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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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Jack Fruit Wine/ Chakkappazham Wine

This time while returning from our Kerala trip, my MIL sent almost 2 kgs of jack fruit. With J, leaving for Delhi the next day, I felt that we won’t be able to finish off …

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Orange Wine

?Even though I don’t consume wine, lately I have making different varieties of wine. My latest attempt is Orange Wine, a recipe which was given by Lilian aunty, our family friend. The oranges used in this wine are small, loose jacket oranges. The picture you see above were taken soon after bottling. Hence the cloudy look. As it rests, the wine will get clarity.
Here are a few pointers one needs to keep in mind. The jars and bottles used for wine making should be sterilised and free from moisture. Always use coloured bottles to store wine.?

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Rice Wine

?Couple of weeks back we had been to Coorg, where we stayed at a friend’s Coffee Estate. While talking to Lilian aunty, our hostess, the conversation veered towards cooking. She told me that she had a Rice Wine recipe and that she would share it with me the next morning. I was pleasantly surprised when she handed over her recipe book, first thing in the morning. Such a wonderful gesture !! She recommended a few more recipes from her book and asked me to write them down.
Once back home, the first thing I did, was to make sure I had all the ingredients for the Rice Wine.
Here are a few pointers one needs to keep in mind. Any white rice can be used for this recipe. The jars and bottles used for wine making should be sterilised and free from moisture. Always use coloured bottles to store wine.

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Baozi/ Bao (Chinese Steamed Buns)

Being a member of foodie group gives varied exposure to a lot of cuisines. I get inspired to try out certain new dishes that I see. One such dish that caught my fancy was Baozi/ Bao, also known as Chinese Steamed Buns. What really attracted me was the way it was presented.Three little piggies on a s

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Pineapple Wine

I look forward to the 1st of December to start decorating the house for Christmas. Setting up the tree and hanging the ornaments…What better way for family bonding? Cake and wine are synonymous with the Christmas season. Having received a lot of requests from the readers for Pineapple Wine, I deci

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Homemade Grape Wine

Cheers to New Year !! A year of health and happiness, wealth and wisdom, peace and prosperity, glee and glow and love and laughter !! What better that a glass of wine to toast for a New Year ? My Mom always makes wine at home. I do not take wine and so never bothered to make them myself. Quite a lot

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Kulcha- an Indian Bread

Kulcha is an Indian bread, which is popular all over the country. It is a Punjabi recipe and the ideal combination is the Chole Kulche. Here’s the recipe. 🙂 Kulcha

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Garlic Naan

I have always loved Naan but never quite got to make them at home. So the other day while making Butter Chicken, I decided to make Garlic Naan as well. Well, someday I gotta try making them home right?? The only concern I had was whether the texture would be just like we get in restaurants. For that

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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

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Cronuts

Cronut is a hybrid version of croissant and doughnut. Ever since Chef Dominique Ansel for Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City developed Cronuts in May 2013, it has taken the world by storm. The chef insists that the recipe is specific and is not made by simply frying croissant dough However, ho

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Eggless Chocolate Croissants

A croissant is a buttery flaky viennoiserie bread roll named for its well known crescent shape. (Courtesy: Wikipedia) Eversince I tried the recipe from Tracy’s Culinary adventures, I have never looked elsewhere The proces of making croissants is time consuming, but definitely worth the effort. I hav

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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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Eggless Burger Buns

A couple of days back, I was all set to prepare Doughnuts as an evening snack. However, I had decided to make it in the traditional way, i.e, from yeast based dough. While the dough was undergoing proofing, it dawned on me that I had to prepare Dinner as well. After checking my pantry, I decided to

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Cinnamon Rolls

Here’s the recipe of Cinnamon Rolls, a cinnamon flavoured tea time snack. Cinnamon Rolls Source: My Diary

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Appam/Vellayappam/Paalappam aka Hoppers

Appam/Vellayappam/Paalappam aka Hoppers with stew is one of the popular breakfast items of Kerala. Traditionally, ground rice used to be fermented using toddy, an alcoholic beverage created from the sap of coconut trees. Nowadays, yeast is being commonly used as the fermenting agent. Appams go well

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Basic White Bread

The first time I tried my hand at baking bread was during my college days. Even though my enthusiasm was over the roof, the end result didn’t come out as expected.  I think the technicalities were overwhelming for a teenager without much experience. Thereafter the idea was shelved for a while My sec

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Pirozhki or Stuffed Buns

Pirozhki, in Russian, means individual-sized baked or fried buns stuffed with a variety of fillings. Initially when I came across this name, I was really intrigued by the name itself. Only when I googled it did I realise that it meant Stuffed Buns. The dough was prepared following the recipe from Ra

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