- Mango (ripe)1 cup
- Pineapple 2 cup
- Grapes 1 cup
- Orange 1 cup
- Banana 1 cup
- Apple 1 cup
- Sugar 2 Tbsp
- Milk 2 1/2 cup
- Custard pdr 2 Tbsp
- Corn flour 1/2 Tbsp
- Sugar 1/4 to 1/2 cup
- Vanilla essence 1/2 Tsp
- Condensed milk (optional) 1/4 cup
Let eggs and butter stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. In a small bowl, combine dates and boiling water and keep it covered. Let it stand for 15 minutes; drain and set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices. Keep it aside.
In a bowl, beat butter on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Beat sugar and vanilla well until it combines. Add eggs one at a time, beating 1 minute after each. In a bowl stir together half-and-half and molasses. Alternately add flour mixture and molasses mixture to egg mixture; beat on low after adding each until it combines. Stir it in dates. Spread the batter in a prepared pan.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely.
Butter Cream Icing
The following amounts of ingredients is considered as a full recipe.
Meringue powder is a mixture of dried, powdered egg white, cornstarch and gums. It is used to stabilize butter cream icing.
Vegetable Shortening is a flavourless semi-solid fat made from hydrogenated vegetable oil, used in food preparation, especially in baked goods.
Cream shortening, essence and water. Add dry ingredients and mix on medium speed until all ingredients have been thoroughly mixed together. Blend an additional minute or until creamy. There are three types of icing consistencies depending on the need:
Thaw the puff pastry sheet for 1/2 hour. Cut it into medium sized square pieces and keep it aside. Split the dates and keep it aside. Heat ghee in a pan and add chopped nuts. Shallow fry it. Lower the flame and add shredded coconut, sugar and cardamom pdr. Combine well and remove it from fire. Stuff the dates with this mixture. Slightly thin out the puff pastry sheet using a rolling pin. Keep the stuffed dates in a corner and roll the sheet over it and use either egg white or water to apply at the end of the sheet to act as an adhesive. Twist the ends of the sheet. For glacing, brush egg white over the roll. Preheat the oven to 350 deg F and bake them for 15 to 20 mins.
Use big fleshy dried fish for better taste. Soak fish in water for 1/2 to 1 hr. Clean it and squeeze out the excess water and keep it aside. Cut vellarikka (cucumber) into medium pieces. Cook fish and vellarikka with curry leaves, sliced shallots and water. Combine turmeric, corriander and chilly pdr and make it into a paste. Add it into the fish and boil well. Grind together coconut, chilly, turmeric pdr and shallots. Add this into the cooked fish and mix well. Boil it in low flame for few minutes. Season it with mustard and curry leaves.