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

Experiments with exotic looking deserts – Litchi’s and Mango

In Palampur, the house in front of mine has a beautiful Litchi tree in its yard. To see the red litchi’s covering the whole little tree in summer’s was a sight for sore eyes. This year I am sure there are no litchi’s there thanks to the brigade of monkeys that have descended to our little sleepy town. Here in Bangalore there are Gulmohar and Coconut trees outside my window. I always associate Gulmohar trees with Khadakwasla, Pune where we stayed when I was 4 years old. They are a reminder of sunny days and games which involved lots of … Continue reading Experiments with exotic looking deserts – Litchi’s and Mango

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