Birthday Recipes

Every birthday celebrates the successful completion of one more year of our life and brings with it the anticipation of bigger and better things to come. To mark the occassion, we indulge in joyful celebrations replete with fun, frolic, gifts, drinks, parties, and of course, food. No Birthday celebration can be complete without a whole lotta yummy dishes to savor. And so, here we bring to you a handful (or rather, mouthful) of recipes for Birthdays. Scroll down, read and try these out at home. Ask your loved ones to make these on your birthday and treat your loved ones with these on theirs. If you like our mouthwatering Birthday recipes, please click here and refer it to your friends and dear ones. Enjoy! recipes by clicking here.
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Chocolate Marshmallow Cake Recipe | Icing | Birthday Pasta Recipe | Chocolate Brownie Muffins| Sausage Puff Pastry:
Check out these lip-smacking recipes for birthday celebrations :
 
Chocolate Marshmallow Cake Recipe

Ingredients :
1) Butter - 6 ounces (3/4 cup, 1 1/2 sticks).
2) Sugar - 1 1/2 cups.
3) Cocoa - 3 tbsp, unsweetened.
4) Eggs - 3.
5) Flour - 1 1/2 cups, self-rising.
6) Pecans - 1 1/2 cups, chopped.
7) Vanilla extract - 1 tsp.
8) Marshmallows - 6 ounces(or about 3 cups), miniature.
9) Icing (recipe given below)

Instructions:
1) In a medium sized bowl, mix butter and sugar. Whip until light and fluffy. Add in cocoa and beat.
2) Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour, nuts and vanilla; mix well.
3) Next, grab a baking pan (dimensions: 9x13x2-inch). Grease with butter and sprinkle flour all over the surface. Pour the batter into it and bake over oven at 325° for 40 mins.
4) Take out from oven. Sprinkle miniature marshmallows atop the hot cake and let melt. Then frost with icing while still warm. There you have your Chocolate Marshmallow Cake.          Top

Icing

Ingredients:
1) Butter - 1/4 cup.
2) Confectioners sugar - 1 lb (or about 3 1/2 cups, unsifted)
3) Cocoa - 1/4 cup, unsweetened.
4) Vanilla - 1 tsp.
5) Milk - 1 cup.
Instructions :
1) In a medium sized bowl, combine all ingredients together, adding milk until it reaches the desired spreading consistency. Your icing is ready.

2) Spread the icing on warm chocolate marshmallow cake. Cool cake thoroughly before serving..       Top


Birthday Pasta Recipe
 

Ingredients :

1) Spaghetti - 1 pack (400 g).
2) Tuna - 2 cans (180 g), hot & spicy.
3) Garlic - 1/2 cup, minced.
4) Olive oil - 3 tbsp.
5) Butter - 2-3 tbsp.
6) Basil leaves, salt, pepper and sauce. 

Instructions :

1) In a pot, cook spaghetti according to package direction. Drain and keep aside.
2) Heat oil and butter over a frying pan for 2 mins. Add garlic and saute for 3 more mins.
3) Add tuna. Stir and cook for another 3 mins.
4) Add salt and pepper to taste. Then pour sauce over the pasta. Sprinkle generously over it the basil leaves and mix well. Serve.


Yield - 4 servings.
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Chocolate Brownie Muffins
 
Ingredients :

1) Dark Muscovado Sugar - 50g .
2) Chocolate - 110g plain, melted.
3) Flour - 225g, self-raising.
4) Baking Powder - 1 1/2 tsp.
5) Milk - 225 ml.
6) Sunflower Oil - 4 tbsp.
7) Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp.
8) Egg - 1 large, beaten lightly.
 
Instructions :

1) In a large bowl, add all the ingredients together and stir well until just combined.
2) Spoon into paper muffin cases and bake for 15-20 mins.
3) Turn on the temperature to 220°C/425°F until the batter rises well and turns firm. Cool on a wire rack. Serve.
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Sausage Puff Pastry:

Ingredients :

1) Puff Pastry - 1 box, room temperature (Use both sheets)
2) Eggs - 2, lightly beaten.
3) Sausage - 1 1/2 lb
4) Onion - 1, finely chopped.
5) Garlic - 1 clove, crushed.
6) Breadcrumbs - 1 cup, fresh.
7) Parsley - 3 tbsp., chopped fresh.
8) Thyme - 3 tbsp., chopped fresh.
9) Grounded sage, nutmeg, black pepper and cloves ( 1/2 tsp. of each).

Instructions :
1) Preheat oven to 400 F degrees. Lightly grease two cooking sheets.

2) Cut out puff pastry sheets of about 14"x14" dimensions and spread. Lightly moist them with some of the beaten egg. Then roll them into cylindrical shapes.

3) In a large bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients with the remaining half of the egg. Divide the batter
into two portions. Lay out the puff pastry on the cylindrical cookie sheets. With a pipe or spoon, drain the filling down the center of each pastry piece. Sweep the edges with some of the egg. Fold the pastry over the filling, overlapping the edges and placing the join underneath. Beat the other egg and use it to brush the pastry rolls. Then cut into small pieces and spread apart on baking sheet.

4) Cut a small slash on top of each roll. Bake for 15 - 20 mins. Turn down the oven temperature to 350°F and cook for 15 more mins, or until your pastry turns puffed and golden. Let cool slightly and relish.


Yield: 40 servings.                              Top

 
 


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