Friday, December 14, 2018

Eggless Chocolate Chunks & Whole Wheat Butter Biscuits

Kids were asking for something buttery and chocolatey since few days as the weather in Paris is seriously nasty. If kids requests for chocolates loaded bakes, i cant say 'no' hence i baked this ultimate buttery wheat biscuits. Why i used whole wheat flour, coz i have already baked butter biscuits with all purpose flour. Since i want to bake them much healthier than the usual butter biscuits, i opted for whole wheat flour which works awesome to bake out some scrumptious biscuits out of it. Also i baked this cookies with roughly chopped chocolate chunks instead of chocolate chips which gives an excellent texture to this ultimate cookies. Everyone at home went crazy when i finished baking this wheat butter biscuits.

Chocolate Chunks Wheat Butter Biscuits

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Eggless Coconut & Cashew Cookies

Dunno why, i just love coconut flavor in cakes,muffins and in breads. Whenever i feel like munching  coconut flavored baked goodies, i dont think twice to bake something coconuty. Few weeks back, i couldnt stop myself baking out some dangerously delicious cookies with both coconut and cashew nuts. Cashew nuts is one among my favourite nuts which i never fail to cook with often. Obviously i combined both coconut and cashew nuts together for baking some cheat version of the popular Good day biscuits. I still remember how delicious those cashew nuts loaded good day biscuits will be. I can never forget the taste of this biscuits as much as like the popular bourbon biscuits. Even now, whenever i go to India, i dont forget to grab a packet of these biscuits. Few biscuits are seriously very close of our hearts na.

Eggless Coconut & Cashew Cookies

Alouda/Mauritian Alouda Cold Milk/Alouda Glace

Today am taking you all to an another dream destination of many, yes my today's post is from Mauritius. Mauritius cuisine is a real mix of French, Chinese and Indian cuisine,however this cuisine is very much influenced by our Indian cuisine. While googling about this Mauritian cuisine, i was surprised to see that their most popular dishes are always prepared with an Indian touch. Am running this week's blogging marathon with Cook by capital as theme. Hence i picked the alphabetic letter 'P', after Paris and Prague, i couldnt stop myself to pick Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. Port Louis, is very much known for their street foods. And i picked one of the most known and popular drink which quite common in Central Market in Port Louis. And this drink is easily available anywhere in the island.

Mauritian Alouda, Chilled Alouda

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Livance/Czech Yeasted Pancakes

You might have noticed that am running this week's blogging marathon with Cook by Capital as theme. And i picked 'P', obviously after Paris, today's capital i have picked is Prague Prague is Czech Republic's capital and i seriously want to visit this beautiful capital atleast once in my lifetime. And i have been looking for an opportunity to visit this place though its not far from France. Since i picked Prague, i googled for some interesting dishes from this amazing country, many Czech dishes are loaded with meats. However i looked for something different, definitely a hassle free dish from this cuisine. While googling, i crossed Livance, a fabulous Czech yeasted pancakes. Livance may sounds as much as like American Pancakes but trust me these pancakes are dangerously delicious.

Livance, Yeasted Czech Pancakes

Monday, December 10, 2018

Besan Tarkari/Besan Ki Sabji/Gramflour Dumplings Curry

Regional cuisines of India shares many delightful dishes with pantry friendly ingredients. Am amazed to see our own Indian cuisine is loaded with varieties of dishes you can cook in an ease. Our Regional cuisines rocks, and whenever i cross a new dish from any part of India, i dont forget to bookmark them. Obviously my bookmarked lists is overflooding since a long and i have couple of dishes to dish out very soon. You might have noticed that i dont hesitate a second to try new dishes as i love to explore other style of cuisine than sticking with my usual cooking style. Am a person who love to try and test especially if the recipe calls for simple ingredients. One of my recent trial from Odisha cuisine is this Besan Tarkari which means as gramflour dumplings cooked in spicy curry.

Besan Tarkari, Besan Ki Sabji

Eggless Spelt Flour Chocolate Chips Cookies

Life is full of experiments and experiences, obviously we learn tips and tricks ourselves either by fail or by succeeding those trials. Culinary experiments are one among those. Experiments in cooking or in baking makes you to come up with some creative dishes or bakes. Trust me, few culinary experiments will definitely pull you to learn and correct your mistakes. To be honest i have been baking since few years especially once i started blogging and am a self learned baker. Never went to cooking classes or baking classes, however blogsphere teach you every nooks of baking. I love baking, i wont hesitate a second to try bakes with different ingredients. And my today's post is one among those experiments which turned as some dangerously delicious cookies. Spelt flour, this is one of my recent favourite flour which i have been using recently in most of my bakes. Spelt flour works awesome for making beautiful breads and cakes. However i gathered all the ingredients to try a simple yet a delicious cookies with.

Spelt Flour Chocolate chips Cookies

Tarte au Flan Parisien/Parisian Flan/French Custard Pie

French desserts/pastries are quite popular around the world and their pastries are seriously a must try if you have a chance to visit this beautiful country. I must say that am lucky enough to live in this country since 23 years. Obviously French desserts are my favourite. Now i try to replicate them at home whenever i get a chance to dish them out by myself. Though some of the French pastries are seriously hard to learn and cook at home, few pastries are quite easy to prepare. I have been dishing out some of the easiest French pastries since a long, and thank god till now everyone at home approved that my French Pastries are best and tastes very much like the store bought ones. Whatelse we need, however  i learned baking myself and am proud to say that all my French pastries never went wrong.

Tarte au flan Parisien, Parisian Custard Pie

Friday, December 7, 2018

Eggless Semolina Pav Buns/Semolina Bread Rolls

I have been baking with fine semolina since few weeks as am able to make some incredible breads with them. Working with semolina is not a tough job as they tends to work as much as like bread or all purpose flour. Fine quality semolina are just prefect to bake many tremendous breads out of them. Moroccan, Tunisian and Algerian uses Semolina as the main ingredients in most of their flatbreads or leavened breads. Since my family members like the texture and the flavor of semolina breads or bread rolls, i couldnt stop myself to make some simple bread rolls at home just to please some hungry tummies either for breakfast or for evening snacks after a hectic day at school. These bread rolls came out extremely spongy and ultimately delicious eventhough this bread rolls are completely eggfree.

Semolina Bread Rolls, Eggless Semolina bread rolls

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Butterless Whole Wheat Kiwi Upside Down Cake

Kiwi, these fruits are loaded with many vitamins and right now here its peak season of this ultimate fruits. Obviously how can i forget to get them whenever we go to farmer's market. Recently i got a huge bag of farm fresh kiwis from my next door friend who carried all the from South France as her uncle is a farmer who owns some kiwi plants. Seriously, i was overwhelmed by her nice gesture and i want to make something delicious with those kiwis. After making some smoothies and fruit salad, i baked a fabulous upside down cake with the leftover kiwis. As much as like apples, i cant take kiwis raw, and unfortunately kiwi is one of my favourite fruits, hence i baked this cake to enjoy the goodness of this incredible fruits.

Butterless Kiwi Upside Down cake

Khaliat Nahal/Cheese Beehive Buns/Savoury Honeycomb Buns

Nothing can beat the aroma of freshly baked breads at home and obviously homemade breads are the best without any preservatives. Home made breads are very much tastier than the store bought one and they are damn cheaper and doesnt take much time to prepare at home. If you ask me to bake a bread everyday, i dont hesitate a second at all. Coz bread making are definitely a stress burster, if you want to get rid of  your stress just bake a bread at home.Homemade breads are more nutritious when compared to store bought ones,needless to say that we can mix and match the ingredients according to our wish. And you might have noticed that am running a month of baking marathon which is known as Bake-a-thon, obviously i will be posting on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during this whole month of december. Stay tuned to have a look on my baked goodies for this years's Bake-a-thon.

Honeycomb Buns

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Glaced Cherries Pound Cake

Pound cake are everyone's favourite at home coz these cakes are prepared usually with equal weights of 4 main ingredients. Flour, eggs, butter and sugar are the most needed ingredients to bake this incredible cake. Flavored or prepared with fruits, dry fruits this buttery pound cake tastes extremely delicious to please your tastebuds. Pound cakes are best to enjoy for snacks or for desserts after a meal depending upon how they are served. For a dessert, top a slice of pound cake with some scoops of icecreams or else with whipped cream and chopped fruits like strawberries, figs or raspberries etc. Though i have already baked varieties of pound cakes, its been a while i seriously want to bake a pound cake with glaced cherries as my H was asking for this cake. He just love fruits loaded pound cake, obviously i couldnt stop myself to bake this cake just to please him.

Cherries Pound Cake, Glaced Cherries Pound cake

Monday, December 3, 2018

Eggless Chocolate Chips Milk Buns

Breads or buns, these baked goodies are must for us to kick start our day. Since ever i started working, i couldnt make our usual south Indian style breakfast on week days coz of my super duper busy schedule. Obviously i cant think more than baking breads during weekends for our weekly breakfast or else we stick with store bought breads. Most of our breakfast goes for bread toast with butter and jam along with a cup of tea or black coffee. You might have guessed now why i have been baking quite often at home. Neeldess to say that i just love baking breads at home as they calls mostly for basic ingredients with no preservatives. Homemade breads are always the best though their shell life is very lesser than  compared to the store bought breads. Coming to today's chocolate buns, i baked these buns few months back for our weekend brunch and its was sitting in my draft since a long.

Chocolate Buns, Chocolate Chips Buns

Butterless Chocolate Apple Cake

Once fall season starts here in Paris, farmer's markets will gets loaded definitely with varieties of apples, pears, clementines, kiwis etc.  Apples are the prominent Fall fruits here, obviously we make use of it in many bakes especially in cakes. Am running this week's blogging marathon with Make them as cakes as theme, hence this week's posts are going to be some kid's friendly cakes. I love to bake cakes than grinding idly batter, yes dunno why. My mom used to pull me coz of this, i hate grinding idli or dosa batter than preparing cake batter. If any occasions presents, i look for an opportunity to bake a cake to please my cake loving kids at home. Though my space have varieties of cakes, some are yet to bake and post in my space.

Chocolate apple cake