Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Avocado Milk Shake/ Vietnamese Sinh To Bo

I like milkshakes over ice creams.I always preferred a thick soothing milkshake to a chilled ice cream dessert.This milk shake recipe is the Vietnamese version of an Avocado milk shake.While skyping I heard reviews of the milkshake from my aunt and cousin in the US,but never got a chance to taste it.

So when I found some avocados after coming back here to Cochin I wasted no time to buy  some ripe ones .The next day I finally made The Sinh To Bo.The recipe is quite simple with no cooking involved.If topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream it’s a 10 on 10.

Avocado is a tree native to Central Mexico and is also called butter fruit.They are rich in vitamins and potassium.It’s also  a sure suggestion for lowering cholesterol levels.What more do you want from a glass of thick Avocado Milkshake?  You will love this green beauty .Just like me

Medium sized ripe Avocado-1
Condensed Milk-1/3 cup
Vanilla Ice cream/Whip cream-2 scoops
Milk-1/4 to ½ cup
Ice cubes-8
Scoop the Avocado flesh .Add it to condensed milk,whip cream,ice cubes.Blend in mixer pouring milk little by little.
Serve with a dollop of vanilla ice cream .
I did not add the ice cubes. You may add it only if you require.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Canistel/Egg fruit Loaf Cake-Celebrating A Year Of blogging..

I searched the internet for a recipe to make with the egg fruits I had bought the other day.Remember my fruit shopping spree the otherday? The egg fruits I had got were sufficiently ripe now and I was eager to make something new with them.

As always the internet landed me in a variety of cooking options…that it put me in a dilemma should I make egg fruit soup or Egg fruit shake? Finally I decided to make the egg fruit loaf cake.

So this was going to be my first post on Cakes.Now istn ’t that a good start?

Egg fruit is a sub tropical fruit and they originate from Peru.It is closely related to canistels and is similar looking to a hard boiled egg yolk,hence the name.It is a nutritious fruit rich in Carotene and VitaminB.

My loaf cake came out just fine -soft and munchy. The flavour  and  brown colour that the egg fruits lend to it was too good. The taste of egg fruit in the cake was complimented by  ground and powdered  cinnamon and cloves  I had sprinkled into the cake batter.

So  I proudly served some egg fruit cakes  for tea today. I just loved the cake. Every bite of it…


All pourpose flour-2 cups
Baking soda-1/2 tsp
Salt-1/4 tsp
Cardamom-1 inch long stick
Butter-1/2 cup
Sugar-1 cup
Milk-1 cup
Vanilla essence-1/2 tsp
Canistel/egg fruit-boiled and mashed into fine paste-1 cup


Peel the canistel.Pressure cook the canistel .Grind to fine paste
In a bowl combine flour,salt,baking soda.Dry grind the spices (cloves and cinnamon)and add.
Powder the sugar.Beat the butter with sugar.
Add eggs and beat well.
Add milk and canistel paste and beat till all the ingredients are mixed well.
Fold in flour mixture.Transfer to greased loaf pan.
Preheat Oven to 180 C and bake for 30-35 minutes. 
Cool on wire rack and serve.