I had only sung the song “One a penny, two a penny…” until this year when I actually baked Hot Cross Buns to celebrate Easter! Kids can make you do things that you would probably otherwise wouldn’t have done. We both are not very traditional BUT we like to introduce different cultures to Avyan in our best possible way. Most often, it is though the magic of food. These Eggless Hot Cross Buns are so good fresh out of the oven. Rub some butter or jam and wash it down with a cup of warm drink.
This Eggless Tutti Frutti Cake is our current favorite cake. No egg, no butter, this one bowl Cake recipe is easy to prepare even if you don’t bake cake that often. I used a bundt pan but you can use a regular round pan too.
I am ending the week with some smooth Salted Caramel Panna Cotta. Panna Cotta is one of my go to dessert! It’s uncomplicated to prepare and you can play with as many essences as you liked. It does take some time to set so you certainly need to plan in advance. I had a small jar of salted caramel that needed to be used and Panna Cotta was the first thing that came in my mind. Glossy, smooth, wobbly and yet holding its shape flawlessly. It’s an indulgence you will love.
Summer is in full swing and I am enjoying every bit of it. The warm breeze, the long day, extra play time for the kid and an overdose of ice cream. I have 10 interesting flavors of ice cream for you to try this summer. Some of the recipes are with eggs and some are eggless. A couple of these are even good for breakfasts, no kidding! Just soak up the sun and indulge on the creamy deliciousness.
The delicate sweet tangy orange with the richness of ghee and almond make Santra Badam Barfi a delicacy for your palate. It’s moreish and almost melts in your mouth at every bite. We Indians love barfi (dense milk-based fudge) and make it quite often, be it a special occasion or not. There are different types of barfi one can make with addition of nuts and fruits.
Layers of creamy chocolate with Oreo crust at the bottom and drizzle of chocolate ganache on top! This Easy Eggless Mousse Cake with Triple Chocolate is so taste and effortless to put together that I am sure you will make it over and over again.
Summer was so good this year that I really didn’t want it to end. Today, it was a bit windy in the evening and I could feel that mild chill, making me crave for a bowl of soup. In about a week, autumn will start and slowly, frozen treat days will come to a halt. So, before it gets cold and I put away these kulfi molds, one more creamsicle is a must. Malai Pista Kulfi (Pistachio Creamsicle) is every Indian’s favorite summer dessert.
A decent chocolate treat is soul satisfying, mood uplifting and can switch any miserable day to a chirpy one. Living in west coast, I shouldn't ever nag about the weather but it's been blue off late and it yelled for some sugar rush to boost my spirit. Plus, with all the Valentine’s Day chocolate delicacies that are floating in the virtual food world and food channels, it’s tough not to flow with the temptation. It’s nothing bad, only food and good food, if I may say. Well, chocolate is good for health in several ways, obviously as long as you don’t…
On certain lousy days, there are two very specific things I like to do. Make a huge mug of coffee and laugh with FRIENDS back to back or put on an apron and surrender myself to flour. As I sift, mix and blend flavors, I build up this expectation that when the hot oven starts spreading the fresh baking aroma, it would change the crappy-me to happy-me. The kitchen is definitely a mess by then, but the effort works most of the time, unless of course what comes out of the oven looks worse than my state of mind. In that case,…
I am on an ice cream roll out here! By the time Arvind was finishing the last scoop of the Cherry Ice Cream, I got ready to whip another batch of a milder flavor this time. Did I fall in love with ice cream? Well, not yet, but I have definitely fallen in love with the idea of making ice cream at home. And while summer is still here, why not indulge a little bit more on the creamy yummy goodness.
My man loves ice cream. If given a choice, he would love to have it everyday, before and after every meal. So you can imagine his reaction when he realized that I don’t like ice cream. I still remember that day. It was almost 6 years back when we were hanging out as friends in a bowling arena and between the game, he decided to grab some ice cream for us. He said ‘Let me grab some ice cream for us’