We are down to last two recipes. For Y, I am going to share Christmas cake roll recipe famous in Swiss, Belgium and other European countries. It’s the Yule Log cake or Yule log roll. Yule log is a delicious, moist vanilla cake rolled and shaped to look like a tree branch which then smothered with chocolate whipped cream frosting. This recipe is surely a feast for the eyes and mouth.
Today’s I am going to share a simple cookie recipe from China, to be exact it is the Chinese Butter Cookies. X is always a tricky alphabet in these A-Z blogging marathons. Last year I named my post with an ingredient starting with X which I used in my recipe. It was the vegan mango ice-cream. This year I am not going with the component name but the generic recipe name – Xiaodianxin. Xiaodianxin means cookies in Chinese.
After two cakes, I am back with my yeast based bread. This time it’s the famous Czech Christmas bread called Vanocka. It’s braided sweet bread with blanched almonds and raisins. As I managed to prepare a decent challah, I thought giving it a try to the multi-layered braided Vanocka.
If it was sheet cake yesterday, then it has to be cupcake today. :-) But instead of a cupcake, I am going to present you ramekins cake. Here is my single serving eggless upside down pineapple cake, prepared in ramekins. Again, I followed my sponge cake recipe went with the half the measure and this correctly yields four individual sized cakes.
Finally, I am posting a cake recipe for this blogging marathon. I am glad that I am sharing our family favorite – Tres Leches Cake, of course, the eggless version. :-) We all know that this is a famous Mexican cake and Tres means three and leches mean milk. It’s a sponge cake soaked in three milk mixture; Whole milk /heavy cream, condensed milk, and evaporated milk. I did not use any butter for this recipe. It’s light, spongy cake with the air bubble, and this texture helps to absorb the milk and make it moist and juicy.
For the alphabet S, I am going to present Snicker Doodle Cookies from Germany. I usually write down the recipe list for my entire mega marathon and the first that I wrote “S for Snicker Doodle Cookies.” This soft and chewy cinnamon flavored cookie is a treat for everyone. Even the non-sweet tooth person like me can gobble these cookies anytime, and I love this with milk especially. Ok, let’s blame it on the cinnamon. :-)
After few piquant bakes, I am here with yet another bread recipe, but this time it’s with Rye flour and APF. Rizhsky Khleb – unique savory bread from Russia prepared with rye flour with the hint of caraway seeds. This is rustic bread with sweet and savory flavor making it perfect for sandwiches.
Looking for a protein rich, quick and delicious meal? Then this recipe is for you. Here is the vegetarian version of the French delicacy – Quiche with Tofu and vegetables. When I tried my vegan tofu frittata, I made a note to try a quiche with tofu but completely forgot. Glad I forgot, if not I would struggle for the alphabet Q. :-) So here is the eggless quiche recipe with tofu. Please refer to the notes section for the vegan version.
P is for Pizza, precisely Pesto Pizza and it’s my favorite kind of pizza. This is my second recipe from the land of Italy after Focaccia. I love thin crust pizzas and the one that I posted earlier is also a thin crust one and today’s recipe is also a thin crust one. Will you believe me that this pizza is a perfect weekday dinner and it can be prepared within 30 minutes with proper planning? No, I am not kidding, and that’s what I am going to share today, how I planned and prepared this.
Today’s recipe is a “naan” recipe from Persia called – Obi Non. Obi non or lepyoshka is a kind of flat tandoor bread popular in Afghan, Tajik and Uzbek cuisine. It is shaped like a disc and comparatively thicker than naan. There are different varieties of Naan, and it originates from Central and South Asia with influence from the Middle-East. I am going to share one of the naan varieties called obi non which is quite popular in Uzbekistan.