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Banana Pudding with Custard Powder

BANANA PUDDING WITH CUSTARD POWDER

Banana Pudding with Custard Powder

banana pudding recipe using custard powder

Banana Pudding with Custard Powder (with slideshow)

 

This Banana Pudding with Custard Powder is a perfect sweet dessert made by layering Vanilla wafers, Sliced banana, Whipped Custard-Cream-Cheese and topped with a little fresh whipped cream.

Banana Pudding is another one of those famous Southern American Favorites that just seems ‘timeless’. The older versions used sponge cake in place of the Vanilla Wafer Biscuits. Along with time, the famous recipe was changed a bit here and there with some variations even calling for a meringue top and thus requiring baking time. Nabisco made the use of ‘Nilla’ wafers, commonplace in the making of this Favorite dessert. Seems like everyone is looking for the easiest way to make it, some recipes call for Jello Brand Vanilla Pudding Mix and Whipped Cream from a Can! This recipe makes an easier custard using Birds Brand Custard Powder.

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Easy Strawberry Custard Trifle Recipe for Kids

easy strawberry custard trifle recipe for kids

Easy Strawberry Custard Trifle

Easy Strawberry Custard Trifle Recipe for Kids

 

Hey kiddos! Been a while since we added any recipes on the Nunu’s Kitchen Page (Fun Recipes for Kids). This quick and sweet number was made by her cousin Lamya.. and  will entertain the entire family! Simple and Delightful! Why not make these this Fathers Day? Decorate with some chopped toasted nuts or fruit if you fancy. Thank you to my sweet niece Lamia, the first baby I ever rocked to sleep. Not a baby anymore.. God bless you always.

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Shana’s Black Forest Cake | Homemade and Delicious!




I love recipes with some added mystery and intrigue to them, don’t you? Unravelling the secrets to how world famous dishes came into existence. Imagining how the original was and how it compares to the current standards.. I find it all so exciting!

The Black Forest Cake, one of the most celebrated cakes in the world, dates back to the 16th century. Known as Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte in Germany, its country of origin. Quite a tongue twister, eh? Schwarzwälder kirsch torte, translated means Black Forest Cherry Torte or Gateau in German.

The cake is presumed to be named after the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) mountain range in Southwestern Germany, perhaps because it evokes a mysterious dark fantasy, born from the ‘fairy tale’ like forest ranges. The name might also be connected to the specialty liquor known as Schwarzwälder Kirsch(wasser) which is indigenous to that mountainous region. Distilled from tart cherries, this unique ingredient, with its distinct ‘cherry pit’ flavor and alcoholic content gives the cake its rich flavour.

Although Kirsch is the traditional liquor used in this cake and is mandatory in Germany, in many countries like North America, India and the Middle East, it is made with rum or without alcohol. The main components are chocolate sponge cake, with layers of whipped cream and cherry ( canned, glaced, fresh OR maraschino).  The cake is also lavishly decorated with piped cream, cherries and chocolate shavings.

This is my version of the delectable Black Forest! I use a combination of vanilla and chocolate whipped cream, fresh and glaced cherries, dark chocolate shavings and the best, softest delicious chocolate sponge cake ever! It remains moist and you will not miss the missing alcohol or heavy fruity syrup. What I love about this cake, is that you don’t even have to be a pro at decorating, the cake looks beautiful nonetheless. Follow my video tutorial to make this perfect, delicious Black Forest Cake! SCROLL DOWN to watch the VIDEO.

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Karikku Pudding | Tender Coconut Pudding Recipe

Karikku Pudding

Karikku Pudding

Karikku Pudding - tender coconut pudding

 Karikku Pudding | Tender Coconut Pudding Recipe

When the going gets Hot! The hot get Pudding! This ‘ Karikku Pudding ‘  or Tender Coconut Pudding is the perfect dessert for the hot weather we are experiencing in my part of the world right now! Chilled, Smooth Deliciously Coco-nutty and Creamy Pudding!

Personally, I am not too happy when the weather is extremely hot and humid. I get moody and irritable..and if it’s a day when the girls are not co-operative, I tend to go crazy and then some!

So today, I decided I would have this pudding with the girls when they came home from school. It was chilled the previous night. After lunch, we had the pudding together and the two enjoyed the smooth chilled dessert happily. Just what I needed too, to cool down!

This is my mom’s recipe, which is always a hit when she makes it. I think, I called her a dozen times with various doubts while making it. Thank you Umma!

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Orange Soufflé | Fluffy Hot French Dessert

Orange Soufflé

Orange Soufflé

Orange Soufflé

The Soufflé waits for No one!

Orange Soufflé (Egg Whites Only Recipe) – With Video

 

This Orange Soufflé  is the perfect dessert for special entertainment. It rises and puffs up into absolute gorgeousness in the oven. Just as it rises, it also starts to fall as soon as it comes out of the oven, so it must be served quickly. A thin layer on the top is crunchy and caramelized and the inside is light, hot and oh so fluffy! It was hard to get a good photograph while they were still risen though.. By the time I found my cameras memory card the  delectable dessert was beginning to sink.. I took a only few clicks, because we were all in a rush to have them while they’re hot! There is a saying in french,  ” Le soufflé n’attend pas, on attend le soufflé “. It means, the soufflé doesn’t wait for us, It is WE who wait for the soufflé!. Which is absolutely on the mark, because we wait patiently outside that oven door, till it’s just right to take it out… and then the soufflé, paying no heed to all our anxious waiting, starts to go down just as quickly as  you can say “I love  Soufflé” . Hmph:) ! Oh well, I tell you it’s still worth it!

Steps to making a good Soufflé.  Warm up the milk. Prepare the flavoring agent, juice, melted chocolate etc.. Whisk egg whites. They should be shiny and firm but never over whisked…

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FROSTED FUDGY BROWNIE RECIPE

fudgy brownie recipe

Yummy! FROSTED FUDGY BROWNIE RECIPE.

 

This Frosted Fudgy Brownie Recipe is something I have depended for many many occasions. I thought it’s time I shared it with you all.

Brownies are said to have come into existence at the Palmer House Hotel, Chicaco in the late 1800’s. The wife of the Owner asked the chef to create a dessert for a socialite gathering. She requested for a dessert that was similar but smaller than a slice of cake and could be packed into a lunch box. By the early 1900’s the Brownie was a recognized dessert, typically eaten by hand and accompanied by a cup of milk or coffee.

There is something about these chocolate delights with their crinkled tops, that makes you want to reach for one, without a second thought. What’s your preference: Cakey, Fudgy or Chewy? Centre or Edge? Hot or cool? This recipe makes a delicious Fudgy Brownie using Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder and Shortening. I have found that they must be made in a light colored Aluminum Baking Pan for best results.

These brownies are fudgy, moist and just bordering on the cakey side. They have a certain melting quality that I love! Hope you will too.

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Hummingbird Cake – One Glorious Cake





hummingbird cake

hummingbird cake recipe video

Hummingbird Cake – One Glorious Cake

 

One thing is for sure, this cake will make you hum with delight. Is that why it is called the Hummingbird Cake? It was actually named so, in a 1978 edition of Southern Living Magazine. There is however, no explanation offered about the name. Could it be that its moist delicious sweetness attracts you to it like em hummers? Who knows? What is important my dear foodies out there, is that it truly is delicious!

The classic recipe consists of an awesome large 3 tiered cake. Pineapple, Banana, Pecans and Cream Cheese Vanilla Frosting.

There are some theories that the recipe originated in Jamaica : where a recipe was published in 1969 called the Doctor Bird Cake. The ‘Doctor Bird’ is a type of hummingbird,  indigenous to Jamaica and is the National Bird of Jamaica. So it is quite fitting. This cake is said to have the same ingredients.

However, having shot to fame in the Southern Living Issue, being one of its most requested recipe. And having won many ribbons at many a country fair – It is one of the youngest members in ‘Southern Cakes’ repertoire. It is indeed famous for being a Southern Favorite!

I have changed the recipe a bit because I truly don’t believe it needs to be as sweet as the original.. it is still very sweet. And delicious… if I didn’t mention that earlier 😉

I love this cake because it is one of those easy stir and bake cakes, you don’t need a fancy mixer or beater for this.

 

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Gingerbread Man Recipe | Decorated with Royal Icing

gingerbread man

gingerbread man recipe with decoration

Gingerbread Man Recipe | Decorated with Royal Icing

gingerbread man recipe

Gingerbread man is a biscuit made of gingerbread, usually in the shape of a man although ginger bread women are common too, as are cookies shaped according to seasonal themes (Christmas, Halloween, Easter, etc).

GingerBread dates back to the 15th century and human shaped ginger bread biscuits dates back to the 16th century.

According to the fairytale of ‘ The Gingerbread Man’ a childless old woman bakes a gingerbread man who magically comes to life  leaps from her oven and runs away. The woman and her husband try to catch him but fail. In the story the ginger bread man continues to run and escape from various pursuers. The lines ‘ You can’t catch me. I’m the Gingerbread Man ‘ are famous in the story.

I love making these biscuits for holidays with the kids. They are fine left as they are or for a more festive feel, decorated with royal icing, candy etc.

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Ada Pradhaman with Instant Ada (Rice Flakes)

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Ada Pradhaman with Instant Ada (Rice Flakes)

Ada Pradhaman is one of the most sought after Payasams when it comes to Kerala feasts and Onam Sadhyas. Here is how to make it easily and deliciously with the store-bought instant ada. The Payasam thickens after resting a while, like in the picture. The texture can be loosened to a desired consistency bu adding light fresh milk and heating through.

Here, you can find the post on how to make Ada pradhaman with home made Ada

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