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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 White Chocolate Mango Mousse

As a blogger, whenever I see some ingredient, the first thought that comes to my mind is “What new dish can be made with this?” When a friend of mine recently gifted me some Alphonso …

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Nougat

? Christmas isn’t too far. If you’re wondering what sweet to gift to your near and dear ones, here’s my suggestion- Nougat. Nougat, pronounced as noo-gaa, is a sweet with a soft, chewy texture.

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Krofne- Albanian Doughnuts

Krofne, also known as Krafne, Krofi etc are doughnuts with fillings. The name comes from German Krapfen, and it is a variation of the Central European pastry, known as Berliner.(Source: Wikipedia) After seeing this dessert being prepared in a TV show, I was tempted to try it out. The result was a not-so-sweet airy doughnut. I used Chocolate ganache as filling. Both my boys loved it. I followed the recipe from MKR but halved the recipe. The recipe I’m sharing is the original one.

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Milk Halwa

As a kid, the only Halwa I was aware of, were the colourful Halwas I saw in almost all bakeries in Kerala. One could find huge blocks of Halwa in various colours like Black, Orange, Yellow and Green. I somehow never really liked them. Few years back during our Kerala visit, my MIL bought some Milk Halwa from Indian Bakery near our place. On her insistence, I tasted a piece with much reluctance. To my surprise, I loved it and ended up having a couple more pieces. This Halwa was something different. The other day while talking to my SIL…

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Paan (Betel Leaf) Mousse

During our stay in Chandigarh, we had been to the Punjab Grill restaurant. After the meal, we were served Paan shots. I loved the taste of it and thought of trying my hand at it some time later. It had totally slipped off my mind, till I came across a review about Punjab Grill. I had some Homemade Gulkhand in stock. So after getting the betel leaves, I started off with my experiment. Along the way, I decided to change the track and make a mousse instead of the shots. On tasting, D was of the opinion that it required…

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Eggless Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Jelly

I always love watching Master chef Australia. More so because there’s no unnecessary negativity or drama in it. The wonderful and encouraging hosts are the icing on the cake. In the last season, I was really impressed with Reynold’s dessert skills. Now you know where I drew my inspiration to make this dish 🙂 After my successful attempt at making Orange sorbet, the next mission was Chocolate Mousse. My initial plan was to have the centre with pomegranate coulis. On discussing my idea with D, he suggested to use jelly instead of coulis, as he was craving for it. As…

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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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Orange Sorbet in Chocolate Shell

Ever since I saw cake sphere moulds being used in cookery shows, I had made up my mind in buying one. Every time I went hunting for the same, it was out of stock. After several futile attempts, decided to buy them online. So, following a much long wait, I finally got it 2 days back. Having made up my mind on using chocolate as the casing, the next thought was what to use as filling. As luck would have D made it easier for me. Just before leaving for school, he had a request. “Mama, today I want something…

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Nectarine/Peach Upside down Cake

Nectarines are pretty much similar to Peaches. Here is the recipe of Nectarine Upside Down Cake. The recipe I followed is taken from Midwest Living. This recipe was a big hit with D and his friends at school.

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Motichoor Laddoo

My experiments in cooking started when I was in Class 7. Instead of trying out the regular dal chawal, I would opt for something different. During a recent chat session with my cousin, she reminded me of the laddoo that I made. It brought back a lot of memories. I do remember vividly how complicated the process was to me at that time. Probably that stayed in my mind and hence didn’t attempt making laddoos at home. Yesterday my friend’s daughter asked me if I had the recipe of Motichoor Laddoo. She needed it for some article. That triggered an…

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Paalada Paayasam/ Paalada Pradhaman/ Palada Payasam

I have been away from this space for almost a month now. Trust me, it was not easy. My camera went for repair and the waiting was really frustrating. I was looking forward to get it back. The happiness was short lived when I realised that it was still not functional. Thankfully J understood my predicament and offered to buy me a new camera. Woo hoo !! I am back in my happy place. To celebrate the joy, I decided to make Paalada Paayasam, a traditional Kerala sweet, which holds an important place in Sadya. In the olden days, the…

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Biscotti

One aspect I like about sending lunch/snacks for D to school is the feedback. One can’t get a more honest feedback. I always look forward to hear the feedback, especially when I send something new. Getting positive feedback encourages me even more to try new dishes. After receiving appreciation for the brownies I had sent the other day, I decided to make Biscotti. This has been in my to-do list for a while. The preparation of the dish is very easy. However, the baking takes a while. But trust me, it’s all worth the effort when you bit into those…

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Fudgy Brownies

Gooey, fudgy brownies !! There must be very few people who doesn’t get tempted by these chocolate beauties. The mere mention of it makes me drool. Having seen a couple of Fb posts on brownies, I was so tempted to make them. Found an easy recipe at Inspired Taste . On checking the pantry, I had all the ingredients in place, including the pecan nuts, which was procured from Big Basket. I always rely on Big Basket to buy my regular supply of Dairy products, Rice products and gourmet items. While cutting the brownies to pieces, I couldn’t stop myself…

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Homemade Fondant

Though I bake and decorate cakes at home, I have never tried my hands at Fondant Icing. Last Christmas, my cousin who came from Canada, gifted a Gum paste flower cut out set. Every time I looked at the set, I was even more motivated to give a shot at Fondant Icing. April being a month of special occasions in our family, I zeroed in on D’s birthday and prepared fondant at home. On discussing with D, he asked me to prepare a Rich Chocolate Cake covered with Chocolate Ganache. All my hopes almost went down the drain till it…

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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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Bread Halwa

    Catching up with friends is something all of us look forward to. Last week was one such occasion. We got to host our dear friends after a long wait. It was decided that …

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