What I learnt this week – some insights and nuggets

So, it’s been a long while since I wrote on this. I have wanted to write quite a few little things but it slipped my mind. Here is a small list of what I remember. Will keep updating this- 1. When you begin to bake, it is best to start with recipes with a minimal…

Eggless Orange Crumble

So over the weekend I had this grand idea of a doing a ‘fruit based baking’ week on this blog. So as a beginning to that I baked my banana bread again which was just as delicious and heart warming as ever. Today I thought could be an orange baking recipe. The husband likes to…

Eggless Awesome Banana Bread

This recipe holds a special place in my heart because it was the first one I baked. And also because it was the first one to taste so awesome and delicious and it made quite a few of my family and friends to sit up and take notice of me as some force to reckon…

Bread Rolls – anyway and everyway

There are few things to beat a good bread roll – the slightly crisp exterior and the soft elastic interior and the way it is chewy yet easy to make and eat. I love bread rolls and have been searching for a good recipe. Finally I found one here. The best part is you can…

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

I woke up today with a longing for a coffee flavored cake. Numerous attempts at Google-ing did not yield any satisfactory result and I was on the verge of giving up when I came across this recipe. Voila! My taste buds were going to get exactly what they wanted. Hurrah! The best part of the…

Whole wheat carrot walnut date cake disaster

Ever since I started this blog, luckily I have been having a string of successes – not only when I was trying new recipes, even when I tried altering some of them to suit my ingredient availability and weight reduction needs. I have documented quite a few of them and have been patting myself on…

Whole wheat orange muffin

There is┬ámore than one reason for me to be watching and reducing my weight. I can’t stop baking though, hence my efforts are towards healthier recipes without sacrificing taste. I combined two or three recipes that I saw online and came up with this one. I was to add dates and walnuts to these muffins…

Kawha Tea

After gorging on all the muffins and breads and cakes, one does need something to balance it out. I had my first kawha tea after attending a tasting session for my brother’s wedding. In other words, I had tried decent sized portions of ALL the items on a wedding dinner menu. You can imagine how…

Eggless Orange Poppy Seeds Muffins

My brother is visiting me this week and he is a big fan of the pictures I send him of my baked stuff. He has only tasted one banana bread which turned out perfectly. So he thinks I am a great baker. Poor guy, he is in for a small shock. I am a decent…

Eggless Chocolate Banana Cake with Chocolate Frosting

I did this last month for my daughter’s first birthday, hence the excess use of gems and lychees. My original plan was to make the layered chocolate cake from Joy of Baking. But then my parents decided to come and they do not have eggs. So I needed a new chocolate cake recipe without eggs….