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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Papaya juice

It’s so hot here even in October and Papaya is in season. So, made some refreshing Papaya juice. Kids and hubby liked this simple juice.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes 
Makes : 4 glasses

Papaya pieces : 2 cups
Sugar : 1/4 cup
Chilled water: 1 1/2 cups
Ice cubes : 1/2 cup

Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend for 2 minutes or well blend.
Pour into glasses and serve immediately.

Donut holes without yeast

Kids are home for Autumn break so, I’ve been making simple and quick snacks for them to munch on. Normally donut holes are made with yeast where these are made without yeast and it’s instant.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes 
Cooking Time: 10 minutes 
Serves : 4-6

All purpose flour: 1 1/2 cups
Sugar : 1/3 cup
Salt : 1/2 teaspoon
Baking Powder: 2 teaspoons
Ground nutmeg: 1/2 teaspoon
Egg : 1
Milk : 1/2 cup
Unsalted butter: 2 tablespoons
Oil : for deep frying
Powdered Sugar : 1/2 cup

Take a bowl and add all purpose flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and nutmeg and mix well.
Add in Egg, milk and butter to the dry ingredients and beat well to mix for 3 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan. Take a small ice cream scoop and scoop dough into the oil. Fry for 2-3 minutes on medium heat or until the donuts are golden brown.
Take them out and place on a paper towel. Immediately take the donut holes on a plate and dust the powdered sugar and serve hot.
You can add melted chocolate or sugar syrup instead of powdered sugar.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Red Velvet Marble Bundt Cake

I love marble cakes as they satisfy the taste buds of many. I wanted to bake a cake for my dear friend for her birthday. She loved my marble cake before but she likes red velvet. So, I thought of mixing her interests and bake a red velvet marble bundt cake.
She was very happy with both the look of it and the taste, and all the kids loved it. My daughter wants me to bake this cake again for her birthday.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time : 1 hour
Makes : 1 - 9" bundt cake.


Unsalted butter : 1 1/2 cups at room temperature
Sugar : 2 1/2 cups
Eggs : 6 large
All purpose flour: 3 cups
Milk : 3/4 cup
Baking Powder: 1 1/2 teaspoon
Salt : 1/2 teaspoon
Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon
Cocoa powder: 1 tablespoon
Red food coloring (powder/liquid) : 1 tablespoon


Take a large bowl and beat butter until creamy.
Add sugar and beat till the mixture is fluffy.
Add 1 egg at a time and beat until mixed well.
Add all purpose flour and baking powder slowly and beat till the mixture is blended.
Add milk, vanilla extract and beat until the batter is blended.
Take 2 cups of batter into a small bowl, add cocoa powder and food coloring.
Stir with a spatula to mix well.
Pre heat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Grease a bundt pan, add a layer of plain batter and top it with a thin layer of red batter. Repeat the process by layering until the batter is finished.
Bake the cake for 1 hour. Let it cool before turning it on to a plate.
Cut into pieces and serve.