Butterly delicious puff pastry

There is a right time and a wrong time for everything. Somethings happen at the exact moment they should and others at the exact moment that they should not. I recently started practising a healthier lifestyle, as in not as healthy as it needs to be but healthier than I have done before. So my…

Hasselback Potatoes

I am in forever need of items that lend themselves easily to cooking for one. Lunch is a solitary affair and if there is something more boring than eating alone it is cooking for one. My perfect lunch would be tasty, easy and quick to make. So when I came across this recipe for hasselback…

Rosemary and Sesame seeds Sunflower Bread

Now here is another bread…finally I am justifying the name of my blog! Yay! As I said before, make the dough using the standard bread recipe. After Step 8, divide the dough into 4 parts in increasing sizes. Take the largest piece of the dough and roll it into a round shape like a roti. Cut…

Bread Basket

So  I figured I could make a bread basket. I saw some wonderful pictures online but mine did not come even close. Reason – primarily because I was using only wheat dough. That makes it dense and not airy to try out different styles. But nevertheless, it did come out nicely. When I added some…

Stuffed and Braided Bread

This is a simple stuffed bread / masala bread. here we bake the bread with some spicy stuffing in it. You can have a sweet stuffing as well. I used a mix of paneer, mushroom, herbs, spring onion, coriander leaves, chilly powder and salt. I did not cook or fry it. I just mixed all…

Basic Bread

There are a million ways to shape bread in fun, innovative and very creative ways. But the basic recipe to bake it remains the same. So here is the standard basic bread recipe. I have tried some different shapes but the recipe for all of them is this one. INGREDIENTS Plain flour      …

Capsicum Rings

To continue my story about the Radio City contest – I was selected for the final round the requirement of which was that it had to be a rice dish and to be completed in 45 minutes. I decided on capsicum rings with rice and vegetables stuffed in it since I did not want to…

Oats and vegetable tikka

Did you know Radio City is organizing a cookery contest across the country in various apartment complexes. It held one in my apartment last Sunday. The process was that they would select three best dishes and those cooks needed to participate in the second round where they had to cook within 45 minutes and ingredients…

Wheat Jaggery Cake

My mother gave me almost a kilo of jaggery the last time she visited. She expected me to make puran poli and kozhakatai for the husband. But I was very keen to try baking with jaggery. It is definitely healthier than sugar and I could bake more often without adding a teaspoon of guilt along…

Strawberry Jam Muffin Tragedy

Suddenly, I had a craving for strawberry muffins. I hunted for strawberries for almost a week but could not find good ones anywhere near home. Finally I found this recipe and settled on the next to best option. It was simple and the pictures looked delicious. But unfortunately the power at home decided to play truant at…