Cupcakes

This month’s Sweet and Simple Bakes was a first for me (as they’ve all been so far!). But this was a basic cupcake recipe and I was so excited to make cupcakes for the first time! And it was perfect for Halloween to give out as treats for the kids. Cupcakes(recipe from Rosie @ Sweet…

Challah

After seeing this recipe from the Bread Baking Babes for Challah, a traditional Jewish celebratory bread, I absolutely had to try it. It looked complicated but I realized the end result was sure to impress. And I was right – about the impressive part! But it really was very easy to make. For the directions,…

Pani Puri

Pani Puri is a favorite street food in India. In lots of “chaat” stalls around the cities, you can see people standing around carts popping little pieces of deliciousness into their mouths! This is my absolute favorite Indian snack (well…um… okay One of the many!). It consists of 3-4 components – a deep fried puri,…

Parisian Baguettes

I have baked about a half dozen different kind of breads in the past few months and I have been really enjoying it. Bread baking is almost therapeutic and the kneading is the best part. If you don’t feel that way, bread baking will become a chore and not a delight. To be able to…

Mulligatawny Soup

Mulligatawny in Tamil means Pepper Water (Milagu + Thanni). When the British came to rule India, they enjoyed the local rasam very much and decided to tweak it a bit to make it suit their palettes, as well as trying to make it an appetizer or entree on its own. The version you see on…

Sara’s Brownies

A dear friend, Sara, recently had a baby. She had gestational diabetes which meant she couldn’t have any sugar for over 8 months, while she was pregnant. When I went to visit her and her beautiful baby, she had baked up a storm of brownies and cakes! I begged her for her brownie recipe and…

Whole Wheat Pancakes

I first saw this post on Arundati’s blog, Escapades, and I told myself I should make this. I wasn’t sure though since any whole wheat pancakes I’ve attempted (with eggs) have been tough and not-so-nice. Then I saw it on Divya’s blog, Dil Se. It was time to stop procrastinating and make it already. So…

Vanilla Apple Cake

Mmmm… There’s nothing much to say when you’re eating this cake – its just sooo sooo good that you’re not really concerned about what to say about it! Another winner this month from Maria and Rosie of Sweet and Simple Bakes. Vanilla Apple Cake(recipe from S+SB) 9 oz (about 2 sticks) unsalted Butter, softened, plus…