Enthusiastic baking on Sunday morning

  Woke up early on Sunday morning and had the happy notion to bake up a storm.The weather has been really closed and cloudy for the past fortnight or so,  and something warm and sunshiny was called for.   Make way  for mum’s ‘victorian tea cake’ recipe.   I baked a cake and then still had some batter left and so..     Baked me some cup cakes in my beautiful raimkin bowls with a generous topping of roasted hazelnuts.   So, here goes the recipe for the one cake which can never be topped…   Ingredients 175 gms sugar (superfine/ grind … Continue reading Enthusiastic baking on Sunday morning

Baking on Mother’s Day

Baking will always remind me of Ma. That beautiful aroma floating around the whole house on a sunny Sunday morning makes me feel like a kid again. It is just such a happy fragrance. It reminds you of birthdays with cakes in different shapes, Dad putting up streamers, Mum making all those lovely snacks and of course, Presents!! So, I tried my hand at ‘zebra cake’ from AZ cookbook. The cake tasted lovely only, instead of a zebra cake I ended up with Volcano Mountain cake. I think that was cute too. You can get the recipe from http://www.azcookbook.com/zebra-cake/ where I saw … Continue reading Baking on Mother’s Day

Chocolate and Orange

I have never tried orange essence in a cake before and as it turned out chocolate and orange is a great combination. So, presenting another collection of bad pictures from my cell phone. Tip for birthday present : a really decent camera eg. Canon DSLR 😉 Ingredients: 175 g butter 175 g sugar (powdered) 3 eggs 175 g Maida 2 teaspoonful baking powder 2 tbsp cocoa powder 2 tbsp milk 3 tbsp orange juice (preferably fresh from a real orange) Pre – Prep: Beat the eggs till nice and frothy. Preparation: Beat the butter and sugar together till nice and creamy. … Continue reading Chocolate and Orange

Baking Rosemary Buns at home

Yesterday was a typical lazy Sunday which my Hubby spent watching marathon movies. I was bored. So, I decided to do some baking. I didn’t want to bake a cake since I am not one for sweet treats. Then I thought Why not give  a recipe from one of the food blogs I finally found and loved on the internet. Its called the The Pioneer Woman Cooks and its absolutely great. She has photographs of each and every step of her cooking and that really helps when you are cooking something new and you know want to make sure that things … Continue reading Baking Rosemary Buns at home

Honeyed Cake

I have been baking for a long time, since I was a kid actually but today I decided to make my signature cake a little differently. I substituted honey in place of sugar. And I didn’t stick so strictly to the recipe as I usually do, instead went for it in a very hotchpotch Nigella Lawson way. Made all sorts of garnish to make it look pretty and here is the result. If anyone is interested in the recipe here goes   1 cup + 2 tablespoons Maida 1 cup of Honey( a little less actually) 1 cup + 2 tablespoons Butter( … Continue reading Honeyed Cake