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…

Homemade Cheese – The Daring Cook’s March 2013 Challenge

There’s an old saying that Cheese is milk’s leap toward Immortality. Making cheese at home is a very satisfying craft with a delicious and healthy end result. To make cheese, well most cheeses, one doesn’t need a commercial kitchen. The equipment required is more often than not already there in your cupboards. It is also…

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…

Ruth’s “Go-To” Whole Wheat Challah Bread | Daring Baker’s Challenge May 2012

“Baruch atah Adonai, eloheinu melech ha’olam, hamotzi lechem min ha’aretz” (Blessed are you, LORD, Sovereign of the universe, who brings forth bread from the earth) May’s Daring Bakers’ Challenge was pretty twisted – Ruth from The Crafts of Mommyhood challenged us to make challah!  Using recipes from all over, and tips from “A Taste of Challah,” by…

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…