Friday, January 30, 2015
Sour Cream Breads are wonderfully moist, dense, and inevitably delicious. The sour cream adds not only to the taste of bakery goods, it also gives them great moisture. As I am baking at a fairly regularly now, I try and rotate the kinds of breads I bake. On the weekend I baked the Cinnamon Almond Raisin Twists and a loaf of Hokkaido Milk Loaf. The milk bread disappeared so fast that I did not even get the opportunity to blog about it!!
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
I love almond butter and baking with it is such fun. Apart from the fact that its really easy to bake with, and the taste that almond butter imparts to the baked product, its also a great and healthy alternative to butter. Last summer I baked Almond Butter Oats Cookies and they turned out delicious. Since then I have done a lot of baking and cooking using almond butter and been very happy with both the taste and quality of the product.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Seven Cup Cake or Seven Cup Barfi is nothing more than a variation to the regular Basan Barfi. It is a deliciously rich melt in the mouth sweet that is perfect for any festive occasion. Seven Cup Cake was my choice of sweet last Diwali. I was craving Besan Barfi and Mysore Pak, but eventually settled upon this barfi. Apart from being incredibly easy to make, this sweet will keep very well if refrigerated for several weeks.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Shortbread is the ultimate biscuit. At least I happen to think so. I got addicted to them many years ago when I traveled to Scotland on work. Being a regular in Edinburgh, it was impossible to walk past any store, tea shop, or grocer without seeing an assortment of shortbread. I always made sure I carried back a stash on return home:)
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Scones are like a quick bread and are perfect for baking in a pinch. Last weekend I made two breads - the cinnamon rolls and a vegetable bread. Both moved really fast and last night I knew I'd need another batch for the week. So instead of starting another batch of yeast bread I decided to make savory scones. Quick baking, a tasty bread that can be eaten warmed with butter, turned into a delicious sandwich, or even dunked in hot soup at dinner.
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Fresh baked cinnamon rolls make for the best weekend breakfast. Chilly winter mornings make it so difficult to get out of bed. Just the thought of the chill is enough to make one want to curl up back in bed for that one last snuggle. But weekends are different, aren't they? Lazy mornings, hot coffee, and buttery cinnamon rolls fresh out of the oven make it all that easier.
Friday, January 2, 2015
Semolina Quick Breads are a tasty and healthy alternative to heavy, oily snacks. They are nutritious, filling, and if you are particular about your baked goodies - eggless! Earlier this year I posted my favorite recipe for Semolina Loaf. The recipe was loaded with vegetables and made for a delicious and dense bread. Since then I have tried many permutations of the recipe, and off late we have settled on a somewhat lighter version of the same.