Cinnamon Honey Mask!!!

cinnamon honey mask

As most of you who follow me on snapchat( My snapchat id is slkkitchen) I am taking extra care of my skin and pampering it a lot. It changed a lot and I am happy with it. I believe in order to look good you need to take care of it. It just takes 20 mts in the morning and 20 mts in the night. You are the most important person in your life. If you can’t take care of yourself, how can you take care of others? You don’t even need make up if you take care of your skin. Make up will make it look more prettier. Just make sure to cleanse your face in the morning and night and moisturize it.

I apply facepack everyday to my skin to pamper it. This week I decided to apply this facepack. Honey has antibacterial properties and it lightens your skin.

3tbsp of honey
1tbsp of cinnamon
Microwave it for 30 seconds and apply it on your face
Leave it on for 10 mts and wash it off.

It just feels so refreshing after I rinse off.

Hope you will like this mask as much as I did…

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Cinnamon Cake and Update of Sorts!!!

Hi everyone!!! I have been away from blogging for almost 3-4 months now. Let me apologize to you guys for disappearing without leaving any information. I had gone to India for 2 months and I had to take care of so many things before I left.  It was so hectic you won’t believe it. I didn’t even have time to log in and post an update. I have been back for almost a month now and we are settling in. Kids are back to school and I am back to blogging. I have so many new recipes to try, so watch out this space for lots of new recipes. After coming back from India, my hands were just itching to make something, so had to try this cake. It was super delicious, melt in the mouth kind of cake. Believe me guys on this, you need to make this cake ASAP. I got this recipe from Sarah’s blog. I am writing the recipe here, but if you want to go to the source you are more than welcome to…

cinnamon cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 8 ounce tub sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 c. vegetable oil
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla

Method:

Preheat oven to 325.  Prepare 9 x 13 pan.
In large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, oil, and sour cream.  Stir by hand until large lumps are gone.  There will still be some lumps but that’s ok.
Pour half the batter into the pan.
Now, in a medium bowl.  Take your brown sugar and cinnamon and combine.
Mix up your brown sugar and cinnamon really well.
Sprinkle the brown sugar mixture all over the batter in the cake pan.
Don’t do what I did below. Be sure to get that cinnamon mixture all the way to the edge of the pan.
Now carefully spread the other half of the batter on  top.
Don’t be

afraid, it’s gonna get really uncomfortable.

All the batter and stuff is gonna get all mixed together and you’re gonna think you are doing it all wrong.
But don’t worry how it looks.  Trust me.
Once it’s all spread around, take a butter knife and twirl it all through the batter, so it gets all swirly and stuff.
Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Just when it’s about done baking, mix together your powdered sugar, vanilla and milk.
I always use a fork to be sure all the little clumps get broken up.
Once the cake comes out of the oven, waste no time at all.
Pour this powdered sugar mixture over the warm cake.
Now sit back and wait for the wonderful crackle to appear.
Try your hardest to wait about 15 minutes before you cut into her.
If you have any favorite recipes please share it with me… Hope you make this cake and enjoy it with your loved ones as much as I did…
Till next time,
Yours truly,
Aparna
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Wheat Flour Dosa!!!

Wheat Flour Dosa

You guys must have already guessed that I love dosas. There are so many varieties to try. This recipe I tried from Pratibha’s blog is really yummy. I am writing the recipe here but if you want to go to the source you are more than welcome to.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Wheat flour
1/4 cup Rice flour
2 tbsp fine chiroti Rava(or regular rava)
1 1/2 cups Water(see notes)
1/2 tsp Green chili paste
2 tbsp chopped Coriander leaves
1 tsp Cumin seeds
Salt to taste
Oil,to roast dosas

 

Method:
  • Mix wheat flour with rava,rice flour and add 1 1/2 cups of water to it and mix until no lumps are formed.
  • The batter should be thin enough to pour it over the pan,it should not have spreading consistency.Keep this aside for 5-10 mins.
  • Pour a ladle full of dosa batter from the outward base of the hot tawa in a circular motion to the center,fill the major gaps in between.But do not try to fill all the small gaps,those gaps helps in making the dosa more crispier.This is a very important step in making these kind of oats dosa.The crispyness depends on the way you pour the batter on the tava and the flame you manage while cooking the dosa.
  • Pour 1 tbsp oil approx over it and cover it with a lid.(No need to add more oil if using Non stick pan).
  • Let it initially cook on medium flame for 1-2 mins and remove the lid and increase the flame later and cook for another 2 mins until you see brown/red patches.(No need to turn the dosa).But do not try to remove the dosa in between while it is roasting.We should remove it only when you are sure that the dosa is perfectly roasted.
  • Remove it from the pan and serve it directly and do not drop them in hot boxes.It should be served on to the plate immediately to enjoy the flavor and crispiness of the dosa.
  • Reduce the flame for one minute and start prepare the next dosa.Do not pour the batter on high flame.Always stir the batter before preparing the next dosas.
  • I served it with peanut chutney and it was very delicious. Try it for yourself and see.
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