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…

Coconut Colada Pound Cake for Dad’s Birthday | Baking

It’s that time of the year again…time to bake…time to try new things… time to push my limits !!! It is dad’s birthday. I’m always motivated to try something new for him. He expects me to :-). Amongst the many flavours he loves, Coconut is high on his list. Be it Malibu, the Caribbean White Coconut…

Cinnamon Rolls to mark the end of 2012

The last post for the last day of this year.A roller coaster year that this has been, it’s had its Ups and Downs and Happiness and Sorrows….Its cold and warmth…Its surprises and disappointments….. overall an eventful year !!A year of realisations and learnings…..a year of growing up……a little more !! A year of promises kept and…

Chocolate Orange Mousse` Cake

Chocolate-n-Orange – a marriage made in heaven and Mousse`-n-Cake is the second !!! The combination of orange and chocolate was first introduced to me by Baskin-n-Robbins….their Chocolate Orange Ice Cream was to die for !!! The flavour duos have never looked back in our lives ever since !! It was dad’s birthday, and I, as…

Mint Choco Ice Cream Cake for my birthday….

Surprise Surprise Surprise…… I was so pleasantly surprised on my birthday this time.As a child I’ve always been excited about my birthday (err that you can say it has lasted till as recently as last 2 years)…..the excitement typically starts a month before…. yes I do !! 🙂I love my cards, the flowers, the surprise gifts and…

Good Ol’ Cup Cakes

The buttery vanilla taste of a plain cake that my mum would bake is still so fresh in my mouth even today !!! The first cake that I ever baked as well, was the Plain Vanilla Cake. Don’t we all start our cakes from that ?? It is the mother of all cakes…..the foundation cake…

Chocolate Macarons with Dark Chocolate Ganache`

Macarons….the ever so Beautiful, so Fragile and so French !!Till very recently the only macarons I knew about, were the American Macaroons which are ummm….so sweet, so chewy and so coconuty !!While blog surfing I came across these beauties…. chiseled rounded to perfection and I soon succumbed to the temptation of baking these myself, inspite of knowing…

The ‘KUKU’ Caramel – The Heavenly Dessert !!

Kuku Chachu a man whom, life gave lemons and he made a tequila !!The ever courageous, full of life and zeal, Kuku chachu was a friend to everyone he knew, with the best Infectious Smile I’ve ever smiled at.He loved ‘all things good’ in life and had a distinct style and suave about himself !!…

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…