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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Vanilla Bars (Vanilla cake with a Twist,vanilla wafers,ricotta cheese &)

A strange recipe name,Isn't it ??I too wondered for a while to name the recipe but then this is the only name that striked me appropriate to it.This recipe was a real experimentation and am happy that it came out well;no references,no clues.I had 2 packets of vanilla wafers with me and kids had rejected them at the very sight.I planned to be their tricky mother and incorporated this into the bars..Poor kids !! just believed that there was an interesting item in front of them with a new name and a new recipe, of course:-))

 
Note the thin layer of vanilla wafer and cheese

Kids grabbed each bit of it and demanded for more.Its very easy to play tricks with them and I was happy not only to feed them  but also that it came out very well to share with all ..



 Ingredients
Vanilla wafers 6 oz(170g)
ricotta cheese 7.5oz(200g)
all purpose flour - 1cup
sugar -1 cup
eggs- 2
butter -1 stick(1/2 cup) 125g
baking powder 1 tsp
vanilla extract 1 tsp
salt a pinch




  Method
  • Pre heat oven to 375degrees F and line a tray with parchment paper .
  • Crush the vanilla wafers and mix the ricotta cheese into it and make a crumpled dough.Flatten it into a baking tray .Use the offset spatula or a flat spoon to make the layer even and flat.
  • Bake it in the oven for 15minutes.
  • In the meantime ,You can either use half of a vanilla cake mix OR you can do it from scratch as I did.
  • Sift the flour,mix the baking powder and salt.Blend the eggs,add in the melted butter,vanilla essence and sugar.
  • Fold in the flour and make a cake batter.
  • After 15 minutes,reduce temperature to 350 degrees F and remove the tray ,pour the cake batter on top and bake again for 30 - 35 minutes.
  • Cool on wire rack once bar is done.Cut into desired shapes and sizes.
Notes
* The bars were slightly thicker ,so you can reduce the cake batter mix ratio for a thinner bar.




Sending this to Food contest of the month - Christmas event hosted by  Amy @ Food Corner



Also, Sending this to Christmas Delicacy  event at my space


41 comments:

Paaka Shaale said... Best Blogger Tips

A very yummy dessert. Great combo of the wafers as well the cake :)

Paaka Shaale said... Best Blogger Tips

A very yummy dessert. Great combo of the wafers as well the cake :)

Ambreen said... Best Blogger Tips

Very innovative recipe, looks really good!

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Vanilla bars looks absolutely irresistible and quite addictive..

aipi said... Best Blogger Tips

The texture is spot on, so fluffy yet moist! Nice recipe!
USMasala

Sushma Mallya said... Best Blogger Tips

They look so beautifully baked and Yumm!

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

wow..........so inviting cake.........

Deeksha said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome bars. Hats off to you tricky mom :)

sangee vijay said... Best Blogger Tips

Fantastic creation...looks absolutely delicious...great job dear..thanx for sharing!!

Sumee said... Best Blogger Tips

innovative one. :o)

Roshu said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks soo soft and yummy!!!!

Sensible Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Super delicious one, cake with a crust.

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

very innovative Julie, its difficult to trick kids and present in new forms..good job..

Mrs K said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie,what a fantastic way to trick your kids into something so delectable as these.You are a genius!!!

Vidhya said... Best Blogger Tips

Cake is so soft and the texture is perfect.

Uma said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG, am tempting here. Your cake is so moist and tasty. love it.

RK said... Best Blogger Tips

superb! love the idea of wafers and cake!
I love your pics!

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Kavi | Edible Entertainment
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Shema George said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks absolutely delicious, moist and soft!! my mouth is watering as i write this !
Shema George LifeScoops

Gayathri NG said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy and soft cake i loved it...

Ann said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow - I bet the ricotta makes that cake SO moist and it looks amazing! Such a beautiful texture....

Now Serving said... Best Blogger Tips

those look absolutely delicious, Julie - love one with some hot tea :)

Neetz said... Best Blogger Tips

super duper cake!!!

i have send 2 recipes to ur event and details to ur mail :).. do let me know once you have recieved it

Pushpa said... Best Blogger Tips

Cake looks moist and fluffy,great use of wafers.

PrathibhaSreejith said... Best Blogger Tips

oh mine, lovely bars. Really tempting , kudos to your clever idea of using the wafers to make the crust..

Mahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Bars look delicious! Nice way to cheat the kids! haahaa!

Shanavi said... Best Blogger Tips

I would literally pick one if am there..Delicious bar.. Glad to follow u as well Julie

Sutapa said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy bar....the last pic is drool worthy!

Uma said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so tempting and delicious. Nice dish.
Uma@Trendy Relish

Rita said... Best Blogger Tips

I am a vanilla lover; right up my alley.
Rita

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said... Best Blogger Tips

Look very yummy dessert!

Kaveri said... Best Blogger Tips

I guess that was a successful experiment...Very innovative...looks good

Amina Khaleel said... Best Blogger Tips

wow... the cake looks so soft and delicious.. kudos for turning wafers to something so fabulous..

Sreevalli said... Best Blogger Tips

Cake looks soft & moist.. Delicious..

Panchamrutham said... Best Blogger Tips

interesting recipe....Kids will love for sure

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Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips

what an intelligent mom u r :) Those vanilla bars are making me drool... would love to have a bite!

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

So tempting and nicely presented!

Leena said... Best Blogger Tips

Cake is looking very soft n spongy..with a wafers and riccota cheese twist yumm....

Kurryleaves said... Best Blogger Tips

interesting recipe...cake looks perfect and spongy!!

Uma's Culinary World said... Best Blogger Tips

loved the idea of using vafers in a cake.. awesome!

julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanx all ..
Erivum Puliyum

Ongoing Event -Christmas Delicacy (15 Nov-31 Dec 2011)

Anisha said... Best Blogger Tips

Tricking your kids lead you to create something unique... Isn't that great!