ™‚ I chose to try her eggless chocolate banana cake. I did make a few adjustments and made it my way πŸ™‚

Totally yum and even the kids like it! Though I had to make up a story about how it did NOT have bananas (even though my little one helped me with the batter!)

You will need –

2 cups – flour (in the original recipe she used whole wheat flour)
1 1/2 cups – sugarfree sugar (or castor sugar if making it regular cake)
2/3 cup – cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp – baking soda
1/4 cup – melted butter (can also use oil)
1 1/2 cups – hot water
1 tsp – vanilla
1 cup – mashed Bananas

I sifted the flour with the baking soda and kept aside. I did not sift the cocoa powder with the flour but added the hot water to it and let the chocolate flavor intensify. That is why the picture shows the cake a deep chocolate color.

I put the sugar, melted butter, vanilla, mashed bananas and chocolate mix together and mixed well. And then added the flour and folded in gently.

I also used a bundt pan (like in the original recipe) and baked at 350 F (180 C) for about 45 minutes. The crust had nice cracks and looked well done. I am not particular about cracks in my cakes and so did not worry πŸ™‚

Turned out quite soft and moist! Was well received by my diabetic dad and sister too! πŸ™‚ As Madhuram says, the banana is not overpowering and adds a nice flavor to the cake.

Give this a shot and lemme know how it turned out! Enjoy the weekend and have some cake and eat it too! πŸ™‚

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