Jamie comes to town !!!

Jamie Oliver – Simple Honest and Fresh ! That is Jamie Oliver…… in his books, on the television and his restaurants !! So before I start talking about the new kid on the block in the food business in India, let me tell you a little about Jamie Oliver, the man himself !! Jamie Oliver…

Semolina (Rava) Bread

“The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight.” – M.F.K. Fischer True that !! Nothing like the smell of baking bread !!  The weather was awesome….a light breeze and a constant drizzle with spells of heavy showers off and on….. Isn’t…

Bread…yet again | Baking

Another weekend, another bread loaf !! I think i’ll never get tired of telling you how much I love to bake breads and how versatile a dough it is !! Before you think I’m a broken record…..let’s move on… So this time it is a 30% whole wheat flour  (atta) and the rest is maida…

Nankhatai | Baking | Childhood Memories

Nankhatai – the Indian Cookie which most of us, living in this part of the world have grown up on !!I have some amazing memories of enjoying nankhatais with my grandfather. In our house he was the one who was so so fond of these lovely cookies, and had introduced me to them. White crumbly…

Mushroom Tart | Baking

What better way to welcome the monsoons than baking a tart !! Rains have started playing hide-n-seek in Delhi now, and we, the rain parched mortals leave no occasion to celebrate the high and mighty rains.  While savoury tarts are perfect for cold winter nights, they are great company for the rain on your window…

Lamingtons | Baking

Baking a cake always leaves me smiling !! If I were a doggie I’d be sitting outside the kitchen door waiting for the cake to get done and then wait to get my share !! Yeah that’s exactly how I feel when I bake a cake…. the aroma, a butter cakes creates in my house…

Multigrain Bread | Baking

After all the fun I had, doing the 30days30dips Series, I’m back with baking bread.This bread has been on my to do list for a while. I love making breads and especially the whole wheat and multigrain varieties. I must confess it took me 2-3 times before getting the mix right. Yes. If I make…

Cream Horns | Baking

Cream Horns or Cream Rolls as we call them here, mark a special milestone for me in my baking journey. For more than one reason. My dad loves these and I’ve always been scared of making them.In my last post I had mentioned Cream Horns. I made them for my dad on his birthday. A…

Homemade Cookies | Whole Wheat Cookies | Lemon Cookies

“A Balanced Diet is a Cookie in Each Hand…” Cookies were always a mind-block for me. Even though I’ve been baking for so many years now, but I never got around baking a cookie, for no particular reason. On thinking aloud, maybe I felt that it was not as satisfying as baking a cake… but…

Lemon Pound (Bundt) Cake

One cake which never leaves my cake dish, this is my anytime ‘go-to’ cake. When nothing else seems right just bake this. Everyone loves it. They love the way it looks and love the way it tastes.Serve it with ice cream and you have a perfect dessert or serve it as it is with tea.I…