Wednesday, 15 February 2012

NUTTY PEPPERY TOASTS

Hi friends,
I am blessed with the best of friends.
During childhood, college and adulthood, the trend continues.Yesterday my friend and I went out to lunch at another friend's place and had a very delicious home-cooked  meal and a fabulous time.
I decided to surprise my friend with these toasts that are packed with nutrients and has a peppery kick to it.
I have used walnuts, cashewnuts, pistachio and loads of pepper.
Have these with tea in place of a fat loaded cookie.
Walnuts, pistachios and cashewnuts are packed with nutrients we need to combat cancers, heart diseases, help in metabolism, prevent ageing, most importantly help to  lower LDL cholesterol and increase HDL cholesterol.


NUTTY PEPPERY TOASTS

Ingredients:
.Egg whites............................2
.Brown sugar.........................1/3rd cup
.Cashewnuts...........................40gm.
.Walnuts.................................60gm.
.Pistachios..............................55gm.
.Black pepper corns................3tsp. lightly crushed
.Ginger powder.......................1/4th tsp.
.Cinnamon powder..................1/4th tsp.
.Nutmeg powder......................a pinch
.Plain flour..............................3/4th cup

nutty peppery toasts
Method:
.Preheat oven to 180 degree C/350 degree F/Gas mark 4).
.Grease a  4x10 inch bar tin.
.Lightly crush the peppercorns and set aside.
.Sift together flour, ginger powder, cinnamon powder, and nutmeg powder.
.Mix together the flour, nuts and the pepper lighlty.
.Beat the egg whites and brown sugar till the mixture turns white and thickens.
.Gently fold the flour and nut mixture into the egg mixture.
.Spread the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 35 to 40 mins.
.Cool in the tin for a minimum of 2 hours.
.Turn onto a cutting board and cut 2mm thick slices using a bread knife.
.Lay the slices in a single layer on a baking tray and bake at 150 degree C/300 degree F/Gas mark 2
 for 15 minutes.
.Turn the sides and bake for another 10 minutes or until the slices are crisp and dry.
.Cool completely and store in an air tight jar.
.Enjoy with a hot cup of my favourite African Ruby tea or any of your favourite teas.


*note:You can use a parchment paper before spreading the mixture in the bar tin.
 Just grease the tin and layer the bottom and sides with the parchment paper to enable ease of releasing the cooked bread from the tin.

7 comments:

  1. Eat your heart out people....was privileged to have tasted it fresh out of the oven! And trust me guys it's just as good (if not better) as the picture promises it to be! Keep them coming....:)
    PS: Nothing beats having a good time with friends. Loved it! :)

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  2. outstanding with a cappucino!!!....and a super tasty munchie!!!

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  3. I've trie tried this and it's a biscotti with a kick, the pepper just hits your taste buds at the very end - simply delicious !

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    1. thank you Jaya. I am happy you enjoyed it.

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  4. This is something that is best consumed when its baked by the Prima Dona herself :-)! If I am in that part of the world and you have nothing better to do, will surely love to have some. Seems awesome!

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    1. Hi Vineet,
      Sure, you are welcome. I would love to meet a confirmed foodie.
      Cheers,
      Tulika

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