Sunday 29 December 2013

Santa Bread using Tangzhong Method

Christmas is a time of celebration and what better way to treat kids than to make this beautiful Santa Bread with some soup! Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, it is a wonderful project to do with kids! If there is one thing I have learned, involving kids in the cooking process makes them more interested in eating the food. And you get to have loads of holiday fun.. So what are you waiting for? Ready, Set, Bake!

Tuesday 24 December 2013

Snowball Cookies - Russian Tea Cookies - Mexican Wedding Cookies - Eggless Cookie

Snowball Cookies also called as the Mexican Wedding Cookies or the Russian Tea Cookies are the simplest cookies you will ever bake. They are quite an interesting cookie to eat, very different from your Chocolate chip cookies or Oatmeal raisin cookies. (I have the recipes for those too, if are looking for them).

We had loads of fun baking these today. Just in time for Santa. Am sure our Santa will be superpleased with the treat we are offering him. The weather is windy and rainy today.  So Santa is sure to appreciate these wonderful snowball cookies that we are going to leave for him under the tree. 

Sunday 22 December 2013

Hershey's Ultimate Chocolate Brownies

Brownie Baking is becoming a routine in our household. All of us love brownies. I have already posted a couple of brownie recipe in my blog.

Triple Chocolate and Coffee Brownie (easy to make and a family favourite)
Peanut Butter and Jelly Brownie (for the love of PBJ)

They have all been baked quite a few times and shared too! Has been a bit hit every time.

Thursday 19 December 2013

Ginger Bread Man Sugar Cookies (Ice Box Cookies)

Gingerbread cookies are just every kids love. I made a version of gingerbread cookies (with the ginger bread flavours) last year. See recipe here. This year my son wanted to make some sugar cookies. The key for him was to decorate the cookies with chocolates. Well, no surprise there, is there? I made a big batch and froze the dough in portions. Have made cookies of many shapes with these. Just pop the dough in the fridge overnight and you are ready to bake. Cookies will be ready in 20 min (5 min to roll and cut, 10 min to bake and well another 5 to cool)

Tuesday 17 December 2013

Hershey's 'Perfectly Chocolate' Chocolate Cake

Looking for a foolproof recipe for Chocolate Cake? Want to make a butter cream frosting that will make you weak in your leg? Want to surprise your loved ones with the Best cake ever made? Look no further. This chocolate cake is the answer. It is a one bowl recipe and even beginners can make it. So what are you waiting for? Get, Set, Bake!

Sunday 15 December 2013

Chocolate Chunk Cookies with White Chocolate

I think it is safe to say that Chocolate Chip cookies are by far the most popular variety of cookies. Who doesn't like Chocolate, right? I decided to make these cookies with big chunks of chocolate. Very easy to put together. Make the dough in bulk and you can freeze it after shaping. Whenever you want to make a dozen cookies, just take it from the freezer and pop it straight to a preheated oven.

Thursday 12 December 2013

Masala Oats Toast

Eating oats for breakfast may be a thing that you enjoy. But I know quite a few people who like something spicy and savoury for their breakfast. This is one interesting way of incorporating oats in your breakfast without eating the porridge. You will fall in love with this!

Monday 9 December 2013

Poodu Kozhambu - Garlic Gravy for Rice

Garlic is one of those ingredients used in all parts of the world. Sometimes it is just used in little portions to add flavour, while some other cases it forms the key ingredient of the dish. Kozhambu is a south indian gravy usually served with rice and a vegetable side dish. This Kozhambu has loads of Garlic and is full of flavour. It kind of reminds of delicious Non Veg gravy. You can serve this as a side dish for Dosa or Idli as well.

Friday 6 December 2013

Chocolate Crinkles - Crinkle Cookies

Holiday season is definitely a great time for Baking. The fun of baking and sharing takes away the gloom of winter and just adds joy to our lives. And when you think of something festive, what better than some cookies? Well, wait it gets better. These are chocolate cookies! If that is not good enough, it gets even better. These are fudgy chocolate cookies covered with Sugar. It is super easy to make, great to bake with little ones. They will love rolling chocolate balls in sugar and being your 'helper'. 

Thursday 5 December 2013

Baked Glazed Donut

Donuts or Doughnuts are quite popular in America (and now the rest of the world). There are 2 kinds of donuts - cake donuts and yeasted donuts. I have posted the yeasted donuts once before (cinnamon sugar donuts). That time it was the fried version. This time I am presenting to you the baked version of the donuts

These tasted really good. Personally I liked these better than the fried donuts that I made. But some people in our group felt they will stick to fried version.

Wednesday 4 December 2013

Cabbage Sambharo - Warm Salad with Cabbage and Carrot - Gujarati recipe

Sambharo is a quick stir fry made of cabbage and carrots. It is flavoured mildly with chillies and spices. It works as a side dish as well. As with most Gujarati recipes, this also has a little sugar to add sweetness. You can skip it if you don't like it.

Monday 2 December 2013

Kanel Snegle and Kanelbullar - Swedish Cinnamon Snails and Rolls

Let me start my Christmas recipes with the awesome Cinnamon Rolls! This month’s bread for our group We Knead to Bake is the Kanel Snegle (Cinnamon Snails) or Kanelbullar (Cinnamon Buns) which is the Swedish version (and probably the original version) of the popular American Cinnamon Rolls. The Swedish version are and not sticky like their American counterparts and are also less sweet. They’re are delightfully aromatic, soft and moist, and perfect with a cup of tea/ coffee whether for breakfast or in the evening. Recipe from here