Diabetic Friendly Chocolate Trifle

It was my grandma’s birthday and I decided to prepare a sweet treat for her. She is diabetic, but who says not to consume chocolate while we are watching our sugar intake. She is very fond of desserts just like me. Last time I prepared Diabetic-friendly Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe to cheer her up on this special day. I have something yet special for her this time. She loves cake recipes. Enjoy making rich and moist trifle for your loved ones and bring a huge smile on their face. Whatever ingredients I am using are diabetic friendly. Chocolate lowers cholesterol level. It prevents memory decline. It reduces heart disease risk and also prevents stroke. Cherries on the other hand is booster of Vitamin C and antioxidants. It also helps in reducing bad cholesterol. So let’s bake the cake.

Yummy Chocolate Trifle

Yummy Chocolate Trifle Cups

Ingredients:-

3/4 cup Water;

2 cups fat-free Milk;

1 package pitted Cherries;

2 drops of Red Food Coloring;

Sugar-free Chocolate curls to taste;

2 cups thawed Fat-free frozen Whipped Topping;

1 package Chocolate Sugar-free, Low-fat Cake Mix;

1 package Chocolate Sugar-free, Fat-free Instant Pudding Mix.

Preparation Method:-

1. Preheat oven to 375 D.F.

2. Mix cake mix using 3/4 cup water. Bake till cake is done, use knife to check this.

3. The cake mixture should not stick to the knife. Let the cake cool in pan. Remove from pan. Cut into small cubes.

4. Prepare pudding mix using 2 cups of fat-free milk. Chill for at least 40 minutes.

5. Thaw cherries reserving 1/4 cup juice. Mix cherries, food coloring and juice together.

6. Place half of cake cubes in a 3-quart trifle bowl. Spoon half of cherries over cake. Spread 1 cup pudding over cherries, and top with half of whipped topping.

7. Repeat layers. Garnish with chocolate curls. Cover and chill at least 8 hours. You can also serve in glasses as I have, in the same manner with feasible proportion. Enjoy!

Happy Birthday Grandma!

Happy Birthday Grandma!

Celebrate the chocolate treat!

Rebel Wilson and her Love for Pavlova

Rebel Wilson, the 28 year old Australian actress, writer and a stand-up comedian, flew home for celebrating Christmas with her family. Neither did she prepare turkey nor honey glazed ham, but was seen munching on the traditional Pavlova or ‘Pav’. This is well portrayed on social sites such as Twitter and Facebook. The recipe has a crunchy and crisp outer-shell and is soft and moist from inside. The texture makes me crave for it right away. I love authentic recipes. Hope you enjoyed Chocolate Lamington.

Yummy Pavlova

Yummy Pavlova

Did you know that Pavlova has a historical significance? Pavlova is a dessert. It is named after a famous Russian ballet dancer called Anna Pavlova, when she visited Australia. There is yet a long story behind this. Pavlova makes a great summer dessert in entire Australia and New Zealand. Different fruits added to this recipe, give a colorful topping thereby making the dessert yummier. So let’s celebrate Australia day with authentic Pavlova.

Rebel Wilson enjoying Pavlova

Rebel Wilson enjoying Pavlova

Ingredients:-

16 Egg Whites,

2 diced Kiwi fruits,

A pinch Cream of Tartar,

300 ml thickened Cream,

1 1/2 cups Caster Sugar,

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract,

250 gm diced Strawberries,

Mint leaves for Garnishing,

1 tablespoon Icing Sugar mixture.

Preparation Method:-

1. Preheat oven to 120 D. C. Line a baking tray and baking paper. With an electric mixer, beat egg whites until stiff peaks are formed.

2. Now add caster sugar. Beat until the sugar dissolves. Then add cream of tartar. Beat for 1 minute.

3. Spoon mixture onto circle. Using a spatula, shape into a circle as shown. Make furrows. Bake for 1 hour or until firm. Turn off oven.  Allow to cool.

4. For the cream, using an electric mixer, beat cream, icing sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form.

5. Place the cool pavlova on a serving plate. Top with cream mixture, mint leaves and fruits as shown. Serve.

Happy Australia Day

Happy Australia Day

Enjoy Australia Day!

Peach Cake – Mother’s Day Special

My mom prepared yummy ‘Upside-Down Peach Cake’ as a token of her love for me. It was simple and simply delicious. Mom knows that peaches are my all time favorite. Peaches are good for eyes as they contain Beta carotene. They also contain Vitamin C, that is good for skin. Peaches contain good amount of fiber and potassium that reduce kidney related problems. They help in controlling weight as well. Just note down my quick and simple cake recipe. Prepare it for your loving mom on Mother’s day.

Peach Cake - Mother’s Day Special

Peach Cake – Mother’s Day Special

Ingredients:-

1 egg,

1/2 cup milk,

1/4 teaspoon salt,

3/4 cup butter,

1/2 cup brown sugar,

3/4 cup sugar,

1 teaspoon vanilla extract,

1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour,

1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder,

2 cups sliced peeled fresh peaches.

Slice of Heavenly Peach Cake

Slice of Heavenly Peach Cake

Preparation Method:-

1. Melt 1/4 cup butter; pour into an non-greased 9-inches round baking pan.

2. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Arrange peach slices in single layer over sugar.

3. In a large bowl, cream sugar and remaining butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.

4. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.

5. Spoon over peaches. Bake at 350 D. F for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

6. Cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Serve warm.

Happy Mother’s Day!!

Happy Mother’s Day!!

Happy Mother’s Day!!!


Healthy Beef Enchilada Pie Recipe – Mother’s Day Special

Mothers hold their child’s hand for a moment and their heart for a life time. Hey my mom is boarding this Friday. Thank God I have the opportunity of celebrating Mother’s day with her. She would be approaching by lunch time and I have decided to prepare exotic beef recipe for her. Beef is her all time favorite and mine too. Lunch on this auspicious occasion much be delicious. Beef Enchilada Pie would certainly make her happy.

Cooked Minced Beef!!

Cooked Minced Beef!!

Mom is very health conscious, so I have used extra-lean ground beef. I have used authentic homemade red enchilada sauce, which is easy, quick and super delicious and can be pre-prepared. Infact most of the things like tortilla and minced beef can be prepared in advance, I know you’ll love to spend maximum time with your mom, same is the case with me he he!! My mom loves it extra spicy, so I’ve added green chilies and red hot chilli powder.Hope, she’ll approve my recipe.

Healthy Beef Enchilada Pie Recipe - Mother’s Day Special

Healthy Beef Enchilada Pie Recipe – Mother’s Day Special

Ingredients:-

5 Flour tortillas,

1 Chopped onion,

1 Teaspoon chili powder,

1 Cup fat-free sour cream,

1 Teaspoon ground cumin,

1 Lb extra-lean ground beef,

1/2 Cup thawed frozen corn,

1 Cup chopped green capsicum,

1 Cup homemade red enchilada sauce,

1 1/2 Tablespoon Chopped green chillies,

1 Cup shredded low fat Mexican cheese blend.

Preparation Method:-

1. Heat oven to 350 D F. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef, green capsicum and onion over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain.

2. Reserve 1/4 cup enchilada sauce; set aside. Add remaining enchilada sauce, corn and chillies to beef mixture.

3. Stir in cumin and chili powder. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer uncovered 5 minutes.

4. Spray 9-inch round (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Place 1 tortilla in casserole; top with about 3/4 cup of the beef mixture and 3 tablespoons of the cheese.

5. Repeat layers 3 times. Top with remaining tortilla, the reserved enchilada sauce and the remaining cheese.


6. Bake, uncovered, 40 minutes or until hot, and cheese is melted. Cool 5 minutes. Serve with sour cream!!

Happy Mother’s Day!!

Happy Mother’s Day!!

Happy Mother’s Day!!

Crispy Crunchy Christmas Pie Recipe

Crispy Crunchy Christmas Pie Recipe

Apple Pie

Apple Pie

With the fresh, crusty, crispness and delectable filling within, classic pie is one of the favorite Christmas desserts that anyone would love to have anytime. The pie is filled with lot of yummy apples giving it an absolute sweet and bit sour taste. As far as nutritional facts are concerned, Granny Smith apples contain Vitamin C and flavonoids that act as antioxidants in our system and neutralize harmful free radicals. These apples also help in weight loss and regulates blood sugar level.

Honey is helpful in maintaining glycogen levels. It also improves recovery time than other sweeteners. Cinnamon on the other hand controls cholesterol, blood sugar level and relieves arthritis pain. Red hot candies make our home smell really good, lighting up the spirit of Christmas and Easter. The mushy creamy filling and a bit of lemony tangy tastes satisfies the tingling taste buds. So lets welcome the cold winter with Red Hot Apple Pie.

Ingredients:-

1 tablespoon lemon juice,

¼ cup cinnamon red-hot candies,

1/3 cup honey,

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon,

4 large Granny Smith apples peeled and chopped,

1 tablespoon cold butter cubes,

Egg Wash mixture (1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon cream),

Cinnamon sugar (½ cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon)

 Preparation Method:-

1. Preheat oven to 350 D F. Place half of the rolled out pie crust dough into pie plate. Trim pastry edges with knife or kitchen shears.

2. In small saucepan, cook lemon juice and cinnamon red-hots over low heat until candies melt, approximately 10 minutes.

3. Remove pan from heat and stir in ground cinnamon and honey. Arrange apples in bottom crust and pour red-hot mixture over the apples. Dot with pieces of butter.

4. Cut decorative shapes in remainder of pie crust dough with small cookie cutters. Moisten edges of bottom crust with water and then lift top crust over filling.

5. Trim any extra dough with knife or kitchen shears and then flute edges or press together using the tines of a fork. Brush with Egg Wash mixture and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

6. Bake for fifteen minutes. Then cover edge of crust with pie shield or aluminum foil and bake for another 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

7. Cool and serve with vanilla ice cream if desired.

Jingle Bells With Christmas Pie

Jingle Bells With Christmas Pie

Enjoy the real Christmas treat!!