It’s all about honey

Cooking is an activity enjoyed when there are people around who appreciate good food (and you:-). Ditto baking. I’d practically stopped baking once the kids left home. But, since I’m going  visiting , this morning was large scale baking.

Honey bake is such a family favorite, that its practically a family heirloom. Still, Im sharing the recipe here so other people can taste the goodness.

Honey Squares

Ingredients:

Flour – 13/4 cup

Baking powder – 11/4 tsp

Salt – a pinch

Butter – 125 g

Brown sugar -100g ( I use 1 cup of powdered jaggery instead which gives a special full flavor)

Eggs- 2

Honey -6 tbsp

Flaked Almonds – 2-3 tbsp ( I used chopped cashew instead)

Mix all the ingredients together well for 3-4 minutes and bake  for 15-20 min . You can scatter the almonds on top for a better look

Nutrition: Honey, eggs, jaggery, almonds are good for you. The rest is good in small doses. And the idea of eating home-made cake gives a great lift.

Another good bake is  Honey Coconut Biscuits. They don’t take too long to make either, which is one of my chief criteria in cooking.

Honey Coconut Biscuits

Ingredients:

Butter-125 gm

Sugar – 1/2 cup ( increase to 3/4)

Egg- 1

Grated coconut – 2 tbsp

Honey – 2 tsbp

Flour – 1 1/2 cup

Baking powder

Grated cocconut -1 cup

Cream butter and sugar, add egg,beat until light and fluffy.

Add coconut and honey, beat well until combined. Fold in sifted flour , mix well.

Roll teaspoonfuls of mixture into balls, then roll in extra coconut.

Place on lightly greased trays at least 2″ apart and bake in moderate oven for 15 min

Happy eating!

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