Friday, May 13, 2011

BADUSHA( Balushahi )

Ingredients :
1 cup maida ( 250 gm)
a pinch of baking soda 
1/3 teaspoon  baking powder
1/3 cup fresh curd (100 gm)
2 table spoons ghee ( 50 gm )
Oil for frying badushas

Sugar syrup :
1  cup sugar
1  water

Directions :
1. In a mixing bowl , add maida, baking soda,baking powder and add ghee. Mix well so that the ghee is incorporated nicely. Add curd and mix . The dough should be flaky and not soft.
( Need not add all the curd at once. Add until u get a flaky texture of the dough) 

2. Cover and let it rest for 20mins.
3. Make small balls and slightly press in the center with thumb finger.
4. Fry them on medium to medium high heat till golden brown.

5. Fry all the balls. Meanwhile make sugar syrup.
6. In a sauce pan add sugar and water and bring to boil. Boil till one string consistency. Then add 2 drops of lemon juice to prevent from crystallizing. 
7. Add the badushas to the syrup while the syrup is hot. Let them soak for 5mins.
8. Remove them from the syrup and store. Do not refrigerate. 

Caramel Filled Apple Pie

Ingredients :
1 Green Apple
2 table spoons 
1 table spoon crushed nuts ( walnuts, peacons, almonds)
1 puff pastry sheet.( Remove from the freezer 45 min prior to use)

Directions :
1.  Take a Medium size green Apple.
2.  Make a hollow hole from the top of the apple with the help of a scoop or a spoon. Should look like a bowl. ( Do not make too wide opening. Can be of 1 inch wide).
3.  Mix the caramel and nuts.
4.  Fill the apple with the caremel.( Do not let it overflow).
5.  Take the puff-pastry sheets and cut it to 1 inch wide strips. You can roll them with chapati roller to make it long. 
6.  Wrap the apple with the pastry strips. You can stick two strips by touching some water at the ends. 
7.  Once you cover the whole apple, take a small square piece of pastry sheet and stick it on the top the apple( where you have the caramel).
8.  Then you can cut a small piece of pastry sheet to make a leaf shape and then stick it on the top. 
9.  Now Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake it for 15 - 20 min. ( Until it gets lite brown)
10. After baking, take it out from the oven and cool it for 5 mins. 
11. Then cut from the top and enjoy the essence of the taste. 

Note : You can replace anything in place of nuts. ( Like brown sugar, corn flakes...)