The Valentine’s indulgence is now over and I am back to my normal routine. Valentine’s Day was the perfect occasion to shop and eat out, and obviously, on such a special day, your partner can’t say “no” as you proceed to fill up your shopping bag with a few sweet things which you fancied for quite some time. Well, as for me, I admit that I am a hearty shopper. Although one of my new year’s resolutions is to spend less, this wasn’t actually happening, till I realised something recently.
To be able to save more by living a more frugal life is actually thrilling me now! This doesn’t mean that I will not buy things I desire, but I have now learnt the knack of buying smart and saving money at the same time. In short, I have discovered a great website, which has opened my eyes and has given a new dimension to my shopping experience. This is Cupo Nation, which helped me to smoothly stretch my family budget! Now, I shop for a majority of my groceries from Cupo Nation and using the coupons in this website, I have actually been able to save a lot. Cupo Nation offers a variety of home- and kitchen-related discount coupons for a number of leading online retailers in India, such as futurebazaar.com, ekstop, etc. For example, the all-purpose flour in this recipe post has been bought by using Cupo Nation coupons for futurebazaar.com recently, along with the other items from my monthly grocery list, and I got a discount of flat 25% on my bill!
Mini Cheese Crescent Rolls[As in any yeast recipe, it is important to check the temperatures of water and milk. If the liquids are hotter, yeast will not make the dough rise properly.]
Sugar: 1.5 tbsp
Active dry yeast: 2.5 tsp
Warm water (at 100⁰F): ¼ cup
Warm milk (at 100⁰F): 1/3 cup
Salt: ¼ tsp
Softened butter at room temperature: ½ cup
Grated ricotta cheese or sharp cheddar cheese: ¼ cup
Extra butter (molten) for brushing
Method:Mix the yeast, sugar, water and milk. Let this mixture stand at room temperature for 15 min, until foamy.
|Yeast mixture after 15 minutes.|
In a big bowl, add the flour, salt and the butter. Crumble the whole mixture and add the yeast mixture to this.
|All the ingredients (except cheese) just put together.|
|After 5 min of kneading.|
|After 30 min.|
|Re-kneading after punching the dough.|
After 30 min, take out the dough. Punch the air off and divide the dough into three equal parts. Dust some flour on a rolling surface and roll each of the balls into not-too-thin circles. Cut each of the circles into eight triangles.
Preheat the oven to 200⁰C for 10 min.
Brush the rolls with molten butter before you put them inside the oven. Bake the crescent rolls for about 20 min, or until the top becomes golden brown.Cool on wire rack until the rolls come at room temperature.