Kiwi Margarita

The weather isn’t great yet…. So just thought why not prepare a refreshing kiwi margarita. It was just one kiwi in my refrigerator and one person at home, so thought let me treat myself tonight with this super kiwi smash cocktail with yummy dinner- Pink sauce pasta and yes it was the best treatment for myself after a long time. It was super sweet, juicy, and perfectly muddled kiwi flavors were just amazing.

The most questions asked are that when we make a cocktail out of these exotic fruits, just not gives exact flavors and is not fuzzy and just becomes like a simple syrup cocktail, but no this was super amazing and fuzzy. Had a lot of natural smell and flavor of the kiwi because sometimes, we usually add the juice of particular fruit instead of adding the muddled fruit or small piece of fruits. Also, the other day, having a conversation with my mom I thought why not make kiwi frozen so we can use it anytime like the way we store berries. It becomes so quick to prepare some cocktails and mocktails or some juices instantly. Do you just having the kiwi seeds with muddled kiwi margarita???? Honestly, I just love it but if u hate it when it comes to your mouth, would suggest you just use the kiwi juice instead of fresh kiwi.

INGREDIENTS FOR KIWI MARGARITA

  1. 1 Kiwi (Peeled)
  2. 30ml Simple Syrup
  3. 60ml Tequila
  4. 30ml Orange Liqueur
  5. 30ml Lemon Juice
  6. Lemon (Sliced)

KIWI MARGARITA – PREPARATION METHOD                      

  1. Firstly, peel and cut small pieces of kiwi and put it in glass, and muddle it well.
  2. Secondly, add the tequila, simple syrup, orange liqueur, and lemon juice and stir it well.
  3. Thirdly, add some ice if required and sliced lemon.

PREPARATION TIME- 10 minutes

TOTAL TIME- 10 minutes

Chocolate Traffic Cookies

After checking the recipe, you must be thinking the name of the cookies should be chocolate truffle cookies, why have I written chocolate traffic, it because when you have a bite of these cookies there is a lot of chocolate traffic inside the cookies. As the recipe says, it not only has Choco chips but also melted dark chocolate and cocoa powder. I have prepared a video on this which will be live on my YouTube channel soon, which was a kind of funny video, where I guided my brother on how to make these delicious cookies. Now every day he eats with his morning and evening tea. They just turned out super crisp, chocolaty and delicious. If you are a chocolate lover you will have loads of chocolate traffic in your mouth. It is super easy to prepare with just basic ingredients available in the kitchen.

INGREDIENTS FOR CHOCOLATE TRAFFIC COOKIES

  1. 175gms All-Purpose Flour
  2. 1/4th Teaspoon Baking Powder
  3. 1/4th Teaspoon Baking Soda
  4. 1 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder
  5. 65gms Butter
  6. 115gms Castor Sugar
  7. Chocolate Truffle- 100gms Dark Chocolate (Melted) + 50gms Cream
  8. 1/4th Cup Choco Chips

CHOCOLATE TRAFFIC COOKIES – PREPARATION METHOD

  1. Firstly, sieve flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cocoa powder in a bowl and mix it well and keep it aside.
  2. Secondly, beat the butter until light and fluffy and gradually start adding the castor sugar and beat until sugar melts. Then add in the chocolate truffle and mix it well.
  3. Then, add dry mixture to the butter mixture and mix it using hand to make the soft cookie dough. Then add the choco chips.
  4. Thirdly, divide the dough equally and roll it in small balls and press it and place it on a baking tray lined with butter paper.
  5. Finally, bake at 180 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

PREPARATION TIME- 15 minutes

BAKING TIME- 15 minutes

TOTAL TIME- 30 minutes

Cookies To Have With Your Tea And Coffee

Chocolate Walnut Brownie

This was on my list for a long time. This delicious egg-less chocolate walnut brownie is made with dark chocolate and not with cocoa powder. Most of them told me that dark chocolate walnut brownie will not be as great as cocoa powder but trust me it turned out so yummy, so fudgy, and just amazing. I tried a brownie last week with water and cocoa powder which was good but this was the best. You can always add cocoa powder to this brownie but it does not give the same shine and taste of the brownie. Whenever I crave at night to have dessert, I just heat the brownie add some vanilla ice cream on top and I am having the best dessert ever I had. I can definitely tell you that you will love this brownie and will love to make it every time.

INGREDIENTS FOR CHOCOLATE WALNUT BROWNIE

  1. 150gms All-Purpose Flour
  2. 10gms Baking Powder
  3. 500gms Dark Chocolate
  4. 120gms Butter
  5. 200ml Condensed Milk
  6. 100ml Milk
  7. 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  8. 200gms Walnuts

CHOCOLATE WALNUT BROWNIE– PREPARATION METHOD

  1. Firstly, preheat the oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes. Then, sieve the flour and baking powder and mix it well.
  2. Secondly, melt the butter and dark chocolate together in the microwave for a minute or two or until it melts. Then, add in the condensed milk, milk, and vanilla extract slowly and mix it well. Then, add the dry ingredients and mix it well until it becomes thick, add some chopped walnuts inside and give it a mix.
  3. Thirdly, grease the cake tin and line it with parchment paper and pour the batter and flatten it with the help of a spatula. Then add the whole walnuts on top.
  4. Finally, bake for 40-45 minutes or until it’s done.

PREPARATION TIME- 15 minutes

BAKING TIME- 40 minutes

TOTAL TIME- 55 minutes

Lotus Cake Recipe

How does the cake look? Honestly saying I loved this delicious lotus cake recipe, quite easy to prepare. At times when I am just tired of drinking lotus shakes, I make this delicious biscoff lotus cake and have it as it is. So, this cake I prepared for my uncle at the request of my cousin sister and which turned out delicious and amazing. I know I have baked a lot of amounts of cake and I love to share it with you guys. As it’s my learning stage, you might not be satisfied with my decoration but I feel I am doing much better than before. A few years back I used to be scared of doing cake decoration because I always thought I will spoil the cake, but when getting over the cake decoration you will just enjoy it and just put all your ideas of decoration over the cake.

INGREDIENTS FOR LOTUS CAKE RECIPE

  1. 200gms All-Purpose Flour
  2. 200gms Butter
  3. 4 Eggs
  4. 200gms Brown Sugar
  5. 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  6. 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

For The Buttercream

  1. 125gms Butter
  2. 150gms Biscoff Spread
  3. 250gms Powdered Sugar

For The Decoration

  1. Lotus Biscuits
  2. Biscoff Spread + Butter Cream

LOTUS CAKE RECIPE– PREPARATION METHOD

  1. Firstly, preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Then beat the butter and sugar together until smooth, light and fluffy.
  2. Secondly, strain the flour and baking powder in a bowl add the mixture to butter mixture and beat well. Then, slowly add in the eggs and keep beating until it becomes a thick and smooth batter. After adding the eggs add little of vanilla extract.
  3. Thirdly, line two tins with parchment paper and pour the equal batter.
  4. Finally, bake at 180 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

For The Buttercream

  1. Firstly, beat the butter until smooth, then add the powdered sugar, one spoon at a time and keep beating.
  2. Secondly, add the biscoff spread and beat it well.

For The Decoration

  1. Firstly, spread the buttercream on each layer and cover the whole cake with buttercream.
  2. Secondly, make the flowers using buttercream and a bit of food color (optional). Then add the crushed biscuits at the bottom.
  3. Finally, add some lotus biscuits on the top.

PREPARATION TIME- 20 minutes

BAKING TIME– 35 minutes

TOTAL TIME- 55 minutes

Nutella Cake Recipe

How can a person not love Nutella. I am a big fan of Nutella, so today I decided to cheat on my diet and open that big bottle of Nutella to make this super amazing, so delicious, and yummy Nutella cake recipe. The way looks, the way it tastes. It looks yummy and tastes yummy. So, this Nutella chocolate cake recipe is my mom’s even though she doesn’t like chocolate, she used to prepare mini cakes for me. If you are a big fan of this Nutella, you should not miss on this cake.

INGREDIENTS FOR NUTELLA CAKE RECIPE

  1. 1 + ½ Cup All-Purpose Flour
  2. 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  3. 1 + ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
  4. 3/4th cup Cocoa Powder
  5. 1 Teaspoon Salt
  6. 1 + 1/4th Cup Powdered Sugar
  7. 2 Eggs
  8. 1/4th cup Vegetable Oil
  9. 2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  10. 3/4th Cup Hot Water
  11. 3/4th Cup Buttermilk

FOR BUTTERCREAM

  1. 2 + ½ Cup Butter
  2. 5 Large Eggs
  3. 2 Cup Powdered Sugar
  4. ½ Cup Heavy Cream

FOR CHOCOLATE GANACHE

  1. ½  Cup Heavy Cream
  2. 3/4th cup + 1 Tablespoon Cup Nutella

NUTELLA CAKE RECIPE – PREPARATION METHOD

  1. Firstly, preheat the oven at 180 degrees. Then, grease the cake din with butter and dust with cocoa powder.
  2. Secondly, in a bowl mix flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and cocoa powder together. Then, keep it aside.
  3. Then, in bowl mix oil, sugar, vanilla extract, eggs, and buttermilk and keep whisking until everything is combined well. Then, add the hot water simultaneously while mixing (Make sure the water is not too hot, otherwise the eggs will cook).
  4. Thirdly, add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix it for 4-5 minutes or until batter is well combined. Then, pour the batter in cake tins.
  5. Finally, bake it for 40 minutes.

FOR BUTTERCREAM

  1. Firstly, whisk egg and sugar until it is well combined. Then whisk the mixture under a hot water bath until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Secondly, keep whisking the cream to medium to low speed, until the mixture cools down.
  3. Finally, add butter and cream and beat until everything is well combined and cream is fluffy.

FOR CHOCOLATE GANACHE

  1. Firstly, melt Nutella in a bowl in a microwave for about 5 seconds or more. Then mix it with a spoon to make sure its smoothen and have no lumps.
  2. Secondly, once it’s cool down, add heavy cream mix it.

PREPARATION TIME- 20 minutes

BAKING TIME- 40 minutes

TOTAL TIME-  1 hour

Mix Berry Cake

I made this delicious and easy mix berry cake for my uncle. It’s his birthday today and as I am meeting him after a long time I wanted to make his birthday super special. So, thought why not make the mixed berry cake- anyways berries go with berries perfectly. So when I prepared the frozen berry syrup to add in the cake, and when I tasted, I couldn’t stop myself to eat the whole syrup bowl. It was just heaven. I did not add the whole berries inside the cake as that makes the cake juicy too quick, cannot be stored for a long time, instead I decorated it from the top. So, if you are a berry lover like me do try this, especially the syrup…YUM…YUM…..

INGREDIENTS FOR MIX BERRY CAKE

  1. 1/3rd cup Melted Butter
  2. ½ Teaspoon Baking Powder
  3. 1/4th Teaspoon Baking Soda
  4. A pinch of Salt
  5. 1 + 1/3rd Cup All-Purpose Flour
  6. 3/4th Cup Powdered Sugar
  7. 1-3rd Cup Sour Cream
  8. 1 Egg
  9. 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  10. 2-3 Tablespoon Mixed Berries Syrup
  11. Whipped Cream For Icing 
  12. Strawberry, Blackberry, Blueberry, Raspberry for Decoration

MIX BERRY CAKE – PREPARATION METHOD

  1. Firstly, add sugar, melted butter, and sour cream to a bowl and whisk until sugar melts and everything is combined well.
  2. Secondly, sift flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder in a bowl and whisk and keep it aside.
  3. Then, beat egg and vanilla extract together and mix it with the wet mixture and mix it well. Then, add the mixed berries syrup and mix it well.
  4. Thirdly, simultaneously add dry ingredients and whisk until it is well combined. Then, grease the cake tin and dust it with flour and pour the batter.
  5. Finally, bake at 180 degrees for 40-45 minutes.

FOR MIXED BERRIES SYRUP

  1. Firstly, heat the saucepan on low flame add strawberries, raspberry, blackberry, and blueberry, and keep mixing.
  2. Then, add the sugar and keep mixing until sugar melts.
  3. Secondly, blend the mixture with a blender.
  4. Finally, strain it in a strainer to remove the skin.

Passion Fruit Lemonade

It’s been a long I haven’t had passion fruit so this evening I made this super delish, refreshing non- alcoholic passion fruit lemonade. One of my friends who recently came from Tanzania got me this delicious passion fruit; they were so amazing and sweet. I do find them Kenya passion fruit in supermarkets but they aren’t as good as these. I loved it. The rarest fruits we get the more I love the like passion fruit, dragon fruits, berries, and many more. It’s always available in the supermarket but my family rarely prefers those fruits. I would love to play around with these fruits by making a lot of new creation of cakes, pastries, and many more. Let me give you a brief intro on how this drink tastes, it’s super amazing and yummy, having it with your meal in these hot summers is just perfect. You know I have a very a habit that I cannot eat hot food in the summers, I let them cool down and then I eat it but when I have my drink with me, I can have it hot so I always prefer a drink with my meal. So, tell me which is your favorite fruit, and do you like this refreshing drink? If you are a passion fruit lover do try this drink. 

INGREDIENTS FOR PASSION FRUIT LEMONADE

  1. 3/4th Cup Passion Fruit
  2. ½ Cup Lemon Juice
  3. 1 Cup water
  4. ½ Teaspoon Chia Seeds
  5. 4 Tablespoon Sugar

PASSION FRUIT LEMONADE – PREPARATION METHOD

  1. Firstly, combine passion fruit juice in a blender and strain it in a strainer removing all the seeds.
  2. Secondly, add lemon juice, sugar syrup, water, and chia seeds to passion fruit juice.
  3. Finally, add some ice and mint leaves to it and serve.

PREPARATION TIME- 10 minutes

TOTAL TIME- 10 minutes

Non- Alcoholic Summer Drink.

Cola Mocktail

One of my friends suggested me this super amazing cola mocktail, which is super refreshing and gives a kick to your tooth. I prepared this last night and it turned out quite spicy but amazing. Another day when I meet my sister in law who loves cola so much, she cannot have her meal without cola so I shared this recipe with her since then, she does not have cola as it is she always add some berries to it. Most of my cousins aren’t cocktail lovers so I feel this is the perfect drink for them and I feel there are hardly people in my house who do not drink cola.

You know, you can add a lot of flavors to this such as grapefruit, pomegranate, apples, berries, pears, and grapes. I only had strawberries at home. I wouldn’t call this cola mocktail as the recipe, as it’s just a mixture of coke, mint leaves, strawberry, and few drops of lemon juice. This has been my favorite mocktail to be served to any guest when do not have any juices available at home. This drink might taste spicy as you might have added more mint leaves but if you want to balance the flavor add some sugar syrup or honey to balance the taste. So, don’t worry there are many mocktails to be made during these hot summer days- Sparkling Apple Cider, Kiwi Mocktail. So, what are you waiting for let’s prepare this delicious non-alcoholic cola drink? 

INGREDIENTS FOR COLA MOCKTAIL

  1. 50ml Coke
  2. 4 Mint Leaves
  3. 2 Strawberries
  4. 2-3 Drops Lemon Juice

COLA MOCKTAIL – PREPARATION METHOD

  1. Firstly, muddle fresh mint and strawberries in a glass.
  2. Secondly, add coke along with few drops of lemon juice.
  3. Finally, stir it well and add ice cubes if you want and serve immediately.

PREPARATION TIME-  10 minutes

TOTAL TIME- 10 minutes

Battenberg Cake Recipe

Battenberg cake recipe is one of the best and delicious cakes with two different flavors. This egg less Battenberg cake just turned out perfectly amazing in my first try. It was super spongy and soft and when you take a bite of the cake the combination of two flavors just balances the taste of your mouth. It is prepared with a similar recipe as a sponge cake and then covered with marzipan. I prepared vanilla and chocolate combination which are basic flavors and most loved by people.

INGREDIENTS FOR BATTENBERG CAKE RECIPE

  1. 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  2. 1/4th Cup Powdered Sugar
  3. 1 + ½ Tablespoon Cocoa Powder
  4. 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  5. 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  6. ½ Cup Buttermilk ( ½ Cup Milk + ½ Teaspoon Vinegar)
  7. 2 Tablespoon Butter
  8. 2 Tablespoon Oil
  9. ½ Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
  10. 1 Teaspoon Water
  11. 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence
  12. Fruit jam

FOR MARZIPAN

  1. 1 Cup Almond Powder
  2. 1 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder
  3. 1/4th Cup Powdered Sugar
  4. 1 Teaspoon Almond Essence
  5. 1/4th Cup Chocolate Syrup

BATTENBERG CAKE RECIPE –PREPARATION METHOD

  1. Firstly, sieve the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and powdered sugar in a bowl and mix it well.
  2. Secondly, in a bowl add the butter, oil, condensed milk, and vanilla essence and whisk it until it is smooth and fluffy.
  3. Then, add the dry ingredients in two batches and mix it well, and then add the buttermilk simultaneously while mixing.
  4. Thirdly, divide the batter into two bowls. Then add cocoa powder in one bowl and mix it well.
  5. Then, grease the tin and make the partition in a square tin in middle with foil. Then, pour chocolate batter one side and vanilla batter on the other side.
  6. Finally, bake at 200 degrees for 40 minutes. Then, let it cool down.
  7. Then, cut both the cakes vertically and apply jam on the sides so that it sticks together.
  8. Then, layer vanilla cake one side with the chocolate layer on top and vice versa on the other side.

FOR MARZIPAN

  1. Firstly, mix the almond powder, sugar, almond essence, and cocoa powder in a bowl and knead it with sugar syrup.
  2. Secondly, roll it with the roller on the mat very thinly and then cover the cake with this thinly rolled marzipan.
  3. Finally, put the edible decorative balls on top.

PREPARATION TIME- 15 minutes

BAKING TIME- 40 minutes

TOTAL TIME- 55 minutes

Frozen Strawberry Mojito

Mojito is a traditional Cuban drink. It is a cocktail consist of five ingredients fresh lime juice, honey, rum, and yes the main ingredient which gives a punchis frozen strawberries. Strawberries make the drink sweeter and tarter when assorted with Rum. A wonderful chilled drink for a party; it is loved by both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Fresh and delicious, sweetened with honey, quick to prepare and best of beat the thirst. If you want a non-alcoholic frozen strawberry mojito just add sparkling water instead of rum and trust me you will love it. It bursts your thirst with this refreshing and sparkling mojito.

As you all know berries have been my most favorite fruits I eat and use in my dishes. A quick tip for you if you like to have a quick punch to your thirst just muddle a handful of mint and mix it with a mojito, it just gives a refreshing punch to your thirst and boosts your energy. The weekend is nearby so thought why not try a drink and then serve it to friends on a weekend party, so I prepared this super punch of thirst. It being too hot these days so I keep on trying different drinks to keep myself hydrated and refreshed and since my, all drinks have been a success; I get motivated and try more and more.

INGREDIENTS FOR FROZEN STRAWBERRY MOJITO

  1. ½ Cup Fresh lime juice
  2. ½ Cup Light rum
  3. Crushed Ice
  4. 1/4th Cup Honey
  5. 6 Frozen strawberries

FROZEN STRAWBERRY MOJITO  RECIPE – PREPARATION METHOD

  1. Firstly. divide lemon juice in two glasses
  2. Secondly, blend honey and frozen strawberries until it becomes smooth.
  3. Then, once it’s blended add rum and mix it properly and pour it in a glass.
  4. Finally, garnish it with strawberry and lemon.  

PREPARATION TIME-  10 minutes

TOTAL TIME- 10 minutes