THE DARING BAKERS’ September 2012 Challenge: EMPANADA GALLEGA

Patri of the blog, Asi Son Los Cosas, was our September 2012 Daring Bakers’ hostess and  she decided to tempt us with one of her family’s favorite recipes for Empanadas!  We were given two dough recipes to choose from and encouraged to fill our Empanadas as creatively as we wished! I found the entire concept of…

Sourdough Bread

With the mercury soaring to 45C, this is the perfect time to try my hands at the temperamental Sourdough !!The December Challenge for the Daring Bakers was the Sourdough bread which did not work for me. The temperamental starter refused to cooperate and ferment. It felt a little too cold in my December kitchen and I was determined…

Spiral Herb Oatmeal Bread

It’s true that once you get the hang of the basic bread dough, there is no stopping you… So this time around, it had to be something more than just the plain loaf. Hence a stuffed loaf !!Spring onions are one of my favourite filling for sandwiches so I assumed that they’ll do equally well…

Danish Apple Cake…..with love from Shimla !!

This year it was dad’s 60th birthday and what could be better than a quick vacation to Shimla. His favourite hills and mine too. Shimla the Queen of Hills, located in Himachal Pradesh was also the Summer Capital of the British Raj in 1864. A big small town located in the North-West Himalayas, the city is…

1st Daring Baker’s Challenge – Croissants !!

This is my first Daring Baker’s Challenge and I’m completely elated. The Daring Bakers go retro this month! Thanks to one of our very talented non-blogging members, Sarah, the Daring Bakers were challenged to make Croissants using a recipe from the Queen of French Cooking, none other than Julia Child ! Baking croissants have been on…

My First Dry Yeast Bread Loaf…

Ever since I started baking bread (read – bread loaf, garlic loaf, dinner rolls) I’ve always worked with Fresh Baker’s Yeast.I was once told by someone who makes bread, that Fresh Yeast is the best yeast for breads, so ever since I’d been following the advice and using fresh yeast. Though fresh yeast is not…

Soft Dinner Rolls for Dinner…..

I’m a weekend bread baker, or so my husband would like me to be, but with a full time job and a house to manage, bread baking at times can get a little demanding (of time). However the baker in me wins more often than not and my kitchen smells of fresh oven baked dinner…