Sep 27, 2012

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken stew baked with a biscuit crust and served with salad.  

Total Time....55 min (Prep - 10 min, Cook- 45 min)
Yield..............4 to 5 servings

Ingredients for the stew
  • 1 Chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup sliced Onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced Potato
  • 1/4 cup sliced Carrot
  • 1/4 cup Green peas
  • 1/4 cup Celery
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 cup Chicken broth
  • 3/4 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tbsp All purpose flour (Maida)
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • Salt as required
  • Oil as required
Ingredients for the biscuit crust
  • 1 1/4 cup All purpose flour (Maida)
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Oil 
  • Egg white 
  1. Preheat oven at 375 degrees C. 
  2. Take a shallow pan. Add water, potato, carrot, onion and cook with a closed lid. 
  3. Season chicken with oil, salt & back pepper. Bake for 25 to 30 min.
  4. Take another shallow pan, add butter, flour & milk mixture, pepper and salt. Stir well until thick.
  5. Take out the cooked chicken and preheat oven at 450 degrees F. 
  6. Add the cooked vegetables, pulled chicken, bay leaf, celery, green peas, amd chicken broth.
  7. Cook in a low flame till you obtain a thick gravy & till everything mix well.
  8. Then take a food processor & put all the ingredients for the biscuit crust and blend till you obtain a soft dough.
  9. Make small balls and then flatten in round shapes(1 inch thick) to fit inside the ramekins. Leave little space when arranging so that there is space for the dough to rise.
  10. Take ramekins and pour the vegetable stew. Place the round dough on top and brush with egg white
  11. Bake for 10 to 15 min. Serve hot with salad!

Sep 16, 2012


I still can't believe that 1 year is over after I started blogging (Sep 15, 2011)! It was a thrilling experience to be in the Bloggers World :) I want to thank my family and friends for all the encouragement they have given me. I am really grateful to all my 223 blogger friends for their immense support through their lovely comments, awards and event participation!! Hubby was the one who gave me the confidence to start my own blog & criticized my cooking experiments :) My brother, sister & best friend were the ones who criticized in my food photographs, giving me the best suggestions and support to move forward with more perfection. And last but not the least I thank all my 926 Facebook fans for their support too :) Thanks a million to each and every one of you and I'm hoping that you all will keep on encouraging me :) Given below are some of the major happenings:
As part of my Blogoversary celebration, I made a special cupcake that I got inspired to make when I once had from ''Cupcake Royal'' :) It was so so YUM!! Eventhough I couldn't beat them, I've tried to make something similar ;) Hope you all will love this!!

Total Time....1 hr (Prep - 10 min, Cook- 35 min, Inactive-15 min)
Yield..............5 to 6 cupcakes

Ingredients for the Chocolate Cupcake
  • 1 3/4 cup All purpose flour(Maida)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Cocoa powder
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • 2 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  1. Preheat oven at degrees 350 degrees F(175 degrees C).
  2. Sieve flour, baking powder and baking soda together.
  3. Take a large bowl and mix butter and sugar thoroughly. Then add eggs and whisk.
  4. Make a solution of cocoa powder and milk. Mix in this solution and flour alternatively.
  5. Add vanilla essence, oil and salt. Mix everything thouroughly.
  6. Bake for 15 to 20 min.
Ingredients for the Caramel Sauce
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  1. Beat all ingredients and heat in a shallow pan & stir till it boils and become thick.
  2. Allow it to cool.
Ingredients for the Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 8 oz Cream cheese
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 cup Caramel sauce (Prepare as shown above)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups Powdered sugar
  1. Whisk butter and sugar well. Then mix in caramel sauce.
  2. Add cream cheese, vanilla and whisk thoroughly.
  3. Frost & decorate the cupcakes once they are completely cooled.


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