Skillet Toasted Oatmeal Triangles with Fruit Compote

This delicious wholesome breakfast dish is quite easy to make and does not call for ingredients that some one need to run to the store to pick up.  When I cook oatmeal for breakfast, I always add dried fruits and nuts.  A while ago I saw a recipe similar to this – baked chocolate quinoa. …

Sweet and Spiced Almonds

I love almonds especially when roasted.  Instead of spending a lot of money, I thought of making my own spiced almonds.  They are expensive.  Since this is the first time, I thought of going a bit easy on the spice side.  Just cinnamon to give a nice flavor.  Since this came out so good, I…

Simple Butter Cake

I made this cake for my relative for Thanks Giving but waited to post since it would be more appropriate for Christmas or New Year. When I say butter cake, this is the Sri Lankan version of the butter cake.  It is very simple just with 4 main ingredients.  But once baked it is heavenly tasty….

French Toast with Strawberry Compote

After a long 3 weeks out on vacation to my country, when I came back I felt like I want to cook something that is my own comforting food.  It was nice see my friends and family in Sri Lanka and I got to try a lot of traditional Sri Lankan food like appam, traditional…

Almond Coated Jam Cookies

Ingredients: 4 oz butter 3 oz castor sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 5 oz self rising flour Almond meal for coating Raspberry preserves Method: Preheat oven to 350 F.  Lightly grease a cookie sheet with butter and set aside In a bowl beat sugar and butter together.  Then beat in the egg and vanilla…

Morning Glory Muffin

Ingredients: 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut 1/4 cup sunflower seed 2 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup vanilla flavored yogurt 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup cooking oil (canola/vegetable) 1 large egg 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots 1/4 cup raisins 1/4 cup dried…

Pumpkin Crepes with Maple Drizzle

  Recently when I was shopping I found this “Almond Dream” brand Spiced Pumpkin Almond milk with Cinnamon.  I could not resist and bought a carton.  When I got home, all I want is to drink this immediately.  But for my amazement, it was a bit too thick (probably with almond puree).  But it really…

Pumpkin Pudding with Walnut Topping

Ingredients: Butter for greasing 1 cup pumpkin puree 1/2 cup milk 1/3 cup brown sugar 2 egg whites 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1-2 tablespoons walnuts chopped 1 teaspoon butter softened 1 teaspoon brown sugar Method: Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease about 4 custard cups and set aside (it depends on the size of…

Cardamom Scented Apple Crumble

Ingredients: 2 green (granny smith) apples 1 1/2 cups blackberries 1/4 cup light brown sugar zest and juice of one orange Butter for greasing For topping: 1 cup all purpose flour 1/2 cup castor sugar 1/2 cup slivered almonds crushed 2 tablespoons cold butter 1/2 teaspoon crushed cardamom seeds Pinch of salt   Method: Preheat…

Minced Fruit Pies

Ingredients: 2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup confectioners (powered) sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 5 oz cold butter cut into pieces 1/2 teaspoon orange essence 4 tablespoons iced water 1 1/2 cups minced fruits (mincemeat) 1 egg lightly beaten powdered sugar for dusting Method: Sift flour, sugar, and cinnamon into a large bowl Rub…