Fresh cream strawberry cake


Recently the weather has been extremely chilly and all I hear at work and home is cough-cough and cough. The weather is taking the toll on everybody’s health. I would prefer the snow regularly than this biting cold weather. Every morning I don atleast 3-4 layers and a huge coat on me! The boots, gloves, hat and scarf make me look absolutely like woollen ball! I just can not wait until the summer…looking forward to some salwar kurtas’, chappals, fresh fruits, juices, salads, ice creams and barbeques!! Oh! for the sunshine, warmth and the summer season!! This morning I baked a fresh…

Clamentine cake


I am sure I have mentioned in my last post that plain flours are finding no place in my pantry these days. I absolutely refrain from buying them and choose either my regular atta or other alternatives in my cooking and baking. It took me by a shock when once visiting a lake, I read a board which had the warnings about feeding the ducks and swans around the place. They strictly prohibited visitors from feeding the birds with white bread. If the birds are not allowed white bread in their diets why in the world do we eat it? I started reading…

Chocolate cake with caramalised salted peanuts and Ganache frosting


Here comes December when the weather gets crisp and chilly and now the snow is on its way for parts of the country with a cold snap taking hold!! It can be very dull and depressing as the days get very short and I spend most of our time laden with layers. This is the time when my oven is very busy as I get busy with Bakethon. This is my third year that I am particpating in Bakethon. Champa had started it . Earlier we baked for every day in December. However, this year I plan to do it twice a…

Chocolate was in our mind for Junior’s birthday!


Last weekend we had a birthday celebration at our place. Junior Isingcakes, my son turned 15. Time just flies. I remember holding him in my arms packed in a little blanket. This tiny little bundle has grown much taller than me and next year he may demand the car keys!!! I had planned a chocolate cake for his birthday this year. If only I was not short of time. I had to a quick chocolate cake with ganache topping. Just to cut through the sweetness, I used caramelised salted peanuts. I had tasted this combination when Suchi of Kitchen Karma got this…

Chai Masala-Coffee drizzle cake


Remember Last year’s Bakethon? It was loads of fun with baking everyday/evening and posting in our blogs. I was very lucky to be associated with the like minds of Champa, Veena and Priya. This year Srivalli and Sumana have joined in too. The rules are the same, however, the pattern differs. Last year we posted each day, however, this year we are doing it thrice a week. So look out folks the days we post this month are 1st, 3rd,5th,7th,10th,12th,14th,17th,19th,21st,24th,26th,28th and 31st !! My first contribution towards this Bakethon is Chai Masala-Coffee Drizzle cake which I baked last weekend. To make the streusel:…

Fresh Cream Pineapple Cake


This is for a cute little boy who is celebrating his first birthday today. His parents wanted a fresh cream-pineapple cake…strictly no no to chocolates!! Which I believe is good. Guys, I am travelling now, so can’t post a long one here. I shall come back and write more about this in the evening.Till then enjoy the glimpse of my 27th post for Bake-A-thon. Yes, I am back..enjoying my cuppa…and adding more to this post. We drove for 2 hours to celebrate T’s first birthday. He is the cutest of chap I have ever seen. His parents had dressed him in Indian…

Mini Christmas puds


Day 24 of Bake-a-thon and it’s Christmas Eve!! Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. I made some mini Christmas puds as a gift recently. These the cutest and simplest to make. All you need is a batch of baked cake. You may well do with any sponge or cupcake. I have used simple fruit cake for this one. You may follow either the spicy fruit cake or Christmas cake with pineapple for this. Additionally you need: Golden syrup to bind Mixed spices WHite chocolate..melt this on double boiler Green and red cherries(I had…

Spiced mixed fruit cupcakes


My Sunday has been busy baking in the kitchen. Made loads of handmade baked gifts for my son’s teachers.  I have baked spiced mixed fruit cupcakes and gingerbread biscuits and few more Ma’amouls. My lunch was a quick moong idlis’ with sambar and the dinner packed with prawn curry, rotis’, rice and the left over sambar..quite a busy churning in the kitchen it has been. Even though it has been busy for me today, what I love is a lovely smile on my sunshine’s(my son) face! He likes giving lovely gifts to his teachers…and likes prawns a lot. I will be icing…

Anniversary fresh fruit cake-Bake-A-thon day 4


Hello friends…Weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them. I thought I could bake loads during the weekend in comparison to the week days, you know what, I was incorrect!! Where in the world did the time fly away….I had in plans to soak fruits and bake some cookies and biscottis. But no, I could not.  So I am posting my two week old cake which I had baked for a friend on the 20112011(which happened to be our anniversary as well). I baked a tiny one for us…

Light spicy fruit cake


It started with a burning feeling in the throat.. next comes sneezing, a runny nose, and the feeling of being tired and unwell….a day off…makes me all the more sad:((….a fruit cake baking in the oven..cheers me up!!:)) Yes, I had a day off work last day and spent most of my time with vicks, warm water,steam and of course my buddy…laptop!! I chanced upon a lovely kitchen, Sams Kitchen..a lovely blog and her first recipe that I came across was Spicy Fruit cake soaked in wine. I could smell the aroma immediately as I read the post. I wanted to avoid…