This 6-inch round Halloween Layered Cake is flavored with carrot and cardamom and the creamy frosting is a simple cream cheese frosting. I then made some meringue ghost cookies and used that to decorate the cake along with some sprinkles.
Nankhatai are eggless shortbread cookies, flavored with cardamoms. Sometimes even saffron is also added. It is very popular in India and you can find it in neatly packed in big stores or stocked up in a glass jar in a local bakery. I always preferred the local bakery because Nankhatai tastes best when fresh.
Pick all the colors you can think of, mix it with the cake batter and make the most colorful Rainbow Cake. And if you love frosting then by all means go bold on that too. I used quick butter cream frosting. Now because it’s a special cake to celebrate the festival of HOLI colorful sprinkles went on top. HOLI is after all the festival of colors!
This mildly sweet, perfumy rose and cardamom syrup is the perfect way to add a splash of floral sweetness to your drinks and desserts. The syrup is easy to make. It has countless uses and I am sharing three easy effortless ways to use it.
The idea of baking a pie is daunting, at least to me! I did bake tart a few times in the past but I never tried to make a pie. That golden crust, flaky texture and making sure it won’t go all droopy at the end, it’s a little intimidating! Few weeks back, I finally gave it a go. I was panicking the entire time and kept a low expectation. All I could hear in my head is ‘cold cold, everything should be cold!’. With some effort and Arvind’s help, I managed to bring it all together and crossed my…
It’s been more than a year and half since I baked. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I have been missing it. Not that I would call myself a baker, but occasionally I just need to bake a cake! Ever since we moved back to India, we couldn’t really settle down in real sense and hence, buying an oven was last in our priority list. I sure did bake cake occasionally in microwave but we all know it’s not the same as oven baked. Last month, we just decided to go ahead and buy an oven. It’s…