Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Saunf wala Sooji ka Halwa | Semolina pudding with Fennel Seeds

Sooji Halwa is a classic Indian sweet! There are many versions of this sweet treat. Traditionally, Sooji Halwa is flavored with a large pinch of cardamom. Some folks like to cook it in milk, or a combination of milk and water. When saffron is added to it, its gets a light yellow color and is called Rava Kesari.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Sunflower Seed Bread | Eggless Baking

An easy way to add seeds and nuts to the diet is to bake it into bread. While there are all kinds of sweet breads that include seeds and nuts, its great to have a savory option that includes these nutritious and tasty ingredients too. Sunflower seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition. they are packed with minerals and vitamins and are a great addition to our diet. Here I add these seeds into one of my favorite bread recipes to add flavor and provide a satisfying crunch too. 

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Strawberry Coffee Cake | Eggless Baking

Strawberries may seem like an odd choice in a baked product, but they actually taste really yummy enveloped in a sweet batter cake. They cook and become incredibly soft and jammy. You almost feel like you are eating a jam cake with all the best flavors surrounding it - vanilla, cinnamon, strawberry. The crunch of the cinnamon sugar adds a wonderful texture to the finished product. There are two ways (well, so many actually!!) to enjoy this cake. The first is warm with a good vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of strawberry syrup. The second is with warm fresh vanilla custard. Yumm!!

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Burger Buns | Burger Rolls | Eggless Baking

Baking at home is always a game changer. Once you learn how to handle yeast, the entire world of bread opens up - you are literally ready to bake breads of the world! Of course there is more to baking bread than understanding yeast. A lot has to do with the different kinds of grains, flours, liquids, nuts, seeds, seasonings, and oil that go into the bread. Dough preparation process, baking times and baking temperatures also play a significant role in getting to that delicious loaf of bread at home.

Whenever I bake bread and share my recipes, I receive many queries on the above topics. Queries on bread baking terminology, substitutes, troubleshooting also abound. I plan over time do primers on each of these topics and create a section here that will become a go to for these concerns. For today however I have recipe that is much overdue. I have baked these Burger Rolls several times in the past few months and each time I have been delighted with the result. I hope you will try this recipe and share with friends too.