Every now and then you are reminded of why the classics are what they are . Victoria Sponge Cake is one of those recipes . So named
The undisputed capital of Indian street food is Mumbai . It is not that the other regions do not have their own varieties , but Mumbai managed
Here is a sweet and tangy jelly with a hint of spicy beat. Ripe red peppers give the jelly its beautiful red color and a little pectin reduces the cooking time greatly . Use it to spread on toast or to on roast chicken or pork.
Here is a basic sourdough bread made using the 100% hydration starter. This is a simple recipe involving only 4 ingredients – flour , water , salt and the yeast (starter). This recipe adapts well to additions and can be made into a loaf , rolls , boule or any shape you wish .
Bright read strawberries are just so beautiful . Sweet succulent and with a touch of tartness these are perfect for an in-between snack . I don’t usually cook strawberries
Dilkhush or Dilpasanad are these plain looking buns from South India. But don’t be fooled, when you bite into these there is an explosion of sweet coconut and dry fruits .. a perfect evening snack !
Chicken tikka masala is a popular dish in Indian restaurants. This is lighter version of the restaurant fare – boneless chicken in a creamy gravy of tomato and spices.
Hot cross buns – this British classic is treat around Easter. Whether you believe the stories or not these are perfect with a cup of coffee / tea . These soft buns are flavored with spices like cinnamon , cardamom and nutmeg and filled with dried fruit. Whether you make them with a cross or not these are absolutely delicious to have!
The other day I blogged about our favorite Tandoori chicken . When I am making this I usually make a few extra pieces . This lightly spiced chicken
This here is my basic whole wheat pizza dough. This recipe is beginner friendly and makes good pizza crust with a variety of whole wheat flours, be it fine ground white whole wheat flour or more coarse ground flour.
Palmiers are classic fresh cookies made with puff pastry. These Valentine palmiers are filled with raspberry or strawberry jam and formed into a lovely heart shape. The puff pastry part has a lovely crunch and the berry jam complements the pastry with sweet and tart flavors.
Everybody likes a good burger . It is convenient , tasty and come in myriad versions . The classic burger buns are lightly sweet , soft and tender while
This is a healthy and delicious cake . Carrots and beets give it its wonderful color and keeps it moist. Use part whole wheat flour for added nutritional value. The spices blend beautifully with the sweetness of the vegetables.
I love buttermilk . Here is this wonderful ingredient that enhances the flavor and texture of your baked goods without adding copious amount of fat . It
These are melt in the mouth cookies rolled in confectioner’s sugar the resemble snow balls . These are known by different names , but always have crushed nuts in the cookie and rolled in sugar.
Bright red cranberries , fresh orange juice and crunchy nuts make this quick bread a treat. Warm or cooled these are a treat. Make the night before and serve in the morning for breakfast for a more mellow, mature flavor. Bake mini loaves and share the love …
A rustic no knead loaf studded with walnuts and cranberries. Being a no knead bread it very little effort to make. Mix and set the dough aside for the gluten to develop slowly. The flavors are perfect for fall and the method allows you to schedule baking according to your convenience.
Hokkaido Milk bread or Japanese milk bread is one of the softest and freshest tasting milk bread ever. This has a very nice oven spring and the bread is very spongy and tastes incredible even when toasted plain . It uses the tangzhong method to enhance the bread’s softness and keeping qualities.
Flan or caramel custard is an elegant desert that is fit for company or to be indulged in all by oneself. A good flan is hard to resist – silky smooth and sweet with a caramel crown. This is the grandmother of
Tangzhong is a cooked gelatinous mixture of liquid and flour. It is used to replace a portion of the flour in the traditional bread recipes. Tangzhong makes the bread softer and stay fresh longer.
We walked into a gaping hole in the mountain trying not to think about the pillars holding up the weight on top of us . This is Badami –
What do you do when a bowl full of oranges is sitting on the counter ?? Juice them perhaps . There are tonnes of ways to
The western coast of India has a lot of beautiful beaches. Here you find soft fine sand, clear warm waters and plenty of sea food, provided you like the spicy
Gandikota is a remote village in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Among those bitten with the travel bug it is known as the “Grand Canyon of India”. Though much smaller
Wow I can not believe that it is 5 years back that I spent a day at Fort Kochi ! To be fair we did spent a night on