Thursday, 30 May 2013

Sunday, 19 May 2013

EASY BUTTERMILK CHOCOLATE CHIP CUPCAKES


My obsession with cakes simply seems to have no end! If I'm short on time I prefer baking cupcakes; and if I really want to indulge, I go for BIG cakes! However frostings are reserved only for special occasions, as firstly, whipped cream still has to make an entry in my local market; and secondly, for me a cake is delicious only if it's able to stand by itself in the flavor department....no trappings required! No....I'm not against frosting, it's just a matter of personal preference. For me, "efforts required" are inversely related to "my-interest-in-the-recipe".....lesser the sweat, better it is with me...;)
So here comes another minimal effort cupcake recipe that uses Buttermilk (aahh....my new fav these days!).
This recipe is from the multi-talented Jessie's site cakespy. She is a cake detective, writer and illustrator; and has many books to her credit (her new book: The secret life of baked goods is in bookstores now!). Coming to the recipe, it looks like lots of ingredients...but it's just mix-and-bake....and voila!! you're done.
easy buttermilk chocolate chip muffins recipe 

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Fluffy, Moist, Buttery Cake: Step-by-Step pics Recipe

I was on my virtual cake tour (googling cake recipes) one afternoon when a scrumptiously yummy looking cake caught my eye.....no need to say that it was love at first sight!! I did a quick check:
CHECK 1- The recipe was simple and easy, one-bowl kind;
CHECK 2- I had all the ingredients in my larder;
CHECK 3- ......to hell with the checks!! I'm itching to make this cake.....
So straightaway I went into my kitchen to try it out.....and the result??!! Well.....I'm short of words befitting its taste, flavor and softness......!!
It's just perfect! With a rich buttery flavor and its spongy texture, it stands on its own. No need of frosting or icings. 
spongy butter cake


Friday, 10 May 2013

NAAN-KHATAI: EGGLESS CINNAMON COOKIES

The word "naan-khatai" always rings fond, nostalgic memories for me; it being associated with my naani (maternal granny)....no....not just literally ("naan" khatai!!) but through her cooking. She used to bake the perfect naan-khatais, and keeping our little hands off it was impossible. This was always a featured request from us kiddies, on all her visits without fail. Her recipe eluded us a lot after she was gone, as there was no documentation. Somehow after many years, I found her recipe, quietly tucked away in my mother's recipe diary....and obviously my joy knew no bounds!! So this is my grandmother's recipe that I'm going to share today.
nankhatai