2 awards on the same day??!!! Oh, my goodness! I am so touched and flattered at the same time. My blog is still a baby... All of barely 3 months old and people have thought that I'm worthy of deserving awards already? I'm speechless.
This "Nice matters Award" was presented to me by dear Uma of the Essence of Andhra blog. Thank you so much, Uma! I am so flattered that you would think of me to pass this award to! I'd like to pass this on to each and every one of the bloggers (established and new) out there as well as the readers of our blogs. You guys rock!
This next award was presented to me by our very own Cham of Spice-Club who says that I give usual recipes a twist. Thanks so much for choosing me, Cham. It means so much! There are so many bloggers that I'd like to pass this on to, but I'm told I have to choose only 5. So, here goes:
Mansi of Fun and Food for her mouthwatering recipes, fun and funky style. This girl knows how to have fun and make you have fun with her!
Pravs of Simply Spicy. Her gorgeous pics would tempt a vegetarian to want to eat non-veg! I get the urge to try all of her recipes as soon as I read them. I can't thank you enough for all of your encouragement in the first posts, Pravs. You were the first person to comment!
Shn of Mishmash. Her stories draw me in to them and her photos... Words cannot describe them! Lots of wonderful Kerala recipes here.
Sig of Live to Eat. Her dedication and the effort in each of the posts she's published is apparent on reading them. Recipes from every corner of the globe with drinks to match!
Maheshwari of Beyond the Usual. The title of her blog speaks volumes about its content. I was a regular visitor to her blog from before I started mine. Awesome recipes, Mahesh!
Plus, all of the other wonderful bloggers out there that I wasn't able to mention. You are my inspiration every day! I love visiting each and every one of your blogs to see the latest surprises you've got in store for me!
To celebrate, I'm offering you all some cinnamon quick bread! This is from my Pillsbury complete book of baking cookbook. It's fast, easy, and tastes awesome with my minor adaptations which I'm including here! :)
All purpose flour - 1 cup
Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Baking powder - 4 tsp
Cinnamon powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Raisins - 1/2 cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Buttermilk - 1 cup
Oil - 1/3 cup
Vanilla - 2 tsp
Eggs - 2
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Cinnamon powder - 1 tsp
Butter, softened - 2 tsp
1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour bottom only of 9x5 or 8x4 loaf pan.
2. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients (except streusel ingredients and raisins) and beat for 3 minutes on medium speed.
3. Toss raisins with a tbsp of all purpose flour and fold into batter. Pour batter into prepared pan.
4. Combine streusel ingredients on a small bowl until crumbly. Sprinkle over the batter and swirl with a knife or fork so that the batter and streusel are marbled.
5. Bake at 350 F for 45-55 minutes until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely on a rack.
Can be wrapped tightly and stored in the fridge.
A slice for you:
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!