Here’s the recipe of Cinnamon Rolls, a cinnamon flavoured tea time snack. (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Bakes, Bread, Chicken, International, Non-Vegetarian, Pork, Quick to Make Recipes, tagged Bakes, Bread, Non Vegetarian, Salami-Bread Roses, Snacks, Starters, Teatime on March 11, 2013 | 1 Comment »
It was during one of those internet browsing sessions, that I came across Salami-Bread Roses. Though the idea did ring a bell, I was too preoccupied to give it a second look. Nevertheless, the thought stayed in my mind, and while preparing the dough for Cinnamon Rolls, it popped out. So I took out a bit of the dough and made two roses. Voila!! It was a beauty !! Hats off to the person who came up with this amazing idea.
Posted in All Recipes, Bakes, Cakes, Desserts, International, Muffins, Quick to Make Recipes, Snacks, tagged Bakes, Cakes, Desserts, Honey Financiers, Muffins, Quick to Make Recipes, Snacks, Teatime on March 9, 2013 | 4 Comments »
What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘Financier’?? Someone with more money than he can spend!! I couldn’t, in my wildest of dreams, imagine that it could also mean something edible, except of course for a cannibal.
Now that I have dug deep, let me shed some light on it. Financiers (Fee-nahng- syehrs) are French tea cakes made with egg whites, almond powder and flour. The distinctive feature of the recipe is beurre noisette (brown butter). The name financier is said to have been derived from the traditional rectangular mold, which resembles a bar of gold. Another theory has it that the cake became popular in the financial district of Paris surrounding the Paris stock exchange.(Courtesy: Wikipedia). (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Eggless Cooking/Baking, North Indian, Quick to Make Recipes, Snacks, Vegetarian Dishes, tagged Chaat Recipes, Eggless, Finger Food, Homemade Ingredient, North Indian, Papdi Chaat, Quick to Make Recipes, Snacks, Teatime, Vegetarian on March 6, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Two days ago, while doing some last minute shopping, we happened to cross the ‘Chat Gali’ or the ‘Eat street’, where people were enjoying Papdi Chat. Though I was highly tempted to try it out there, I resisted my temptation as my last venture had landed me with a sore throat. I had then sworn not to have chat outside home and have been following it ever since. My first thought after reaching home was, “if not at the Chat Gali, why not make it at home” !! So I started with the process right away. (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Drinks, Eggless Cooking/Baking, International, Quick to Make Recipes, tagged Chocolate, Drinks, Eggless, Italian Hot Chocolate - Cioccolata Calda, Quick to Make Recipes, Teatime on February 26, 2013 | 4 Comments »
Last Sunday, as soon as D woke up he said ” Mama, can you please make Italian Hot chocolate for breakfast today??”. Oh yes, he was specific about the name. As he had bookmarked the recipe, I didn’t have to search for it. He volunteered to help me out as well. Now how could I possibly say No to my little one, that too when he’s offering help??? Luckily I had all the ingredients in stock (including some chocolate flavoured whipped cream) and we got into the making of Italian Hot Chocolate aka Cioccolata Calda. (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Bakes, Cakes, Desserts, Eggless Cooking/Baking, Quick to Make Recipes, tagged Bakes, Cakes, Eggless, Eggless Vanilla Cake, Quick to Make Recipes, Teatime on February 18, 2013 | 2 Comments »
Yesterday when I opened the fridge, to my surprise I saw a large pile of carrots. J has been especially fond of buying carrots these days and that too in bulk, every time he goes to the market. The first thought that came to my mind was to prepare a carrot dish. It was then that I realised that I hadn’t baked anything in the last two odd months. Carrot Cake!!!!!! That’s it.
Posted in All Recipes, Chicken, Non-Vegetarian, North Indian, Quick to Make Recipes, Snacks, Starters, tagged Chicken, Chicken Kathi Rolls, Finger Food, Non Vegetarian, North Indian, Quick to Make Recipes, Snacks, Starters, Teatime on January 22, 2013 | 2 Comments »
Coming up with something different as evening snacks, almost on a daily basis, when D comes back after his play is one of my constant worries during the day. The boy would be all tired n hungry and if I don’t put something worthwhile on the table, he might even eat me up. I am sure this dilemma is felt by many mothers around the world. Kathi Roll is an ‘easy to make’ snack, which can come to your rescue on such occasions. It is nutritious as well as very filling too. (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Bakes, Cakes, Eggless Cooking/Baking, International, Muffins, Snacks, tagged Bakes, Cakes, Cupcakes, Desserts, Eggless, Eggless Red Velvet Cupcakes, Muffins, Red Velvet Cake, Snacks, Teatime on December 7, 2012 | 4 Comments »
Posted in All Recipes, Drinks, Eggless Cooking/Baking, Quick to Make Recipes, tagged Beaten Coffee, Coffee, Desi Espresso, Drinks, Eggless, Homemade Espresso, Homemade Ingredient, Quick to Make Recipes, Teatime on December 3, 2012 | 12 Comments »
We got married while J was doing a course. ‘Calling On’ friends was a routine affair. During one such visit to a colleague’s house, the lady offered to make some coffee, to which we agreed. I was surprised to see her returning from the kitchen with a cup and spoon and beating away. I couldn’t help asking what she was doing and pop came the reply, “I am beating the coffee powder for the coffee”. Huh??? Have heard of filter coffee, instant coffee etc..but Beaten Coffee???? Naturally I was intrigued. The result was a frothy light coffee that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Posted in All Recipes, Desserts, Eggless Cooking/Baking, International, Quick to Make Recipes, tagged Chocolate, Christmas, Desserts, Eggless, Festive Gift, French Mendiants, Quick to Make Recipes, Teatime on November 29, 2012 | 6 Comments »
A Mendiant is a traditional French confection, composed of a chocolate disc, studded with nuts and dried fruits, representing the four mendicant or monastic orders of the Dominicans, Augustinians, Franciscans and Carmelites. Each of the nuts and dried fruits used refer to the color of monastic robes, with tradition dictating raisins for the Dominicans, hazelnut for the Augustins, dried fig for Franciscans and almond for Carmelite. Usually found during Christmas, recipes for this confection have veered away from the traditional combination of nuts and fruits to other combinations incorporating seeds, fruit peels and other items.(Courtesy: Wikipedia) (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Bakes, Cake Decorations, Cakes, Desserts, Snacks, tagged Bakes, Cake Pops, Cakes, Chocolate, Desserts, Eggless, Party Treat, Snacks, Teatime on November 25, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Cake pops are such cute little treats to look at!! They come in various colours and designs. While making the cupcakes for the blog anniversary, I had made up my mind to make some cake pops as well and so had kept aside some cake and buttercream frosting. Making cake pops are pretty easy but the trouble starts when you start with the chocolate coating. I knew that that this could be a messy affair and so had kept my work station organised. Moreover I had two little helping hands of my son D. Just didn’t realise how time went by. D was giving his suggestions and I enjoyed the whole process more than ever. (more…)