Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Butter cookies

This is a recipe of Sara Moulton.They tasted so good and just melted in mouth.

It requires only few ingredients.


All purpose flour - 2 cups

Baking powder - 1/2 tsp

Salt - 1/2 tsp

Sugar - 1 cup

Unsalted Butter softened at room temperature - 3/4 cup(1 1/2 sticks)

Vanilla extract -1/2 tsp 

Egg - 1 at room temperature.


Whisk together flour,baking powder and salt in a bowl.

In another bowl beat the sugar and softened butter until it becomes pale and fluffy.

Now add the egg,vanilla to butter-sugar mixture and beat for about 2 minutes.

Finally add the flour mixture and mix until just combined.

In a parchment paper,roll the dough into a 12 inch log.Wrap it and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hrs.The original recipe calls for chilling the dough for 4 hrs.But mine was firm in about 2 hrs.

Take the dough out and slice into 1/4 inch  wide discs.

Place the discs in a parchment-lined tray spacing them about 1 inch apart.

Bake them for about 12 minutes switching tray positions halfway through baking.The cookies are done when they are light golden around the edges.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Baked Kale Chips

Its been a long time since  I logged on to my blogger account.I was busy with my kids especially my little one.

I tried so many new recipes and even managed to take pictures of them.But really couldn't find time to draft them.And finally here Iam with my easy,guilt-free,nutritious kale chips.

If you are addicted to potato chips(like me)you should definitely try making these which are a healthy alternative to fat laden chips.


Kale - 1 bunch

Extra virgin olive oil - 4tbsp and for spraying the trays

Salt - to taste

Chili powder - according to your spice level


Pre-heat the oven to 350 deg F.Wash the kale leaves and pat them dry with paper towels.

Rip the kale leaves into bite sized pieces.Mix salt,chillipowder and oil with the kale leaves and arrange them on a greased tray.

Bake them for about 10 to 12 minutes.Rotate the tray after 5 minutes and toss them.

They are done when they are slightly brown in color and crispy.