Sunday, 24 February 2013

Cinnamon Rolls

I love a good cinnamon roll.
I've tried a few times at a popular outlet in Karachi, but they're way too sweet for my taste.
So i made it my life's goal to try a recipe that was equally delicious but with moderate sugar ! :D

I came upon this recipe last year, even tried it once but was not happy with the results, they burnt from the bottom as i cooked them at a slightly high temperature.

They are just perfect this time !

Super soft, and oh-so-delicious !

(Recipe adapted from Ree Drummond)
2 cups of Flour + 1/4 cup to add later
1 cup of Milk
1/4 cup Vegetable oil
1/4 cup of Sugar
1 Tbsp Yeast
1/4 tsp of Baking Powder
A pinch of Baking Soda
1/4 tsp of salt
100 grams of Butter
1-2 tbsp of Cinnamon Powder
1/2 cup of Powdered Sugar

Heat 1 cup of milk, 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of vegetable oil almost to a boiling point. Turn off heat and  Leave to cool for about 25-30 minutes.

When luke warm, 1 tbsp add yeast and 2 cups of flour.

Mix with a spoon to form a sticky dough. Leave to rise.

After an hour, it would look somewhat like this.

Add the remaining 1/4 cup of flour..

...1/4 tsp of Baking powder..

...a pinch or baking soda...

and 1/4 tsp of salt. Mix together.

Roll out the dough in a rough rectangle on a lightly floured surface

pour 100 grams of melted butter on top, spread it evenly with your fingers or a pastry brush.

 Add powdered sugar on top (many recipes use brown sugar instead or regular white one, so its up to you which sugar you want to use)

I used a sifter to add sugar, it helps distribute the sugar evenly.

Sprinkle generous amount of cinnamon powder.

Starting from the far end, roll the dough towards yourself to form a log.

Pinch the ends.

Cut the log in 1 inch thick slices. I was trying to be extra smart, so i used a thread, which makes a perfect clean cut without smashing the rolls. You can use a regular knife of course !

Place the sliced rolls on a buttered baking sheet.

Bake in a preheated oven at 150 degree for abour 18-20 minutes

Till light golden.

Top them off with a cup of whipping cream (you can add sugar in the cream, i didnt)


P.S : yea i ate one straight from the pan :D

Friday, 15 February 2013

Chicken Curry

Hey everyone !
I'm back after such a long time, been busy with so many things.
A lot has happened since the last time i posted here !
For one, you all can refer to me as Mrs. Jahanzaib from now on :P, yess , I got married (nikkah-o-fied).

Us !! 

And i started my housejob as a professional Doctor.
I havent had time to do much but concentrate on my job, but i've missed blogging. 
So here i am.

I'll be posting a recipe of a simple chicken curry.

You'll Need...
1 kilograms of Chicken
2 medium size Onions
2 medium size Tomatoes
6-7 Green Chilies
1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
Salt to taste
2 tsp of Red Chili Powder (adjust accordingly)
1/4 tsp of Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp of Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp of All Spice (Garam Masala)

Heat around 4-5 tbsp of oil in a pan. Add sliced onions

Fry till golden brown

 Blend tomatoes, green chilies and the fried onion

In the same pan, add ginger garlic paste, fry till light golden and fragrant

than add all spice and chicken.

Cook till the chicken changes color

Add the blended tomatoes, salt, red chili powder, turmeric and coriander powder.

Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally...

 ..till the oil seperates

Than add 2 -3 glasses of water (the quantity of water depends on how thick or thin you the want the grazy to be)
Cook covered on high heat for 4-5 minutes.

Add corainder on top !

 Serve with Chapati or rice !