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Showing posts from December, 2015

Fruit and Nut Pinwheels

Fruit and Nut Pinwheels Merry Christmas to all my friends and readers! Today's recipe is baked  fruit and nut pinwheel pastry. It is made with ready made puff pasty dough.You can also use yeast dough for this recipe instead of puff pasty( check recipe here ). This is a delicious treat of flaky pastry with slightly caramelized sugar and a simple  holiday treat.Serve this with a cup of tea and enjoy! Ingredients Puff pastry -2 sheet Granulated sugar- 1/2cup Cardamon powder- 3/4 tsp Salt- a pinch Fruits and nuts mix- I used glazed cherries, golden raisins, pistachios and cashew nuts. Thaw puff pasty as per package instruction.Pre heat the oven to 350 degree F.  On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pastry. Spread the sugar evenly on top and using a rolling pin gently roll on top so that the sugar so that it sticks on the dough. Leaving an inch on all sides spread the fruits and nut filling. Lifting the side close to you and roll the dough to form

Ari Sharkara Payasam/ Kerala Rice Jaggery Pudding

Ari Sharkara Payasam Do you like puddings with rice? Today's recipe is an old-fashioned delicious dessert/pudding with rice and jaggery. I love puddings with rice because it is a simple, homey dessert and is easy to make. Rice payasam with jaggery tastes delicious. Unlike refined sugar, jaggery is often used in traditional recipes as a sweetener to make snacks and desserts. Jaggery adds a rich molasses taste, and its color can vary from golden brown to dark brown. For this Ari sharkara payasam/ rice jaggery payasam, it is preferable to use the dark jaggery. Rice is a staple in South India, and pudding with rice is very common. Rice has a divine appeal to it, and rice payasam is a cherished offering of South Indian temples. Ari sharkara payasam is a quick and simple dessert/pudding. Rice, coconut milk, ghee, and jaggery/molasses together makes a unique and tasty dessert. It has a beautiful texture, soft and moist, and almost melting in ghee along with the creamy taste of coc