Ingredients for Dough
Monday, December 27, 2010
Ingredients for Dough
Friday, September 3, 2010
2 Cups cake flour
1 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Instant espresso or Coffee powder
1/3 cup Unsweetened Dutch process cocoa
1 1/3 cups Sugar
6 tbsp Unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 whole egg
1 egg white
1 cup Nonfat plain yogurt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Use a whisk to combine four, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Sift together. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and remaining 1 cup of sugar until light, about 3 minutes. Gradually add eggs about 1 Tbsp at a time beating constantly for about 2 minutes. Beat in 2 tsp vanilla extract.
Add third of the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Then beat in half of the yogurt at low speed. Keep alternating flour and yogurt and mixing at low speed until just combined.
Measure out 1 1/2 cups of the yogurt batter and stir into the cocoa mixture.
Use a large spoon to fill the bottom of the pan with about three quarters of the white batter placed in dollops. Cover the white batter with dollops of chocolate batter. Top the chocolate batter with small dollops of white batter spaced so that the chocolate batter shows through. Use a bread knife to marble the batters together with a circular or zigzag motion; be careful not to blend them too much. Bake for 40 -50 minutes or until the cake starts to pull away from the sides of the pan and a toothpick inserted in comes out clean. With 9 by 5 loaf pan it took me 45 minutes.
Cool for 10-15 minutes on a rack. Unmold the cake. Cool completely before serving or storing.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
On the same lines without expecting too much perfection, I mean a recipe with gorgeous picture and measurements so that even beginners can reproduce the dish I will be doing quick posts. Mostly about whatever I made for dinner or lunch with short and easy instructions.Also I use to think that trying recipes from other blogs and blogging about them is lame. But now if I feel that if my attempt whether good or bad is worthy of few words and picture it will find it way here. As I said no more pursuit of perfection. I will blog for fun and sharing.
At times I have found that every evening when I am battling with the question what to cook, I wonder I have been answering this question for almost everyday since marriage, so why am I not pro by now. Keeping that in mind I would try to chronicle what am I cooking everyday so that I can comeback in future and have my choice.
Today I made what I must have thought of cooking of if not 100 time but definitely 20 times. So am really happy that finally I gave it a try and it turned great. Like so many of you Food network is part of my daily routine. It's going on in backdrop when I am busy with my daughter, or trying to finish up some really boring assignment.
Baked Penne with roasted Vegetable comes from one of Everyday Italian by Giada Laurentiis that was all about vegetarian dishes. Vegetarian food rarely makes it appearance on Food Network shows. This recipe is so simple and delicious that I am going to make it more often. It is also good to include wholesome goodness of vegetables in diet.
I omitted Fontina cheese and mozzarella, using only Parmesan. As such me and my husband use cheese in moderation or should I say minimalism. I am not a mushroom fan either so they have to also go.
Simply put you pick vegetables of your choice like carrots, zucchini, squash, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, onion, peas. Slice them to same size and drizzle with olive oil . Add salt, black pepper, italion seasoning blend(I used dried oregano and basil as well) and spread them on line cookie sheet. Bake in oven .
I ate quite a bit of veggies soon after they were roasted. They looked gorgeous and tasted yummy.
While vegetables are roasting, cook the pasta. Finally, eake a baking dish, butter it, add marinara sauce, pasta and vegetables , Parmesan chesse, mix it nicely, add some cheese on top and put it back in oven . For detailed recipe please see Baked Penne with roasted Vegetable .