Sunday, June 11, 2017

KEEMA PARATHA RECIPE

Keema Paratha Recipe @ treayntrick.blogspot.com

A flat bread stuffed with curried minced meat.

This Keema Paratha is a wonderful recipe made with paratha (flat bread).   There are tons of variations you could do with this paratha.

Am using minced lamb but other meat are equally tasty too.  If you are a vegetarian, replace the meat with tofu, paneer or garbanzo beans.

Instead of using an individual ground spice, go for ready made spice mix like meat curry powder or korma powder if it is available at your place.

Also added cooked green peas for my Keema Paratha that blends so well with minced meat.

Other flat bread recipes you should check out:

Corn & Potato Paratha

Sour Cream Pizza

Caramelized Onion Flatbread

Keema Paratha Recipe @ treayntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, June 4, 2017

BANANA SCONES RECIPE

Banana Scones @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

An egg free  Banana Scones made with regular pantry items and really easy to make.

I have 2 bananas lying on my kitchen counter and need to do something before it turns bad.

After so long, I did not make any scone so  this Banana Scones  are the best option.

The dough was bit sticky but still  manageable.  Am able to shape it into 7 in round onto floured baking pan with my hand.  Place the dough in the middle of the pan, pat on top and run your hand along the edges to give it a nice round shape to the thickness of 3/4 in.

My Banana Scones take exactly  20 minutes to bake but it may vary depending type of oven you are using, so adjust accordingly.

Other recipes you should check out:

Irish Barmbrack

Fantastic Apricot Bread.

Blueberry Oatmeal Bread.

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Banana Scones @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, May 21, 2017

FRIED TEMPEH & POTATO IN SOY SAUCE RECIPE

Fried Tempeh & Potato in Soy Sauce @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


Mixed vegetables  dish  consisting of  fried  tempeh and  potato simmered in spicy sweet soy sauce.

One of my son's favorite vegetables, tempeh (fermented soya  bean cake), potato  with loads of bird's eye chili.

Fried Tempeh & Potato in Soy Sauce was extra spicy due to addition of bird's eye chili.  Spices are a matter of individual taste so adapt accordingly.

Adjust the soy sauce and sugar to your liking.  Cut the tempeh and potato into almost equal size for  uniform cooking.  If you choose a healthier option, do boil,  bake or microwave the potato  until done but still nice and firm.

Fried Tempeh & Potato in Soy Sauce is a versatile dish.   In case you run out of potato, easily replace it  with tofu  or sweet potato. For extra crunch and taste,  add some fried anchovies to the above and toss well..

Other vegetable recipes:

Cauliflower & Pumpkin Curry

Bean & Carrot Poriyal

Stir Fried Cabbage

Fried Tempeh & Potato in Soy Sauce @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, May 14, 2017

DORAYAKI RECIPE

Dorayaki Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Dorayaki is a popular Japanese pancake sandwich with sweet red bean paste,  eaten for breakfast, as a dessert or snack.

This pancake uses least liquid but more eggs to get those super soft texture.  I rest my batter for 30 minutes  before frying.

The original dorayaki is  sandwiched with red bean paste but I don't have them at the moment so replace it with chocolate and some with  peanut butter and jelly.

Dorayaki Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Since the batter contains sugar and honey, it tends to brown faster.   so you need to watch first few  carefully  and adjust the heat accordingly.

The fluffy and fragrant  little  Dorayaki   turned out so cute and DELICIOUS.   Am going to try next with other fillings such as blueberries, coconut jam (kaya), strawberries and many more.

Dorayaki Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Other  dessert recipes you should check out:

Baked Eggless Churros

Quick Blueberry Oatmeal Cups 

Cheesy Quick Bread 


Sunday, May 7, 2017

CHOCOLATE BISCUIT CAKE RECIPE

Chocolate Biscuit Cake Recipe  @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

The easiest and most decadent no bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake made  using crumbled biscuits, cocoa powder. and eggs.

In Italy or Portugal they shaped this dessert into a log  called Chocolate Salami and  a bit of port wine was added in their recipe. For Malaysia it is known as Batik Cake made with milo,  cocoa powder, condensed milk and eggs.  Some uses dark chocolate instead of cocoa powder.

Used brewed coffee  but you can replace it with  cream or milk.

I have shaped mine into a log but you can just pour the mixture onto lined cake or loaf pan.  Cover the pan with plastic wrap before letting it set in  freezer or refrigerator.

Chocolate Biscuit Cake is a great way to use up  leftover biscuit and to transform it into a  wonderful treat for your family and friends.

Other dessert recipes you should check them out:

Blueberry Milk Cake

Japanese Cotton Cheesecake

Eggless Lemon Tart

Fruit Cocktail Pudding

Chocolate Biscuit Cake Recipe  @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, April 30, 2017

MUTABBAQ (MURTABAK) RECIPE

Mutabbaq (Murtabak) Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Mutabbaq is a stuffed flat bread originating from Saudi Arabia.  It is now popular in   Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand, Indonesia and India,  The name and ingredients may significantly vary from one country to another.

My Mutabbaq Recipe was stuffed with tuna,  It could be filled with your choice of fillings.  Be it sweet or savory.  It can be enjoyed anytime of the day,  You could use  minced meat or  turns it meatless if you are vegetarian.

When adding liquid or milk to the flour, add in little by little until you get a  soft dough.  Add more milk if needed because it depends on type of flour you use.

When rolling out the Mutabbaq on dusted surface,  make sure it is really thin to ensure  fully cooked  bread and proper balance of dough and filling.

I used my non stick pan to fry these mutabbaq and much less oil but you could use cast iron pan if you have.

Mutabbaq (Murtabak) Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Other snack recipes you should try:

Egg Curry Puffs from scratch

Apple Oatmeal Bars

Prata Tuna Rolls

Fruit Cornflakes Bars

Sunday, April 23, 2017

MANGO CAKE RECIPE


A homemade Mango Cake made with fresh mango.  Always love to add a fruit in my dessert.   I left with no more mango so unable to use this fruit for topping or as a prop.

Used fresh pureed mango but you can make use of canned one too. Make sure you drain the fruit well.

Adjust the sugar according to the sweetness of the mango, may be you need not use all the amount stated in the recipe.  For richer cake, opt for melted butter instead of vegetable oil.

Mango Cake turned out great without cracks on top.  You can definitely play around with your favorite frosting to dress up this cake.


Other cake recipes you should try:

Fresh Apple Cake

Eggless Chocolate Cake

Low Fat Banana Cake Eggless


Sunday, April 16, 2017

THE BEST SWEET YEAST ROLLS RECIPE

The Best Sweet Yeast Rolls Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

A slightly different way to make a fluffy rolls.  Am curious to know how The Best Sweet Yeast Rolls turned  out after watching a video by Today Food-Tasty..

It starts by mixing flour. sugar. warm milk and melted butter in a mixing bowl.  No kneading at this stage, cover and let rise for 60 minutes.

After the dough has risen, add baking powder, salt and additional flour little by little. Stir the dough together with your rubber spatula or wooden spoon. The dough is super sticky. Roll out on heavily floured surface into a rectangle, apply butter and sprinkle with brown sugar (I used orange colored one).   Equally cut into 10 slices.  Roll each into a ball and place onto a greased baking pan.

Original recipe is called Homemade Cinnamon Rolls but  I  change my mind and shape them into a round ball.

The Best Sweet Yeast Rolls turned out PERFECT,  rose beautifully. Amazing taste, worth all my effort.

Other bread recipes you would be interested:

Braided Nutella Brioche
Cinnamon Rolls
Chocolate Swirl Bread

The Best Sweet Yeast Rolls Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, April 9, 2017

PENNE PIZZA RECIPE

Penne Pizza Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Another twist to a classic pizza recipe using cooked pasta.

Mostly, it uses spaghetti but I have  replaced it with penne. I think spaghetti is the best choice since it is thinner, easy to clump together and you'll get perfect slice.

There  are so many different type of pasta available in the market   Most common are macaroni, spaghetti, angel hair, bow ties and spiral shaped

My Penne Pizza contains no meat but you could easily add  cooked chicken, sausages or meat with other mixture of vegetables of your choice.

You can use glass dish or cake pan with removable bottom part. This Penne Pizza needs a plenty of tomato/ spaghetti sauce, cheese and right balance of spices to become a tastiest one pot meal so adjust accordingly to your preference.

Other pizza recipes:

Pizza Rolls

How to make Chicken Calzone

Homemade Tuna Pizza

Penne Pizza Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, April 2, 2017

MILK BREAD ROLLS RECIPE

Milk Bread Rolls Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

A fluffy Milk  Bread Rolls that are  a treat for your breakfast or in between snack,

Another project on yeast bread, I made these Milk Bread Rolls that was slightly differ from my regular method.

Normally used instant yeast, added directly to the flour but this time, dissolved it in water together with sugar, the same way you did with active dry yeast.

If you intend to make use of active dry yeast,   add  a quarter teaspoon more =  1 1/4 teaspoons.

Kneading is another vital part of making bread if kneading by hand, you have to do it for at least 8-10 minutes until it is elastic and smooth.

Am so glad these Milk Bread Rolls turned out great, I love to dunk it in my coffee.

Milk Bread Rolls Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Other bread recipes:

Spiral Apple Bread  

Soft Butter Rolls 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

CHEESY QUICK BREAD RECIPE

Cheesy Quick Bread Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

This mix and bake Cheesy Quick Bread was a nice change from a regular sweet treats I have baked.

Am a fan of quick and easy bread that can be whipped up for less than an hour.  Never used cheese in quick bread so this is my first trial.

Most of the recipe called for cheddar or other sharp tasting cheese but I only have cream cheese so make use of that. Only added half the amount of cheese required.

Since this is a savory bread, added only a tablespoon of sugar.  You may add more for a sweeter version.

This Cheesy Quick Bread turned out great, my kids loved it and the best part it is super easy to make.

Other quick bread recipes you should check out:

Irish Barmbrack

Fantastic Apricot Bread.

Blueberry Oatmeal Bread.

Pumpkin Banana Bread


Cheesy Quick Bread Recipe  @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, March 19, 2017

CONGO BARS RECIPE

Congo  Bars Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Congo Bars are a delicious  dessert bars that are loaded with nuts and chocolate chips.

I have tweaked this  recipe by replacing some of the flour with whole wheat.  You can use other nuts as well like pecan or macadamia,

Don't have chocolate chips at the moment so substitute it with chocolate rice (sprinkles) instead.   Sadly, manage to add  about half a cup of the sprinkles since that was what I have.  It would look nice if you sprinkle the chocolate chips also on top.

These Congo Bars came out well and easy to handle,  used a spoon to level it out.   I found these bars  are pretty sweet,  would reduce the sugar further, but this is my personal preference..

Other  bars recipe you should check out:

How to bake No Sugar Date Oatmeal Bars

Blackcurrant Oat Bars

Healthy Breakfast Bars

Cocoa Banana Bars

Congo Bars Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


Sunday, March 12, 2017

MINI ONION SAMOSA RECIPE

Mini Onion Samosa Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

A favorite in our household, these savory bites are filled with curried onion and shallow fried.

I have made this Mini Samosa  in the past and now craving to eat them now. This time. I choose red onion to be stuffed in my samosa.

Make my Mini Onion Samosa smaller than the regular ones, it was just nice for one bite.  Feel free to vary the size by dividing the dough into lesser balls for bigger samosa.  Also used a combination of plain flour and whole wheat flour  that yield a slightly darker shade than  the normal samosa.

The onion stuffing was seasoned with chili powder to add some punch  but you can decrease of increase according to your tolerance.

As you know. regular samosas are deep fried but I prefer to shallow fry them.  This does not effect the taste of this Mini Onion Samosa at all, they are still turned awesome.

Come, enjoy these bite sized beauties  with a cup of your favorite drink.

Other snack recipes you should try:

Egg Curry Puffs from scratch

Apple Oatmeal Bars

Prata Tuna Rolls

Fruit Cornflakes Bars

Mini Onion Samosa Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, March 5, 2017

BAKED EGGLESS CHURROS RECIPE

Baked Eggless Churros Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Am reluctant to try out this Baked Eggless Churros recipe for the reason, I don't have star nozzle to pipe the dough. That all change when I saw my friend made it with daisy cookies (biskut semperit) mould.

This really encourage me to start making it.  The downside of using this method, you can only pipe a shorter ones but that was okay for me.

Tried a baked version instead of deep frying.  Whipped up a simple chocolate sauce to go along with Baked Eggless Churros.

I must say, they are perfect pairing, made me forget about my diet. In case you don't have evaporated milk, replace it with fresh cream. Strain the chocolate sauce if you are not sifting the cocoa powder for a smooth sauce without any lumps.

Other eggless recipes you should check out:

Eggless Lemon Tart

Rock Cakes

Best Ever Eggless Cocoa Brownies

Baked Eggless Churros Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, February 26, 2017

HEALTHY BANANA BUNDT BREAD RECIPE

Healthy Banana Bundt Bread Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Healthy Banana Bundt Bread  was made without oil or butter but still so moist and delicious.

If you're a regular visitor of my blog, you would notice, I have baked more than a dozen of banana cake/bread with slight variation on the ingredients used.

Stumbled upon this recipe while browsing Facebook.  Am eager to try it out since it uses yogurt and eggs to moisten the batter.

The original recipe uses 1/3 cup of honey but I have replaced it with half a cup of brown sugar.  This amount is just perfect for us. You can add more if you like it sweeter.

Am so glad, Healthy Banana Bundt Bread turned out incredibly fluffy and moist,   Less then 24 hours, it was almost gone, my family really love this bread.

Other quick bread recipes  you should check out:

Fantastic Apricot Bread

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Flat Top Banana Bread

Healthy Banana Bundt Bread Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, February 19, 2017

BRAIDED BREAD RINGS RECIPE

Braided Bread Rings Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

These rolls are made with sweet bread dough, shape into  long rope of 12 in folded into 2 and braided,

After browsing You Tube, I came across a bunch of gorgeous rolls with different braiding techniques. They used no special gadget but simply turning the dough by braiding and twisting. I borrow that idea to shape my Braided Bread Rings.

I was pleasantly surprised to see, how easy to turn your dough into something beautiful by looking at those videos.

For the dough, I used my trusted  Braided Masala Bread recipe or use your favorite bread recipe.   If sticky, do not be afraid to add a bit more flour.

Sometimes Braided Bread Rings do become a little squished but overall the results  are simply stunning.

Braided Bread Rings Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


Sunday, February 12, 2017

EGGLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE 2 RECIPE

Eggless Chocolate Cake 2 Recipe  @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

This simple chocolate cake is totally made without  milk, eggs or butter and no mixer is needed.  .

You would be surprised that this Eggless Chocolate Cake 2 turned out deeply flavored, moist and fluffy.

It all started by bringing  water, oil, sugar. cocoa power  to a boil. Allow to cool a bit then add the rest of the ingredients.

Eggless Chocolate Cake 2 was an excellent choice for those with dietary restrictions. It  was such a winner!  I felt no need for icing the cake but this is entirely up to you.

Eggless Chocolate Cake 2 Recipe  @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

I have other chocolate cake recipes you should try too:

Chocolate Cake w/Chocolate Frosting

Best Cocoa Brownies

Eeggless Chocolate Cake

Sunday, January 29, 2017

PERFECT BANANA CAKE RECIPE

Perfect Banana Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

The best banana cake that was moist and came out beautiful.

As you might notice, I have baked banana cake regularly be it plain,  contains fruit or chocolate ones and now adding another fantastic recipe called Perfect Banana Cake. 

Full banana flavor, so moist, just the right amount of sweetness and the easiest to make.

Perfect Banana Cake was baked using varied temperature.  At first, I baked at 180 C for 15 minutes on the lowest rack then transfer the pan to sit on middle rack for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Baked the cake on lowest rack since I love the bottom to be well browned.

Other cake recipes you should try:

Banana Upside Down Cake

Eggless Chocolate Cake

Low Fat Banana Cake Eggless

Perfect Banana Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, January 22, 2017

JAPANESE COTTON CHEESECAKE RECIPE

Japanese Cotton Cheesecake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

A soft and wonderful cake loaded with cream cheese and eggs  cooked in a hot water bath method.

After my successful attempt in making Butter Cheesecake, am eager to try this Japanese Cotton Cheesecake recipe.  It uses egg separation method and bakes in hot water bath.  This procedure ensures a gentle and uniform heat around the food.

It is much easier to separate an egg if it is chilled as it was slightly thicker than a regular egg.

My project to make Japanese Cotton Cheesecake went smoothly but I have one small problem though. My cake top did not turn golden brown  as done by others but  the edges do despite shifting the pan on the top rack.   Don't understand why this happens?

This cake baked up wonderful, no air bubbles in the cake, has a good taste and quality.  Everyone asked  for a second slice.

Japanese Cotton Cheesecake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, January 15, 2017

NO YEAST VEGGIE PIZZA RECIPE

No Yeast Veggie Pizza Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

This pizza contains no yeast but loaded with fresh vegetables and cheese sauce.

We are yearning to eat pizza after such a long gap.  I opted for No Yeast Veggie Pizza  to avoid waiting time for yeast ones.

You can add other veggies of your choice other than capsicum and tomato that I have chosen.

The star of this No Yeast Veggie Pizza was the cheese sauce, it has a wonderful flavor that improve the overall taste of the pizza.

Other recipes you could make with pizza dough:

Pizza Rolls

How to make Chicken Calzone

Homemade Tuna Pizza

No Yeast Veggie Pizza Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, January 8, 2017

BUTTER CHEESECAKE RECIPE

Butter Cheesecake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

This is our new favorite,   it  combines  cream cheese and butter that produces a wonderful cake.

Have bookmarked a few of cheese cake recipes to try out.  Am trying  this Butter Cheese Cake  that I have discovered while browsing on Facebook.

Butter Cheesecake  recipe was simple to make using egg separation method.  .

If you are serving a small family of 2-3, I would suggest you half the recipe unless you intend to  share with others.

The cold butter and cream cheese can be cubed to fasten the creaming process.

This Butter Cheesecake is our  favorite cheesecake recipe  and it is one of  the easiest to make!

Butter Cheesecake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, January 1, 2017

TRICOLOR MARBLE CAKE RECIPE

Tricolor Marble Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Another butter cake project that has 3 color and swirled to get a marbling effect.

We're just entering a new year and I like to dedicate this post to my wonderful readers.  Wishing you a Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

You might notice that I deeply in love with  anything matble, be it dessert or bread.  For example the following recipes that I have tried:

Moist Marble Banana Cake

Chocolate Marble Bread

Marble Cake

This Tricolor Marble Cake made of 3 colors, green, red and plain. Not only colors but you can add any flavoring like strawberry, coffee, blueberry, pandan or lemon that suits the color of your choice. I don't have those so added only food coloring.

My Tricolor Marble Cake turned faint in color since I have used only 2 drops of the food coloring.  I think you should add little bit more to get vivid color.  Nevertheless it turned out rich, moist and delightful.

Tricolor Marble Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com