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Whip up rum-soaked cake this Christmas, here’s rum fruit cake recipe

Our merry little Christmas 2021 is very near and all the Christmas magic is in the air. Tis the season for rum cake and Santa Claus. Christmas day feels incomplete without these mouthwatering rum fruit cakes.

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Whip up rum-soaked cake this Christmas, here's recipe to make rum fruit cake

Our merry little Christmas 2021 is very near and all the Christmas magic is in the air. Tis the season for rum cake and Santa Claus. Christmas day feels incomplete without these mouthwatering rum fruit cakes.

Rum cake is among the most licious and famous traditional cakes all around the world. However, you can make this cake recipe for a variety of different events and festivals, and believe us when we say it’s genuinely toothsome. Here’s how to make this classic cake at home, with simple instructions.

But before moving ahead to the recipe, we want to tell those who don’t know, that you need to soak the fruits properly for one month or a year, in your preferred alcohol like rum, brandy, or sherry for that succulent cake. Also, you have to use the same rum while preparing the cake which you have used before to soak fruits till Christmas.

Ingredients for Christmas rum fruit cake

1 cup fine chopped dates.
½ cup fine chopped apricot.
½ cup fine chopped Prunes.
½ cup fine chopped cherries.
½ cup kishmish (raisin / Sultanas).
1 cup raisins or black currants.
1 cup fine chopped Nuts like cashew, walnuts, almonds, and pista.
1 cup dark rum or any alcohol which you prefer.
2 tablespoon all-purpose flour or maida for tossing dry fruits.

Before moving ahead to the recipe, we have to prepare caramel for rum fruit cake. Here are the instructions.

Steps for making caramel

Ingredients

½ cup white sugar
½ cup normal water

Heat the sugar in a saucepan under low heat. It will now begin to crystallise. Continue to stir until it begins to dissolve. Continue to cook on low heat until it reaches a lovely dark colour. Remove from the stove and add the water, heat until the sugar dissolves again. Set aside to cool.

How to add rum in fruit cake

  • In this cake, you can also include any nuts of your preference, but you may not add any nuts too if you don’t like them.
  • Simply mix the rum or any other alcohol of your preference with the dried fruits and soak them together.
  • Add 1 cup black rum, you can increase or reduce as desired.

Rum fruit cake recipe

  1. At first, preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  2. Take two pans for baking then line it with vegetable parchment paper.
  3. Butter all the sides and bottom of the baking pan and put it aside.
  4. Place the sugar in a saucepan over low heat. It’ll begin to crystallise then. Continue to stir and it will begin to melt gradually. Continue to cook on low heat until it gives a nice colour and becomes dark. Remove from the heat and add the water, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves. Allow cooling before serving.
  5. Take 2 tablespoons of flour and toss the dry fruits in that.
  6. Take baking powder, flour, baking soda, salt, spice powders and sieve them.
  7. Beat the sugar, butter, vanilla with an electric beater and make a smooth paste.
  8. Beat three eggs till it becomes creamy.
  9. Then, add half of the flour mix and half of the caramel, fold gently into the batter.
  10. Repeat the step for the other half.
  11. Put the mixture in the baking pan and let it bake for 40- 45 minutes.
  12. Let it cool after baking, invert it and remove the parchment paper.
  13. Slice it and serve.

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Ganesh Chaturthi 2022: Quick and easy Modak recipe to try at home

Ganesh Chaturthi is marked by the serving of 21 pieces of Modak as part of the puja offering since Lord Ganesha is known as Modakpriya. Here is the simple and easy recipe to make Modaks at home.

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Ganesh Chaturthi 2022

This year, Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on August 31, 2022. Ganesh Chaturthi will mark the beginning of the festivities. According to the Hindu calendar, the Ganesh Chaturthi tithi will fall between August 30 and August 31. The Tithi time will start at 3:33 pm on August 30, 2022, and end at 3:22 pm on August 31, 2022. Ganesh Chaturthi is marked by the serving of 21 pieces of Modak as part of the puja offering since Lord Ganesha is known as Modakpriya, the one who enjoys Modak. Modak is a flour dumpling filled with coconut, jaggery, nutmeg, and saffron. These all ingredients together make up the Chaturthi dessert.

Today APN Live has brought the recipe for steamed Modak, also known as Ukdiche Modak, while there are several varieties of this Indian delicacy, including fried Modak. Modaks are a beloved Maharashtrian dessert that is currently produced in almost over the country and are especially popular during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival.

The rich flavors of the nuts and saffron in this simple Modakrecipe appeal to our taste buds and make the dessert tempting. Furthermore, you can also experiment with the fillings of Modak, as per your choice.

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Ingredients of Modak

For the filling of Modak:

1 cup grated coconut
1 cup jaggery
A pinch of nutmeg
A pinch of saffron

For the outer shell:

1 cup water
2 tsp ghee
1 cup rice flour

Modak Recipe: How to make Modak

Step 1: Heat a nonstick pan then add the grated coconut and jaggery.

Step 2: Stir them for five minutes. Then add the nutmeg and saffron and mix them well.

Step 3: Cook for another five minutes and keep aside.

Step 4: In a deep dish, boil water with ghee. Add the salt and flour. Mix well.

Step 5: Cover the pan and cook till it’s half done.

Step 6: Spread some ghee on the base of a steel bowl and while the dough is still hot, knead it well.

Step 7: Now take a little dough, roll it into a ball, flatten it well, and shape the edges into a flower pattern.

Step 8: Put a spoonful of the filling onto the dough and seal it.

Step 9: Put the dumplings in a muslin cloth and steam them for 10- 15 minutes. Serve.

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76th Independence Day: 3 easy tricolour dishes without fire for children

This Independence Day, ditch the regular Samosa, Ghevar, and bread pakodas and indulge in these recipes that are inspired by the Indian Flag.

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76th Independence Day: 3 easy tricolour dishes without fire for children

India is set to celebrate 75 glorious years of independence on August 15. As the whole country is gearing up for the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, it’s time to add some flavour to your 76th Independence Day celebrations. And what’s better than tricolour dishes?

This Independence Day, ditch the regular Samosa, Ghevar, and bread pakodas and indulge in these recipes that are inspired by the Indian Flag. Instead of just spending the day watching parades, flag-hoisting ceremonies, and cultural events and gobbling down the usual home-cooked meals, it’s time to try something new, unique, and, of course, delicious this year.

We have come up with tricolour dishes and that too without fire so that you can involve your children in this activity and also inculcate a sense of patriotism in them.

1.Tricolour Lassi

Ingredients

  • Two tablespoons of Kesar syrup (for orange colour)
  • 3 cups curd (for white colour)
  • Two tablespoons of Khus syrup (for green colour)
  • One tablespoon of cardamom powder
  • Three tablespoon sugar

Method

  • Start with whisking the curd. Add sugar and cardamom powder to the curd.
  • To create the saffron colour of the flag, mix curd and Kesar syrup and to get the green colour, mix the curd and Khus syrup separately.
  • For the white colour keep the curd as is; don’t mix anything with it.
  • To make your favourite beverage tricolored, pour the Khus lassi into the glass first, then the plain white lassi, and then the Kesar lassi towards the end.
  • To serve chilled, garnish with pistachios.

2. Tricolour Sandwich

Ingredients

  • Brown bread slices 8
  • Carrots grated 1 cup
  • Orange layer
  • White bread slices 4
  • Eggless mayonnaise 2 tablespoons
  • Salt to taste
  • Green layer
  • Paneer (cottage cheese) grated 1 cup
  • Green chutney 4 tablespoons
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • Mix the carrots, salt, and eggless mayonnaise for the orange layer.
  • Mix the cottage cheese, salt, and green chutney to make the green layer. On the worktop, place a slice of brown bread.
  • Spread the green layer over it uniformly. Put a slice of white bread on top of it. Top the white bread slice with a brown slice after evenly spreading the orange layer over it. Gently press.
  • Cut each sandwich into three fingers and serve immediately.

3. Tricolour Cookies

  • All Purpose Flour – 2 Cups
  • Unsalted butter/ Clarified Butter (Ghee) – 1 Cup
  • Powdered Sugar – 1/2 Cup
  • Vanilla Essence – 1 Teaspoon
  • Baking Powder – 1/4 Teaspoon
  • Food Color Powder (green and orange) – a pinch or two
  • Milk – 3/4 Teaspoon
  • Nuts of your choice – for garnishing

Method

  • Take butter and sugar in a bowl and mix it using a spoon or whisk until it becomes fluffy. Add vanilla essence to it and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl sieve flour and add baking powder to it. Mix it well.
  • Now add the butter and sugar mixture and mix well. Bring everything together to form the dough. Do not knead.
  • Divide the dough into 3 equal parts.
  • Take about 1/4 teaspoon of milk in 2 small bowls, add orange food color in one and green in the second. Mix the color well with milk.
  • Now add the green color mixture to one part of the dough and mix well until the dough becomes green.
  • Do the same with orange color liquid and another part of the dough.
  • Keep the third part of the dough plain but add 1/4 teaspoon of plain milk to it so that the dough becomes soft.
  • Cover and keep all the dough parts for Tri color cookies in the refrigerator for an hour.
  • After an hour remove the Tri-Colour Cookies dough. On a flat surface, sprinkle some flour (or place butter paper) and roll out all the dough one by one.
  • Carefully keep the rolled green dough on a chopping board. Place the white part over the green one and then the orange one on the top of the white. Press them lightly.
  • Using a knife cut the dough into rectangular pieces.
  • Take one rectangular piece at a time, and press them a little. Place the chopped nut in the middle (like Ashoka Chakra).
  • Place some Tri Colour cookies on a greased baking tray and bake them in preheated oven at 180 degrees for 12 – 15 minutes. Baking time varies from oven to oven. Keep a check on the color to know when it is done.
  • Once it is done, remove it from the oven and let it set for 3-4 minutes. After that place them on a wire rack and let them cool completely.
  • Repeat the process until all the Tri-Colour cookies are baked.
  • Store them in an air-tight container and enjoy them whenever you want.
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Are you suffering from calcium deficiency, know what to include in food for strong bones

Everybody needs calcium to function properly. Calcium deficiency can lead to weak bones as well as broken nails, dental problems, dizziness, and many more. Therefore, there must be an adequate amount of Calcium in the diet to fulfill the need of the body.

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calcium rich foods

Everybody needs calcium to function properly. Calcium deficiency can lead to weak bones as well as broken nails, dental problems, dizziness, and many more. Therefore, there must be an adequate amount of Calcium in the diet to fulfill the need of the body.

When the deficiency of calcium in the body is not fulfilled, it starts taking calcium from the bones, which makes the bones even weaker. The following are some of the calcium-rich foods that you should include in your diet.

Foods rich in Calcium

Milk

Milk is the easiest and most important food to intake. About 100 grams of milk contains 125 mg of calcium. If you are not worried about fat content then you should drink one glass of cow’s milk daily. This will fulfill the lack of calcium in your body. Yogurt can also be consumed.

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Ragi

Ragi is rich in calcium. 100 grams of ragi contains 344 to 364 mg of calcium i.e; it contains more calcium than milk. It has many more health benefits.

Sprouts

Sprouts are one of the healthy food to eat, which is rich in protein. Sprouted moong is also rich in calcium. It can be eaten as a salad or with eggs. It is also known for weight loss.

Jaggery

Jaggery is eaten differently in many places by people. You may be surprised to know that 100 grams of jaggery contain 1638 mg of calcium. Even if you eat a little jaggery daily, you can get a good amount of calcium.

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