3D Candy Crush Saga Cake

3D Candy Crush Saga Cake

Hello Sweeties!!! Today is a cake that will please you all candy crush game lovers. This can be made interactive before cutting.
 Cake recipe-- Try my perfectly Chocolate cake

Frosting is Marshmallow Fondant 
All the candies and the candy bomb is handmade. It did take little more effort than my other cakes, but the joy it brought on my family's faces redeemed it all.

I did not have any homemade buttercream icing to stick the fondant sheet on, so used some store brought choc icing for the fondant to stick to the cake.

Hope you all will love the cake as much as my family loved cutting into it.



Homemade Marshmallow Fondant

Marshmallow Fondant
Hello Sweeties!!!! Distance makes the hearts grow fonder!! so they keep telling us. I have been missing since some time, hopefully you missed me. Today, I am back after a short break with a lip smacking recipe for fondant.

We never liked fondant for its tastes, but things you can do with the rolled ball of sugar makes me using it more often than I intend to.

The store brought fondant is good for use, but the costs keeps me away from it. I am frugal in ways, I mean if you are not going to eat it, use for short while and ultimately throw it away, why spend tons for the looks.

Making my own fondant was on my mind since long. I ultimately landed on this recipe and its  a keeper for sure. I am daring to make a candy crush cake based on the game app that is currently having everyone hooked on it.

I would be making this cake for Mr. Ash. Not because he plays this game, but only because his birthday is coming up before mine. Do let me know how far or close I am getting to the candies; shapes and colors.
Source for the recipe



Almondbutter Coconut cookies.

Almond butter Coconut cookies.
Hello Sweeties!!!! After the grand success and thumbs up form the husband and kids for the Cashewbutter cookies, I tried my hand at these Almond butter Coconut cookies.

You will need; Makes 18-20 cookies.  
1/2 cup oil
2 tbspn butter
1.5 cups Flour ** I mixed wheat flour and all purpose equally. 
1/8th tsp Baking powder
1 tbspn Vanilla extract
1 egg
1 cup Brown Sugar-  1/2 Cup Sweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup Almond Butter
I soaked 1/2 cup almonds in the 1/2 cup oil and then ground that into a coarse paste
2 tbspn Milk
** as needed for a creamy dough
Preheat the oven at 350F. Line the cookie tray with some parchment paper.
In a bowl cream the butter, egg and sugar and then add in the almond butter, shredded coconut and vanilla extract, slowly add the flour+ baking powder till everything gets mixed and the flour does not lump. Use milk if you feel the dough is too dry. I needed about 2 tbspns milk.
Drop the cookies and press with a fork. Bake at 350 F till they turn slight brown...for abt 9-10 mins.
Enjoyy with a cuppa coffee or as snack on the way driving on some road trip, making small memories!!!



Chilli Garlic Cheese Toast

Chilli Garlic Cheese Toast
  Hello Sweeties!!! What do you usually prefer to eat when the weather turns gloomy and sad. We in Ashland prefer a soup and sandwich kind of dinner. 

But making the same kind of sandwiches kind of gets boring and kids always demand  having cheese sticks or pizza. This is a mid way between cheese sticks and pizza as I made it with chili garlic sauce and  garlic powder to bump the garlic flavor.
You will need;
Prep Time; 10 mins to mix the dough
1.5 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 cup All Purpose flour
1 tbspn oil

1 Tbspn fast acting dry active Yeast 

1 Tbspn Sugar and 1/2 cup warm water to bloom the yeast
For the sauce;
4 tbspn Store brght Pizza sauce or  Leftover chili garlic sauce from any pizza parlor.
Shredded Cheese as per liking
Garlic powder for dusting--Optional
In a bowl, take the dry active yeast, sugar and warm water and mix well. Keep it aside to bloom for 10 minutes. The mixture will be frothy, if the yeast is active. If the yeast is old discard the mixture and get fresh yeast. I always prefer to check the yeast then move on to the dough.

In a mixing bowl, take the flour, add the salt, the activated yeast and and little oil to start the mixing, as you move along making the dough, add the water and knead into a soft,m sticky dough. Cover with oil and the plastic wrap and let it sit in  a warm place for 30-45 mins.
Take the decent size ball of dough and flatten it out into a rectangle, spread the chili garlic sauce, dust with dry garlic power and  sprinkle with cheese.
Chilli Garlic Cheese Toast

Pre-heat oven at 375 Degree F, Bake for 10-12 minutes till the base gets brown and cheese melts. Cut into small squares or strips and enjoy with soup of the day!!!!