Saturday, June 23, 2007

Pineapple Upside Down

This has been one of our favourite desserts,when ever i make this my son umar just wipes his plate clean.This is very easy to make and i hope you all will enjoy this as much as we did.

  • 1 Normal sized Pineapple.(Middle round removed)
  • 9 oz of grated Jaggery.
  • 4 Eggs
  • 5 oz of Flour.
  • 6 oz of Sugar.
  • 4 oz of butter. (don't use margarine).
  • 1 tsp Vanilla.
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder.

Sieve the flour and the baking powder together. Pre-heat the oven for 200oC. Grease a "9" round baking pan and  place the pineapple slices in the pan. Spread the grated jaggery on top. Cut the butter into small squares and all them on top of the grated jaggery.

Break the eggs into a bowl and beat by adding the sugar little at a time until all of it fully dissolves.
Now add vanilla. The sugar should be fully dissolved by now, Add the flour and fold, make sure that there aren't any lumps.
Pour the batter on the tray on top of the Pineapple, Jaggery and Butter.
Bake for an hours time.
After removing from the oven let it cool in the tray. Then take it on to a tray. The cake will be soggy from the melted jaggery and butter and the aroma of the pineapple will dazzle you.
Serve cold.    

Coconut Rotti (Pol Roti)

This is a Sri Lankan Recipe, we make this at home for both breakfast and dinner. Its wonderful when you have it with fish curry. But for all you busy bees out there can serve it with an omlette or any gravy you desire.

For the Dough:
  • 3 Cups Flour.
  • 1 1/2 Cups Freshly Scraped Coconut.
  • 1 tsp Salt.
  • 6 Onions (Optional).
  • 6 Green Chillies (Optional).
  • 1 Stem Curry Leaves (Optional).
  • Water.

For the dough: Sieve the flour then add salt,scraped coconut,chopped onions,chopped green chillies and curry leaves. Add  water a little at a time, and knead to form a soft dough. Set aside

Divide the dough into balls of equal portions and. Roll one ball to form of a small puri.
Apply some flour on both sides and roll it gently into a roti.

Heat a flat pan and cook the rotis until light brown and serve hot with any gravy