Bread making is a very calming activity – the rhythmic kneading and punching is one of the best stress busters . I am fascinated by the way the dough changes in my hands . It seems to take a life of its own . With kids Read more
I have fond memories of trips to the local bakeries in Kerala . Bakeries were not as ubiquitous as the tea stalls , which you could find at least one in every few kilometers . All small towns had these family owned shops with glass display cases beckoning childrenRead more
Bright red is the color of the season and no wonder cranberries are in my mind again . These tart bright red berries are a treat for the eyes. Believe it or not they pack more antioxidants than blueberries. My kids are find it easy to pop a fewRead more
Apples offer a variety of desert options . Pies , crostatas , caramel apples the options are endless . Usually if we have surplus apples they end up in a pie or crostata . Warm apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is something to die forRead more
This is the softest milkiest bread I have made at home so far , something a bread baker’s dreams are made of . A perfect example of soft and airy bread made by the Tangzhong method . By no means it is a lean bread. Enriched with whole milk , egg and butter, itRead more
Flan is an elegant desert that is fit for company or to be indulged in all by oneself . There are many versions of flans around the world and the one I am going to describe here is my favorite – the Mexican Flan , also known as caramel custard . This recipe is remarkable for its simple ingredient list – eggs , sugar, milk , and pinch of nutmeg or vanilla – all things easily found in any kitchen.
I first fell in love with the the pillowy soft breads of the Asian bakeries years back . But never did I attempt to recreate them in my own kitchen. I was convinced that this kind of softness is not achievable without chemicals . Only years laterRead more
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 – located around 500 Km north of Bangalore , India’s tech Hub.
Apple crisp or apple crumble is a delectable desert with baked apples on the bottom and a crunchy crust on the top . It is a quick desert as there is almost no prep time involved . Takes 30 minutes to bake and can be served warm . This humble desert can be dressed up Read more
What do you do when a bowl full of oranges is sitting on the counter ?? Juice them perhaps . There are tonnes of ways to use them up . This time I decided to go for a simple elegant treat – Orange Pound Cake . Bursting withRead more