Have you heard of brookies? People in general love to make new words out of 2 existing words and Brookies are a delicious combination of 2 of the most popular munchies known to mankind: Brownies+Cookies=Brookies.. Now that’s an equation nobody will forget. These brookies in particular are absolutely divine! Crunchy yet chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie on top of a layer of Fudgy Dark Chocolate Brownie, all this topped with Nutella and drizzled with Dulce de leche- A mat(c)h made in heaven.. Read that sentence again, and tell me you are not drooling.. I dare you!
I love reading books. Have I ever mentioned it before? I used to be an avid reader but somehow in the course of time I have reduced my reading drastically. Not intentionally but it just happened. I had a dream yesterday about getting locked up in a library and I spent the rest of the dream- you guessed it right- Reading! Yes, you read it correctly, I DREAMT about reading! So, I’m gonna get back to my reading habit. I have atleast 6 novels in my shelf that I’m yet to even touch. Anyone willing to join me in this marathon, please do 😀 As I was browsing for more books to buy(!), I realized I never posted the pics for a cake I made 3 weeks back. So here we are.
As I might have mentioned in a couple of places, I am not very good at baking stuff that involves yeast. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy baking breads or other yeast delights. I very much wish to be good at it. So in the pursuit of achieving greatness (ahem!) in bread baking, I had joined Aparna’s We Knead To Bake group on FB quite a while back. But being who I am, managed not to get involved or put in efforts into baking the monthly bread to fulfill what i had actually joined the group for and became a silent spectator of all the different breads she would post every month. I did bake a couple of breads but didn’t write a post about it. So here is my first blog post for the WKTB group.
Hey all!! Hope you all remember this post if mine that I had submitted for Fondbites Bake Along‘s Bake It Perfect contest. Guess what? I got selected as the First Runner Up in the contest!! Yippeee!! Never expected to win it.. I’m sooo happy. It’s a lot of firsts for me- my first entry into a competition, first time I came up with my own flavor combos, first time I won a contest (well, almost 😀 ) and first attempt making an Entremet 🙂 For the Finals, each participant had to make an Entremet, with flavour combinations of our own. I’m so excited to have been a part of this!! A big thanks to Subhashini for all of this 🙂
Continue reading “Rose, Pistachio & Honey Entremet”
This cake was submitted in April 2015 for Fondbites Bake Along’s “Bake It Perfect” contest under the “Flavourful Cakes” categories. And I’m very happy to report that my entry was selected among the 12 finalists. I have submitted my entry for the finals. Will reveal that post soon after the results are announced …
So far my experience with inventing and doing new flavour combinations has been quite low. I do like to browse and save some unique recipes and unusual flavors especially in pinterest but haven’t really got down to baking all of them. I own quite a lot of books too. So, when I saw the contest post on Fondbites Bake Along group for “Flavorful Cakes” I decided then and there to participate and finally come up with my combination and make use of all those books and sources I have.
After a lot of thinking, going through my books, pins, bookmarks and saved recipes, I realized how wide the selection is!! I wanted to make something simple yet yummy and also something my family would enjoy. Finally zeroed in on 3 components from 3 different sources and put them together. Continue reading “Coconut Cake with Apricot-Citrus Custard Filling and Matcha SMBC”
Hi, I’m back with another fabulous recipe from our Bake Along group. For last week, Subhashini chose an Almond Streusel Cake adapted from one of Martha Stewart’s recipes. Wikipedia describes Streusel as “a crumbly topping of flour, butter, and sugar that is baked on top of muffins, breads, pies and cakes“. It is a wonderful addition to cakes and takes the taste and texture to a whole new level.
Although Subhashini has made the streusel with just almonds, I used a mix of Walnuts, Almonds and Pistachios. Walnuts are my most favourite ever, I can eat them all day 😀 So i had to include them..
Everyone is afraid of working with Yeast and I am no exception. But lately, I have embraced the fact that yeast is something I will have to get used to working with. As you get good dishes out of it, it will become easier because we are gaining confidence slowly but steadily and once we conquer the so called “Beast” there is no turning back, because bread baking is one of the most satisfying baking there is. All the hard-work we put into kneading, waiting and waiting for it to rise and when it does rise, oh what joy! I still have not conquered the art of working with Yeast but slowly learning and processing.