March 9, 2020

Recipes for Festivals

Festivals generate soulfulness in our existence. They give us obvious reasons to be in the company of the ones we love the most. We eagerly anticipate the joyous times, when we get time to chill, sit in that balcony, hang around on that staircase, play those card games with those cousins/friends. The group gets bigger and better ever festive season and those senseless, extreme, leg-puling jokes which have been circulating over the years and never seem to fade off their […]
March 4, 2020

Authentic Thandai Masala Recipe

Thandai is a milk-based, well-balanced, refreshing summer beverage that is believed to treat ailments related to excessive body heat. It is also a summer drink as it is an instant energizer in the scorching summer heat. This drink is very flavourful and healthy. In fact, most of its ingredients are nutritious. It has a base of nuts and seeds that act as a nerve tonic. The herbs, spices and flowers used are all reportedly cooling and hydrating.   The most important […]
March 3, 2020

Thandai Mawa Muffins

Mumbaikars have nostalgia for Irani bakery mawa cakes. Centuries-old venerable relation with mawa cakes has sustained and will never retire. The soft, buttery, cardamom-infused teacakes in silver foil trays, sometimes wrapped in wax papers are heartwarming. A staple in Irani cafes and bakeries has created an eternal harmony with our taste buds.  Mawa cake has a strong presence of Indian flavours. Cardamom being one of the prominent biffs in a mawa cake, it opens more room to play around using […]
February 20, 2020

Eggless Cream Cheese Cake

The thoughts are in a quarrel in my mind, concerning the name of this recipe. Eggless cream cheese pound cake, won’t be an appropriate name, because traditionally a pound cake had a pound of each of four ingredients — flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. Pound cake, originated in Europe in the first half of the 18th century, initially weighed four pounds. We have preserved the original, simple-to-remember-ratio of this recipe and yet we have driven it to a contemporary time bringing-in a […]
February 17, 2020

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

This cake recipe is evergreen and has always been very rewarding for me. I have baked this cream cheese pound cake many times before and have received various heartwarming compliments. For the last month’s Bakers Club India potluck, I had made the same cake.    The cake is beautiful to look at and turns out to be incredibly delicious. This is one of my favourite recipes. Very easy, and quick to make, with an amazing outcome. As the cake comes […]
February 14, 2020

Coffee Mousse with Almond Soil

This is my version of a quick coffee mousse. Where no eggs or gelatine are required. Call it, cheats mousse which turns out pretty good when you are time-constrained. A fast track coffee mousse which is made using an abundance of chocolate with coffee and whipped cream. It is praiseworthy by all means because it is so speedy, hustle free desserts and can look enticing, as well as deliciously sophisticated.  You will need very little ingredients, together they will make […]
February 10, 2020

Flourless Chocolate Cake

The time when you are going through that span of fairy-tale romance, Valentines Day seems much supreme. The special gesture nurtures a relationship. We all love to get pampered from our loved ones. Some of us go beyond limits to express love and some of us gratify with a mighty flower.  I bake a cake for my valentine every year. Though, It is no more a fairy tale romance for us, but we still manage something on the day. He like […]
February 5, 2020

All About Yeast

Whether you’re a beginner baker or pro, it’s important to understand how yeast works. The Yeast that we use for baking bread. Today this post is all about yeast.  So I have friends, who are so keen to emerge into baking bread at home, but due to several failed attempts, the heart sinks a bit and somehow, it stops you from going further.      I feel it is very important to understand the whole framework of technique, procedure and […]
February 4, 2020

Pizza Buns

These Pizza buns are a doorway to happiness. When you succeed in baking these sensational pizza buns at home, the whole family goes whoopee gaga about you. My kids and Pranav thoroughly enjoyed these buns last night for dinner. I had happy souls, who watched t.v. and ate pizza buns and icecream for dinner. You too can make these in your home kitchen. I am sharing the recipe and few do’s and don’ts of baking these buns in a home […]