Eggless Honey Walnut Cookies

It was last Saturday. I had absolutely no plans of baking or trying out something new. I just wanted to sit back and enjoy a lazy weekend. But just as I randomly glancing through my blog, I noticed some of my favorite blogs in the blogroll. One click after another I found myself carried away by the cookie recipes on Baking Bites. And that’s where I found this recipe. It required just a handful of ingredients and luckily I had them all. I wasted no time, rushed to the kitchen and within just minutes my cookies were ready 🙂

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (pref. light)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 180C and line the oven tray with butter paper greased with butter. 
  • In a bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients – all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
  • In an another bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients – the oil, honey and vanilla essence.
  • Mix the dry ingredients with the wet using your hand until well combined.
  • Add the walnuts and see to it it is well distributed in the cookie dough.
  • Make 12 round balls and flatten it a little. Place it on the baking tray and bake for not more than 15 minutes until the cookies turn golden brown. 
  • Cool cookies on a cooling rack for an hour.
Note – The cookies may not appear fully done when you take it out of the oven. It will appear a little soft. But once it cools down it will harden!

Eggless Chocolate Cake

One of DH’s friend who is a vegetarian has been requesting me to try out an eggless cake recipe for a long time. But somehow, being a complete non-vegetarian, I wasn’t too sure how an eggless cake would turn out. It happened that one fine evening, I was so bored and there were no eggs left in the fridge that I had no choice but to try out an eggless cake. To my pleasant surprise it turned out softer and tastier than the usual cakes we bake with eggs! Thanks to Joy of Baking 🙂

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour (Maida)
  • 1 1/3 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cooking soda
  • 1/4 salt
  • 1/3 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp lemon juice or vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
Method
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C
  • Prepare the baking pan by greasing it with a small amount of butter and dusting maida over it
  • Melt the butter in a microwave. Then combine it with water, lemon juice/vinegar and vanilla essence using a fork
  • In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients – maida, granulated sugar, baking powder, cooking soda, salt and cocoa powder until well combined
  • Fold the dry and wet ingredients together using a flat wooden spoon
  • Pour the prepared batter in the baking pan and bake for 30 mins at 180C
  • Check whether the cake is fully baked by inserting a toothpick. The cake is baked if the toothpick comes out clean
  • Cool the cake for atleast an hour before you turn it over!