Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Coffee -crasin - mascarpone loaf

This is my first post for this year, so let me wish all my friends A very Happy New year.
Hope all your wishes come true this year.

Here at my side we all enjoyed the Christmas and Newyear parties.Minus point of all the parties is that my new years resoulution ( again this year) is to try loosing the excess weight.After starting to blog I have gained 4 to 5 kg. Which I am reallygoing to try to get rid off ( I did say TRY)

So I have decided I am only going to bake on sundays ( when i bake for sunday I take to my in laws place for afternoon coffee, so I won't have temptation , which I will, if i keep them here at home) And aslo will bake on some tuesdays as my daughters friend/friends come here after shcool, for a drink and a snack.

Evert tuesday I do get one friend from her, but then sometimes there are three girl friends comming over.So you know 16 year olds love to have cookies and cakes, so then i bake something for them if i am in the mood for baking.

Before I go to the cooking part I want to share with two gifts I got for my Kitchen for Newyears. (we don't do christmas present, we do presents on Newyear.) So after comming from my inlaws place after midnigt, we open up our presents)

I got a chocolate Fondue pan from one of our good friends.Then the surprise of all was my daughters present. ( When she was little I used to buy a small present and then tell to her to give for papa as a present and he did the same) but now she is bigger she has been doing it herself for the last year from her own pocket money.

So if you look to the picture you will see what I received from her.A measurement jug, measuring tbsp etc.. and then some 10 cookie cutter.I must admit this was the best gift I got especially as she was so thought full to buy something like this.
When ever someone came home for the last days , I have been proudly showing them the gift she gave me :-)))
So I thought I will share with you all :-)


Present from my daughter

Picture taken on Christmas eve dinner in our home. (Removed on 15-01- 2008)


Chocolate fondue set


My Christmas eve tabel ready for the party.


Yummy lobster in my in laws place for Newyear eve party

Now to the cake.....

This yummy delicious cranberry cake was made when i was on the break. I saw this cake in sunita's place and i Knew i will sure making them. As they looked so yummy.

If you want to make this delicious cake you can get the recipie from her place here.

You woudn't believe there is only few tablespoon of flour in them and no sugar and butter at all. I had to double check the recipie when i saw the little amount of the flour she was using , first i thought she must had made a type mistake, but then my daughter was looking to the pic and she was reading the comments and she told it is true that there is only so little amount of flour.
It was a yummy cake, i was really surprised how wonderful it tasted even thought there was no sugar etc.......this is a cake i will be making again.

Sunita said her cranberries sinked , mine too did that, but i also add cranberries on the top so that they all didn't sink. I also added a tbsp flour to the cranberries. Which ofcourse worked as you can see.Sunita used Bailey's with a hint of coffee, I had here Original coffee so I used them and added1/2 tsp Instant coffee powder.I served them with Mascarpone cheese with baileys.

My cake was a bit darker lookinjg, i guess it is because of the addition of coffee.
I am sending this to at Ruth Kitchen Expiriments for her bookmarked recipe event.

66 comments:

Priya said...

Wishing u Happy new year HC...all gifts suits perfect for ur passion for cooking n baking...Ur daughter looks soo cute..Last but not least mascarpone loaf looks really tempting me..

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a gorgeous loaf! Very scrumptious looking!

Your daughter is beautiful!

Cheers,

Rosa

DEESHA said...

lovely loaf out there. N that is a wonderful gift to recieve. lucky you .. you have a lovely daughter

kat said...

Happy New Year

TBC said...

Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2009, HC.

What a thoughtful gift from your daughter! She is so sweet.

sunita said...

HC, I'm sure you had a wonderful start to the New Year. And Shyama is simply gorgeous...do tell her so :-)

Glad you and your family liked the loaf...and good you could salvage the cranberries...i added it to the batter without thinking and was beating myself up :-)

Retno Prihadana said...

Happy New Year HC, Wouw...so many great presents. I´d like to have fondue too :)) and look at those lobster...yaayyy you make me drooling.

Asha said...

HeHe!! Shyama has her thumbs up in every photo! She looks happy!! Look at her gorgeous hair! Inherited from Kerala roots,huh? :)

Enjoy all the presents, hugs. Loaf looks yum, I love Crasins.

indosungod said...

Happy New Year!
The cake looks yummy. Oh my! those are such thoughtful gifts from your lovely daughter.

Rachel said...

You have me drooling at the loaf and envying at the gifts Happy!!

Peter M said...

Welcome back from the holidays and Happy New Year! The cake looks fluffy, airy but that lobster...wish I was there.

Maya said...

Happy New year to you too HC. You really have some goodies goin on there for Christmas and New Years..The loaf looks beautiful. Your daughter looks very sweet, and her hair is stunning.

Cilantro said...

Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year. Soo sweet of your daughter.... a thoughtful gift from her.
Lovely loaf.. I love cakes with coffee.

Snooky doodle said...

this looks beatiful! better still that its without butter and sugar :) Thanks for sharing the recipe. Nice gifts you got :)

notyet100 said...

loved ur post,..nd the new yr gift looks perfect,..:-)nd ya yummy cake,..

Cham said...

Oh lala Shyama looks gorgeous and so does the loaf!
Blogging made us gaining weight! I should run a diet too :) Wishing You a Wonderful New Year. Where re those ecargots for Noel?

Vibaas said...

The mascarpone loaf looks delicious. That's so sweet of your daughter! Lovely gifts :)

Ivy said...

Happy New Year to you and yours. Now you are really a Happy Cook with all those lovely presents. Is Shyama your daughter? She is very pretty. The cake looks gorgeous.

Soma said...

what a lovely cake and what lovely gifts! Lucky u r! I love mascarpone cheese.

So I am not the only one who gained wt. after starting to blog. So my diet regime has started:-)

Uma said...

A very happy new year to you and your family too HC! Wonderful gifts from your sweet daughter! and the loaf looks so mouth-watering.

AnuSriram said...

Thats perfect and nice. Hope you had a wonderful celebration! Nice pics.

Vaishali said...

Dear Happy, Wish you a very prosperous new year.
Does sound like you had a blast over the holidays. And those are great gifts.
I love the loaf. Hope to see many more great eats from you in 2009!

Jeena said...

Happy new year.

Looks like you had a great xmas.

Gorgeous cake I love glazed cherries I bet it was so good. :-)

Varsha Vipins said...

Happy New year.You got such lovely gifts and the cake sure looks gorgeous..:)

Suma Rajesh said...

hey happy cook...h r u?..happy new year ...this is a great treat..loved lobster snap and ur daughter looks amazing..i liked her long hair specially....and btw wht a fabulous and gorgeous loaf?..tempting click

LG said...

Wish you a very happy and prosperous new year dear. Crasin loaf made me drool over it for sometime..with coffee added to it I am all set to eat it...how I wish I could grad that piece shown in the picture..

anudivya said...

The bread looks perfectly done... Your daughter is pretty!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

lovely loaf! I wish I had some now. Beautifully arranged table with the accents.

I think it's important to have milk even if you hate it at least to be healthy. How do u get calcium otherwise? What do u take in place of milk?

SriLekha said...

wish u a very happy new year!
ur daughter's gift is so cute and lovely her idea is, as how she is!
loaf looks tempting!

Ann said...

A very happy new year friend..and the pictures tell it all !! Gifts suits well for you,right ? always a daughter can understand mom better..the loaf btw looks great..hope you had a great celebration.

Arundathi said...

Happy New Year! :-)

Jaya said...

Happy,
Mascarpone loaf looks great and it must be very special to get gifts from your daughter , I mean it must be meaning a whole world for you ..wish my daughter do the same when she grows up..

wish you a very happy new year filled with warmth of togetherness, joy and happiness..
hugs and smiles

Lavi said...

Happy New YeAR..Great Gifts from your Pretty Daughter!!

bindiya said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO U TOO!Yeah its great to be back, your table looks irresistible!!

Mrs.Kannan said...

The loaf looks great and so your daughter...when i see her i do remember your other post..about u eating asparagus and the diaper changing story..Her hair looks awweeesomee

sowmya said...

that loaf looks great..Happy new year to you and your family..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Happy New Year..... Happy Cook is "Happy" Hmmm gr8. Awesome presents dear. Loaf looks tempting, alluring and yummy.

arundati said...

wonderful new start to the year!! what a lovely gift to receive....happy happy new year!!

Cakelaw said...

Happy New Year Happy Cook! What great presents, and such a lovely cake.

vidhas said...

Very sweet daughter you have. Nice presentation and nice clicks. Happy new year. your loaf is fabulous.

Yasmeen said...

Have a wonderful and healthy new year:).That's a Scrumptious cranberry loaf.Enjoy your lovely gifts and your daughter is very good-looking:)

Maria said...

I love this recipe! Can't wait to try it! Thanks!

veena said...

Wish u and ur family a very prosperous Happy New Year ...
Loaf looks simply great ...Ur daughter is very pretty ..

love
veena

Pam said...

The loaf looks delicious and moist. It looks like you had a fun time.

Superchef said...

Happy New Year to you!! Thats is one yummy looking loaf and your dinner table set up is very pretty..

The Blonde Duck said...

Your daughter is precious! Isn't it crazy how all this delicious food settles on our hips? I think it's a conspiracy.

Sharmi said...

waw Thats quite a treat to the eyes:) Your daughter looks pretty! seems you had loads of fun!!

Gloria said...

Dear Happy cook!! I really love your pictures and recipesm daughter is so nice!!!Have a wonderful new year!!! Gloria

Malar Gandhi said...

Gorgeous, very professional clicks, love those lobsters!:) You made me hungry....bet those coffee-loaf tasted wonderful! Wish you happy new year.

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

HappyCook, everything looks so incredibly delicious. You've raised your daughter to be a loving and giving person. You must be so proud. Happy New Year to you my friend.

Kevin said...

Happy New Year! That loaf looks really good!

Navita said...

Hey dear...loved ur fondue set. Real good addition to the kitchen. N ur lil daughter has grown so mature. Lucky u. :)

jayasree said...

Happy New Year to you and your family. Lovely gifts. Very thoughtful of your daughter for her gifts to you. She looks gorgeous...

Dibs said...

Happy New Year. Would love to get such gifts! The fondue set is too good!

Maria said...

hey..happy to see you back. hope you had a great holiday. you've got lovely presents and your daughter is very pretty :)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Loaf sounds so delish!. Looks great. Seems u have a great Christmas. Nice pics.

Pravs said...

A very happy new year to you and your family ! loaf looks yum.

Paru ... said...

The Loaf looks fabulous..I luv the mascarpone cheese..

Mythili said...

Whoa! That is a beautifully decorated tree. And the loaf is sooo scrumptious!

Happy cook said...

Thankyou all for your wishes.

Ivy yeah SHyama is my daughter.
Cham i might blog the escargo when i make them.
Didn't do till now as i know lot of them don't like including me.

Meera said...

Your daughter is a sweetheart. Lovely loaf!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Mmm looks yummy! I love craisins!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats a great post HC! My hugs to Shyama!Hope u had a great time:)

Srivalli said...

Oh my what a lovely post..your goodies all look so wonderful!..and yes shyama is so pretty in all of them!..checked out your round up..awesome work F!

Nithu said...

Wow! everything is so nice. Cake looks wonderful. will definitely try.

Aparna said...

I can see you all had a wonderful Xmas and New Year's eve. Hope 2009 will be just as good.

The cake looks perfect for the occasion.
Of course, we don't get cranberries or mascarpone here, but there's plenty of coffee. :D