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 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 […]
January 1, 2020

All About Hot Chocolate

The classic Hot chocolate holds an affix with the winter. It’s a cosy and joyous concept, that we all cherish in the cold season.  When hands get a wintry numb, holding a cup of hot chocolate is a bliss.  I have a vivid memory with Hot chocolate that is very close to my heart. So it was our honeymoon and we were at the peak of Mount Titlis, with a white snowy ambience all around. After spending wondrous hours in […]
December 10, 2019

All About Caramel

A liquid gold, embracing our dessert world with its velvety, luscious clutch, have triumphed over million hearts. We love Caramel. Praline, creme brûlée, toffee, hard candy, soft chew, that runny satiny sheen drizzle of caramel sauce, there are so many variations of caramel. All have bribed our taste-buds for years with their ravishing attributes. The confectionery land is incomplete without caramel.  Caramel making has been a dominion for professional chefs. Most of us get jittery over the conversations of making […]
November 26, 2019

Eggless Chocolate Sponge Recipe

This is a solitaire from my recipe treasure trove. Eggless sponge that can be used for all kinds of frosted cakes with an assurance of top-notch results. Soft interiors and a dainty rich chocolate flavour is a real pleasure you will experience. The eggless chocolate sponge turns out very moist, spongy and fluffy with incredible zing. It’s a simple chocolate sponge that will give you the freedom to choose the frosting of your choice.  Over the years, I have experienced […]