Easy Innovative Recipes For Joyful Cooking

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Rich Chocolate Cake | Choco Nuts Factory Rich Cake | Barley Wholewheat Flour Chocolate Cake

Rich Chocolate Cake | Choco Nuts Factory Rich Cake | Barley Wholewheat Flour Chocolate Cake

RICH CHOCOLATE CAKE | Choco Nuts Factory Rich Cake : Guest Post By Sapna Kiran Nayak   “When a bunch of enthusiastic members of Ovenderful Mom Bakers Community met at a quaint cafĂ© about 2 years ago, I remember this particular lady introducing herself as […]

Filter Kaapi Cake

Filter Kaapi Cake

If there is one thing you shouldn’t miss when you visit a ‘tambram’ household, it is our piping hot filter kaapi. There is something special about sipping filter coffee, early in the morning while listening to the suprabhatam in M.S. Subbulakshmi’s voice. I always loved it when my mum woke me up with a steaming hot tumbler of frothy filter coffee. The aroma of freshly brewed decoction is something I always look forward to when I visit my parents home. This morning while sipping my cuppa, I realized I haven’t made a coffee cake for way too long! So, my…

Malpua Inspired Steamed Sponge Cake [Egg Free]

Malpua Inspired Steamed Sponge Cake [Egg Free]

Playing around with Indian flavours is my favourite way of cooking. I have been wanting to bake something inspired from ‘Malpua’ ever since Simran posted her malpua cookie recipe on Ovenderful Mom Bakers Community. All the right flavours of malpua – Cardamom, Fennel, Ghee and Khoya in the form of a spongy moist cake. Too yummy to miss I say! The frequent power cuts inspired [rather forced] me to try making cake in a pressure cooker. Wondering if a steamed cake would be ‘cake-like’? Have a look at that gorgeous crumb. What a beautiful surprise it turned out to be….

10 Minute Oats Unni-Appam/ Nei Appam

10 Minute Oats Unni-Appam/ Nei Appam

A few years back my son spent his summer hols with my parents in God’s own country- Kerala. Temple visits are our family’s favourite way to spend weekends and holidays. He specially loved visiting the Kottarakara Ganapathy temple. Ask him why and he would say they make the tastiest unni-appams ever. I think he has taken after me, in looking forward to tasty ‘temple prasadam’. Unni- appam/ Nei appam is a fried sweet dumpling usually made with a combination of rice flour, wheat flour, banana and jaggery. Grated coconut and cardamom is often added to bring in more flavour. These…

Gajar Ka Halwa Inspired- Carrot Cake

Gajar Ka Halwa Inspired- Carrot Cake

Carrot cake has been on my to-do list for a long time. I also had a request from someone who wanted a really good recipe for a healthy ‘carrot cake’. So it’s been in my head for quite a while now. I often end up making bakes inspired by traditional Indian dishes. So well here’s another one. This cake was gobbled up in 15 minutes flat and has been one of my best bakes according to hubby dearest. Super moist and flavourful, this carrot cake has a festive exotic feel to it. And I love the fact that it looks…

Tutti Frutti Cake [ Eggfree and Part Wholewheat]

Tutti Frutti Cake [ Eggfree and Part Wholewheat]

I love simple tasty cakes and so does everyone in my family. The Whole wheat tutti frutti cake I made ages ago was quite a hit and loads of people tried the recipe with successful results. Last night I decided to make it again to send it over for my husband’s colleagues. Well I am so bad at following recipes, I don’t even follow my own! So after a quick look, I did my own thing and this turned out just as yum. Thought I would share this version with you guys too. Like always ‘simple does it’.

Harry’s Brookies Akila’s Way

Harry’s Brookies Akila’s Way

If you have followed Masterchef Australia 2016 long enough, you would definitely know ‘Harry’s Brookies’ . Harry Foster, one of the contestants of the season, made SINsationally delicious dark chocolate brookies for Nigella Lawson’s midnight feast. Needless to say the brookies became the new ‘in’- thing in the baking world. Everybody I know seems to be baking them. Harry’s my second favourite contestant on the show. You can’t help liking this cute guy with that cheeky grin and confident attitude. [Oh and I love his hairstyle too] Like Harry, I am very much about twisting recipes to add my own…

Gluten Free and Vegan Coco-Rice Cupcakes

Gluten Free and Vegan Coco-Rice Cupcakes

It is pretty much impossible to not get inspired in baking if you are a part of Ovenderful Mom Bakers Community. I can’t even begin to write how much I have learnt from this wonderful group. When one decides to try healthy baking, the options become limitless. It is a whole new world in itself. I have always been skeptical about using rice flour in bakes. That ‘floury’ gritty feel of rice flour always stopped me. Sometime last week two bakers from the group shared gorgeous looking rice flour cookies and rice flour cupcakes. Femina and Sunaina thank you so…

Mix And Bake – Eggfree Vanilla Cake

Mix And Bake – Eggfree Vanilla Cake

Baking is often a lot about technique and precision. You would see words like sieving, sifting, whisking, beating, creaming and folding in every cake recipe. A lot of my friends are simply bogged down by the ‘terms’ used and decide not to bake at all. And then there is also the job of measuring ingredients to a ‘T’. One thing I picked up from my mum’s kitchen is ‘freestyle baking’. She always used the regular kitchen cups and spoons for measuring ingredients. She would simply see a recipe and do it her way. “Nothing better than eye measurement”, she would…

Hot Milk ‘BEETROOT’ Cake

Hot Milk ‘BEETROOT’ Cake

I absolutely love using beets in bakes. I have used them in various ways- in the form of beetroot juice, beetroot powder and this time I decided on pureed beets. Every single time, I am amazed how this humble vegetable not only gives the cake that subtle ‘sweet earthy flavour’ but also a delicious moist crumb. Well there is also another reason why I am so stuck on this veggie, oh that gorgeous colour! You should have seen that stunning purple pink batter. I always hope that one fine day I would get that in a bake. But for now…