Puff Pastry – Buttery Flaky Puff Pastry From Scratch

Buttery Flaky Puff Pastry From Scratch There is something so magical to see this yummy thing puffing up in the oven. Making puff pastry is really so much fun. The bakery bought veggie puffs always fascinated me. The paper thin flaky layers, and oh! so many of them. It felt like magic. I never imagined…

Champorado/ Tsampurado Tart

Chocolate and Rice sounds like a very unusual combination doesn’t it? When I heard about the traditional Filipino ‘champorado’ or tsampurado [chocolate rice pudding], I was really intrigued. The sticky chocolaty rice, sweetened with milk and sugar feels a lot like a rich chocolaty kheer. Recently I received a book called ‘ India On A Platter’ by Saransh Goila, having come across the chocolate kheer recipe in it made me even more optimistic that this would work. I decided to serve this in the form of a tart with a buttery, flaky pie crust to add to the crunch and…

Oats and Apple Crumble Pie

Craving for something sweet ? This humble yet delicious oats and apple crumble pie is sure to tingle your taste buds and not make you feel guilty about the indulgence either. Sounds good? The crunchy oats and toasted wheat germ crumble layered with sweet, moist slices of cinnamon coated apples is sure to make you feel warm and happy. This is also a great snack option for kids. The health benefits of oats is quite well known. Oats is rich in beta- glucan, a fiber that is known to help lower the levels of bad cholesterol. Wheat germ is an…

Sweet Lime Meringue Pie [Egg Free]

After a long long time I finally got the hang of making silky smooth meringue with ‘Aqua Faba’. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this term, don’t worry, it isn’t some high funda stuff. Aqua faba is simply chickpea brine or the water left after we pressure cook kabuli channa. Who knew that this simple ingredient can substitute egg whites in nearly any recipe. Well whisking the chickpea brine into the perfect meringue this morning was such an amazing feeling. I just had to use it in a special bake. I thought of Lemon Meringue Pie. But since…

Egg Free And Whole Wheat Choux Pastry- Version 1

Choux Pastry [Shoe! pastry] is quite a simple, but tricky, versatile bake . You get the basic pastry right and you can turn them into delicious cream puffs, eclairs or profiteroles [to name a few]. It has a lovely crunchy flaky pastry shell with a hollow center that can be filled with custard or cream. Since they aren’t sweet/ salty you can use them for both sweet and savoury dishes. Made with just four basic ingredients- flour, eggs , butter and water, it relies on the steam created to ‘puff’ up and get that hollow center. So now you are…