Sunday, 12 May 2019

Wholewheat Ragi Chocolate biscuits (No Baking soda and No Baking powder)

Hi friends !! Here's wishing all the mothers a very Happy Mother's Day!! Now, coming to my motherhood trauma.....like any other kid, my girl is currently going through a "biscuits-phase"....a phase where all she wants to hog on is, chocolate biscuits whole day. Now being a mommy, it is obviously not acceptable to me...but "No" is unacceptable to her too. So, I have tried making it a bit healthier,  by using wholewheat flour and ragi flour. We as adults loved it too and there was a duel between the daddy-daughter duo for the last biscuit. Needless to say I had to bake a fresh batch that very night to resolve their fight. The nuttiness of the flours added depth to the chocolate flavor, making it more intense and yummier. These biscuits are crisp and buttery.....
Irresistible and addictive are the only words I can choose to describe them...

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Easy-peasy One-bowl moistest CHOCOLATE CAKE!!

If I tell you that I am an ardent chocolate lover, you won't believe me...I know!! My fault, I know...coz you won't find many chocolate recipes on here. But the truth is I test a recipe numerous times before posting it here, and chocolate being my love, requires n number of tests to be passed, before I am really, really satisfied with it....
So my quest for the perfect chocolate cake went on and on...some recipes were finicky with mediocre results, some dry, some not so chocolatey...some were really weird....some resulting in such hard outputs, that you can use it as foundation for constructing your houseπŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘....until I stumbled upon this one. I tested it multiple times and was totally satisfied every time. This is one recipe that ticks off all the points on my list:
Easy, simple (heck! you don't even need to take out your hand mixer, a whisk does the job!!!), fluffy, moistest, almost melts in your mouth, aaaaand as CHOCOLATEY as a chocolate can be!!

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Coffee-walnut Hot Milk Sponge

Though I am more of a Tea person than a coffee one, I do enjoy a good cup of coffee every now and then. It really gives you the much required kick when you are ready to throw in the towel....e.g. getting your hyperactive toddler to sleep. Those are the times I wish I could make my coffee with Red Bull instead of water...and give some tranquilizers to my kid, so that our energies balance out and we both can catch some zzzzzs....ohhh so much for the wishful thinking!!!!! (Disclaimer for the child welfare deptt: No kids were harmed/ actually given tranquilizers during the writing of this post).
Nevertheless, this is one such cake that will please any kind of person ....tea/coffee...any....trust me!!

Friday, 21 December 2018

Merry Christmas!! with a Panettone!!

"HO...HO..HO!! Jingle bells Jingle bells..jingle all the way. Santa Clause is coming to town riding on a sleigh!" Yayyy!! Sooo?? Are you ready to welcome Santa, coming in 3 days πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰☺☺...
I am ready now...with this Panettone....the new found love here in UK. It is a rich, moist, fluffy, soft and sweet Italian bread which is a kind of cross between a cake and a bread. Sounds yumm, no??!! I know....but wait till you bake your own to relish...THAT my friend, is HEAVENLY πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Fudgiest Double chocolate Brownies (EGGLESS and WHOLEWHEAT)

Did you know that dark chocolate is exceptionally good for your health? It has loads of anti-oxidants to rejuvenate our body and mood both. And what if it is presented to you in the yummiest possible way (ohh! I know, chocolates are yummy in themselves. But for me brownies are even more yummyπŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š)....and what if I tell u that it is eggless and free from refined flours...ahhhh!! Got u nowπŸ˜„πŸ˜„....!! So here are my wholewheat double chocolate brownies...that are hands-down the yummiest and fudgiest brownies EVER!!

Friday, 27 July 2018

Kesar-pista Naankhatai (Eggless Indian Shortbreads)

Hi friends!! This is going to be the shortest post in my history of blogging. Not because of lack of time, but because a batch of these beauties is in the oven and I need to go check on both...my cookies, as well as my toddler who is waiting patiently at the oven door for the cookies to come out. My kid is also a hardcore naankhatai lover (just like her mom)!! And I am sure you too will become one after trying these out....


Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Marbled Loaf Cake

If you are a foodie and you get a chance to travel, you tend to subconsciously pick up certain textures and tastes that linger on long in memory. And they needn't be something elaborate....usually it is the simple rustic things that stay back with me. So my today's post is actually dedicated to a slice of Marbled Loaf Cake that I had in Starbucks enroutè Edinburgh. It was light and simple but its texture n taste was simply yummm. I am not intending to replicate it here...but that slice did remind me of the fact that my blog doesn't have a recipe of this vintage beauty yet!! So here is my recipe of this classic cake. Please note that this is not a copycat recipe of Starbucks cake...but flavour n taste-wise is better than that, as it is homamade with love, and without any added preservatives/chemicals.....hope you will love it as much as we do at our home.....

Friday, 15 June 2018

NAAN-KHATAI: EGGLESS CINNAMON COOKIES



The word "naan-khatai" always rings fond, nostalgic memories for me; it being associated with my naani (maternal granny)....no....not just literally ("naan" khatai!!) but through her cooking. She used to bake the perfect naan-khatais, and keeping our little hands off it was impossible. This was always a featured request from us kiddies, on all her visits without fail. Her recipe eluded us a lot after she was gone, as there was no documentation. Somehow after many years, I found her recipe, quietly tucked away in my mother's recipe diary....and obviously my joy knew no bounds!! So this is my grandmother's recipe that I'm going to share today.

nankhatai

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Wholewheat-Oats flour-Honey Blueberry Muffins: Healthy and Nutritious!! No white sugar!

An oft asked question to any baker is...what is the difference between a cupcake and a muffin?? They look the same...right?!! Well! not everything that looks same is actually same! Technically speaking, a muffin is a cousin of quick breads...and a cupcake is the cousin of cake. If you look at their crumbs, muffin has coarse texture, unlike the fine smooth crumbs of a cupcake. Their processing is also different. Muffins use the "wet-dry ingredients" method of mixing...cupcakes rely on creaming method. Taste-wise, muffins are drier than cupcakes and definitely need Jam, butter, juice or milk alongwith. Cupcakes are buttery treats...screaming occasional indulgence. But whether it is a muffin or a cupcake...it is loved by one and all. Seriously! who can say no to them.
These blueberry muffins are made with Wholewheat and oats flour (no All-purpose flour) and sweetened with Honey instead of Sugar...wholesome and nutritious, with a lot of fibre punch from oats!!