Menu

Eggs

Basque Cheesecake

D had been asking for Cheesecake. However, he was very specific about what he wanted. He didn’t want the ones with the base. After some search, he zeroed in on the Basque burnt cheesecake by …

Advertisements
View Full  

Oven Baked Waffles

D’s college closed due to coronavirus. As all his friends left for their home towns, he too came home, albeit with a list of dishes I had to make for him. His first request was …

View Full  

Pickled Eggs with Beetroot

Couple of weeks back, we were getting ready to go for a short vacation. As any home minister, I was trying to wind up my kitchen. D isn’t particularly fond of eggs. So making a …

View Full  

Blueberry Breakfast Cake

For the past one week, every time I sat down to put up a post in the blog, something or the other would come up. Some days back, while having discussions during dinner, J casually …

View Full  

Krofne- Albanian Doughnuts

Krofne, also known as Krafne, Krofi etc are doughnuts with fillings. The name comes from German Krapfen, and it is a variation of the Central European pastry, known as Berliner.(Source: Wikipedia) After seeing this dessert being prepared in a TV show, I was tempted to try it out. The result was a not-so-sweet airy doughnut. I used Chocolate ganache as filling. Both my boys loved it. I followed the recipe from MKR but halved the recipe. The recipe I’m sharing is the original one.

View Full  

Biscotti

One aspect I like about sending lunch/snacks for D to school is the feedback. One can’t get a more honest feedback. I always look forward to hear the feedback, especially when I send something new. Getting positive feedback encourages me even more to try new dishes. After receiving appreciation for the brownies I had sent the other day, I decided to make Biscotti. This has been in my to-do list for a while. The preparation of the dish is very easy. However, the baking takes a while. But trust me, it’s all worth the effort when you bit into those…

View Full  

Fudgy Brownies

Gooey, fudgy brownies !! There must be very few people who doesn’t get tempted by these chocolate beauties. The mere mention of it makes me drool. Having seen a couple of Fb posts on brownies, I was so tempted to make them. Found an easy recipe at Inspired Taste . On checking the pantry, I had all the ingredients in place, including the pecan nuts, which was procured from Big Basket. I always rely on Big Basket to buy my regular supply of Dairy products, Rice products and gourmet items. While cutting the brownies to pieces, I couldn’t stop myself…

View Full  

Kothu Parotta/Porotta

Kothu Parotta is a popular street food of Tamil Nadu. This dish is made of shredded Porotta/Parotta mixed with masala and vegetables/meat/egg. It’s an interesting way of using up your leftover porottas/rotis. The recipe I have given has eggs in it. However, you can make it using vegetables or meat as well. This dish should be eaten hot.

View Full  

Chocolate Cookies

The other day, D requested me to make some Chocolate Cookies. As I had a recipe saved in my ‘to-do list’, I didn’t have to search for the recipe. The recipe I saved is from Allrecipes . However I tweaked it a bit. One thing I found intriguing in this recipe, was the mixing of hot water with soda. On further research, I found that this was done for two reasons. One is to activate the soda and the second reason was to ensure even distribution of the soda. Truth be told, I was a bit apprehensive, but went ahead…

View Full  

Moist Honey Cake

This Diwali, as I was slightly under the weather, I hadn’t made any sweets. Now that I was back in action, I decided to bake Moist Honey Cake, which has been in my “to- do list” for a while. Honey Cake is usually made for the Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year). Apart from honey, this recipe calls for o

View Full  

Red Velvet Swiss Roll

Earlier I used to bake cakes so often at home that D grew tired of them and warned me against making them. Couple of days back, I was scanning through my recipes and found the recipe of Red Velvet Swis Roll Cake. Having made the Ricotta Cheese yesterday, I went about making the sponge cake. The Spon

View Full  

Cheera- Mutta Thoran (Stir fried Amaranth leaves and Eggs with grated Coconut)

Getting one’s child to eat greens is a herculean task to some mothers out there. I too happen to be one of them. I bought the amaranth leaves to prepare Cheera thoran. Once I started the preparation, I was wondering how to get D to eat this. The addition of eggs was a last moment decision, which def

View Full  

Strawberry Souffle

Quite a few of my readers have been enquiring why I was missing from action. Some were concerned about my health as well. A heartfelt thanks to all those caring souls. I am touched indeed. Well, this year has been busy so far. Had guests coming over and rest of the times, I was busy searching with o

View Full  

Christmas Cake/ Fruit Cake/ Plum Cake

Whenever anybody mentions ‘Plum Cake’, the first thought that comes to my mind is from my childhood days. Back in those days, for every Christian wedding, guests were served a piece of dark plum cake, neatly wrapped in a butter paper and sealed with a sticker bearing the name of the bakery. I develo

View Full  

Ande ka Meetha/ Ande ka Halwa (Egg Halwa)

“Sweet dish made of egg” is the literal translation of Ande ka meetha. When I first heard of the name, I was intrigued and so noted down the recipe. Couple of days back, I finally got some time to try out the dish. The crux of making this dessert is continuous stirring of the mixture for almost an h

View Full  

Basket Bread

A couple of days back, I was going through some restaurant pictures clicked by a friend of mine, when I saw a basket made of bread. Needless to say, I just couldn’t wait to try it out myself. After a lot of browsing, all I could find was a pictorial instruction about weaving the basket but no recipe

View Full  

Flower Bouquet Bread

The first time I saw the picture of a flower bouquet bread was when my friend tagged me on the picture of the bread. What a beauty it was !!! Needless to say, I just couldn’t wait to try it. Did a bit of net surfing and found the recipe and details in Foodiva’s Kitchen Here’s the recipe with step by

View Full  

White Truffle Cake

How about something sweet ?? It has been a while since I had posted a dessert recipe. The other day, D was going through a recipe book and shortlisted 3 chocolate based recipes for me. After going through the first choice, I decided to try that as I had all the ingredients in stock…well almost all

View Full