Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Chocolate streusel coffeecake

Chocolate streusel coffeecake

2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1/3 cup chopped almonds
1 (18.25-ounce) package yellow cake mix
1 tablespoon NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules, dissolved in 1/2 cup hot water, cooled
6 ounces NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bar, chopped - divided use

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
Mix flour and sugar in medium bowl; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in nuts.
Prepare cake mix according to package directions, substituting coffee for water. Pour batter into prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with half the chocolate, nut mixture and remaining chocolate.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean; cool. Cut into squares.
16 servings.

Honey mushroom paprikas

Honey mushroom paprikas

3 c. packed honey mushroom caps, sliced
2 T oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 large cloves of garlic, minced
1 T paprika
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1-11.5 oz can V8
cooked egg noodles or dumplings

1. Blanch the sliced honey mushroom caps in a pot of water for a minute and drain.
2. Sautée the diced onion in the oil until soft, and add the minced garlic. Sautée for 2 minutes longer.
3. Add the paprika and the blanched mushrooms to the onions and garlic and cooke over medium heat for 10 minutes.
4. Add the can of V8, and cook for 10 minutes longer, until the liquid has reduced by half. Add the salt and pepper to taste, and serve over hot noodles or dumplings. Robert also likes this on bread.

Sweet potato cutlets

Sweet potato cutlets
Sweet potato cutlets

Sweet Potatoes-3 Medium
Ginger-1 inch crushed
Green Chillies-2 chopped finely
Ground Cumin-1 tsp
Ground Coriander-1 tsp
Kasoori Methi(dried fenugreek leaves)-1 tsp
Cornstarch-2-3 tbsps
Salt-to taste
Oil-for shallow frying


Wash the Sweet potatoes and bake it in the oven at 350 degress F for 50 mins- 1 hour until cooked.Take it out, peel off the skin, mash it and mix all the ingredients.Take some of the mix and flatten it between your hands, into round shaped patties.Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.Shallow fry until nicely brown on both sides.Serve hot!