Sinfully Sumptuous Christmas Bakes

Christmas Bakes
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Merry ChristmasCandy canes, holly and the blush of mistletoe herald the end of the year and of course, Christmas! Whether you’re falling behind on your holiday shopping or baking in a mad frenzy, this swift list of fail-safe Christmas bakes saves the day.

 

Sarika Kamble, Executive Chef at Crowne Plaza, Pune has a track record of dishing out culinary delights across hotels.

This weekend, she shares her dearly guarded baking secrets exclusively with Pune365 readers making the Yuletide gay.

 

Peanut butter muffins

Ingredients: Unsalted butter – 50 gms, Icing sugar – 50 gms, Salt to taste, Refined flour – 60 gms, 1 Egg, Vanilla essence – 6 ml, Baking powder – 2 gms, Milk – 6 ml, Peanut butter – 22 gms, Peanuts – 10 gms

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add peanut butter and combine with a whisk before you stir in milk, egg, and butter.
  4. Now, coat nonstick muffin moulds with a little cooking oil.
  5. Fill each muffin cup 3/4 full with the batter and sprinkle with chopped peanuts.
  6. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown and munch on!

 

Beetroot cake

Ingredients:  Grated carrots – 100 gms, Sugar – 50 gms, Refined flour – 60 gms, 2 Eggs, Vanilla essence – 6 ml, Cinnamon powder – 3 gms, Refined oil – 10 ml, Butter – 10 gms, Baking powder – 3 gms, Baking soda – 1 gms, Dark chocolate – 10 gms

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 350°F. Grease the base and sides of one pan with shortening or flour.
  2. Peel and grate the beetroot, squeeze out the excess water and cook with some butter in a pan before you set it to cool.
  3. In large bowl, beat sugar, oil and eggs.
  4. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, dessicated coconut, 1 teaspoon vanilla essence and salt to beat until well blended.
  5. Stir in the grated beetroot, melted chocolate and pour into a pan.
  6. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Let it cool and dig in!

 

Carrot Cake

Ingredients: Grated carrots – 100 gms, Grain sugar – 50 gms, Refined flour – 60 gms, 2 Eggs, Vanilla essence – 6 ml, Cinnamon powder – 3 gms, Refined oil – 10 ml, Butter – 10 gms, Baking powder – 3 gms, Baking soda – 1 gms, Desiccated coconut powder – 8 gms

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 350°F. Grease the base and sides of a pan with flour.
  2. In a large bowl, beat granulated sugar, oil and eggs.
  3. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, dessicated coconut, 1 teaspoon vanilla essence and the salt and beat well.
  4. Stir in the grated carrots, nuts before you pour into a pan.
  5. Bake pan for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  6. Cool and then tuck in!

 

Fruit cake

Ingredients: Icing sugar – 100 gms, Refined flour – 110 gms, 1 Egg, Vanilla essence – 4 ml, Pistachio – 100 gms, Unsalted Butter – 100 gms, Baking powder – 4 gms, Tutty fruits – 50 gms, Walnuts – 30 gms, Almonds – 50 gms, Milk – 400 ml

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 350°F. Grease the base and sides of one pan with shortening or flour.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, butter and eggs.
  3. Add flour, baking soda, 1 teaspoon vanilla essence and salt. Beat until well blended.
  4. Stir in roughly chopped nuts before you pour into a pan and bake pan for 40 to 45 minutes.
  5. Insert a toothpick in the centre to check if it comes out clean. Cool the cake and serve!

Enjoy!

Aditi Balsaver

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