Masala Chai Cupcakes

Masala Chai Cupcakes

Masala Chai Cupcakes
 
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A decadent dessert similar to a rich sticky toffee pudding but with Christmassy overtones from the ginger and Chai masala. I prettied mine with Sugar shards and served it with custard. You can serve it with ice cream or sandwich it with dark chocolate, buttercream, and decorate with chunks of crystallised ginger pieces. However you serve it make sure you ENJOY every crumb
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: British-Indian
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • * For the sponge
  • 400g (13oz) self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 115ml Sunflower Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • * For the Chai
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • ½ tsp Chai Masala
  • 400ml Milk
  • 100ml water
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180°C
  2. Line a muffin tray with cup cake cases or grease and line the base of a loaf tin or grease and line two round cake tins to bake sandwich cake.
  3. Sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Make the Chai and let it reduce to about 400ml.
  5. Allow the Chai to cool completely.
  6. Whisk the oil, and vanilla into the cooled Chai.
  7. Now add the Chai mixture to the dry ingredients.
  8. Whisk using a hand-blender for 2 minutes until thick and creamy.
  9. Spoon the mixture into the prepared cup cake cases or tins.
  10. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes cup cakes,
  11. Bake for 35 minutes - sandwich sponges
  12. Bake for 40 minutes.- Loaf
  13. Check to ensure they risen and are cooked through.
  14. Remove from the oven and leave to cool approximately 10 - 15 minutes before removing from the tins.
  15. Allow to cool completely before icing or decorating.

 

Banana Walnut Loaf

Banana Walnut Loaf

Banana Walnut Loaf
 
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Being a typical Indian I hate having to weigh ingredients I tend to go off cup measures so here’s my recipe! If however you have a nut allergy omit the walnuts and add chocolate chips instead.
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Recipe type: Easy
Cuisine: Baking
Serves: 8 generous slices
Ingredients
  • 3 - 4 ripe bananas (mashed0
  • ⅓ cup melted butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1½ cup flour
  • handful of chopped walnuts
Instructions
  1. Mix all the wet ingredients
  2. Sieve the dry ingredients and gently mix in
  3. No need for an electric mixer - just use a wooden spoon.
  4. Tip into a lined loaf tin and bake in a preheated oven for about 50 minutes on 180*