Pão de Queijo

So in my newly launched blog, and my new name PavPourri, lies my favorite pastime right now, which is baking different kinds of bread. Pav in Hindi means bread and the word Pav has the same pronunciation and various spellings all over the world. Take, for instance, this fabulous Brazilian cheese bread, Pão de Queijo….

Easy Buttermilk Pancakes

I’ve written about so many different pancakes in this blog and each one has been a winner. We’ve just rotated the recipes in our house and try to make them all! We can’t really decide on one winning recipe. If the readers do use these recipes and can write in with feedback on the ones…

Molten Chocolate Cake

Make this today. Really. Just read the recipe, go to your kitchen and make this cake. And an hour later you’ll be enjoying molten chocolate cake, warm out of the oven with some fabulous icecream (please remember to have icecream on hand!). This is truly the simplest chocolate cake I’ve made it was a huge…

Spicy Coconut Milk Congee

Congee is rice cooked in a lot of water until it has a mushy porridge type consistency, and then topped with different spices, herbs, vegetables or meat. There are several variations of congee and its found all over Asia, especially east and south Asia. It has thousands of years of history in China, and was…

Granola

Seriously you don’t need to search for another granola recipe ever! This is definitely the best granola. And it’s super flexible, so you can add or delete or substitute as you wish. It’s always a huge hit with everyone. And start to finish time is only half an hour. Go-to Granola (Inspired from Lovely Little…

Fougasse

Fougasse is a type of flatbread that is baked in a wood fired oven, and is from the Provence region in France. It is known as focaccia in Italy and by so many other names in different parts of the world. The Fougasse itself is shaped like an ear of wheat. It’s usually plain but…

Sourdough!

So I’ve been baking bread for a while now. And I just love it. It’s the most relaxing hobby I have, and I get to make it for friends and family, which really feels wonderful. But I’ve been quite stumped by sourdough. Naturally I bought a copy of Tartine, the modern bible for sourdough bread…

My story with bread

I lived in the United States for a long-ish period of time. When I first went there to study, I did not know how to cook at all. I was given a cookbook, Chandra Padmanabhan’s Dakshin, as a gift when I left and my mother told me that that’s the only book I will need…

Tashkent Non

This is a bread from Uzbekistan. It resembles a bagel, and tastes a lot like it. When I saw photographs of this bread, I was very intrigued as to the central pattern in them, and curious to see how different they would taste from a regular bagel. This bread is chewy, with an lightly fluffy…

Easy Fluffy Pancakes

This is fourth in my series of pancakes. When it comes to pancakes, there’s no one recipe that you’ll make every single time. So its good to have as many recipes as you can under your belt, and you can rotate them depending on the time you have, the ingredients you have on hand and…

Buttermilk Pancakes…Again

Here we go again. Another buttermilk pancake. Another fail-safe recipe. This is easier than the other buttermilk pancakes I posted only because you don’t have to whisk the egg whites separately in this one. I prefer the other one, but this is really good too. My daughters preferred this one… (Okay, please don’t judge the…

Oats and Banana Pancakes

This is as simple as it can get. I loved the blog I got it from – she has some super simple recipes. And really, this couldn’t be healthier. So easy, healthy and my kids loved it. Tough to beat, right? Oats and Banana Pancakes (from Mums’ Days) 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup milk…