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Cucumber Sandwiches – Tea Sandwiches – Refreshing

Cucumber Sandwiches

Cucumber Sandwiches – Tea Sandwiches – Refreshing

These cute little cucumber tea sandwiches are  a refreshing hunger buster for any time of day. A good way to stave off  hunger till the main meal or to serve at tea parties. They are made in a matter of minutes and I love them!

Cucumber Sandwiches Recipe


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Recipe Name: Cucumber Sandwiches
Recipe Type: Appetizer / Starter
Author: Shana c/o Recipes ‘R’ Simple
Prep time: 5
Cook time: 5 min
Total time: 10 min
Yield: 10 tea sandwiches

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French Toast Recipes – in a few different styles

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French Toast Recipes

There’s quite a bit of fun history regarding the origin of the ‘French Toast’ as we know it today. Other names include German toast, American toast, Spanish toast etc.

The concept came into being when medieval European cooks who found it essential  to use up every bit of food to feed their families. It was found that old/ stale bread (or  ‘Pain Perdu’ in French which translates as *Lost Bread’ ) could be re used.  Dipping old bread in  a batter  prior to cooking on the stove top, brought a new lease of life to it. The result being quite tasty and satisfying.

Although the basic recipe was born out of poverty and necessity, Medieval recipes for “french toast” also suggest this meal was enjoyed by the wealthy as cook books for the wealthy mentioned such recipes using the finest, moistest white breads which were expensive at the time.  They also had crusts cut off – something the hungry would never think of doing.

Here I share  some  of our favorite French Toast Recipes. From a classic, to a simplified version, to some fun variations like my favorite KERALA STYLE FRENCH TOAST!!

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Recipe Name: French Toast Recipes
Recipe Type: Breakfast / Snack / Bread
Author: Shana c/o Recipes ‘R’ Simple
Prep time: 5
Cook time: 5
Total time: 10 min
Yield: Each recipe yields 3-4 slices of french toast (depending on arty of bread used)

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Classic Buttermilk Pancakes | Never Fail Recipe

Classic Buttermilk Pancakes : Perfect, Fluffy, Sweet. Something to look forward at breakfast time!

This Original North American Recipe never fails to produce a simple, fast breakfast. My girls asked me how to make this yesterday. I pulled out the Recipe from my 25 year old hand written recipe book.

I never thought they would surprise me this morning with Breakfast in Bed though. I was so happy and pleased with them. Really did make me feel special. They made a couple themselves  and I helped them with pouring the remaining batter. We had so much fun, that We had Pancakes for tea time again!! This time I prepped them for the photo op.  I do love the pancakes with butter and maple syrup.. the cherry compote was left over from the night before, so it made its way into the photo as well. I was playing with the lighting on this pic. Rarely do i get to spend more time a my food pics these days.. but this one turned out nice, don’t you think?

Why not let your kids help in cooking these? The girls enjoyed this and it was some great bonding fun.

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Soft Fluffy Bhatura – Indian Puffed Bread using Yeast

Soft Fluffy Bhatura - Indian Puffed Bread using Yeast

Soft Fluffy Bhatura – Indian Puffed Bread using Yeast (Bhatoora)

Bhatura is Fried, Puffed Indian Flat Bread that is leavened with Yeast. The addition of an egg yolk makes it soft and fluffy. Although there are many recipes for Bhatura, this yeast based one provides a softer bread, that remains soft even after sitting a while and doesn’t absorb excess oil, rendering it greasy and unappealing. This is the original recipe, containing only all purpose flour (Maida). I shall be updating soon with various variations on the recipe using Semolina (Suji), Wheat Flour, Yoghurt, Potato and Eno fruit salt. I will post each recipe as they are perfected. Try this one to start with. Tasty Bhatura’s  are everyones favorite. I love it with Chicken Manchurian.

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Soft Fluffy Bhatura – Indian Puffed Bread using Yeast

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Kai Pathiri – with grated Coconut

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Kai Pathiri – with grated Coconut

  Kai Pathiri is a traditionally made version of Rice Pathiri which incorporates the flavors of fresh coconut, shallots and fennel seeds.  It is hand pressed  by flipping a small disk of the dough between the palms, till stretched, flattened and forms a circular roti shape. It is then roasted on both sides in an earthen pot. In modern day it can be gently pressed using a chapathi press and then roasted on a non stick or cast iron tawa. Unlike the fine Rice Pathiri ( see Pathiri Recipe) Kai Pathiri does not  need to be rolled using a pin. However it still remains very soft  and puffs  perfectly.

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Kai Pathiri – with grated Coconut

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Home Made Beef Burger with Smokey Beef Patties

Home made Beef Burger with Smokey Beef Patties in 30 Minutes
Home made Beef Burger with Smokey Beef Patties in 30 Minutes

Home Made Beef Burger with Smokey Beef Patties 

  A very  flavorsome, moist beef patty makes this burger very tasty. Smoke the minced meat before grilling for added charcoal smell even if your cooking indoors. Also place the patties over direct flame just as they are done for that flame grilled super smokey aroma like your favorite burger! The addition of mushrooms provides an extra layer and depth of flavor. Use lean minced meat for best results.

Home made Beef Burger with Smokey Beef Patties in 30 Minutes

Home Made Beef Burger with Smokey Beef Patties 

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Roti Jala – Easy Malaysian Lacy Pancakes

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Roti Jala – Easy Malaysian Lacy Pancakes

  Roti Jala – translated, means Net Bread – These thin lacy quick and easy pancakes are very easy to make. They are served with a good Malaysian Chicken or Vegetable curry.

You will need the Roti Jala Funnel to make these, or you can make holes in a plastic cup and use this as a make shift. Some  make this with plain flour only – I prefer to use half rice flour and half plain flour. Very light and soft with a coco – nutty aroma. Great served with Chicken Curry Kapitan or Other Malaysian Chicken Curry. (Recipe for Malaysian Chicken Curry).

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Roti Jala – Easy Malaysian Lacy Pancakes

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Soft Idli Recipe – Make Spongy Perfect Idli – using Poha / Aval and Idli Rava

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Soft Idli Recipe

  The perfect Idli is soft, white, spongy and bouncy to the touch. The surface is smooth without stickiness and they feel light. Having tried all methods of making Idli over the years, ( with ground rice, with rice flour, different types of rice etc..) I have found this to be the best Recipe for Spongy, Light, Bouncy Soft Idli! It’s perfect. We use Pressed white rice (Poha / Aval) combined with Idli Rava and Urad Dhal. You must plan a day ahead of when you intend on making these Idli for breakfast. Soak in the Morning. Grind around 5 pm for the batter to be ready around 8-9 am. (Weather conditions apply). If you love idli, you must try this Soft Idli Recipe!

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Puttu Recipe – How to make the best, softest Rice Flour Puttu



Puttu Recipe - How to make the best, softest Rice Flour Puttu Puttu Recipe (RICE FLOUR PUTTU)

Puttu Recipe – How to make the best, softest Rice Flour Puttu



 

Puttu – A breakfast item made by steaming rice flour and coconut into a cylindrical/log shape. Served with curries or banana.

Nope. Not Rocket Science. It’s very simple. But it still takes a special hand to make a good, soft light and fluffy puttu!It’s like hot snow in your hands!   A common breakfast item in Southern India as well as Srilanka. There are different versions in other Asian Countries as well.  The trick is to make the puttu feel light and fluffy without lumpy chunks and with just the right amount of moisture.

Rice Flour Puttu is great with numerous curries, the most popular being Black Bengal Gram Curry ( Simple Kadala Curry Recipe).

Scroll down for THE Puttu Recipe Video. Also check out Video on how to make Puttu in the Microwave. (Note that Microwave Puttu must be served immediately as it tends to be vey dry if not served quickly.)

I also love it with Egg Curry. (Egg Curry Recipe).
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Good Old Fashioned Pancakes



Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

 

Nunu is in the kitchen with her older sis, this time learning how to make Pancakes. Good Old Fashioned Pancakes!

So easy to make – Served with Maple Syrup and Butter. The girls had a great time making the batter by themselves and even tried a hand at cooking them. Great recipe for young children to develop a love for cooking.

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