24 Feb 2011

Banbury Cakes

Banbury cakes are not really cakes but they are something like the vegetable/egg puffs that we get an Indian bakery, except that it has a sweet filling. It is very easy to make and tastes very very nice. This is usually eaten as a snack, either hot or cold....


All u need is puff pastry and a few other ingredients to make this delicious treats...

For the original recipe - please visit this link: Banbury Cakes

I used around 375gms of ready rolled pastry and reduced the amount of raisins and butter as mentioned in the original recipe. I didn't have any orange peel, so I used candied mixed peel [orange and lemon peel mixed].


Ready rolled pastry: 375gms
Butter: 30 gms.
Raisins: 70 gms
Cinnamon powder: 1/4 tsp.
Nutmeg powder: 1/4 tsp.
Honey: 1 tbsp.
Candied mixed peel: 1 tbsp.


For glaze:
Egg white: 1.
Caster sugar: 2 tsp.

1.Preheat the oven to 180 degrees/160 degrees fan/ Gas Mark 4.
2.Dust with flour and roll the pastry to the thickness of one rupee coin.
3.Soften the butter. Mix the raisins, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder, honey and candied mixed peel with the butter.


4.Cut out circles around 10 cms in diameter.
5.Place a teaspoon of the filling in the centre of the cut out circle.
6.Close the edges of the puff. Place the puffs upside down and roll them lightly to flatten them  as shown in the photograph.


7.Brush with egg white and sprinkle with sugar
8.Place the puffs slightly apart and place in the oven for 25-30 minutes in the middle rack.
9.Cook until crispy and golden brown.
10.Transfer onto a wire rack and cool slightly.


Serve either warm or cold.

Sending this to A.W.E.D-British, an event by DK, guest hosted by me.



Enjoy....

Scribbled by Reva.

49 comments:

Umm Mymoonah said...

Looks very delicious, the filling looks too tempting. Great pictures.

Paaka Shaale said...

Ohhh the cakes look so heavenly reva. Wonderful clicks :)

The Foodie said...

Puffs are looking so wonderful..lovely pictures too.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Crispy and yummy snack!

http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Wow puffs look so yummy...awesome clicks !!!!

Catherine said...

These cakes look light and delicious...I know I would love them..Blessings, Catherine

savitha ramesh said...

its absolutely gorgeous and wonderful dessert

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

They luks so delicious...very tempting clicks.

Shanavi said...

Reva, Awesome recipe, very simple and really a super duper recipe..will try this for sure.. awesome clicks 4m u again

divya said...

ohhh...droooooling here...perfect n tempting..wonderful clicks dear..

Vidhya said...

Cakes looks so yum.They remind me of sweet parathas thats what they were called in some bakeries in Bangalore.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Rewa your clicks are so inviting. Can you pass me a few/ ;-)

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Saras said...

Revathi, I cant resist my temptation, Your clicks kills me, I want to taste those soft cakes..........

Sangeetha Nambi said...

eppadi madam ippadilan :) Nice......

Radhika said...

Beautiful clicks and an awesome puff.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Aww sounds and looks yummy

Priya's Feast said...

Nice snack which i never tried...Luc the click on standing cakes

Mélange said...

Look so pretty Reva.superb presentation as usual !!

Reshmi said...

yummy and mouth-watering cakes...!!

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

Beautiful clicks dear.. mouthwatering pictures :)

Vimitha Anand said...

They look yummy, crispy and tempty Reva ;)

Rani acharyulu said...

superb Sweet puffs.Looks nice and yummy.

Rekha shoban said...

perfect, cripsy and yummy cake....nice click!

Priya said...

Banburry cakes looks absolutely marvellous, yummy!..

Btw i have send few more entries for AWED, hope u got them..

Hasna said...

wow...wat a click...luv ur place dr....

here's an award waiting for u

http://hasnasdelights.blogspot.com/2011/02/rasgulla-blackforest-cake-one-lovely.html

Plateful said...

Honestly, loving your pictures Reva- keep them coming!

sukanya said...

another awesome post from you loved the recipe and pics.

Kurinji said...

So inviting cake and awesome clicks...

kurinjikathambam

Malar Gandhi said...

Never heard about it, looks and sounds so tempting, incredible preparation...just love it:)






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hey Reva,

Gorgeous cake dear...:)Lovely clicks..Love the filling as well..

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

Ramya said...

As always awesome clicks..
Banbury sounded a bit alien , once u revealed the recipie..its the our familiar sweet puff:-)Love it..

Anita said...

nice innovative pastries.

Gulmohar said...

Love anything with puff pastries :-) and this is no exception

Malli said...

Phenomenal photos and awesome looking cakes/pastries. Good job Reva dear:)

Torviewtoronto said...

this looks wonderfully delicious yummy filling

Padma said...

Banbury cakes look very tempting. Nice filling and lovely clicks. Thanks Reva for dropping by and leaving your comments. Happy to follow you.

Padma
( http://padmasrecipes.blogspot.com )

foodiecorner said...

Interesting recipe and beautiful snaps Reva!!!Really tempting...

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious sweet..thank u for visiting my space..u too have a wonderful blog

vidhas said...

yummy, great clicks.

Meaghan Luby said...

these look awesome! i may tweak the filling but, these look like no matter what a gal did, they would rock!
-meg
@ http://www.clutzycooking.blogspot.com

Pravs said...

i am so craving for a sweet bite. This looks perfect :)

ila said...

Lovely puffs :) Inviting to eat :)

A little bit of everything said...

OMG, I LOVE them. they are so tempting and i have the feeling they are also addictive. thanks for sharing, have a wonderful Sunday

An Open Book said...

hmm interesting..have 2 give them a go sometime

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Its really nice recipe,very very tempting and totally new to me!

Krishnaveni said...

wow, looks so cute and delicious

apsara-illam said...

hi reva..,how are you?
very nice reciepe. paarkkum poothee sappidanum pola ullathu.
yummy yummy....

apsara.

Sarah Naveen said...

Beautiful pictures..looks so yummy!!

radha said...

Looks absolutely delicious.

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