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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 …

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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 …

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Super Soft Yeast Doughnuts with Boston Cream Filling

I have always been following my Cake Doughnut recipe for my son D, who is very fond of Doughnuts. Sometime back, while having the store bought doughnuts, he asked me if I could make something …

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Eggless Coffee Cake (Microwave Version)

Eggless Coffee Cake was something I had tried few years back. As I am not particularly fond of microwave cooking, I hadn’t attempted it after that. Recently, one of my friends spotted the picture of it in my Facebook timeline and asked for the recipe. This was followed by a few more requests. That’s when I decided to make it again. It took some time for me to recollect the source of the recipe but finally managed to find it. The recipe I followed is from Apy Cooking. I decorated the cake with coffee flavoured whipped cream and chocolate sauce….

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Eggless Moist Carrot Cake

One can find a lot of substitutes for egg, on the net. The list of substitutes includes curd, banana, flax seed powder etc. However, I was apprehensive of recommending something without actually trying it out. Few days back, while chatting with a friend of mine, she said that she was looking for an eggless version of Carrot Cake. I almost suggested to try my Moist Carrot Cake, but realised that I couldn’t possibly recommend without trying the eggless version myself. Having decided to follow the same recipe, I chose to use Flax seed powder as a substitute. The result was…

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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…

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Pina Colada Cake

Today is J’s birthday. With D’s board exams fast approaching, I had totally lost track of the dates. Thankfully better sense prevailed yesterday morning. Though my initial plans were to make a cake with fondant icing, I had to scrap the idea due to lack of time. The cake I made was Pina Colada cake

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Queen of Puddings/ Queen’s Pudding

Queen of Puddings is a traditional British dessert, consisting of a baked, breadcrumb-thickened mixture, spread with jam and topped with meringue.(Courtesy: Wikipedia) The first time I tried this pudding was years back, when I had prepared it, under the guidance of my Mother-in law, who is a fabulou

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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

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Chocolate Profiteroles/ Cream Puffs

Profiteroles has been in my to-do list for a real long time. Somehow I kept postponing to a later time. The other day while watching some TV show, I was remimnded of this, and immeditaely felt that I should make it. Profiteroles, also known as cream puff is a French dessert. It is basically choux pa

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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

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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

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Ghee Cake

Though I have had Ghee Cake a lot, especially during visits to relatives back in Kerala, I never really got to make them myself. Just as I was racking my brains as to what to make for the evening, my eyes fell on the jar of ghee. Ghee Cake it is !!! Having made up my mind to try this, I took out al

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Chocolate Ganache Filling

Here’s the recipe of the Chocolate Ganache filling for Chocolate Tarts. This recipe yields filling for approximately 10 tartlets. You can find the recipe of tart shells here. Chocolate Ganache Filling

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Chocolate Stuffed Eggless Doughnut

It has been a while since I made Chocolate Stuffed Doughnuts. I followed the recipe of Eggless Doughnut that I got from the net and gave a slight twist by stuffing it with thick chocolate sauce. The doughnuts can be either fried or baked. I baked these doughnuts. Here’s the recipe Chocolate Stuffed

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Simple White Cake

Here’s the recipe of Simple White Cake. The cake shown is decorated with thickened Homemade Chocolate Sauce. Simple White Cake Source: Allrecipes.com

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Italian Hot Chocolate – Cioccolata Calda

Last Sunday, as soon as Dwoke 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 lit

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Eggless Vanilla Cake

I had promised to post recipes minus the write up. Here’s the recipe of Eggless Vanilla Cake. Eggless Vanilla Cake Source: Tarla Dalal

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