Category Archives: Snacks

Masala Egg puffs

_20160831_163602Ever bought a egg puff from the bakery to take it home to find it too eggy or have a weird taste? Well the masala which is used for this puff, absolutely masks that eggy taste. I got this recipe from Marias Menu a lovely site with fabulous recipes but tweaked it to suit my tastebuds.  marias menu . Totally luv it. Serve it with masala tea and you’ve got a lovely combo! Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 4 hard boiled eggs
  • Puff pastry – 4 inch squares
  • 1.5 cups of small onions sliced
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1.5 tsp ginger
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 sprigs of curry leaves
  • 1 egg + 1 tbsp water – used for eggwash

Method

Get a pan, add about 2 tbsp coconut oil/ olive oil and in goes the sliced onions. Saute till golden in colour then add the minced ginger and garlic. Cook for about 2-3 mins till the raw smell is gone. Now add the chilli , turmeric, coriander and pepper powder , saute for a few minutes till the raw chilli smell is gone. Then in go the curry leaves and lastly the 1/2 tsp of garam masala and salt. Taste to check the saltiness.

Now you have the masala, let it cool a little. While it cools, preheat your oven to 200 deg C and take your puff pastry out of the freezer. I used the puff pastry sheets (Emborg brand). Lay the puff pastry on a lightly floured board and cut the big sheet into 4 squares. Lightly brush the pastry with some eggwash and place a tbsp of masala on the puff pastry square. Now lay half a hard boiled egg on it and  place another tsp of masala on it. Bring the two diagonal ends of the puff pastry together and pinch it lightly. Bring the other two diagonal ends together and pinch again. Make sure the edges are sealed, if not, you could line the edges with some water and press together.

Get a baking tray and lay some baking foil on it ( to make cleaning up easy!) and lightly brush with some butter. Now place the pastries on it and brush on the eggwash lightly on all sides of the pastry. Bake at 200 deg C for 22-25 mins.

Enjoy! Serves 4 hungry souls or 8 pax.

 

 

Blueberry pancakes

Blueberry pancakes with maple syrup

adapted from Donna Hay magazine

Recipe:

  • 2 cups plain flour sifted
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup fine sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups milk
  • 75g unsalted butter,melted
  • 3/4 cup frozen blueberries, fresh blueberries to serve
  • maple syrup to serve and icing sugar to dust

Combine flour, sugar and baking powder ina large bowl and make a well in the centre. Mix together the eggs,milk and butter and whisk till smooth. Pour into the well. Stir in the frozen blueberries. Heat a lightly greased medium sized frying pan and pour 1/4 cup batter at a time. Cook for about 2 minutes or until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes. DO NOT PRESS DOWN UNLESS YOU WANT FLYING SAUCER LIKE PANCAKES! Repeat with the remaining batter. Stack and serve with maple syrup dribbled on top and dust with icing sugar. Enjoy!