Speculaas Cookies

Christmas is coming in two weeks. So time to get ready and start baking. I love baking different things and experimenting each year. I try and stick to the Christmas theme. Mostly aiming at the traditional dishes which we haven't ventured into yet. This one is Speculaas Cookies. Speculaas originated from Germany which are spiced … Continue reading Speculaas Cookies

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Christmas Pop Tarts

Remember when we were young, living in India, watching English TV shows, watching kids put fancy rectangle shaped sweet tarts frosted with icing & sprinkles and think where can I get this? I used to fantasize about Pop Tarts and Twizzlers (yeah fat kid problem), when I used to spot their ads in Archie's Comics. … Continue reading Christmas Pop Tarts

Gingerbread Scones

Okay too many things are happening. Firstly, as usual I have been MIA since a couple of months. If you are curious and you want to know what I was up to - well I can't believe I am saying this because I have my own Kitchen! I have a professional kitchen all to myself... … Continue reading Gingerbread Scones

Tempering Chocolate – The Easy Way

Chocolate is one of the best things in the world. I don't know anyone who hates chocolate or simply dislikes it. People love different types of chocolate or chocolate in different forms. Chocolate gives us happiness, gives us satisfaction, gives us a happy high. I can keep raving about chocolate but what I really want … Continue reading Tempering Chocolate – The Easy Way

Peaches & Plums Tart

I love fruits. I can literally stuff my face with fruits all day. I like to call them desserts from heaven. Taking these small tokens of deliciousness and using them to make different types of desserts is so satisfying. I love to work with seasonal fruits. Monsoon brings the arrival of Peaches, Plums, Cherries and … Continue reading Peaches & Plums Tart

Sourdough Country Bread

Valentine's Day special series - Sourdough Country Bread. I love breads, I love baking them, I love eating them. Since my run in with the process of making of a Sourdough, I am totally in love with it. I feel the earthy, old school feel to it, is pure pleasure. And don't get me started … Continue reading Sourdough Country Bread

Lemon & Rosemary Loaf Cake

Valentine's Day is upon us. This year I will be showcasing the desserts I love. I will either be posting tried and tested recipes, which I have baked time again and have never disappointed me or I will be giving a special twist to my favorite desserts.  People declare their love for their special someone. … Continue reading Lemon & Rosemary Loaf Cake

The Sourdough Starter

Recently my new found love is baking bread. Bread is such a simple yet a complex thing to bake. But I am not talking about your regular commercial yeast leavened bread. I am talking about the ancient old technique but tastes out of this world bread. The process is long and time consuming. But once … Continue reading The Sourdough Starter

Gingerbread Doughnuts

Recently I was one of the few chefs who was talked about it in the article by Mid-day regarding baking Christmas goodies. They wanted something revolving around Gingerbread and hence I told them about Gingerbread Doughnuts. While we were talking about Gingerbread, a very good question was asked and that was - What makes the … Continue reading Gingerbread Doughnuts

Christmas Star Cinnamon Bread

As I have mentioned in the previous post - I am in the holiday mood and I absolutely love baking during this time. So mixing my current obsession bread and my long lasting obsession of baking Christmas-y goodies, I have made Christmas Star Cinnamon Bread - which is a cross between cinnamon roll and bread. … Continue reading Christmas Star Cinnamon Bread