Summer vacation is here, and my kids want to bake more. I remember we three sisters helping mom bake. Baking and cooking together is fun and a great way to bond. Just feel like I’m living those memories all over again. Try baking this simple recipe and make memories with your kids 🙂
All-purpose Flour/ Maida – 2 1/2 cups
Granulated sugar – 1 cup
Unsalted butter – 1/2 cup
Eggs – 2
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Baking Soda – 1 tsp
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Whole milk – 1 cup
Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
Mini unsweetened chocolate chips – 1 cup
Keep all ingredients ready with the above-mentioned measurements before you start baking.
Sieve flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt thrice so that all are very well combined. Add chocolate chips, mix into the flour mixture and keep aside.
Eggs should be at room temperature. If refrigerated, keep them out for about an hour before baking.
Line the muffin tray with paper cake cups. If you don’t have them, grease the tray with butter and dust with maida so that the muffins come off easily once baked.
Melt butter and allow to cool.
Preheat oven at 375-degree Fahrenheit or 190 degrees Celsius.
Add cooled butter into a bowl, to that add in sugar, eggs, and vanilla essence
Mix it slowly with a whisk.
Now add 1/3rd flour and fold with a spatula. Then add 1/3 milk and fold in again.
Follow the same step until all the flour and milk are used up.
Pour this mixture into the paper cake cups and bake at 375 F or 190 C for about 20 -25 minutes. Time may vary for each oven.
Check if the muffin is baked with a toothpick. The muffin is done if it comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and place it on a wire rack and allow to cool.
Serve muffins for breakfast or have them as an evening snack.
It’s summertime in the US. Shakes are a perfect way to beat the heat! And what better than a chilled strawberry shake 😊, which my kids simply love. With fresh strawberries, scoops of strawberry ice cream, and a whole lot of love, it’s easy peasy and a classic treat!
Strawberry ice cream – 4 scoops
Milk – 1 cup
Fresh strawberries – 2 cups
Sugar – 2 tbsp (optional)
Blend the fresh strawberries and strawberry ice cream along with milk in a blender. You can add sugar if desired according to your taste. Make sure you use half the ingredients first. Blend it to make a smooth shake. Then use the other half of the ingredients and do the same.
Blanch the almonds peel and chop. Chop the cashews and pistachios as well.
Heat ghee in a pan and add grated carrots. Sauté for about 10 minutes.
Add milk and cardamom powder and cook on medium heat till the milk evaporates and carrots are cooked. Add sugar (you can add more sugar if you want depending on your taste) and khoya and cook till the sugar melts, stirring continuously.
Again continue to cook until it forms a lump and the ghee starts to separate.
In a small pan, add ghee and roast the almonds, pistachios and cashews. In the end, add the raisins and roast for a few more seconds and add it to the halwa.
Make sure you don’t burn them. Serve hot with vanilla ice cream or just enjoy the gajar halwa as it is.