Category Home Cooking

Spiced pumpkin and sour cream cake


I’ve been planning on working with pumpkin for a long time now! Ever since I had my first bite of pumpkin pie, I’ve been wanting to bake something on my own… something involving pumpkin. It’s not fall in India any more. We actually are near to spring but the local produce of sugar pumpkins seemed to disagree, […]

Boozy cupcakes


Monday blues made me want to shake things up and try something new. Baking the same old pound cake and its variations was not tempting enough so this baking session had me put on my thinking cap. Digging deep into my cookbooks, I found a recipe which was just perfect : Pina colada Cupcakes. We […]

Chocolate muffins


My usual lazy weekend schedule was not that lazy. A dear fiend of mine has been blessed with a baby girl and I went to visit them both. Meeting old friends is always good enough excuse for me to bake so I  took  out my pots and pans… well, in this case my baking tray and paper […]

Reviving my roots with some Indian cooking: Basics on Indian Cooking


With my last post written a while back, I’ve been hiding under the safety quilt thinking I’m lost for ideas what to write about.. even though my cooking has not stopped. Yeah, the sheepish smile on my face with excuses: I did not click a picture of what i cooked or the pic was not […]

Breakfast in a jiffy: Sprouts and sautéed veggies with yoghurt cream and toast


Breakfast is the king of all meals and I always preach on this fact. Go ahead and have a light dinner but do yourself a favour and indulge in a hearty, wholesome breakfast. Every now and then I see myself in a debate with my friends who don’t have breakfast and I question them why. […]

Eggless wonder: pineapple cake


For many of you who love baked goodies but miss out on the fun due to the presence of eggs in it, this is the perfect recipe. I’ve been trying out numerous eggless cakes but have always found the to be dense and gooey. Lets face it, the softness and bounce that comes from the […]

Making chocolate truffle cake


Thank you  all for the positive feedback on my truffle cake photo blog. Every time I bake, I learn so many new techniques and hidden facts about the art. I advice everyone to bake more and esp. try the things that you fear. To assemble the truffle cake you need the base of a chocolatey chocolate cake, […]

Orange curd: Recipe


The recipe of home made orange curd is like no other. You will love seeing people smack  on the creamy smoothness as you serve this on toasted bread, buns, layer in cakes or dollop a hearty helping on the lady finger sponges. With my cookery books shelf filling fast, one of my recent purchases that […]

Raspberry Marble Cake: a fruity affair


I’ve been low on blogging for a couple of weeks and I have substantial reasons for the lag. With a super busy hectic work schedule demanding me to be in office even on a Sunday, all my free time was going in taking time off and catching up on my sleep. Thankfully, with most of […]

Cappuccino swirls: chocolate cravings 101


Cookies with a hot cup of tea and coffee can be such a refreshing experience. Ever since I’ve started baking cookies at home, I just can’t seem to buy them over the counter. Munching on a freshly baked batch of cookies is a joy like no other! I had an amazing experience while baking these […]