Sunday, May 5, 2013

Been away for a while...

I have been away from my blog for quite some time, but I am back now. As some of you may know, a lot happened in these past six months...a lot of awesome things! :)

In the presence of God, family and friends, I married the man who makes me the happiest I have ever been and every day since has been a blessing. In addition to enjoying togetherness, we have been busy shifting stuff, furnishing and decorating our house and much more. :)

Second update is that I changed my role at work. I was a banker for five years and after a short break I joined my new role. I am still getting familiar with the work but the good thing is that life is more balanced and relaxed now. There are no more demanding schedules as it was the case in banking and being able to do all the things i had wanted to in past few years is just precious. Having said that, I do miss banking for the things I learnt, the people I met including my husband <3 and how it taught me to appreciate and enjoy little things in life!

I am settling down well, enjoying married life and of-course the work-free weekends ( i am using them quite productively) :) by baking and cooking often than before. This is what I recently made - Doughnuts with strawberry glaze served with mangoes and whipped cream :)

Sandwich Maker Doughnuts

adapted from

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of powdered nutmeg and cinnamon 
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 egg beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon butter

Strawberry Glaze

1 tablespoon strawberry jam 
1-2 teaspoons hot water 
  • Pre-heat the sandwich maker for a minute
  • Sieve flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt and keep aside
  • In a bowl, beat together butter and sugar. Add the flour, milk, beaten egg and vanilla to the butter and sugar and mix well

  • Using a spatula, put the batter in a zip lock bag. Cut a small triangle in lower corner of the bag. Apply pressure to pipe out the batter in the doughnut tray

  • Cook for 3-4 minutes ( It can take a few minutes more depending on the size. The tray i used had makes 6 mini doughnuts at a time)
  • Cool the doughnuts before removing from the tray

  • For the glaze, mix jam and hot water together in a small bowl. Brush the doughnuts with jam glaze on both sides
I served the doughnuts with cut mangoes and whipped cream with a drizzle of strawberry glaze :). With these  new beginnings, i look forward to writing more often and sharing my kitchen experiences with you :) Cheers!

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