28/12/2013

Breakfast tips and Baked puffed egg

Baked Puff Egg | Chef in Frame
Breakfast meal has so many benefits for our health. As my aunty used to say, if you have to ingest 100% food in a whole day. Have 60% in breakfast, 30% in lunch and 10% in dinner. This way you can keep yourself healthy and active all day long. And when I asked why to consume a lot in morning, she would replied 'If you get full morning meal, it keep your body active in your activity and it won't harm you as you will not go to sleep after having breakfast like you do in dinner. Usually after having dinner we go to bed and resting won't allow our meal to digest, which is harmful. So have more in morning and less in dinner. Make sure that what are you eating must be digest properly, otherwise it spoil your body and you gain weight plus chances are  you may fall ill.

18/12/2013

Coffee loaf/bread

Classic Coffee Cake | Chef in Frame

Have you any heard of banana bread, fruits bread (hazelnut, walnut etc), orange bread? I sure, you do. That's all are common kind of breads or loaves in baking market. You can find plenty of them on internet. When I newly bought my first mini loaf pan, I thought to make a simple vanilla loaf. But my mind flip over to try something new. So I choose coffee flavor for my first loaf and I baked it.
First try and it went almost good. See, now I'm sharing another sweet recipe, hasn't got chance for cooking after Chinese keema. Well, I'm thinking to make some spicy Pancakes this week. Let's see what I come up with. Until now, you check my sweet loaf. :)

13/12/2013

Chicken Chinese keema with Egg parhata

For a month or so, I'm posting sweet recipes from my crazy kitchen. It's not like that I don't like savory dishes, but just love to bake sweetness more than cooking. Usually cooking is what, my mom is expert in and that's a reason I don't get enough chance to cook a family meal. But sometimes, when mom outa home or busy in her schedule, then I get the great luck to make a mess with onions over hot stove. So do I yester night for dinner when mom was tired, I thought to take the cooking things on me.
Check out the Menu please!
"Chicken Chinese keema with Egg Parhata"

Chicken Chinese keema | Chef in Frame

Keema is the Urdu name for Mince and parhata is the flatbread seared in ghee, so don't take it distinctive. Simply it is Chicken Chinese Mince with Egg-ghee's Flatbread. First thing first, here's Chicken Chinese keema recipe and a shot of it. ;)
What do you think of shot? I'm not so good in savory dishes photography. In Cakes, Brownies and bars I usually can take a great shot. May be practice matters here. Anyway, look at the ingredients for making this chicken-y chinese-y dish.

06/12/2013

Textured Brownies (mini chocolate bites)

Mini Brownies | Chef in Frame

Supper Textured mini brownies (chocolate bites)
My another version of brownie. Another adventure, another success and another happiness. Home baked, so easy, delicious and chocolaty bites. This is one which you've never taste before. Let's me define its texture, it is crackling at the top, moist and chocolaty inside plus dreamy scrumptious. If you're a chocolate lover, you shouldn't wait any longer. Just bake it. Here's the easy pessy chocolaty recipe;

05/12/2013

Basic Elements of Cake Baking

Elements that are necessary in baking a luscious cake:

As far as my experience goes in Baking, I adore these five element that is, I think 'A must have' to bake a perfect Cake on baking planet. They are what I learn from experience as well as from my Mom and some tips from here and there. Every baker, local or professional adore and apply their secret element in baking. Today I'm sharing my useful info, I hope it'll be useful in one way or another for you to bake a cake at home easily.

1-Ingredients, you are using in baking a cake should be at room temperature. Cold eggs, milk, flour, sugar etc can make your cake so dense and dough like.
2-Mixing bowl, should be clean. There shouldn't be any liquid in there i.e, water. Liquid won't allow you eggs to fluffed and creamed (which is essential to sponge the cake)
3-Flour, baking soda/powder all dry ingredients except sugar, should be add in last and not to over-mix it in batter (little lumps are okay). Over-mixing can dense the cake too.
4-Always pre-heat the oven, it can help the cake to get the right amount of heat at right time.
5-Always follow the recipe instruction. If you miss a step or two, chances are you may fail baking a good cake or your result won't be as cakery as it should be.
6-Control yourself. Don't eat the whole batch alone, family and friends are essence of Cake celebration. ;)
Have a Cakery Baking everyday. Enjoy!

02/12/2013

Classic Tea cake

Tea Cake | Chef in FrameFew years back I overhear the conversation between my mom and aunty. They were Chatting on steam baked Tea cake, that can be ready without oven. At that time, I thought its all are joke, how can we bake anything without oven? But my mom baked a butter cake with this method few days after conversation and it was supper soft and lovely like a bakery cake. I was totally astonished of this fact and ask my mom to taught me this technique. After this day to today I use to bake my favorite cakes and brownies in this way. I posted the method already in previous post. Check the steam baking method. By using this method I'm sharing a secret Tea cake recipe, that can blow your evening with lovely tea.

27/11/2013

Haiku Catchoo in BAKING



I've never wrote Haiku before never tried nor gave it a look. Yes, wrote a yummy poem few days back, you can check it here. When I saw the weekly challenge at wordpress, i thought to give it a big GO. If i can write a baking poem, so why not baking Haiku (I mean Baiku.) Haiku is traditionally a Japanese poem style, which written in 3 lines. 1st line has 5 syllable, 2nd line has 7 and 3rd line has 6.

Here are my five Haikus on baking. I pick different aspect of baking in each.

24/11/2013

Play and Bake...

let's Play... the Playtime!
Play with ingredients, you have in your kitchen,

Take some spices, take some chicken,

Mix them with some baking kittens,

Flour, soda, eggs, veges, salt and pepper,

Whip them all until thicken.

Let's bake it on 325°F temptation,

Here ready your lovely Muffin-ny Chicken.

Play with ingredients, you have in your kitchen.


-by Sadaf F K.

22/11/2013

Red Valvet Cake

Red Valvet cake slice | Chef in Frame
Which is your fav color? White, green, blue, orange, etc. Great, Mine is pink. I always pick pinkish stuffs while shopping and playing color games. Pink is so vibrant if its lil dark and so calming when too light. Red come second on my fav color list, then purple and some time I choose black. But all the 7 rainbow color are attractive too. Okay okay, the list have become too long. By the ways, I heard this from ppl that 'color defines our personality', do you agree? I do a bit, but dunno the details that how pink or red color can define me. This kind of astrology is so fun, I enjoy playing that's kind of color games. I know that it couldn't be 100% correct, but some ppl believe so. Well everyone has their own aspect of thinking and their favorite-y.
So today's recipe is also a subjectivity of color, and is the Red color. A Red Valvet Cake. Again a birthday cake, that I baked on 15th Nov on my younger bro's birthday. Here its yummy slice, you can have it. ;)

19/11/2013

Chocolate cake

Chocolate Cake | Chef in Frame
Hello again, I'm gonna blogging almost daily to posts all the recipes I baked in Nov, mostly are birthday cakes. In family and friends, there's so many birthdays are in Nov, even mine too. In Nov, it's seems like the birthday season started instead of winter. :)

Well yesterday I posted the part 1 (coffee cake) from the big baking (8th Nov's b'day cake). Now today you'll get the part 2 (final) recipe. And this is of course a Chocolate Cake, the other two layers with coffee cake. This is so simple to make yet too moist and lovely to have. Here is the divine recipe. (make one layer)

18/11/2013

The basic Coffee cake

Basic COFFEE CAKE | Chef in Frame
How many you there love to have coffee? Coffee! yes Me, me, and me too. Okay okay I'm also included. In the winter season, you can find a jar full of expresso or instant coffees in your kitchen cabinet. Specially in Pakistan, whenever the winter freeze start people adds coffees in theirs grocery list for themselves and also to serve the guests. Its almost good and a root part of the winter season, but when that heavenly coffee added to the cake, it give a power booster to your basic cake.Recipe today I'm sharing is 3 times baked by me in Nov. 1st time I bake for experiment and it turned out too good. 2nd time I baked this two times (means two cakes) for the birthday, along with the two layers of chocolate cake, which I already call it a big baking in the previous posts. So here is the recipe, Part 1 of big baking (Coffee cake)

16/11/2013

Steam Baking Method using Stove

Hello bloggers and followers!
Heston master class on Friday went another big surprise on Masterchef Aus,  his 'senses and food' lesson was so mind opening and his delicate dishes too.
Now, as I'd said in previous posts that I'm gonna share the detail of my baking method soon, so here I'm giving the lesson ( a lesson for life.) :D hope that you'll find it useful in one way or another.

05/11/2013

Lemon curd (so light)

lemon curd
Last night i was searching cure for my bore'ness, I completed a chapter from my Financial book and there was nothing to do after that, but dull stuffs... so i thought for doing some adventure in kitchen and picked all leftover stuffs in fridge and cabinet, there was eggs, juice powder, different flours, some fruits, milk, yogurt and some others.  I was thinking to make a cake but my mind flip over something more quick and simple so i did this;
It was actually a success adventure and everybody at home love the way it taste and its glossiness, so i think to share this on my blog (sharing is caring) :)
I make it in so simple technique that it hardly take 15 mins. I'm posting its recipe, hope you'll enjoy making it and having it :D