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HALLOWEEN CAKE POPS

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Halloween Cake Pops decorated like a pumpkin ghosts make a great treat to bake up for your Halloween Party.They also make a great homemade treat for those special Trick-or-Treaters.
I like to make my cake pops from scratch, they taste so much better but this time I used ready cake mix to save some time and and prepared homemade butter cream icing.For the coating I usually use white chocolate and food coloring,

but I just couldn’t get the right colour of orange so I did have to use candy melts for pumpkins and green and red candy melts for ghosts that I purchased at a nearby party city store.

Happy Halloween to Everyone!

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hour
servings 25

Ingredients

Chocolate Cake Ingredients:

3/4 cup Cocoa
2 tbsp butter softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla

Buttercream Frosting Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter
3 cups icing sugar

For decoration

1 cup white melted chocolate
1 cup orange,red and green candy melts
black food colouring gel or black food writer.

Directions || How to prepare Buttercream Frosting

Using electric beater, whip butter until fluffy
Add in the icing sugar.
Keep the mixture beating till nice fluffy whipped cream is form.

Directions || How to prepare Chocolate Cake

In a bowl ,beat butter and sugar in large bowl until fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
Stir in vanilla.
In a large mixing bowl , add together cocoa powder,flour, baking soda and salt.
Now add the prepared butter mix into it.
Beat both the mixture well until well blended.
Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour 9 x 13 inch cake pan
Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake 30-40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool.

Directions || How to prepare Cake Pops

After cake is baked and cooled completely, crumble into a large bowl.
Add in the prepared buttercream, for cake pops (butter cream keeps the pops firm)
Continue to mix until fluffy and thoroughly combined.
Add frosting a couple of heaping tablespoons at a time, mix thoroughly. You may not need all the icing, the consistency should form soft balls that hold together.
Use a small cookie scoop to make even sized pieces of dough, then gently roll dough between palm of your hands to make round, even balls.
Place on parchment paper,should make 20-25 balls.
Melt about 1 cup white chocolae in double boiler or microwave(30 secs -1 min)
Dip the tip of lollipop stick into white chocolate melt, then insert into the cake balls. Sticks should be inserted about half way into ball.
Refrigerate for 30-60 mins. until the cake pops firm up.

For decorating the cake pops

Melt orange,red and green candy melts. Dip each cake pop into candy melts by holding the lollipop stick and rotating until covered.
Once covered remove and softly tap and rotate until the excess candy melt falls off.
Refigerate the candies for 1-2 hours till its firm.
Next using a black coloring gel or food writer decorate the cake pops.

watch youtube video for detail instructions.

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Falafel rocks(Chickpea roll)

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Falafel made using chickpeas is a popular Middle Eastern chick pea patty. Falafel is stuffed in pita bread with salad and sauce. Falafel is quite popular as a replacement to meat and its high in protein.This is the based snacks across the world and my husband most favorite dish.
He was missing falafel quite a long time and hence I decided to try this recipe at home.I had no idea how this patty taste likes but with all the inputs from internet and from my husband , I could manage to prepare it at home. And I guess what it turned out to be good and my husband was quite impressed and amused.
Trust me try this recipe at home and you never know you might get the full marks and a pat on your back as well:) Its very very simple and healthier too.
To make it more healthier option these can be baked instead of deep frying.You can also prepared all purpose flour(maida) and wheat (atta) ki roti if you fail to arrange any Pita bread.
You can serve this with tahini sauce or hummus whatever you can arrange. I prepared hummus at home. please check my recipe to prepare hummus.
So lets get set go.


Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4.

Ingredients:

1 cup dried chick peas (kabuli chana)
2 tablespoon chopped parsley(optional)
2 tablespoon chopped coriander
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon garlic chopped.
2 small onions finely chopped.
1 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/4 cup all purpose flour (plain flour, maida)
Also need oil to fry
Salt to taste

For serving

2 cups of thinly sliced lettuce
2 medium size chopped tomatoes
4 pocket pita bread

Direction || How to prepare Falafel

Soak the chickpeas in 3 cups of water for 8 hours or overnight After soaking chickpeas will be about 2 and half time in volume.
Transfer the soaked chick peas into the pressure cooker and start steaming turn the heat down to medium and cook for about 4 minutes.
Chickpeas should be just tender not very soft.Now remove it from the pressure cooker and rinse them well and drain them completely .

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Add chickpea to a blender along with chopped onion, garlic, cumin seeds, red chilli powder and parsley(if you cannot arrange parsley replace it with coriander as I did).

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Do not add any water ,Process it until it reaches a coarse texture. The mixture should bind well otherwise it may fall apart while frying. If needed add few spoons of water.

Add 2 tbsp of all purpose flour which helps it to bind well.

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Refrigerate for an hour. Take small portions and make oval balls. If using flour, you may flatten them a bit otherwise they tend to break while frying.

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Heat oil in a fry pan on a medium flame. Drop a small portion of the mixture to check if the oil is hot. It must float and not sink, this means the oil is hot enough. Do not over heat the oil, as they may brown the balls without frying them inside.
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When they are golden fried, drain them on a kitchen towel.

Serve them with a tahini sauce or hummus or any favourite dip.

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Serving suggestion

Take pita bread or naans or roti and heat over the skillet on medium high heat both sides lightly.

Place the falafel in the center of the bread and add hummus over with it and then fill chopped lettuce so it 1/3 full and now fold the flat bread.

It’s best to serve the rolls with hot falafels. Falafels can be easily re-heated before serving using an oven or toaster oven.

Monaco Biscuits Canapes

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Monaco Biscuits CanapesCanapes are also known as finger food. Its a small, prepared and usually decorative food, held in the fingers and often eaten in one bite. I chose kids snack time recipes and here is my first day kids friendly canapes.Monaco biscuits are little salty to add its good taste to the recipe.Canapes also looks very appealing , are extremely light to eat thus, make on to the list of a perfect snack for our kids.Enjoy this delicious and quick to make canapes with biscuits.
Prep Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : Nil
Serves : 4

Ingredients:

10 Monaco Biscuits/ Any Salt Biscuit
1 banana
1/4 cup of Honey
1/4 cup of Jam

Direction || How to prepare Monaco Biscuits Canapes

Sliced the banana into pieces evenly.

Arrange the Monaco or salt biscuit on the plate

Place one slick of banana piece over each biscuits and top it little honey.

Garnish them with a drop of jam and Enjoy.

Nutella Bread Swiss Roll

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It’s back to school time and when the kids come home with rumbling tummies ,each and every mom thinks of some easy, healthy after school snacks to keep going till dinner.
I have few collection of recipes, one of them is Nutella bread and cheese swiss roll.
This 3-ingredient recipe is just the perfect snacks for your kids.
Try it and share your experiences with your kids.

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: Nil
Serves: 2

Ingredients

Nutella
Cheese spread
3 slices of Brown or white bread

Direction || How to prepare Swiss Roll

First cut the edges of all the breads

Flatten the breads with the roller.

Apply cheese to the first layer of the bread.

Apply Nutella on the second layer of the bread.

Flatten and apply Nutella on the third layer.

You can even apply cheese or butter of your choice.

Place all the slices one above the other and roll them
together

Now cut the roll into pieces gently.

Serve your kids with this real quick ,simple and yummy dish.