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Red Velvet Cake [ Egg-free, Whole  Wheat And No Artificial Colour]

Red Velvet Cake [ Egg-free, Whole Wheat And No Artificial Colour]

Kyu Ki Baby Ko BEET Pasand Hai !! Sounds cheesy I know but I somehow couldn’t stop myself from writing that. This cake got me super excited. The perfect colour, the right balance of sweet and tart, oh the crumb! To top it all an egg free, whole wheat version without any artificial colour. A couple of day’s back I happened to attend a meet, which focused on healthy baking. While chatting about colour doused red velvet cakes, I couldn’t help noticing the expression of a lady who absolutely loves red velvet cakes. This one is for you Madhuri. Here’s…

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…

Champorado/ Tsampurado Tart

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…

Barley Brownies

Barley Brownies

One of my baking buddies has been creating some amazing bakes with barley flour. Experimenting with alternative flours in cakes and bakes can be a real eye opener. When it comes to cakes most people seem to believe that using white flour, refined sugar, butter and eggs is the only way to go about it. A year back I thought on the same lines. But then Ovenderful happened and this amazing ‘Healthy Baking’ community has made me believe that nothing, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, is impossible when it comes to baking. Last night I decided on giving barley flour a go. We…

Gingerbread Cake

Gingerbread Cake

The holiday season and the winters do amazing thing to a baker’s mind. This is another recipe adapted from Arlene Kezwer’s book. Honestly i have become her fan. One thing what matters in baking is proportions and her’s are absolutely perfect in every single recipe. This is a ‘ winter cake’. I can

Whole Wheat Oats And Raisin Cookies

Whole Wheat Oats And Raisin Cookies

These cookies are loaded with goodness. The crunchiness of the oats goes perfectly well with the sweet chewy raisins. Added to that they are whole wheat. Totally healthy and filling. What more can you ask for? This is one cookie recipe that will always remain special for me. As a part of the ‘ bak

Whole Wheat Almond Brownies

Whole Wheat Almond Brownies

This was a ‘on the spur of the moment’ bake really. A friend of mine shared that it was National Brownie Day yesterday. Well, that was enough to get me started.Does anyone really need a reason to bake these delicious chocolaty nutty bites? I decided on a whole wheat version with almonds and dark cho

Baked Kodubale

Baked Kodubale

Kodubale is a famous spicy crisp deep fried snack from Karnataka. My love for baking and Indian flavours, made me try this baked version. Two of the main ingredients in the traditional kodubale are rice flour and gram flour. I decided to use beaten rice and roasted bengal gram to replace the same. B

Omum Biscuit/ Ajwain Savoury sticks

Omum Biscuit/ Ajwain Savoury sticks

If you are a regular to any old traditional bakery, you would definitely be familiar with this. My mom was visiting me today and i know this is one of her favorites. Crunchy, sweet, salty and full of flavour, a bite of it takes you back in time . A cup of my special ginger tea, these biscuits, mom a

Whole Wheat Chocofills

Whole Wheat Chocofills

Close your eyes and imagine biting into an ordinary looking cookie and finding your mouth filled with fudgy chocolate. Heavenly isn’t it?? My 8 year old had been requesting for a ‘dark fantasy’ kind of cookie and this is what i came up with.  You might sometimes wonder what to do with the last bit o