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…

Buttermilk Pancakes

My daughter has been sick with a fever. She recovered a few days ago but I’m keeping her home for the week. The doctor said to give her anything she wants to eat or drink and allow her to get stronger and rest. And the only thing she ever wants are pancakes. Lots of pancakes…

Adjarian Khachapuri

Khachapuri is the national dish of Georgia. Khacha (curds) + Puri (bread) is a dish made of different shaped breads, filled or topped with cheese and eggs. The crust is usually ripped off and dipped in the egg and cheese mixture. The shaping is unique to each region. For instance, Imeretian Khachapuri from Imeruli region,…

Omam Biscuits

Omam or Ajwain is indigenous to India and is a delicious spice that has a very unique taste. It is also known as Bishop’s Weed or Carom. It is a common spice found in most grocery stores. These biscuits or cookies are very popular in India, served with afternoon tea. Omam Biscuits 1 1/2 cups…

Baguettes

I have made baguettes before using the bible of all bread baking at home, Peter Reinhart’s Bread Baker’s Apprentice. It’s an amazing recipe and I got great results. But I’m also somewhat obsessed with chef Thomas Keller. It was at French Laundry that I was first introduced to truffles. I was sitting in a room…